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PostPosted: Sat Jul 24, 2010 8:07 pm 
The Guv'nor
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Great day out. Many thanks to Ed for organising route and apres ride grub.

More to follow later...


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 24, 2010 8:45 pm 
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Let me second that, and add the excellent pub stop.....with plenty of cheese :D
Good to see all the old bikes (and some old riders) giving it large in the Hereford countryside.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 24, 2010 9:57 pm 
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Great day out with some great company. Thanks to Ed and family for the post ride grub ( not sure about the pickled egg/jammy scone combo though ) :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 24, 2010 11:35 pm 
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Great ride chaps, here's a few memories and photos:

- top selection of old steel (and it was only old steel) with The Guvnor on an early 90s EM Corsa Extra, Del on an early 80s Colnago Master, Dave on a mid 80s Colnago Master, the Alex's on an 81 Bianchi and a 1990 Harry Quinn respectively and me relatively modern on a 1991 Zullo.

- taking part in the half wheel challenge with John

- bike of the day has to go to Alex's stunning Bianchi with just the right amount of pantographed kit and to top it off he was riding tubs. Chapeau, mon ami.

- sandwich of the day goes to The Guvnor's 'pound of cheese in a loaf sawn in half' lunchtime snack

- Del riding a classic Italian bike in a pair of Specialized mountain bike boots

- "three socks for a pound". You had to be there.

- The Guvnot Shlecking a gear change as he attacked on the final climb.

- the indignity of being outsprinted at the end of my own ride. Le Guvnor est mort, vive le Patron.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 24, 2010 11:57 pm 
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Sounds like you had a great time.

Gutted I missed it, but I'll defo be there next time!


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 25, 2010 12:51 am 
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aww Looks good! I got to get an old Roadie


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 25, 2010 10:03 am 
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Great ride indeed, those who couldn't make it really missed out. Ed put together a top ride through the virtually traffic free lanes of the Herefordshire countryside. For those interest an overview of the route can be found here > http://connect.garmin.com/activity/41637863

Highlights for me.

-Good ride & good company

-EdEdwards 50 mile half wheel challenge

-Cracking views

-Everyone on retro

-Del's MTB boots

-The pub stop with it's door stop sandwich. Surely a fixture for next time.

-Apres ride food. Big thanks to Ed, Mrs Ed and Ed's mum for the tucker. If only every ride was catered so well.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 25, 2010 10:13 am 
The Guv'nor
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A few pics

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The laughing group


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The grand chien


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The group


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A few bikes


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 25, 2010 10:16 am 
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Sounds/looks good! Perhaps this event could become a traditional last day of the Tour event??

Will do this next time...

Mr K


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 25, 2010 6:23 pm 
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Look like great stuff in the usual edwards style!


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