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Hey folks from the Wirral

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by TarkusTank, 20 Mar 2017.

  1. TarkusTank

    TarkusTank Member

    Thanks for the welcome Shaun.
    I'm was a returning cyclist 12 months ago and have found the sportive bug. Rise Above last year. Etap Eryri this year main aims. Both 100 miles and a couple of shorter rides.
    I'm not a club member and not sure about joining one so if someone wants to try and persuade me ...
    Cheers
     
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  2. odav

    odav (':')

    :welcome: Hi from the posh side of the river!
     
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  3. raleighnut

    raleighnut Guru

    Location:
    On 3 Wheels
  4. XiShT

    XiShT On a budget...always.

    Location:
    Cambridge
    :welcome:
     
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  5. Mrs M

    Mrs M Veteran

    Location:
    Aberdeenshire
    Hello :welcome:
     
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  6. TarkusTank

    TarkusTank Member

    Thanks for the welcome peeps. Didn't manage to get out this weekend. Kitchen dismantling/moving this weekend. Kitchen fitting next weekend and camping at Easter so short evening rides only for the foreseeable I thInk. BTW Snodwon car parks at Pen y gwryd were heaving today but plenty of two wheelers out
     
  7. XiShT

    XiShT On a budget...always.

    Location:
    Cambridge
    Found this gem online on Facebook, so if you're still looking for a reason to join a cycling club this might be for you:

    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLG4vE1SRi0


    That said, I'm hardly a club member myself so can't vouch for joining a club personally, just thought that the video would be good food for thought (as it has been for me).
     
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  8. Lee_M

    Lee_M Über Member

    Location:
    Chester and Essex
    if you find the right club it's awesome, if you find the wrong one it's horrible. In the past Ive done both! It depends what you want, you have to find the right sort of club for your sort of riding.
     
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  9. TarkusTank

    TarkusTank Member

    I'm a bit slow on forums as well. Good video. Really positive. That said I do like to go at my own pace (slow up and fast down) and as a driver I hate bunches of cyclists spread across and along the road making overtaking difficult. When I do a sportive I get out of the groups as soon as I can. Maybe I'm just antisocial
     
  10. clockworksimon

    clockworksimon Active Member

    Location:
    Cheshire, England
    Bit slow on the old cycle chat front but a belated welcome from Chester. If you haven't, have a go at doing some loops in the Hope Mountain area. In range for an evening ride by driving out from the Wirral whilst it is light. Multiple killer climbs up 3 of its 4 sides, usually passed by as people ride on towards Worlds End, Horseshoe Pass etc.
     
  11. TarkusTank

    TarkusTank Member

    Coincidence. Not often I look at this site either. Thanks for the suggestion. Did the Rise Above sportive go near there last year? I did the 100 mile and there were some killers
     
  12. clockworksimon

    clockworksimon Active Member

    Location:
    Cheshire, England
    Rise above went to the side of Hope Mountain and onwards. Fine if you have all day but if just a few hours it's worth exploring. On the OS map there are lots of double arrow sections! I like it if you havent gathered by now!!