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by StuartWhite
20 Jan 2018 20:46
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 21st January
Replies: 19
Views: 5213

Re: Club runs - 21st January

Club run to Watopia? I hear the weather is always nice... ;-) http://zwift.com/events/view/35390 I may well be joining you on Zwift if the latest weather report is anything to go by Chris. Currently the weather is forecast for snow and 1oC from 5am through till 10am. I shall make the call first thi...
by StuartWhite
19 Jan 2018 13:47
Forum: Beacon Road / Track / CycloCross Racing
Topic: 2018 Racing Plans
Replies: 24
Views: 6420

Re: 2018 Racing Plans

Get yourselves signed up fella's, it's filling up fast.

So far we have 3 Beacon signed up, so with Ian and Dan, just one more will see 2 teams.
Anybody else interested before I start chasing folk up?
by StuartWhite
17 Jan 2018 22:23
Forum: Beacon Road / Track / CycloCross Racing
Topic: 2018 Racing Plans
Replies: 24
Views: 6420

Re: 2018 Racing Plans

Laurence, John, Robin and Gavin are all away, that'll leave a dent in the team
by StuartWhite
16 Jan 2018 15:40
Forum: Beacon Road / Track / CycloCross Racing
Topic: 2018 Racing Plans
Replies: 24
Views: 6420

Re: 2018 Racing Plans

There's a 2/3 race (and a 4th) at the MK bowl on the 10th March.... I'll probably do that, or maybe Darley Moor. Think it's the same one that the epic team of Clegg, Passmore, White & Hunt managed not to finsh last year :lol: That was some race! I'd probably be in favour of Darley Moor if you fanci...
by StuartWhite
11 Jan 2018 16:58
Forum: Beacon Road / Track / CycloCross Racing
Topic: 2018 Racing Plans
Replies: 24
Views: 6420

Re: 2018 Racing Plans

Crits: Due to the location of my work now, I'll probably be looking to hit up Stourport a fair bit for their weekday races, so we'll see how that goes. I've enjoyed racing at Curborough in previous years, but I'm going to struggle to make it over there this year I think, just a bit too much of trek,...
by StuartWhite
12 Nov 2017 17:12
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 12th November
Replies: 27
Views: 7519

Re: Club runs - 12th November

No Probs George, it was all good. Special props to the hardcore half dozen on today's A run, shared work in the wind, on the hills and through the ice rain. A proper honest ride. Stuart White (lead) Phil Richards Adam Green Jess Rhodes Jones Alberto Recchioni Andy Wrightson Same time next year :wink:
by StuartWhite
12 Nov 2017 08:16
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 12th November
Replies: 27
Views: 7519

Re: Club runs - 12th November

Scrub that, we'll stick to H2o
by StuartWhite
11 Nov 2017 22:23
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 12th November
Replies: 27
Views: 7519

Re: Club runs - 12th November

Might stop at Cafe Morse tomorrow as a bit more cycle friendly, only a few hundred metres down the way from H2O

Café Morso
https://goo.gl/maps/SDbAGKKPVY22
by StuartWhite
11 Nov 2017 15:20
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 12th November
Replies: 27
Views: 7519

Re: Club runs - 12th November

Hi George, we're going to stop at cafe H20 on Fossil bank, just over 40 miles in so I'd say 10:30-11 is a safe bet.
My number is 0792612359 if you want to meet there.
by StuartWhite
09 Nov 2017 21:20
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 12th November
Replies: 27
Views: 7519

Re: Club runs - 12th November

Malvern is the plan for Sunday's A ride. 80+ miles, sensible pace .
I'll try and get the gpx up for you tomorrow.
by StuartWhite
07 Nov 2017 12:53
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 12th November
Replies: 27
Views: 7519

Re: Club runs - 12th November

I'll be on my fully guarded Genesis with AA approved tool kit and picnic bag so it'll be a reasonable pace.
Just finalising a route so I'll try and get that up today.
by StuartWhite
07 Nov 2017 11:08
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 12th November
Replies: 27
Views: 7519

Re: Club runs - 12th November

I guess it's that time of year for me to do my annual club run lead so I can take the A run this Sunday if nobody else was planning to.
Would anybody be up for a slightly earlier start? Meet at 8, leaving for 8:15? It's properly light by then so no need to worry about lights.
by StuartWhite
24 Oct 2017 15:39
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Electrician wanted
Replies: 2
Views: 1677

Re: Electrician wanted

Isn't our very own Roger Cutler a mobile electrician?
by StuartWhite
24 Oct 2017 13:37
Forum: Beacon Road / Track / CycloCross Racing
Topic: Quarry Cross 05.11.2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1890

Re: Quarry Cross 05.11.2017

Hi All, Just so you know I'm not being anti-social, my parents live up Titterstone Clee, so I'll likely be off around there for a slap-up Sunday roast afterwards. In addition, it looks as though I'll be travelling from Brum with my doggy and partner (not to be confused) in tow. If anything changes I...
by StuartWhite
09 Oct 2017 16:36
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: How do you find the time?!?
Replies: 10
Views: 2919

Re: How do you find the time?!?

I don't have kids, but I do have a lot on so can struggle to get the time I want quite often. The things I've found that help me. - I try and plan for my weeks slots at the beginning of the week (Sunday evening), nothing too formal, just a personal commitment to when stuff is going to happen around ...
by StuartWhite
11 Sep 2017 08:45
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: End to End - Brevet Randonneur - 1400km
Replies: 8
Views: 2283

Re: End to End - Brevet Randonneur - 1400km

Thanks all,
I'll do a bit of a write up this week to share the fun.
by StuartWhite
16 Aug 2017 14:52
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Disc brake wheels for commuting?!
Replies: 9
Views: 4250

Re: Disc brake wheels for commuting?!

In addition, what Al said...
by StuartWhite
16 Aug 2017 14:51
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Disc brake wheels for commuting?!
Replies: 9
Views: 4250

Re: Disc brake wheels for commuting?!

Not to confuse matters, but I've recently given up on Mavic due to having a problem with a Ksyrium hub that can't be fixed, when the rims are barely even worn (they're not disc-brake wheels), and have switched to Shimano. :lol: I'm with Laurence here, I have had nothing but bother with entry level ...
by StuartWhite
25 May 2017 10:43
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: 500kms Club Run
Replies: 51
Views: 11729

Re: 500kms Club Run

Good Day,

What time are you planning on departing for this one? I may try and cover a bit of the ride with you all and then turn back if that's OK.
by StuartWhite
16 May 2017 14:03
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Route to Telford
Replies: 3
Views: 1207

Is this after the recce on Saturday? Alright mile muncho
by StuartWhite
08 May 2017 09:32
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Volunteers needed - Beacon circuit races, Stourport, 9 May
Replies: 16
Views: 3953

I'll be leaving from Fort Dunlop around 5:30pm if that's of any help to anybody needing a lift.
by StuartWhite
04 May 2017 08:53
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: End to End - Brevet Randonneur - 1400km
Replies: 8
Views: 2283

Thanks Phil, Some very helpful detail here, thank you. As you've probably gathered, I'm really keen on the quickest I can do it, but I'm going to attempt to soften some of the route with a bit of scenery in order to get a bit of enjoyment. As for either end, it looks like I may have roped 2 very goo...
by StuartWhite
03 May 2017 17:56
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: End to End - Brevet Randonneur - 1400km
Replies: 8
Views: 2283

End to End - Brevet Randonneur - 1400km

Hi All, I have been fantasising about a Transcontinental style event for some time and figured it's about time I did something about it. I've started launching a couple of reasonable rides over recent months with the plan of training for this: End to End - Brevet Randonneur - 1400km (minimum) The cl...
by StuartWhite
21 Apr 2017 12:38
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Beacon Little Mountain Time Trial
Replies: 29
Views: 5271

Hi Dave,

I'll be there, no problem. See you at 7:30am
by StuartWhite
20 Apr 2017 13:45
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Beacon Little Mountain Time Trial
Replies: 29
Views: 5271

Good Day,

I have been rejected from the race I had entered on this day so am now free, is there still a requirement fro more marshals?
by StuartWhite
23 Mar 2017 13:41
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: 500kms Club Run
Replies: 51
Views: 11729

Alas, I am on a European, Radiohead, Tour d France cycle adventure commencing the Monday.
I have been unable to bolt an additional 2 days onto the beginning of my already 10 day boys adventure.
She can be so unreasonable sometimes :-/
by StuartWhite
12 Feb 2017 01:31
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Club Kit Discussion
Replies: 64
Views: 12160

Short Sleeve Skin suit in lrg please
50% deposit paid along with extra for leg warmers.
by StuartWhite
31 Jan 2017 12:36
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Club Kit Discussion
Replies: 64
Views: 12160

Medium skin suit Cleggy? Won't that cut you in half?
I'm going to have to do some serious consideration about sizing on that front.

To large or to extra large? That is the question.
by StuartWhite
22 Jan 2017 21:35
Forum: Beacon Road / Track / CycloCross Racing
Topic: what are you planning?
Replies: 43
Views: 7319

I'll likely be going down the Mamils again next week (28th) Dave.
by StuartWhite
10 Jan 2017 08:32
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: 500kms Club Run
Replies: 51
Views: 11729

I'm only interested in KM's when they're multiples of 100, let me at 'em.
by StuartWhite
09 Jan 2017 10:05
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Track Cycling Sessions January to April
Replies: 107
Views: 15737

I'm up for March, sign me up.
I will stand aside should this become over subscribed by folk who are looking to gain more experience.

Wicked session, thanks to all involved in organising and participating.
by StuartWhite
09 Jan 2017 09:56
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Saddlepost bag for London to Paris
Replies: 4
Views: 1895

Hi James, I did a few long haul rides without panniers last year and used a 'seat pack' which is part of the bike packing (as mentioned by Dave) luggage now used as alternatives to panniers. I used this one if I was riding through the night:- http://www.wiggle.co.uk/altura-vortex-seatpack/ So I coul...
by StuartWhite
03 Jan 2017 16:52
Forum: Beacon Road / Track / CycloCross Racing
Topic: Hard and Fast - Crit/RR/Track Training Ride
Replies: 32
Views: 4843

Hi Dan,

This is the segment, usually has a couple of sprints:

https://www.strava.com/segments/11321999
by StuartWhite
03 Jan 2017 15:05
Forum: Beacon Road / Track / CycloCross Racing
Topic: Hard and Fast - Crit/RR/Track Training Ride
Replies: 32
Views: 4843

Hey, With what I'd consider to be 'a lucky escape' last week, then a few riders taking a spill yesterday, I'm inclined to agree that we should hold off again this week. No point training for racing if you end up too injured to actually race. The Star City Loops will start up again soon so we'll see ...
by StuartWhite
29 Dec 2016 16:30
Forum: Beacon Road / Track / CycloCross Racing
Topic: Hard and Fast - Crit/RR/Track Training Ride
Replies: 32
Views: 4843

That's cool, we'll put it on the back burner for this week
by StuartWhite
29 Dec 2016 10:51
Forum: Beacon Road / Track / CycloCross Racing
Topic: Hard and Fast - Crit/RR/Track Training Ride
Replies: 32
Views: 4843

It doesn't look like it's going to warm up much today so I'll only be there tonight if we have a reasonable amount of interest.

Merry Chrimbo
by StuartWhite
20 Dec 2016 09:32
Forum: Beacon Road / Track / CycloCross Racing
Topic: Hard and Fast - Crit/RR/Track Training Ride
Replies: 32
Views: 4843

Just a quick one on corners as I notice this has been mentioned a couple of times above. Cornering is one of, if not the most important skill of crit racing, but this circuit is on an open road with all major corners being a potential give way. Intensive and tschnical corner training, whilst practis...
by StuartWhite
18 Dec 2016 00:04
Forum: Beacon Road / Track / CycloCross Racing
Topic: Hard and Fast - Crit/RR/Track Training Ride
Replies: 32
Views: 4843

Bus stop just down from Hopwood House pub.

adj Ash Lane post code is B48 7TP

https://goo.gl/maps/sZXrd7N8gyG2
by StuartWhite
16 Dec 2016 10:49
Forum: Beacon Road / Track / CycloCross Racing
Topic: Hard and Fast - Crit/RR/Track Training Ride
Replies: 32
Views: 4843

I was thinking 2 weeks of this then when Star City starts up we can give that a whirl. Let's start next Thursday for 2 weeks - meet at the bottom of Hopwood at the bus stop on the left before the roundabout (if you're headed out of town) just past the petrol station, at 7pm. Route Below (this is a c...
by StuartWhite
15 Dec 2016 17:06
Forum: Beacon Road / Track / CycloCross Racing
Topic: Hard and Fast - Crit/RR/Track Training Ride
Replies: 32
Views: 4843

Mondays are rest day for me also so I'd prefer Thursdays
by StuartWhite
15 Dec 2016 15:55
Forum: Beacon Road / Track / CycloCross Racing
Topic: Hard and Fast - Crit/RR/Track Training Ride
Replies: 32
Views: 4843

Hard and Fast - Crit/RR/Track Training Ride

Hi All, I will open this up on Facebook in due course, but thought I'd get the interest of the Beacon massive first. Ade mentioned recently about some on road close proximity riding in prep for the new year, so let's get on it. I suggest we start with a small circuit (I already have one in mind for ...
by StuartWhite
15 Dec 2016 15:43
Forum: Beacon Road / Track / CycloCross Racing
Topic: what are you planning?
Replies: 43
Views: 7319

Dan, If you want to race, Stourport is as good a place to start as any. I get a little frustrated with the Stourport 'crash fest' labelling. Either you like the circuit or you don't - don't scare everybody else away from it because you've had a bad experience there - it's one of the best facilities ...
by StuartWhite
12 Dec 2016 17:24
Forum: Beacon Road / Track / CycloCross Racing
Topic: what are you planning?
Replies: 43
Views: 7319

P.S. Last year, Tom Kirk did a long weekend away visiting some Belgian and French races over a long weekend, he left it a little late to attract major interest, but if you fancy, it's something we can look at 2017. Beacon RCC Continental Race Team Couple of races followed by a couple of beers, what ...
by StuartWhite
12 Dec 2016 17:17
Forum: Beacon Road / Track / CycloCross Racing
Topic: what are you planning?
Replies: 43
Views: 7319

My overall season goal is to hold Cat 2 - mainly because I think I'll actually have some of you to race with the following season. To kick that off: I'll be hitting up the Wooly Mamil series as I like that to indicate how much work I need to do. As with Gav though, road race and crits will start aro...
by StuartWhite
12 Dec 2016 11:05
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs 11th December
Replies: 11
Views: 2997

Apologies for coming past the C run yesterday on the Bristol Road without so much as a 'good morning'. I arrived late at the Black Horse, saw you in the distance and gave chase, only to realise once catching you that it wasn't the A-Run so a panicked chase then ensued. After bumping into the B run a...
by StuartWhite
05 Dec 2016 12:32
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Track Cycling Sessions January to April
Replies: 107
Views: 15737

PAID
by StuartWhite
29 Nov 2016 12:58
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Track Cycling Sessions January to April
Replies: 107
Views: 15737

Would anyone be interested a few track riders' road sessions? I'm thinking brisk through and offs. cut throat lane broad lane spring lane earlswood. The objective would be to develop understanding as a group of riders. That way we would be better prepared for any situations where we found ourselves...
by StuartWhite
21 Nov 2016 10:45
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: To Weston and Back: "The Weston Run"
Replies: 196
Views: 27717

I'm hungry for nonsense
by StuartWhite
18 Nov 2016 11:55
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Track Cycling Sessions January to April
Replies: 107
Views: 15737

Dave (or anyone else that needs to know the formalities for accreditation at Derby), First you’ll need to become a member, this is just a registration so you won’t need to pay owt. You can do that here: http://www.derbyarena.co.uk/cycling/accreditation/how-to-register-and-book-online/ You’ll get con...