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Your Ride Today

Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:50 pm
by Rutabaga
Well, not today obvs, because the weather is horrible. At least it is here - torrential showers and high winds. But any other day - where have you been and how was it?

Re: Your Ride Today

Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:39 am
by Rocky
We’ve spent the last 6 days walking the Ridgeway - so today will be my first ride for a week. I’m about to head out for a cheeky 26 miles through the Oxfordshire lanes on my Thorn Nomad. Given the state of my knees and ankles,  it promises to be a PW (personal worst) for me.

Re: Your Ride Today

Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:40 am
by Joan
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Re: Your Ride Today

Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:46 am
by Dunckel
I just went looking for the like button.  ;D

Re: Your Ride Today

Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:52 am
by Regulator
Way to go Joan!

I've just stopped for a coffee. 

Re: Your Ride Today

Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:27 pm
by Rocky
I'm just back from getting wet.......27 miles round the lanes west and north of Oxford. I didn't see another cyclist - they seem to be a bit soft in this part of the world. Here's a gratuitous picture of my Nomad, taken when the sun was shining.

edit: all of my piccies seem to come out sideways......I suspect it's a phase I'm going through
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Re: Your Ride Today

Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:17 pm
by Dunckel
My ride was supposed to be to lead a group from the pub down to the closed streets circuit for Let's Ride Leicester. However it was hammering it down at the time, so it didn't happen.

Re: Your Ride Today

Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:17 pm
by Rutabaga
I pottered about the streets of London with a bunch of friends, looking at little streets and alleys. Despite the gloomy forecasts we only had the occasional spot of rain to contend with, and lunch/late breakfast at The View Tube was grand.

Re: Your Ride Today

Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:19 pm
by Rutabaga
[quote="Rocky"]edit: all of my piccies seem to come out sideways......I suspect it's a phase I'm going through
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I found that if this happens it can be corrected by opening the image in your usual device (my PC usually), turning it through 90 degrees so it's sideways on, closing the image, re-opening it, and turning it back upright again. It will then post in the right orientation. Don't ask me why this works (or how I discovered that it did) but it works for me!

Re: Your Ride Today

Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:48 pm
by Rocky
Thanks......I’ll have a go.

Re: Your Ride Today

Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:59 am
by Regulator
Aaaaaaaggghhh.... still can’t get photos to work.  >:(

Re: Your Ride Today

Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:18 pm
by Rutabaga
Half a mile to the station, then five hours of trains, then three and a half miles from Stone to Yarnfield for a week's cycling at the CTC Birthday Rides. Hoping it won't rain every single day ...

Re: Your Ride Today

Posted: Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:03 am
by Rocky
26 glorious miles in the autumnal sun. Not much breeze and a treat not to have to wear a waterproof jacket.
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Re: Your Ride Today

Posted: Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:24 am
by ransos
I'm trying this bikepacking mularkey tonight: leave work early, ride down to Frome on cyclepaths and bridleways, set up tent, go out for curry. Ride back to Brizzle tomorrow via paths and bridleways again.

Re: Your Ride Today

Posted: Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:28 am
by Rocky
ransos wrote:
2 years ago
I'm trying this bikepacking mularkey tonight: leave work early, ride down to Frome on cyclepaths and bridleways, set up tent, go out for curry. Ride back to Brizzle tomorrow via paths and bridleways again.
Wow! Sounds fun. Mrs R and I rode our Bromptons down to Frome (from Oxford) 6 week’s ago. Part of the route took in the Ridgeway - I’ve decided that 18” wheels aren’t really the thing for off roading. It’s beautiful countryside all the way.