Anyone actually riding a bike this weekend

by Tony Farrelly   April 9, 2009  

Okay, we've got potato planting, shed painting, cherry tree chopping… any bike riding going on?

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You are. at least on monday when you have to drag your sorry arse round the Cotswold Spring Classic with me.

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7677 posts]
9th April 2009 - 17:10

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apart from you and me… and I haven't sorted a bike out yet. Don't think the Cotswolds are natural singlespeed territory

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posted by Tony Farrelly [4177 posts]
9th April 2009 - 17:37

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I plan on a metric or possibly an imperial century tomorrow (Sat) and maybe another (metric) on Sunday, then maybe some sort of recovery ride on Monday...

Hopefully the weather will hold out enough to make that a possibility. Also about to do a quick hour on the rollers just to stretch my legs out before popping my cherry (tree).

Complicating matters since 1965

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posted by DaSy [670 posts]
10th April 2009 - 7:48

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I will be doing a metric with badtri tomorrow, looking forward to it. then a riverside path ride by the avon on sunday.

not all carbon is the same.

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posted by Jon Burrage [1081 posts]
10th April 2009 - 11:24

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Been putting a patio down for the last week still not finished Angry hoping to get out on some trails over the Chase, my road bike is still in bits Crying

All the gear but no idea

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posted by matrs [60 posts]
11th April 2009 - 9:35

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i've got all-sorts of family-related meals to attend, so i'll probably end the easter weekend about half a stone heavier than when i started... plus easter eggs will be on spesh next week. gah! Angry Angry

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posted by purplecup [232 posts]
11th April 2009 - 10:37

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just got back from a 110km ride with badtri around the flats south of bristol and then into the mendips...lovely day for a ride.

not all carbon is the same.

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posted by Jon Burrage [1081 posts]
11th April 2009 - 14:17

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did a quick 55k this morning. had good legs and tho windy the weather wasnt too bad. So good times. No other rides planned for the weekend though.

j

posted by miffed [167 posts]
11th April 2009 - 15:41

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Today was a wash out, it's rained all day and I have been on house repair duties. That's the century out of the window!

I'm hoping for better weather and no more electrical emergencies in the house tomorrow, maybe I'll get to have a descent ride in the morning...

Complicating matters since 1965

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posted by DaSy [670 posts]
11th April 2009 - 18:24

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I had a pootle down to Brighton from London on my single speed for some fish and chips. Which was nice.

It's not just about the size of your cog.

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posted by TRs Blurb n Blog [270 posts]
12th April 2009 - 10:55

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That does sound nice - how long did it take, and what gear were you pushing?

Don't suppose your rode back too? Surprise

On a bike somewhere…

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posted by thebikeboy [138 posts]
12th April 2009 - 11:57

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Its time!!!!! Surprise Surprise Surprise Surprise Shed can wait, I am sick of the turbo this weekend.

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posted by jimmythecuckoo [1323 posts]
13th April 2009 - 8:45

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42 x 16t and a very relaxing 3 1/2 hours door to door. Got the Train back because we didn't leave until mid afternoon. I've never actually cycled from Brighton back to London the climbs must be longer but less steep which would suit my single gear. I think I might give it a go next weekend?

It's not just about the size of your cog.

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posted by TRs Blurb n Blog [270 posts]
13th April 2009 - 17:50

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Bank holiday over, patio finished at last, no riding done Angry feeling rather fat after eating far too many eggs.

All the gear but no idea

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posted by matrs [60 posts]
13th April 2009 - 20:04

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cotswold spring classic was good, it eases you in for about 30km before the sawtooth profile kicks in. no long climbs but they're all really steep, didn't use the granny much but i was glad i had it on one of the climbs Smile

after that, a flattish run in for the last 30km. sort of a game of three halves.

the real test is on thurs this week though: 126 miles, a two pointer Devil Devil not sure i'll make it to the end though...

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7677 posts]
13th April 2009 - 20:41

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oh, and we got a smarties easter egg in our goody bags B)

that got consumed pretty quickly. the recovery drink didn't Smile

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7677 posts]
13th April 2009 - 20:42

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I'm saving my egg. Well, the bit I haven't eaten.

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posted by Tony Farrelly [4177 posts]
13th April 2009 - 20:54

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Went up Tissington and High peak trails fro a metric century. Felt heavy legged though:-(

Amazed how many cyclists were out maybe in many cases first ride of the year - all over the trail they were. But I see it as a positive that pople were out on bikes. Would have gone on road but roads were wet and best bike would have got dirty!

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posted by Blackhound [458 posts]
13th April 2009 - 21:39

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The weather permitted and the house didn't explode today so I actually managed to get out and cycle!

A nice 70+ miles taking in a hill I've never ridden before around my way. It was really quite a decent climb and one I'll be visiting again.

I'm hatching a cunning plan to ride the Beacons again next weekend, the missus is bound to be wise to it, she just lets me believe I'm getting away with stuff...

Complicating matters since 1965

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posted by DaSy [670 posts]
14th April 2009 - 9:11

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Whats happening on thursday...just a ride or is it an event?

not all carbon is the same.

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posted by Jon Burrage [1081 posts]
14th April 2009 - 11:12

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On Sunday I did 275 miles, though that was on my motorbike from Dumfries back to home.

Did 55 miles yesterday, from home over to the Malvern Hills (to a pub for lunch) then home via Worcester for a cup of tea, and an accidental bit of gardening in my road shoes...

Was forced into a 2 mile stretch of tow path, though my aksiums dont look out of shape today which is a relief.

New headset bearing going in later, and also need to sort a gremlin in the front mech - somtimes the chain doesnt move across far enough to sit on the lower chain ring, usually at the worst possible time when going up hills. Rather annoying. Still, it didnt ruin what was a splendid day.

The Man In Black.

posted by gandberg [215 posts]
14th April 2009 - 12:46

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