Not The Ridgeway



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  • joddlyjoddly ✭✭✭
    Bouncing Barlist wrote (see)

    Saturday will be a chicking free zone (I hope).

    My diary has just freed up on Saturday morning. There must be a mountain bike somewhere in the garage.....

  • Yippeeeeeeee  !!!

  • joddlyjoddly ✭✭✭

    You might not say that on Saturday....image!

  • Yay!! image

  • Its fine ... Barlos is going to die   image

  • joddlyjoddly ✭✭✭

    I suppose it does have to be an MTB, does it...... not a cross bike??

  • Moutain bike would be preferable I think ...

  • joddlyjoddly ✭✭✭

    OK - will do a bit of rummaging and emergency maintenance tomorrow.

  • Perfick

    As we are a small group I'll send you and Trogs my postcode, parking wont be too much of an issue I shouldnt think!

  • joddlyjoddly ✭✭✭

    Excellent! By the way, no-one's going to die at my hands - will be on a child-sized (OK, quite large enough for me) bike with enormously fat tyres!!

  • You'll still beat the Barlos up the up flats  image

  • That was fun, thanks Meldy image  Nice mix of on and off road but more up than down image

    joddly wrote (see)

    Excellent! By the way, no-one's going to die at my hands - will be on a child-sized (OK, quite large enough for me) bike with enormously fat tyres!!

    Your tyres looked pretty normal to me - particularly when that chap with motorbike tyres passed us!

  • Lol yes that bike was ace !!

    Errrr sorry about the upflats, I felt I needed one at the end to warm me up abit, I froze on those downhills
    I would like to say actually I recorded a 27.9mph top speed ... goodness knows where !!

  • You want to let go of your brakes - 35.2mph for me, on the downhill to Wendover Woods I think.

    Oh, and according to my garmin there was more up than down; 469m gain, 447m loss

  • Yes thats probably where mine was!

    Oh?  So we did find a few hills then image

  • The fastest recorded one was probably not the one where all my fillings fell out  image

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  • joddlyjoddly ✭✭✭

    Thanks for a great outing, Meldy - perfect mix of road and trail. Took a while to get the bike clean, though.

    Hope your teeth are ok....image!

  • H0NKH0NK ✭✭✭

    Berkhamsted Sportive on Sunday image, I'm hoping to meet up with a few of you, will you be wearing pirate gear on the day or have a meeting place beforehand? I guess most of you know each other already.

    Also does anyone know if the train station is still free parking on a Sunday? was planning to bring bike on the train but only coaches are running early enough on sunday morning.

  • Honk if you check the website for the sportive I am sure that it lets you know where the free parking is

    I for one will be in a pirate jacket ... and a very long plait, aiming to be there for about 8 for an 8.30 set off, not sure if anyone else other than Podds and Mr Podds are joining me !

  • Meldy's plait creates a bizzare pain phenomena (not to be confused with the wind phenomena), when you pull her plait it makes the back of your own head hurt!  and sometimes your shins image

  • Bizarre !!

    You playing this Sunday as well Barlos?

  • Afraid not ill be recovering from my night out on Saturday

  • I think my name is down for Berkhamsted, but have been away all week so will be at home with the family.

  • Slackers  image

  • H0NKH0NK ✭✭✭

    Forecast for Sunday is foggy image, Im thinking of getting in my long Bike ride tomorow now instead.

    Am I right to worry about fog for an organised event or should I just HTFU?

  • Lights & Hi Vis and you'll be fine ..

  • H0NKH0NK ✭✭✭

    better fit the lights on tomorrow then, actually its not forecast as bad at berko as it is where I am, will hopefully clear during the morning.

  • V foggy this morning, but it burnt off readily. Winter Ballbuster last year was completely pea soup. Take good lights and hi-vis up. Don't rely on the organisers. See and be seen.

    Almost went in to a Zafira today; Someone shouted car up, and I saw the headlights on the car in the distance. Didn't see the big grey car appearing immediately in front of me from the murk. image

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