Easter Achievements

by bikeboy76   April 1, 2013  

It has been a long weekend of course, cool but dry and sunny across most of the country. Yesterday we were given an extra hour of light in the evening and some quiet roads. So I set off to get plenty of miles in on a mini-tour of north Cheshire: 97.3km - Didsbury, Partington, Dunham Massey, Ashley, Plumley, Goostrey, Wilmslow, Didsbury.

It was definitely easier going west and south on the first half, but it was a deathly struggle getting home heading north east into the cold wind. I could see the snow on the peak district in the distance battering me with Siberian chills. I was quite hot in my winter tights and jacket at 4pm but by 6pm I was glad I had stuck with them.

I'd like to hear all about the your efforts on this last best weekend of the Winter, because it will get hotter, it will.

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Went out on the Sunday club run. 56 miles in 4 hours. Nice sunshine and it stayed dry but bitterly cold headwind on the way back which was most unpleasant. Just glad to be able to get out and the roads being clear of snow although there were one or two icy patches.

posted by SevenHills [143 posts]
1st April 2013 - 17:32

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Nice work, getting warmer but the wind is not so kind eh?

Managed a couple of outings, nothing special, blowing off the cobwebs with a 58.5 minute time trial with 3 laps of the ever lovely Richmond Park early on Saturday. Hate getting up at 5.30 a.m. but love being out on quiet roads.

Just got back from a few hill reps. Wouldn't call it pleasant but it's warm and hills are preferable to battling head winds like your good self. I'd prefer a freezing still day to a windy warm day.

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posted by sm [332 posts]
1st April 2013 - 17:32

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Rode the 259km Ronde Van Vlaanderen cyclo on saturday, amazing ride, brilliant to hit those cobbled climbs and experience a classic course like that.
Was really well run, police closing roads so cyclists could go through, friendly riders. people supporting on the side of the roads, great great experience, and would highly recommend to anyone to do.

posted by Jasonnz1 [23 posts]
1st April 2013 - 18:50

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I did my first metric century - 65 miles so 104km. Avg speed of 14.5mph

I was riding (for the first time) with guys who ride a lot faster than me and I have to admit that I was out of depth a bit. Luckily, they were good lads who looked after me and slowed the pace. Weather was rubbish though - cold and a head or side wind for the whole trip - it seemed to change direction as we did.

Good achievement though and I'm pleased to have done it; even if I can't move at the moment!

posted by djgorey [36 posts]
1st April 2013 - 19:51

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Firt club run in a while (been bringing up kids these last few years), a cool 50 miles but nice a sunny and good company too. Going to do a lot more in future I hope

posted by GREGJONES [111 posts]
1st April 2013 - 19:55

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A short (but steep in places) trip from Macclesfield to Buxton via the Cat and Fiddle (with a vicious head wind), down to Whaley Bridge and returning to Macclesfield via Saltersford. It was bitterly cold in the wind, but glorious out of it.

posted by ZabaZabaHey [14 posts]
1st April 2013 - 20:01

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Did 100 miles from Friday to Monday
29th 34miles - 2 hours
30th 52 3:20 (multiple wardrobe malfunctions - cheap gear always a mistake)
31st - chauffeur
1st - 16 miles : first half into a gale, 2nd half blown back - yeehaaa !
blooming marvellous .

To slo to live, to slo to die! ::-}

posted by OldnSlo [122 posts]
1st April 2013 - 20:53

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Sunday started rainy and terrible, due to some asthmatic issues I've largely avoided riding outside since the cold will put me out of action for around two weeks. The suncame out for an hour before dark, it was warm enough to ride in tights and arm warmers... It was fantastic, only got in 11m before it got dark, but that's the first ride since February for me. I'm still geeked about it.

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posted by badkneestom [127 posts]
2nd April 2013 - 4:17

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