Club runs discussion
I expect everyone knows the clocks change this Saturday! so after many years of riding back from the cafe stop in the dark and spooky Cheshire lanes, propose we have an earlier start time during the winter, like we do when we go to Grindleford? let's discuss at Cheddleton cafe this Saturday......
The start time of 1pm for the Saturday club run suits most riders as far as I understand.
Also, many riders go to the pub after the standard club ride. It would not suit them to arrive earlier.
However, there's been recent talk of a separate Saturday club ride, starting mid morning, which is looking for a committed organiser to arrange.
So step up and be counted!
I don't particularly like riding in the dark but its probably inevitable for a few weeks in the winter. Judging by the numbers that turn up 1pm is a popular start time. It would be good to get off at 1 tho, rather than 1.15 or1.20. Simon sets a very good example, he's always the first, or one of the first at the fermain and he's a lot longer ride there than most. I think its the new ride leaders call.
I think you're missing the point, this isn't about creating a separate ride, it's about adapting the existing club run. Nobody needs to "step up and be counted", it's an idea for discussion and if the majority decide to keep the 13:00 start time then it will remain.
As far as I know the majority of people that turn up on a Saturday don't go to the pub.
But I want to buy one of these
http://www.rutlandcycling.com/275692/pr ... light.aspx
Chris C wrote
Saw a guy honking up the climb to Rainow yesterday evening about 5.30 p.m. last night with a helmet light on. The way his head bobbed from side to side he looked utterly ridiculous.
AKA Mr Grub Street - whatever that implies!
I vote for an earlier start, say noon. This would:
- be safer (riding in the dark must be significantly more risky than in the light, even with modern lights)
- be more pleasant (I'd rather see the countryside)
- less likely to put off new members (or those without lights) from attending
I dont think it should start any earlier as its good to be able to get something (eg DIY) achieved in the morning.
OK, I won't get one then. Phew, that's saved some money.
Of course, I could get one of these to go with it
http://www.evanscycles.com/products/exp ... t-ec016132
Actually, as a fully paid-up member of the Ridiculous Squad, I find a helmet-mounted light useful at junctions, roundabouts, etc as I've trained my head to swivel towards oncoming traffic, a trick that my bar-mounted lights have not yet mastered.
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