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!


    Wednesday Portishead

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    Keep up lad!

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    Wednesday Portishead

    Post  Keep up lad! on Tue Apr 21, 2015 1:39 pm

    Might be the warmest day of the year so far so bring your cossie for a dip in the Lido at Portishead.

    Route out via Wrington, Cleeve Hill, Nailsea, Belmont and back along the coast via Clevedon.

    9.00 start at Priory.

    Peter Thomson

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    Wednesday Ride

    Post  Peter Thomson on Tue Apr 21, 2015 8:03 pm

    i'll be out see you at 9.Hope i can hang on.
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    Re: Wednesday Portishead

    Post  Keep up lad! on Tue Apr 21, 2015 8:14 pm

    Pace should be fairly relaxed

    pedrospedros

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    Re: Wednesday Portishead

    Post  pedrospedros on Wed Apr 22, 2015 6:50 am

    Cream stop in clevedon
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    Ride report

    Post  Keep up lad! on Thu Apr 23, 2015 5:52 pm

    Sunshine but a cold NE wind saw 10 riders leave Priory with Adrian tagging on at the last minute.  Our usual rant up Wick Road to the A370 (we approached 15mph at times) caused Adrian to decide the pace was too high for him and left us to do his own thing.

    The climb up  Wrington hill was won by Tony or Martin or Malcolm or Sam, (I think) but the leaders were so far in front I can’t be sure!  After regrouping we dropped down to Cleeve and on to Nailsea.

    We waited sometime at the top of Belmont for Pete but, unknown to us he had missed the left turn at the bottom and continued on as far as Flax Bourton before realising his mistake.  He eventually made it to the café and received a round of applause for his perseverance.  Once again it was a café without jam. Or marmalade. Or much else.  We were offered toast with cream!!!  Really?   Some of us settled instead for a bacon sandwich which was surprisingly good.  Those hoping to ogle the waitress from last time were disappointed as she had been replaced by a more down market version.  

    Malcolm left us before the café to head back early but the rest of us had an extended tea break before heading home via coast road then Clevedon and Yatton, except for Tony who decided Kingston Seymour would be a nicer route.  A light tail wind helped us achieve a nice average of 24.4 mph on the Congesbury to Wick Road segment, arriving back a lot warmer than when we left.  

    See you all next week.
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    Martin
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    Re: Wednesday Portishead

    Post  Martin on Thu Apr 23, 2015 8:03 pm

    I took the day off for the promised delightful views from the Portishead cafe stop.
    Luckily the company there and back made up for it.

    pedrospedros

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    Re: Wednesday Portishead

    Post  pedrospedros on Thu Apr 23, 2015 10:13 pm

    Pete Thompson as opposed to Pete G
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    Re: Wednesday Portishead

    Post  Keep up lad! on Fri Apr 24, 2015 12:58 pm

    pedrospedros wrote:Pete Thompson as opposed to Pete G

    Yeah. I think we all knew that but you can be known as Rapha Pete from now on!
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    girlsride2

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    Re: Wednesday Portishead

    Post  girlsride2 on Fri Apr 24, 2015 9:26 pm

    Are we renaming the Dandy Highwayman??
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    anti-climb max

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    Re: Wednesday Portishead

    Post  anti-climb max on Mon Apr 27, 2015 7:45 am

    Maybe. He's not been the same since the devil took his stereo and his record collection. Oh oh you may think....

    And they're pretty easy to distinguish. The other Pete qualifies for next year's old age pension.

    I had considered nicking their bikes, thereby preventing further confusion but concluded there was no point in robbery when nothing is worth taking.

    Anyway the Rapha prefix has been reserved for non-welsh paul, he just loves wrapping himself in clumsy boots and peek-a-boo roots that people think so dashing. Even though he fools his soul his colnago will be mine.

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