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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 4:14 pm 
South East Deputy AEC
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Hmmm, it seems so disarmingly simple...It'll never work!

I'll run it by the big man JV first, his product after all :) good idea though D


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No problem with me.

We (well me) are already on Strava > http://www.strava.com/clubs/retrobike-4539 .


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faster than a speeding milkman!


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retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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Right, here is my plan for 'The People's Grand Tour' (tm).

Saturday - Prologue TT (Will ride my Gitane lo pro for a bit, with Tubs on)
Sunday - MTB excursion day (Mountain Goat perhaps)
Monday - Road ride (Roberts)
Tuesday - Rest day or seafront cake race (TBC)
Weds - er..

I also hope to do:

A big hill - probably the one to the pub.
Some cobbles (if I can find some).
A grand finale, probably stopping at the Pier for doughnuts. (Its got a big wheel near it so that sort of counts).

I'll let you know how I get on ;)


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retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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So, current updates (I will complete my info for this in this post).

24/3/12 50k road - Brighton to ferring and back.
25/3/12 24k Road / offroad - big kudos to my son for doing 24k with me.
26/3/12 25k road - Brighton. Seafront. (again). I feel this will be a recurring theme.
27/3/12 25k road - Brighton. Seafront. (again). Not very insipring but a nice eve on the undercliff.
28-31 - Work comittments means I am off the bike for a few days :(
1/4/12 - 42km road Brighton - Worthing via seafront.
2/4/12 - 32km road Brighton modest hills and seafront.
8/4/12 - 23km Seafront incorporating Minor Time Trial! Yay!
10/4/12 - 26km - Chattri Route offroad.
12/4/12 - 32km Brighton. Near the sea bit. Again. MTB
13/4/12 - 22km Brighton. secret route near small patch of water.
14/4/12 - 17km "" Tired now.

10 days gets me a GC place.

more to follow, hopefully :)

No More Time Trial Excuses!


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 12:13 am 
retrobike rider
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I'm on night shift but sat afternoon 24th did back and forth to work and 7.5mls around the local wood.

25th did a longer trip home at 5am in the fog and dark. eerie 6mls
26th some road miles 23mls
27th going to Portsmouth on the train with brompton so Kings Cross to Waterloo via Fulham and Chelsea17mls
28th heading back up north so Portsmouth to Southampton 2x ferries :) 23mls

That all went to plan - nearly - Did Portsmouth to Southampton because it was such a nice day. The Brompton took it all in its stride and comfy

29th Local park and canal 15mls
30th to and from work - 18ml
31st to and from work 9mls
1st mtb from home 16mls
2nd Alan Cross - Road and park land 30mls
3rd Rest day
4th enforced rest day (snow and car to work)
5th to and from work
6th Harewood?
7th?
8th Hole Of Horcom - Retrobike


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 11:44 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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I am enjoying this - theres one in May aswell. Join in yeah?


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 12:49 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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Its over! Complete! If you managed 10 days or more on the bike send the results in to their website. Apparently there are prizes and stuff.

I have transcribed my feeble efforts via the 'contact info' page on the following link. The following link also shows what you need to send them.

http://www.peoplesgrandtour.com/how-to- ... ification/


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 1:52 pm 
South East Deputy AEC
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thanks for the reminder D,

got mine in, it read like this..

Number of days ridden between March 24 and April 15: 17
Total distance (in km please): 304km
Total time in the saddle (in hours and minutes): 18hrs 25mins
Longest ride (in km and hours and minutes):36.33km, 1hr 30m


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