Where are you riding this weekend?

Discussion in 'Sportives' started by nickwill, 7 Jul 2007.

  1. nickwill

    nickwill New Member

    I've had a quiet few weeks following the Fred Whitton and the White Rose Classic. Its been partly the need for a break , but also the bad weather, but my weekly mileage has halved since early June!
    Its time to start getting the miles in again ready for my September sportive rides. I intend to get out for 60 or 70 mile round South Lakes, and get back in again to watch the Tour in the afternoon.
  2. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Penarth, Wales
    Did a 50K ride this morning in the sun with temps of 35 deg C, now have a red and sore head as didn't take a hat with me to keep off the sun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  3. Flying_Monkey

    Flying_Monkey Toll Collector on the Road to Nowhere

    Just come back from my usual 75 miles in Northumbria, but it's going to be no cycling for two weeks from Wednesday as I'll be in Japan sans bike...
  4. Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    Billericay, Ingatestone, Mountnessing, Blackmore, Ongar, kelvadon hatch, pilgrims hatch, brentwood, herongate, dunton, home...took me two hours this morning....my computer packed up so i have no idea how long that was....but I'd hazard a guess iro of 35-40 km ish....so not a world beating time again but I probably lost another millimetre off the old waistline & for me that's what counts. :blush:
  5. Smokin Joe

    Smokin Joe Legendary Member

    My old stamping ground, Bigtallfatbloke. I know those roads very well and used to ride them regularly till I moved away six years ago. I miss the flat terrain, but not the traffic.

    I was in Hornchurch, where abouts are you?
  6. Hugo15

    Hugo15 Über Member

    Know what you mean. After the WRC and Ryedale Rumble the need to get the miles in has disappeared and the weather has been pants. Plan to go down Bilsdale tomorrow to Hawnby and over Snilsworth Moor to Osmotherly. All in the NY Moors. In-laws are coming round for BBQ lunch so will have to be out early. Hopefully they won't stay too long so I can watch the tour in peace :blush:
  7. just had a quiet ride out to the cafe at gargrave. i'd just done our clubs 200 mile standard ride on fixed last week and 3 of the others had just got back from 1100 mile in 2 week tour over france taking in the ventoux so we took it nice and easy. reasonably fine weather with a bit of that strange thing called sunshine thrown in.there was a lot of flood damage and debris to be seen though.
  8. Lefire

    Lefire New Member

    I normally do between 50-60 miles on a Saturday but got sidetracked by a number of other things.....damn... so only nipped out for a 20 miler.
    Managed my fastest ever average speed. 21.1mph. I've been trying for months to get over the 20mph average but have finally done it. Hurrah.
  9. Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    H Smokinjoe...I'm Basildon way. ...but for some weird reason I prefer Blackmore :blush: :rolleyes:
  10. Lardyboy

    Lardyboy New Member

    Did the BHF Gower ride today, much better weather than the recce I did a few weeks ago. And as a bonus I met a cousin who I hadn't seen in years half way round the route!

    Wasn't very quick though as we had to chaperon a rider who'd had a stroke 4 months ago but has almost made a complete recovery. Thank god for HRM's!
  11. gavintc

    gavintc Guru

    I agree, I need some motivation to get back onto the bike. I spent the weekend in London watching the TdF. Hopefully, if the weather is 1/2 decent, I will get some miles in around Beverley this weekend.
  12. rhnb

    rhnb New Member

    Went for a nice ride up the Duddon Valley on Sunday and over Wrynose. Problem was, the bloody freehub went on the tandem so we couldn't freewheel (ever tried riding 'fixed' on a tandem!) and we ended up pedalling DOWN Wrynose Pass.
    Ahh the smell of burning brake pads.
  13. giant man

    giant man New Member

    Essex innit?

    Yes Blackmore is nice isn't it, love riding round that way. I am from Ongar so good route for me, chelmsford and writtle also. :thumbsup:
  14. Chris

    Chris New Member

    I will probably pop down to have lunch at my sisters in Swindon on Sunday.
  15. Boundary Breeze triathlon.

    I predict a sh*te swim cos I'm sh*te, a bike leg where hopefully I can pass lots of people who went past me on the swim but who aren't that good on a bike, a run leg where most of them go back past me again because I've got a hip injury and will be taking it easy.

    I don't care if I'm near the back, so long as I do a decent bike leg !
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