Club runs - 3rd January 2016

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Club runs - 3rd January 2016

Post by WorcsPhil » 29 Dec 2015 23:00

First club run of 2016, and please make it a new years resolution for regular riders (and irregular ones in every sense) to lead one per quarter so that we fill the diary up...go on, before we let Dr Whiteman loose with his electrodes. Let's have an influx of volunteers for the Jan-March listings...please.


A: Pershore - Philip Whiteman
B: Wellesbourne - James Tate
C: Charlecote - Colin Groves

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Post by Philip Whiteman » 01 Jan 2016 21:15

Unless somebody else volunteers to lead Sunday's A run, I shall take it to Pershore.

Anybody turning up on Sunday's A run should be prepared to offer dates to lead future club runs. I will be bringing dates with against which, vacancies are marked. Please make a New Year's resolution to lead club runs in 2016.

Cafe locks are strongly advised.

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Post by Philip Whiteman » 03 Jan 2016 12:41

A Run

Keith Adcock
Alan Weaver
Phil Richards
Nick Shenton
Philip Whiteman L

Ian sensibly peeled off to drier conditions.

Flooded road conditions on the return. The weather was terrible.

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Post by dweben » 03 Jan 2016 12:54

Where did you go in the end? Ali and I zipped off to Henley instead. Much nicer ride home in the warmish tailwind!

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Post by Nicks_77 » 03 Jan 2016 13:02

Thanks Phil W for leading a rather moist A Run.

I think without such good company I would have called it a day earlier on.

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Post by WorcsPhil » 03 Jan 2016 13:45

Thanks, Phil for leading what will hopefully be the wettest ride of the year. It was reminiscent of a muddy rainy spring classic, all that was missing was some cobbles and cheering Belgians.

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Post by keith » 03 Jan 2016 14:02

Sealskin waterproof socks discuss!
Thanks Phil and all what doesn't kill you makes you stronger

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Post by jdtate101 » 03 Jan 2016 14:03

A drowned B run to Wellesbourne was:

James Tate (L)
Neil Orchard
Paul Johnson
Vince Tennant

Then starting with us yet splitting off after 10 miles in complaining of the cold and wet was:

Alistair Hey
Paul Watkins

We'll forgive them for woosing out as Ali had given up his warm gloves to some C rider who came dressed for summer and Paul had seemed to have forgotten Jacket, leg warmers and overshoes.....not a good combo for todays weather.

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Post by dweben » 03 Jan 2016 14:05

Haha didn't forget them I was fine. Was my hands that were cold -- rubbish gloves!

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Post by Philip Whiteman » 03 Jan 2016 14:21

To rub it in, my feet were totally dry thanks to a two layered approach of latex Velotoze overshoes plus PU overshoes. The Goretex jacket worked a treat too.

Nick's mesh vest and little else as an underlayer was truly impressive.

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Post by George » 03 Jan 2016 15:40

I went to Pershore too, but I guess I was too late.

Or in the wrong place.

Or both.

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Post by Philip Whiteman » 03 Jan 2016 15:49

George wrote:I went to Pershore too, but I guess I was too late.

Or in the wrong place.

Or both.
We diverted to Churchfields on account of the conditions.

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Post by Colin G » 03 Jan 2016 15:59

The brave souls on today's C run were

Colin Groves (L)
Simon Turner
Tom Roberts (Nails)
John Deeley
Jordan Stevens
Helen Jamieson
Andy Wrightson

Unfortunately Helen came off and executed the most spectacular aquaplane into a deep flood. She bravely soldiered on though and the wood burner at Charlcotte offered at least some comfort.

Thanks to Alistair for lending his spare gloves to Tom. Andy Wrightson has them and will organise giving them back.

Great group today, thanks for your company.

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Post by Hels147 » 03 Jan 2016 16:52

Thanks for leading Colin.

It was actually rather a good ride today, despite my failed attempt at water ballet, the terrible weather, Andy's ***flat*** and tom's issue with his brakes!
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If you’re all about the destination, take a f#€king flight!

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Post by Simmo » 03 Jan 2016 19:11

Thanks for leading Colin despite the cold,wet and having no brakes I loved it.

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Post by John D » 03 Jan 2016 20:46

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.

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