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 25th May - Crinkley Bottom

    anti-climb max

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    saturday 25th May - Crinkley Bottom

    Post  anti-climb max on Sat May 25, 2013 5:55 pm

    16 riders assembled in the glory of a spring morning to give noel's bottom a visit.

    at the start a keen pace of 16's was being set on the front by dave beaver, keen because those behind had to ride at 23's as they weaved over the road in an attempt to avoid his back wheel.

    things really kicked off at high ham where a concerted effort by all was trumped by pete 'pheonix' telford as he rose majestically from the ashes of pedwell moor putting 400 yards into his nearest challenger. his smile was as broad as his frame at the top; not least because the expected WADA officer had been delayed on the M5 and was not in attendance.

    breaking with tradition ivan tore off down the other side of high ham putting his weight advantage to full use. the ride then followed la route d'merry monk to the feed stop where phil hemmings bought everyone a cappuccino, panini and teacake; very nice too.

    the journey home was dominated by kyra who was her usual perky self after 65 miles, but the golden olive this week goes to dave trowbridge who pissed the banwell castle sprint on 85 miles winning: best young rider, best rider with the name dave and best plumber.

    next week we may head north!

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    Re: saturday 25th May - Crinkley Bottom

    Post  stubble07 on Sat May 25, 2013 7:50 pm

    Brilliant lol! I hear that the roads are wider and smother up North, and drivers are so tolerant of cyclist. Ashamed I can't come out, got to work. Where did I put my Van keys?
    see you all the following Sat. Very Happy

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    Re: saturday 25th May - Crinkley Bottom

    Post  showmethecakes on Sat May 25, 2013 11:27 pm

    Not only was it a cracking day out (Grommit) but did anyone else see that flying pig on the way back? pig
    I thought we might have been lost on the way. What luck we had when that kind van driver pulled over to tell us where to go.
    I'm also surprised you didn't mention Gordon's part in all this. He was very spritely today, ticking along at a racy 23 mph. Without him on the front for all those miles I don't think I would have made it to Crinkley.
    Have you lost your van keys Stubble? Think you might have dropped them at the side of the road.

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