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50 mile ride

Discussion in 'Sportives' started by yoyo, 9 Apr 2008.

  1. yoyo

    yoyo Senior Member

    Completed a 50 mile ride today - my second of that distance. I went from near Thatcham to Marlborough using the K&A canal, Route 4 and the Grand Avenue through Savernake Forest. Took me 4hours and 40 minutes but I do believe in admiring the scenery and taking the odd photo to ensure MrYoyo believes me!
  2. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    Well done. Let's see the photos then! :biggrin:
  3. yoyo

    yoyo Senior Member

    Ok. Just need to remember how to upload piccies! I don't think I have been successful!
  4. Mortiroloboy

    Mortiroloboy New Member

    Hello YoYo! Looks like those training loops around West Woodhay and Woolton Hill did the trick :biggrin: that is a very good distance, especially as some of the towpath beyond Kintbury and through Hungerford Common is just a single track, or it was the last time I cycled along there. The potholes on the Grand Avenue are pretty impressive too, more like bomb craters!
    Well done you :biggrin: Now get your self down to Banjo's and buy a proper road bike and join us :becool:
  5. yoyo

    yoyo Senior Member

    Hi Mortiroloboy!

    Sorry to read of your misfortunes. I wish you a speedy recovery.

    Thanks for the congrats! The training loops did no trick - I had done a 50 mile and many 30 mile trips before that - I just don't ride fast! I came off the toepath at Hampstead/ Marsh Benham and used route 4 as I know the toepath after that is very bumpy. The potholes in the forest are large but not prohibitive on a good sturdy bike.

    Thanks for the invite to join the club. When I was out I was braking and free-wheeling on the flats and then had the wrong speeds for the hills. It is a club for speed and not a club for people interested in touring. Also, I object to being told that my bike is not 'proper' - it is one that suits me like a glove and I am hideously proud to own it.
  6. Mortiroloboy

    Mortiroloboy New Member

    I didn't mean to dis your Batavus:blush: Is that Mr YoYo on the back page of the NWN? with the Newbury Volley ball team!

    Feeling better every day, but Mrs Mortiroloboy wont let me out on my bike ;)
  7. yoyo

    yoyo Senior Member

    That's ok! You're forgiven. We don't get the NWN so I can't answer that one. Both of us are far too clumsy - I verge on the dyspraxic and he is not far off - to play any sport involving co-ordination. Rugby and running are the best anyone in our family can rise to!

    MrYoyo would probably wish that I was as obedient as you regarding getting out on my bike!
  8. Mortiroloboy

    Mortiroloboy New Member

    I dare not disobey, Mrs M has a very nasty temper when roused:ohmy: