FNRttC Southend Ride Friday 23rd March 2018

Discussion in 'CycleChat and Recreational Rides' started by AKA Bob, 2 Mar 2018.

  1. StuAff

    StuAff Silencing his legs regularly

    Location:
    Portsmouth
    A bump…email says 52 are signed up so far, exactly 50% newcomers. Which is nice.

    Have started charging the batteries…spare sets done today. Just three sets of four AAs & four AAAs…
     
  2. Trickedem

    Trickedem Veteran

    Location:
    Kent
    I'm flying into Heathrow on Friday night and may not get home till late. So I'm only a possible.
     
  3. StuAff

    StuAff Silencing his legs regularly

    Location:
    Portsmouth
    There's always the option to join us for breakfast....
     
  4. rb58

    rb58 Enigma

    Location:
    Bexley, Kent
    Sitting here eating my breakfast at the Waterfront in Whitstable and I can see Southend. They’re ready for us :-)

    The early weather forecast suggests it might be mildly damp, with temperatures above freezing. No frozen water bottles this year!
     
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  5. Salty seadog

    Salty seadog Space Cadet...(3rd Class...)


    I'm about to ride over there. Never been to the waterfront but ridden past a few times.
     
  6. rb58

    rb58 Enigma

    Location:
    Bexley, Kent
    Dammit Dan. We could have met up. I’m half way back now.
     
  7. Salty seadog

    Salty seadog Space Cadet...(3rd Class...)

    Would have been good to meet up Ross, I'm in the waterfront now having a coffee. Gonna head east along the coast to Margate then to Sandwich. You must be on for the ton today.
     
  8. rb58

    rb58 Enigma

    Location:
    Bexley, Kent
    Gentleman of Leisure, that's me. Just don't ask about the headwind :ohmy:
     
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  9. rb58

    rb58 Enigma

    Location:
    Bexley, Kent
    Yep. 105 of your Great British Miles today.
     
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  10. StuAff

    StuAff Silencing his legs regularly

    Location:
    Portsmouth
    24 hours to go.....
    Batteries charged. Kit waiting in the locker at work. Final bike checks, food shopping, and getting the rail tickets tomorrow morning. And tomorrow night, fingers crossed I can get the 9.38...
    Will not, repeat, not be joining the SMRBtH. Makes the day a bit too long, particularly if Titus' prediction of 8.30 arrival in Saarfend proves accurate.
     
  11. Trickedem

    Trickedem Veteran

    Location:
    Kent
    [QUOTE 5190133, member: 21629"]Has anybody got/know traffic-free/low-traffic route from Gravesend to Ashford? Preferably avoiding crossing Medway or Maidstone.[/QUOTE]
    I can plot you a route that goes via the Medway Motorway Bridge cyclelane then along the Pilgrims way. It's generally low traffic, are you catching the ferry to Gravesend?
     
  12. Trickedem

    Trickedem Veteran

    Location:
    Kent
    https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27073438
    This is the route I would take. It is not entirely traffic free, but is generally ok.
    Tricky bits are: leaving Gravesend, climbing Sundridge Hill just before you cross the motorway Bridge and getting to the other side of Bluebell Hill(there is a tunnel)
     
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  13. Salty seadog

    Salty seadog Space Cadet...(3rd Class...)

    Do either of you have a gpx off such file to download for map my ride?
     
  14. RoubaixCube

    RoubaixCube ~Tribanese~

    Location:
    London, UK
    @AKA Bob

    Looking at the forecast, unfortunately I will be bowing out of the this ride due to the rain around 1am onwards. The forecast on the run up to the ride earlier in the week did clear up but now it seems to have gone too far south for my taste.

    Unless the forecast changes before 8pm. I'll be sitting this one out
     
    Last edited: 23 Mar 2018
  15. J1888

    J1888 Über Member

    Hmm. Does look a bit wet, but not cold...
     
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