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Turbo Club - Meet Ups / Events

Discussion in 'Virtual Training: Bkool, Zwift, CycleOps & others' started by TurboTommy, 24 Sep 2017.

  1. TurboTommy

    TurboTommy Veteran

    Location:
    Camden, London
    Feel free to suggest a catchier title...

    Figured we could have one thread for all our planned or proposed meet ups. Stating the obvious but this isn't a closed shop! The more people involved the better and hopefully that includes guys from all the collective trainer threads and beyond! :hugs:

    So far next year we've got @bobinski's Pyrenees trip in late June. Which so far @berty bassett, @Breedon and myself have said yes to. With @CXRAndy a definite maybe and hopefully some more too.

    Also ridelondon. I'm not sure who's applied yet and obviously dependent on the ballot but why not try and get a few of us into it? Bit pricey admittedly but a great event in my opinion.

    @kipster made what I think is a very good suggestion. Rather than just entering organised rides, why not organise our own rides? That way not only can we try and pick a time that suits us all (hopefully). But also locations that mean people from further afield (Alaska :cold:, or even Scotland :cold::cold::cold:!) , might be more inclined to join the fun!

    It goes without saying though that the further south we go the more chance there is of sunshine, and less chance of getting attacked by a cave dweller! :bicycle:
     
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  2. Breedon

    Breedon Veteran

    Excellent idea Tommy let the thinking begin
     
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  3. kipster

    kipster Veteran

    Location:
    Hampshire
    My thinking is we pick a location / area. Take a look at the sportives that are in that area and steal the routes. Find a b&b / youth hostel close by and do a group booking. Most youth hostels do dinner (pre booked) and breakfasts. Most sportives offer a range of route distances, so as long as there is a split of people on each route then no one is left alone. As they wont be timed its another opportunity to ride together, much like the IoW which seemed to work well even though there are range of riders with different strengths.
     
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  4. rob01792

    rob01792 Über Member

    Location:
    swansea
    If u wanted the dragon ride ive covered most of it some of the guys ive cycled with done the 180 miler this year 1 of the guys i cycle with on a Saturday has done the 100 mile route a few times and most of the sportives around this area
     
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  5. gbrown

    gbrown Geoff on Bkool

    Location:
    South Somerset
    Bearing in mind how many west country cycle-chatters there are, something around Cheddar way could make sense?
     
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    TurboTommy

    TurboTommy Veteran

    Location:
    Camden, London
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  7. Whorty

    Whorty Yes, the doctor did sign off the TUE!

    Location:
    SW Wiltshire
    To include a climb up the gorge?!? Could make for an interesting ride :eek: We can all stop off at @bridgy 's house for lunch too .... I'm sure his better half won't mind :whistle:
     
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  8. kipster

    kipster Veteran

    Location:
    Hampshire
    Cheddar Gorge isn't that bad, there are plenty worse in that area, which I'm sure @bridgy knows well. When I did that area a few years ago I really struggled on the Old Bristol road, after a long day of lots of climbs it beat me, it just got in my head and I just stopped. A couple of guys from the club behind me gave me a 'pep' take as they passed which knocked me out of my self pity.
     
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  9. kipster

    kipster Veteran

    Location:
    Hampshire
    Just thinking out loud. If we could get our American contingent over we could perhaps fit in a few rides dotted around the place over the course of a week. perhaps the IoW again, then Cheddar, and maybe South Wales or something near Nottingham.

    It'll take some organising, but is achievable
     
  10. Randyberlin

    Randyberlin Über Member

    Location:
    Sitka, Alaska
    I would be up for anytime, anyplace if the Double Devil doesn't happen, as long as I've got plenty of time to get into shape. Although the pound keeps getting stronger. So as you seem to be able to control the weather maybe you could do something about it - but better wait until @Marino.g gets back from Chicago.
     
  11. Breedon

    Breedon Veteran

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  12. berty bassett

    berty bassett Veteran

    Location:
    I'boro
    only guessing but i would think it would be a fast one as there aint going to be many hills out there
     
  13. Randyberlin

    Randyberlin Über Member

    Location:
    Sitka, Alaska
    Also no fires. I just cut my already short ride even shorter. Riding into Medford (southern Oregon) as planned didn't look like a good option.
     

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  14. bobinski

    bobinski Guru

    Location:
    Tulse Hill
    Fast sounds good and would give me a chance to see if I can stay with you guys this time:okay:
     
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  15. bridgy

    bridgy Guru

    Location:
    Cheddar
    I'd be very happy to plan a cheddar based ride - a good route including Cheddar gorge, a bit of seaside and the Somerset levels and Glastonbury can easily be organised. I also know some good cafe /pub stops :whistle:. There's plenty of good bike riding around here (mountain biking too if anyone else likes a bit of that!)