Commuter diaries - Chew Valley tour

by Flo K   June 29, 2009  

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Fantastic ride this evening through the Chew valley, around Chew Lake and through picturesque villages. 30 miles of undulating roads in baking conditions, fortunately I didn’t do my usual thing, which is head down and forget to drink; I hydrated well with a combination of Lucozade sport and water

I had to dodge masses of traffic on a short section of the A37 between country roads; people returning from Glastonbury.

I have been off the bike for a couple of weeks so this was great for getting some memory back in my legs before commuting again. My legs seemed pretty good despite not being in good shape, but that aside it was great to be out in the rolling hills.

My trusted 2004 Allez Elite with off the peg spec is still going strong, “touch wood” the only mechanical I have ever had in 5 years are flat tyres! Now that’s incredibly lucky because this bike has seen some serious miles! You have to ask the question, should I give it a major service or leave be? If it’s not broke……

Flo K
 

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I love cycling round there, the usual badtri route takes us down past clevedon, up cheddar gorge, down burrington combe, do a right and along the road toward the lakes...stunning on a nice day. Where are you based, should organise another road.cc mini outing.

not all carbon is the same.

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posted by Jon Burrage [1081 posts]
1st July 2009 - 13:08

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I am on the edge of Bristol, it would be great to meet up for a road.cc ride.

Flo K

posted by Flo K [178 posts]
5th July 2009 - 19:48

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lets sort somthing out then...Fringe, dave, tony, ollie?

not all carbon is the same.

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posted by Jon Burrage [1081 posts]
5th July 2009 - 21:09

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God I haven't been out that way in many a year ... may
have to tag along (if no one minds) :-]

still on the 3rd switch-back of Bwlch !

posted by therevokid [714 posts]
8th July 2009 - 8:38

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'scuse the double post - my www connection would appear
to be a little "flakey" !!

still on the 3rd switch-back of Bwlch !

posted by therevokid [714 posts]
8th July 2009 - 8:44

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All are welcome im sure, any ideas for routes/starting points?

not all carbon is the same.

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posted by Jon Burrage [1081 posts]
8th July 2009 - 8:56

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