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  1. 10 points
    Galeb

    ARRAN :)

    That was a good Arran run with a strong team at the start...but Arran being Arran it seems to always manage to throw challenges at you! We were setting a good pace until I got a pinch puncture going over a pothole at 25 miles to go...we decided at the start there will be no waiting and so I mended the puncture and set off in TT mode keeping calm not to blow early. 3 miles later I see Jan on the side of the road with a puncture, gave it a quick thought and decided I would keep going as agreed at the start. Just before Lochranza climb there were some road works and I was stopped by the workers for 2 or 3 mins ruining the momentum I had going . They gave me the go ahead and then back to TT mode, half way up the climb looked back and saw Jan catching up...I thought perfect we would rejoin for the last 10m as I needed a good push to catch the 11.05 ferry! At that point it was around 10.30 already so once we rejoined we set off at a good pace sharing the workload and just manged to catch the ferry...don't think would have made it alone. Thanks Jan for the nice steady wheel at the end and Paul and Ian for the team work at the start . That's SA done
  2. 7 points
    Bashed Up Bison

    George

    Hi guys, it looks bad but I’m a very lucky boy. Ran out of road, face planted then flipped onto back. being kept in but will be home tomorrow then getting stitches on Tuesday. If the bike is ok I’ll be at the Westferry on Wednesday. Unbreakable Bison.
  3. 6 points
    AlanT

    Angie Macdonald 25, 13th May

    Conditions were light rain, cool with almost no wind. Out leg was good, better than last year but died badly at 18 miles, losing minutes after that. 1.11.41 represents my worst time ever on any course, but you get the results based on your level of training. Bloody freezing after the finish, really glad of those bacon rolls. Just as well I wasn’t expecting much today, because that’s what I got.
  4. 6 points
    DavieB

    Audax 2018

    Good write up by Paul and have to say it was a cracking day on the bike through great countryside and with good company. As Paul mentioned there were a few mishaps along the way with the biggest being the eating part, mainly existed on garbage and E numbers and we must be the 3 biggest numpties of the audax given that we rode through Alynwick and loads of eateries whilst all starving and had to endure lasagne-gate at Coldstream. For whatever reason I felt pretty fresh at the end but suspect this was to do with quite a favourable wind and not just the one emitting from Paul. All told I reckon I could do a 400 but less sure of my willingness just the riding through the night part seems a bit ......daft, but that said I would probably allow myself to get talked into it. To add to Pauls list of lessons. After a rubbish nights sleep, chilling out with a bottle of beer when I got home rather than going to bed wired would probably have been a help. Up early today and got loads done in the garden but I will crash and burn soon.....
  5. 6 points
    PaulL

    Audax 2018

    Your not Joking Darryl! It was a long day starting at 6am we set of a reasonable pace and just kept going, we had planned to stop every 40miles for food but we had our first stop at 130km and were one of the first to arrive at the Impromptu Café in Elsdon as everyone else had sensible stopped for a fry up. We were really hungry so we opted for cheese toasties and beans and apple pie and cream from a limited menu and set of another hillI. We did take many a wrong turn but it wasnt to bad! Davie & David who were both very strong and the did some great super domestique duties as I began to struggle and pretty much got me round the rest of route, Never ridden a route with no flat bits at all you either up or down. David & I had opted to leave our lights at car(yeah I know)... don't even ask! and as we started the last climb Redstane Rig which is a right arse of a climb, it was now dark and the hour long descent into musselburgh with only one light in total darkness was both one of the stupidest things i've done but also kind of excellerating(I can see Red bull taking it up), with thanks to Davie B we made it down and after some faffing about trying to get to the station we finally were awarded by organiser with a steak pie and a can of coke! Great but tough route and excellent organisation, we met lots of crazy cyclists who can only do these Audaxs for the love of cycling as there are no other awards. Cheers to Davie and David for wheels and putting up with endless descriptions about inability to digest food on a bike. 320km done not sure I have the inclination to ride a 400k or it could be my stomach talking. Lessons 1. Leave your lights on your bike 2. Stop and eat 3. Stop and Eat 4. make sure you not just relying on 1 garmin for directions 5. Eat real food
  6. 4 points
    charlie p

    Wednesday club

    2 new tyres from Ian Dooley. He assures me they are puncture proof so the season starts tomorrow.
  7. 4 points
    P McDonald

    ARRAN :)

    The Hall of Fame welcomes a new SA member, chapeau Galeb ! It was just about as good as it gets weather wise today, the clear early morning made the Nirvana even more magnificent. Some excellent new road surfaces mixed with some sectors so grim they could have counted them down like Roubaix. The Ian's were on a bit of a Strava time mission, I suspect the reality is the wind really plays quite a big part in this, even though its a circuit and even when you have a good pace line. I got quite a few PR's in the first 25 miles and we were bowling along. However there was not much tailwind up the west coast and of course we lost two, it might have been close but I think it needs the perfect wind day. Another spring, another Arran belter. DA18 beckons
  8. 3 points
    ginty001

    Marmotte Pyrenees 26/08/18

    thought i'd cheer myself up since it's Monday morning, and I hate Mondays.... the Bealach Na Ba is 9.1km @ average 7% including only the specified Climbs, Tourmalet 18k @ 7.4%, Ancizan [email protected]%, Aspin [email protected] 6 %, Tourmalet fae the other side [email protected] 7.5% and Ardiden [email protected] 7%, we will undertake 78.7km of climbing at average 6.48%... basically give or take half a percent, it'll be like climbing the Bealach Na Ba 8.6 times one after the other .. anyone got a training plan
  9. 3 points
    Jannza

    Frank Lauder 10, 22nd May

    I should be able to timekeep.
  10. 3 points
    Alan McLean

    Sat 5th May

  11. 3 points
    Time keepers: Billy McD + Darryl Gunson Results: Joe: 28.51 Scott: 26.35 Paul: 25.30 Rachael (Guest): 28.38 Iain McT: 23.31 Ian A: 23.53 Well done all.
  12. 3 points
    DavidC

    Audax 2018

    A few pictures from a tremendous long day out......
  13. 3 points
    Bashed Up Bison

    George

    Still very sore & spending my time either hirpling about the house or sleeping. Seems I’m only able to sit up for a couple of hours before feeling drained. My boyband days may be over but I’m in talks to play the lead in Phantom of the opera. Had a visit from Billy yesterday & Darryl today. Much appreciated. Phantom Bison
  14. 3 points
    Jan The past couple of years there has been a leisurely club run around Arran during the summer and we stop for lunch. I would like to do it again this year as it is a great route and it would lovely if you could be there.
  15. 3 points
    DavidC

    Audax 2018

    No Luck Eric, we will organise a 400km next for all of us to participate in Paul, I am planning to go, pm me to organise transport.
  16. 3 points
    P McDonald

    ARRAN :)

    would that be professional coaching help Billy ? do you know anyone ?
  17. 3 points
    thejanullrichdietplan

    ARRAN :)

    Great day out and well done to Galeb particularly with the puncture! 4 was probably an ideal number in the end, much more and the road surfaces would have caused a lot of issues. There were a few sections i really wouldnt fancy doing the middle of a bunch of 10 or more. On the positive side the sections of road that have been repaired are superb, nearly the whole of the String and the Lochranza climb too.
  18. 2 points
    John C

    Marmotte Pyrenees 26/08/18

    I hope you don’t think I’m being anti-social, especially being a newbie to JWCC and also gate crashing this party at the last minute, however, I prefer my own space, i.e. to be able to snore and fart, which is guaranteed after a few beers, without worrying about waking anyone else up. I’m also a light sleeper so room sharing, let alone bed sharing, would end up with 4 nights of no sleep for me. I’ve therefore managed to book a 3 bedroom apartment in Argelès Gazost via AirBnB. https://www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/16226019 Taking Billy’s lead, I nominate myself as my own house captain and am commandeering the room with the double bed for sole occupancy. That leaves 2 other rooms each with 2 single beds in them. Happy to split the cost of the apartment per room (approx. £110) so if someone wants a room to themselves in a single bed it’s £110 with a spare bed to tuck your bike into. However, if you want to share a room with someone else and have a single bed each then split the cost between you, £55 each. If everyone is happy with the exiting arrangements that’s not a problem, I’ll just take the hit on paying for the full property and rattle around it. Hopefully this will give us all a bit more space and flexibility, especially if others decided to come at the last minute.
  19. 2 points
    John C

    Marmotte Pyrenees 26/08/18

    Flights and race entry booked. Let me know if I owe anyone money for accommodation / airport transfers / race jerseys etc. at this stage. Better start that diet; tomorrow.
  20. 2 points
    Alan McLean

    Renfrew summer bunch

    moderately hard into headwind along westferry with only a few of us inc Paul and Galeb doing any work. I was pleased to finally average 300w up the Clune but then saw that John Archibald does 450w, good grief. I'll need to grow another leg, lung and ventricle.
  21. 2 points
    Jannza

    Chocolate Series #5, 15th May

    I will timekeep.
  22. 2 points
    ginty001

    Chocolate Series #5, 15th May

    i'll be holding up
  23. 2 points
    Darryl Gunson

    Marmotte Pyrenees 26/08/18

    Training starts this Sunday. 100 miler with a few hills. It’s just a long day out in the saddle
  24. 2 points
    AlanT

    2018 Confined Event Calendar

    Planned work on the A8 Westferry on 15th May means that I have had to re-arrange the schedule slightly. Chocolate Series #5 comes forward from 5th June to 15th May The Frank Lauder 10 moves from 15th May to 22nd May League of 10 #4 moves from 22nd May to 29th May League of 10 #5 moves from 29th May to 5th June And that brings us back on plan again.
  25. 2 points
    ginty001

    Marmotte Pyrenees 26/08/18

    as if I wasn't feeling bad enough Billy
  26. 2 points
    Jannza

    Old Largs Road

    Just in case anyone is planning on going along Old Largs Road, watch out for this.
  27. 2 points
    thejanullrichdietplan

    Sat 12th May

    Sounds like i should have had an easy recovery ride this morning rather than segment hunting
  28. 2 points
    iain couttie

    Wednesday club

    CHARLIE GOT A PUNCTURE!!!
  29. 2 points
    P McDonald

    Sat 5th May

    You really could replicate a Ronde in this country if it was more receptive to cycling. Round the coast run to Lugton for 1st 80 miles then hit a dozen or so of the back road bergs like Shilford, Elliston, Spateston, Glenburn braes climb etc. what a spectacle that would be. It was grand fun doing the bergs bit minus the coast this morning cheers lads
  30. 2 points
    I will come and help. TK or pusher-off, or whatever.
  31. 2 points
    Single should really be 7am ferry. It arrives at 0755ish but the Calmac guys often let the cars off first so bikes sometimes don't hit tarmac until 0805 to give spicy race round to board by 1050 or so. Big advantage of back in Ardrossan by 12, home by 1230. Rest of day to sleep/garden/visit the inlaws etc. Your leisurely ride with lunch is actually a much better idea.
  32. 2 points
    Richard

    League of 10 #1, 25th April

    Four riders on a dry but bitterly cold, very windy night. Times in the order they went off: Joseph - 28:50 (PB) Scott - 26:36 James - 24:11 Billy - 23:43 £9 to be transferred to the club's account in a minute. Big thanks to Alan T for haudin' up. Good efforts on a hard night, guys. The next one's bound to be easier.
  33. 2 points
    PaulL

    Audax 2018

    True but we can always wait till Eric is free! Im sure he doesnt just want to jump into a 600
  34. 2 points
    EricL

    Audax 2018

    Thankfully I'm in Portugal on that date.......phew!
  35. 2 points
    thejanullrichdietplan

    Renfrew summer bunch

    5 from the wheelers tonight - Galeb, Ian, Jess, Cedric and me. Was raining for about 10 minutes after leaving Renfrew and that got everyone soaked as not many had waterproofs or overshoes. Georgetown was pretty rapid, leadout needs some practice but not a bad first attempt.
  36. 2 points
    Mark O

    George

    That looks a sore one, George. Good to hear you're on the mend, but wishing you a speedy recover nonetheless, mon ami. When I read the thread title I thought Asda had started doing a line in cycling attire. Going by the photo I should be looking in the butchery counter. M PS Were you really doing a TT or just dookin' for fritters? On the bright side it'll be Hallowe'en soon enough by which time you'll be More Gruffalo Than Bison
  37. 1 point
    Scott D

    Who is club secretary?

    Hi Martin, Could you post it to : 9 Bowmont Terrace, Glasgow, G12 9LP. Sorry for the mixup. I applied for a license as a private member through the website, and did not know British Cycling would attach the license to my old account number. I've notified them of the change. Cheers, Scott
  38. 1 point
    stevie

    Monday 14th May

    In
  39. 1 point
    Moi

    Frank Lauder 10, 22nd May

    About time the road got fixed
  40. 1 point
    AlanT

    Frank Lauder 10, 22nd May

    Most unfortunate. I'll check with the roads authority on Monday, but if that's the case, we can slip the Frank Lauder to the following week and run a chocolate Series instead. History can wait.
  41. 1 point
    I'll check my diary but if I'm free I'd give this a bash - might need to borrow that CX bike though.
  42. 1 point
    Ross R

    Looking for a small Mountain bike

    Sorry that should read my daughter only used a couple of times
  43. 1 point
    Alan McLean

    Fantasy Giro 18?

    Hi, do we have a JWCC league for this? I have a team now and ready to compete! Someone cleverer than me set up a league last year.
  44. 1 point
    PaulL

    Fantasy Giro 18?

    I think someone set up a velogame one last year, was good but after you pick your team you don't do much else. The Road.cc one is meant to be a bit better letting you do a limited amount of transfers during race. I set one up here... http://fantasy.road.cc/joinleague and enter code 78360 to join JWCC League You may need to register with road.cc if you don't have an account, good look to all you Team Sky fans out there!
  45. 1 point
    Nice one Jan ! Conditions are get off a ferry then return on next one (winter) or second to next one (summer when there are twice as many ferries) Maybe a new category required for 'leisure Single'
  46. 1 point
    carol cowan

    George

    Awe George sorry to hear about your accident Caroline told me. But good your on the mend and you will be looking better than ever soon x Carol and Dave
  47. 1 point
    al yuille

    George

    Sorry to see this George. Hope your back on the road soon.
  48. 1 point
    Gerard Deeley

    George

    That looks nasty, take care and have a good recovery. Clearly a malicious stretch of road.
  49. 1 point
    PaulL

    George

    Crazy stuff, Glad its not as bad as it looks...
  50. 1 point
    Moi

    ARRAN :)

    You all need professional help
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