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  1. Contrary to my post title - I managed NOT to get a soaking after all 🙂 Being Johnny-no-mates for the day, I opted to start from Glasgow instead of heading for the Bridge. Got to jump on a Bunch of "Lomond Roads" coming into Milngarvie, after introducing myself to them, I slotted into the group seamlessly since our Club colour are pretty much the same ........ very friendly Bunch of cyclist so they are 🙂 Pretty much got dropped off by them at the door step of Aberfoyle where upon it seems every cyclist in the Glasgow area was there, including Iain McTarvish & Jess. Got there so early that we sat OUTSIDE in the sun for more than an hour waiting for the Peloton to arrive - ETA 12.10noon. It was all good weather wise up till that point, but just as we were about to head up the Duke's, the heavens opened but luckily for me, I took shelter underneath a porch & stayed dry, while most must have got drenched up on the climb. Waited for the convoy & then the Race Peloton to pass, everyone (especially the Police Moto riders) look cheering & enjoying themselves, well, apart from the Riders :-) Then back down the climb & a detour with Big Ronnie Chard over the Lake of Monteith & another cafe stop in Kippon, then the Crow & home without getting wet at all. In fact, it was pretty hot later on the day, strange weather indeed! End up being a really nice day on the bike for me, loved it! Cheers
  2. Hi there, Please refer to my other post :-) Cheers Chung
  3. Hi there, Given the weather forecast for tomorrow is kind of "better" than what was envisage a few days ago, so I'm hoping to still head up to Aberfoyle for some road side shouting exercise while the hardcore Women Racers "duke" it out up the Duke's Pass :-) Any (mad) company is most welcome, according to the website, the QoM ETA is 12.10noon, so I reckon meet at the Bridge for 9.30am, so should get to Aberfoyle well before they arrive & I imagine we'll have enough time for a cuppa when we get there too. https://womenstourofscotland.com/route/stage-2/ Given the unpredictable weather, I'll be on my full mudguard winter bike with pannier for extra dry clothes & maybe a "poncho" too :-) ....... in true Tour De France style! Please post up or get in touch if you fancy coming, if there's is no one else, I won't hang about at the Bridge waiting! Cheers Chung
  4. Iain, what do you mean by "......puncture repairs" ................. Tyres that needs repair? .......... "their sell by date"???? If it's bike stuff that is old & tatty but can still be "salvagable" or good for butchering for spare parts, then I usually take them to a local Glasgow base bike Charity: https://www.bikeforgood.org.uk/locations/glasgow-west-community-hub/ As far as I know, our very own Alan Thomson is about to start volunteering work at this place :-) Cheers
  5. Martin, I’ll send you a text! Cheers
  6. Hi Martin, To be honest, I’ve never worked on one before, but I’d imagine it won’t be that different to road wheels???? Would it? Front or rear? What’s wrong with it? Cheers
  7. Didn’t get to ride today, so thought I’ll do some maintenance on my bike! But it seems I’ve ran out of bikes to clean so thought I’d have a go at my new coffee machine instead 🙂 All machine deserves some TLC in my opinion 🙂 I know coffee & road cycling have a real & historic connections, but upon opening up the “grinding mechanism” for some deep cleaning, I was met with what look not unlike a rear wheel free-hub ratchet ........ the similarity is beyond doubt 🙂 Well, the fact that I had to use my Park-Tool 10mm socket to get the nut off & my Pedro long nose pliers felt as if I was working on one of my bikes 🙂 .......... sorry, I think I’ve got too much time on my hand 😕 Cheers
  8. Paul, make sure that pole is TITANIUM, otherwise you’re cheating yourself, mate! 😁
  9. Glad I made the effort despite getting up late for the clubroom, so ambushed the Bunch in Stewarton! Thanks Davie for the mystery tour route & the gang for letting me hide in the back 🙂 Not been to Largs for a wee while, so that was really nice! Cheers
  10. According to David C, I think he’s busy looking for his lost “mojo” I hope/know he’ll find it very soon!
  11. Hi All, Last Sunday while enjoying a loop around Loch Katrine with Alex Mclean, he asked me a question which I found quite fun & revealing to answer! Given the recent exploit of Julian Alaphilippe in the Tour & Winning the Milan-San Remo race earlier on the year! So, the question is - If you were a Pro Rider: "Would you rather Win a Tour de France stage & get the Yellow (for a day or 2, not the overall in Paris, mind) or A Classics Monument (Milan- San Remo, Flanders, Paris Roubaix, LBL or Tour of Lombardi) ?" I know which one Martin Mulholland would rather want, so he doesn't have to answer! Just to get the ball rolling - I'm with Martin, I rather win a Monument, but it has to be the Ronde or Hell of the North ....... the cobble ones obviously! What's your thoughts? Cheers Chung
  12. I’ll be there ...... so long as I get back from down South on Saturday evening! Most likely to meet at bridge for me! cheers
  13. Lovely run into Aberfoyle with a Bunch of 7, then Alex & I headed round Katrine as it was rude not to, given the scorching weather 🙂 Managed to visit 2 cafes that I've never been in before, the first being the "Go Ape" Adventure centre half way up the Duke's & the Wee Blether next to Loch Ard just before Aberfolye, both top recommendation from Alex ........ unfortunately for him though, not a Samsung mobile phone charger was to be found in each of these cafes (all i-Phone users) since Alex had forgotten to charge his phone for Strava before he came out 🙂 ......... he was convinced that everyone was out to piss him off 🙂 Anyway, it was a very long enjoyable day on the saddle & thanks to the Bunch earlier on & Alex for great company all day .......thankfully, I think his phone survived to record all his ride on Strava ........ otherwise it did not happen! 196km for me in the end, not quite the 200 I was hoping for, but I just ran out of road P.S - Alan, lovely retro restoration & build on your Gazelle .......... especially the SWITCH to Campagnolo! You seem to be a changed man since your retirement, one is never too late to walk down the righteous path of Cycling Component Enlightenment 🙂 ......... keep walking my brother! Cheers Chung
  14. Iain, I reckon if we do the full route round Katrine, then I imagine will be at least 4-ish back to Bridge with a cafe stop ..... or two? Then again, I could be completely wrong in my estimation :-0
  15. Hi All, Is anyone going to meet at clubroom for 8.30am? Please post up if you are so I can be there & so would Alex if that’s the case! But If not, then I’ll get everyone at the Bridge around 9am! Cheers
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