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Easier training ride @ 10 2 7

PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:36 pm
by fredspark
Its not going to be freezing and by the time the snow starts we should be home or tucked up in the PT so no need to cancel the 10 2 7 training ride tonight. Might need a waterproof and good winter kit but I'll be at broken x hoping I'am not the only one.

Re: Easier training ride @ 10 2 7

PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:06 pm
by fredspark
On a not very promising night it was great that five of us turned up for yesterday evenings 10 2 7 ride; Lynda C, Monica E, Rich T, Phil K and yours truly.
A harder than its been for a while ride out into the wind prompted a change to go single file and do team time trail style changes. We didn't get the "style" right, it was more of a hybrid affair and we probably made it harder work than it might have been. A stop for traffic lights on Seven Sisters was a chance for a team talk to try and get things right but most of the circuit was behind us by then. Not a disaster though just a case of live and learn and try and get it right next time.
Rich and Lynda made their own ways from Ollerton leaving three of us to negotiate some patchy slushy roads round the wizard and down into Prestbury, but no problems.
I'am sure Lynda had the legs to get round and just made a tactical withdrwal saving them for the Harriers Fell Handicap on sunday when if the Langley 7 is anything to go be she will be pipping me to the post again.
Obviously this time of year it can be touch and go whether a ride is on or off but lets do it if we can, just watch this space for next week. It would be good to get the team time trail going properly.

Re: Easier training ride @ 10 2 7

PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 3:23 pm
by fredspark
Ironically it was actually better weather for the 10 2 7 ride last night with just two of us out than the week before, the rain and snow kept off and a lot less wind.
So Olly S and myself did a good tempo ride on a slightly different circuit, rather than Artist Lane up through Alderly and Mottram where I was digging deep to hang on to Olly. I'am not sure what what our average speed was but we got back to Macc about 15 mins sooner than when I did a similar circuit on my own a few weeks ago, so good work.
I wont be out next week myself (firms do) so I suggest anybody who wants to do it posts here.

Re: Easier training ride @ 10 2 7

PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 10:13 am
by fredspark
The 10 2 7 training ride tomorrow night (28 Dec) could be rescheduled to a daytime outing if that suits everybody. Looking at the forecast the best time would be afternoon, less chance of a shower and warmest part of the day, it may get a bit freezy late evening. To finish in daylight we would need to get going no later than about 2.
I can be pretty flexible myself, if anybody would like to get out and has some preferences post them up here.

Re: Easier training ride @ 10 2 7

PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 1:37 pm
by Squeezypete
Sounds great to ride tomorrow afternoon rather than later. Count me in just let us know start time. Pete J

Re: Easier training ride @ 10 2 7

PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:53 am
by fredspark
That's it. No more discussion if its 2pm on the website 2 pm it is

Re: Easier training ride @ 10 2 7

PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:51 pm
by fredspark
It looked like the big thaw had started by 2pm when the the rescheduled (earlier) easy training ride rolled down pexhill, and for Andy R, Lynda C, Brian R, Mick O, Nick L, Tim ?, Roger R, Mark B, prospective new member Rob B and myself it was all looking good till we turned into forty acre lane. It cant have been gritted and we had to pick our way carefully through more than the odd patch of snow turning to slush.
That prompted a change of plan to do a version of the summer training ride route; Chelford, seven sisters, A 50 and back through Goostrey where it was also a bit patchy.
Once we got of the slush on the busier roads we were a relatively well disciplined and orderly chain gang, that is compared to the other road user's, the Christmas spirit was a bit lacking from a lot on 4 wheels. Micks device recorded a average of 16.6mph which is pretty decent considering we were snails pace in places.
Good points and bad points; we all got round safely, no names will be named here but some pretty new to chain gangs dug in worked hard and did their fair share, some (vet & supervet) had their names taken by the mudguard police.
See you all at 8AM on saturday in south park.

Re: Easier training ride @ 10 2 7

PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:21 pm
by fredspark
It was steady thru and off at 10 2 7 last night for Rich T, Nigel B, Olly S, Steve L, Phil K, Paul F, and myself. Heading out into a strong headwind I anticipated we would be doing very short turns at the front but in the event we did roughly 3 to 5 min's and it all worked very well.
Good to have seven of us out to start 2018 (but more would be welcome). Not so good Nigel puncturing twice. Lessons learned, take two spare tubes in the winter