first day of summer ,where did you go?

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by mitch, 10 Apr 2010.

  1. mitch

    mitch Active Member

    Location:
    witney oxon
    well first day in the summer gear and what a day ,75 miles around the cotswolds my local roads ,life doesnt get better than this .shame about all the potholes though ,its been a long winter!!!!!!
     
  2. Moodyman

    Moodyman Guru

    To work, in a car.

    I commute by bike normally, but on Thursday morning my chain started making grinding noises a few hundred metres from work.

    When I got to work and checked, it was a split (broken) link.

    Will be fixing it tomorrow and getting back on the bike. I was really miffed this morning as it the best day of the year, and I was driving.
     
  3. Cat

    Cat New Member

    Location:
    Essex
    I cycled from Romford to Rayleigh and back, about a 42 mile all round trip... didnt realise how strong the sun was and burnt my arms.. ;)

    All good tho when the sun is shinning and the white pins start to come out fro a bit of summerish sun tanning. :ohmy:
     
  4. Norm

    Norm Guest

    Went for a ride with The Smalls today, although had an unexpected bonus when Hotmetal called as we approached Windsor, so we arranged to meet up for a coffee... ok, we arranged to meet up for an ice-cream.

    We only covered about 12-13 miles, I guess, but it's the first "long" (all things are relative when you are 9 years old ;) ) ride that we've done together this year and fun was had by all.
     
  5. dan_bo

    dan_bo How much does it cost to Oldham?

    Location:
    Failsworth
    allotment for a few hours.
     
  6. Rob3rt

    Rob3rt Man or Moose!

    Location:
    Manchester
    50 miles round greater Manchester, my 1st 50 mile ride. Getting knocked of by a car 20 miles in kind of ruined it though. Made the distance though and that's what matters.
     
  7. Muddyfox

    Muddyfox Veteran

    Work this morning :biggrin:

    Grandaughters 3rd birthday party this afternoon :sun:

    And then back home to rotovate the allotment

    Simon
     
  8. jayonabike

    jayonabike Powered by caffeine & whisky

    Location:
    Hertfordshire
    Went to Evans in Hendon to get a few bits, the mrs wanted some cycling shorts, a water bottle and holder for her new bike. I wanted a new top, some ergonomic handlebar grips and my boy wanted some fingerless gloves and some lights. When we got home we all went out for a 15 mile ride, stopping halfway round for a coffee and a slice of carrot cake at a lovely little cafe in St.Albans park. Then after dinner i went out on another ride with a mate and we did another 12 miles or so.
     
  9. looe

    looe Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Looe, Cornwall
    I went from Looe to Torpoint and back (963 meter ascent)
     
  10. Bay Runner

    Bay Runner Senior Member

    Welsh National Pool for good swim this morning, enjoyed a bit of the sun in the garden this afternoon.

    Followed by two hours shut eye, then seven mile cycle down Clyne Valley around the Bay into work for nights.

    The best thing about working nights on a Saturday Night, is the Cycle home on Sunday Morning
     
  11. CamR

    CamR New Member

    70 miles around County Durham. I had my jacket and arm warmers/kneewarmers on for most of the ride because of the wind and cloud cover although I managed to get the jacket and armwarmers off for the last 10 miles.
     
  12. Garz

    Garz Squat Member

    Location:
    Down
    Done a ride from Bolton to Chesterfield (stayed overnight for a birthday party) approx 125 there and back. Great weather, has been a relief to ditch most of the winter wear and only worry about sweating/re-hydration!
     
  13. Salad Dodger

    Salad Dodger Veteran

    Location:
    Kent Coast
    Rode the Crab and Winkle trail from Canterbury to Whitstable (6 miles mostly off road).
    Light lunch and a good pot of tea in Whitstable.
    A walk around the harbour, and some time watching the sailing boats.
    Rode back along the Crab and Winkle trail - more hills on the return trip......

    Then went home and did some gardening, which we had been putting off for far too long.
     
  14. PaulSecteur

    PaulSecteur Specialized fanboy

    I did a 42 miler. From Walsall to Birmingham, to wolverhampton hen back to Walsall. Mainly on tow-paths.

    Note to self: Next time check that no-one has tied a barge to my seatpost.
     
  15. Debian

    Debian New Member

    Location:
    West Midlands
    Just a small bitchy point - it's only Spring. The first day of summer is 21st June.
     
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