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by AlanW
27 Sep 2018 13:13
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: New cafe suggestions
Replies: 102
Views: 19796

Re: New cafe suggestions

Mrs Bees Potting Shed Based within Russell's Garden Centre, 1-3 Mill Hill, Baginton, Coventry CV8 3AG Another café that I stumbled upon last Saturday, quite a large outside seating area, inside not so big. So if the weather is a bit iffy, would certainly suggest ringing ahead. The Victoria sponge c...
by AlanW
06 Aug 2018 14:48
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 5th August
Replies: 20
Views: 3015

Re: Club Runs - 5th August

caashford wrote:
06 Aug 2018 12:22
Were you part of the Beacon A Ride @Alan Weaver?! Nope - therefore no club run points for you! ;-)

I think @Phil Richards is being kind to you though...

Team work = Dream work for the next ride!
*...)

Thank you @Phil Richards, you know it makes sense. :{}
by AlanW
05 Aug 2018 22:48
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 5th August
Replies: 20
Views: 3015

Re: Club Runs - 5th August

Does that mean that Simon Turner and myself also get club run points as we did the Tramping of the Two Loops Audax to?
by AlanW
23 Jul 2018 08:52
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 22nd July
Replies: 9
Views: 1871

Re: Club runs - 22nd July

Andy W wrote:
22 Jul 2018 21:05
I tell my kids I can be in 2 places at once and there's the proof lol
That's what comes of keeping one ear to the ground..... :roll:
by AlanW
27 Apr 2018 07:22
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Diamond Buses
Replies: 4
Views: 1016

Re: Diamond Buses

To be honest, I've lost count how many times I've contacted Diamond buses and even supplied video evidence about close or dangerous driving. The most recent incident was the bus went on the wrong side of a small pedestrian island in the centre of the road so that he could overtake me? Video evidence...
by AlanW
22 Apr 2018 18:05
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: New cafe suggestions
Replies: 102
Views: 19796

Re: New cafe suggestions

Ilmington Community Shop and Cafe http://www.ilmingtonshop.co.uk/ Excellent sizeable cafe with fantastic coffee, cakes and breakfast items. Highly recommended. Despite its size, it is popular and I would reccommend an 8:15 start to arrive before other cycling clubs. I was here yesterday actually, g...
by AlanW
22 Apr 2018 16:39
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 22nd April
Replies: 11
Views: 2160

Re: Club runs - 22nd April

Splendid ride this morning guys, thanks.
by AlanW
15 Apr 2018 20:11
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: No Clubs runs on 15th April due to LMTT
Replies: 3
Views: 1011

Re: No Clubs runs on 15th April due to LMTT

Do we get club run points for cycling to the cafe at Shelsely Walsh?

Si Walker (L)
Simon Turner
Alan Weaver
by AlanW
02 Apr 2018 14:53
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 8th April
Replies: 17
Views: 3043

Re: Club runs - 8th April

The route will be something like this https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27139096 and the cafe stop here https://www.whichfordpottery.com/visit-us/straw-kitchen weather looks ok with only light rain forecast. Missing out the climb up Edge Hill this time then Paul? Sadly I'm gonna have to miss this supe...
by AlanW
23 Mar 2018 11:07
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Garmin Edge 810 switches itself off mid-ride
Replies: 4
Views: 911

Re: Garmin Edge 810 switches itself off mid-ride

Same location or different locations Andy?
by AlanW
22 Feb 2018 14:58
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Velodrome
Replies: 57
Views: 7283

Re: Velodrome

Yosser wrote:
22 Feb 2018 14:20
The trouble with free turbos is that they would have to be cheapo's, the sort that start burning out shortly after being being purchased (or given). You know the sort Alan.
Yeah.....that's the trouble with "cheap" trainers, they don't last five minutes :roll:
by AlanW
22 Feb 2018 13:27
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Velodrome
Replies: 57
Views: 7283

Re: Velodrome

Free turbo trainers to everyone I say...... ;;-)
by AlanW
21 Jan 2018 07:39
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 21st January
Replies: 19
Views: 3812

Re: Club runs - 21st January

Sleet/snow in Redditch also...😠
by AlanW
31 Dec 2017 16:28
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 31st December
Replies: 10
Views: 2717

Re: Club runs - 31st December

neilo wrote:
31 Dec 2017 16:11
... Mr Weaver thoroughly enjoyed himself.
Hey...you seemed pretty contented with the view to!
by AlanW
29 Dec 2017 18:28
Forum: Other Rides & Touring
Topic: HONC 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 1416

Re: HONC 2018

At least Stephen and the twins will be in a much better place this time!
by AlanW
08 Dec 2017 06:11
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Clear Vinyl Wrap
Replies: 7
Views: 1830

Re: Clear Vinyl Wrap

Philip Whiteman wrote:
07 Dec 2017 13:34
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I'll be honest, it took longer than l expected it to, but I was waiting for someone to post a similar picture
by AlanW
07 Dec 2017 09:00
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Clear Vinyl Wrap
Replies: 7
Views: 1830

Re: Clear Vinyl Wrap

GavPass wrote:
05 Dec 2017 17:28
Yep. I've got it on my MTB

It's a great product and each set is design specifically for your frame. An expensive and long process to protect your bike, but well worth it!
Excellent, thanks for the feedback
by AlanW
04 Dec 2017 22:48
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Clear Vinyl Wrap
Replies: 7
Views: 1830

Re: Clear Vinyl Wrap

I've used BikeShield in the past with great effect and it's the same principle. But I like the idea of CAD designed and precut vinyl bespoke to your frame
by AlanW
04 Dec 2017 19:34
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Clear Vinyl Wrap
Replies: 7
Views: 1830

Clear Vinyl Wrap

Just out of interest, but has anyone used a product called 'invisiframe'?

They do, amongst other things, a bespoke clear vinyl kit to protect your frame.

http://www.invisiframe.co.uk
by AlanW
26 Nov 2017 15:34
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 26th November
Replies: 12
Views: 2918

Re: Club runs - 26th November

Yes, a quick look on Strava Flyby confirmed that it took you boys (and girls) longer than I expected it would to get to Branson Cross :oops: So while I assumed that I was chasing you down, you were in fact behind me....doh! :roll:
by AlanW
23 Nov 2017 12:52
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club run ideas for 2018
Replies: 10
Views: 3095

Re: Club run ideas for 2017

Alan, Why not in February. The A38 will be much quieter than in mid-summer and it's what we did 50/60 years ago. Yes I know, and respectfully I tip my hat and bow gracefully to those that did it back then with 100% of my admiration. And yes, part of me would really like to do it, if only so that I ...
by AlanW
23 Nov 2017 12:08
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club run ideas for 2018
Replies: 10
Views: 3095

Re: Club run ideas for 2017

How about combining a night ride and Weston and back in one hit? And no, not in February either! The longest day of the year, relaxed ride to Weston at midnight via the A38 and stopping at either of the two 24 hour McDonalds and or Gordano Services, arriving at Weston for around 9am. Breakfast on th...
by AlanW
19 Nov 2017 14:43
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 19th November
Replies: 17
Views: 4360

Re: Club runs - 19th November

Todays steady and relaxed B ride to Bewdley were:-

Alan Weaver (leading)
Nick Shenton (la Tea)
James Tate
Ryan Evanson
Esta Rantzen
Philip Whiteman
Joe Woodward
Indi Singh
by AlanW
17 Nov 2017 16:07
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 19th November
Replies: 17
Views: 4360

Re: Club runs - 19th November

Philip Whiteman wrote:
17 Nov 2017 15:04
Alan, I know that you were short of a few numbers but here is the rosta for Sunday at Bewdley:

GWR Pannier 0-6-0PT 1501
SR Light Pacific 4-6-2 34027 'Taw Valley'
GWR Pannier 0-6-0PT 7714
Class 107 DMU
Beans-on-Toast
by AlanW
17 Nov 2017 13:14
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 19th November
Replies: 17
Views: 4360

Re: Club runs - 19th November

l'll do a steady and relaxed B run to the railway carriage @ Bewdley

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/17307779
by AlanW
07 Nov 2017 11:40
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 12th November
Replies: 27
Views: 5509

Re: Club runs - 12th November

I honestly don't know why you would opt not to ride without mudguards this time of year :?: Show some respect for the group members around you and also the café owners as Pete said.

Not withstanding the fact, but why cover your bike in crap just for the sake of it?
by AlanW
29 Oct 2017 20:36
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 29th October
Replies: 12
Views: 3413

Re: Club runs - 29th October

And only eggs served to the chosen few.... *...)
by AlanW
22 Oct 2017 15:35
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 22nd October
Replies: 8
Views: 2406

Re: Club runs - 22nd October

Its unfortunate that the group got split up in the latter stages, and despite repeated requests to knock the pace back a touch to let others get back on, my requests seemed to go pretty much ignored. :cry:
by AlanW
22 Oct 2017 14:19
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 22nd October
Replies: 8
Views: 2406

Re: Club runs - 22nd October

Todays combined A & B run to Pershore consisted of:-

Alan Weaver (leading)
Dom Walker
John Hitchcock
Neil Lynch
Neil Orchard
Zalman Shazar
Xavier Disley
Jessica Roades-Jones
Andy Wrightson
Paul Johnson
Chris Ankcorn
Nick Shenton
Rob Wade
Ryan Evanson
by AlanW
21 Oct 2017 17:46
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 22nd October
Replies: 8
Views: 2406

Re: Club runs - 22nd October

Subject to the weather, l'll lead the B run to Pershore
by AlanW
15 Oct 2017 14:34
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 15th October
Replies: 14
Views: 3645

Re: Club runs - 15th October

This morning perfectly formed B run quartet consisted of the following:-

Alan Weaver (leading)
John Roberts
Wayne Gibbs
Simon Woodward
by AlanW
11 Oct 2017 15:39
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: How do you find the time?!?
Replies: 10
Views: 1870

Re: How do you find the time?!?

Tim wrote:
10 Oct 2017 23:25
.... kids and wives/husbands are way more important than miles on a bike.
Okay, lets not be to hasty ah...... :wink:
by AlanW
09 Oct 2017 15:16
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: How do you find the time?!?
Replies: 10
Views: 1870

Re: How do you find the time?!?

Rest assured your kids will always need you, even when they have left home they still have a habit of returning! I guess its all about finding the balance and one that needs careful consideration to all parties concerned. Now I tend to think better when I'm out on my bike, so therefore I spend a lot...
by AlanW
09 Oct 2017 10:46
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 15th October
Replies: 14
Views: 3645

Re: Club runs - 15th October

Put me down to do a B run to the Wayside Farm Shop in Wickhampton, 72 miles BH to BH so a little longer than normal? But the pace will be slightly lower to allow for that and also to attract others to join. The café is at bang on the mid point of the ride to :D Rough route will be something like thi...
by AlanW
26 Sep 2017 12:57
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Aldi - cycling kit and accessories Thurs 28th
Replies: 1
Views: 840

Re: Aldi - cycling kit and accessories Thurs 28th

The rear mounted light/camera is certainly worth considering. Its identical to the Fly6 in every way, and nearly £90 cheaper!!

TIP - If you do buy one, then fit the largest size Micro SD card you can in it ASAP
by AlanW
16 Aug 2017 11:32
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Disc brake wheels for commuting?!
Replies: 9
Views: 2752

Re: Disc brake wheels for commuting?!

I've been advised to steer away from shimano coz you can't maintain them? Was looking at mavics? Really....? Quite the opposite in my opinion, Shimano have loose ball bearing that you can grease and service plus spares are available near enough anywhere. You can also replace the cones if they get p...
by AlanW
10 Aug 2017 13:27
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: A Weavers Wander Audax, this Saturday
Replies: 0
Views: 698

A Weavers Wander Audax, this Saturday

I understand that a few Beacon riders have entered, who exactly?
by AlanW
06 Aug 2017 22:17
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 6th August
Replies: 18
Views: 3618

Re: Club runs - 6th August

Andy W wrote:
06 Aug 2017 18:34
Cheers for todays 100 paul and the most enjoyable bacon sandwhich to top it off
Awesome bacon sarnie, but not sure about that purple and green crap though?
by AlanW
02 Aug 2017 13:43
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Panniers?!
Replies: 10
Views: 2201

Re: Panniers?!

From my own experience but a laptop in a pannier isn't good unless you can equal the weight on the other side. Then you are talking some serious weight lugging around every single day. Of course it depends on the size and weight of the laptop and my company one was a heavy old brute and built to wit...
by AlanW
23 Jul 2017 21:26
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Kidderminster Killer and Clee to Heaven Returns
Replies: 5
Views: 1388

Re: Kidderminster Killer and Clee to Heaven Returns

Great event and thanks to everyone for making it happen.

I enjoyed my bottle of Shropshire Gold beer thanks. But in hindsight I should have drunk it when I got home really and not at the HQ then ride home!
by AlanW
26 May 2017 12:30
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Beacon's Brecons 300 - CLUB RUN 28th May
Replies: 44
Views: 8265

Re: Beacon's Brecons 300 - CLUB RUN 28th May

Other than the fact I had double booked myself, I now have to go to work on Sunday down at Paignton, so thats me also out. Have a great day everyone
by AlanW
23 May 2017 12:39
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Beacon's Brecons 300 - CLUB RUN 28th May
Replies: 44
Views: 8265

Re: Beacon's Brecons 300 - CLUB RUN 28th May

Due to some rather pi55 poor planning on my part, but I have also entered a Mark Rigby 215km audax the day before as I thought this ride was next weekend.... :oops: So the burning question is, do you think that MrsW would tolerate me doing both?
by AlanW
22 May 2017 20:44
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: New Message Board Platform
Replies: 17
Views: 3170

Re: New Message Board Platform

Well done Steve
by AlanW
14 May 2017 16:55
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 14th May
Replies: 16
Views: 3129

Beautiful day for it today with a headwind on the way out and no rain! Cafe was the 'jelly roll cafe' who coped well with the 13 riders, only 1 flat. thanks to everyone who took a turn on the front, riders were- Neil Orchard (leading) Paul Johnson Liam Roberts Andy Wrightson Neil Lynch Phil Richard...
by AlanW
19 Apr 2017 13:30
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Deda 35mm Bars
Replies: 0
Views: 517

Deda 35mm Bars

Is anyone using these oversize bars, if so what are your thoughts? Plus, how do you overcome mounting lights and Garmin out front brackets with the increase in diameter?
by AlanW
15 Apr 2017 20:29
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: 23mm vs 25mm tyres
Replies: 15
Views: 2793

28mm
by AlanW
09 Mar 2017 07:51
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 12th March
Replies: 11
Views: 2363

Sunday's B run route* will be something like this https://ridewithgps.com/routes/19342784 *Any similarity between the posted route and actual route is purely coincidental :lol: NOTE Woodgate Road just South of Lower Bentley is closed while they rebuild the subsided embankment adjacent to the brook....
by AlanW
03 Mar 2017 14:09
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 5th March
Replies: 16
Views: 2911

Nicks_77 wrote:This weeks B Run will be to the Railway carriage at Stratford.

Approx distance 100km
Crikey, haven't been there in ages, I'm in..... :wink:
by AlanW
28 Feb 2017 19:29
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: New Audax for August
Replies: 2
Views: 850

New Audax for August

HERE

I predict a sell out.... :lol:
by AlanW
09 Feb 2017 13:30
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Track Cycling Sessions January to April
Replies: 107
Views: 12647

Sorry Tim, finally I have my op date of the 14th March, so thats me out for a while :(