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    Saturday 12th August - Chepstow

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    anti-climb max

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    Saturday 12th August - Chepstow

    Post  anti-climb max on Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:08 pm

    Has been a while, hasn't it?

    Usual northern route, Congresbury, Yatton, Nailsea with the usual tri-stop in Bristol.

    Not sure why I bother with the details these days, when has a Chepstow ride been any different?

    Laser light

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    Re: Saturday 12th August - Chepstow

    Post  Laser light on Fri Aug 11, 2017 3:18 pm

    Last January. We went out through Clevedon and Portishead due to the icy conditions (Source : ReadStats.com)
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    stubble07

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    Re: Saturday 12th August - Chepstow

    Post  stubble07 on Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:00 pm

    Has been a while, hasn't it?

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    Martin
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    Post  Martin on Sat Aug 12, 2017 5:52 pm

    Only 5 people showed up – Neil, Phil, Artu, Nick and myself. Ivan handed in his excuse note the previous night. Apparently he is cycing to the lake district or was it motorcycling.
    Without leadership we decided to head to Ivans choice of Chepstow.
    Neil set a good pace up the A370 and we were soon on the road to Belmont hill. Artu took the honors at the top of the hill. We had the usual blast along the top to the traffic lights. The Severn Bridge was closed to cars so we enjoyed a quiet crossing.
    The cafe/pub (which is it?) was the usual shambles but Phil enjoyed his baggette.
    On the return trip we enjoyed the decent through Bulwark. After crossing the Avon bridge we had a mechanical stop as 9 Pints was unable to enter the big ring. It looks like his gear cable was in need of lubrication but no beer was on hand.
    After exiting Portishead Neil managed to latch on to the back of a large trailer and hitched a ride all the way to Clevedon. The rest of us we dragged there by Nick.





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    stubble07

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    Re: Saturday 12th August - Chepstow

    Post  stubble07 on Sat Aug 12, 2017 6:17 pm

    The bloody trailer got in my way for a KOM Mad

    To long of a report Martin. I would of said "There and back again"

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