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by John D
20 Mar 2016 15:35
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 20th March
Replies: 19
Views: 5894

Si_Walker wrote:John, thanks for great route and organising the sunshine, apols for splitting off near the end, thought you were behind, then you weren't!. In all a great ride out, cheers.
Si, no problem, don't think (nay know) my legs weren't up to Dayhouse Bank
by John D
20 Mar 2016 15:29
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 20th March
Replies: 19
Views: 5894

jkwilson84 wrote:John thanks for ace ride out today. Massive kudos to Dave little for waiting for me when the dreaded double thigh cramp hit up bourneheath hill.
James, glad you got back ok, a bit of confusion over whether you were ahead of us or not manifested, hope the legs are recovering

JD
by John D
20 Mar 2016 15:05
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 20th March
Replies: 19
Views: 5894

A good turnout for this mornings c run which had an unscheduled lumpy detour before Saint Kenelms (a malfunctioning Garmin to blame or more likely user error!). A busy cafe greeted us at Worcester country park but service was reasonably quick. We spilt up on the return waiting for Dave Little at Bou...
by John D
17 Mar 2016 21:35
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 20th March
Replies: 19
Views: 5894

Andy, this was the route I'd got planned for Sunday http://www.strava.com/routes/4362145 When I originally posted to lead, part of my reasoning for Worcester country park was that it was somewhere we hadn't been for some months (and last time we arrived it was closed due to a burst water main!) and ...
by John D
13 Mar 2016 16:45
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 13th March
Replies: 16
Views: 4959

We've missed Dave Little off the c run register
by John D
13 Mar 2016 16:44
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 13th March
Replies: 16
Views: 4959

Colin, appreciate you leading today, excellent route and good pace. Cheers, JD
by John D
07 Mar 2016 11:04
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 6th March
Replies: 22
Views: 6184

Dave, thanks for leading yesterday, excellent route and great company as ever
by John D
04 Mar 2016 10:28
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: A, B and C Club runs January, February and March 2016
Replies: 25
Views: 8165

i'll take C run on 20th March to Worcester Country park (probably)

JD
by John D
04 Mar 2016 10:26
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 6th March
Replies: 22
Views: 6184

Dave, thanks for stepping up, you beat me to it so i'll put my name down for Worcester Country park on 20th March
by John D
27 Feb 2016 17:25
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 28th February
Replies: 8
Views: 3090

James, we meet at 9ish for a 9-15 start

JD
by John D
19 Feb 2016 20:13
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Brompton World Championships 2016
Replies: 3
Views: 1274

Andy, congrats on getting through the ballot, looks like a great event to take part in. No doubt you'll be taking the Brompton along to Pete Marshalls sessions at Tudor Grange to finely tune your racing skills.
by John D
14 Feb 2016 19:02
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 14th February
Replies: 13
Views: 4410

Helen, thanks for leading today , a good choice of route and cafe 😉, nagging headwind on the way home was felt by all.
by John D
08 Feb 2016 14:37
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 14th February
Replies: 13
Views: 4410

Not sure if anyone else noticed it yesterday, but there was signage at the start of Redhill Road saying road closed for 2 days from 13th Feb. Looked at birminghams and H And W's websites but couldn't see anything to confirm. Suggest Helen and any other ride leader thinking of using this route to con...
by John D
07 Feb 2016 16:38
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 7th February
Replies: 30
Views: 8396

On today's intro. Ride were Gary Mackintosh (lead) John Deeley (s) Sue Roberts (second intro.outing) Andy Nott Mark McConkey A very busy Stables cafe but good food as ever. Regretfully Sue had an unscheduled dismount just after Seafield Lane resulting in some damaged clothing and a very sore thumb m...
by John D
05 Feb 2016 19:55
Forum: Other Rides & Touring
Topic: 2016 Aviva Women's Tour
Replies: 11
Views: 3658

Good call Toby. I've had a word with myself and decided to allow myself a day off....joys of the self employed

Hope there's a good turnout, that's 2 for the c run
by John D
01 Feb 2016 14:29
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 7th February
Replies: 30
Views: 8396

Intro Ride: Gary Macintosh as Leader, support volunteer required.


Gary, i need to be back home a bit earlier than normal on Sunday so happy to support if still required

JD
by John D
31 Jan 2016 19:36
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 31st January
Replies: 24
Views: 7015

George, many thanks for leading today. Enjoyed the route, enjoyed the company, shame about the weather!!!

JD
by John D
24 Jan 2016 18:34
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 24th January
Replies: 28
Views: 7364

Hi George from my viewpoint I would be very happy with 50+ miles depending on weather. I dont really want the C to become a short ride. It was a great ride out today thanks to John who found lanes I've never ridden in 40 years of Beacon runs to Stourport (and will never again probably!) However, I ...
by John D
24 Jan 2016 15:33
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 24th January
Replies: 28
Views: 7364

another great turnout for today's c run which included 1 or 2 cheeky inclines. Shame that the Open Kitchen struggled for spaces when we first got there but the sight of a dozen Lycra clad cyclists soon cleared some tables and we could all have eaten there rather split up with Blossoms as the overflo...
by John D
24 Jan 2016 15:14
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 24th January
Replies: 28
Views: 7364

George, we split up slightly on the return leg today due to a mix of reasons but I stayed with the back of the group and my overall average was 12.6 mph on a slightly lumpyish route. Others are likely to have a bit quicker averages. Biggish group of 17 today which tends to lower the average and ther...
by John D
21 Jan 2016 13:51
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 24th January
Replies: 28
Views: 7364

This is Sundays route for the c run http://www.strava.com/routes/3924594 We will be using the café on the High Street in Stourport that Dave Cox introduced us to on the pre Christmas beer run, so a café lock would be useful. Fingers crossed that the weather forecast holds true with some milder weath...
by John D
19 Jan 2016 07:03
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Bike storage....
Replies: 9
Views: 2734

Sell your drum kit!!!
by John D
12 Jan 2016 21:55
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Vehicles with only one headlight working
Replies: 24
Views: 5783

Never had cause to do it yet but I am reliably informed (if you believe what you read on forums!), that changing a headlight bulb on my 350Z requires removal of the front bumper assembly. Not sure how Halfords "We'll even replace the bulb for you for £7" promise would be delivered but easy to see wh...
by John D
09 Jan 2016 23:30
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: A, B and C Club runs January, February and March 2016
Replies: 25
Views: 8165

I'll take c run on the 24th Jan to Stourport.
by John D
03 Jan 2016 20:46
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 3rd January 2016
Replies: 15
Views: 4403

Colin, thanks for leading today and having the forethought to stop at a venue with a log burning stove, lifesaver.
Hope Helens ok and congrats to Tom for enduring those conditions in shorts and no base layer.
by John D
27 Dec 2015 15:06
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: C ride
Replies: 4
Views: 1854

Colin, thanks for leading today and great route. Particularly memorable for the near hub deep flooding around Great Alne and the Audax styly Lucozade and Picnic break at the bus shelter opposite the General Stores at Wooton Wawen (Yew Tree farm was closed!), Mixed together with fog, rain, close enco...
by John D
29 Nov 2015 20:00
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs: 29th November
Replies: 5
Views: 2281

So after last weeks great turnout of 17 for the c run, today we could only muster 2!! So Andy Wrightson and myself battled the winds for a short 40 miler (pleased we carried on after questioning our sanity at Rednal), taking in Barnt Green, Alvechurch, Weatheroak, Tanworth inArden, Packwood and Hock...
by John D
22 Nov 2015 19:24
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 22nd November
Replies: 19
Views: 5638

Si, thanks for leading today, a great turnout of 16 for the c run so quite a baptism. Well done, and in particular using some good but rarely used lanes.
by John D
15 Nov 2015 15:20
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 15th November
Replies: 7
Views: 2852

10 of us decided to brave the wind this morning and we headed to wild side cafe at Ombersley. We appeared to have gone right into the headwind and at one point, Waseley hills cafe beckoned but we persevered and by the time we got to Lord Mortons we all had the appetite for a little more suffering an...
by John D
08 Nov 2015 15:08
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 8th November
Replies: 10
Views: 3634

An impromptu c run to kenilworth and with just the 7 of us meant that we were able to use the tea rooms by the castle (time for tea?). Managed to dodge the showers although with hindsight a venue a little further south may have helped avoid some of the headwind on the return leg. Thanks to Dave Litt...
by John D
01 Nov 2015 21:23
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 1st November
Replies: 17
Views: 5271

Pete, thanks for leading today, excellent route. Good to welcome Dale and Leonie (who is officially " one of the boys".....for reasons that will remain strictly confidential to those who participated in today's c run 😉) And hope to see you again soon. Jordan, great effort in chasing us down,...
by John D
19 Oct 2015 09:24
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 18th October
Replies: 16
Views: 5033

Dave, many thanks for stepping forward and leading. Great scenic route and paced the group perfectly.

Still not entirely sure what the other cyclists problem was, but I wish the police were that vigilant with motorists around Birmingham!
by John D
11 Oct 2015 15:31
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Clubs Runs - Sunday 11th October
Replies: 11
Views: 3377

On this mornings c run were John Deeley Bob Green Ryan Evanson Anne Hughes Neil Evanson Helen Jamieson MarkMcConkey Mike Balenski Jordan Stevens Pete Norman Thanks to Pete for "sweeping" duties, good to see Bob and Anne, and pleased that Jordan and Mike on their first c run proved to be more than ca...
by John D
10 Oct 2015 08:33
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Clubs Runs - Sunday 11th October
Replies: 11
Views: 3377

As previously mentioned, this Sunday's c run will be a steady 50 mile ride to Lavendar Hall fisheries. This is intentionally a "soft" route to provide an opportunity for previous intro. Riders who may be unsure of stepping up to a club run to join us (and also an antidote to last weeks hills for tho...
by John D
06 Oct 2015 11:02
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: I'm the only gay in the village and the only Beacon in Oz
Replies: 4
Views: 1401

Niall is a new member (22/09/15 according to the memberlist) and i have chatted with him on c runs. He did mention that his brother lives in Oz and he had been riding with him whilst out there visiting recently, that would explain the strava feed. Not sure if he has gone back out there again in the ...
by John D
21 Sep 2015 21:00
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs: 20th September
Replies: 15
Views: 4490

Dave, thanks for leading yesterday, excellent route.

Charlie/giovanni, glad you got back ok, but what an epic detour!!
by John D
21 Sep 2015 20:55
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: A, B and C Club runs October, November and December 2015
Replies: 19
Views: 6542

I'll lead a "soft" c run to Lavendar Hall fisheries on 11th October. This will be no more than 50 miles, relatively flat and within club run guidelines for pace. The intention is to provide an opportunity for any recent intro riders (there was a couple on the September one and I guess there maybe ot...
by John D
06 Sep 2015 16:37
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs: 6th September
Replies: 19
Views: 5927

An enjoyable intro. Ride to Stables cafe, Earlswood with sociable and capable participants John Deeley (L) Helen Jamieson (s) Philip Keates Mike Balenski Chris Starkey (hope I've got the spelling right) Jordan Stevens Huan Dong Thanks to the returning Helen and Huan for support As discussed, I will ...
by John D
18 Aug 2015 09:43
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Beacon Road Race CANCELLED
Replies: 11
Views: 2842

John, the circuit was to be the same as for this race: http://www.strava.com/activities/45094616 . It's quite a popular circuit for local clubs' road races (all BC road races at this level are held on road circuits, rather than being point-to-point). As far as I know, the roadworks were emergency o...
by John D
15 Aug 2015 23:36
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Beacon Road Race CANCELLED
Replies: 11
Views: 2842

Re: Beacon Road Race CANCELLED

Dear All Unfortunately tomorrow's Red Kite Road Race has had to be cancelled due to road works on the course. Sorry for any inconvenience. Regards Gary Mackintosh Gary, definately not you that should be the one apologising at all, gutted (and not just for the hot dogs) for the organisers and propos...
by John D
15 Aug 2015 23:24
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: **NEW** CLUB RUN 16TH AUGUST
Replies: 17
Views: 4967

Dave Cox wrote:C Route probably Earlswood, Lowsonford, Hatton, Norton Curlieu Lane, Warwick
Dave, always loving a bit of retro, assume standard "Sunday club run" bikes will be appropriate for the route?

Cheers

JD
by John D
20 Jul 2015 10:38
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs: 19th July
Replies: 22
Views: 5962

And hats off to the Carriages Cafe proprietor who single-handedly served drink and food to all of us in pretty good time considering. (He did know we were coming but I underestimated the numbers). Funnily enough, some of us had a brief discussion on the way back about how remarkably unflustered and...
by John D
13 Jul 2015 09:13
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs 12th July
Replies: 22
Views: 6895

Steve, huge thanks for yesterday, cracking ride and to everyone else for the company. I was hoping that the 100 miles would be no great problem (and it was remarkably uneventful in comparison to my woes last year) and my biggest concern was Weatheroak Hill.....right on both accounts there..... and g...
by John D
03 Jul 2015 14:03
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: 100 Mile C Run - 12th July 2015
Replies: 22
Views: 6307

"H", sorry to hear that you cant make it (means I've got to find someone else to run into the back of now!!), hope you can get back on track with training for Ride London soon

All the best

JD
by John D
22 Jun 2015 10:07
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: C run 21st June
Replies: 4
Views: 1798

Pete, thanks for leading and great choice of route. Whisper it quietly but I nearly enjoyed the climbs aswell. Sorry to hear about the wheel issues and hope it's fixable back at base. Congrats to Matt and Ross for completing their first c runs.
by John D
15 Jun 2015 13:23
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Cotswold Audax
Replies: 19
Views: 4618

Pete, thanks for all of your efforts to produce a successful and enjoyable audax. Interesting to see how far a significant no. of participants had travelled for the event with a healthy turnout of cyclists from Crewe and another guy from London I got talking to. "The last rider returned at 9.50", so...
by John D
08 Jun 2015 21:38
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs: 7th June
Replies: 40
Views: 10103

Raj, glad you enjoyed it and hope you found the way home from Woodlands road without issue. Apologies for the run not going as smoothly as it could have done due to 2 of us having an unscheduled diversion and Marks tactical (sorry unfortunate) visit from the f!@t fairy. There are no club runs this S...
by John D
10 May 2015 19:50
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs: 10th May
Replies: 19
Views: 5517

Mark, thanks for a great choice of route today, really enjoyed it and great to see such a good turnout.

Thanks to Andy Terry for leading the second group with a good pace for everyone.
by John D
06 May 2015 16:54
Forum: Other Rides & Touring
Topic: PAIN THROUGH SPAIN
Replies: 5
Views: 2687

PAIN THROUGH SPAIN

As some of you may be aware, after reaching the milestone of 50 years of age just over 18 months ago, I made the decision that I needed to undertake a serious challenge (whist the body is nearly able) and with some likeminded friends with whom I enjoy an annual golf break in Murcia, the challenge wa...
by John D
20 Apr 2015 09:26
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs 19 April 2015
Replies: 11
Views: 3453

Dave
thanks for leading yesterday, thoroughly enjoyed the route and useful to clock up an extra few miles. Good to see some new and returning faces.