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Turbo Club - Meet Ups / Events

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

  1. Jim Brown

    Jim Brown now estranged partner of Bkool....

    Location:
    Loch Lomond
    Very very interesting.. :thumbsup::cheers:
     
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  2. CXRAndy

    CXRAndy Veteran

    Location:
    Lincs
    I'm not too far Randy from Peterborough. If you fancy a pint the night before Cambridge, let me know?
     
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  3. rob01792

    rob01792 Über Member

    Location:
    swansea
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  4. Randyberlin

    Randyberlin Über Member

    Location:
    Sitka, Alaska
    Great. I registered for the 95 mile route but if I can I may try the 120 with @Add. He is so much faster he could do the extra loop and still be ahead of me.
     
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  5. CXRAndy

    CXRAndy Veteran

    Location:
    Lincs
    Pacing Randy:okay:. I actually only decided at the food stop where you have to decide either 95 or 120. It's around mile 80 if I remember correctly. I was still feeling ok, plummed for the 120. Only at mile 110 did it really feel a mammoth task.
     
  6. Randyberlin

    Randyberlin Über Member

    Location:
    Sitka, Alaska
    I'll see you there. I'm booked for the 2nd and 3rd. Looking at the Melo Velo ride.
     
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  7. CXRAndy

    CXRAndy Veteran

    Location:
    Lincs
    No problem, let me know via this forum where your staying at the time I'll pop down:okay:
     
  8. Randyberlin

    Randyberlin Über Member

    Location:
    Sitka, Alaska
    I am staying at the Days inn. I'll be riding from Cardiff. Maybe Gloucester the first night then Northampton the second night getting into Peterbough the 3rd day. I hope to get there in time to see @LBHIFI race.

    I bought round trip to Cardiff so I can fly home after the double devil.
     
  9. rob01792

    rob01792 Über Member

    Location:
    swansea
    bloody hell u got some mileage there hope u got some legs left for the double d
     
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  10. berty bassett

    berty bassett Veteran

    Location:
    I'boro
    Nearer the time if you want company on the Northampton Peterborough leg I could tag along as I live close by
    If not then I could always give you a gps file to get you on the quieter road s if you want
     
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  11. Randyberlin

    Randyberlin Über Member

    Location:
    Sitka, Alaska
    Yeah. I saw your area is on the way. It would be great if I could ride with you. Any advice on routes or more importantly food would be welcomed. On my last ride in Washington a bakery had polenta cakes. Evidently a british thing.
    Spending a lot of time in the Sustrans site. After Peterborough i think I'll head north. Into @Goldwolfie area. I think @Soarerv8 is up that way also. That ride you did in Scotland last year looked great. I wouldn't do the huge days you did. Are there places to stay in shorter distances?
     
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  12. Randyberlin

    Randyberlin Über Member

    Location:
    Sitka, Alaska
    The idea is by the time I get back to Wales I'll be in better shape. Are you planning on the 120 mile route?
     
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  13. CXRAndy

    CXRAndy Veteran

    Location:
    Lincs
    Soarer lives about 10 miles from my home. If I can we'll do a little ride if you pass up from Peterborough
     
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  14. berty bassett

    berty bassett Veteran

    Location:
    I'boro
    if your talking about the northcoast 500 there are a few places bed and breakfast - a bit dear some of them - stayed in 4 and would give you the name of 3 ( one of them wasn't much cop ) i would book in advance though
    one along the top ( near tounge ) had a sauna in the room and was well worth it - might have to ask for that room
    there was a pub in the middle of nowhere that did rooms and was a perfect place to end a hard day
    and a place near latherton called forse of nature that was cheap and run by youngsters
    anything i can do to help i will - i don't go to city centres and skirt round them but i do know that if you stay on the right side of england from peterborough you miss all hills till you nearly get to the humber bridge
    i did do a ride from home to john ogroats where i stayed pocklington ,long town ,perth ,dingwall and mey - you could have them gpxs and tweak to your needs as i blundered through edingburgh and further up i was dobbing on and off the old a9 what runs next to the new one but is rundown in places
    oh and if you were on about the nc500 - dont forget there is a effing big hill near applecross that needs fresh legs and then its hills for 3 days from then on
    also if you go pass durness could you look out for the bit of skin that used to cover my elbow
     
    Last edited: 24 Jan 2018
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  15. rob01792

    rob01792 Über Member

    Location:
    swansea
    last year I done the 95, I think this years nearer 130 I probably do the 95 but ill see how my cycling goes nearer the time
    when I had finished had some pasta jumped in my car started my journey home bout 5 mins in I seen andy and the look of him as put me off doing the 120/130 route but what an awesome effort by andy and I think most of it he was solo
     
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