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Club Runs - 17th November

Posted: 11 Nov 2019 11:16
by WorcsPhil
18 riders out on the A and C runs this weekend, and although cold and wet under our tyres, it was a lovely sunny winter's day to be out on a bike. No frost, intelligent discussions on the neo-classical architecture seen in certain areas of Vienna, and how that has influenced the cultural reputation of teutonic cities... this was clearly a specialist subject of the A-riders and we'd love to share our thoughts with you on another day.

This week's rides will no doubt be just as exciting, especially as we have two named leaders already, woowee!

A: Lavender Hall - Andy Wrightson
B: Destination TBC - Simon Woodward
C: Stourport using this route - https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26772661 - Leader required

Re: Club Runs - 17th November

Posted: 11 Nov 2019 17:20
by Andy W
A run will be at what ever speed is required and will be 65 miles bh to bh
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31450571

Re: Club Runs - 17th November

Posted: 11 Nov 2019 23:44
by Simon Woodward
The B run will be to Croome Park.
62 Miles of mainly flat roads, following this route
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31418115

Re: Club Runs - 17th November

Posted: 17 Nov 2019 14:22
by PhilG
No one had volunteered to lead the C run today, and I only decided to come out at about 8:45 this morning.
I downloaded Pete Norman's route to Stourport and three of use duly set off. [No leader on the message board usually means a smaller turnout.]

Many of the roads were pretty filthy, with several minor floods on the way out. My gear lever failed on the outward leg, allowing me to change up but now down (until I ran out of gears). I adjusted it at the cafe so that I was at least in a middle gear at the back, sufficient to get me back over Saint Kenelms Pass.

Apologies for the less than perfect navigation today - not helped by me not realising that my Garmin had frozen.

On the ride today were:
Phil Gameson (leaders)
Andre Gardner (welcome!)
Dave Stevenson

David Hughes met us at the cafe. He had already taken sustenance, but stayed for a while.

Re: Club Runs - 17th November

Posted: 17 Nov 2019 15:38
by Simon Woodward
We had 9 riders out on today's B run to Croome Park.
The 2 fords on the route were impassable by car, but we happily trundled our way over using the bridges.
Sorry for my lack of fitness, I think I'll volunteer for the D ride next time!

Today's Synchro Swimmers were

Claire Fudge
Phil Elwell
Andy McGrath
Mark Russell
Jon Sadler
Si Turner
Simon Walker
Philip whiteman
Simon Woodward (Leading from the back)

Re: Club Runs - 17th November

Posted: 17 Nov 2019 16:31
by Andy W
Well there were 7 of us set out from the black horse on this very autumnal day... some very wet and muddy roads along route and even our own swimming pool at one point woo hoooo lol (spoilt we are ) but no issues to report and mechanical free.
A big welcome to harry the hedgehog who showed his face after hiding away in his garage.
On today's A run were
( leading ) Andrew Wrightson
Paul johnson
John William's
Vince Tennant
Niel indoors orchard
James tate
James bendle
Following slowly from the back harry the hedgehog.
Thanks all

Re: Club Runs - 17th November

Posted: 17 Nov 2019 16:33
by Philip Whiteman
It's worth pointing out for Paul Johnson's benefit that I was the first in the queue at Croome Park and the last person to receive a bacon sandwich that morning. The venue continues to live upto its useless self for breakfast items.

Many thanks to Woody for leading the club run which included some lanes new to me.

Re: Club Runs - 17th November

Posted: 17 Nov 2019 16:41
by ballintrane
Philip Whiteman wrote:
17 Nov 2019 16:33
It's worth pointing out for Paul Johnson's benefit that I was the first in the queue at Croome Park and the last person to receive a bacon sandwich that morning. The venue continues to live upto its useless self for breakfast items.

Many thanks to Woody for leading the club run which included some lanes new to me.
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Re: Club Runs - 17th November

Posted: 17 Nov 2019 17:01
by Andy W
Philip Whiteman wrote:
17 Nov 2019 16:33
It's worth pointing out for Paul Johnson's benefit that I was the first in the queue at Croome Park and the last person to receive a bacon sandwich that morning. The venue continues to live upto its useless self for breakfast items.

Many thanks to Woody for leading the club run which included some lanes new to me.
Did you expect anything else.
The best way to deal with croome park is simply ride past it or even better just dont go lol

Re: Club Runs - 17th November

Posted: 17 Nov 2019 19:47
by Philip Whiteman
Andy W wrote:
17 Nov 2019 17:01
Philip Whiteman wrote:
17 Nov 2019 16:33
It's worth pointing out for Paul Johnson's benefit that I was the first in the queue at Croome Park and the last person to receive a bacon sandwich that morning. The venue continues to live upto its useless self for breakfast items.

Many thanks to Woody for leading the club run which included some lanes new to me.
Did you expect anything else.
The best way to deal with croome park is simply ride past it or even better just dont go lol

Yep but the cakes and coffee are excellent.