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    Ramsay got a reaction from George in Flanders 2020   
    It appears I found the KapelMuur tough in 2011. 🤣

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    Ramsay got a reaction from George in Flanders 2020   
    Alan,
    I seem to remember this is how it finished at the top!! 
     

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    Ramsay reacted to Alan McLean in Flanders 2020   
    I'm Busted!
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    Ramsay reacted to Frank in Been there, done it, would like to do it again.....   
    Thanks Ramsay. Definitely looking forward to it!
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    Ramsay reacted to Darryl Gunson in Flanders 2020   
    I’m right there on Ramsey’s wheel. You put your nose into the wind too early, Alan.
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    Ramsay reacted to Alan McLean in Flanders 2020   
    Hi Ramsay, remember you need 10secs clear at the top of the Bosberg to stay away to the finish. I think I got three secs on you in 2011
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    Ramsay reacted to martin in Flanders 2020   
    Is that three wheelers then? Lc, George and Tommy? Plus the happy campers Ramsay and Elaine.
    We currently have a confirmed 13 Jets and parents with three more who I hope will confirm just shortly. We have an eye on the same accomodation as last year, about 10km out of oudenaarde. Wheelers welcome to join us. It's for rental as a single unit, and with about 20 people it is a good deal. Multiple en suite rooms, self catering. Last year we sent a shopping party out on the Friday afternoon for the essentials: beer, pasta, bread, part fermented milk (thanks Alex  )
    Planning to travel out thursday evening ferry, short ride friday, sportif saturday, watch race sunday, ferry back monday evening. You would need to take Thurs/Fri/Mon as leave.
    For transport our plan is to share vehicles - four bodies per car works well (cabins on ferry are either 2 or 4 berth) - so once we have final numbers confirmed we can work out the logistics of the weekend.
    More than happy to blether about this for ages at the agm and presentation night if you are coming along to one of those.
    cheers
    m
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    Ramsay got a reaction from martin in Flanders 2020   
    Martin, we will probably stay the Sunday night as well....so we can have a beer or two!  🍻
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    Ramsay reacted to Frank in Been there, done it, would like to do it again.....   
    Hi Guys,
    Having spent the last few years working abroad, I've now retired and returned home. Not wanting to turn into a full-blown couch potato, I'd like to re-join the mighty Wheelers. Assuming you may actually let me back in, can someone advise on how best to go about this please?
    Cheers,
    Frank
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    Ramsay reacted to ginty001 in Tenerife Cycling Base   
    It's a brilliant place to cycle Ramsay, but as Paul says, the nice roads are either up or down.. I stayed up near Los Gigantes too, its better than down near the bigger resorts where the roads out of town are very busy.. Depending on what you're after when youre not on the bike you might want to consider staying up in one of the villages in the hills.. Give me a shout if you want a chat about it 
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    Ramsay reacted to P McDonald in Tenerife Cycling Base   
    Just noticed this Ramsay. I've been to Los Gigantes 3 or 4 times over the years. Once you get off the main drag there is some pretty amazing cycling, however it is very hilly up at Los Gigantes. As in you only need 2 gears, a 34-28 and a 52-12 !
    Not really any flat run options except the coast road which is busy. All depends what you are looking for.
    cheers
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    Ramsay reacted to Iain67 in Flanders 2020   
    sadly not next year Martin, i fly back from holiday same day. Ramsey i have done both routes and the middle route 174kms is my preference. 04:00 start long route versus 08:00 start for the middle route makes a big difference. Sure you and Elaine will have a ball,. One of my favourites days on a bike and the beer at the end also plays a big part
     
    whats getting added to the collection this year Mull, full beer pump?😀
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    Ramsay reacted to martin in Flanders 2020   
    We're doing the 174km version. Hoping to stay in same digs as last year, 1km off the haaghoek. 
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    Ramsay got a reaction from chung in Flanders 2020   
    I was busy doing things, so have been entered for the full distance by Mrs M....although may see if I can amend, as I'm not sure that I can do that much without my knees falling off!  Hopefully have a campervan by then, so will be staying in that....somewhere!
    Where are you guys staying and what distance are you doing?
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    Ramsay reacted to P McDonald in Flanders 2020   
    Enjoy ! Plan to return some year but not 2020
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    Ramsay reacted to martin in Flanders 2020   
    Just the usual suspects 
    Assembling a squad of Jets and parents under a group entry. How far are you going? Where are you planning on staying?
    PS 5 months today 🙂
     
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    Ramsay got a reaction from martin in Flanders 2020   
    Elaine & I have entered the Flanders sportive on 4th April 2020.
    Any other Wheelers going?
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    Ramsay reacted to chung in Gonnae let me play with your WHEELS :-)   
    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
     

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    Ramsay reacted to chung in Gonnae let me play with your WHEELS :-)   
    Hi All,
    Some of you might know that I’m a bit “keen” when it comes to working on my bike(s), some might even say it’s an illness :-) Acquiring bike specific tools is also a sick obsession of mine.
    Recently my Campag Neutron wheels needed a bit of TLC as it was feeling rough when spinning, the hub bearings definitely need servicing, so I thought why not do it myself & in the process got a bit “carried away” in buying some fancy tools to do jobs properly - punch, bearing extractor, hub bearing press tools etc.

    Needless to say, it made the job(s) of servicing/replacing my Campag cup/cone bearings hubs a lot, lot easier, it would also work well on seal bearings hub too, it’s almost a pleasure to do it now rather than being a PITA job.
    Now I have these tools which will hopefully last me a life time & it would be a shame not to get it use more often :-)
    Therefore, if any club members of the Joanins have wheels that needs work on the hub bearing, then give me a buzz & we can see what I can do.
    Obviously this is just my desperate attempt to get the chance to mess about with my new tools, NO charges involve, you just pay for any parts needed & we can do the job together if you fancy giving it a go. I’m telling you, taking a hammer to your lovely carbon wheels hub certainly does raise your heart rate to a new level :-) I think it’s an experience every cyclist should have!
    Also, some of the tools I have are Campagnolo wheels specific with the cup/cone, ball bearing types, so for those of youse with higher end Campag wheels i.e Zonda, Eurus, Shamal, Bora etc & Fulcrum equivalent. Then I have these tools especially if you want to extract any damage cups that need replacing that are pressed solidly into the hubs.



    The need to ride our winter bike is upon us & it would make sense/good practice to examining your summer wheels to see if it needs some TLC before storage or winter ones so to face the harsh road conditions of winter.
    Cheers
    Chung
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    Ramsay got a reaction from duncan thomson in Women’s Ride 5th June   
    Ironically I punctured on the way there.....in the pouring rain!!
     

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    Ramsay got a reaction from Elaine Muirhead in Women’s Ride 5th June   
    Ironically I punctured on the way there.....in the pouring rain!!
     

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    Ramsay got a reaction from KarenG in Women’s Ride 5th June   
    Ironically I punctured on the way there.....in the pouring rain!!
     

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    Ramsay got a reaction from JaneF in Women’s Ride 5th June   
    Ironically I punctured on the way there.....in the pouring rain!!
     

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    Ramsay reacted to carol cowan in Women’s Ride 5th June   
    Good ride last night apart from being saturated at the end. Thanks Jann for the route and Elaine plus Charlie and Ramsay for puncture repair advice. 
    Carol
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    Ramsay reacted to Elaine Muirhead in Women’s Ride 5th June   
    Ditto to all of the above. Thanks Jann for a great route. Thank you Charlie & Ramsay for the post ride practical session. 
    Colin. 10 in total which was great, considering the weather. Got some photos coming up the Bowfield. Will email them to you. 
     
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