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Discussion in 'Recumbents, Trikes and HPVs' started by cookie32, 30 Jan 2015.

  1. OP
    OP
    cookie32

    cookie32 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Mildenhall
    Lights out and away we go!
    Back to the same ole bad habits, we're off again this Sunday.
    Show time will be 0830 for a 0900 push off.
    I've been informed by Brian there is ample free parking at the starting point listed on the ride directions.
    Our mid ride stop appears to be Saffron Bicicletta con cafe, a place most of us have beentaling about riding to for quite a while. Nice choice there Brian.
    https://www.biciclettavelo.com/
    Lights out and away we go!
    Back to the same ole bad habits, we're off again this Sunday.
    Show time will be 0830 for a 0900 push off.
    I've been informed by Brian there is ample free parking at the starting point listed on the ride directions.
    Our mid ride stop appears to be Saffron Bicicletta con cafe, a place most of us have beentaling about riding to for quite a while. Nice choice there Brian.
    https://www.biciclettavelo.com/
    Meeting point will be inside 'the Royston' - a Wyevale Garden Centre. This is on the outskirts of Melbourn village, entrance is off Cambridge Road - opposite Wrights Mower centre. Once inside the garden centre look for the garden centre cafe . Postcode is SG8 6RA

    As always all are welcome and please feel free to contact me for any question or concerns. There may be a few minor changes in route on the day but that will be down to our ride host Brian. Hope to see you all there.

    https://goo.gl/maps/wGRMTXWF6kr

    Will
    As always all are welcome and please feel free to contact me for any question or concerns. There may be a few minor changes in route on the day but that will be down to our ride host Brian. Hope to see you all there.

    https://goo.gl/maps/wGRMTXWF6kr

    Will
     
    Last edited: 2 Oct 2017
  2. OP
    OP
    cookie32

    cookie32 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Mildenhall
    Parking update:

    The cafe - not open until 10:30am
    Car parking - this will have to be nearby (100 meters) at Dunsbridge Turnpike outside the Green Man pub

    All other details remain the same to avoid confusing people - we can still meet outside the gates of the Wayvale garden centre with our bikes and at the same time i.e. 8:30 for 9:00am depart.

    Sorry for not checking the Garden centre cafe opening times before.
     
  3. OP
    OP
    cookie32

    cookie32 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Mildenhall
    Another great ride in the books. Everything was perfect in my estimation. Starting with great company thx to Jon, Brian, David, and Alan and Nigel for making long drive for the ride. We were even given a day that improved as the ride went along. I don't think we set any land speed records on this one but if there's a record for enjoyment I'd cast a ballot for us.
    We set off from Shepreth on to Bicicletta De Cafe in Saffron Waldon where we were joined by Brians wife for a nice break before heading back. Oh, I best not forget to thank Brians wife for the lovely tea cake which made for the perfect excuse to stop alone the way but really for my legs to recover after some bad gear changes, lol. Good times as always, thanks guys.


     
    Last edited: 16 Oct 2017
  4. fixedfixer

    fixedfixer Über Member

    Great to see the ‘bents’ out for a blast. Got a bit queezie a few times in the video though. :wacko:
     
  5. OP
    OP
    cookie32

    cookie32 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Mildenhall
    Finer details as promised.
    The route is estimating roughly a 90 minute ride so setting off at 9 is touch early but between pull ups, cake breaks and touring the Sluice I reckon that'll cover the extra 35 to 40 minutes we have to waste until the Jenyns Arms opens at noon. I think thats sound planning if there is such a thing with planning a ride. The last time I tried this my spokes on my rear wheel started popping like popcorn. There's free parking at Scampers and plenty of it so no worries there. Ok, less blah blah blah and more DETAILS!

    DETAIL:
    meeting time Sunday the 29th of Octobrer at 0900
    parking location Northfield Business Park, Northfield Rd, Soham, Ely CB7 5UE, UK
    planned route https://goo.gl/maps/UDvHt2Mg6422
    Jenyns Arms http://www.jenynsarms.com/

    As always if there are any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me.


    Will
     
  6. OP
    OP
    cookie32

    cookie32 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Mildenhall
    FYI: Don't forget the clocks go back this Sunday guys.
     
  7. OP
    OP
    cookie32

    cookie32 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Mildenhall
    This ride doesn't seem to like me. This is my third go at it and once again there was calamity. The winds were up for the ride to Denver and to top it off I had a loss crank on the off drive side. I slowed us down quite a bit for the first 6 or 7 miles but thanks to John showing up I was able to fix the crank by the time I got to 10 mile bank. Like I said before the wind was pushing us back pretty good on the way to Jenyns pub but we had it on our backs heading home which is the way we like it. Usual suspects all showed up (Jon, Dave, and Brian) with a guest appearance from Wobbly John to save the day with a crank tool, doesn't sound appropriate I know but its true. All and all a great time looking forward to the next, thx for showing guys, and thx for watching the videos

     
  8. neil earley

    neil earley Über Member

    Location:
    Neath
    nice ride out and video was nice
     
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  9. OP
    OP
    cookie32

    cookie32 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Mildenhall
    Back by popular demand!
    Looks like a ride to Bury St. Edmund for breakfast is in order. We haven't done this in quite sometime, really looking forward to it. I've done a quick map to show the perspective route as it may change the morning of but The starting location is fixed. Due to the location I can't find free parking so there will be a pay parking area in the details below, which is very cheap. I have the Station Bar and Grill as the location for Breakfast but that may well change on the morning depending on the gang. Hoarder, Davyboy, and Atlasshrugged have all confirmed they're going. As always all are welcome join in on the fun and feel free with to message me with any questions.

    Vitals
    TIME: DEC 3RD @0800
    LOCATION: NEWMARKET QUEEN VICTORIA JUBILEE CLOCK
    ROUTING: https://goo.gl/maps/jvUNbXmA7Bw
    PARKING: Forest Heath and St Edmundsbury Councils
    Rous Road
    Suffolk
    Newmarket
    CB8 8LX
    The ride should be over by 1300. It cost 1 quid for 3hrs and charges don't start until 11, so no problem there.
    BREAKFAST: https://www.burystedmundssmokehouse.com/

    I think I covered everything, see you there.
     
  10. OP
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    cookie32

    cookie32 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Mildenhall
    Parking solution, thx Jon
    Just a quick comment: Free all-day parking on-street, not too far from the Clock Tower - B1063 Old Station Road, direction heading away from Newmarket, beyond junction with All Saints Road. It's adjacent to the bottom of the Newmarket Gallops, so watch out for highly-strung racehorses crossing the road (their reaction to 'bents is not predictable - DAHIKT). At that time on a Sunday morning, there'll be plenty of spaces (and if you're unlucky, horses and their jockeys).

    https://goo.gl/maps/DDJv3ysTvP82

    Recommended as Rous Road Car Park may reject any payment made before 11.00 am.
     
    Last edited: 26 Nov 2017
  11. YukonBoy

    YukonBoy Veteran

    Location:
    Mars
    Must come along on one of these rides but cannot make the 3rd Dec.
     
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  12. OP
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    cookie32

    cookie32 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Mildenhall
    There will be plenty more this coming year. You'll get your chance.
     
  13. OP
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    cookie32

    cookie32 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Mildenhall
    Up early and on the road in the dark, and I mean very dark. I was joined by the usual suspects, Jon, David, and Brian. We were also joined by Mike who drove in from Norwich for the ride.
    Turns out I better start paying more attention to the details on the maps I make as I routed more climbing than I like to do in a year lol. Perfect way to break in a new bike I guess. I should have known better when Jon seemed excited by he route. Everything went to plan for the most part except The Smokehouse being closed for breakfast. To be fair I think we came out on top as the food at the Scandinavia Tea House was lovely.
    The ride back in was nice and flat for the most part. Which is good because between the cold and the ride into Bury my legs were a bit taxed. For a December ride though I have to say we did fair pretty good for temps, while it was chilly out I never felt cold.


     
    Last edited: 5 Dec 2017
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    cookie32

    cookie32 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Mildenhall
    I hope everyone has warm clothes to wear. We're off for another ride and in the cold. I can feel the chill in my bones already. Ok, now that I've got the
    pre-ride moaning out of the way. We'll be riding from Histon to St. Ives on an orbital route, oh and there's much less climbing this time 679 vs.181. Just as a disclaimer Hoarder did the routing so if we do end up on the random wickedly steep hill you know who to blame, lol. I know everyone knows but layers will be needed for this ride. I don't expect it o be much warmer than 7c or 8c plus there is a chance of rain but it's a bit too soon to be sure. I'll be going as long as the roads are free of snow and ice. We'll stopping in St. Ives for food and possibly a pint or two depending where we stop. I'm rambling so here's the details..


    VITALS
    TIME: 21 Jan 2018 meeting time 1000
    RALLY POINT: Glass World Stadium, Bridge Rd, Impington, Cambridge CB24 9PH
    LOCATION: Histon Football Club to St. Ives and back on a different route https://goo.gl/maps/e96wRJR6Ugn
    It's roughly a 30 mile route.

    Hope to see you there, as always all are welcome and feel free to contact me with any questions.
    Don't forget to dress warm!
     
    Last edited: 10 Jan 2018
  15. Anarco

    Anarco Member

    Location:
    Annan Scotland
    Great piccies and video .........wish I was down there with you guys
     
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