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Author:  chrisv40 [ Tue May 11, 2010 10:57 pm ]
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Anyone fancy an earlyish Sunday morning ride this week?

Ben has put together a cracking route starting at the Humber Bridge car park so that you wouldnt have to pay bridge fees by biking across?

Just witing to hear from Ben for confirmation but I was thinking about a 9.00 start?

Author:  FluffyChicken [ Wed May 12, 2010 7:31 am ]
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I've just asked and yes I can come :D
I'll ride there from here, if I get my forks done I'll hopefully ride the Kona.

Anyone welcome, it's not a difficult ride and not the hill up down as before. (ok there is some) I can post up the multimap ride once I get the link again and may be subject to change. If they've put gates up or something. But any diversions would not be long.

There are coffee shops on route and pubs if wanted

The bridge is an easy ride across as well for any on the South Bank, though I do not know where you park over there.
But length has been shortened* to cater for a reasonably slow ride and the extra miles of the bridge.


*well I say shortened, just by chance really :lol:

Author:  lewis1641 [ Wed May 12, 2010 8:51 am ]
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There's plenty of places to park in barton.

How long will we be out? I'm keen to come but i.ve been ignoring rachel most of the week and last weekend and working on my golf instead. She's due some attention!

Author:  chrisv40 [ Wed May 12, 2010 9:22 am ]
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Wont be too long Dave, the route is about 18 miles but could easily be shortened, I dont want to be out too long for the same reasons.

I seem to be coming down with something nasty too, sore throat etc so I will have to make a speedy recovery :(

Author:  lewis1641 [ Wed May 12, 2010 10:09 am ]
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ok.

chalk me down as a probably then. i'll confirm sat pm

hope you get better asap

Author:  chrisv40 [ Wed May 12, 2010 10:15 am ]
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Cheers Dave :wink:

Author:  FluffyChicken [ Wed May 12, 2010 3:44 pm ]
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This was the route (heading along the bank first)
and well was the general plan (was my first go at a loop from the bridge)
but if it's a short rider, can easily do that and switch back at that crossing of the trail or even if we get to eloughton we can just go straight to Welton on road and back easily.

Quick look at weather is sunny and warmer than today.
So could be anything ;)

Author:  longun [ Wed May 12, 2010 8:49 pm ]
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off to fiestas in the park car show at huntington,have a good un lads :D

Author:  chrisv40 [ Wed May 12, 2010 9:39 pm ]
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You too Chris :wink:

Author:  FluffyChicken [ Sat May 15, 2010 9:03 pm ]
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Meet at Humber Bridge Car Park at 9:00am near to this Information Building, to the left you'll see some toilets and a path, probably around there OR if it's raining under the sheltered area to the left of the car park (row of shops/cafe)

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source= ... 9&t=h&z=18

Of course it may just be me going for a ride if Chris is Ill still and nobody else is coming along :lol:

Author:  chrisv40 [ Sat May 15, 2010 9:36 pm ]
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I'm all better mate :D

See you in the morning Ben, just me & you I think :wink:

Author:  chrisv40 [ Sun May 16, 2010 1:47 pm ]
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Great ride Ben :D

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Author:  lewis1641 [ Sun May 16, 2010 1:53 pm ]
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Sorry i couldn't make it boys. Take it you had a good one.

Author:  chrisv40 [ Sun May 16, 2010 1:56 pm ]
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Yes nice ride thanks Dave, how was the camping?

Author:  FluffyChicken [ Sun May 16, 2010 2:31 pm ]
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We set off along the Humber, then due to the path being in the Humber we had a clamber, either that or swim, so had to divert a touch. If the tide is low you could ride along the beach bit. We where aiming for here http://lh5.ggpht.com/_eehaXRpEJXU/S69t6 ... 020322.JPG (old ride) then go up through the wooded area. But there is even less of the track than I thought there would be :lol:

Th rest was nice and one that I would happily do again, plus with a cafe at the end it helped :D

Though my last damaged cleat final gave up and of course I hadn't taken the spare back plate.
I've now found it and till get that fixed, my wife ahd taken it shopping with here in her rucksack, along with the pump. Forgot I had used it on the last ride :D

Legs are aching though, more than I thought they would and these camel back type thing hold more water than I thought, still had 1L left in it and only used 0.5 L

Author:  lewis1641 [ Sun May 16, 2010 2:39 pm ]
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Cool. Wouldn't be a retro ride without a mechanical.

How long were you out? Could it be a mid week evening ride? Seems ideal to meet at the bridge for a mid weeker.

Camping was good thanks chris. Me, a eurofighter fixer and 8 student nurses! Sounds like a carry on film in the making. Matrons in the woods. Sadly 3 of them were blokes. Clearly gay. Whatever next, female police officers?

Started a bit dodgy as another couple brought their dogs too and their bitch kept growling at milly. I was a tad concerned as my dogs are fairly stupid and wouldn't think twice about retaliation, their dogs were staffies!

After we got them calmed down it was a hoot

Author:  longun [ Sun May 16, 2010 5:59 pm ]
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ccol,looks and sounds like you have a great ride :D

Author:  FluffyChicken [ Sun May 16, 2010 7:35 pm ]
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Started about 9:00 finish just before 12:00 so ~ 3hrs. It wasn't a fast pace as you know, so could be done quicker if needed.

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