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Norfolk Ride

Discussion in 'CycleChat and Recreational Rides' started by bottlemsher, 2 Jan 2008.

  1. bottlemsher

    bottlemsher Senior Member

    09-03-2008

    30-35 miles ish(may be more if good weather)

    Hi All
    Starting at 10:00am at Mike Burrows Rackheath workshop
    (look here
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    A gentle ride will take place,thru beautiful Norfolk countryside on lovely quiet lanes.After peeking thru the leafless hedges of posh houses a Cafe break will take place.More miles will then be ridden(more than 5) a
    Public House will be invaded by the minions of the darkside and upwrong folk for an intake of sustenance.
    A gentle ride back to Rackheath will follow for a look around Mike's workshop.

    Any shape of bike and rider welcome

    Let me know if you are interested

    cheers
    Bottlemsher
     
  2. wafflycat

    wafflycat New Member

    Location:
    middle of Norfolk
    OOOOH! The calendar may be free that day. In which case, I may turn up. Not sure if I'll be on the 'bent or an upwrong though. Probably the upwrong as I'll have to bring a steed over in me motor most likely. I don't suppose you know the route planned at this stage?
     
  3. OP
    OP
    bottlemsher

    bottlemsher Senior Member

    Hi People
    The ride is still on
    So far there are 20 plus names down for this ride
    Any ability and shape of bike welcome
    So come along and have some fun

    cheers
    Bottlemsher
     
  4. wafflycat

    wafflycat New Member

    Location:
    middle of Norfolk
    I'm hoping to get along. But it may be a last minute thing, as I've got to get the offspring back to university that day, as he'll have been at home the previous day (owing to a time trial). If I do get along, it's likley to be sur upwrong as opposed to being sur 'bent.

    Edit: to show I'm really a good girl, I was sur 'bent this morning. Honest. Really. 'Twas fun too

    Edit again: have mentioned it to the offspring. If he can get his uni coursework load down enough, he's interested in doing the ride too.
     
  5. TheDoctor

    TheDoctor Man-Machine Staff Member

    Location:
    Stevenage
    O0h - looks good. I'll get along if I can. Won't be on a 'bent as I don't have one.
     
  6. Will1985

    Will1985 Über Member

    Location:
    South Norfolk
    Well the ride is mentioned in the EDP this morning, so perhaps I'll have to see about coming along...don't have a bent and probably can't afford one either. If I do get there, I'll have to have the CycleChat jersey on!
     
  7. OP
    OP
    bottlemsher

    bottlemsher Senior Member

    Hi Doctor and Will
    I'm sure i can get you a try out on
    several different types of recumbent if you
    would like to try

    cheers
    Bottlemsher
     
  8. wafflycat

    wafflycat New Member

    Location:
    middle of Norfolk
    I shall be most likely upon Gino, my now somewhat battered Bianchi San Remo tourer. The 'bent is a b*gg*r to get in the car and as I'm slower on the 'bent than on the upwrong ('cos Mr Norbert Frosty is not exactly a lightweight), I'll be sur upwrong. I'm hoping that Mr Wafflycat can make it and perhaps Wafflycat Minor too. Vertainly if the men of the household accompany me, we'll all be sur upwrongs of assorted types.
     
  9. wafflycat

    wafflycat New Member

    Location:
    middle of Norfolk
    I'm confused.

    EDP today says:-

    "Also on Sunday there is an opportunity to combine a visit to the workshop of bike designer Mike Burrows with a social ride. The start is from the Heartsease roundabout on the Norwich ring road at 9.30am."

    See EDP here

    This is different to what Bottlemsher says above.

    Can someone let me in on what actually is happening, please! :angry::wacko:
     
  10. OP
    OP
    bottlemsher

    bottlemsher Senior Member

    There are 2 start points
    9:30am Heartsease Roundabout
    10:00am Mike Burrows Workshop Rackheath

    Both rides will then meet up at Rackheath
    a few pics will be taken then we will get on our
    way and we will have our own little Critical Mass
     
  11. Will1985

    Will1985 Über Member

    Location:
    South Norfolk
    A Sunday Critical Mass? A novel idea, even more so out of the city! We might hold up a few people in their 4x4s off to North Norfolk for the day :angry:
     
  12. TheDoctor

    TheDoctor Man-Machine Staff Member

    Location:
    Stevenage

    Ooh ooh:biggrin:! Very tempted by the idea of this, thank you!:angry:

    OK, where and when? I'll be wearing SPD shoes if that has a bearing.
     
  13. Will1985

    Will1985 Über Member

    Location:
    South Norfolk
    Unless it is a trike, I think I'll be sticking to trainers to start with!
     
  14. Will1985

    Will1985 Über Member

    Location:
    South Norfolk
    Get your waterproofs ready chaps - if the weather remains rainy they'll be needed!
     
  15. wafflycat

    wafflycat New Member

    Location:
    middle of Norfolk
    I'll be the one with the most retina-burning fluorescent orange waterproof jacket ever seen...