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  1. martin

    JWCC Carbeth hut?

    Hi all, an enquiry from bike radar. Any of our more mature members know anything? Hello Johnstone wheelsers! My name is Jack Luke and I am the Assistant Editor at BikeRadar.com I hope you’re doing well and had a nice weekend? A quick question – a friend of mine recently became the custodian of the Kinross CTC club hut: https://www.cyclinguk.org/group/post/hut https://www.instagram.com/p/CDrYQkuFSOh/ I am fascinated by these huts and their history. They sit outside of the bothying tradition and very little has been written about them. I recalled that, in Ian R Mitchell's book 'Walking through Scotland's History', that a number of cycling clubs had huts at Carbeth. Alonside the Clarion, the Carbeth Hutters association believe that the Lomond Roads and Johnston Wheelers had a presence there. Do you, or does anyone in your club, know about any hut that the club owned or maintained at Carbeth (or elsewhere) before your current clubhouse? I’m in the early days of researching this piece but putting feelers out for now. I hope to hear from you soon. All the best, Jack Luke Assistant editor, BikeRadar.com
  2. Cheers Darryl, these look really tidy and tempted to go for the lot. (not sure I should be on 32 spoke wheels after 4 months of lockdown though). Will pm you to arrange to pop round, thanks.
  3. Ha! Just seen my typo. Can you send me a couple of photos @Darryl Gunson please?
  4. Hi Paul, 2 sets here. Note the original skewers are gone so you would need to use your own ordinary front wheel ones. Much narrower diameter than those that came with the kit but I ran like that for a couple of years with no issue.
  5. Thanks Darryl, sorry for not keeping up with this conversation, been working too much. Can you ping me a clue of photos please?
  6. Hi Paul, I have some rusty ones in the garage somewhere. May or may not be functional, will check.
  7. Hi Darryl, @chung has alerted me to this thread. You still got those 32 hole record hubs by any chance?
  8. Hi all, Updated guidance from Scottish Cycling on training during the pandemic. In short - no intense efforts, keep it aerobic. We have been copied into guidance issued by SC performance coaches to their athletes advising against intense training and zwift racing. Good to know that we are already on that page in organising no drop zwift rides. Here's what they are saying: PLEASE NOTE NO HIGH INTENSITY TRAINING … no zwift racing right now. We can still do group rides on Zwift right now but keep it steady please … it is clear that you don’t want to be doing so much that is leaves you too tired and weakens your immune system. Scottish Institute of Sport medical advice right now: 1. Athletes with no symptoms should be advised to refrain from maximal sessions and we should be aiming at submaximal training for the next 12 weeks. There is an impact on your immune system if you do high level sessions…that makes you more vulnerable. We need to be protecting our immune systems. 2. If you are symptomatic / diagnosed with COVID-19, you must not do any training for at least 10 days ( possibly 14 days …we are debating the evidence at the moment ) and only then, if symptom free, can you start to do a stepwise increase over 7 days. This is because there is evidence of damage to lungs and heart. As you can imagine this advice is all based around keeping a super healthy immune system so eating and sleeping right will be paramount to that as well. I understand this is all very frustrating but please follow the advice if you can right now.
  9. Hi Iain, would it be ok to extend this to the skinny whippets in the Jets?
  10. Hi all, spotted this on fb today. Our favourite post ride watering hole is closing for the foreseeable. But even if you can't buy their beer you can still order pizze for home delivery. Just ask Alan McLean for recommendations. Have just ordered 4 myself. S
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    Coach of the year

    Cheers Billy, appreciated. Was a big surprise tbf but was chuffed to see the nomination came from a bunch of the Jets themselves.
  12. Unfortunately Jets will be away at our spring camp in Berwick on Tweed so won't expect many youths for this one. Fingers crossed the weather picks up.
  13. Fraser Elsby, Kyle Maitland, Fiona Davidson. Thanks for organising Alan. Not done that for a long while, but it didn't take long to remember why I don't like time trials.