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apologies (again) for cut/paste from singletrack forum.

as i have no family (don't celebrate christmas either bah humbug e.t.c  3 i am going to take advantage of the quiet roads on xmas day (and go for a nice road ride  4 to avebury/marlbrough/pewsey then back to devizes. EVEN IF IT RAINS!  14

anyone else riding on crimbo day?

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trikeman [309 posts] 3 years ago
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I hope to get out, before the crimbo lunch preperations.... that way I am out of the 'dragons' way as it will be like the muppet show in the kitchen and the last person she would want in there would be me....
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I have a great excuse too - 'just working up an appitite my dear' and off to go.

I too am hoping the roads will be a little quieter - though keep away from the 'two for one' christmas luch specials pubs - they will be manic.

Good luck on yours - just the Somerset (not so) levels for me, that's if the waters disperse.

Regards,

Trikeman.  3

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SideBurn [890 posts] 3 years ago
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Spare a thought for the people (like me) slaving away for the Queen's shilling. Will be cycling to work as usual...

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Raleigh [1665 posts] 3 years ago
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I'm going to have to summon up legendary amounts of #5 to go out at all next week - 20mm of rain everyday and 40kt wind.

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darth989 [27 posts] 3 years ago
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Definatley going out on xmas, been smashing 7 days a week since the start on november now, lookng forward to getting out for a ride of ony discription.

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bikecellar [268 posts] 3 years ago
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Me and WOR LASS always have xmas dinner on the evening of xmas eve so leaving xmas day free as it were, we have gone out on the tandem on xmas day but finding somewhere for a coffee is difficult so took a flask, but now that I have retired we can go out most anytime we are not on childminding duty so this year perhaps a walk for some fresh air in the afternoon.

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Forester [115 posts] 3 years ago
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Yup, empty nest this year so a walk out to Hurst Castle to please wife, then a quick blast round the rather bizarre Strava sections in the area.

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Squiggle [403 posts] 3 years ago
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I'll be turbo training because I'm stuck on a boat. Hoping Rapha will let me off on the no trainer rides in the Festive 500.  39

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Hypoglycaemic [20 posts] 3 years ago
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Yes I hope to get out for a couple of hours on the quieter roads. The Surrey Hills beckon and I doubt I'll be the only one out on the bike! Rain rain go away .........

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badback [302 posts] 3 years ago
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I'd love to but I think the management will say otherwise. Oh wasn't life more simple when I lived on my own.....

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Giant Rob [59 posts] 3 years ago
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Defiantly not Xmas day. The wife won't let me! We have family round and young kids so Santa is more important! Hopefully out for a spin on Boxing Day as the roads are good. Also gets me ready for another lunch!

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The Acai [12 posts] 3 years ago
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Rain or shine I'll be out. Thinking that Crimbo might be the best day to attack the snake pass  39

This is my first ever post, go easy  1

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mandy [94 posts] 3 years ago
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I finish my shift @ 3 tomorow, then its out on the bike,its the one day of the year and the lanes are mine,cant wait  1

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Giant Rob [59 posts] 3 years ago
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Snake Pass !! Now I must go out on Boxing Day! Happy Christmas!

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Mat Brett [613 posts] 3 years ago
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I'll do 1hr or 1:30 in the morning - just enough to stop me going nuts in the afternoon.

Do you go up Hackpen Hill, racefaceec90? Love that road from Broad Hinton to Marlborough.

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bfslxo [144 posts] 3 years ago
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 20 ride on christmas - yeah right!

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bike_food [168 posts] 3 years ago
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I'll be out for an early one round your way OP.
Melksham -> Lacock -> Devizes -> Seend -> Bradford on Avon

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road slapper [87 posts] 3 years ago
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No such luck.... Been out this morning though, quite entertaining riding through rivers on the roads.

Tis the season to be jolly, even the majority of car, lorry, bus drivers were being friendly and screwing the nut by not screaming through the puddles / floods  3

Have a good Christmas everyone, whatever you get up to!

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pdows47 [101 posts] 3 years ago
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I'm getting new pedals, so I've got to go try them out  10 A nice few miles round the Cheshire lanes, work up an appetite for christmas dinner, and all the obligatory drinking that goes with...  10

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Edgeley [318 posts] 3 years ago
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No. I have flu. Therefore I need to take it out on my family. Sniffle.

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racefaceec90 [33 posts] 3 years ago
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quote "Do you go up Hackpen Hill?" quote

if you mean the hill at pewsey vale,i have yet to cycle up/down it on my road bike (but i will  3

tomorrow looks like it's going to be heavy rain  14 when is this weather going to stop  2 it's been tipping it down outside this morning  2

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SideBurn [890 posts] 3 years ago
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The Acai wrote:

Rain or shine I'll be out. Thinking that Crimbo might be the best day to attack the snake pass  39

This is my first ever post, go easy  1

Go easy? Don't we always? Unless you want to start a 'Lance is innocent' campaign you should be quite safe  4

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Raleigh [1665 posts] 3 years ago
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Eurgh. Today was pretty awful.

Terrible drivers, pissing with rain, and a BLOCK headwind for half the ride.

HOPE ITS LIKE THIS TOMORROW AND SUBSEQUENT DAYS

(Rapha Festive 500)  4

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dave atkinson [6204 posts] 3 years ago
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boxing day bimble for me, a couple of hours south of bath until the pubs open then a pint and home. anyone welcome  1

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Gkam84 [9084 posts] 3 years ago
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I am now spending the festive period on my own some, so I shall be riding tomorrow  4

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Pitstone Peddler [104 posts] 3 years ago
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Boxing Day bimble for me too. Apparently the Chairman is bringing a bottle of port.

The weather will be perfect  3

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AWPeleton [3277 posts] 3 years ago
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No chance for me, 2 kids aged 9 and 12 stop that from happening. Now Boxing day is another matter, Santa has been so the kids revert back to the normal  4

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Bedfordshire Clanger [344 posts] 3 years ago
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Raleigh wrote:

Eurgh. Today was pretty awful.

Terrible drivers, pissing with rain, and a BLOCK headwind for half the ride.

HOPE ITS LIKE THIS TOMORROW AND SUBSEQUENT DAYS

(Rapha Festive 500)  4

#9 - you love it!

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Raleigh [1665 posts] 3 years ago
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#9 is a way of life.

I don't know if anyone else is in Suffolk, but I'm sure that they will back me up on the 160kt+ wind, 6000mm of rain and the heavy blanketing of snow that we saw today,  19

In my opinion, Fair Weather cycling is... unagreeable.

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nickobec [246 posts] 3 years ago
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Yes, learning to ride xmas pressie to self, TT bike.

Still have to get it done before it warms up, 39C forecast for today.

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notfastenough [3673 posts] 3 years ago
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@nickobec Yeah rub it in why don't you?!  4

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