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Club runs - 31st January

Post by WorcsPhil » 25 Jan 2016 08:37

Another good day for club runs last week with 39 riders over the three rides, with all three routes providing plenty of early season hills. If the comments on strava are anything to go by, the leaders are none too popular at present.

Anyway, this week's flatter runs are...

A: Upton - Ian Taylor
B: Chipping Campden - Paul Johnson
c: Alcester - George Barker.
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Post by Philip Whiteman » 25 Jan 2016 09:05

Sorry, changed my mind again. Sunday is going to be damp, so the club run will be to Upton and not Tewkesbury.

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Post by gmac » 25 Jan 2016 09:49

Put down to take the intro on the 7th Phil.

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Post by Dave Cox » 25 Jan 2016 11:14

Many thanks Gary that has eased my conscience I'll pick another one up later in the year

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Post by George » 25 Jan 2016 12:35

Here is the route for Sunday's C run:
http://tinyurl.com/zmbz8dr

We'll be going anticlockwise, meaning that the outward is a little longer than the return. However, with the general trend being downhill out and uphill back, the two legs should be of roughly equal duration. I anticipate being back at the Black Horse shortly before 2pm (mechanicals etc permitting). I will endeavour to set as even a pace as possible without uphill surges or associated recovery periods. I'd be grateful if people could help me out with communication from down the line if the pace is unsuitable for anyone, and by keeping the group compact and orderly.

If there are a lot of us, we may divide across two cafés (there are several in the High Street).

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Post by ballintrane » 26 Jan 2016 15:55

WorcsPhil wrote: Anyway, this week's flatter runs are...
Hmmm flatter run(remember Phil said that not me)!!!
The B run will be about 67 miles bring a bike lock if you have one, may change destination depending on weather.

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Post by Philip Whiteman » 29 Jan 2016 13:15

I will have to pull-out of leading this Sunday's club run. Having contracted a dragging and lingering cold virus, I am not healthy enough to ride. I may see you at the cafe.

For any volunteer, here are the routes I was considering:

The challenging option: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/11928094

Easier option: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/11979014

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Post by IanT » 29 Jan 2016 18:43

I'm happy to stand in and lead the A run, same destination. Phil, which cafe were you intending to use?

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Post by Philip Whiteman » 29 Jan 2016 18:48

IanT wrote:I'm happy to stand in and lead the A run, same destination. Phil, which cafe were you intending to use?
You have a choice of two; The Secret Mess which is the one opposite the 'Pepper Pot', or the Marina Cafe on the western bank. The Secret Mess is the cafe used on recent runs, and the best in my opinion. It is good idea to take 'cafe locks'.

In lieu of cycling, I will probably join you there. We hope to drive round the Sunrise and Snowdrop Express route to check for problems.

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Post by IanT » 29 Jan 2016 23:26

Ok, Secret Mess it is then, bring your cafe locks folks. And your wet weather gear if the forecast is to be believed...

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Post by Dave Cox » 31 Jan 2016 14:48

Thanks George for a great C run in the rain!

This is the list from Venue Xpresso

Tom Moorhead
Pete Norman
Dave Cox
Paul Robinson (doing well on first Beacon Run)
Neil Lynch
Jordan Stevens
John Hitchcock (met us at the cafe)
Si Walker

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Post by ballintrane » 31 Jan 2016 15:32

On today's Wet and Windy B run to Chipping Campden
Paul Johnson(L)
Ryan Stait
Neil Orchard
A new venue for club runs we went to camden coffee company just off the high street http://www.campdencoffeecompany.co.uk/ food was nice and fairly cheap for the cotswolds.

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Post by IanT » 31 Jan 2016 15:42

Today's A run:

Ian Taylor (L)
Matt Regan
Phil Richards
Chris Ashford
Nick Wooley
Ranulph Fiennes
Keith Adcock

A nagging head wind and a longer than usual route out meant we were a fairly bedraggled bunch at the cafe, but happily the slow service allowed us to dry out for a tailwind assisted route home. We were joined at the cafe by Phil Whiteman but as he admitted to using motorised assistance he doesn't get a club run point!
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Post by Si_Walker » 31 Jan 2016 15:48

George, thanks for leading today, pity the weather was a bit damp.
Si Walker
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Post by keith » 31 Jan 2016 17:12

Thanks to Ian for leading a character building ride. 2 hours after finishing me and the bike are at last clean dry warm and not hungry 😋

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Post by George » 31 Jan 2016 17:51

Tough conditions, a slightly late start (my fault, sorry), a handful of short but cumulatively significant road stops and an absolute eternity waiting to get served at OrangeMables resulted in today's C run making a somewhat tardy return to Northfield. It was grimly satisfying to overcome the elements, though, and I enjoyed the opportunity to chat to a few people whom I don't get a chance to see as often as I'd like. Thanks everyone for coming along.

The southern section of the C run consisted of:
George Barker (L)
Mark Russell
John Deeley
Graham Muth
Joe Warwood
Leonie Balter
Ryan Evanson
Helen Jamieson
Andy Wrightson
Simon Turner
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Post by matthew » 31 Jan 2016 18:08

Thanks Ian a soggy long a run today. I would say I enjoyed it but I won't. 😯
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Post by AlanW » 31 Jan 2016 18:49

matthew wrote:Thanks Ian a soggy long a run today. I would say I enjoyed it but I won't. 😯
I didn't get wet; well not from the rain at least ;;-)
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Post by Simmo » 31 Jan 2016 19:19

Cheers George for leading today great route pity about the weather
Thanks to all those who helped with my f--t !

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Post by John D » 31 Jan 2016 19:36

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

JD

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Post by matthew » 31 Jan 2016 20:20

I didn't get wet; well not from the rain at least ;;-)[/quote]

Oh Alan you didn't did you :shock:
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Post by Hels147 » 31 Jan 2016 20:54

Thanks George for leading and thanks to Si, Andy and John for seeing me back. The legs weren't quite there today. :?
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Post by keith » 31 Jan 2016 21:21

matthew wrote:I didn't get wet; well not from the rain at least ;;-)
Oh Alan you didn't did you :shock:[/quote]

That's what I thought but was too polite to ask. The snowdrop is just going to fly by

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Post by AlanW » 01 Feb 2016 06:28

matthew wrote:I didn't get wet; well not from the rain at least ;;-)
Oh Alan you didn't did you :shock:[/quote]

Old age... :oops:
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Post by WorcsPhil » 01 Feb 2016 08:33

Thanks for leading, Ian...and for being the perfect windblock for probably 60 of the 70 miles!!

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