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    Saturday 27th December - Clevedon!!!

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    anti-climb max

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    Saturday 27th December - Clevedon!!!

    Post  anti-climb max on Thu Dec 25, 2014 1:51 pm

    It's been ages since we darkened Scarlett's door; the last time we went there Steve Baxter had difficulty reigning in his climbing speed, lost control and careered into a parked car.

    I've gone with this venue as there is a fair bit of uncertainty in the forecast with the possibility of wintery conditions, but what does look likely is a cold ride with a north westerly so we can turn this destin' into a short or long ride according to the conditions.

    have a good christmas day, now back to the bird, trimmings and puddings....
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    Ride report

    Post  Martin on Sat Dec 27, 2014 5:10 pm


    More than ten fat cyclists apppeared for some post xmas fun. With an uncertain weather forcast the destination was set for Clevedon but as we all know Ivan it wasn't going to be a direct route so we enjoyed - Sandford, Wrington, Redhill, Chew Magna then up the very impressive Dundry hill and on to Barrow Gureny, Wraxall where we split into two groups - those who wanted some more climbing went up Wraxall hill where at the top we almost taken out by some half wit in a Landcrusier. As you can imagine some xmas plesentaries were exchanged. We joined the others back on the Nailsea to Clevedon road.
    Although we promissed to darken Scarlett's door she had nothing to fear as she was closed. We took our business to Tiffen's which was much more up market. In fact so up market we were not allowed to sit inside. Some excuse about tables being reserved was given but i dont believe it. So we sat outside in the winter sunshine albeit with a bracing north westerly. Some of the older members were taken pity on and were offered blankets, see the photos:-
    https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/t2NenZyrbR4unk8iTKsIQPnw0nKs8dxosfNiv-siOJg?feat=directlink
    Nice teacakes and toast with exotic jams such as strawberry and balsamic vinegar!
    Mars was not feeling too good she and some of the others hopefully found some shelter inside a cafe in the centre of Clevedon.
    The return let was much shorter via the wilds of Kingston Seymour, Congresbury and back down the A370 to wsm.

    I know you've all been waiting eagerly for this so here is the club mileage for this year - 3512 miles! I've missed about four rides this year so probably much nearer 3600.

    TTC - 4/5
    OJC - 2?
    KF - 3/5
    http://ridewithgps.com/trips/3910583
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    anti-climb max

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    Re: Saturday 27th December - Clevedon!!!

    Post  anti-climb max on Sat Dec 27, 2014 8:57 pm

    3512 plus 4 rides = 3600.... there speaks a voice of experience.

    Nick's Monday group is meeting again this week. 9 o'clock priory, usual rules apply... ie ride proper slow and stop at the first opportunity, or possibly 200 yds before.

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