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Darryl Gunson

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    Darryl Gunson got a reaction from James in Spain trip next February   
    Just want echo Paul’s post and to encourage anyone who quite fancies it but maybe isn’t sure, or perhaps doesn’t know everyone. We first went just before the first lockdown and it was great. We stay in a quiet area with great cycling and accommodation. Basically, because the weather is so nice, we are out on our bikes all day. In the evening we have some nice food and a couple of light ales, and repeat the next day. It’s a great mini- break. As Paul says, get in touch if you fancy it.
    Cheers
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    Darryl Gunson got a reaction from Ali M in Zwift Racing League JWCC B   
    Great write up Colin. Many thanks for taking the lead here, I’m not sure we’d have managed without your steady hand guiding us through it all. Already looking forwards to the next race series in January.
    Have to say it has been an absolute blast. Anyone who fancies racing for their club should give it a go. It’s online so of course it’s not like irl. But, it’s safe, inclusive, a good workout, and the weather can be as warm or cool as you wish.
    I think we are recruiting for more team members to compete, so don’t be shy, drop me or Colin a line and  hopefully we’ll be able to field stronger teams with a full complement of riders for the next series of races in January.

    Darryl 
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    Darryl Gunson reacted to P McDonald in Spain trip next February   
    Just a heads up that 8 of us are heading to Torrevieja area from Thus 24th Feb to Wed 2nd March. If anyone else interested please get in touch with me, Darryl or Billy. Transport for up to twelve is sorted by Billy with a mini bus and trailer for bikes. 4 of us still to book accommodation so would be good to know by next weekend and we can book a bigger villa.
     
    Cheers
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    Darryl Gunson got a reaction from Scott M in Zwift Racing League JWCC B   
    Great write up Colin. Many thanks for taking the lead here, I’m not sure we’d have managed without your steady hand guiding us through it all. Already looking forwards to the next race series in January.
    Have to say it has been an absolute blast. Anyone who fancies racing for their club should give it a go. It’s online so of course it’s not like irl. But, it’s safe, inclusive, a good workout, and the weather can be as warm or cool as you wish.
    I think we are recruiting for more team members to compete, so don’t be shy, drop me or Colin a line and  hopefully we’ll be able to field stronger teams with a full complement of riders for the next series of races in January.

    Darryl 
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    Darryl Gunson got a reaction from Colin McPhee in Zwift Racing League JWCC B   
    Great write up Colin. Many thanks for taking the lead here, I’m not sure we’d have managed without your steady hand guiding us through it all. Already looking forwards to the next race series in January.
    Have to say it has been an absolute blast. Anyone who fancies racing for their club should give it a go. It’s online so of course it’s not like irl. But, it’s safe, inclusive, a good workout, and the weather can be as warm or cool as you wish.
    I think we are recruiting for more team members to compete, so don’t be shy, drop me or Colin a line and  hopefully we’ll be able to field stronger teams with a full complement of riders for the next series of races in January.

    Darryl 
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    Darryl Gunson reacted to AlanT in Zwift Racing League Season 1 C group report   
    So, that's the end of an attritional season 1 for the C group. We started with a pool of 9 riders, (Ali Crichton, Ryan Finn, Colin Downie, Dan Skierka, Vali Stefan, George Donnelly, Dave Cathcart, Eric Lymburn and me), and finished on the last night with 4 riders. During the season, George got promoted to the B group - well done George.
    Injuries, technical issues and work commitments affected numbers elsewhere. On only two occasion did we manage to actually field 6 riders. Our best result was 11th in race 2, and arguably our worst was a DQ on week 7, the team trial, even though we finished halfway up the field, but with only three riders.
    The racing was hard, I guess its supposed to be, but fun in an intense sort of way, especially if you manage to get into a good bunch to get dragged round the various courses. If there are other people out there who want to race, but aren't sure about what's involved, then they are more than welcome to log in and take part.
    Looking forward to Season 2
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    Darryl Gunson got a reaction from XXX in Spain 2022 Campamento de Entrenamiento de Ciclismo   
    ¡El del monte dice que sí!
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    Darryl Gunson reacted to Dave F in 2up TT championship, 7th September   
    Well done everyone. Those times again:
    15:22 for Iain & Ian; 15:55 for Sam & James; 16:58 for Darryl & Rob; 16:59 for Alan & Gerrard; 17:45 for Scott; and 17:56 for Geo.
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    Darryl Gunson got a reaction from Dave F in 2up TT championship, 7th September   
    Well done all, and thanks to David for timekeeping. Congratulations to Iain and Ian, closely followed by Sam and James.
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    Darryl Gunson reacted to thejanullrichdietplan in 2up TT championship, 7th September   
    Well done all 👍
    Ian and me on full TT setups this year unlike the road bikes of previous. The competition is getting too fast to mess about 🤣

    Thanks Dave for the timekeeping!
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    Darryl Gunson reacted to thejanullrichdietplan in Georgetown cup   
    Good turn out today - not the result we had hoped for with a couple of mishaps along the way like rubbing wheels and snapped stem bolts!
    The overall time would have been good enough to win some years in the past - but not this year so congrats to VCGS on a well earned victory. Training starts for next year at the 2up on Tuesday
    Geo hope your new bike is ok - Cav maxed out at a mere 1600w in a sprint so clearly not putting the stem under as much stress as you do!
     
     
    (I've got an extra medal for someone - not sure who is due one after missing presentation?)
     
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    Darryl Gunson reacted to Ian Archibald in 2up TT championship, 7th September   
    I think James gets the man of the match. A GT rule of thumb is you can go a minute quicker on a wheel (equally matched pair taking turns - 30s). James to take one and a half minutes off his best must first have been millimetres off Sam's back wheel and second, buried himself to stay there. Balls of steel on both counts. Double kudos. And single kudos for Sam to have been so steady to bring them home.
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    Darryl Gunson got a reaction from thejanullrichdietplan in 2up TT championship, 7th September   
    Well done all, and thanks to David for timekeeping. Congratulations to Iain and Ian, closely followed by Sam and James.
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    Darryl Gunson got a reaction from iain couttie in Sunday 5th Sept Kilcreggan Loop   
    Some footage from today’s ride.
    https://youtu.be/8qDrXjU229M
    https://youtu.be/_IwCB19v8QQ
    https://youtu.be/anKjplYmk0E
    https://youtu.be/xRFA6l86PP8
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    Darryl Gunson got a reaction from Roberto in Congratulations to Eileen McGlynn   
    Just read that Eileen has won another Olympic medal in the tandem pursuit at the Paralympics. Congratulations to Eileen, who many of you will remember is a past member of JWCC. I have fond memories of some of the runs when she and Denis (White) turned out on the tandem. Chapeau!
     
     

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    Darryl Gunson reacted to KarenG in Congratulations to Eileen McGlynn   
    Congratulations to Aileen! 
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    Darryl Gunson reacted to Kenny MacDonald in Congratulations to Eileen McGlynn   
    Inspirational stuff from Aileen who had retired a year before event , some of us older guys remember her early career when Martin Keir was her pilot for a number of years . She was a regular solo rider back in these days which was also a huge achievement given her sight impairment. 
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    Darryl Gunson got a reaction from PaulL in Congratulations to Eileen McGlynn   
    Just read that Eileen has won another Olympic medal in the tandem pursuit at the Paralympics. Congratulations to Eileen, who many of you will remember is a past member of JWCC. I have fond memories of some of the runs when she and Denis (White) turned out on the tandem. Chapeau!
     
     

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    Darryl Gunson got a reaction from AlanT in Langbank Hilly TT 28th August   
    I’m away but Robbie will be along for this. Just make sure he knows the course and generally look after him please.
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    Darryl Gunson reacted to AlanT in Langbank Hilly TT 28th August   
    The hilly TT championship is normally run over three events, with points awarded for 1st , 2nd and 3rd in each race. This year has been different, so this years Hilly TT championship will be decided on the basis of 1 event, held on 28th August, decided on first past the post.
    09:45 meet in Langbank for 10:00 off, post up if you’re coming along. As usual, we need a volunteer to timekeep on the day.
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    Darryl Gunson reacted to Gerard Deeley in Langbank Hilly TT 28th August   
    It is a maybe from me as I am working on Saturday.  I never win these things anyway.
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    Darryl Gunson reacted to Codg1e in Langbank Hilly TT 28th August   
    Intend to race this one
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    Darryl Gunson reacted to AlanT in Langbank Hilly TT 28th August   
    There are roadworks in Houston village, due to be cleared on Friday 27th, so keep an eye on the bunch to confirm this is actually the case.
    On the upside, it means some new, smooth tarmac through the village.
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    Darryl Gunson reacted to iain couttie in Langbank Hilly TT 28th August   
    If the village is shut we could slightly shorten the rout and turn at the closed sign
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    Darryl Gunson got a reaction from AlanT in Congratulations to Eileen McGlynn   
    Just read that Eileen has won another Olympic medal in the tandem pursuit at the Paralympics. Congratulations to Eileen, who many of you will remember is a past member of JWCC. I have fond memories of some of the runs when she and Denis (White) turned out on the tandem. Chapeau!
     
     

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