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by John D
06 Feb 2017 18:08
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 5th Feb
Replies: 28
Views: 3469

Dave Cox wrote:Dave went off on his own as you turned down that muddy lane to Belbroughton.

Colin had a problem with his chain and front mech so went home from the Black Horse

That will be the "muddy lane" I cribbed from one of The presidents routes then. Grateful for update,




JD
by John D
06 Feb 2017 09:45
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 5th Feb
Replies: 28
Views: 3469

Just realised, what happened to Dave cole and Colin Hall??
by John D
05 Feb 2017 17:34
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 5th Feb
Replies: 28
Views: 3469

Excellent turnout for today's c run, 15 jolly souls left the Black Horse, not quite so jolly as we arrived at the cafe having endured a damp and foggy ride with murmurings of bad knees, cold hands and muddy bikes (perhaps we'll leave the railway path for dryer weather). Although we had advised the c...
by John D
04 Feb 2017 21:07
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 5th Feb
Replies: 28
Views: 3469

All set for tomorrow for c run. Cafe are expecting us (please note, cash only), and cafe lock suggested as bikes are out of view. One or two minor alterations due to road closure(Newtown Lane), poss. slight re route around Kinver (my fat fingers on the tablet) and state of pathway between Wombourne ...
by John D
03 Feb 2017 10:34
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Midsummer Night's Club Ride...Sat 1 July.
Replies: 15
Views: 2106

James great idea. The 2014 ride was blessed with a balmy, cloud free night. fantastic to be riding as night turns into dawn on what are almost traffic free roads. Loved it. Some strange characters at Tamworth services at 2am in the morning if i remember and some night time activities in Kingsbury wa...
by John D
28 Jan 2017 13:21
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 29th January
Replies: 15
Views: 2272

As someone who is rarely ill, I'm really struggling having been blighted by this tonsillitis/heavy cold virus that has gone through the family this week. Afraid I'll have to bail out tomorrow. If anyone wishes to use the planned route, I was amending it slightly to keep to the roads rather than the ...
by John D
25 Jan 2017 12:22
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 29th January
Replies: 15
Views: 2272

Link to Sundays c run below Be great to go back to Wombourne we did use it back in the day when Oscar was just a Vet. I expect it has changed hands by now but food was good although the owner's attitude varied with his mood. Dave, not sure if that is the same venue (fingers crossed no issues), but ...
by John D
25 Jan 2017 10:48
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 29th January
Replies: 15
Views: 2272

Link to Sundays c run below http://www.gpsies.com/map.do?fileId=nvvrvzbeqofetazm&authkey=4BDBFBBFAC5F86BB6A40815C1CFF967A651A41598B16408F This may change slightly if i can plan an appropriate alternative between Kinver and Wombourne however my knowledge of the roads/lanes in that area is a bit limit...
by John D
19 Dec 2016 09:04
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 18th December
Replies: 13
Views: 2061

si, thanks for leading yesterday. i'd like to say i enjoyed it....however after 6 or 7 weeks off the bike....ouch!!
by John D
29 Nov 2016 11:54
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: A, B and C Club runs January, February and March 2017
Replies: 23
Views: 3912

i'll lead c run on 29th Jan.
Probably Railway cafe, Wombourne, for somewhere different
by John D
10 Oct 2016 09:43
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 9th October
Replies: 15
Views: 2348

Dave, thanks for the scenic, text book c run. Really enjoyed it,

JD
by John D
25 Sep 2016 17:48
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 25th September
Replies: 27
Views: 3060

Colin, many thanks for leading today, great job.
Good find with the cafe who managed to process the orders pretty quickly.
Thanks to Pete and Dave C for shepherding Segey home.

JD
by John D
11 Sep 2016 20:21
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 11th September
Replies: 13
Views: 2059

On today's 100 in whatever were John Deeley Si Walker Simon Turner Dave Little Helen Jamieson Neil Evanson (comfortably completing his first century) Derek Reynolds to Evesham We met Steve Smith at the Coach and Horses A really enjoyable days ride, good weather, great company, thanks to all. Reasona...
by John D
10 Sep 2016 20:49
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 11th September
Replies: 13
Views: 2059

Mike
No probs and I hope the property issues get satisfactorily resolved.

Catch you soon

JD
by John D
09 Sep 2016 11:19
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 11th September
Replies: 13
Views: 2059

The 3 legs of Sundays 100 in whatever are listed below. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/16455906 LEG1 https://ridewithgps.com/routes/16455922 LEG 2 https://ridewithgps.com/routes/16455934 LEG3 This is a pretty flat route and dependant on attendees, I am hoping for a moving average of 13.5 to 14mph bu...
by John D
04 Sep 2016 20:50
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 4th September
Replies: 14
Views: 2040

Carolyn,
Really enjoyed today's ride, imaginative route with some previously unchartered lanes for a club run.
Spot on, you've set a good standard and look forward to your next one ....and
How's the trout pout?
JD
by John D
21 Aug 2016 15:51
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 21st August
Replies: 17
Views: 2477

Great turnout for todays c run to Charlecote, good to see some new and returning faces. Apologies that the average was a little above guidelines but everyone seemed to be coping (note to self, adjust display settings to show average speed on map display when leading!). Unfortunately a reasonably lar...
by John D
19 Aug 2016 21:25
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 21st August
Replies: 17
Views: 2477

This Sundays c run to Charlecote (some minor detours are possible)

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/15981932 ... Faus9FYaHe

JD
by John D
16 Aug 2016 14:03
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 21st August
Replies: 17
Views: 2477

I'll take the c run to Charlecote, approx. 58 miles and will post route during the course of the week. At the risk of causing minor offence and disappointment and being compliant in Mr Richards directive for "text book", I'm afraid I cant promise any nude women on this ride (unless Andy Terry lends ...
by John D
14 Aug 2016 14:50
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 14th August
Replies: 22
Views: 2927

Andy, thanks for leading today, your routes are always unpredictable. Thoroughly enjoyed it, the view from the bridle way over the m42 was worth the annual membership fee on its own. Chapeau to her!!
by John D
17 Jul 2016 20:58
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: A, B and C club runs July, August and September 2016
Replies: 35
Views: 5714

We've not had the pleasure of Steve Smiths company as much this year meaning that his popular c run/century in as long as it takes ride has not been on the calendar. So if I'm not treading on Steves shoes, I'd be happy to lead a ride on the 11th September very much in the spirit of Steves previous r...
by John D
17 Jul 2016 20:09
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 17th July
Replies: 19
Views: 2584

Nick, thanks for leading today and bearing with some of us still trying to get used to the quicker pace. Thoroughly enjoyed it and pleased you recovered the Garmin. Got to say that it was quite an impressive hedge dive.

Cheers

JD
by John D
12 Jun 2016 18:02
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 12th June
Replies: 21
Views: 2774

Helen, thanks for an excellent c run today.

Good to mix it up with some extra miles coupled with good route, good pace and good company. Can't believe I forgot my shoes, glad the route was not vertically challenging.

Cheers to all

JD
by John D
30 May 2016 05:50
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 29th May
Replies: 20
Views: 2676

Andy, well paced, great route, cheap beans on toast...perfect, cheers

John
by John D
16 May 2016 11:11
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 15th May
Replies: 65
Views: 7214

I agree with that, John, but some of the complaints received have been that slower riders have been dropped on some club runs (I think I recall that last year, there was even one where the leader was dropped due to other riders pushing the pace). There is also a bit of a risk of self-selection, in ...
by John D
16 May 2016 10:46
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 22nd May
Replies: 32
Views: 4122

ballintrane wrote:Here is Sunday's route https://ridewithgps.com/routes/13716852 70 miles pretty flat one big hill before the cafe then a Doorstep bacon sandwich and i mean DOORSTEP then home job done.(Oh and there will be no Hugging not by me anyway) :shock:

70 miles!!!! tut tut, put your tin hat on!
by John D
16 May 2016 10:31
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 15th May
Replies: 65
Views: 7214

Jason, thanks for reminding me about the undignified dismount and sharing it with everyone else. Without getting too involved in regard to specific posts, i think we are in danger of making a mountain out of a molehill here. Stats about average speed is a reasonable method to see trends but doesn't ...
by John D
15 May 2016 15:38
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 15th May
Replies: 65
Views: 7214

A none controversial (I hope), c run to Leamington with a relatively strong, sociable and well disciplined group. Congrats to Lee Owen who coped without too much obvious effort. Really enjoyed it guys (and gal). Back at just after 2pm with 56 ish miles covered. Out today were John Deeley Lee Owen (f...
by John D
14 May 2016 13:18
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 15th May
Replies: 65
Views: 7214

With the B's having an early start, some returning from the TOTBC and half decent weather forecast, just as precaution i'd be grateful if 1 or 2 others downloaded the route in the event that we have a large number and need to split the group. Cheers JD I've dropped the course on my Garmin, although...
by John D
14 May 2016 13:15
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 15th May
Replies: 65
Views: 7214

If people are dissatisfied by current club runs then I have a suggestion. Stop complaining and start volunteering to lead runs instead of leaving it to the minority of usual individuals. Good point, well made! However, I think the concern is not dissatisfaction of those turning up casually expectin...
by John D
14 May 2016 10:51
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 15th May
Replies: 65
Views: 7214

Presuming that both the A and the B will be significantly over the guideline distance this week, in future it might be worth trying to co-ordinate longer rides in advance so that someone who wants to do a regular length club run but who might find the C a bit slow still has one option. (Apologies f...
by John D
13 May 2016 13:07
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 15th May
Replies: 65
Views: 7214

Please see route details for the c run to Leamington from the following link. 55 miles round trip from black horse. Slight headwind forecast for the return leg but should be dry/sunny intervals. http://www.gpsies.com/map.do?fileId=gotqwdlogcqingro There is a little repetition in the route but mindfu...
by John D
12 May 2016 22:25
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 15th May
Replies: 65
Views: 7214

Just for those of us who are still Beacon virgins, how far and bumpy is the C run to Leamington likely to be? Jason, I will post the likely route before Sunday so you can see the profile but it will be 50-55 miles with no major climbs and just a few sections whiere you might need to get out of the ...
by John D
08 May 2016 18:26
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 8th May
Replies: 8
Views: 1690

Colin, many thanks for a great route today and bearing with me when needed. Much appreciated.
Think the 2016 cyclists tan has begun as well.
Once the cafe had sorted the confusion over which cycle group was which, they looked after us pretty well and best carrot cake in a long time.

JD
by John D
27 Apr 2016 19:51
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Rear Derailleur advice
Replies: 9
Views: 1133

Chain length should be set at big ring to big ring plus a link, without going through the derailleur. Any change in the sizes of rings will require you to change chain length. To short and it won't shift smoothly to long and you will drop the chain when changing down at the front. If your cadence e...
by John D
27 Apr 2016 17:06
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Rear Derailleur advice
Replies: 9
Views: 1133

The crucial thing is to ensure that the top jockey wheel doesn't end up so close to the largest cog that it is trapping the chain. The b screw on Shimano derailleurs can only be screwed in enough to usually avoid the largest cog they guarantee. On road derailleurs this was 27 on 9 speeds, 28 on 10 ...
by John D
27 Apr 2016 15:35
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Rear Derailleur advice
Replies: 9
Views: 1133

Paul, Laurence

Just the comfort I needed

Many thanks

John
by John D
27 Apr 2016 13:43
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Rear Derailleur advice
Replies: 9
Views: 1133

Rear Derailleur advice

So in anticipation of my insurers "paying out" and fed up of still using my winter bike, I have sourced a replacement for my stolen Planet X SL carbon It has an Ulegra 6700 10 sp groupset from what I can make out with 50/34, 12/25 and a short cage rear derailleur. With the best will in the world, th...
by John D
25 Apr 2016 23:47
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: A, B and C Club runs April, May and June 2016
Replies: 29
Views: 4814

Been a while since the c's visited Leamington so I'll lead a run there on 15th May.
by John D
03 Apr 2016 16:28
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 3rd April
Replies: 21
Views: 2747

A steady intro ride and great company. One spur of the moment newcomer who coped fine and hope to see you again soon Sophie. Special mention to Huan for managing to finish his Baguette, chapeau!! Today's riders were Helen Jamieson (leader and fkw1) Neil Evanson Huan Dong Sophie Aitchison John Deeley...
by John D
02 Apr 2016 17:24
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 3rd April
Replies: 21
Views: 2747

Tomorrows intro ride will be approx 50km and will be heading to Wedges bakery at Earlswood going via Weatheroak, Tanworth in Arden, Packwood and Hockley Heath. Shorter return leg Via Earlswood.

Weather forecast looking fine till early afternoon, is it going to be "shorts" weather at last?

JD
by John D
30 Mar 2016 21:22
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: 2016 Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 - club entry
Replies: 34
Views: 4100

Can you post me the link and code please John... Andy, hope the link below works, if not drop me a pm with your email address and I'll see if that works If not, just google queen Mary university London accommodation and you'll soon come across it. It's the Whitechapel location. Code is RIDE2016, th...
by John D
30 Mar 2016 16:05
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: BIKES STOLEN
Replies: 9
Views: 1139

A miserable business, John. As you say, it's far more than the loss of property... it's all the emotional stuff that goes with it. It makes me angry to think of someone inflicting all that distress on you and your wife and your kids. Someone with local knowledge, I'd say. You and your family probab...
by John D
30 Mar 2016 12:55
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: BIKES STOLEN
Replies: 9
Views: 1139

Sorry to hear this, John. Recovery rates for stolen bikes aren't good, but I hope you buck the trend. When you say "door prised off", are you referring to a house door, shed door, garage door? George, we have a "through garage" attached to the side of the house. there is a rear door to the back gar...
by John D
30 Mar 2016 12:49
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: BIKES STOLEN
Replies: 9
Views: 1139

Oh no.....! Have you got photos and frame numbers that you can circulate? Alan, thanks, link to pic below following a particularly dirt days riding on my "pain through spain" ride last year. http://s1302.photobucket.com/user/JTDEELEY/media/PLANET%20X/030316%20128_zps6ql9zfua.jpg.html The wheels hav...
by John D
29 Mar 2016 09:38
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: BIKES STOLEN
Replies: 9
Views: 1139

BIKES STOLEN

had the misfortune to have a door prised off and 2 bikes stolen last night. Probably never to be seen again, however if anybody hears anything, please advise Planet X sl pro carbon, American Classic Victory 30 wheels, 105 10sp plus beacon frame sticker!! Carrera subway 2 hybrid, standard apart from ...
by John D
25 Mar 2016 08:11
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: 2016 Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 - club entry
Replies: 34
Views: 4100

Phil, brilliant, many thanks for organising.

Managed to get accommodation at Queen Mary's university, £40 (with discount code) and convenient. If anyone needs the link/ code, I'll post it if rquired
by John D
23 Mar 2016 10:37
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Let's behave ourselves, eh?
Replies: 10
Views: 1663

If in doubt, see the Club Run Guidelines (hint: Club run leaders, if people go off the front regularly, let them get 100m, then turn off onto an alternative route, let them self-navigate!...oops, did I type that out loud) Also, it is a good idea for leaders NOT to publish their exact route on GPS. ...
by John D
23 Mar 2016 10:22
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Let's behave ourselves, eh?
Replies: 10
Views: 1663

Phil, wouldn't wish to create the impression that Sundays c run was a free for all or completely ill disciplined but fair to say we had a cumulation of minor issues (and not all necessarily rider related) that occurred which made it a little more challenging. I'll leave it at that. That said, a good...
by John D
20 Mar 2016 19:37
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 20th March
Replies: 19
Views: 2635

Thanks John for leading today great route out but I was a bit worried about hitting max heart rate before leaving Northfield - settled down later! Dave, apologies, although I take no responsibility for the performance enhancing substances inhaled outside the Black Horse this morning nor Helen pushi...