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by George
11 Apr 2019 14:35
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Kids races 060519 250719 270819
Replies: 4
Views: 132

Re: Kids races 060519 250719 270819

Adrian, I'm away on 6 May, but I will try to led a hand in August, if other commitments allow.
by George
04 Apr 2019 11:09
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Cape/Poncho
Replies: 12
Views: 434

Re: Cape/Poncho

I tried one in my youth. It had all the aerodynamic qualities of a parachute. Handy, I suppose, if you want to ride a few minutes to work at 10mph and arrive with dry clothes. I don't think I'd choose to use one under other circumstances, however.
by George
03 Apr 2019 10:00
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: URGENT: LMTT Volunteers Needed
Replies: 8
Views: 401

Re: URGENT: LMTT Volunteers Needed

Hi James, As a newbie to the group, what times is the event on - Start - Last Rider - expected finish? Thanks Kamran Kamran, see http://beaconrcc.org.uk/racing/little-mountain-time-trial/ Marshalling doesn't necessarily involve being available for the entire duration of the event; chief marshal Chr...
by George
01 Apr 2019 11:46
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: NO CLUBS RUNS ON 7TH APRIL
Replies: 9
Views: 467

Re: NO CLUBS RUNS ON 7TH APRIL

I can thoroughly recommend taking up Phil's suggestion and making a sort of alternative 'club run' out of riding out to marshal. Recent joiners (particularly those with no special interest in racing) may wonder what the fuss is about. The mountain TT is central to the history of the club: it's been ...
by George
31 Mar 2019 16:55
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 31st March
Replies: 22
Views: 862

Re: Club runs - 31st March

Currently on the train back home. My (presumably misaligned) rear derailleur caught a spoke and got ripped clean off *...) Oops! Hard luck, Richard. As you say, must have been misaligned. Sometimes what happens is that you think it's okay on the work stand, but in use the wheel flexes a little as y...
by George
30 Mar 2019 10:08
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 31st March
Replies: 22
Views: 862

Re: Club runs - 31st March

Dave Cox wrote:
29 Mar 2019 17:38
I'll do a C Run to Evesham it's about 60 miles a few hills but won't be fast !
Raphael's, Dave?
by George
22 Mar 2019 10:26
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 24th March
Replies: 16
Views: 923

Re: Club Runs - 24th March

I'm a newbie who's back in the UK (having been in Germany for the last few years, where I picked up the cycling bug) and was wondering whether I can join the ride out on Sunday? Or do I have to wait until the first Sunday of April for an intro ride. Welcome (back), Kamran. Whether you do an intro r...
by George
21 Mar 2019 09:53
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Dennis Baker
Replies: 4
Views: 239

Re: Dennis Baker

Say hello to Dennis from me too, Charlie.
by George
16 Mar 2019 11:24
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: A, B and C Club runs April, May and June 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 743

Re: A, B and C Club runs April, May and June 2019

I'll lead a B run on 19 May. If the weather in the run-up looks encouraging, and if there's appetite, I might make it a two-stop hundred-in-eight. Otherwise a conventional distance to a well-used destination, e.g. Spetchley. Details to follow early May.
by George
09 Mar 2019 10:36
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 10th March
Replies: 19
Views: 1074

Re: Club Runs - 10th March

Garfield el Pirata wrote:
07 Mar 2019 22:06
Hi Gaz. What time are you planning to arrive at the cafe :D
Well, if we may get a sighting of the lesser spotted edney, I may have to bag a seat in the hide myself.
Hopefully no one will get blown into a ditch on the way.
by George
06 Mar 2019 10:12
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 10th March
Replies: 19
Views: 1074

Re: Club Runs - 10th March

Several of the newcomers on last week's intro ride said that they would like to do a C run this weekend. I think it would be encouraging to them to see that there is definitely something going ahead.
by George
03 Mar 2019 17:58
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 3rd March
Replies: 26
Views: 1308

Re: Club runs - 3rd March

Dave Cox wrote:
03 Mar 2019 17:53
Missing rider on your list is Ash Turner George - good intro and your ride home was epic!
Thanks!
by George
03 Mar 2019 17:43
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 3rd March
Replies: 26
Views: 1308

Re: Club runs - 3rd March

Well, if I hadn't promised to lead the intro ride, I'm pretty sure that I would have decided that today was an excellent day for a turbo session. However, fortunately for the future of the human race, there are people made of sterner stuff than I. At the Black Horse, a large group of newcomers, retu...
by George
02 Mar 2019 21:49
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 3rd March
Replies: 26
Views: 1308

Re: Club runs - 3rd March

Looks like being pretty wet and windy tomorrow. Wouldn't surprise me if at least some newcomers decided that April would be a better month to start. I'll come to the BH anyway, but if there are no newcomers, I'll just tag along with another ride for a while and then head for home.
by George
02 Mar 2019 13:21
Forum: Other Rides & Touring
Topic: Normandy and Loire Valley.
Replies: 6
Views: 575

Re: Normandy and Loire Valley.

Look forward to seeing you around again, Neil,
by George
02 Mar 2019 13:17
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 3rd March
Replies: 26
Views: 1308

Re: Club runs - 3rd March

Hi myself and Joanne are happy to come along on the intro ride and help out Adrian Thanks! Hi George, I'm sorry I can't help tomorrow. I forgot we had the kids and were off visiting James dad. One of the ladies Claire is planning to come on the intro with you. Have fun! No problem. Dave, Adrian and...
by George
28 Feb 2019 09:25
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 3rd March
Replies: 26
Views: 1308

Re: Club runs - 3rd March

carolyn wrote:
28 Feb 2019 08:38
Hi George, I should be free to help with your intro ride. I'll send out a message to the ladies and see if they can make it too
Thanks, Carolyn.
by George
27 Feb 2019 20:22
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 3rd March
Replies: 26
Views: 1308

Re: Club runs - 3rd March

Dave Cox wrote:
27 Feb 2019 17:57
I'll do the sweeper role George
Thanks, Dave!
by George
27 Feb 2019 11:48
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 3rd March
Replies: 26
Views: 1308

Re: Club runs - 3rd March

This Sunday's introductory ride will go to Chaddesley Corbett. It's a route I've used for many previous intro rides: 47km (just under 30 miles) through the rolling Worcestershire lanes, which are beautiful at this time of year. The terrain will present a modest element of challenge, so that completi...
by George
26 Feb 2019 09:24
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 3rd March
Replies: 26
Views: 1308

Re: Club runs - 3rd March

Best wishes for a speedy recovery, James.
by George
11 Feb 2019 11:30
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Club Kit Order 2019
Replies: 68
Views: 3144

Re: Club Kit Order 2019

I'd like a long-sleeve Pro thermal jersey, please. Size Large.

I welcome the return to Giordana and thank you for all the time and effort invested in this role, which I suspect is the most time-consuming and frustrating job that exists within the club.
by George
10 Feb 2019 21:33
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Beacon Club TT event dates 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 881

Re: proposed Beacon Club TT event dates 2019

Due to (another) medical issue, I'm not going to be doing any timetrialling for the foreseeable future. However, that does make me available for more timekeeping, which I'm more than happy to do as it will keep me in with things. IIRC you've got my number so just let me know... Best wishes for a sp...
by George
10 Feb 2019 18:17
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 10th February
Replies: 7
Views: 828

Re: Club Runs - 10th February

On today's B run (which the stats say was actually a C run) were: Brett Henshaw Claire Fudge Finbarr Costigan George Barker (L) Matt Hale Pete Norman Simon Walker Simon Turner Toby Hale It was fun in a cold, wet, uncomfortable, exhausting sort of way. Thanks for your company all, and apologies for t...
by George
09 Feb 2019 21:08
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 10th February
Replies: 7
Views: 828

Re: Club Runs - 10th February

Sunday's B run, or maybe Sunday's C run, or maybe Sunday's B+C run, will be to Charlecote Garden Centre. It's 88km (55 miles) of rolling terrain, which I'm aiming to cover at about 24kph (15mph) if it's a B run, or 22kph (13 to 14mph) if it's a C run. So that's about four 3h40m or 4h00m riding, with...
by George
08 Feb 2019 17:19
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 10th February
Replies: 7
Views: 828

Re: Club Runs - 10th February

I'll post a route tomorrow. It's going to a pretty slow B run, I'm afraid. Alternatively, since we currently have no C leader, I could take the C run if anyone else fancies doing the B. Looks like being a rainy morning on Sunday, so if not many show up at the BH, maybe we could merge B & C at an int...
by George
21 Jan 2019 10:33
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 27th January
Replies: 28
Views: 1787

Re: Club Runs - 27th January

Surely, we're not too far away from offering an electric-bike club run, or even a re-run of a vintage bike club run... Phil, I definitely plan to do another vintage run, but I regard it as a fair weather activity, so it won't be until the summer. It didn't happen last summer because I planned one f...
by George
20 Jan 2019 18:23
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 20th January
Replies: 10
Views: 1000

Re: Club runs - 20th January

Philip Whiteman wrote:
20 Jan 2019 13:57
Also:
George Barker
Dave Hughes*
Jane Herrin*
* seen heading to the cafe after our departure.
Apologies for the characteristically bad timekeeping, Phil.
For the sake of the other Phil's records: I suspect "Dave Hughes" should read "Tony Webb".
by George
11 Jan 2019 10:50
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: A, B and C Club runs January, February and March 2019
Replies: 18
Views: 1755

Re: A, B and C Club runs January, February and March 2019

My B run is likely to be 10 February, to Charlecote. I'll confirm once that date comes into view on the long-range forecast. (Having discovered in recent years that one doesn't necessarily get straight up again after hitting the deck, I have no intention of leading if it's liable to be slippery. Sor...
by George
03 Jan 2019 13:02
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Sunrise and Snowdrop Entrants - Jan 19
Replies: 2
Views: 485

Re: Sunrise and Snowdrop Entrants - Jan 19

A surprising number of people seem to have entered twice.
by George
14 Dec 2018 21:15
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: A, B and C Club runs January, February and March 2019
Replies: 18
Views: 1755

Re: A, B and C Club runs January, February and March 2019

Phil, I'll lead the Intro Ride on 3 March.

I'll also lead an ordinary run (probably a B run, probably in February), but I won't pick a date yet. I'll put my hand up maybe a week before, when the weather and the work situation aren't quite such a gamble.
by George
09 Dec 2018 18:04
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 9th December
Replies: 20
Views: 1540

Re: Club runs - 9th December

On a very sociable and enjoyable easy-paced C run were:

George Barker (L)
John Hitchcock
Seb Perkins
Joanne Congerton
Adrian Low
Adrian McHugh
Mark Russell
Dave Cox
Daz Little
Brett Henshaw

Thanks for your company, everyone.
by George
09 Dec 2018 18:00
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 9th December
Replies: 20
Views: 1540

Re: Club runs - 9th December

Thanks George Although didn’t manage to download for this mornings run I did manage to get it to work on the Garmin this afternoon. Glad to hear that you sorted it, Brett. Apologies for the misleading advice I gave earler; I overlooked the words "without using a computer". Personally, I like to hav...
by George
08 Dec 2018 20:40
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 9th December
Replies: 20
Views: 1540

Re: Club runs - 9th December

Hi Trying to download the above in strava and put onto my Garmin without using a computer. I can’t see anywhere to export. Can this be done ? I’ve YouTube the problem but they they all use a computer or the ones I’ve seen anyway. Hello, Brett. You can download from Strava only if you have a Stava a...
by George
07 Dec 2018 15:09
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 9th December
Replies: 20
Views: 1540

Re: Club runs - 9th December

Sunday's C run will be to Stourport (Windlass café). It's 74km (46mi), with a couple of longish climbs, but nothing scarily steep. The pace will be very relaxed; I'll be happy to get out in about 2 hours (41km @ 20.5) and back in about 1:45 (33.5km @ 19). Weather is currently forecast to be mild, bu...
by George
06 Dec 2018 10:28
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 9th December
Replies: 20
Views: 1540

Re: Club runs - 9th December

Can someone confirm how many miles the C ride will be and the route if possible? Thanks Mariana, I haven't worked out a route yet. However, I normally aim for a total riding time of 3.5 to 4 hours. At this time of year, the C run is unlikely to average more than 21-22kph, so I would think that the ...
by George
01 Dec 2018 13:25
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Dangerous changes at Longbridge roundabout
Replies: 11
Views: 895

Re: Dangerous changes at Longbridge roundabout

Dave, you are spot on. It is a classic example of cycle-unfriendly infrastructure. Fortunately for me personally, it's a junction that I rarely encounter on my bike nowadays. Unfortunately for me, very similar criticisms can be levelled at the 'improvements' being made to the Worcester Southern Bypa...
by George
27 Nov 2018 09:11
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 2nd December
Replies: 20
Views: 1500

Re: Club Runs - 2nd December

Just a thought for ride leaders: This Sunday there's a cyclocross meeting at the Cob House near Martley, which several Beacon people will be competing in. Is it an idea to take a run there and combine refreshments with giving our riders a shout? (I would volunteer myself, but can't see myself gettin...
by George
12 Nov 2018 11:40
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: New cafe suggestions
Replies: 100
Views: 16119

Re: New cafe suggestions

I understand that, when visiting Stourport, the club no longer uses the café by the canal lock on York Street, but another one somewhere down by the river. However, I've failed to spot this place by StreetViewing the area that was described to me. Can anyone give me a name and/or precise location?
by George
12 Nov 2018 10:00
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: A, B and C Club Runs October, November and December 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 1364

Re: A, B and C Club Runs October, November and December 2018

I'll lead a C run on 9 December. Details later.
by George
28 Oct 2018 08:43
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 28th October
Replies: 15
Views: 1553

Re: Club Runs - 28th October

rdleaper wrote:
27 Oct 2018 19:07
I was looking at leading a run to Arley Arboretum - not too long (about 50 miles BH to BH) and slowish for a B Run, but quite hilly. Could do it next week instead?
I think that the arboretum may close for the winter. Not sure of the dates.
by George
28 Oct 2018 08:42
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: The great reunion
Replies: 15
Views: 1152

Re: The great reunion

What a great story! Did anyone take a picture?
by George
16 Oct 2018 10:55
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Strava question
Replies: 20
Views: 1185

Re: Strava question

Alan, I hope you realise that I was just teasing. I do the same as Andy: move the FIT files from Garmin to PC, then upload to Strava. The FIT files stay on my PC and are included in the automated backup routines that I have set up for all user files. For me to lose my data, it would take disaster to...
by George
13 Oct 2018 11:58
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Strava question
Replies: 20
Views: 1185

Re: Strava question

AlanW wrote:
12 Oct 2018 07:19
I still feel the need to continue to write all my rides down in a diary, plus save all my rides to Garmin Connect and just to make sure I also save all my rides to RWGPS to.
Alan, you're a freak.
by George
13 Oct 2018 11:57
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Strava question
Replies: 20
Views: 1185

Re: Strava question

Would anyone notice or really care if we stopped giving kudos to each other? If you or anyone else doesn't feel inclined to give kudos, I certainly won't be offended and I doubt whether anyone else will be either. People give kudos for all sorts of reasons, most of which don't actually involve bein...
by George
09 Oct 2018 12:25
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Resignation of the President
Replies: 13
Views: 1430

Re: Resignation of the President

Dave, you've been a brilliant president. I'd be happy to see you continue for a long time to come.
by George
09 Oct 2018 12:20
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Strava question
Replies: 20
Views: 1185

Re: Strava question

It's increasingly cluttered with info about 'challenges' and so forth. Not worth bothering with? Depends on your viewpoint, I suppose. Many people thought that it wasn't worth bothering with before. For me, Strava is primarily a record-keeping medium: the latest in a sequence of such media that bega...
by George
05 Oct 2018 09:44
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: 2018 Beacon Annual Dinner and Awards Ceremony
Replies: 8
Views: 951

Re: 2018 Beacon Annual Dinner and Awards Ceremony

My wife is vegetarian and usually comes to the dinner; there is always a veggie option, but you have to tell them in advance that you want it (via the organising committee). I believe that they've changed caterers there a couple of times in the years that we've been coming, implying that historical ...
by George
27 Sep 2018 09:36
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Guardian Article
Replies: 1
Views: 362

Re: Guardian Article

George Barker: Lance Armstrong is the last person who should lead opinion.
by George
10 Sep 2018 11:05
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Sun 9th sep KH12 club hill climb championship RESULTS
Replies: 4
Views: 491

Re: Sun 9th sep KH12 club hill climb championship RESULTS

Congratulations! I was disappointed not to be at the side of the road this year. Avoiding clashes with other events is very difficult for organisers, I know. However, its importance for getting a good turnout means that it should always be a priority. (There was never an issue when it was the first ...