Velo Midlands

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Lance Dopestrong
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Velo Midlands

Postby Lance Dopestrong » 7 May 2019, 8:37pm

Anyone competing this Sunday? I'm volunteering on the Fillongley pit stop, so give me a wave if you are and and I'll look after you ;)
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Re: Velo Midlands

Postby Lance Dopestrong » 9 May 2019, 8:43am

Come on, must be plenty of CTCUKers doing this?
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Re: Velo Midlands

Postby softlips » 9 May 2019, 1:54pm

Yes, doing the 100 miles. Will be wearing Barnsley Road Club Kit.

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Re: Velo Midlands

Postby mjr » 9 May 2019, 4:39pm

Lance Dopestrong wrote:Anyone competing this Sunday?

Is it a competition now?

Anyway, I'm off to ride round Sandringham estate in silly clothes instead http://asklily.org.uk/kb5/westnorfolk/c ... HEjl5bawGg
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Re: Velo Midlands

Postby Mike Sales » 9 May 2019, 5:55pm

To judge by your photo here you should be easy to spot...

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Re: Velo Midlands

Postby Lance Dopestrong » 9 May 2019, 11:04pm

mjr wrote:
Lance Dopestrong wrote:Anyone competing this Sunday?

Is it a competition now?

Anyway, I'm off to ride round Sandringham estate in silly clothes instead http://asklily.org.uk/kb5/westnorfolk/c ... HEjl5bawGg


Well, it's not. Yet chat on their Strava page shows hundreds of people are treating it as such. I guess not m6 people are entering it to go as slow as they possibly can.
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Re: Velo Midlands

Postby andy74 » 10 May 2019, 8:27am

I am taking part in the 100. The very nature of a closed road event makes it competitive, though I am just out for a pleasant ride out in an area I have never ridden before.

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Re: Velo Midlands

Postby Lance Dopestrong » 10 May 2019, 1:13pm

Cool, keep an eye out for me at the Fillongley pit stop. I'm the team leader, the obvious very tall, well built bald geezer, so a quick freemasons handshake and you can have an extra half a banana ;)
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Re: Velo Midlands

Postby Lance Dopestrong » 12 May 2019, 3:46pm

Well, it went ok. Pit Stop 1 wasn't the best organised, and the actual event organisers weren't in the mood to listen to us mere volunteers. This resulted in a few riders verbally abusing me and my colleagues, which is utterly unacceptable - if people like me don't turn out unpaid to assist because of the fear of verbal abuse from a couple of twits then you would have no events to go to.

Fortunately, the majority took it in good humour, and some other riders even apologised to me on behalf of the bucketmouths, which was completely unnecessary but very decent of them.

Saw some great bikes. The usual carbon-plastic framed beasts, some of which were amazing having clearly fallen through a time warp from the near future. Aluminium still going strong and very popular, and up there with the tricker machinery. A few die hards on MTBs, including one grizzled mountain man on a full squidger, and he was well ahead of many on lightweight race toys.

But my favourite sights were the occasional 60s, 70s or 80s Clauds, Dawes and bespoke machinery, still going strong and giving their best decades after their supposed sell by date.
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Re: Velo Midlands

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Re: Velo Midlands

Postby Lance Dopestrong » 12 May 2019, 7:35pm

2 riders had quite a bad spill as well, held things up by about 20 minutes.
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Re: Velo Midlands

Postby softlips » 12 May 2019, 9:01pm

Lance Dopestrong wrote:2 riders had quite a bad spill as well, held things up by about 20 minutes.


One fatality unfortunately.

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Re: Velo Midlands

Postby Lance Dopestrong » 12 May 2019, 9:09pm

Really? Strewth.
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Re: Velo Midlands

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Re: Velo Midlands

Postby Lance Dopestrong » 13 May 2019, 2:11pm

That is very sad news indeed. That would have happened some distance beyond the pit stop I was at.
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