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 6th July 2013- Frome


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    Saturday 6th July 2013- Frome

    Post  Martin on Sat Jul 06, 2013 7:15 pm

    Another beautiful Saturday with everyone wearing short sleeves. Twelve of us set off for Frome via Puxton, Burrington (where some turned back) then the Mendip Motorway towards Frome. We stopped at the usual cafe which is vegaterian. Neil wanted to ask them to go and buy some bacon and cook it for his breakfast!
    The ride back was a little different as we went via Shepton Mallet. Just outside there 'Paul Burns the bread' managed to break his cassette which reduced it to a 9 speed bike. Unfortunately the pace from Wells to Wedmore was a bit fast and we managed to lose Miche and Merion. We waited in Wedmore for 15mins but they must have taken a different route.
    Overall a great ride in the sun.

    Toasted tea cake rating - 2/10 good tea cake but the coffee i ordered did't turn up.
    OJC = 4
    Knacker factor - 6/10


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    Re: Saturday 6th July 2013- Frome

    Post  Meirion on Sat Jul 06, 2013 8:47 pm

    I fell back (as I did all day) then spent 5 minutes trying to get a bee's stinger out of my neck using the reflection in my glasses, caught up with Miche though and we found our way back Smile I must say it was a nice day though.

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    Re: Saturday 6th July 2013- Frome

    Post  showmethecakes on Sun Jul 07, 2013 7:59 pm

    Far too hot to go out yesterday. So I went out today instead! Jeepers what a scorcher. Would have loved to have joined Old 9 Sprockets et al yesterday but felt obliged to see my stepdaughter as it was her birthday!

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    Re: Saturday 6th July 2013- Frome

    Post  Pirate on Mon Jul 08, 2013 1:35 pm

    The Frome ride is one of my faves, alongside Bruton, Barrington Court and anywhere in the Quantocks. I would consider adding ‘Climb Regis’ to the list, but I’m not sure if pain & suffering are normal factors when qualifying as favourites.

    I'm sorry, but I would assess the group’s overall performance on Saturday (including myself) as relatively lacklustre. My supposition is that this was the effect of our excursion to the Jurassic Coast the previous week, as referred to above. Next week then I would expect for us to be upping our average. So, just to confirm, I failed to provide any provocative sprints for you guys to get excited about because I was f****d !

    So Martin, the 2nd coffee I found myself with at the Café Garden did in fact belong to you then? I guess I now owe you a coffee, but I can tell you that it was the worst one I have tasted since my Army initialisation of drinking a cup of piss . . . . . . . mmmm nice ! Opportunity missed: I’m sure I could have found a decent coffee in Wedmore, but the place was just dead !

    Hey, is this the Weston Wheelers site ?

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    Re: Saturday 6th July 2013- Frome

    Post  stubble07 on Mon Jul 08, 2013 8:20 pm

    No its not. They are well to slow for the likes of you.
    Next time make sure you tell every one your going to speed off, for... F@@k sake :
    You Bandit pirat 
    anti-climb max

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    Re: Saturday 6th July 2013- Frome

    Post  anti-climb max on Tue Jul 09, 2013 7:53 am

    I'm glad you lot can find the time for idle chit chat. Some of us have to work. I'm off to Lyme with Angela today.

    None off us had 'stung by a bee' in the 'where's merion?' Sweepstake. So next weekend's rollover question is.... how many VNLs (visible nippl e lines) will jeannie be shoving in our faces in Berkeley? Pick any number between 1 & 100.

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