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REGIONAL ROAD RIDE, 21st August. RIDE REPORT
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Author:  Mike Muz 67 [ Tue Jan 26, 2016 7:18 am ]
Post subject:  REGIONAL ROAD RIDE, 21st August. RIDE REPORT

Posting this up early, so there's no excuses! :roll:

A year, almost, to the day, since a local tragedy took one of our members. Along with ten others. :cry:
There's still a part of me that thinks he will text me to arrange some biking.

Around 50 miles, taking in some nice, quiet country roads.
Route will be confirmed in the Spring, along with actual mileage.

Pub, or cafe? Thoughts please :wink:

UPDATE: Starting at Shoreham, junction of Old Shoreham Road and Upper Shoreham Road.
Red lion pub on the corner. 10am start.
79km, with pub stop at 62km. Can add a small loop for those who must round it up to 80km/50 miles.
Rolling, small roads mainly
Parking: Lots in Upper Shoreham Road, along with Greenacres

Mike

Author:  grd [ Tue Jan 26, 2016 11:34 pm ]
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Sounds like a great idea Mike

Author:  Mike Muz 67 [ Tue Jan 26, 2016 11:37 pm ]
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:wink:

I'd organize an mtb ride on the Saturday, but I'm at a bike jumble.

Selling excess tat! :lol:

Mike

Author:  BobCatMax [ Wed Jan 27, 2016 1:49 pm ]
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Pub, that way there's the option for a pint or a coffee. might not have too many cake options though..?

I'm going to put in for a pass for this asap. I'll be on his Tennis Racquet :)

Author:  godders [ Fri Jan 29, 2016 7:38 pm ]
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Count me in as always :) a great reason to be out on a bicycle.

Mick

Author:  kingbling [ Fri Jan 29, 2016 7:46 pm ]
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I'll come down and join you Mike pub or cafe is good with me if they haven't got cake I'll bring some,

Author:  Mike Muz 67 [ Fri Jan 29, 2016 8:55 pm ]
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Pub it is then, The Royal Oak, Poynings.

Depending on how cruella I'm feeling, we may head skywards straight afterwards too!
Or I may be kind, and choose rolling road back. What would D like?

He'd like to look down on us and laugh at the bastardness of my decision! :lol:

Wahaahaahaahaa, wahaahaahaahaahaa !

Or sumfink

Mike

Author:  godders [ Fri Jan 29, 2016 10:09 pm ]
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I think the royal oak would be very appropriate, followed by the gentle climb up to the dyke Road :wink: there is always cake on the seafront if fancied :P

Mick

Author:  KeepItSteel [ Mon Feb 08, 2016 3:20 pm ]
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I have put this in the diary, I even stand a chance of being fit enough to ride it come August!

Author:  Mike Muz 67 [ Mon Feb 08, 2016 10:03 pm ]
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KeepItSteel wrote:
I have put this in the diary, I even stand a chance of being fit enough to ride it come August!


Exactly, no excuses ! C'mon, get on yer bike ! :wink: :lol:

Mike

Author:  jono63 [ Thu Mar 03, 2016 7:48 pm ]
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Where would this start from?

Author:  Mike Muz 67 [ Thu Mar 03, 2016 7:52 pm ]
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Carats Cafe, Shoreham harbour.

Cheap-ish and plentiful parking. With a , er, cafe. And like cake 'n' stuff
Brekkie too if you fancy. I won't be setting a chunder-inducing pace :wink:
We shall be leaving at around 10am. By that I mean, gone by 10.15!
Sun already booked for that day, so bring these > 8)

Mike

Author:  jono63 [ Thu Mar 03, 2016 8:03 pm ]
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I have put it in the diary. Last time I missed it.

Nice '32 Ford as your avatar is that yours?

Author:  Mike Muz 67 [ Thu Mar 03, 2016 8:06 pm ]
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I wish mate 8)

I'm a sucker for a 30s Ford Coupe

Photo was taken at the car show at Steyne Gardens, Worthing a couple of years ago

There were a few there

Author:  BerthaPog [ Tue Mar 29, 2016 8:42 pm ]
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Will come down for this, might not be on retro, but something with local connections.

Author:  Mike Muz 67 [ Tue Mar 29, 2016 9:19 pm ]
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BerthaPog wrote:
Will come down for this, might not be on retro, but something with local connections.


Spooner?

Author:  BerthaPog [ Tue Mar 29, 2016 9:40 pm ]
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Mike Muz 67 wrote:
BerthaPog wrote:
Will come down for this, might not be on retro, but something with local connections.


Spooner?


Sadly no, way more modern than that, 11spd and disc brakes...

Though the Spooners do look lovely on Classic Lightweights - reminds me of the Witcomb (amoung others) I was relieved of last year.

If I'm feeling brave, I might bring my Freddie Grubb, but most likely the modern Mason.

Author:  andyz [ Mon Apr 11, 2016 5:32 pm ]
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I hope to be at this ride, pending some complicated domestic arrangements. :D

Author:  KeepItSteel [ Wed May 18, 2016 9:47 am ]
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so sorry guys - i've just realised that the Mrs has booked our boat trip holiday over this weekend :(

i'm gutted as it wouldve been great to catch up with some of you and to meet others - particularly as the ride is now my local turf.
Hope an alternative ride out can be arranged soon.

Author:  Mike Muz 67 [ Wed May 18, 2016 11:39 am ]
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That's a shame :(

Mike

Author:  Splatter Paint [ Mon Jun 27, 2016 7:49 pm ]
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Is this on? I'm hoping to be able to attend.

Author:  Mike Muz 67 [ Mon Jun 27, 2016 7:54 pm ]
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[quote="Splatter Paint"]Is this on? I'm hoping to be able to attend.[/quote

Yes it is on mate

Mike

Author:  Mike Muz 67 [ Sat Jul 23, 2016 1:23 pm ]
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Update

See first post

Author:  godders [ Sat Jul 23, 2016 2:50 pm ]
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As a mere mortal I can confirm the route is rather good :) ducked a few miles short of the end so I could head back to home, but I've done the last stretch previously and that's very good as well ;) so don't be shy people come along for a great ride through the Sussex country side :)
Mick :)

Author:  Mike Muz 67 [ Sun Aug 14, 2016 10:19 pm ]
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One more week to go , lads.

So get those road bikes dusted off, checked over and oiled up, in readiness for next Sunday's ride :wink:

I've ordered Sun, speshally loike 8)

Mike

Author:  BobCatMax [ Mon Aug 15, 2016 3:41 pm ]
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Hi Mike, have we got a start time for this?

Author:  godders [ Mon Aug 15, 2016 5:46 pm ]
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BobCatMax wrote:
Hi Mike, have we got a start time for this?


Page one.... 10 am. ;)

Author:  BobCatMax [ Mon Aug 15, 2016 8:11 pm ]
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wow. good eye skills Maxwell.

thanks Mick

Author:  godders [ Mon Aug 15, 2016 8:15 pm ]
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BobCatMax wrote:
wow. good eye skills Maxwell.

thanks Mick


Your welcome ;) see you Sunday?? :)

Author:  BobCatMax [ Thu Aug 18, 2016 6:44 am ]
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Not going to be able to do join you for the ride gents, I'm afraid.

However, I will be there for the start time to say hello on a certain persons Tennis Racquet.

see you there

Author:  Mike Muz 67 [ Thu Aug 18, 2016 8:27 pm ]
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Sorry you won't be able to join us, be good to see you though mate :wink:

Mike

Author:  BerthaPog [ Thu Aug 18, 2016 8:40 pm ]
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Bumhats.

Doctors orders mean that I can't ride at the moment, well not more than a gentle pootle less than 5 miles - messes with the blood tests.

And apparently 10 pootles one after another isn't allowed either. :(

Author:  Mike Muz 67 [ Sat Aug 20, 2016 10:22 pm ]
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Hope you're all ready folks!

Mike

Author:  andyz [ Sat Aug 20, 2016 10:56 pm ]
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Looks like it might be a bit windy!

Author:  Mike Muz 67 [ Sat Aug 20, 2016 11:05 pm ]
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I think it's meant to calm down a bit Andy. But leave your deep section rims at home, just in case ! :wink:

There should be a fair amount of shelter on the route, maybe some dirty roads though mate.
Bit of a shame that, wanted to wear my R.M.O. jersey, but I don't think that the white will stay that way :roll:

Riding the Gitane

Mike

Author:  BobCatMax [ Sun Aug 21, 2016 6:34 am ]
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rough rough night with the bairn, so I may not make this at all now. Will see how she and the mrs are when they're up

Author:  andyz [ Sun Aug 21, 2016 8:34 am ]
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Rough night with a curry, but I'm still going! :lol:

Author:  Mike Muz 67 [ Sun Aug 21, 2016 8:45 am ]
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andyz wrote:
Rough night with a curry, but I'm still going! :lol:


Ooer! I'm not riding behind you then! :lol:

Mike

Author:  Mike Muz 67 [ Sun Aug 21, 2016 9:26 pm ]
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In spite of yesterday's wind and rain, today's ride was run off in very pleasant weather.

On the way to meeting like minded souls, I stopped for a moment of reflection.

ImageIMG_0479 by Michael Murray, on Flickr

Waiting in the bus shelter was Splatter Paint, and not long after I arrived, so did Andyz, swiftly followed by Godders. Not knowing who was going to show up, I thought it best to give others a few more minutes past the 10am start time, to arrive. No-one else did.
However, what we lacked in quantity, we made up for in quality. These people are the ones that regularly turn up for rides I arrange, thanks lads! :wink:

ImageIMG_0480 by Michael Murray, on Flickr

So, having crossed over the road to the old toll bridge, we held a minute's silence as a mark of respect to all that had perished a year ago.
Before we got on and ' did some biking ' as our comrade would have put it.
Up through to Steyning along ' lumpy ' country road, and past the café I normally stop in. :shock: Yes, really!
After which, we headed out on some quiet local lanes, which annoyingly, seemed to have more traffic than normal on them. The roads did get quieter though, the further we went. They also got more gravelly. Thankfully though, we all stayed upright . Taking in the peace and lovely scenery, we rolled along

ImageIMG_0482 by Michael Murray, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0484 by Michael Murray, on Flickr

Godders sporting a lovely RetroBIKE jersey, I must get one my size one of these days! :roll:

Until we reached the pub. A very welcome sight it was too. The bikes taking a well-earned break!

ImageIMG_0489 by Michael Murray, on Flickr

Allowing us to re-fuel also, that was welcome! :P

ImageIMG_0490 by Michael Murray, on Flickr

After which, Godders bid us farewell, fair enough as he would have been riding in the direct opposite way to where he lives.
So back towards Shoreham we trundled, taking in some of the Downs Link as we did,

ImageIMG_0491 by Michael Murray, on Flickr

Thankfully without punctures! Phew!

Got back to Shoreham, where I was reminded by Andyz about the 'bike of the ride ' competition that we used to have.
This time it had to go to Splatter Paint, with his late '80s Dawes Super Galaxy, which along with looking lovely, was also pretty fast with this culprit riding it!

ImageIMG_0492 by Michael Murray, on Flickr

Nice one, Mike! :wink:

Then, after being accosted by someone from Sustrans, we said our goodbyes and headed back home!

Thanks for the ride lads. You're the backbone of this region's RetroBIKE riders! 8)

ImageIMG_0494 by Michael Murray, on Flickr

Mike

Author:  godders [ Sun Aug 21, 2016 9:59 pm ]
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Great ride as always Mike :) and great company ;) a fitting tribute to lost friends, a quiet moments reflection at the bridge shared with a group of Sunday morning runners.... very much looking forward to the next outing ;)

Mick :)

Author:  andyz [ Sun Aug 21, 2016 10:34 pm ]
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Thanks for a great day out, sorry to hold everyone up. Next time I'll avoid a huge curry the night before! :facepalm:

Author:  Retro Spud [ Mon Aug 22, 2016 1:07 am ]
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andyz wrote:
Thanks for a great day out, sorry to hold everyone up. Next time I'll avoid a huge curry the night before! :facepalm:



Oh no please don't tell me you had to do a Nobby the sheep and stop to do what bears do best and then ride on with no socks :shock:

Great write up Mike, gone but certainly not forgotten

Should get my road bike this week all being well and then perhaps we can have a Mayhem warm up outing at some point.

BTW reckon with todays IOC event I found at least two more for the second 10 man team .... All being well should have 24 rides before any other groups or solo's join throw their hats I into the ring :D
Might need two washing machine drums and a shed load more wood !

Author:  Mike Muz 67 [ Mon Aug 22, 2016 6:00 am ]
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Hi Nick

Yes it would be good to meet up before Mayhem next year. I will be doing HONC again as well. Mtb team time trial? :lol:
You know where I am if you need help with the road bike.
Hope your shindig was good

Mike

Author:  BobCatMax [ Mon Aug 22, 2016 12:29 pm ]
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glad to hear a few people made it out, even if it was a bit windy, andyz :shock: :lol:

I'm sorry I didn't. Up all night with a small bear and the mrs needed a break. Family comes first.

I did make it over there on my own very early this morning to say hello. Sat on the top of Mill Hill for a bit too, eating jelly babies

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