friday afternoon ride, road.cc bristol section...

by Fringe   May 15, 2009  

i have a window in my busy(?!) schedule for a friday (22nd May) afternoon spin, anytime after 1.30 if anyone fancys joining me. Route? well obviously starting from here, Bristol and i suspect heading up to the old severn bridge, across to Tintern, with a quick loop round the hills and then back..60 odd miles. Pace? well not a pootle, but no chaingang either just steady. leave comment if interested and we can sort out a starting place. cheers.

19 user comments

Oldest firstNewest firstBest rated

Very, very, tempting…

Tony Farrelly's picture

posted by Tony Farrelly [4153 posts]
15th May 2009 - 12:40

1 Like

better make sure it's 62.15 miles, eh? that pistola needs a good run out...

Dave Atkinson's picture

posted by Dave Atkinson [7468 posts]
15th May 2009 - 13:09

1 Like

Count me in. Where and when shall I see you. Come on Tony, Im not sure ive actually seen you on a bike yet......

not all carbon is the same.

Jon Burrage's picture

posted by Jon Burrage [1081 posts]
15th May 2009 - 13:30

1 Like

how about we say the 'Nova Scotia' pub carpark? for now, if anyone else joins us (Tony?) we can re-arrange if that aint good for them, or for you if thats the case..

Fringe's picture

posted by Fringe [1083 posts]
15th May 2009 - 15:40

1 Like

That would appear to be bristol's first underwater pub, according to google:

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&cl...

Dave Atkinson's picture

posted by Dave Atkinson [7468 posts]
15th May 2009 - 15:45

1 Like

excellent!. the landlord seems to think its okay.. "Franco Del Naja has been the Landlord of the Nova Scotia since 1995 and has run many other pubs in the city. "Of all the pubs I have run, I have to say that the Nova has the best location" he says

Fringe's picture

posted by Fringe [1083 posts]
15th May 2009 - 15:53

1 Like

I hope Franco doesn't sleep with the fishes Plain Face

Spinning on a wheel

Hammy's picture

posted by Hammy [97 posts]
15th May 2009 - 16:00

1 Like

Will see you there. Got to go to bed now, early flight to milan tomorrow Big Grin

not all carbon is the same.

Jon Burrage's picture

posted by Jon Burrage [1081 posts]
15th May 2009 - 21:15

1 Like

I think I'm in, just need to check when we are likely to get back - Should I factor a coffee & cake stop into my calculations?

Skardy's picture

posted by Skardy [97 posts]
18th May 2009 - 19:47

1 Like

if we leave at 1.30, wander out to tintern and around and back in a 60ish mile loop, and stop for a slice of cake somewhere, we shouldn't be longer than five hours or so should we? depends on everyone's definition of 'steady', i guess, but jon, skardy and i are fairly well matched for pace, the pace being sort of mediumish Smile

I'm probably gonna drive over from bath and park up somewheres so you can blag a lift back with me skardy, if you want

you routefinding, fringe? i'll bring the twat-nav Smile

Dave Atkinson's picture

posted by Dave Atkinson [7468 posts]
18th May 2009 - 19:52

1 Like

Great stuff - definitely in!

Skardy's picture

posted by Skardy [97 posts]
18th May 2009 - 20:58

1 Like

Looking forward to this...weather forecast is looking ok too, lighter winds, drier (some showers but scattered), 16-17 degrees...hope it stays that way.

not all carbon is the same.

Jon Burrage's picture

posted by Jon Burrage [1081 posts]
19th May 2009 - 7:21

1 Like

So, 1:30 down by the bridge in hotwells? Should be fun.

not all carbon is the same.

Jon Burrage's picture

posted by Jon Burrage [1081 posts]
19th May 2009 - 14:42

1 Like

say the Nova S. carpark, which is next too the bridge. yep . 1.30pm.

p.s. if its raining im still going..although i draw the line at snow, unless im commuting.

Fringe's picture

posted by Fringe [1083 posts]
19th May 2009 - 14:47

1 Like

hey looks like weve got a right old party here, excellent! i have a route, although last time i did it from my house, south bristol it was only 57 miles..but i know a few roads we can factor in to make it longer..but if you bring the 'twattnav' there's another road/loop round tintern i havent done before but quite fancy . cake stop?..theres a shop selling Bara Brith if you like just outside Chepstow

Fringe's picture

posted by Fringe [1083 posts]
19th May 2009 - 14:48

1 Like

agreed. Will be there if it is wet or hopefully dry.

not all carbon is the same.

Jon Burrage's picture

posted by Jon Burrage [1081 posts]
19th May 2009 - 16:42

1 Like

it's all over before it's even started for me - been roped into helping a mate move house Crying

Have a great ride guys and hope the weather is fine.

Next time.........

Skardy's picture

posted by Skardy [97 posts]
20th May 2009 - 19:38

1 Like

You guys are killing me....

I'd love to join you, but Brissle is at least an hours drive, and on a school day afternoon too, it just aint gonna happen for me this time.

Hopefully I'll make the next one with a bit of notice, I'm often owed lieu time.

If any of you fancy a spin in the Chilterns, or maybe the Valleys of South Wales then maybe be able to meet up then too...

Complicating matters since 1965

DaSy's picture

posted by DaSy [649 posts]
20th May 2009 - 21:32

1 Like

don't worry Dasy we've got plenty more rides planned for this summer

Tony Farrelly's picture

posted by Tony Farrelly [4153 posts]
20th May 2009 - 21:36

0 Likes