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March 17th Cotswold Spring Classic Road ride
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Author:  daj [ Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:34 pm ]
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Date: Sunday 17th March 2013

Time: 10.00 a.m. for a prompt 10:30 a.m. start

Ride: Cotswold route taking in lovely quiet roads

Distance: 30-40 miles (there are various options for extending/shortening as appropriate).

Start and finish: daj HQ GL541AY STOW ON THE WOLD

Post Ride Grub: need to ask Mrs daj

Height gain: Enough to stretch the legs

What is the ride like? A good blast through the cotswolds following B roads & quiet lanes (sounds nice doesnt it!!)

What bike set up? retro but anything is better than not coming!!

Attending

daj
matthew71
NeilM
grumpycommuter +2 ?
tarloone
bobbinogs
nevadasmith
Grannygrinder

Author:  matthew71 [ Sun Feb 17, 2013 11:22 pm ]
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Yes please dave, will be back to see the only jones worth seeing

Author:  NeilM [ Mon Feb 18, 2013 8:14 am ]
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I'll be along for this one Dave.

Author:  grumpycommuter [ Sun Feb 24, 2013 8:31 pm ]
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I'll be there.... plus maybe dragging a couple of others over....

Author:  matthew71 [ Sun Feb 24, 2013 8:49 pm ]
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grumpycommuter wrote:
I'll be there.... plus maybe dragging a couple of others over....



Lock up your daughters,the nuneaton boys are comming

Author:  daj [ Sun Feb 24, 2013 8:50 pm ]
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matthew71 wrote:
grumpycommuter wrote:
I'll be there.... plus maybe dragging a couple of others over....



Lock up your daughters,the nuneaton boys are comming


Its my guinea pigs I am worried about !!! :shock: :shock:

Author:  tarloone [ Mon Feb 25, 2013 12:52 am ]
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Count me in too...may ride over for this

Author:  daj [ Mon Feb 25, 2013 7:05 pm ]
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tarloone wrote:
Count me in too...may ride over for this


Your after another bike of the ride!!! :lol:

It's going to be a sociable bimble compared to Saturday , so riding over might suit you better 8)

Author:  matthew71 [ Mon Feb 25, 2013 8:40 pm ]
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Big box from italy landed today

Author:  NeilM [ Mon Feb 25, 2013 8:43 pm ]
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Ooooooo :shock:

We need pichers.

Author:  daj [ Mon Feb 25, 2013 8:44 pm ]
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matthew71 wrote:
Big box from italy landed today



Ace!!! Fire some pics over!!

Author:  matthew71 [ Mon Feb 25, 2013 8:47 pm ]
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And a pair of sidi ergo,s,in a very jacko red

Author:  daj [ Mon Feb 25, 2013 9:00 pm ]
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matthew71 wrote:
And a pair of sidi ergo,s,in a very jacko red


Now thats too flash !!! :D

Author:  bobbinogs [ Tue Feb 26, 2013 4:45 pm ]
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Count me in, I'll be spinning over from Chelters.

Author:  grumpycommuter [ Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:18 pm ]
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matthew71 wrote:
Big box from italy landed today


is it a pizza?

Author:  matthew71 [ Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:35 pm ]
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grumpycommuter wrote:
matthew71 wrote:
Big box from italy landed today


is it a pizza?



No a coffin, :D so watch your cheek

Author:  grumpycommuter [ Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:43 pm ]
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matthew71 wrote:
grumpycommuter wrote:
matthew71 wrote:
Big box from italy landed today


is it a pizza?



No a coffin, :D so watch your cheek


Image

Author:  NeilM [ Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:49 pm ]
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Recovery food, mmmmmmmmmm

Author:  Coleman [ Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:50 am ]
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Does it include a pub stop? If so count me in.

Author:  daj [ Wed Feb 27, 2013 7:36 pm ]
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nevadasmith wrote:
Does it include a pub stop? If so count me in.


Include a free massage if it gets you there!! 8)

Author:  Grannygrinder [ Fri Mar 01, 2013 10:32 pm ]
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oh go on then :D

Author:  daj [ Fri Mar 01, 2013 10:37 pm ]
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Great stuff , Updated the riders list 8)

Author:  NeilM [ Fri Mar 01, 2013 11:00 pm ]
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Grannygrinder wrote:
oh go on then :D



Oh eck, if you're brining the Sonic out to play, I'm bringing my darkest pair of sun glasses.... even if it's raining 8)

EDIT: :oops:

I had a 50 / 50 chance didn't I?

Author:  Grannygrinder [ Sat Mar 02, 2013 9:30 am ]
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Get it right, its a Sonic :D shortly to have some extra yellow 8)

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Author:  NeilM [ Sat Mar 02, 2013 10:13 am ]
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Lovely 8)

Author:  theredchili [ Sat Mar 02, 2013 7:14 pm ]
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Very nice Mike, love the cranks, black saddle for me though :oops:

Author:  daj [ Fri Mar 08, 2013 2:41 pm ]
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Week Sunday!! Anymore takers?

There will be no Mrs daj on site either so Hospitality will be rubbish I am afraid :oops:

Author:  bobbinogs [ Fri Mar 08, 2013 5:04 pm ]
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A decent cafe stop will do me, no need for anything special (I'll need to save some strength to get back over the hills to Chelters and I'm not sure I could have pedalled a single rotation after the wonderful big nosh up at Eddie's).

Author:  NeilM [ Sun Mar 10, 2013 7:43 pm ]
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What weather have you arranged for next week Dave?

It better be good, cos this freezing cold, gale force wind is no bl**dy fun at all :evil:

Author:  daj [ Sun Mar 10, 2013 7:45 pm ]
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Hopefully better than today was out too with the club and really was nasty wind and temp drop :shock:

The route I have planned is not to exposed so fingers crossed will be better!

Author:  NeilM [ Sun Mar 10, 2013 7:49 pm ]
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daj wrote:
The route I have planned is not to exposed so fingers crossed will be better!


Excellent, so no need for us to expose ourselves in public then :shock:

Author:  daj [ Sun Mar 10, 2013 7:54 pm ]
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NeilM wrote:
daj wrote:
The route I have planned is not to exposed so fingers crossed will be better!


Excellent, so no need for us to expose ourselves in public then :shock:


Matty is coming I am sure there will be !! :lol: :lol:

Author:  matthew71 [ Sun Mar 10, 2013 8:30 pm ]
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daj wrote:
NeilM wrote:
daj wrote:
The route I have planned is not to exposed so fingers crossed will be better!


Excellent, so no need for us to expose ourselves in public then :shock:


Matty is coming I am sure there will be !! :lol: :lol:



i will be there dave, but i hope it will be warmer than todays ride. but i did fell rather smug with my new merino wool sock,s and endura overshoes that i picked up from julies cycle,s in liecester on friday

Author:  matthew71 [ Sun Mar 10, 2013 8:32 pm ]
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i would also suggest any food stop is at the end of the ride, because getting us out of anywhere warm will be a struggle

Author:  NeilM [ Sun Mar 10, 2013 8:39 pm ]
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matthew71 wrote:
i would also suggest any food stop is at the end of the ride, because getting us out of anywhere warm will be a struggle



Wise words indeed.

Author:  Grannygrinder [ Sun Mar 10, 2013 9:02 pm ]
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Just realised this is going to be happening while Englands final game of the Six nations is on with a potential Grand slam up for grabs and in bloody Cardiff aswell :shock:

Anybody get live tv streaming on their phone?? :lol:

Author:  daj [ Sun Mar 10, 2013 9:10 pm ]
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I have been thinking about this , I feel the best might be for me to pick up a selection of bits and come back to HQ after the ride mainly because its heaving with tourists at the moment and getting a group in a cafe is going to be a mission and then the worry of keeping the bikes safe. :? (this is with the route planned)

Hopefully if the weather is dapper then we can stop at the local pub garden where we can sit with the bikes?

I am just going to go with the flow with the weather and feelings on the day :D

Author:  matthew71 [ Sun Mar 10, 2013 10:14 pm ]
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i have some post ride home made flapjack on order,and maybe some cookies. i am sure everyone could bring a little something,you do more than enough for the west mids dave

Author:  NeilM [ Sun Mar 10, 2013 10:19 pm ]
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I could leave home with enough hot bacon rolls for us all....

I could arrive an hour later and tell you all how good they tasted :oops:

Author:  daj [ Sun Mar 10, 2013 10:27 pm ]
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NeilM wrote:
I could leave home with enough hot bacon rolls for us all....

I could arrive an hour later and tell you all how good they tasted :oops:



:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Author:  John [ Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:01 am ]
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Which way are you heading for this one Dave? Might have met you if you were stopping somewhere North of Stow.

Plenty of good cafes up into the Cotswolds where you'll get into no bother on a Sunday.

Author:  Grannygrinder [ Mon Mar 11, 2013 1:03 pm ]
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Grannygrinder wrote:
Just realised this is going to be happening while Englands final game of the Six nations is on with a potential Grand slam up for grabs and in bloody Cardiff aswell :shock:

Anybody get live tv streaming on their phone?? :lol:



Ignore me, rugby saturday, ride sunday :oops: :oops: :oops: :D

Author:  grumpycommuter [ Mon Mar 11, 2013 9:46 pm ]
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daj wrote:
Great stuff , Updated the riders list 8)


afraid i cant make this Dave :(

blood tests....antibiotics and now wifey and the GP saying NO!!! for at least two more weeks....may need stabilisers when / if i start cycling again :)

hope you have a great time guys.

Karl

Author:  matthew71 [ Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:07 pm ]
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grumpycommuter wrote:
daj wrote:
Great stuff , Updated the riders list 8)


afraid i cant make this Dave :(

blood tests....antibiotics and now wifey and the GP saying NO!!! for at least two more weeks....may need stabilisers when / if i start cycling again :)

hope you have a great time guys.

Karl


Faggot

Author:  grumpycommuter [ Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:37 pm ]
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matthew71 wrote:
grumpycommuter wrote:
daj wrote:
Great stuff , Updated the riders list 8)


afraid i cant make this Dave :(

blood tests....antibiotics and now wifey and the GP saying NO!!! for at least two more weeks....may need stabilisers when / if i start cycling again :)

hope you have a great time guys.

Karl


Faggot


Chips and peas....

Author:  tarloone [ Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:25 pm ]
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daj wrote:
I have been thinking about this , I feel the best might be for me to pick up a selection of bits and come back to HQ after the ride mainly because its heaving with tourists at the moment and getting a group in a cafe is going to be a mission and then the worry of keeping the bikes safe. :? (this is with the route planned)

Hopefully if the weather is dapper then we can stop at the local pub garden where we can sit with the bikes?

I am just going to go with the flow with the weather and feelings on the day :D


Just a thought - This is a great stop inbetween Stow and Broadway, its got a great cafe, is perfectly safe for bikes and we've used in for years in the Evesham Wheelers.

http://www.cotswoldfoodstore.co.uk/

Location: https://maps.google.com/maps?q=GL56+0QZ&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=0x4871262962808a19:0x68fb0b35be9e6041,Longborough+GL56+0QZ,+UK&ei=DFo-UYfoH6SP7AaPgYGwCQ&ved=0CHgQtgM

Author:  daj [ Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:46 pm ]
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tarloone wrote:
daj wrote:
I have been thinking about this , I feel the best might be for me to pick up a selection of bits and come back to HQ after the ride mainly because its heaving with tourists at the moment and getting a group in a cafe is going to be a mission and then the worry of keeping the bikes safe. :? (this is with the route planned)

Hopefully if the weather is dapper then we can stop at the local pub garden where we can sit with the bikes?

I am just going to go with the flow with the weather and feelings on the day :D


Just a thought - This is a great stop inbetween Stow and Broadway, its got a great cafe, is perfectly safe for bikes and we've used in for years in the Evesham Wheelers.

http://www.cotswoldfoodstore.co.uk/

Location: https://maps.google.com/maps?q=GL56+0QZ&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=0x4871262962808a19:0x68fb0b35be9e6041,Longborough+GL56+0QZ,+UK&ei=DFo-UYfoH6SP7AaPgYGwCQ&ved=0CHgQtgM



Thats a good shout and we cross the junction about 100 yards from it !! will only be about 1/3rd of ride but if its suits everyone 8)

Author:  tarloone [ Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:53 pm ]
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Thats a good shout and we cross the junction about 100 yards from it !! will only be about 1/3rd of ride but if its suits everyone 8)[/quote]

Also worth checking, but I think Broadway tower cafe should be open too :wink:

Author:  NeilM [ Tue Mar 12, 2013 5:22 pm ]
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Having just looked at the weather forecast, I might fit snow tyres to the Raleigh.

Author:  daj [ Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:13 pm ]
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The forecast dont look to bad for Stow on the Wold , temps rising but wet (at the moment) :?

Does anyone by any chance have a modern front wheel they are willing to part with? trying to prevent myself getting lynched !! :shock:

Author:  NeilM [ Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:27 pm ]
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What size front wheel?

Author:  daj [ Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:34 pm ]
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700c its to replace a dodgy shimano r500 wheel I passed on :oops:

Author:  NeilM [ Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:47 pm ]
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If you want to borrow one for the day, I have a spare Planet-X wheel I can bring with me.

Author:  daj [ Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:50 pm ]
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Cheers for the offer Neil its not for me its to replace a front wheel of a set I sold on. (not needed sunday) :D

Author:  NeilM [ Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:53 pm ]
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Ahh, in that case, I can't help I'm afraid.

Author:  Coleman [ Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:10 pm ]
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daj wrote:
The forecast dont look to bad for Stow on the Wold , temps rising but wet (at the moment) :?


Who are you trying to kid?! Looks like sleet :shock:

The cafe at Broadway Tower is pretty good too :D

Author:  daj [ Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:44 pm ]
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nevadasmith wrote:
daj wrote:
The forecast dont look to bad for Stow on the Wold , temps rising but wet (at the moment) :?


Who are you trying to kid?! Looks like sleet :shock:




Dont worry you wont notice sat in your front room with the pipe and slippers :lol: :lol: :lol:

Author:  NeilM [ Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:06 pm ]
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Ohhh, MEE - OWWW

Author:  Grannygrinder [ Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:52 pm ]
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If its snowing i'm staying in the house :D
It was warm and sunny here this afternoon so i'm hopeful 8)

*Dave, pop me a pm over early saturday, if you think about it, if conditions are very poor :wink:

Author:  NeilM [ Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:02 pm ]
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It was warm and dry here most of the day, it got colder late afternoon and as I set out on my ride it started to snow and sleet.

Five miles from home on a decent climb, my gears started jumping up and down one sprocket, just after that the chain broke. :facepalm:

There really are days when you should just stay indoors :roll:

Weather forecast here for the weekend is wet, fingers crossed that Stow on the Wold enjoys warm and sunny conditions.

Author:  daj [ Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:08 pm ]
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After Gospel pass conditions the other week you would shrug your shoulders at the weekends forecast :D

Author:  ededwards [ Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:51 pm ]
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daj wrote:
Does anyone by any chance have a modern front wheel they are willing to part with? trying to prevent myself getting lynched !! :shock:


:D

You'll be fine on Sunday but on the Paterberg with 16,000 people......

Author:  Grannygrinder [ Sat Mar 16, 2013 1:13 pm ]
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Met office is giving 6-8 degrees with very light wind. Possibility of light rain mid afternoon :D

Author:  daj [ Sat Mar 16, 2013 1:16 pm ]
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Blue sky and sun at the moment!!

Author:  Grannygrinder [ Sat Mar 16, 2013 1:18 pm ]
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2 and a 1/2 hour drive to your house :shock: Wish i'd 'borrowed' the work van and its free diesel now :lol:

Author:  daj [ Sat Mar 16, 2013 6:09 pm ]
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Just got in from driving round the whole route , Really do forget how stunning the scenery and roads are round here, The weather forecast fingers crossed is actually looking good for us. The rain is passing through now so should be all clear with a slight temp drop.

Looking forward to the morning 8)

Author:  daj [ Sat Mar 16, 2013 6:23 pm ]
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If we are expecting you and your not intending on coming can you please let me know so we wont hang around in the morning waiting for you as hoping for a prompt departure time 8)

Author:  bobbinogs [ Sat Mar 16, 2013 7:37 pm ]
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How far we going Daj?

Author:  daj [ Sat Mar 16, 2013 7:42 pm ]
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bobbinogs wrote:
How far we going Daj?


Its about 35 miles in total , a nice 75 mile day for you? 8)

Author:  bobbinogs [ Sat Mar 16, 2013 7:49 pm ]
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Heh heh. Nope, knee's playing up after last week's club ride so I've been told to take it easy. So, nice comfy drive to the start, with the warm air on max :)

Author:  daj [ Sat Mar 16, 2013 8:59 pm ]
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bobbinogs wrote:
Heh heh. Nope, knee's playing up after last week's club ride so I've been told to take it easy. So, nice comfy drive to the start, with the warm air on max :)


Cool , See you in the morning!! 8)


Got plenty of tea and coffee but never got round to getting any nibbles I am afraid :oops:

-if anyone has a short 1" quill stem 70/80/90mm I am after one

Author:  Grannygrinder [ Sat Mar 16, 2013 10:00 pm ]
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I've got a black Syncros spare, might be a bit longer than 90mm though? 105mm maybe?
Boot packed ready for 7.15 departure :roll: happy days :lol:

Author:  daj [ Sat Mar 16, 2013 10:05 pm ]
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Grannygrinder wrote:
I've got a black Syncros spare, might be a bit longer than 90mm though? 105mm maybe?
Boot packed ready for 7.15 departure :roll: happy days :lol:


I will keep looking Mike , Its for the Colnago so ideally a silver road quill :D

See you in the morning!!

Author:  NeilM [ Sat Mar 16, 2013 10:32 pm ]
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7.15am I'll be enjoying my first coffee of the day, a leisurely 8.00am departure for me.

Bike's in it's bag and there are piles of cycle clothes on the floor in the spare room, ready for the morning, along with my shoes, Garmin, phone and camera.

Author:  bobbinogs [ Sat Mar 16, 2013 10:37 pm ]
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I think I've got a 90mm Cinelli XA in plain alloy. 26.4mm dia. I'll bring it along, sure we can come to some deal if you want it (I am just trying to get hold of a 115mm or 120mm so could pass on my old one at the same price I pay for the new one...).

Author:  daj [ Sat Mar 16, 2013 10:43 pm ]
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bobbinogs wrote:
I think I've got a 90mm Cinelli XA in plain alloy. 26.4mm dia. I'll bring it along, sure we can come to some deal if you want it (I am just trying to get hold of a 115mm or 120mm so could pass on my old one at the same price I pay for the new one...).


ooowww think the Colnago has a 110 or 120mm!! Have a look when here

http://www.flickr.com/photos/58441410@N ... /lightbox/ (pics from previous owner!!)

Author:  Coleman [ Sat Mar 16, 2013 11:10 pm ]
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Just finished putting my bike together - looks OK except the handle bar tape is held on by Sellotape :oops:

Now I've got to find my shoes - 'tidied' by the Mrs - my fault for not using them for a very long time - job for the morning :lol:

See you tomorrow chaps :D

Author:  matthew71 [ Sat Mar 16, 2013 11:49 pm ]
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2 tins of homemade flapjack,and one of biscuit,s ready for the riders and dave . see you all in the morning

Author:  daj [ Sun Mar 17, 2013 12:07 am ]
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matthew71 wrote:
2 tins of homemade flapjack,and one of biscuit,s ready for the riders and dave . see you all in the morning


Nice one Matty!! Much appreciated 8)

Author:  Iwasgoodonce [ Sun Mar 17, 2013 8:32 am ]
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Last minute decision and one I'll probably regret looking at the list of the fit and the fast. I'm coming down. I am bringing the family so that the wife can look around Stow.

Bike is in the boot!

Author:  NeilM [ Sun Mar 17, 2013 8:39 am ]
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Outstanding.

Fit? Fast?

Obviously never seen me ride :oops:

Just necking a coffee, then I'll be on my way.

Author:  theredchili [ Sun Mar 17, 2013 8:40 am ]
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Have a good ride chaps, I've got some hairy single speeders to entertain :lol:

Author:  matthew71 [ Sun Mar 17, 2013 9:05 am ]
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theredchili wrote:
Have a good ride chaps, I've got some hairy single speeders to entertain :lol:



Always the hipster,nothing changes

Author:  tarloone [ Sun Mar 17, 2013 11:13 am ]
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Left home to bike over, thean rain then snow....on way back home...sorry....have good one

Author:  bobbinogs [ Sun Mar 17, 2013 3:43 pm ]
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Hi Tarloone, don't blame you mate! It was horrendous on the way over from Chelters but it would appear that Daj is on the right side of the cycling gods who decreed that it should be lovely weather for the ride today. Lovely, lovely.

Many thanks go to Daj for arranging, great route, oh, and great to see so many folks. I'm off for a can of Guinness and a soak in the bath.

Author:  tarloone [ Sun Mar 17, 2013 4:41 pm ]
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bobbinogs wrote:
Hi Tarloone, don't blame you mate! It was horrendous on the way over from Chelters but it would appear that Daj is on the right side of the cycling gods who decreed that it should be lovely weather for the ride today. Lovely, lovely.

Many thanks go to Daj for arranging, great route, oh, and great to see so many folks. I'm off for a can of Guinness and a soak in the bath.


Good stuff, I actually got up and over Fish Hill and all the way to troopers lodge before turning back...foiled so far in :evil:

Author:  Grannygrinder [ Sun Mar 17, 2013 4:58 pm ]
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It was fun while it lasted :oops:
Had to stop twice on the way home to throw up, feeling better now :D

Author:  ededwards [ Sun Mar 17, 2013 5:12 pm ]
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Great day and turn out again, thanks Dave (and to your mum putting up with having so many stinking cyclists in her house. Plus the rampant swearing when the Sky box would not work for Milan-San Remo although as that came from the direction of her son....).

Also thanks to Matt's missus, who we discovered has two talents although we only have evidence of one (chocolate flapjack, very tasty).

Author:  Iwasgoodonce [ Sun Mar 17, 2013 7:06 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: March 17th Cotswold Spring Classic Road ride

Well,I really enjoyed that ride. It was a really last minute decision to attend but I'm glad I went for it. I didn't feel that way when we were driving through a full on blizzard though. Tarloone, I think we saw you going up that monster hill in the snow. If I hadn't had a car full (I took the family) I would have stopped and offered you a lift.

Once I have downloaded the Garmin I'll post the route up. Thanks to Dave for organizing a good route and Matt's missus for the flapjack. Also thanks to Dave's mum for entertaining my kids!

Looking forward to some warmer weather.

Author:  NeilM [ Sun Mar 17, 2013 7:15 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: March 17th Cotswold Spring Classic Road ride

Well, I didn't enjoy myself at all, as there were no crowds, no girls with bunches of flowers at the end, and I didn't see Cav or Wiggo at all, so it was either a rubbish ride, or Channel 4 have sold me a right pup regarding this road riding malarky.

Ed, if you did not have some of the peanut butter flapjack, you missed a treat, although, there were no chillies in it.... thank goodness.

Dave, that last climb? It's not big and it's not funny... actually, it was big and it definitely was not funny. Mike, you would have loved it :evil:

Big thanks to Dave's mum for the constant flow of tea and coffee.

Oh and my Garmin says 60k with 873m of climbing including three Strava cat 4's.

Author:  Grannygrinder [ Sun Mar 17, 2013 7:21 pm ]
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Had to bow out so i didn't show anybody on the steep stuff :lol: :lol: :lol: ....not :D

Author:  NeilM [ Sun Mar 17, 2013 7:29 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: March 17th Cotswold Spring Classic Road ride

Grannygrinder wrote:
Had to bow out so i didn't show anybody on the steep stuff :lol: :lol: :lol: ....not :D



I guessed that you were just lulling us into a false sense of security, waiting to pounce, Puma like.

Author:  ededwards [ Sun Mar 17, 2013 7:40 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: March 17th Cotswold Spring Classic Road ride

Milan-San Remo was cut short because of bad weather but not the Cotswolds Spring Classic......

Author:  daj [ Sun Mar 17, 2013 7:48 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: March 17th Cotswold Spring Classic Road ride

What a great day with great company!

To say the outlook looked less than promising with me and the big biffa looking at a snow storm only 30 mins before the off :shock:

I only have admiration for tarloone I cant imagine what it must of been like climbing fish hill in them conditions and fully understandable heading home!!

To say I was chuffed with the turnout is an understatement,And as always a great bunch with some lovely rides 8)

Hopefully everyone had a good ride , I did try and keep the hills down to a minimum but being the Cotswolds that dont come easy. Shame to lose Mike early on but thanks for the heads up so we could get moving again quickly and he wasnt buying my unconvincing "its pretty flat after this climb" !!

Cheers to Matt for bringing the flapjacks with how well they went down I think mum was grateful as her cupboards would of been raped without them.

Took a few pics but not that many sadly to busy enjoying myself 8)

Re-run in the summer anyone? some of them roads are fast when dry !!

Cheers

daj

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Author:  tarloone [ Sun Mar 17, 2013 7:49 pm ]
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Iwasgoodonce wrote:
Well,I really enjoyed that ride. It was a really last minute decision to attend but I'm glad I went for it. I didn't feel that way when we were driving through a full on blizzard though. Tarloone, I think we saw you going up that monster hill in the snow. If I hadn't had a car full (I took the family) I would have stopped and offered you a lift.

Once I have downloaded the Garmin I'll post the route up. Thanks to Dave for organizing a good route and Matt's missus for the flapjack. Also thanks to Dave's mum for entertaining my kids!

Looking forward to some warmer weather.


That was me yes, I must have looked a bit of a tit riding up there on a bike in that weather...least I now have evidence of my attempt to get there :oops:


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Milan-San Remo was cut short because of bad weather but not the Cotswolds Spring Classic......


Was for me :cry:

Author:  bobbinogs [ Sun Mar 17, 2013 9:26 pm ]
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I think that last climb must have been used on some sportive judging by the number of folks who have posted it on Strava. Nice to do a big climb without too much grunt but that last 500m was tough as it should have been flat but wasn't :).

I suspect drystonepaul's Peak District ride in May will be lumpy. Any one else doing it?

Author:  daj [ Sun Mar 17, 2013 9:31 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: March 17th Cotswold Spring Classic Road ride

bobbinogs wrote:
I think that last climb must have been used on some sportive judging by the number of folks who have posted it on Strava. Nice to do a big climb without too much grunt but that last 500m was tough as it should have been flat but wasn't :).

I suspect drystonepaul's Peak District ride in May will be lumpy. Any one else doing it?



August the 19th I would say so , PR for me going up there quite chuffed as was dawdling at the start talking to Rob!

My vague response for the Peaks ride Robin was because I havent checked with the mrs :oops: or Calender but will confirm and be great to car share 8)

Author:  matthew71 [ Sun Mar 17, 2013 10:44 pm ]
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good ride today dave,it was good to see some new faces and the same old ugly ones.it would be good to do that again on a nice summer,s day.and just remember grannygrinder that is better to die trying than not try at all

Author:  Iwasgoodonce [ Mon Mar 18, 2013 5:41 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: March 17th Cotswold Spring Classic Road ride

The route as promised. There are some figures on that max BPM column that some of you won't ever see, or indeed want to!

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Author:  daj [ Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:12 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: March 17th Cotswold Spring Classic Road ride

Looking at the map just look how close we were to home before having to go right out our way for the final climb!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

Author:  jonXmack [ Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:52 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: March 17th Cotswold Spring Classic Road ride

daj wrote:
Re-run in the summer anyone? some of them roads are fast when dry !!


:wink:

Author:  NeilM [ Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:58 pm ]
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Oh AR$E.

I better be able to remember the route if Mr 20MPH ave is coming along.

The first and last I'll see of you lot is at Dave's place :oops:

I suggest two groups; hot shots and old geezers :wink:

Author:  NeilM [ Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:29 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: March 17th Cotswold Spring Classic Road ride

Forgot to add my favourite moment of the ride.

Seeing Dave hobbling off on cleated shoes for a quiet James T Riddle, with about 30 ramblers right behind him 8)

Author:  daj [ Mon Mar 18, 2013 11:01 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: March 17th Cotswold Spring Classic Road ride

NeilM wrote:
Forgot to add my favourite moment of the ride.

Seeing Dave hobbling off on cleated shoes for a quiet James T Riddle, with about 30 ramblers right behind him 8)



ha,ha that was funny ....they had a good laugh too as I pointed the other way and shuffled off :lol: :lol: :lol:

And that big van/lorry at the start that drenched me and I think Robin!

Author:  NeilM [ Mon Mar 18, 2013 11:08 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: March 17th Cotswold Spring Classic Road ride

daj wrote:
And that big van/lorry at the start that drenched me and I think Robin!


I didn't see that, but I think that's because I was diving for cover myself.

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