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 January - Ch#@#tow in January (again)

    Share
    avatar
    anti-climb max

    Posts : 532
    Join date : 2012-07-05
    Age : 103
    Location : location location, homes under the hammer, flog it

    Saturday 16th January - Ch#@#tow in January (again)

    Post  anti-climb max on Wed Jan 13, 2016 5:54 pm

    If you check this Saturday's forecast, you'll probably do a double take; just make sure you're sitting down with no sharp objects around when you do!

    Yep, wall to wall sunny shines and with dry weather forecast for the next two days we can hope for pretty decent conditions, (if a little chilly, so wrap up Mad )

    Now, the last time this happened in January we went to that place just across the bridge in welsh wales beginning with CH.

    Much as I like innovation, I fear that there could be a rebellion if we don't resort to type.

    So it's Ch###tow via Bristol, using the well worn path (and roof!!!?)

    Route out will be Ebdon, A370, Congresbury, Yatton should you wish to latch on.
    avatar
    showmethecakes

    Posts : 314
    Join date : 2012-07-01
    Age : 104
    Location : Weston-super-Mare

    Ride report

    Post  showmethecakes on Sun Jan 17, 2016 4:37 pm

    About 20 turned out for the Chepstow Chilly Willy. Conditions were not that good as there were some frosty patches on the roads. Eventually we caught up with the Kellogs lorry and told the driver he was shedding his load. He drew a large kitchen knife and gave us evil looks. It was only then we realised he was a cereal killer.

    Eastenders favourite son Lofty was out for his maiden ride and tagged along to Congresbury. The rest swung left to Yatton and across to Clevedon before heading on to Portishead where the first of many delays was caused by a puncture. Of all the driveways in all the world.....

    Anyhow, on to Portbury and Pill when the main split happened with an unlucky thirteen continuing to Chepstow. More unfortunate delays in Avonmouth when Ivan had problems keeping his end up and Andy had to learn to live with a small one, something he should be used to by now.

    Usually it is cross winds that cause splits in the bunch but this time it was roadworks and poor driving with a large articualted lorry almost sending five of us to an early grave. Once out of what can only be loosely termed civilisation we entered the wilderness of Severn Beach area type thingy (place name anyone?) where the weekly game of 'who's the alpha male' was played out. Scott and Burns took it in turns to eat up the tarmac while the rest of the pack subserviently sucked their wheels.

    Over the bridge and into Chepstow where Andy and Ivan set about finding the local bike shop while we tucked into our refreshments. There was mention of this summer's trip to France where Burns sold it well by saying the first time he went he was robbed and came home after one day. Scott seemed a little uncertain but we reassured him that he had time to get fit while Neil was concerned his marriage would not last if he went.

    The Welsh game of hide the bike was played once more. Steve could not quite reach the roof and a glorious photo opportunity was missed when Pete bent over forwards and offered Steve a bunk up.

    All returned safely to Bristol where Burns special navigation forced a dismount as we tried to ride across a boggy patch of the downs to get back to the road. Steady ride home from there with no further mishaps.

    80 ish of your best English miles in January.

    BaronBanana

    Posts : 65
    Join date : 2014-12-27
    Age : 29
    Location : WSM

    Re: Saturday 16th January - Ch#@#tow in January (again)

    Post  BaronBanana on Mon Jan 18, 2016 7:59 pm

    Great write up as always Rich!

    All this talk of Alpha males makes it sound like a vicious wolf pack... Who gets to be Omega wolf?! Very Happy
    avatar
    anti-climb max

    Posts : 532
    Join date : 2012-07-05
    Age : 103
    Location : location location, homes under the hammer, flog it

    Re: Saturday 16th January - Ch#@#tow in January (again)

    Post  anti-climb max on Thu Jan 21, 2016 9:41 pm

    I'm virgo wolf honey

    Sponsored content

    Re: Saturday 16th January - Ch#@#tow in January (again)

    Post  Sponsored content


      Current date/time is Mon Jul 24, 2017 5:49 pm