Author Topic: Summer Arrows - Call for a team member  (Read 1152 times)

Karla

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Summer Arrows - Call for a team member
« on: June 06, 2010, 08:47:12 pm »
Tim and I, who did the Arrows with iddu last year, have so far failed to convince our friends to ride 400km with us*.  That's where you come in.

Who wants to join an Arrows team?  Our plan is to ride Manchester-York via Gretna, up the A6 and down the LEL route to give us , or there's an [url=http://tinyurl.com/3a9lwdg]extended route if you're feeling fit.  Is anybody up for this?  Answers on a card asap please.



*believe me I've tried.  I've just spent a week trying to convince someone as we rode all the way across France.

Madcow

Re: Summer Arrows - Call for a team member
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2010, 08:36:21 pm »
What time are you leaving Manc and ETA York?

unik

Re: Summer Arrows - Call for a team member
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2010, 09:30:51 pm »
Hi! We are a bit flexible with the start time, but early afternoon-ish, probably between 1-3PM. The idea is to arrive in York 23-24 hours later.
We could possibly start in the evening but I believe you would need to convince Bunbury to miss out on the York naked bike ride...

Karla

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Re: Summer Arrows - Call for a team member
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2010, 09:43:10 pm »
I'm very convincable, the thought of riding without padded shorts after c250 miles is not appealing.

Panoramix

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Re: Summer Arrows - Call for a team member
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2010, 10:16:36 pm »
Our plan is to ride Manchester-York via Gretna, up the A6 and down the LEL route to give us , or there's an [url=http://tinyurl.com/3a9lwdg]extended route if you're feeling fit.  Is anybody up for this?  Answers on a card asap please.


Didn't they teach you at school that the shortest route is a straight line?

Karla

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Re: Summer Arrows - Call for a team member
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2010, 10:46:18 pm »
Unlike you, I didn't get the benefit of a French metric education.  Over here we still measure distance in miles and gears in inches, which has a strange effect when combined with audax kilometers.

Karla

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Re: Summer Arrows - Call for a team member
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2010, 09:56:23 pm »
Bump.  Other plans have come to naught.  Last call, anyone? 

Re: Summer Arrows - Call for a team member
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2010, 10:47:42 pm »
You haven't mentioned a date - is it for the York Cycle show?

unik

Re: Summer Arrows - Call for a team member
« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2010, 10:54:38 pm »
It is for the cycle show, so we'll be setting off Friday the 18th...

Panoramix

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Re: Summer Arrows - Call for a team member
« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2010, 11:07:15 pm »
Unlike you, I didn't get the benefit of a French metric education.  Over here we still measure distance in miles and gears in inches, which has a strange effect when combined with audax kilometers.


:D

Good luck Greg, I hope that you've enjoyed your expedition in the land of garlic lovers.