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  1. The fourth and final, or possibly the first to actually happen, of the 2020 Reliability rides, West Kilbride, 72 miles, is on Sunday 23rd February, assuming that the weather doesn't do us all in again. All rides will leave from clubrooms on Miller Street. As per previous years, there will be three bunches with the slower bunch leaving at 9:00am, the second bunch leaving at 9:30am and the racers leaving at 9:45am. The route http://www.mapmyride.com/sc/victoria-english-river/reliability-no-4-west-kilbride-route-14021498 Shorter options are available, the 9 o'clock bunch may choose to cut a few corners off the route and go out via the Kilmacolm cyclepath and return via Haylie Brae, that would cut the route down to about 52 miles. Donations of tea, coffee, soup, rolls, cakes or Italian pasta/pizza dishes will be gratefully accepted and served in the club rooms at the end of the ride. Please indicate what you will be bringing in your posting. If you haven't brought any food to the reliabilities this is your last chance this year! Thanks to those who have contributed previously. I intend to join the 9:00 bunch and will be available to open the clubrooms prior to the first run departing. If someone from the later bunches can turn up early, I can hand the keys over to them.
  2. Too windy for me. Turbo in the garage. Again. Enjoy the run.
  3. I'm looking at a forecast with high winds all day tomorrow. I'll turbo at home. Enjoy your run. Of course, if the weather is fine and the forecast is a lie, I'll be out.
  4. Strong winds in the forecast for Sunday. Could be another turbo day. What about a group turbo in the clubhouse? We could put some sufferfest on, and get some soup afterwards? Thoughts?
  5. The third of the 2020 Reliability rides, to Sinclair Street (Helensburgh), 58 miles, is on Sunday 16th February, barring tsunamis, earthquakes, rains of blood and hail or other natural disasters. All rides will leave from club rooms on Miller Street. As previously, there will be three bunches with the slower bunch leaving at 9:00am, the second bunch leaving at 9:30am and the fastest bunch at 9:45. The route can be found here http://www.mapmyride.com/gb/elderslie-sct/reliability-no-3-sinclair-street-route-1827559 Donations of tea, coffee, soup, rolls, cakes or traditional Polynesian luaus will be gratefully accepted and served in the club rooms at the end of the ride. Please indicate what you will be bringing in your posting. If you haven't brought any food to the reliabilities yet there is still time, thanks to those who have contributed previously.. A volunteer please to heat the soup and open up the club rooms post run. Hopefully, we'll actually get one of these off the ground this week. I can open the clubrooms pre-ride as I intend to join the 09:00 bunch due to my ongoing lack of fitness.
  6. I get that sometimes too. I put it down to a movement in the strap causing spikes. Don't actually know if that's true though.
  7. Sadly, the Don Smith Memorial ride will not take place this year, as we do now t have an organiser. The intention will be to ride the routes as club runs on the first Sunday in March, leaving from the club rooms. There will be more detail from the ride moderators nearer the time.
  8. The second of the scheduled 2020 rides on the Reliability routes, to Moscow, Ayrshire, a rolling 46 miles, is on Sunday 9th February. Lets hope the weather is better than it was for the first run. All rides will leave from clubrooms on Miller Street. Can we have a keyholder available to open the clubrooms before and after the ride please. There will be three bunches with the slower bunch leaving at 9:00am, the second bunch leaving at 9:30am and the fastest bunch at 9:45am. The route is here: http://www.mapmyride.com/gb/elderslie-sct/reliability-no-2-moscow-route-1787383 Donations of tea, coffee, soup, rolls, cakes and traditional Norse feasts will be most welcome, and will be served in the clubrooms at the end of the ride, please indicate what you will be bringing in your posting. One contribution per person across the 4 weeks of Reliability rides will mean a hearty snack for all at the end of each. I will be joining the 9am bunch. There are bail out options available for those who don't feel up to the full distance.
  9. 4 individuals turned up for this ride. Iain Couttie, Greg Balden, Glen Irving and myself. 2 of that 4 fell off negotiating the puddle at the club gate, and Glen suffered a mechanical that saw him soft pedal home again, so three got as far as Bishopton before Greg and myself decided that enough was enough. Hard man Couttie continued on along OGR rather than Westferry, and no idea where he went after that. Very wet and very cold, but glad to get out. Even more glad to get home and heated up though.
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    Sunday pickup would be ideal. 😀
  11. The first of the 2020 rides on the reliability routes, the Tour of Renfrewshire, 40 miles and only slightly lumpy, is on Sunday 2nd February, as advertised on Strava. All rides will leave from clubrooms on Miller Street. Can we have a keyholder available to open the clubrooms prior to the first bunch leaving. As normal, there will be three bunches with the slower bunch leaving at 9:00am, the second bunch leaving at 9:30am and the fastest bunch at 9:45am. The route is Clubhouse, Georgetown, Erskine, Bishopton, West Ferry, Clune, The Wall, Lochwinnoch road, then cut off to Howwood and back along the Beith Road. It would be helpful if there was someone in every group who knows the route. http://www.mapmyride.com/gb/elderslie-sct/reliability-no-1-tour-of-the-shire-route-1730016 As always, donations of soup, cakes, 5 course banquets with choices of fine wines will be gratefully accepted. Such donations will be served in the clubrooms at the end of the ride, please indicate what you will be bringing in your posting. One contribution per person across the 4 weeks of Reliability rides will mean a hearty snack for all at the end of each ride. Can we have a non riding volunteer please to heat the soup, etc. for this first week. If you don't feel ready for the full 40 miles at this stage in the season, don't worry there will be others in the same boat and there are various shorter options available. Just come along and work up an appetite for the soup! I will plan to join the first group out.
  12. Proof, if you ever needed it that the BBC lies. I'm looking out the window at a distinct lack of rain. See you at 11.
  13. I'm looking at a forecast that says it's going to be peeing down until 1. Going to hit the turbo this morning. Enjoy your run out.
  14. Might miss out and turbo. Tour of the shire is a good alternative though.
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