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  1. Bought a large size via Amazon and they’re too small for me (not boasting!). Like these ones https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07Z44CVWS/ref=ppx_od_dt_b_asin_title_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Still in the packaging, they cost me £45, I’ll accept £40. Don’t really want to return them to France, because of customs declarations and hassle.
  2. On a beautiful sunny but cool morning, with barely any breeze to speak of, 5 intepid riders set off on the hilly T course from Langbank to Houston and finishing back at Gleddoch. The times are : Carol Cowan, 33:18 (paid, fastest lady on an ebike) David Cowan 34:22 (paid) Colin McPhee 36:10 (went off course, early nomination for this years Hamoc award?) Robbie Gunson 26:14 (£4 paid) Tommy Donachie 32:50 I have transferred £10 to club funds. Thanks to Darryl for holding, and to John for keeping me company at the finish outside Gleddoch.
  3. You should have joined us billy. It was really easy pace, and you could have done some extra miles at the end.
  4. After a huge Christmas dinner, we will all need a run out in cold dry conditions to stretch the legs and burn some calories. Meeting at the clubhouse at 10:30, rolling out via Georgetown, Erskine, Bishopton, Westferry, the Whin, Torr Road and back to Johnstone. Sadly, Amaretto’s is closed on Boxing Day, so we will not be able to get refreshments there. Run is 35 to 40 miles, easy pace. Everyone (jets and all) welcome. Given the Covid situation, please have a lateral flow test before you come out.
  5. 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
  6. Rescheduled from September, we will be meeting at Amaretto’s in Bridge of Weir, riders will set of in mixed capability groups round the coast to Largs, first bunch off at 09:30. The route will be up the cycle track to Port Glasgow, over the wall and down the Whin, then round the coast from there, riding at the pace of the slowest rider in the bunch. Sufficient numbers should see multiple groups of 12 to 16 riders, around 5 minutes apart. Once we know the numbers, it’s probably a good idea to let the Bagel Basket know that a number of cyclists will be turning looking for sustenance. After the Bagel Basket, riders are welcome to revert to their normal groups and choose their own route back to home or Amaretto’s.
  7. Rescheduled from September, we will be meeting at Amaretto’s in Bridge of Weir, riders will set of in mixed capability groups round the coast to Largs, first bunch off at 09:30. The route will be up the cycle track to Port Glasgow, over the wall and down the Whin, then round the coast from there, riding at the pace of the slowest rider in the bunch. Sufficient numbers should see multiple groups of 12 to 16 riders, around 5 minutes apart. Once we know the numbers, it’s probably a good idea to let the Bagel Basket know that a number of cyclists will be turning looking for sustenance. After the Bagel Basket, riders are welcome to revert to their normal groups and choose their own route back to home or Amaretto’s.
  8. Rescheduled from September, we will be meeting at Amaretto’s in Bridge of Weir, riders will set of in mixed capability groups round the coast to Largs, first bunch off at 09:30. The route will be up the cycle track to Port Glasgow, over the wall and down the Whin, then round the coast from there, riding at the pace of the slowest rider in the bunch. Sufficient numbers should see multiple groups of 12 to 16 riders, around 5 minutes apart. Once we know the numbers, it’s probably a good idea to let the Bagel Basket know that a number of cyclists will be turning looking for sustenance. After the Bagel Basket, riders are welcome to revert to their normal groups and choose their own route back to home or Amaretto’s.
  9. I thought the record was at 1:18? Could be wrong.
  10. 14 riders entered the event on a cool, blustery morning. Results as follows. Andy Ross 00:02:34 Colin Edgar 00:02:25 Diane Gray 00:02:48 Chris Marsh 00:01:54 Ritchie Provan 00:01:53 Rob Gunson 00:01:34 2 James Ross (J) 00:01:53 Murray Gray (J) 00:01:56 Evan Marsh (J) 00:01:58 Fraser Anderson (J) 00:02:18 Ruari Mulholland (J) 00:02:18 Sam Edgar (J) 00:01:43 3 Jamie Thomson (J) 00:01:27 1 Jann Lapsley (Ebike) 00:01:45 Congratulations to Jamie on retaining his title from last year, and to Jann as the first ebike entry to take part. Maybe next year, we can have a few more ebikes taking part. Well done to all the riders, this really is a brutal little climb. Big thanks also to our Marshalls and timekeepers on the day, and to the support.
  11. The annual Hill Climb Championships will take place on Sunday 3rd October, 09:30 meet for 10:00 start. Unfortunately, Renfrewshire Council have not responded to my road closure request, so unlike previous years, the road will remain open. This sadly means that the Jets will not have their own event on the day, although that should not prevent the senior Jets from entering the club championship and providing stiff competition to the grown ups. Like all events, I will need a volunteer to timekeep at the finish, and a couple of Marshall’s at the top and bottom of the hill. I will timekeep at the start. Post event, riders are more than welcome to go off on a run somewhere.
  12. Between the September weekend and the school October break, the whole club run to Largs is rescheduled to 24th October. Meeting at Amaretto’s in Bridge of Weir, riders will set of in mixed capability groups round the coast to Largs, first bunch off at 09:30. The route will be up the cycle track to Port Glasgow, over the wall and down the Whin, then round the coast from there, riding at the pace of the slowest rider in the bunch. Sufficient numbers should see multiple groups of 12 to 16 riders, around 5 minutes apart. Once we know the numbers, it’s probably a good idea to let the Bagel Basket know that a number of cyclists will be turning looking for sustenance. After the Bagel Basket, riders are welcome to revert to their normal groups and choose their own route back to home or Amaretto’s.
  13. Between the September weekend and the school October break, the whole club run to Largs is rescheduled to 24th October. Meeting at Amaretto’s in Bridge of Weir, riders will set of in mixed capability groups round the coast to Largs, first bunch off at 09:30. The route will be up the cycle track to Port Glasgow, over the wall and down the Whin, then round the coast from there, riding at the pace of the slowest rider in the bunch. Sufficient numbers should see multiple groups of 12 to 16 riders, around 5 minutes apart. Once we know the numbers, it’s probably a good idea to let the Bagel Basket know that a number of cyclists will be turning looking for sustenance. After the Bagel Basket, riders are welcome to revert to their normal groups and choose their own route back to home or Amaretto’s.
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