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 Post subject: Gates ride aftermath
PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2013 7:59 pm 
Anglian Deputy AEC
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That was another epic.


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 Post subject: Re: Gates ride aftermath
PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2013 8:43 pm 
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Location: Looking at my bike from the comfort of my sofa!!
Shame I missed it!! Anyone take any pics??


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 Post subject: Re: Gates ride aftermath
PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2013 9:02 pm 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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Erg!


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 Post subject: Re: Gates ride aftermath
PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2013 9:06 pm 
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Here's one. Still can't believe how much of this went on. Currently sat on the sofa enjoying a beer. Thanks to LGF for organising it, and everyone that turned out to ride. Hard work, but really enjoyable.

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 Post subject: Re: Gates ride aftermath
PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2013 10:00 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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Looked like it was a good one, sorry i missed it but i realized last week that there would be no way i could do 30 or 40 miles as Phil77 will testify :?


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 Post subject: Re: Gates ride aftermath
PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2013 11:05 pm 
Anglian Deputy AEC
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You would have fitted in perfectly. Never before have such unfit people ridden so slowly for so long.


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 Post subject: Re: Gates ride aftermath
PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 11:41 am 
retrobike rider
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REKIBorter wrote:
You would have fitted in perfectly. Never before have such unfit people ridden so slowly for so long.

With me as the pacemaker on a 30 year old bike and with more lactic acid in my ancient legs than muscle, you would have had no problem. Not to mention my use of continuously variable tyre pressures and a bike that hasn't seen much maintenance in the last 20yrs.

It's a credit to the other riders that they always waited so that I didn't get left behind. Thanks for waiting folks! 8) Especially REKIBorter for often riding with me whilst others went on ahead.

I have now ordered new legs, new inner-tubes and some extra "green vomit" puncture sealant from eBay :lol: That should do the trick!


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 Post subject: Re: Gates ride aftermath
PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 1:13 pm 
Anglian Deputy AEC
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This is wot we did. 36.47 miles in 8hr 14mins with a riding time of 4hrs 9mins. Over 4hrs of chatting & faffing. Shameful :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Gates ride aftermath
PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 2:45 pm 
retrobike rider
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Is that blue graph line based on my rear tyre pressure? :?


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 Post subject: Re: Gates ride aftermath
PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 8:00 am 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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welcome to the Alconbury Gates self harm group!


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