Plans for the weekend?

by Denzil Dexter   May 22, 2009  

Not sure whether this should be in tea stop or the bike forum… my plans for what looks like it could be a really nice bank holiday weekend certainly include riding a bike.

What have the rest of you got in the offing?

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Probably try and detach myself from my laptop… speak to family, watch Giro, re-attach to laptop… ride bike (hopefully not attached to laptop, but poss even if).

Check first early potatoes, do some weeding… relax Smile

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posted by Tony Farrelly [4129 posts]
22nd May 2009 - 18:15

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Saturday brings my first ride of a new route I've named the Torture 80. It is an adaptation of Reading CC's Torture 40, but with an additional 40 miles to get to and from the route. It has a lot of evil climbs and manages around 2K metres of vertical gain, it's gonna hurt!

Sunday is shopping with missus DaSy and gardening etc.

Monday, I'm leading a group ride on an 85 mile loop, it should be torture, but of a different kind to Saturday, this lot are wildly un-disciplined riders with lots of ego's to contend with.

Complicating matters since 1965

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posted by DaSy [648 posts]
22nd May 2009 - 19:10

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monday i'm off to the forest of dean to pootle round with the kids in tow. since it's my good lady wife's birthday i may offer to run the seat *and* the trailer. or i may not Smile

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7207 posts]
22nd May 2009 - 20:10

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Sundays horse show cancelled, so might get in a few miles. Smile
Need to check veggie patch and need to cut two of the paddocks. Sad

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posted by DaveP [467 posts]
23rd May 2009 - 9:13

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...and this weekend?

It looks like being a stunner.

So.....

miles tonight.

London tomorrow for birthdays (missus and Sleepy.

miles and gardening Sunday.

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posted by jimmythecuckoo [1205 posts]
29th May 2009 - 11:51

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The club has BMX training on Sat and Sunday morning and I ahve to do at least one of those i reckon.

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posted by OldRidgeback [2107 posts]
29th May 2009 - 12:09

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May well go to bikeradar live to do a sportive...have one of my girlfriends friends birthdays tonight so we shall see how groggy I am feeling.
I will also go on a badtri training ride and perhaps a solo ride on monday...possibly 3 metrics this weekend Big Grin

not all carbon is the same.

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posted by Jon Burrage [1080 posts]
29th May 2009 - 13:00

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How many girlfriends have you got John?

OldRidgeback

posted by OldRidgeback [2107 posts]
29th May 2009 - 14:34

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I'm surprised he's got time for any

Spinning on a wheel

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posted by Hammy [97 posts]
29th May 2009 - 14:41

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that reads badly....a friend of my girlfriend.

not all carbon is the same.

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posted by Jon Burrage [1080 posts]
29th May 2009 - 14:41

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I'm hoping to hook up with Jack Thurston of the Bike Show and do actual bike riding

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posted by Tony Farrelly [4129 posts]
29th May 2009 - 14:46

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That's why the sun has gone in then Wink

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posted by jimmythecuckoo [1205 posts]
29th May 2009 - 15:41

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It's scorching here!

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posted by Tony Farrelly [4129 posts]
29th May 2009 - 16:27

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It's off to sunny Wales for me on Saturday. I have a plan to do 80+ miles up through the Beacons to climb the Black Mountain and then across to climb the Bwlch and Rhigos.

Sunday I think I'm gonna duck the group ride and head out on a solo ride, the group thing is hard work, more mechanicals, bonks and moaning than I can really deal with. I think I have been in the region of an hour slower over 80 miles with a group, and that's not how it's supposed to be!

I need to get quality miles in as my tour of the Grande Alps is looming large; less than 4 weeks to go before Graeme Obree serves me my @rse on a plate over the Galibier etc - not sure him announcing he is going for the hour record again bodes well for me, but as he is my hero, it'll be nice to see him in form.

Complicating matters since 1965

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posted by DaSy [648 posts]
29th May 2009 - 22:44

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