What cycling did you do this weekend?

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What cycling did you do this weekend?

Postby David9694 » 20 Oct 2019, 10:41am

The last full weekend before the clocks change, and I think for many of us a pleasant mild autumnal couple of days.

On Saturday, I did one of my usual circuits from home of 27 miles. I am horrendously unfit this year, having been working on a merger all summer and done no weekday cycling - it’s going to take a lot to get that back.

Spooked a horse at 50 yards on a slow uphill. Not that many bikes out.

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Re: What cycling did you do this weekend?

Postby DanZac » 20 Oct 2019, 11:34am

Out straight from work Friday night with the bivvying gear on board. Knocked off 60 miles with a chippy tea at about 45 before finding a quiet secluded spot to get my head down for the night. Chilly, but beautiful and clear night (thankfully dry). Up again at first light before pushing 50 miles back home. Stopped for a couple of brew stops and breakfast on the way back in the morning sun and was still home again in time for lunch.

Friday night mini adventurs, what's not to like about that!

Running today so no where near as exciting.

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Re: What cycling did you do this weekend?

Postby whoof » 20 Oct 2019, 12:37pm

I was ill in September and this was the first weekend I've been out in 6 weeks. Did a 50 mile loop with Mrs Whoof to the Strawberry Line cafe for an eggy roll and a pot of tea.
Very nice to get out and it didn't rain!

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Re: What cycling did you do this weekend?

Postby Vantage » 20 Oct 2019, 1:23pm

I seem to have lost the will to ride lately.
Hopefully it'll return soon.
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Re: What cycling did you do this weekend?

Postby roubaixtuesday » 20 Oct 2019, 1:46pm

Just 20 very pleasant miles on the tandem.

Kudos to DanZac!

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Re: What cycling did you do this weekend?

Postby rjb » 20 Oct 2019, 2:05pm

Local 30 mile tandem ride on Saturday around the Somerset levels with a halfway stop at the North curry community coffee shop for a drink and large slice of Guinness Cake which I shared with the stoker. Sunday morning we did a 30 mile ride stopping at the village hall cafe at Kingsbury Episcopi for drinks and cake again. :D When your retired you get a 7 day weekend. :lol:
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Re: What cycling did you do this weekend?

Postby gxaustin » 20 Oct 2019, 4:49pm

Heavy cold so no ride on Saturday. Did 45mls today because my nose dried up a bit. Cold wind today.
(Also 77 and 78 during the week.)

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Re: What cycling did you do this weekend?

Postby hondated » 20 Oct 2019, 5:00pm

DanZac wrote:Out straight from work Friday night with the bivvying gear on board. Knocked off 60 miles with a chippy tea at about 45 before finding a quiet secluded spot to get my head down for the night. Chilly, but beautiful and clear night (thankfully dry). Up again at first light before pushing 50 miles back home. Stopped for a couple of brew stops and breakfast on the way back in the morning sun and was still home again in time for lunch.

Friday night mini adventurs, what's not to like about that!

Running today so no where near as exciting.

Well done :)
Inspirational :D

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Re: What cycling did you do this weekend?

Postby Spinners » 20 Oct 2019, 5:13pm

4 x 11-mile commutes.

Lovely to be dry for once!
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Re: What cycling did you do this weekend?

Postby rmurphy195 » 20 Oct 2019, 5:29pm

Nice 23 mile round trip Sun morning - been missing out on these rides lately! Nice cuppa and scone at Packwood, nice chat to a friendly party of riders near Lowsonford. Tried a different route and found some hills to go up (ended up walking :( ), and then turning back at a ford with a torrent of water going over it and a broken up road surface - well, you have to explore don't you!
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Re: What cycling did you do this weekend?

Postby Cyril Haearn » 20 Oct 2019, 5:49pm

Spinners wrote:4 x 11-mile commutes.

Lovely to be dry for once!

I thought you were retired :?
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Re: What cycling did you do this weekend?

Postby Mick F » 20 Oct 2019, 5:52pm

Cycling?
We did some recycling yesterday, and today I built a bicycle wheel.
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Re: What cycling did you do this weekend?

Postby Spinners » 20 Oct 2019, 6:10pm

Cyril Haearn wrote:
Spinners wrote:4 x 11-mile commutes.

Lovely to be dry for once!

I thought you were retired :?


I suppose I am now semi-retired! I've just got myself a part-time job for the Christmas period and, no, I am not Father Christmas :wink: .

Normal retirement will resume in the New Year.
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Re: What cycling did you do this weekend?

Postby yakdiver » 20 Oct 2019, 6:23pm

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Re: What cycling did you do this weekend?

Postby Cyril Haearn » 20 Oct 2019, 6:34pm

This week I reached a goal for the whole year, cycling more than half the days in the year, 184 now :wink:
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