Weston Chain Gang

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    Saturday 8th March - froooooooooooooooome

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    anti-climb max

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    Saturday 8th March - froooooooooooooooome

    Post  anti-climb max on Thu Mar 06, 2014 8:28 pm

    forecast dry, 9-13 degrees, with a fresh southerly, so we can stretch our legs.

    and to honour kenya's first tour winner, we'll visit le cafe d'jardin, dans la pave for our first PROPER 2014 ride.

    tri-curious option will be rocky mountain (again!)

    let's hope for lots of spring sunshine forecast from 11am onwards, otherwise the meat free menu may leave us a little energyless on the return leg.
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    Re: Saturday 8th March - froooooooooooooooome

    Post  stubble07 on Thu Mar 06, 2014 8:46 pm

    ouch
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    Martin
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    Re: Saturday 8th March - froooooooooooooooome

    Post  Martin on Thu Mar 06, 2014 8:57 pm

    Ohhhhh, I see what you've done - Chris Frome but it took me a while!!!!
    In his honor I'll be staring at my stem all the way there and back and spinning like a mad man up the hills.
    I'll also be packing my own meat as the cafe is veggie only!
    Keeping my fingers crossed for a dry summer bike ride.


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    Re: Saturday 8th March - froooooooooooooooome

    Post  Pirate on Fri Mar 07, 2014 6:26 pm

    Packing your own meat Martin ?

    Perhaps you could keep personal information like that to yourself dude.

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    Re: Saturday 8th March - froooooooooooooooome

    Post  Martin on Fri Mar 07, 2014 6:33 pm

    I find its better than 'packing heat'


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    Ride report

    Post  Martin on Sat Mar 08, 2014 6:30 pm


    Although we started out with overcast weather by the time we got to the cafe it was sunny and almost warm! Around 16 eager souls turned out for a ride eastwards to Rocky Mountain or Frome. Ivan brought his new stead along - some flash Italian thing. We headed out the usual route via Puxton, Churchill and up Burington to the Mendip Motorway. We struggled with a side/head wind most of the way along the top of the Mendips. After we dropped off the sensible riders at Rocky Mountain we continued on to Frome, enjoying the quiet back roads. Paul met some old guy on a bike just outside Frome who enlighted him on the benefits of Audax's.
    At the cafe we had to make do with the usual veggie options but it was warm enough to sit outside even in the shade. We talked about the usual subjects of pro riders doping and the length of Pauls stem.
    The return ride was a bit fragmented but we all enjoyed the decent of Burrington. A few of us tried our luck at the sprint areas but Ivan was on form and won them.

    OJC - 3
    TTC - 9/10 extra points because my pain au chocolate was served warm.
    Knacker factor - 7/10
    Stats - http://ridewithgps.com/trips/2318056
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    Re: Saturday 8th March - froooooooooooooooome

    Post  Martin on Sun Mar 09, 2014 8:29 am


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