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by George
11 Jan 2019 10:50
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: A, B and C Club runs January, February and March 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 571

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: 1
Views: 120

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: 11
Views: 571

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: 889

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: 889

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: 889

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: 889

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: 889

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: 495

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: 845

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: 99
Views: 14052

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: 1067

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: 1063

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: 709

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: 714

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: 714

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: 714

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: 949

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: 714

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: 620

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: 239

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: 324

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 ...
by George
07 Sep 2018 14:14
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Long-sleeved club jersey size L (but more like M)
Replies: 5
Views: 399

Re: Long-sleeved club jersey size L (but more like M)

Great. I'll pop round when I leave his place and get to you mid-afternoon, if that's okay.
by George
06 Sep 2018 15:02
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: New Beacon RCC Kit Order
Replies: 82
Views: 4721

Re: New Beacon RCC Kit Order

Thanks, Laurence.
by George
06 Sep 2018 15:01
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Long-sleeved club jersey size L (but more like M)
Replies: 5
Views: 399

Re: Long-sleeved club jersey size L (but more like M)

Dave, it's nominally large. But it's smaller than my other large Diadora tops. So I suspect that either it's an incorrectly labelled medium, or it's the product of inaccurate manufacture causing it to be closer to medium than large. £25 would certainly be acceptable. If you're interested, you're wel...
by George
05 Sep 2018 18:08
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Long-sleeved club jersey size L (but more like M)
Replies: 5
Views: 399

Long-sleeved club jersey size L (but more like M)

I've got a long-sleeved Beacon jersey, hardly used, which doesn't really fit me. It's a Giordana, nominally size L (but see below). It has a full-length zip and is heavier fabric than the short-sleeved jerseys, slightly fleecy but not windproof like a winter jacket. It originally belonged to George ...
by George
05 Sep 2018 12:07
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: New Beacon RCC Kit Order
Replies: 82
Views: 4721

Re: New Beacon RCC Kit Order

Has the ordering window now closed?
by George
29 Aug 2018 09:20
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Sunday 23 Sept bike needed
Replies: 4
Views: 357

Re: Sunday 23 Sept bike needed

Barry, I'm not very conveniently located for you, and I suspect that my bikes may not be ideal for you, but if you're stuck for a better option, drop me a line. That day, I will be riding tandem with Roger, but could bring a spare bike into B'ham.
by George
29 Aug 2018 09:15
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: 85 at 85.
Replies: 11
Views: 633

Re: 85 at 85.

Oscar, you are a legend!
by George
20 Aug 2018 11:00
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 19th August
Replies: 9
Views: 1080

Re: Club runs - 19th August

David Cole wrote:
19 Aug 2018 19:04
At the Cafe
Wally Lowe
George Barker
...and Sue Pemberton, of course.
by George
19 Aug 2018 17:10
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: 2018 Time Trial Calendar - Open TTs, Club TTs, Team TTs and Hill Climbs
Replies: 54
Views: 3910

Re: 2018 Time Trial Calendar - Open TTs, Club TTs, Team TTs and Hill Climbs

Indeed they do, Dave. They have deep resonance for this old geezer too; that's why I made my original quip. However, a club that in its decision-making attaches greater importance to deep resonance for old geezers than it attaches to the needs of participants and organisers, is a club destined for d...
by George
15 Aug 2018 10:46
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: 2018 Time Trial Calendar - Open TTs, Club TTs, Team TTs and Hill Climbs
Replies: 54
Views: 3910

Re: 2018 Time Trial Calendar - Open TTs, Club TTs, Team TTs and Hill Climbs

Ha! Indeed. However being forced to race a big open HC up North (this year the first weekend of October is The Rake) and doing the club champs would make for some sore choices I'm sure! Yes, my tongue was very much in my cheek, David. In reality, I believe that things such as the date of the HC sho...
by George
14 Aug 2018 11:08
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: 2018 Time Trial Calendar - Open TTs, Club TTs, Team TTs and Hill Climbs
Replies: 54
Views: 3910

Re: 2018 Time Trial Calendar - Open TTs, Club TTs, Team TTs and Hill Climbs

Lapin wrote:
14 Aug 2018 08:48
Tim wrote:
11 Aug 2018 21:22
Can't the hill climb be changed?
Sacrilege!
Actually, the real sacrilege is holding the hill climb in September. It should be the first weekend of October.
by George
09 Aug 2018 11:00
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 12th August
Replies: 11
Views: 1116

Re: Club runs - 12th August

Really sorry about this, everyone, but I have to pull out of leading on Sunday. I learnt last night that, a few days ago, a close friend of mine in Holland was murdered outside the offices of the translation agency he ran in Alphen a/d Rijn. It sounds like the stuff of throwaway paperback fiction, b...
by George
07 Aug 2018 16:33
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 12th August
Replies: 11
Views: 1116

Re: Club runs - 12th August

Last year's Retro-plus-C ride seemed to go okay, so I'm repeating the exercise this Sunday, 12 August. For anyone who doesn't remember or is new: I'm rolling out my restored vintage (late-70s) bike to lead a slow run. Everyone else who has an old(-style) bike, likes looking at old bikes or just want...
by George
27 Jul 2018 09:38
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Cycling in Tuscany
Replies: 4
Views: 337

Re: Cycling in Tuscany

I've PMed you, Ian.
by George
24 Jul 2018 09:11
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: New Club 25 record (VET)
Replies: 4
Views: 330

Re: New Club 25 record (VET)

Fantastic performance, Simon!
by George
19 Jul 2018 20:12
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Cycling in Tuscany
Replies: 4
Views: 337

Re: Cycling in Tuscany

I've had two or three holidays in Tuscany when I took my bike, Ian. However, the last time I rode in the Lucca area was before I had a Garmin. I'm far from being an expert on the region, but I'm happy to share info about the mistakes I made, so that you can avoid them.
by George
15 Jul 2018 16:38
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Club 50 mile TT
Replies: 3
Views: 264

Re: Club 50 mile TT

Another outstanding performance, Simon!
by George
13 Jul 2018 09:18
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: RESULT - Wed 11th July K34/25 Club 25 mile TT championship
Replies: 4
Views: 359

Re: RESULT - Wed 11th July K34/25 Club 25 mile TT championship

Congratulations, Roger, and well done the rest.
by George
07 Jul 2018 10:42
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Trevor Jarvis hand built bike (SOLD)
Replies: 6
Views: 654

Re: Trevor Jarvis hand built bike

Does this imply that Sheila has had to stop cycling?
by George
18 Jun 2018 14:35
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 24th June
Replies: 13
Views: 1205

Re: Club runs - 24th June

caashford wrote:
18 Jun 2018 11:42
The route will be: Northfield - Flyfold Flavell 60k - Wellesborne (The Coffee Stop) 100k - Meriden 130k - Northfield 160k.
Are you planning to stop at Flyford, Chris? If so, are you aware that the tea room there now has a size limit for cycling groups?
by George
18 Jun 2018 09:36
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: A, B and C Club runs July, August and September 2018
Replies: 10
Views: 1521

Re: A, B and C Club runs July, August and September 2018

I'll lead a retro+C run this quarter. It'll probably be 12 August; confirmation of the date and other details to follow in the next month or so.
by George
11 Jun 2018 13:10
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Garmin Touring routing alert problems
Replies: 2
Views: 379

Re: Garmin Touring routing alert problems

Phil, although I have the same model, I don't have an explanation as such. However, I would recommend that you do go back to your 'unchanged' settings and set them all over again, because on my Touring and on an earlier Garmin, I have once or twice experienced the phenomenon of all the settings bein...
by George
11 Jun 2018 12:59
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Irish Mail 400kms Audax
Replies: 10
Views: 901

Re: Irish Mail 400kms Audax

Congratulations to all concerned. To complete the ride at all is an achievement, but to do that massive distance, including all those monstrous climbs, at an average speed higher than most B runs is quite remarkable.
by George
10 Jun 2018 16:55
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 10th June
Replies: 7
Views: 947

Re: Club runs - 10th June

Perfect riding conditions, several A-standard riders doing turns on the front and no complaints from behind resulted in today's B run not being quite what it said on the tin, speed wise. I hope that no one's Sunday was spoilt as a result. The café proved to be quite crowded when we arrived (yes, Phi...
by George
08 Jun 2018 10:38
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 10th June
Replies: 7
Views: 947

Re: Club runs - 10th June

This week's B run will be a little longer than usual: 109km (68 miles), to Ilmington. It's therefore very unlikely that we will be back at the BH before 2pm, and it could easily be 2:30. The route is gently undulating, without any alarming hills. In order to keep the distance within reasonable bound...
by George
04 Jun 2018 18:14
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: A, B and C Club runs for April, May and June 2018
Replies: 16
Views: 2355

Re: A, B and C Club runs for April, May and June 2018

Phil Whiteman is a bloody trouble-maker. He has cunningly lured me into leading a B run to Ilmington by waxing lyrical about delicious coffee and wholesome food in order to distract my attention from how far it is. It turns out that the shortest cycling-friendly route from the BH to Ilmington is abo...