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    Sunday 28th April 2013 - Merry Monk

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    Martin
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    Sunday 28th April 2013 - Merry Monk

    Post  Martin on Sun Apr 28, 2013 8:50 pm

    Neil, Ivan and I did the Merry Monk today - 100k.
    We also saw Stewart, Dave and few others.

    Ivan has now joined the Audax scene and I'm sure we will be seeing him grow a long grey beard and wearing mountain bike shoes and a floro green coat soon.

    There were about 200 riders and we set off in the second group. Ivan was like a rat up drain pipe and set off like the clappers down from High Ham to Langport. After stopping with Stuart who had a minor prob with his front tyre I set about catching Neil up. We made good progress through the field but by the time we got to the first checkpoint Ivan had been there several minutes.
    After a quick coffee and apple cake we then continued our good progress passing many riders. At the lunch stop we had an average speed of 17.6mph! Another quick refuel (ginger and lime cheese cake followed by beans on toast) and we set of for the finish. I was struggling to keep up with Ivan and Neil but we all made it up the last hill to High Ham.
    We passed plenty of riders and never got overtaken by any other riders.
    We got a total time of 4 hours 40 mins which was just over 1 hour quicker than I did it last year!
    17.3mph average.
    As usual the food at the finish was excellent - rice pudding, lemon cake, banana cake, sweets.
    Remind me to ride with Stewarts group next year :-)

    Stats - http://ridewithgps.com/trips/1275718
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    Re: Sunday 28th April 2013 - Merry Monk

    Post  stubble07 on Mon Apr 29, 2013 9:29 pm

    Yes great fast fun day. Love the countryside around there. Remind me not to do a Saturday ride if we go that fast again. Did enjoy the cakes, puddings and weak Cuppa tea. At the end, followed by roast dinner and more puddings when I got home. pale
    Hope the weather's good at the weekend needs to be 10 degrees warmer 18 would be nice, fed up with being cold on the bike.
    See you Sunday martin if you're up for a small ride over to exmoor.
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    Pirate

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    Post  Pirate on Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:37 pm

    Glad you guys had a good ride on Sunday (without me).

    Just a thought:

    If there are any forthcoming audax/sportive events planned, whether group or individual, perhaps they could be posted on the 'Notifications and Events' section. That way we all know about them in advance . . . .

    . . . . unless of course you're trying to tell me something? Sad

    On the plus side, I did a lot of work in the garden on Sunday.

    Love from P.Pirate pirat
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    stubble07

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    Re: Sunday 28th April 2013 - Merry Monk

    Post  stubble07 on Tue Apr 30, 2013 6:41 pm

    . Apparently Halford's bikes are not allowed on audaxes.
    Somerset old feudal rules. Did ask Ivan where you were. He said you would only slow us down if you came Laughing
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    Re: Sunday 28th April 2013 - Merry Monk

    Post  Pirate on Thu May 02, 2013 4:22 pm

    I'm not playing with you lot anymore !
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    Re: Sunday 28th April 2013 - Merry Monk

    Post  showmethecakes on Fri May 03, 2013 6:38 pm

    Nick - good idea about posting up and coming events on the 'Forthcoming Events' section. I've put details on there about a ride starting tomorrow.

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