WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

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Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Postby oldmanonabike » 25 Jun 2019, 10:16am

Paulatic wrote:
Nickeveson wrote::lol: Yours had a different colour in the middle when we left Lands End!
If my memory is correct you were the first of the group to get a puncture too

Yeah I knew I should have changed that tyre but it’s very hard to make decisions that go against a lifetime of having to make ends meet. I’m am fighting it though and can now take double the amount I used to out of atm machines. They stopped doing fivers. :D

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Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Postby oldmanonabike » 25 Jun 2019, 4:27pm

Thanks to cycleruk all the money has been received and mostly used to pay the required deposits
The remainder wil pay for the balance and meals a couple of weeks before the ride.
On a personal note to cycleruk thanks for sorting the ravel I gave you
into an excellent conclusion
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Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Postby landsurfer » 25 Jun 2019, 4:30pm

We still need a driver for the "Support Phase" ..... Whitehaven to somewhere in Geordie Land ..... I'll be doing pickups and drop offs before and after the event but can"t drive during ...
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Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Postby Mick F » 25 Jun 2019, 4:58pm

NATURAL ANKLING wrote:Hi,
It was Mick that persuaded the main bulk of the group to take the easy option, Its his fault :lol:
Yes.
Some folk want to go over the hills to join the B3181 (Old A38) through Culompton.
The easy way is on the flat into Tiverton.
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Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Postby landsurfer » 25 Jun 2019, 6:37pm

Mick F wrote:
NATURAL ANKLING wrote:Hi,
It was Mick that persuaded the main bulk of the group to take the easy option, Its his fault :lol:
Yes.
Some folk want to go over the hills to join the B3181 (Old A38) through Culompton.
The easy way is on the flat into Tiverton.


Trust me Mick we did not want to go over the hills .... at all :)
But by that time you and the fast team had disappeared over the horizon ....
But your company was very welcome ....
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Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Postby oldmanonabike » 25 Jun 2019, 6:47pm

Mick F wrote:
NATURAL ANKLING wrote:Hi,
It was Mick that persuaded the main bulk of the group to take the easy option, Its his fault :lol:
Yes.
Some folk want to go over the hills to join the B3181 (Old A38) through Culompton.
The easy way is on the flat into Tiverton.

My memory is Mick and company left the site before some of us were ready.
We caught them up at a cafe and by the time we were served they had disappeared.
A very disappointing experience from my point of view
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Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Postby landsurfer » 25 Jun 2019, 7:23pm

That was a good cafe ..
The Lady walking her JOGLE was an inspiration to me ...
A too brief encounter...
She was, so natural, so gentle ... respect to the Lady ...
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Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Postby Nickeveson » 25 Jun 2019, 8:03pm

I think I realised on day 2 that 2 groups would form....fast and slow. Personally I loved the slow group as we did have some fantastic experiences. I know that staying together was the idea but I think the 2 group split did work well.

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Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Postby Nickeveson » 25 Jun 2019, 8:07pm

What made it even better is that as the youngest in our group I got to chat to some very experienced riders which was definitely beneficial to me. Ken and Swoop talking about their club, Paul chatting about Audax riding, Alasdair and David talking about their rides, a fantastic mix of cycling stories.

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Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Postby oldmanonabike » 25 Jun 2019, 9:04pm

This is great, day 4 tomorrow,,. I can't wait to find out what happened then
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Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Postby landsurfer » 25 Jun 2019, 9:44pm

We should have stayed together ... "It's just like that, it's just the way it is." comes to mind .....
Personally, I believe we lost one because of that split ... possibly 2... :(
But the split was a soft event ... It was inevitable ... and foreseeable ..
But the ride, it was still a life affirming experience .....
Certainly in my top 10 life experiences ....
So looking forward to the CtC ..... :D

And the great company .....All the WIMPS, riders and non riders were a joy to be with.

For Jules, myself and Riley it was a watershed experience ....
Jules and I now have 3 young children, Riley is with his "forever family" ..

SO ....
Maybe top 5 .................. :)
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Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 25 Jun 2019, 10:28pm

Hi,
oldmanonabike wrote:
Mick F wrote:
NATURAL ANKLING wrote:Hi,
It was Mick that persuaded the main bulk of the group to take the easy option, Its his fault :lol:
Yes.
Some folk want to go over the hills to join the B3181 (Old A38) through Culompton.
The easy way is on the flat into Tiverton.

My memory is Mick and company left the site before some of us were ready.
We caught them up at a cafe and by the time we were served they had disappeared.
A very disappointing experience from my point of view


Me and Mick realising that some had not left with the bulk of the team at the start, a few miles down the road, turned around to go back and find them.
I know that we didn't find the two late starters but met landsurfer and another going forward to catch the main group, something like that.
At the café it was apparent that there were now at least three groups, me and mick left with several riders.
The pacer which was Flash was always in front for main part of ride, me and mick were just trying to keep up :)
At the supermarket resting after the café, there must have been most of the riders apart from Landsurfer and another, which I did not see again that day.

Some of the confusion was because the route was modified probably more than once, blame the navigator :)
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Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Postby landsurfer » 25 Jun 2019, 10:36pm

It was a day when alliances and partnerships came out of the wood pile ,,,
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Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Postby oldmanonabike » 26 Jun 2019, 7:48am

Moving on what happened day 4
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Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Postby Paulatic » 26 Jun 2019, 8:19am

landsurfer wrote:That was a good cafe ..
The Lady walking her JOGLE was an inspiration to me ...
A too brief encounter...
She was, so natural, so gentle ... respect to the Lady ...

That Lady certainly was an inspiration.
I’ve met and talked with three JOGLE walkers this year so far and I always mention the lady in the cafe. :D
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