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Does anyone actually ride a (road) bike here?
http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=33&t=170913

Author:  roadking [ Mon Oct 24, 2011 8:46 am ]
Post subject:  Does anyone actually ride a (road) bike here?

Just wondering.

Rk.

Author:  REKIBorter [ Mon Oct 24, 2011 11:25 am ]
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Have been known to ride a road bike. The Alconbury Midnight Growlers had a road meet last year.

Author:  roadking [ Mon Oct 24, 2011 1:19 pm ]
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Appreciate the reply bro, was seeking Lincolnshire folk for road rides; appears many window shoppers but no riders.

I am organising some rides, trying to guage any enthusiasm.

Either my guage has failed or the zero reading is spot on!

Roadking.

Author:  AR-CoolC [ Mon Oct 24, 2011 1:31 pm ]
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Unfortunately not at the minute. All being well with pennies and other projects I'll be venturing down the road path in the spring summer 2012.

TBH I've always been a roadie, just hardly ever own road bikes Image

Author:  lewis1641 [ Mon Oct 24, 2011 2:12 pm ]
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I bought a road bile at the start of the summer. Did one 50 odd mile ride then popped it in the shed. Just didnt enjoy it really.


But I do ride!

Author:  roadking [ Mon Oct 24, 2011 2:17 pm ]
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Maybe wrong roads and wrong bike, or just wrong roads?

I ride regularly on empty roads with interest*, and a number of good stops for refreshments on the way.

Roadking.

*that's interesting roads.

Author:  swos [ Mon Oct 24, 2011 7:31 pm ]
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Recently got into road bikes and went for a 35mile ride yesterday morning with a friend

Author:  roadking [ Tue Oct 25, 2011 3:47 pm ]
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Some good rides to the west of you in Norwich.

Rk.

P.S need some keen Lincolnshire"rouleurs".

Author:  swos [ Tue Oct 25, 2011 7:08 pm ]
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roadking wrote:
Some good rides to the west of you in Norwich.

Rk.

P.S need some keen Lincolnshire"rouleurs".
Any good routes you can suggest?

Author:  bm0p700f [ Wed Oct 26, 2011 12:48 pm ]
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Every Sunday I do around 60-80 miles on mine with West Suffolk Wheelers.
Wednesday evening is MTB night.

Author:  roadking [ Wed Oct 26, 2011 6:00 pm ]
Post subject:  Retrobikers absent from Lincolnshire roads.

The silence of the wheels of those Lincolnshire Rouleurs is deafening...I am out for an 11 on the 11th - guess why?

Will be on the '47 Hetchins Super Special.

Rk.

Author:  AR-CoolC [ Wed Oct 26, 2011 8:31 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Retrobikers absent from Lincolnshire roads.

roadking wrote:
The silence of the wheels of those Lincolnshire Rouleurs is deafening...I am out for an 11 on the 11th - guess why?

Will be on the '47 Hetchins Super Special.

Rk.


Will you be starting at 11:11:11 ?

Author:  roadking [ Wed Oct 26, 2011 9:03 pm ]
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Yup.

11 miles starting after the 2 minutes silence at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of the 11th year.

I call it my 5/11, a unique opportunity, and I have three friends joing me thus far; it's actually a 6/11 as we're riding to 11 war memorials.

Rk.

Author:  AR-CoolC [ Wed Oct 26, 2011 10:25 pm ]
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Sounds like a great plan. If you don't mind a nobbly tyred MTB joining you I could try and wangle a long lunch that Friday :wink:

Author:  roadking [ Thu Oct 27, 2011 6:50 am ]
Post subject:  Memorial Ride.

The start will be somewhere in Louth area.

I'm being ambitious (personal failing), there are 11 war memorials - stand alone monuments as well as plaques in churches, and monuments (obelisks/colums) in churchyards.

I've stopped wondering, but I've got press interest in this ride - let's see if this update get's any interest.

The sound of tumbleweed...

Rk.

Author:  titch__16 [ Tue Nov 01, 2011 6:53 pm ]
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Definitely interested :D
It's a great idea too, a sort of 'memorial ride' :lol:

Author:  roadking [ Tue Nov 01, 2011 7:06 pm ]
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Yes, a memorial ride, I have some old timers interested and possibly a vicar too!

What do you ride?

Rk.

Author:  Andy B [ Tue Nov 01, 2011 7:07 pm ]
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For those who want to get muddy on Remembrance Day, there's a MTB ride starting at Binbrook http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... 29#1291529

I'll dig the road bike out sometime and join you guys on a road ride

Author:  titch__16 [ Tue Nov 01, 2011 8:27 pm ]
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roadking wrote:
What do you ride?


Whats the terrian going to be like?

If it's hilly I'll use my Black Diamond, smooth I'll use my fixie Laser.

Author:  roadking [ Wed Nov 02, 2011 7:50 am ]
Post subject:  11th November 2011.

Andy B wrote:
For those who want to get muddy on Remembrance Day, there's a MTB ride starting at Binbrook. I'll dig the road bike out sometime and join you guys on a road ride


No thanks, the ride I've mentioned is a"Memorial Ride," visiting a number of war memorials in the area on what was always called Armistice Day.

Memphis Belle was filmed at Binbrook, the B17 crashed and the film nearly wasn't finished - I was there the day it happened.

More to the point Binbrook was the home of the English Electric Lightning.

Roadking.

Author:  roadking [ Wed Nov 02, 2011 8:49 am ]
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titch__16 wrote:
roadking wrote:
What do you ride?


Whats the terrian going to be like?

If it's hilly I'll use my Black Diamond, smooth I'll use my fixie Laser.


You'll need gears, it's not flat.

Rk.

Author:  titch__16 [ Wed Nov 02, 2011 11:17 pm ]
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Black Diamond it is then :D

Author:  titch__16 [ Fri Nov 04, 2011 6:55 pm ]
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Do you have a map of the planned route you can share :D

Author:  roadking [ Sun Nov 06, 2011 5:33 pm ]
Post subject:  Armistice Day Ride.

Sorry no map - enough time & effort planning the route!

One or two maps on the day, best at least three people know the route: there will be a"broom"to ensure no-one goes ff the back.

Not a race in any sense though - this will be a gentle tour.

Rk.

Author:  roadking [ Sun Nov 06, 2011 5:38 pm ]
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Still my question unanswered...road riders appear thin on the ground in Lincolnshire.

Roadking.

Author:  titch__16 [ Tue Nov 08, 2011 1:49 am ]
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Unfortunately I'm going to a funeral so not going to be able to make it.

I'm sure though that in time more riders will become known. There's enough bikes on here and they obviously have people who ride them :lol:

Author:  longun [ Thu Nov 10, 2011 10:42 pm ]
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due to family, work and ill health commitments my riding has dramatically been reduced, id love to come ride both road and off road but alas, i am unable. good luck with your rides.

Author:  AR-CoolC [ Sat Nov 12, 2011 3:52 pm ]
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How did the 11/11 ride go?

I couldn't fix the time off as I'm away a lot in the next two weeks so had lots of stuff to sort out beforehand.

Author:  roadking [ Sat Nov 12, 2011 3:59 pm ]
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AR-CoolC wrote:
How did the 11/11 ride go?I couldn't fix the time off as I'm away a lot in the next two weeks so had lots of stuff to sort out beforehand.


Thanks for asking...it went very well, only four of us, we rode to 11 war memorials/churches, covered around 35 miles, had nice food in an Alford cafe (roughly halfway round) - the owners waved us off!

Weather got a little chilly...we had a great time :D .

My local paper is doing a feature next week (photographer met us at Strubby church).

You should come for a ride.

Roadking.

Author:  converse320 [ Mon Nov 28, 2011 10:13 am ]
Post subject:  alford wheelers??

There's always Alford Wheelers - I've been out with them a few times Weds ams, nice bunch. I'm in Woodhall so not too far from Louth.

Author:  roadking [ Mon Nov 28, 2011 10:41 am ]
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Am aware of the Alford Wheelers rides...I'm out with my group soon on our last ride("Mince Pie Run")of the year soon.

I'm not based in Louth but somewhere twixt there and Alford.

Rk.

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