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  • JimW
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    Great blog woody, a fantastic day, thanks for the organising and taking us on aninteresting if very uphill route!

    JimW
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    What a great do!, some old faces some new, great weather, thanks to Anne and Graham for [again] doing a fantastic job

    Jim W

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    Dont think so Jim, I think woody is intending to lead the short run over there then on after the race.

    so only 2 [as normal]

    J

    JimW
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    Last Sunday, I did 75 miles at 15.2mph [which included the 1st 30 miles with the short run] for the last 45 miles I was on my own!

    There are a lot of experienced people who no longer come out with the club because the runs are too fast…what a shame!

    I suggest that those with excess energy to burn, train during the winter and race during the summer [thats novel!] you can dress it up how you like,, a club run is a CLUB RUN and not a training ride. nuff said
    J

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    Craig/ Andy
    I agree with the sentiment, but to coin the PM’s phrase ‘I refer the hon gentleman to the answer I gave earlier’
    Some definitions:-
    the long run is still a club run,
    a club run is a social ride, if this run attracts stronger rider – then they have to ride slower..
    this run shouldnot be run off at 18mph [or + in some cases] and shouldn’t boast of several thousand metres of climbing every week.

    if people want to do this then it is them who have to make their own arrangents.

    I will soon be fit enough to want to go on the long run,, but not fast enough to do it at 18mph.. but this wont stop me attending [I’ll be a real pain in the ar*e to everybody else]

    18mph [or +] is training and there are enough runs [even at this time of year] to cope with this on a Saturday.

    so my view is that the club does not need a 3rd ride, what we all need to do is rain back the pace of the long run to that of the short run [14-15mph] the long run should aim to do between 70-100 miles [Hartford to Hartford]

    Jim Williams

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    Andy
    I have a pair of ‘Oval Concepts’ alloy TT bars for sale, complete with Cinelli TT brake levers. [the bars are 26mm, but I can supply a stem of 90mm or 110mm if reqd] I also have Shimano bar end levers, the rear has only done 30 miles. the front is unassembled and brand new.

    I want £70 for the bars, £8 for a stem and £55 for the gear levers. if your still in the market

    Give me a call on 07729389217 if you interested if not I am going to put them on eBay.

    Jim

    JimW
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    thanks Claire, got my tickets now. 3 season tickets for Manchester,, bring it on!

    JimW
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    in reply to: The longest ride #41602 |

    Wow, another box to tick, what are you going to do when you are semi pro !
    Well done man gives new meaning to ‘the long run’.
    J

    JimW
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    Alan, can you send it to me also
    Williams-james10@sky.com

    Ta lar!

    J

    JimW
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    in reply to: national anthem #41503 |

    It was ‘orrible’ Quickly got to the ‘mute’ button on the tv remote before the damage was done. It nearly spoiled an absolutely fantastic watch… Let the games commence!

    JimW
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    in reply to: Lesley Teall accident #41453 |

    Hi Les, so sorry to hear your news, you join the exclusive club of ‘real cyclists’ now…from now on we will have to call you Jonny [Hoogerland, from last years TdF]
    get well soon, our two up partenership depends on it.

    JimW
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    Carol, John was the one covered in soot! I’ll let him explain (chimnys at dawn)

    JimW
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    in reply to: Day and NIGHT ride #40839 |

    chapeau young man chapeau . a cracking blog post on a tremendous achievement

    JimW
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    I might join you on this run, wouldn’t that be fun! 😉

    JimW
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    Craig
    Speaking as one [if not, ‘the largest’ active] of the larger riders, I am usually the last at the top of the hill, in the runs I attended last summer that you led, you always waited for me and ensured that I was on the correct route, even coming back when I had a puncture, and for that I am grateful.

    On no account should you let this be the reason that you stop leading runs, Take up Jules’ offer [or anyone else who doesn’t mind being a bit forceful] I have nothing but admiration for the effort you put in to ‘going down the lanes’ , the more obscure the better.

    Speed and ability on club runs has been a problem since the invention of the pnuematic tyre!

    I think that your desire to ‘throttle back! the speed and keep it all together, is highly comendable and you shouldn’t give up.

    Speaking as someone returning to the sport after a long lay off, I will say how things used to be…those who are new to the pastime can follow the advice or choose to ignore – that’s up to them.
    Ride in two’s when it’s safe…single out when advised from the rear of the group…shout warning about road condition and following and oncoming traffic…slow down slightly on hills, I know everybody climbs at their own pace, [especially long climbs] but this saves long and often cold waits at the top… [we never had to wait very often because we were usually together anyway]… always look after a weaker rider, even if someone has to go home with them – remember most of us were at that stage once [even if was a long time ago for some of us , I remember pushing a lad most of the way home from Llanollan,even taking him to his door!]…
    A club run is not a training run, it’s a social ride were you meet up with like minded souls, have a laugh, reminise, chat, meet new people, meet old people, feeling that you had a great day and want to do it again…if there are people out that want to a ‘burn up’ [and I did when I was 30] the club caters from them as well, they need to go on the chain gang or better still try racing [road or TT have plenty of oppertunities to ride flat out and reduce personal testosterone levels!]

    Just for the record, I was an active member from the mid 70’s to the mid 90’s,I have been on too many club runs, week long YHA breaks, night rides, audax’s [now theres a long ride!] I am sub 23:00 for a 10, sub hour for 25 and sub 2 hours for a 50.. does this count now – – not a bit.

    The club needs enthusuastic people like yourself to be inventive in deciding and leading runs.

    Keep it up.

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