Club runs - 21st January

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Club runs - 21st January

Post by WorcsPhil » 15 Jan 2018 09:59

Mornin' all, a few points this week...

Firstly, can I please have names of riders on the impromptu B-ride to Wyre Forest and C-ride to Akamba...Andy? Carolyn?...the points prize is intensely followed by all members ;;-) so be good to keep up to date

Secondly, could all riders on club runs remember that these are club runs, so if there are people off the back, then please let the leader know, by shouting down the line...leaders don't have eyes everywhere, so be good if this is followed...not only did I come over all unnecessary for a short time yesterday, but others also disappeared off runs without warning.

Lastly, last year, we managed to persuade a regular group of faster B riders to step up the A-ride, but this has left a hole in regular B-ride leaders, such that we have merged A/B rides a number of times recently...I was hoping that faster C-riders would also step up to lead B-rides but this is proving slow to get off the mark...so why not think along these lines, and follow the wonderful example given by Simon Woodward this week...

Anyway, this week's rides are:

A: Leamington Spa - Nick Shenton
B: Wyre Forest - Simon Woodward
C: Volunteer required

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Re: Club runs - 21st January

Post by Nicks_77 » 15 Jan 2018 10:50

This weeks A Run will be to a destination we've neglected for a while, Leamington Spa.

Having Googled Alfonso's it would appear that its now called Simon's Place. The fry up looks huge so I think we should give it a go.

I haven't worked out the route yet but it will be around 100k BH to BH. Route details to follow.

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Post by Nicks_77 » 15 Jan 2018 10:54

Apologies Phil I had shouted up the group and we stopped at the junction of School Road at Hanbury. I assumed you were behind and were on your way to us. Hope you feel better soon.

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Re: Club runs - 21st January

Post by Simon Woodward » 15 Jan 2018 18:48

The B run will be a 55 mile route to Wyre Forest with the Cafe at 30 miles. The route is a bit lumpy so the pace will be at the low end of B pace at around 14mph. It should be a perfect opportunity for any of the stronger C riders who wish to come along.
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26664870

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Re: Club runs - 21st January

Post by Andy Terry » 19 Jan 2018 18:34

I reckon you were supposed to figure out the C run names from Carolyn's photo on Strava. :) Maybe give the zebra a point, too.

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Post by Lee_spiers1 » 20 Jan 2018 10:45

All being well this will be my 1st run with you guys. Riding 25 years but never been in a club.
I’ll be on a white specialised. :)

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Post by Nicks_77 » 20 Jan 2018 11:40

The weather forecast is looking truly foul for tomorrow morning so I’m proposing a non stop Beacon Burst if it hasn’t improved.

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Post by George » 20 Jan 2018 14:00

Lee_spiers1 wrote:
20 Jan 2018 10:45
I’ll be on a white specialised. :)
Not by the time you get home.

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Post by Simon Woodward » 20 Jan 2018 18:00

If the weather is poor, the B run may end up doing this shorter and less scenic route to Wyre Forest
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26743786

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Re: Club runs - 21st January

Post by caashford » 20 Jan 2018 18:01

Club run to Watopia? I hear the weather is always nice... ;-)

http://zwift.com/events/view/35390

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Post by Nicks_77 » 20 Jan 2018 18:34

caashford wrote:
20 Jan 2018 18:01
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 thing in the morning but it’s looking highly unlikely I will be taking the A Run.

I’m getting the impression my club rides are jinxed & I should give up until April!

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Post by StuartWhite » 20 Jan 2018 20:46

Nicks_77 wrote:
20 Jan 2018 18:34
caashford wrote:
20 Jan 2018 18:01
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 thing in the morning but it’s looking highly unlikely I will be taking the A Run.

I’m getting the impression my club rides are jinxed & I should give up until April!
Nick, have you prep'd a burst route? I'll step in if you can share...
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Post by Nicks_77 » 21 Jan 2018 07:25

A Run cancelled due to adverse weather conditions

Its started to sleet/snow where I am so I'm afraid I won't be taking the risk.

If you do venture out take care.

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Post by AlanW » 21 Jan 2018 07:39

Sleet/snow in Redditch also...😠
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Post by Philip Whiteman » 21 Jan 2018 08:10

Sunshine and a relentless sense of optimism here in Drayton
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Re: Club runs - 21st January

Post by Simon Woodward » 21 Jan 2018 08:20

Snow and a sense of doom here in Oldbury!

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Post by Simon Woodward » 21 Jan 2018 08:26

B ride is now cancelled
Everywhere is white over here. Snow is now sticking on my road which is gritted.
Sorry.

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Re: Club runs - 21st January

Post by George » 21 Jan 2018 09:34

Well, having been led to believe that it would stay above freezing last night and that I could ride to Wyre Forest this morning in lovely just-above-freezing sleet, I woke to sub-zero temperatures and 2cm of settled snow on a totally untreated road. The snow plough came through five minutes ago, but it still doesn't look great and the lanes are presumably still covered.

The irony is that I've spent my entire life being largely undeterred by snow, continuing to ride on my ordinary winter road bike. Nowadays I have a bike with studded 34mm tyres and 30mm mudguard clearances... but fear I've reached too fragile an age to take any chances.

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Post by Les Ladbury » 21 Jan 2018 10:41

The irony is that I've spent my entire life being largely undeterred by snow, continuing to ride on my ordinary winter road bike. Nowadays I have a bike with studded 34mm tyres and 30mm mudguard clearances... but fear I've reached too fragile an age to take any chances.

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Re: Club runs - 21st January

Post by Andy W » 21 Jan 2018 13:05

On today's club ride was ? Ow yeah just just me strangley enough as no one turned up to the black horse lol I even had a cafe stop at the waseleys, going up St kenelms was a tad interestinget though but all rounew most enjoyable

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