Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )

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Re: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )

Postby flash » 6 Dec 2017, 5:47pm

My legs were a tad shaky after the miles and climbing especially as it was on my SS Fatbike and mainly on mud or sand. Global Fat Bike Day (weekend) - Swanage...
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Re: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )

Postby John100 » 7 Dec 2017, 12:39pm

:D Sadly I can't make the Rotherham Roller. Family thing come up. Hope the weather is good on the day. Have a good ride!

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Postby landsurfer » 7 Dec 2017, 4:36pm

Rotherham Roller 091217 Start at S66 2NW.

Rotherham Roller Route.

Car parking on Sycamore Avenue (Our Place) or at Wickersley Park approx 400 mtrs from the start.
https://cycle.travel/map/journey/54219

http://cycle.travel/map/journey/51403

Do not be concerned by the A roads included, we are talking wide well surfaced roads with very light traffic, built for a mining industry that no longer exists. There are number of excellent cafes, especially at Oldcoats. We ride through Harworth, the site of the Tommy Simpson Memorial, and meander uphill for 15 miles from Tickhill to the finish.
Rule #5 is my mentor.
"May the road rise with you" PIL.

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Re: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )

Postby oldmanonabike » 7 Dec 2017, 5:34pm

landsurfer wrote:Rotherham Roller 091217 Start at S66 2NW.

Rotherham Roller Route.

Car parking on Sycamore Avenue (Our Place) or at Wickersley Park approx 400 mtrs from the start.
https://cycle.travel/map/journey/54219

http://cycle.travel/map/journey/51403

Do not be concerned by the A roads included, we are talking wide well surfaced roads with very light traffic, built for a mining industry that no longer exists. There are number of excellent cafes, especially at Oldcoats. We ride through Harworth, the site of the Tommy Simpson Memorial, and meander uphill for 15 miles from Tickhill to the finish.

There is a Tommy Simpson memorial in the North East also

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Re: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )

Postby landsurfer » 8 Dec 2017, 8:35am

Weather for the Roller is looking good.
Dry, sunny and cold .... Ideal winter cycling weather.
No snow until Sunday.
Jules and I (and baby no doubt) will be up and about from 0700hrs so early birds come in for a coffee etc.
House number 21, the one with the vehicles all over the frontage ............
With the surprise arrival of Baby Riley i have managed 17 miles on the bike in 2 weeks ( :roll: ) so i'm hoping Saturday won't be a TT ... :D
Rule #5 is my mentor.
"May the road rise with you" PIL.

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Re: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )

Postby oldmanonabike » 8 Dec 2017, 9:52am

landsurfer wrote:Weather for the Roller is looking good.
Dry, sunny and cold .... Ideal winter cycling weather.
No snow until Sunday.
Jules and I (and baby no doubt) will be up and about from 0700hrs so early birds come in for a coffee etc.
House number 21, the one with the vehicles all over the frontage ............
With the surprise arrival of Baby Riley i have managed 17 miles on the bike in 2 weeks ( :roll: ) so i'm hoping Saturday won't be a TT ... :D

I will be up at 6am on the road before seven hopefully there at9-30
John will eat anything he is given lol

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Re: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )

Postby softlips » 8 Dec 2017, 10:30am

landsurfer wrote:Weather for the Roller is looking good.
Dry, sunny and cold .... Ideal winter cycling weather.
No snow until Sunday.
Jules and I (and baby no doubt) will be up and about from 0700hrs so early birds come in for a coffee etc.
House number 21, the one with the vehicles all over the frontage ............
With the surprise arrival of Baby Riley i have managed 17 miles on the bike in 2 weeks ( :roll: ) so i'm hoping Saturday won't be a TT ... :D


Wondering about driving to you or cycling.

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Re: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )

Postby KFT » 8 Dec 2017, 10:47am

We are hoping to be with you around 9 - 9:30.

Lynda will be bringing a dozen of her famous mince pies - trust me, they are seriously good.

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Re: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )

Postby landsurfer » 8 Dec 2017, 10:54am

softlips wrote:
landsurfer wrote:Weather for the Roller is looking good.
Dry, sunny and cold .... Ideal winter cycling weather.
No snow until Sunday.
Jules and I (and baby no doubt) will be up and about from 0700hrs so early birds come in for a coffee etc.
House number 21, the one with the vehicles all over the frontage ............
With the surprise arrival of Baby Riley i have managed 17 miles on the bike in 2 weeks ( :roll: ) so i'm hoping Saturday won't be a TT ... :D


Wondering about driving to you or cycling.


Would be concerned about early morning ice personally
Rule #5 is my mentor.
"May the road rise with you" PIL.

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Re: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )

Postby landsurfer » 8 Dec 2017, 6:46pm

Rule #5 is my mentor.
"May the road rise with you" PIL.

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Re: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )

Postby landsurfer » 9 Dec 2017, 7:16pm

Had a great ride today with my fellow wimps, but it was cold.. very cold and it got colder if that's possible.
Stopped at Langold and Tickhill cafes.
An excellent day out with good company ......
Rule #5 is my mentor.
"May the road rise with you" PIL.

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Re: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )

Postby oldmanonabike » 9 Dec 2017, 7:55pm

Thanks for organising a great day and thanks to Mrs Landsurfer for the food and drinks

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Re: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )

Postby softlips » 9 Dec 2017, 8:53pm

Enjoyed today, apart from the cold, oh and the wind. Did I mention it was COLD.

The company lifted the spirits though!

Thanks for organising.

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Postby Paulatic » 9 Dec 2017, 8:58pm

You weren’t out on new bikes were you by any chance?
http://www.cyclingweekly.com/news/lates ... ham-362111?
if you just stand still you can never lose your way

https://stcleve.wordpress.com/2017/03/0 ... ng-gov-uk/

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Postby KFT » 9 Dec 2017, 9:07pm

Likewise, had a very enjoyable ride with great company. Lynda had a nice relaxing day with Jules (thanks to Connor for all the drinks).