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!

    Wednesday 25th July 2012


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    Join date : 2012-07-01
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    Location : Weston-super-Mare

    Wednesday 25th July 2012

    Post  showmethecakes on Thu Jul 26, 2012 12:08 pm

    The mean age of the group had clearly shifted from about 45 to about 120 years old with the inclusion of Bernie, Stu, Old Paul (probably St Paul), Dave (not deaf or coughing - the other one), Gordon and others! Good turn out of around 12 riders on another hot day. Went to Sutton Wick for tea and cake although Ivan was almost jam on the road towards Ubley when he decided to overtake the entire peleton (sounds more professional than group) on a down hill stretch. As he reached the front of the bunch a large tanker came around the corner on the wrong side of the road having just passed a cyclist going the other way. All I know is that Ivan almost took out Gordon as he swerved to the side of the road and then the smell of burning rubber. How we laughed about it later!
    After the cafe stop the ride became Phil's magical mystery tour. At every opportunity he would deviate from the direct route home to 'get some miles in'. This inolved going almost to Yatton, then to Clevedon, Kingston Seymour, Yatton (almost) before heading back to where we had been about 45 minutes earler and then finally getting to Yatton. Phil should be commended on his efforts managing to turn a 65 mile ride into an 86 mile ride just by going round in circles.
    Ride stats as follows: 86 miles, hot, sunny, flat with a few lumps and too many tractors (still saving up for a fancy Garmin, although I'm not sure it counts tractors.

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    Re: Wednesday 25th July 2012

    Post  Martin on Sat Jul 28, 2012 8:07 pm

    Thanks for the comprehensive ride report.
    Hope you enjoyed the olympic road race today. Shame Cav failed to do it.

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