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 28th July

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    Martin
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    Saturday 28th July

    Post  Martin on Sat Jul 28, 2012 8:24 pm

    Great weather for a short ride to Clevedon as most people wanted to get back to watch the olympic road race.

    Here's the route and stat's:-
    http://ridewithgps.com/trips/809870

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    Re: Saturday 28th July

    Post  showmethecakes on Fri Aug 03, 2012 10:31 am

    Ha ha! Short ride for nothing then seeing as Cav didn't get a look in. Glad you all had a good ride.
    Road race was brilliant. Got to Headley Heath at 9:15 and finally got away 6 hours later. Crowds were 3 deep where I was standing and there was clearly some degree of panic on the part of the organisers who began to appreciate that 100 odd cyclists at 25 mph were not going to fit safely across the road!
    USA rider broke his crank right in front of me - never seen anyone manage that before. GB on the front chasing the breaks for all 9 laps - not surprised they ran out of energy.
    Womans road race just as good but weather was awful. Heavy thundery showers so likely to be some crashes. First lap round and a Dutch rider came off on a tight bend right in front of me. Kid on the other side of the road picked up a nice pair of Oakley's that she had left in the road.
    Time trials were fantastic too. Great to see Wiggo on his way to gold.
    Won't be out tomorrow - bit tired from 140 mile ride home and bike desperately needs new chain and cassette - gears kept slipping all the way home. Hope to be out mid week though.

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