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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 1:28 pm 
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Excellent, tidy route planned so should be a good day out.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 2:31 pm 
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Yep I am in of course

(also hoping Mark is really unfit !!! :lol: )

There must be a few more peeps up for this?


Have a pile of bits that need building up and sadly busy on saturday- next year maybe :oops:


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Campsite is underwater so no M5 for me!!! May be able to make this but am requiring some honest answers here.

'Local knowledge' suggests a geared ride and out of the all the bikes i ride, the only ones with gears are a Pashley tricycle and a Raleigh Lenton Clubman :lol:

So honesty please...i'll have a go on the Lenton but how fast are you intending to average? I reckon i could average about 16 / 17 mph or maybe a touch more with the adrenalin flowing (sorry for the imperial) but i don't want to hold people back.

Let me know what you guys think....


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ha,ha I am averaging about 14 at the moment if that helps and blew a gasket tonight trying to get up a 19% climb this evening!!


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 9:58 pm 
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you won't be holding me back!!!


grumpycommuter wrote:
Campsite is underwater so no M5 for me!!! May be able to make this but am requiring some honest answers here.

'Local knowledge' suggests a geared ride and out of the all the bikes i ride, the only ones with gears are a Pashley tricycle and a Raleigh Lenton Clubman :lol:

So honesty please...i'll have a go on the Lenton but how fast are you intending to average? I reckon i could average about 16 / 17 mph or maybe a touch more with the adrenalin flowing (sorry for the imperial) but i don't want to hold people back.

Let me know what you guys think....


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 10:58 pm 
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At 17 mph you'll have no problems Karl.


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At 17 mph you'll have no problems Karl.


Having co-ordinated with the other half of 'Team Grumpy' the decision is yes!!! I'm in please. Where is the meet point? and will 26'' MTB tubes fit in my 26 x 1/4'' 1950's tyres?


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Where is the meet point?


In Hampton Bishop, exact meet point to be confirmed tomorrow.


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Getting close now, the forecast looks good

Anymore peeps? :D


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 8:19 pm 
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Mmmmm. I'm tempted. 80Km is more than I would normally be doing. I did manage 51 miles last Sunday. I felt fine apart from the usual horrible headache all the next day. I wish I knew why this kept happening!

I have serious things to be doing the next day so will need to watch the old body a bit. I don't (YET) need a compact around here so will I cope with a 39x23?


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