Dave's Dales Tour...?

Discussion in 'Sportives' started by Amanda P, 4 May 2010.

  1. ... anyone here doing it next weekend?
     
  2. OP
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    Amanda P

    Amanda P Guru

    ... guess it's just me then. Don't blame me if you find I've eaten your cake.
     
  3. ColinJ

    ColinJ It's a puzzle ...

    This?

    It looks good but I won't be doing it (I'm busy) - have a good time!
     
  4. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

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    You'd be doing me a favour, my weight loss has plateaued (Sp?) a bit...

    Not me, still a bit far for me I think. Although I did want to have done a century by the end of May...

    Have a good time!
     
  5. OP
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    Amanda P

    Amanda P Guru

    Well, we did it. There were only about 20 others starting, and they all shot off while I was in the loo...

    Up until 11.30 it was great - we had the wind behind us, the sun was shining (some of the time anyway), and we caught up with the rest of the bunch at the first tea stop - although they were just leaving.

    And then we turned in to the wind. It was a howling gale over the moor tops and we struggled. We did manage to rescue two lapwing chicks that had managed to wriggle through a wall. It was only a matter of time until they got squashed by a car, and their parents were going nuts on the other side of the wall.

    The wind never let up and it became a long slog all the way back. But we finished. The time is another matter...

    My computer says 169 km - that's 105 miles!:biggrin::ohmy:
     
  6. ColinJ

    ColinJ It's a puzzle ...

    Good effort and I'm glad that I didn't do it - I'd still be riding now! :biggrin:
     
  7. MSeries

    MSeries New Member

    I was having a nightmare so packed and rode home from Grassington. Ijust couldn't face riding into the wind back to Richmond then back home again
     
  8. OP
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    Amanda P

    Amanda P Guru

    Were you the guy at the next table at the Yorkshire lass - from whom I had to steal the menu, the sugar, etc etc.?

    We considered packing up at Ripon - it might have been quicker to cycle home to York from there. Only we'd left the van at Richmond...
     
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    Amanda P

    Amanda P Guru

    The Yorkshire Lass was an unusual place in that, unlike most cafes, and ironically given its name, all the staff were in fact men.
     
  10. ColinJ

    ColinJ It's a puzzle ...

    Blimey, it's not like you to give up - it must have been really bad!
     
  11. MSeries

    MSeries New Member

    That was me Uncle Phil.

    ColinJ, I was feeling crap, the route was hilly, it was very windy but mostly it was me who was having a bad day. Only the second calendar event that I have packed.

    I forgot to add that I am just coming back from injury, I fractured my right ischium in early March and only been back on a bike for about 3 weeks so my fitness is not what it should be. There are other factors which contributed to my poor show on Saturday too though.
     
  12. ColinJ

    ColinJ It's a puzzle ...

    Ouch! Was that related to your injuries from your bad crash couple of years ago?
     
  13. MSeries

    MSeries New Member

    I had another crash in March, it's not known whether the recent fracture would have not happened had I not had that serious injury in 2007. It was on the same side. It's healing was probably impaired by my implants
     
  14. ColinJ

    ColinJ It's a puzzle ...

    Oh - I hope it heals well and you don't suffer any long-term problems from it.

    It's been a while since I had a bad crash. I had a few on my mountain bike and was lucky to get away with some of them.
     
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