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Everything posted by GrahamF

  1. Ok so if we meet at Miller St. at 9:00 and head off on the track to Kilburnie, then over the Hailie Brae we might get our coffee at the Bagel Basket before they arrive! We could then return either via Brisbane Glen or Fairlie Moor.
  2. Is there any interest in an Intermediate run this week? I don't mind where we go to - so long as there's a cafe!
  3. Thanks Chung, that looks like a plan - but I'll watch out for a post nearer the time. I didn't read your post carefully enough and was thinking the race was on tomorrow!
  4. I'm interested in this Chung, what timings, etc. are involved?
  5. Two of us are meeting at the Pullman at 9:30 tomorrow for a few miles, planning to go to Dunlop Dairy for coffee. Around 40 miles, more company would be welcome.
  6. Thanks for posting this ride Elaine, it turned out to be a good day out, with teaming with the fast bunch nine of us went over the crow and enjoyed a cafe stop afterwards. Only one shower in a mainly dry day. I'm looking forward to more Intermediate rides over the season.
  7. One of my favorite routes, I'll meet you at the bridge at 9:30.
  8. I've added this one to my plans - and hope the weather meets expectations.
  9. For me keeping up with the fast bunch is to fast for my Etape preparation, so I will be starting off with the 30 milers and might add some extra after a café stop to make an intermediate distance.
  10. I'm tapering for the Etape du Dales next weekend so don't fancy trying to keep up with the main bunch going north, but would be happy to join you and go south to Dunlop / Stewarton / Dalgarven. Might do some extra miles after a café stop.
  11. Count me in for this one, any ideas for a route and a café stop?
  12. I'll come along and help. Alan, if you want to ride Stuart and I could do the officiating?
  13. Great, James MacLaren will probably be there too, so that makes 6 of us so far, should be a good ride.
  14. On Saturday I'm planning on doing: Erskine Bridge, Glen Fruin, Arochar, Rest and be Thankful, Hells Glen, Glendaruel, Loch Tarsan, Hunters Quay ferry and home. About 110 miles, 8:00 from Kilmacolm or 8:40 from the bridge. Probably intermediate rather than main bunch pace, but it would be great to have company.
  15. I'll join this run and see how I last - the civilised start time and coffee stop make it sound attractive!
  16. I'll come along for this one, and may take a different route home to add some extra miles.
  17. GrahamF

    Friday 5th April

    This sounds like a good plan Alan, I'll see you at 9:15 on Friday.
  18. Thanks for the route Dave, a great day out in the sunshine for the first run of the year on the summer bike. It was good to have the Jets join us, it made for a good sized bunch and added to the day.
  19. We went to see him speak about this last year, it was truly inspiring. I would highly recommend it to anyone with ambitions to do something - particularly if it is cycling / endurance related! eg. PBP?
  20. Gerard and I are planning a trip to Fintry tomorrow, Crow Road at least one way, and a cafe stop at the Courtyard Cafe, Fintry. About 50 miles round trip, meeting at Erskine Bridge at 09:30, more company welcome.
  21. I'll set off from Kilmacolm to let the Jets catch me on the way to the Port and hope to meet up with the main 9 o'clock group somewhere along the way.
  22. That's me booked up for the ride, I'm staying on the Saturday and Sunday nights at the Belk's B&B in Kettlewell (also known as Zarinas) and planning to add the ride on to a visit to family in Yorkshire so I will be making my own travel arrangements nearer the time. Only 230 of the 1000 places left for the long ride - so they may go soon!
  23. Hi Linda is planning to join you for this, but isn't on the bunch yet. Jane and I are planning to do our own thing on the tandem but may see you out on the road.
  24. Chung, I think this project justifies a Brooks B17, any other saddle is a mere imitation - you might even be able to get one in a matching colour. https://www.wiggle.co.uk/brooks-england-b17-titanium-saddle/