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  1. Cheers Jaki ....... just for clarification, it’s for cleaning my sprockets 😉
  2. Thanks for the company & wheels today, really enjoyed that! Also great to meet David Ferguson, his second Sunday run in succession & catching up with Boyd & Jaki etc! Cheers Chung
  3. Best of luck for tomorrow ............ mon the Joansins! 🙂
  4. Iain, keep an eye out for Mike (Fergusson), he’s riding with some of his friends! Enjoy it on the day! Cheers
  5. Chaps, I might tag along to boost the Bunch’s enthusiasm but lower the average speed 🙂 ...... been off the bike since the Duke’s a couple of weeks ago 😕 If I’m out, I’ll get youse at the Bridge but don’t wait if I’m not present! Hopefully see youse tomorrow then! Cheers
  6. 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
  7. Hi there, Please refer to my other post :-) Cheers Chung
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Martin, I’ll send you a text! Cheers
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Paul, make sure that pole is TITANIUM, otherwise you’re cheating yourself, mate! 😁
  14. 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
  15. According to David C, I think he’s busy looking for his lost “mojo” I hope/know he’ll find it very soon!
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. Hi John, not sure yet, there's always the Crow which you "enjoyed" so much on your first ascent last year :-) ........ seriously though, we can decide on the day! We'll be heading up the Pipe Track on the way out via Cycle Route 7 to Croftamie, so will see if we return the same way! Looking forward to it, chaps! Cheers
  22. Hi All, Looking really good for this Sundays weather forecast, so thinking to do a lap round Loch Katrine via Aberfoyle & up the Duke's counter clockwise. Plenty of options to shorten the route if need be, but a fairly long route. So, I'm thinking earlier start - 9am at the Bridge & 8.30am at the Clubroom! Any one fancy it? Cheers Chung
  23. Iain, won’t be out this Sunday as will be driving down South 😕 Have a good one if youse do! cheers
  24. Graham, I’ll post up in the “Club Run” section near the time, so watch out for it! They depart George Square 11.15am, reckon around 1 hour to Dukes? So, say 9am clubroom, 9.30am at the Bridge then a cycle up to Aberfoyle via the Pipe track, might even have time for a coffee before heading up the Dukes to wait for the Peleton 🙂 Like I said, confirm near the time, yes! Cheers
  25. https://womenstourofscotland.com/route/stage-2/ Stage 2 - Saturday 10th August Glasgow to Perth I'm thinking cycling over to Aberfoyle, watch & cheer on the riders on the Duke’s Pass obviously! Anyone fancy it? Cheers