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JimWParticipant13 September 2012 at 21:37Post count: 328JimWParticipant9 September 2012 at 13:22Post count: 328JimWParticipant7 September 2012 at 14:19Post count: 328JimWParticipant6 September 2012 at 14:30Post count: 328
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
JJimWParticipant5 September 2012 at 14:06Post count: 328
I agree with the sentiment, but to coin the PM’s phrase ‘I refer the hon gentleman to the answer I gave earlier’
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 WilliamsJimWParticipant20 August 2012 at 22:49Post count: 328
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.
JimJimWParticipant7 August 2012 at 20:01Post count: 328JimWParticipant2 August 2012 at 10:43Post count: 328JimWParticipant2 August 2012 at 10:34Post count: 328JimWParticipant24 July 2012 at 09:11Post count: 328JimWParticipant19 July 2012 at 13:41Post count: 328JimWParticipant14 June 2012 at 19:56Post count: 328JimWParticipant30 May 2012 at 00:16Post count: 328JimWParticipant20 May 2012 at 19:51Post count: 328JimWParticipant17 May 2012 at 10:30Post count: 328
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.