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Post by toby » 12 Mar 2014 23:00

Tonight's ride hit almost summertime speeds. Phew!

A newcomer, Sam who came on the B ride Sunday last, had a fall on Brockhill Lane. Those who spoke to him after says he maintains he was ok to get home. Don't know if anyone knows him or whether he uses this message board but I just wanted to make sure he's (relatively) ok.

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Post by Andy_Craddock » 14 Mar 2014 11:22

Sam put a message on Strava saying he hasnt been put off the ride, however has chipped a bone in his hand and is in a cast for 6 weeks.

Hopefully he will be back riding before long. Shame it happened on his first ride. I think maybe a lot of us take it for granted that everyone knows the route, although im sure this had no impact on the incident on Wednesday, just one of them things!

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Post by IanT » 26 Mar 2014 19:39

A rare, possibly unprecedented outbreak of common sense this evening as the brave/foolish trio who ventured out to the Red Lion elected not to ride in the cold, wet and pretty unpleasant conditions. Apologies to any late arrivals who may have wondered if the ride had left - not sure if I passed one of the usual group (Stuart?) as I headed for home.

Here's hoping for better conditions next week...

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Post by Andy_Craddock » 26 Mar 2014 22:21

IanT wrote:A rare, possibly unprecedented outbreak of common sense this evening as the brave/foolish trio who ventured out to the Red Lion elected not to ride in the cold, wet and pretty unpleasant conditions. Apologies to any late arrivals who may have wondered if the ride had left - not sure if I passed one of the usual group (Stuart?) as I headed for home.

Here's hoping for better conditions next week...
It looks like Stuart rode on his own then, however looking on Strava something happened as it ended abruptly. Hopefully it was a mechanical that meant he couldn't carry on and not an off

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Post by toby » 26 Mar 2014 22:34

... so after I left Ian and Keith, Stuart caught me up outside my house and we did the ride. Stu **flat**d heading towards the sprint by Kings Norton cemetery and I stayed with him until he pinched his first replacement tube and called for a lift. Conditions weren't that bad out in the lanes, though I could have done with thicker socks.

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Post by slogfester » 16 Apr 2014 12:32

anyone riding tonight? thinking of coming out to play.
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Post by Kermit » 16 Apr 2014 13:55

Sure to be Barry. I was thinking of coming out too.

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Post by slogfester » 16 Apr 2014 17:07

I only know this route, 56 km:

http://www.gps-sport.net/routes/Beacon- ... ide_146033

but I read there is a longer route? Are we doing that now? If so, some one got the route.... for when I get dropped!
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Post by Pedlo Mudguardo » 16 Apr 2014 17:46

I'm not out myself but we're still doing the normal 35 mile Wednesday route at the moment as it's dark for the last 45 minutes or so.

I doubt you'll be dropped Barry :D

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Post by keith » 16 Apr 2014 17:49

Only really do the long route we we are practising for some thing really arduous, likely to be the short tonight.

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Post by Kermit » 16 Apr 2014 22:39

Bum! I failed on two counts tonight. I'd forgotten what time it started and thought it was 7.15pm but as I didn't leave work until 6.00pm I wouldn't have made it anyway. I'll try again soon.

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Post by keith » 19 Jun 2014 12:30

Really enjoyed last night, pretty quick in near perfect conditions , absolutely no truth in the rummer that I slashed my own tyre to catch my breath

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Post by Matt Hale » 28 Jun 2014 23:06

Thinking of testing my legs on the Wednesday night ride (if I can get away from work in time). Where and what time is the meet?
Thanks

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Post by Pedlo Mudguardo » 29 Jun 2014 06:38

Always welcome Matt. We meet at the front of the Red Lion pub on Vicarage Road, Kings Heath setting off at 7pm.

35 mile route.

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Post by Matt Hale » 30 Jun 2014 00:11

Thanks Nic, realised just after I'd posted that details are on Facebook and twitter! I'm in two minds at the moment...might go out and do some more hills ;)

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Post by carl » 23 Jul 2014 22:09

Thanks guys for the ride really enjoyed it. Will see u next week ;)
Pain is temporary!

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Post by Pedlo Mudguardo » 23 Jul 2014 22:18

Nice one Carl it was good to have you along. As Wednesday rides go tonight was towards the top end speed wise. Come the Autumn things slow down a bit, hopefully at least, to keep things safe.

See you next week.

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Post by Andy_Craddock » 23 Jul 2014 23:22

Pedlo Mudguardo wrote:Nice one Carl it was good to have you along. As Wednesday rides go tonight was towards the top end speed wise. Come the Autumn things slow down a bit, hopefully at least, to keep things safe.

See you next week.
These rides look to have increased this year, hopefully ill be back in full flight next year. Especially as my new set up won't have had as much use as intended. Nic I've changed the saddle to a black brooks and it looks a lot nicer now.

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Post by carl » 30 Jul 2014 21:10

Gutted I missed this ride arrived there at 7:10 to find it had gone. Got held up at passport office Will be out next week on it,see u next week :evil:
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Post by George » 04 Oct 2014 13:40

Are these rides continuing into the season of dark evenings?

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Post by laurence_cooley » 04 Oct 2014 14:18

George wrote:Are these rides continuing into the season of dark evenings?
Yes George. There were three of us out this week in the dark.

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Post by Tim » 12 Nov 2014 10:28

Take care at meeting point tonight. Hit deck in an oil slick at 7 this morning in front of red lion going from Stirchley towards Solihull. Xrays on wrist all clear luckily

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Post by Pedlo Mudguardo » 12 Nov 2014 10:52

Bad luck Tim, hope you mend asap.
I noticed the same slick this morning approaching the lights opposite The Red Lion.

Many thanks for posting the warning.

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Post by Tim » 12 Nov 2014 12:53

I'm ok luckily. Driver right up my ass luckily stopped in time and was able to drive round me without the need to stop to ask if I was ok! Seen lot of oil in recent weeks.

Question it's got me thinking is:

After this spill on oil and a similar spill a year ago on ice, should I be commuting on a cx bike? N+1!

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Post by CakeStop » 11 Dec 2014 00:07

Was that you noisy lot that I passed going in the other direction tonight near the Cotswold Audax HQ disturbing the peaceful countryside? :wink:
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Post by Tim » 25 Mar 2015 21:15

where were the slow(er) riders tonight?!

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Post by croft » 19 May 2015 11:27

New face. Do these Wednesday rides still go on?

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Post by toby » 19 May 2015 11:55

Hi Alex - there should be riders meeting at the Red Lion at 7pm every week, though many of us are competing in club TTs on Wednesdays at the moment.

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Post by Tim » 19 May 2015 13:36

Out front of red lion not the car park

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Post by rajuladli » 01 Jun 2015 23:04

Hi I am new here

i will try my best to join intro ride this sunday. And i am also interested to join wednesday ride. I restarted cycling few weeks ago and manage to ride 23km in 1hour. I can't go further due to limited knowledge of the area and UK road cycling rules.


Please advice :oops:

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Post by laurence_cooley » 02 Jun 2015 06:51

Welcome, Rajul. You might find the Wednesday night ride a bit quick at this time of year if you're still getting back into cycling (the average speed is over 30 km/h at this time of year), but you'll have no problem with the intro ride. The Sunday club runs are a good way to get to know the area on a bike and meet new people who can give you advice on where's best to ride.

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Post by rajuladli » 02 Jun 2015 12:18

thank you laurence for the info. 30kph is too fast. I will try to work on it and join you once ready
RAJ

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