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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:09 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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Location: Stockport, staring at the Peaks
Afraid this isn't to be my first RetroRoadRide, simply haven't got enough saddle time to be happy that I won't be a liability! I wil beout on a sympathy ride in the Peaks though.

Gutted to miss three courses!

Hope it's a great day out and sets the tone for the series 8)


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:29 pm 
National & North West AEC
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Location: Macclesfield Forest
It's been a struggle but I've managed to get an appropriate bike ready for tomorrow's ride. I say ready as I haven't test ridden it yet. Hoping to get a short loop done this afternoon.

Anyway, if all goes well I'll be bringing along a circa 1984 Swinnerton complete with freshly fitted Campagnolo Victory mechs, and a 42-25 low gear.

I'm lacking miles in my legs too but I won't let that stop me.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:47 pm 
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Sounds sweet! Will have to get out next week perhaps, see how I'm getting on!


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:48 pm 
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Location: Cheltenham
I am having some car problems and I wondered if anyone might be able to help me get to/from the ride? I am based in Cheltenham, perhaps I could ride somewhere close if that helped?

Hopefully the car will come back from the garage in one piece today but I just want to see what my alternatives are at the mo'. Many thanks.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 1:39 pm 
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Location: Chez Vegas, Derbyshire
I've not been out since last weekend so I think I'm going to feel it !

Still debating whether to go for the Cinelli with a lowest gear of 39-27 but is really a resto-mod rather than a proper vintage bike or be a hard man and bring my Peugeot which has 40-23 as its easiest ratio.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 7:09 pm 
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Location: Chained to the mash tun.
Thoroughly ashamed to say i cant make it :(

I laugh in the face of inclement weather and hills but breathing problems is a different thing altogether...

Sorry guys, i hope you all have a great ride and Dave will have to wait till March for the gift i have for 'the man who has everything' :)

Have a good one.

Karl


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 7:49 pm 
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Bike packed in the boot plus kit ready for the 06.30 set off. M6 should be quiet at that time though.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:15 pm 
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I'm afraid I'm going to have to miss out this weekend....and not get to use my new 13-28 cassette...or see Steve's vitus in all it's glory.
Had some interest in the house so need to look for somewhere to move to sharpish this weekend.

Went out for a spin this morning....icicle on the drinks bottle....honest!!! Didn't feel that cold though, strangely.

Have a good ride everyone......I'll think of you as we are being drowned with "good sized bedrooms", "potential", "catchment area for ofsted recommended schools", blah, blah, blah!


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 9:47 pm 
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bobbinogs wrote:
I am having some car problems and I wondered if anyone might be able to help me get to/from the ride? I am based in Cheltenham, perhaps I could ride somewhere close if that helped?

Hopefully the car will come back from the garage in one piece today but I just want to see what my alternatives are at the mo'. Many thanks.


Ride all sorted, many thanks to Daj. See you tomorrow folks.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 11:12 pm 
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well after a evening of Hell sorting things that should take about half hour I am now ready for the onslaught !! :lol:


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