Weston Chain Gang

Welcome to the Weston Chain Gang forum. We are a group of cyclists that ride regularly from Weston-super-Mare. We meet at Priory school on Saturday at 8:45. Rides vary in distance between 60 and 100 miles with a stop for cake. Ridet nec genere!

    saturday 22nd march - glastonbury... ish

    anti-climb max

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    saturday 22nd march - glastonbury... ish

    Post  anti-climb max on Wed Mar 19, 2014 7:43 pm

    sunny/showery/chilly/windy forecast, so we'll head off south and see what the weather does.

    if the forecast improves i'd like to head for the hills (quantocks) and maybe doniford.

    however, if current forecast is correct we'll save that for a better day and go to glastonbury/fenny castle/sweets depending on level of crapness weather wise.

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    Re: saturday 22nd march - glastonbury... ish

    Post  Pirate on Fri Mar 21, 2014 1:13 pm

    Yes, you can't beat a classic BBC weather forecast:

    Possibly sun
    Possibly rain
    Possibly snow
    Probably chilly

    That leaves it a bit open I'd say.

    Chaingang forecast:

    Probably wet
    Probably windy
    Definitely winter bikes
    Definitely coffee
    Possibly bacon sandwich (if Heapheys have any bacon)
    Definitely banter
    Probably knackered


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    Ride report

    Post  Martin on Sat Mar 22, 2014 7:31 pm

    Twenty brave souls appeared to take on the predicted storms. Glastonbury was the choosen destination via the back route of - Mark, Polden hills and Butleigh. Some riders choose the slightly shorter route via Ashcott and Street.
    Heaphys has had a 'make over' with a new counter and signs! Luckily the bread and food is still as good. Some of us choose to sit outside and enjoy the brief appearances of the warm sun. There seems to be a reoccuring subject of conversaton recently - 80s music. I think we can say Ivan is the undisputed king on this!
    The pros departed once we released their bikes and then the remaining seven of us eventually left the cafe and made our way back via Goodney which for a change was not flooded. We finally encounted the forcasted heavy showers but keep going despite the stinging hail. We got to Mudgley via one of Ivans favorite climbs - Dagg's Lane and then Blackford, Lower Weare, Loxton and Banwell. At the top of the hill at the Bone Caves Nick punctured with massive split down the centre but that wasn't the cause of the flat which was a small stone. Some of us recommened he replace his tyres with Gatorskins as 'then never pucture'!
    Some strong rides from Adrian, Nick (as usual) and Paul (from South Africa). Why is it that all the people in our group called Paul are so good?

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    Re: saturday 22nd march - glastonbury... ish

    Post  Travlin Worlebury on Sun Mar 23, 2014 2:38 pm

    My first ride on drop handlebars.

    The leader a big well-educated Russian who spoke excellent English.

    His deputy a switched on guy with a penchant for all things black and electronic.

    At the cafe a gentleman who spent his youth camping in the Brecon Beacons was kind enough to share his welshcakes with me.

    I look forward to my next ride on drop handlebars.

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