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tiermat

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FNRtSR, The GOTH edition :) 2/11/2012
« on: April 30, 2012, 01:12:43 pm »
A ride out from York to Whitby, flat to start then it goes up a bit, down a bit, up a bit more then into Whitby.

I have done the last two of these, and greatly enjoyed them, obviously I shall be there again this year.

IIRC the NYM railway is running that weekend too, so a chance to ride the train back to Pickering is in the offing.

Running List:
Riding:
Tiermat
mcshroom
Deano
phanta
Kim
CrinklyUncle
loadsabikes
Mrs Miggins

Not Riding, but staying @ Whitby:
Barakta
Arch (+1, I'm not going to try and get the acronym correct :) )
CrinklyAuntie
2* CrinklyCubs

Possibly:
CrinklyLion
LG
MrCharly
Canardly
SFUN
Aidan
jogler

Deffo not Riding:


I feel like Captain Kirk, on a brand new planet every day, a little like King Kong on top of the Empire State

Kim

  • Timelord
Re: FNRtSR, The GOTH edition :)
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2012, 01:20:52 pm »
Absolutely up for a bit of goth-spotting.  And cycling, of course.  Preferably without the 45 minutes of standing around in a cloud waiting for the rest of the group to catch up take a shortcut to the café, though.
To ride the Windcheetah, first, you must embrace the cantilever...

Re: FNRtSR, The GOTH edition :) 2/11/2012
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2012, 01:23:34 pm »
I'm in. Which route into Whitby are we taking?

tiermat

  • According to Jane, I'm a Unisex SpaceAdmin
Re: FNRtSR, The GOTH edition :) 2/11/2012
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2012, 01:25:00 pm »
Shall we all agree on taking the route the slackers alternative thinkers took last time? It was nice, the climb was a bit less strenuous and much quieter, traffic wise.

Or would you prefer to go the way the front group went?
I feel like Captain Kirk, on a brand new planet every day, a little like King Kong on top of the Empire State

Re: FNRtSR, The GOTH edition :)
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2012, 01:26:44 pm »
Preferably without the 45 minutes of standing around in a cloud waiting for the rest of the group to catch up take a shortcut to the café, though.

Not all of us were standing around...



At least a passing motorist stopped to check if our mad Belgian audaxer was ok.

tiermat

  • According to Jane, I'm a Unisex SpaceAdmin
Re: FNRtSR, The GOTH edition :) 2/11/2012
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2012, 01:31:52 pm »
I forgot about that, maybe I should PM SFUN and ask him if he is up for this, again?
I feel like Captain Kirk, on a brand new planet every day, a little like King Kong on top of the Empire State

Kim

  • Timelord
Re: FNRtSR, The GOTH edition :) 2/11/2012
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2012, 01:43:38 pm »
I'm not fussed about which route we take, as long as we all agree on it in advance. :)

Avoiding a climb and main road seems likely to be popular.
To ride the Windcheetah, first, you must embrace the cantilever...

Re: FNRtSR, The GOTH edition :) 2/11/2012
« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2012, 01:45:34 pm »
Hmmm, half term again; worked nicely with family holiday in Danby in 2010.  Strokes chin, thinks...

mcshroom

  • Mushroom
Re: FNRtSR, The GOTH edition :) 2/11/2012
« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2012, 01:46:10 pm »
Yeah but what about that decent from the roundabout to the town centre :)

I'm in by the way - and also planning to ride back from Pickering assuming the trains are running and the weather isn't horrible. :)
Climbs like a sprinter, sprints like a climber!

Kim

  • Timelord
Re: FNRtSR, The GOTH edition :) 2/11/2012
« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2012, 02:08:39 pm »
Yeah but what about that decent from the roundabout to the town centre :)

Yeah, I must admit that I quite enjoyed that (and again in January with rower40, albeit on silly tyres), but I'm happy to leave it out if the popular vote is for the flatter route.
To ride the Windcheetah, first, you must embrace the cantilever...

CrinklyLion

  • The one with devious, cake-pushing ways....
Re: FNRtSR, The GOTH edition :) 2/11/2012
« Reply #10 on: April 30, 2012, 02:19:44 pm »
I can probably get the 'cottage' for the weekend if I book it now.  And have provisional outline agreement with CA that she could go on Friday to open up, taking a sufficiency of bedding and Essential Supplies, to meet us there on Saturday am.  And take the cubs, if it is a cubs weekend which I don't yet know, so that I can ride  :D

It's about £200 for the weekend, so eminently affordable if a few people want to stay 'til the Sunday and also if associated others who would like to join in the frivolities without riding (Mrs T? TLD? Arch? Alfred? Barakta?) want to stay Friday/Saturday. 

3 double bedrooms, 1 twin bedroom, 2 attic rooms with mattresses on the floor, one gigantic settee, and a couple of camp beds in cupboards.  With a bit of organisation about who goes where it could easily accommodate over a dozen people in comfort.  The addition of the odd thermarest/sleeping bag would mean plenty of room for extras.

Show of hands from those interested?

I'd vaguely thought it might be pleasant to ride over on Friday night, breakfast at Arbut's, doze and socialise in the house Saturday, Fish and Chips for tea on Saturday, then Sunday morning assuming there's one running catch the steam train back to Pickering and ride back from there....

mcshroom

  • Mushroom
Re: FNRtSR, The GOTH edition :) 2/11/2012
« Reply #11 on: April 30, 2012, 02:29:43 pm »
Timetable does suggest that there will be trains on Sunday (I don't know if that's kettle engined or diseasel) but there's no more info up for it yet.
Climbs like a sprinter, sprints like a climber!

Kim

  • Timelord
Re: FNRtSR, The GOTH edition :) 2/11/2012
« Reply #12 on: April 30, 2012, 02:37:48 pm »
I'd vaguely thought it might be pleasant to ride over on Friday night, breakfast at Arbut's, doze and socialise in the house Saturday, Fish and Chips for tea on Saturday, then Sunday morning assuming there's one running catch the steam train back to Pickering and ride back from there....

Sounds good to me.  I have a vote of enthusiasm from barakta, if there's a space in a car going over.  She's not going to be able that kind of cycling in time.
To ride the Windcheetah, first, you must embrace the cantilever...

CrinklyLion

  • The one with devious, cake-pushing ways....
Re: FNRtSR, The GOTH edition :) 2/11/2012
« Reply #13 on: April 30, 2012, 02:39:46 pm »
And I already have an outline agreement for a CrinklyTaxi service from York and back again for your good lady, should she wish it.  Plus she has the advantage that she can turn her ears off and ignore the racket the cubs make in the car if they are there :)

CrinklyLion

  • The one with devious, cake-pushing ways....
Re: FNRtSR, The GOTH edition :) 2/11/2012
« Reply #14 on: April 30, 2012, 05:18:50 pm »
Right, I have enquired about the 'cottage'.  It is possible that the family that own it may be using it themselves that weekend.  If they aren't, we have first dibs.  I'll know one way or another in a month or 2, which is still waaaaay ahead of when people need to make travel decisions if they want cheap advance train tickets.  Everyone happy with that for the mo?

jogler

  • mojo operandi
Re: FNRtSR, The GOTH edition :) 2/11/2012
« Reply #15 on: April 30, 2012, 10:57:31 pm »
I'd like to subject to RL issues

Re: FNRtSR, The GOTH edition :) 2/11/2012
« Reply #16 on: May 01, 2012, 06:46:08 am »
I'd like to subject to RL issues

Me too :thumbsup:

tiermat

  • According to Jane, I'm a Unisex SpaceAdmin
Re: FNRtSR, The GOTH edition :) 2/11/2012
« Reply #17 on: May 01, 2012, 06:46:53 am »
I'd like to subject to RL issues

Me too :thumbsup:

But you don't exist! Oh ok, maybe I should start a roll-call?
I feel like Captain Kirk, on a brand new planet every day, a little like King Kong on top of the Empire State

rower40

  • Not my boat. Now sold.
Re: FNRtSR, The GOTH edition :) 2/11/2012
« Reply #18 on: May 01, 2012, 07:04:54 am »
I'd like to subject to RL issues
It's the Goths that need subjecting to RL issues.
IGM (Black, heavy and knee-length) C.

Keeping an eye on this but committing to nothing for now.  What with it being the weekend before my burpday and all.
Be Naughty; save Santa a trip

tiermat

  • According to Jane, I'm a Unisex SpaceAdmin
Re: FNRtSR, The GOTH edition :) 2/11/2012
« Reply #19 on: May 01, 2012, 07:15:33 am »
Keeping an eye on this but committing to nothing for now.  What with it being the weekend before my burpday and all.

All the more reason to spend a night, sleep deprived, riding your bike over lumpy bits in North Yorkshire.

It's what I do, on or near my birthday (see the Saltburn ride)
I feel like Captain Kirk, on a brand new planet every day, a little like King Kong on top of the Empire State

Re: FNRtSR, The GOTH edition :) 2/11/2012
« Reply #20 on: May 01, 2012, 07:39:03 am »
I'd like to subject to RL issues

Me too :thumbsup:

But you don't exist! Oh ok, maybe I should start a roll-call?

Theres photo evidence now , you know ;D

Although it was remarked on Friday that I'd turned up but you weren't there.  ;D

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: FNRtSR, The GOTH edition :) 2/11/2012
« Reply #21 on: May 01, 2012, 10:53:06 am »
Butterfly has suggested we might think about this one.  I think that riding a Ti bike is going to her head ;D
Getting there...

tiermat

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Re: FNRtSR, The GOTH edition :) 2/11/2012
« Reply #22 on: May 01, 2012, 11:02:30 am »
Butterfly has suggested we might think about this one.  I think that riding a Ti bike is going to her head ;D

She does realise that, between Pickering and Whitby, the road has a tendency to go UPWARDS, doesn't she?
I feel like Captain Kirk, on a brand new planet every day, a little like King Kong on top of the Empire State

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: FNRtSR, The GOTH edition :) 2/11/2012
« Reply #23 on: May 01, 2012, 11:17:04 am »
Apparently this is no longer an issue, as the bike will float upwards naturally. :)
Getting there...

Re: FNRtSR, The GOTH edition :) 2/11/2012
« Reply #24 on: May 01, 2012, 11:21:45 am »
Butterfly has suggested we might think about this one.  I think that riding a Ti bike is going to her head ;D

She does realise that, between Pickering and Whitby, the road has a tendency to go UPWARDS, doesn't she?
Apart from a bit near Whitby (which is short), the upwards is comparatively gentle. Gentle enough that, in the dark, one can fool oneself into believing that it is flat really.

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