Club runs - November 4th

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Club runs - November 4th

Post by WorcsPhil » 29 Oct 2018 14:48

Well, what a varied weekend that was. Pride of place goes yet again to Dave Hughes with 3 golds and a silver at the LVRC National Track Championships in Derby...great stuff from our vey own world champion.

Top kudos to Dave, Mark and John for strong performances at the National Hill Climb Championships on the Pea Royd Lane course in Yorkshire, and to all those pedalling on round 6 of the WMCCL (Cross) in the muddy fields of Stonebridge.

Finally, congrats to Tessa Sandberg and Adam Green, who were two of the four at the Red Bull Time laps challenge in Windsor, finishing a creditable 4th in the Mixed Teams competition...fine night riding in bitterly cold conditions.

...and, there were 27 people on the three club runs on Sunday, with bigger thanks to Nick, Phil and Dave for leading. It was a lovely sunny day, albeit a bit cold, and good to see a few new riders joining us...

There was a bit of confusion as to who was going to lead the B-ride on the day, but Phil Gameson duly did, so hopefully Richard Leaper can return the favours this week...This week's rides are:

A: Beacon Burst 50miler with no cafe stop - Paul Johnson
B: Possibly Richard Leaper
C: Volunteer required

Intro ride: Dave Cox will lead a ride to Earlswood - support rider would be useful

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Re: Club runs - November 4th

Post by ballintrane » 29 Oct 2018 16:11

I'll lead a Beacon Burst A run about 50 miles no cafe stop home before 1.00pm(Winter bike rule will apply!!).
Paul Johnson

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Post by Dave Cox » 29 Oct 2018 17:44

I'll lead an Intro Ride to Earlswood about 25 miles or so

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Post by FayeL » 01 Nov 2018 08:01

Dave..... remember me....? I’m seriously interested in coming out ... but 1. I haven’t cycled for about 15 years... 2. I’ve got rid of my bikes.... 3. I sat on my racing skinny tyre Bianchi and felt extremely wobbly/ nervous to say the least a couple years ago. I even went to Red Kite and had a look at some Trek bikes.... few weeks ago. where to start ? Need to invest in a comfortable bike.
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Post by ash.turner » 02 Nov 2018 11:39

Happy to ride support to the Intro Ride
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Post by Dave Cox » 02 Nov 2018 18:26

Thanks Ash that's great

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Post by Dave Cox » 02 Nov 2018 18:33

Hi Faye - it's great that you are thinking of returning to cycling.You will be very welcome. Many of us come back to cycling and to the Beacon after long breaks. Yes you'll need a bike though and probably worth getting used to it a bit before you try a group ride. I'm sure Red Kite can advise you if you tell them what you want it for.

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Post by Garfield el Pirata » 02 Nov 2018 22:14

Hi Faye. Has it really been 15 years. How Time flies. Thought that you. Like me, would rather be playing tennis :D
As I remember your Bianchi was a really nice bike. I'm sure that a couple of short ride would see you regain your confidence. Apparently fat tyres (28mm) are the way forward for comfort.
Best of luck.
May see you at a café one Sunday.
All the best.

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Post by FayeL » 03 Nov 2018 08:17

Disc brakes or Caliper ?

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Post by Dave Cox » 03 Nov 2018 18:44

Most people going for discs but some are better than others apparently. I've not got my head around them so have stuck to callipers

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Post by PeteNorman » 03 Nov 2018 19:03

I will lead to Hillers Dunnington
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/9587952
Pete

Well the weather wasn't too bad after all and the company as ever excellent, hope you all enjoyed it!

Pete Norman (Lead)
Claire Fudge
Mark McConkey
Mark Gardner
David Little
Adrian McHugh
Colin Hall
Neal Evanson
David Shakespeare
Andy Terry

Also Phil, apparently Mark Gardner and Colin Hall were left off the list on last weeks C Ride.

Pete
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Post by rdleaper » 04 Nov 2018 13:10

Well that didn't quite go to plan! Just 3 riders came out on the B Run; however it transpired that Jon Sadler and Nick Bresslan (hope I've got the names right) were intending to peel off the back and head home for 12:30 which would have left just me! So I improvised a loop NW of Kinver to make it another Beacon Burst, only for Nick's chain to snap just past Kinver leaving him in need of a lift! So whilst Nick trudged off to wait at a nearby café (hope you got back OK), myself and Jon carried on past Kidderminster, Bluntington and Belbroughton to get in 40-odd lumpy miles before lunchtime.

Not the weather I ordered either :|

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Post by ballintrane » 04 Nov 2018 13:25

On today's non stop A run
Paul Johnson(L)
Nick Shenton
James Tate
Andy Wrightson
Phil Elwell
Paul Johnson

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Post by Dave Cox » 04 Nov 2018 14:21

Intro Ride to Earlswood

cake and coffee and back by 12.30 !

Dave Cox (leading)
Dave Hutchins
Ash Turner (support)
Ashiq Saffy on his very first Beacon ride - welcome Ashiq
Hamaad Raja welcome back
Derek Reynolds

Oh and we passed a guy practicing (not busking) with a Alpen Horn under the M5 on Icknield Street - not something you see or hear everyday

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Post by ash.turner » 04 Nov 2018 21:52

Dave Cox wrote:
03 Nov 2018 18:44
Most people going for discs but some are better than others apparently. I've not got my head around them so have stuck to callipers
Calipers.... discs are a faff unless you’ve got a support crew!

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Post by ash.turner » 04 Nov 2018 21:58

Dave Cox wrote:
04 Nov 2018 14:21
Intro Ride to Earlswood

cake and coffee and back by 12.30 !

Dave Cox (leading)
Dave Hutchins
Ash Turner (support)
Ashiq Saffy on his very first Beacon ride - welcome Ashiq
Hamaad Raja welcome back
Derek Reynolds

Oh and we passed a guy practicing (not busking) with a Alpen Horn under the M5 on Icknield Street - not something you see or hear everyday
Didn’t get a good look at his horn (😳) and I bow to your greater experience in these matters but I assumed it was a bugler getting some practice in for next weekend.
Either way, great ride and thanks for getting me back for 12.30

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Post by Hamaad_Raja » 07 Nov 2018 18:57

Dave Cox wrote:
04 Nov 2018 14:21
Intro Ride to Earlswood

cake and coffee and back by 12.30 !

Dave Cox (leading)
Dave Hutchins
Ash Turner (support)
Ashiq Saffy on his very first Beacon ride - welcome Ashiq
Hamaad Raja welcome back
Derek Reynolds

Oh and we passed a guy practicing (not busking) with a Alpen Horn under the M5 on Icknield Street - not something you see or hear everyday

Thanks Dave for another great run, im glad my injury has recovered, very pleased to be back. Really enjoyed this intro run, i will come along to one of the easier C runs next time. Take care guys an see you all next time

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