WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

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Paulatic
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Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Postby Paulatic » 26 Jun 2019, 8:33am

oldmanonabike wrote:Moving on what happened day 4

I could write an essay about day 4 :D I probably have done many times and deleted it. If only deleting It from memory was as easy. :lol:
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Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Postby Nickeveson » 26 Jun 2019, 9:08am

I can remember being witness to the bravest bit of cycling I have ever witnessed. How our injured rider kept going is beyond me.....that took determination

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Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Postby oldmanonabike » 26 Jun 2019, 11:37am

It showed to me the value of a back up team. For a rider 700mile from home with 7 broken ribs and a badly bruised hip could make a phone call and be rescued and taking with all his gear to the next campsite have someone pitch his tent and be entertained by his fellow riders was fantastic. Next day the caring was continued by one of our lady drivers taking the argumentative rider to hospital and spending most of the day with him was way beyond what could be expected.
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Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Postby KFT » 26 Jun 2019, 11:55am

Yes but, she loves a good argument does Lynda :lol:

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Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Postby oldmanonabike » 26 Jun 2019, 12:37pm

Yes and always wins them. I admire strong confident women I married one but Jules Lynda and Callie make an unbeatable force.
Please don't tell them I said so
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Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Postby KFT » 26 Jun 2019, 12:54pm

I have a feeling they already know.

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Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Postby oldmanonabike » 26 Jun 2019, 4:43pm

Landsurfer
Is the van automatic gearbox
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Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Postby oldmanonabike » 27 Jun 2019, 10:07am

landsurfer wrote: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 ...

Sorry I have tried my list of friends none of them were suitable to be fair most are over 70
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Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Postby oldmanonabike » 27 Jun 2019, 12:02pm

When a say list it could be written on the back of a cigar packet only one was interested but due to an injured hand he can only drive automatics.
So come on Wimps surely somebody knows someone who can do it
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Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Postby oldmanonabike » 28 Jun 2019, 10:14pm

Last year this time was the 6th day of our Lejog and we were all getting along fine, But what happened during the night and why was there a tent missing the next morning.
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Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Postby Nickeveson » 29 Jun 2019, 7:03am

I know the answer! Sadly another of our group was taken ill so we had to pack his tent.....not that we were successful in that task

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Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Postby landsurfer » 29 Jun 2019, 8:07am

Nickeveson wrote:I know the answer! Sadly another of our group was taken ill so we had to pack his tent.....not that we were successful in that task

AND
Butter Pies ...... Disgusting ..... YUK ....... :)
My homing Garmin was released into the wild only to return 2 weeks later ...
And a lovely pint by the canal in Lancaster ....
Some people went to Morecambe ... some didn't ..... :D
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Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Postby flash » 29 Jun 2019, 9:32am

A closed group who take their riding very seriously.....I can't believe this was a year ago today....
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Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Postby oldmanonabike » 29 Jun 2019, 9:44am

It seems ironic that two of the four riders who were responsible for organising the ride were unable to complete. How many of you knew that the illness that struck on that dayreturned when we were at Tamworth. stopping him from riding that day
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Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Postby oldmanonabike » 1 Jul 2019, 6:27am

Happy Birthday David
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