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 16th May - The Beautiful North

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    anti-climb max

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    Saturday 16th May - The Beautiful North

    Post  anti-climb max on Wed May 13, 2015 10:32 pm

    It could be Chepstow or anywhere, Berkeley or Blaise........ but north regardless, before we head back to the beautiful south!

    BBC have been more consistent this week and predict a dull, but dry day, wind from the NW.

    We'll head out through st georges, A370, congresbury, yatton should you wish to latch on.

    then the usual route up belmont hill and over the suspenders bridge.

    once in bristol the tri-curious can alight at the bogs or king weston.

    if conditions look good and we're feeling chipper we'll head up to berkeley, otherwise it'll be another scoot across the bridge to chepstow.
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    showmethecakes

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    Re: Saturday 16th May - The Beautiful North

    Post  showmethecakes on Thu May 14, 2015 5:02 pm

    It may be the beautiful north for you lot but I'll be on a road to nowhere. If I could turn back time I wouldn't have arranged something for Sat afternoon. Never mind, I'll be out for a happy hour (or two).

    BaronBanana

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    Re: Saturday 16th May - The Beautiful North

    Post  BaronBanana on Mon May 18, 2015 8:02 am

    Great ride as always, got myself some rather painful sunburn on my right arm, right leg and nose!

    Chris S had a bee in his bonnet over me not working on the front so put me in my place on the way back from Congresbury!

    As a contribution heres my footage of the beggars bush sprint, sprint up to the downs and some other big hill descent... All of which I lost miserably! Could have been worse; could have got hit by that Lorry on the Portway!



    Video is unlisted on youtube :-)

    donkypace

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    Re: Saturday 16th May - The Beautiful North

    Post  donkypace on Mon May 18, 2015 10:21 am

    What, you mean after wheel sucking for 85 miles mostly into a head wind you decided rather than do a turn and help the group you sprinted off into the distance, no I can't see why Chirs would have an issue with that.

    BaronBanana

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    Re: Saturday 16th May - The Beautiful North

    Post  BaronBanana on Mon May 18, 2015 11:22 am

    donkypace wrote:What, you mean after wheel sucking for 85 miles mostly into a head wind you decided rather than do a turn and help the group you sprinted off into the distance, no I can't see why Chirs would have an issue with that.

    Didnt mean to annoy anybody... I'll make up for it next week Embarassed
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    anti-climb max

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    Re: Saturday 16th May - The Beautiful North

    Post  anti-climb max on Mon May 18, 2015 12:10 pm

    That's right girls. You GET it out there honey's. Why don't we all share a group hug next week.

    Good to see everyone's getting along again.

    I just wish I'd had enough left to take the ebdon sprint at the end. Maybe then I could have been on the receiving end of some tounge lengths.

    Here's to fewer wind problems next week.

    cornishchris

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    Re: Saturday 16th May - The Beautiful North

    Post  cornishchris on Mon May 18, 2015 12:59 pm

    look there's me fixing my saddle on the end...yet again.

    "Don't leave me highhhhhh.....don't leave me dryyyyyy"

    cheers for the filmic




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