Weston Chain Gang

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    saturday 11th january - doniford or pines

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    anti-climb max

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    saturday 11th january - doniford or pines

    Post  anti-climb max on Thu Jan 09, 2014 9:01 pm

    forecast is good so let's make the most of it.

    we'll head up to pines, where i guess many will drop off. then there's the option to ride down cothelstone, head north to watchet, then back east, stopping off at the farm in doniford.

    pines will be 60 ish, whilst doniford will be 75-80.
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    Ride report

    Post  Martin on Sat Jan 11, 2014 7:55 pm


    It looked like more than 15 people turned up for a sunny morning. Ivan led us out towards the toll road, Brean, Berrow, BoS, Bridgwater and up Enmore to Pines. At which point a rider debate commenced as the 'A' team tried to decide whether to stop at Pines or continue on. In the end 'a bird in the hand...' prevailed and everyone stopped at Pines. Once Jeanie had sorted her loose front wheel half of us returned to Weston via the direct route and the rest headed off to Taunton. Hopefully they are home now :-).
    Hopefully Mars and Andy can give us an update on Pete as they visited him today.

    TTC / shortbread - 6/10
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    Re: saturday 11th january - doniford or pines

    Post  anti-climb max on Sun Jan 12, 2014 9:57 am

    the 'riders' home journey took the harum scarum descent from pines into kingston st mary, then the scenic route around the north of taunton via west monkfish, spunkton monkfish and the monkfish garden centre.

    the bright sparks then decided that the best route home involved swimming through 3ft of floodwater near burrowbridge, no amount of 'road closed' signs from 5 miles out would deter this. the group were finally rewarded with the impressive, if a little worrying sight of water lapping up to the road on either side. eventually and within sight of burrow mump the road headed down a dip whilst the water didn't.

    following a 3 mile double back we returned via north newton and north petherton, then north along the A38 home.

    new victim nathan did very well (too well) as the gang sauntered home at 22/23's into a slight cross/headwind whilst merion perfected the art of dropping off the back and then coming through like a mad thing.
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    Re: saturday 11th january - doniford or pines

    Post  Martin on Sun Jan 12, 2014 10:14 am

    Sounds like a nice easy session :-) You should have stopped off at the Monkton Inn as they do excellent food.
    What was your total mileage?
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    Re: saturday 11th january - doniford or pines

    Post  anti-climb max on Sun Jan 12, 2014 10:16 am

    74.825975 give or take
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    Pete Telford update

    Post  andys on Sun Jan 12, 2014 10:59 pm

    Mars and I seen Pete on Saturday evening, good news he had just came off traction , still has his two black eyes, and lump on his head,unfortunately he still looks as ugly as ever, he tells us he has two fractures to his hip socket, Pete was wondering if Neil had stolen his teeth whilst he was in a state of unconsciousness , hope if things improve he my be able to come home at the weekend,

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