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 Post subject: Today's ROAD ride
PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2016 8:41 pm 
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Hi folks,

I don't know if this will take off, but here we go.
I thought I'd start a thread for us all to post our road rides.
Whether it's a training ride or leisure, a club run with elevenses and a pub lunch, sportive, or the first ride on your newly built steed, post it up.
As long as it's a road ride, you're all welcome. And add pictures too. We all like to see what everyone else is riding.

I'll kick it off.

Having been at work this morning, I was itching to get out. So I started with the long gradual uphill through Brighton, to the top of Ditchling Beacon.
The future's bright

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The future's yellow! :shock:

It was cloudy all afternoon, and with a sharp north easterly, meaning a block headwind,I was glad to get to the top.

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Known as a big local climb, it's actually fantastic to ride down too, especially as it's recently been resurfaced, and there's little gravel in the middle of the lane.
So turning east, cross/headwind, it was nice to be on a rolling road.

Lambs to the left of me, South Downs ridge to right

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Through Plumpton, and into Lewes, past the prison

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Where there was a bit of welcome wind assistance! 8)

Then heading down to Newhaven. I was brave to stop for a photo here, I could have seen my wheels nicked before I got back to the bike.

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I wouldn't say it's rough, but it does make the industrial parts of Roubaix look upmarket! :lol: :lol:

Up the climb then, heading back towards Brighton, and big, rolling roads

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Starting to feel it now, so was glad of the downhills :oops:

Along Hove lawns

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Onto the seafront road towards Worthing, I thought I'd gone back in time

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His Mrs - I guess - was behind, in an ex-police Morris 1000! :shock:

And then through Worthing I went, up to a little climb, where I was too stuffed to sprint up it, and was pleased with the long downhill back towards home. Wind assisted too, so was in top gear, feeling great again.
Final photo, near home

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Not much happening in Clapham village then! Nice area for walking though. So back to home and a big cuppa, after 3 3/4 hours.

Hope you enjoyed the read, hope it was not too picture heavy for you all.

Mike


Last edited by Mike Muz 67 on Sat Mar 19, 2016 11:36 pm, edited 2 times in total.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2016 10:57 pm 
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Some great pics there, nice one


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 Post subject: Re: Today's ROAD ride
PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2016 11:07 am 
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hi great bike, i am interested in the headset/forks set up, threaded?


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 Post subject: Re: Today's ROAD ride
PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2016 11:27 am 
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nice BJ :shock:

good idea, I think it'll fly


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2016 12:52 pm 
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Phew, thought it was only me. I'm not an egomaniac, just thought it may be of interest for us roadies.
The frame is actually a new one, bought from the factory by me in 2012, so all 1 1/8" ahead at the front.
Trying to do a themed ride before each of the spring classics. On a different bike. Once jersey for the ride above
Next weekend the Bianchi, and at least one cobbled climb, and several short steep ones.
Each time in 90s kit, suitable for the bike.
MG GB Bianchi jersey, Briko sunnies and hairnet helmet!

Mike


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 Post subject: Re: Today's ROAD ride
PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2016 1:01 pm 
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I used to live down that way. Know Hove and Brighton very well.

My favourite ride was a slow climb to Devil's Dyke then a long the south downs way to Littlehampton, chips & fish then back to Palmeira Square in your pic.


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 Post subject: Re: Today's ROAD ride
PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2016 1:03 pm 
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Nice Thread Mike liking the pic's that SD1 takes me back a bit will be glad to add to this once my back and sciatica has been sorted. We also have a Plumpton up here but it has no prison only the Pot Place :lol: :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Today's ROAD ride
PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2016 6:19 pm 
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Really a nice bike.Although I do not like yellow,its color is very pleasant.I want to know you ride line. I think the way scenery is very beautiful. If we have opportunity can ride together.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2016 11:08 pm 
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I just finished building up a PA60 frame I bought recently. I'm on a high-ten high currently, and could not resist this one. I was not disappointed - it rides VERY nicely - and made this lousy picture during its maiden voyage last night:

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2016 7:04 pm 
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Great thread idea Mike, and some nice pictures of your ride. I know your area well as I grew up in the Lewes area - you rode past a farm I used to work at in the late 80's, between Plumpton and Offham.
Anyway, todays road ride:
I finally just got out on my Gazelle Champion Mondial that I restored last Autumn, but due to a shoulder injury and seemingly never ending wet weather, I never got to test ride it. I am amazed at how responsive it is compared to my modern chromoly framed winter bike. The brakes need to bed in yet, and I really didn't get on with the toe-clips and straps, so they might have to be changed. Otherwise I already love the bike, it will be a keeper for now. There are some great routes to ride here in North Yorkshire, flat rides out towards York or hills up into the Dales, but sadly many potholes and I only managed 10 miles today before getting a puncture, and I had to call Mrs Sheds out for recovery as I couldn't get the tyre off roadside. Anyway here are a couple of shots I took while waiting for recovery.
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