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 23rd May - Dunster or Pines

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    anti-climb max

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    Saturday 23rd May - Dunster or Pines

    Post  anti-climb max on Wed May 20, 2015 7:44 pm

    We threatened this ride last year before i broke a spoke on cothelstone.

    should be a good day with sunny skies and light winds, so what's your excuse...?

    we'll approach dunster via wheddon cross and return via blue anchor.

    route out will be toll road, sea front, anchor, accommodation road, brent knoll should you wish to latch on.

    mileage will be around 99, tri-stop will be pines.

    i'll be getting the maillot johnny from nick, so we could give it an inaugural outing; text me any suggestions for the first recipient; i'll present it to the lucky fella at priory.

    PS: we'll do another bank holiday drive and ride on monday, probably welsh wales again, parking at chepstow. usual arrangements, see next post.

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    Re: Saturday 23rd May - Dunster or Pines

    Post  Guest on Fri May 22, 2015 11:00 am

    anti-climb max wrote:i'll be getting the maillot johnny from nick, so we could give it an inaugural outing; text me any suggestions for the first recipient; i'll present it to the lucky fella at priory.

    Without wishing to upset the committee of this fine cycling "club", I would like to propose the knob-cheese that took it on themselves to cancel the Saturday ride a few weeks ago, because the BBC forecast said there might be a very small chance of extremely light drizzle for less than 5 minutes during the morning.

    Any seconders?

    Very Happy

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    Re: Saturday 23rd May - Dunster or Pines

    Post  BaronBanana on Fri May 22, 2015 12:41 pm

    Welsh Paul wrote:

    Without wishing to upset the committee of this fine cycling "club"

    There's a committee?!

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    Re: Saturday 23rd May - Dunster or Pines

    Post  Guest on Fri May 22, 2015 12:47 pm

    Fryup2000 wrote:
    Welsh Paul wrote:

    Without wishing to upset the committee of this fine cycling "club"

    There's a committee?!

    It's called Ivan Very Happy
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    Martin
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    Re: Saturday 23rd May - Dunster or Pines

    Post  Martin on Sun May 24, 2015 9:41 am

    Ivan finally managed to crack the 100 mile barrier!



    Can you spot how many times i lost my water bottle?

    Route and stats:- http://ridewithgps.com/trips/4731492

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    Re: Saturday 23rd May - Dunster or Pines

    Post  BaronBanana on Sun May 24, 2015 10:38 am

    Was that a loss of the front cam, rear cam and water bottles?!

    All that just so you could have an extra rest!

    Very enjoyable ride and I managed to avoid any major sunburn thanks to andy and the bird poo on my nose... Just a shame i was brought to tears on that climb!!!

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    Re: Saturday 23rd May - Dunster or Pines

    Post  donkypace on Sun May 24, 2015 12:02 pm

    Highlight for me was getting to the cafe in Dunster with 76 miles on the clock.

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    Re: Saturday 23rd May - Dunster or Pines

    Post  cornishchris on Sun May 24, 2015 4:48 pm

    Martin do you have any footage from
    that lorry in Bristol last weekend?
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    Re: Saturday 23rd May - Dunster or Pines

    Post  Martin on Sun May 24, 2015 4:54 pm

    Yes, but unfortunately it didn't look anything like as bad as it was.
    Your welcome to find here somewhere in the 5 hours of recording!

    https://youtu.be/uUz9xccfFgU
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    Re: Saturday 23rd May - Dunster or Pines

    Post  anti-climb max on Sun May 24, 2015 4:56 pm

    I reckon it was about 25 foot

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    Re: Saturday 23rd May - Dunster or Pines

    Post  cornishchris on Sun May 24, 2015 4:59 pm

    thanks dude

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