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Dunwich Dynamo

Rich158Rich158 Posts: 2,348
edited July 2009 in Commuting chat
Who still in for this night of crazyness :lol::lol::lol::lol:

I'll be there plus two - one crazy Polish ex cycle courier and one drunken Irishman :shock: It promises to be an interesting night if we can stay of of the pubs :wink:

And there's still the offer of a shower and coffee (maybe even brekky) in Dunwich for the choosen few :lol:
pain is temporary, the glory of beating your mates to the top of the hill lasts forever.....................

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  • _Brun__Brun_ Posts: 1,740
    Yeah, I'm definitely in. Not got much in the way of a plan, I kinda like Clever Pun's idea of heading for Ipswich for the train.
  • lost_in_thoughtlost_in_thought Posts: 10,563
    I've gone from a 'yes' to a 'maybe depending on the plans of my cousin who is visiting from Australia'.

    I might be able to join the fun from Greemwich to my place in Essex... I don't think it's far.
  • Rich158Rich158 Posts: 2,348
    _Brun_ wrote:
    Yeah, I'm definitely in. Not got much in the way of a plan, I kinda like Clever Pun's idea of heading for Ipswich for the train.

    You can get a direct train from Saxmundham which is a bit closer.

    Who said anything about having a plan :shock: :wink:
    pain is temporary, the glory of beating your mates to the top of the hill lasts forever.....................

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  • DuduDudu Posts: 4,637
    Rich158 wrote:
    _Brun_ wrote:
    Yeah, I'm definitely in. Not got much in the way of a plan, I kinda like Clever Pun's idea of heading for Ipswich for the train.

    You can get a direct train from Saxmundham which is a bit closer.

    I'll be there, weather and energy permitting, probably on a blue Donohue road bike with black hubs and rims.

    BTW, even at Darsham, the next station up the line, there'll be problems getting on the train, even though the railway guards are usually quite helpful and let more cycles on than they should.
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  • PorgyPorgy Posts: 4,525
    I'll be there more my 5th go at this.

    I've got accomodation booked near Dunwich so I won't be trying to squeeze onto a train the same time as everyone else. I'll be heading off in the afternoon for well deserved shower, followed by a pint in the village pub.

    Then I'll be cycling home on Monday - at my leisure. 8)
  • Clever PunClever Pun Posts: 6,778
    I'm in weather permitting, I'm not doing it in the rain... just aint happening

    My complete lack of training is starting to worry me
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  • FeltupFeltup Posts: 1,340
    I should be in weather permitting. At the moment it is looking OK so should be heading to Dunwich very slowly going on one of my mates cycling ability! Will be on my green singlecross riding fixed for a laugh :?
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  • Rich158Rich158 Posts: 2,348
    Porgy wrote:
    I'll be there more my 5th go at this.

    I've got accomodation booked near Dunwich so I won't be trying to squeeze onto a train the same time as everyone else. I'll be heading off in the afternoon for well deserved shower, followed by a pint in the village pub.

    Then I'll be cycling home on Monday - at my leisure. 8)

    +1, the pub is very good, a nice selection of Adnams finest, and good food. I wish I was staying over night now. The cafe is also pretty good, as is the garden centre just up the road which does some fantastic lunch food :lol::lol:
    pain is temporary, the glory of beating your mates to the top of the hill lasts forever.....................

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  • FeltupFeltup Posts: 1,340
    What time does the pub open? Can I fit in a cheeky wee pint before the bus leaves?
    Short hairy legged roadie FCN 4 or 5 in my baggies.

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    Specialized Singlecross - 2008
    Marin Rift Zone - 1998
    Peugeot Tourmalet - 1983 - taken more hits than Mohammed Ali
  • Rich158Rich158 Posts: 2,348
    I'm not sure, but if they've got any sense it'll be in time to make best use of the passing trade :lol::lol:
    pain is temporary, the glory of beating your mates to the top of the hill lasts forever.....................

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  • spen666spen666 Posts: 17,709
    For the less fit/ mad/ keen, how about the Dulwich Dynamo


    Cycling all the way from Hackney to Dulwich leaving Hackney at 9pm and aiming to reach dulwich for breakfast the next day.....
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  • FeltupFeltup Posts: 1,340
    That's what I thought it was last year. Imagine my surprise when everything went green and leafy and even more surprising when my front wheel got really wet in some very cold water.
    Short hairy legged roadie FCN 4 or 5 in my baggies.

    Felt F55 - 2007
    Specialized Singlecross - 2008
    Marin Rift Zone - 1998
    Peugeot Tourmalet - 1983 - taken more hits than Mohammed Ali
  • Rich158Rich158 Posts: 2,348
    :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

    And you wondered why it had taken you 10 hours to get across London :shock: :wink:
    pain is temporary, the glory of beating your mates to the top of the hill lasts forever.....................

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  • FeltupFeltup Posts: 1,340
    Rich158 wrote:
    :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

    And you wondered why it had taken you 10 hours to get across London :shock: :wink:

    That's about normal at my speed!
    Short hairy legged roadie FCN 4 or 5 in my baggies.

    Felt F55 - 2007
    Specialized Singlecross - 2008
    Marin Rift Zone - 1998
    Peugeot Tourmalet - 1983 - taken more hits than Mohammed Ali
  • PorgyPorgy Posts: 4,525
    Met office forecast - not looking good. :?
    Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:
    Dry and warm on Thursday, perhaps a few heavy showers later. Very warm and quite humid on Friday and Saturday with thundery showers, perhaps a longer spell of thundery rain.

    Updated: 0338 on Tue 23 Jun 2009
    UK Outlook for Sunday 5 Jul 2009 to Tuesday 14 Jul 2009:
    More of a southwesterly breeze for the first few days. This bringing a mixture of showers or spells of rain. Some of the showers heavy with thunder. Temperature though, will be a lot cooler than currently, coming back to near or just a little above normal in places. The wind, becoming more of a north or northwest through the middle of the first week is likely to bring some heavier spells of rain, particularly across the northwest of the UK. The southeast, on the other hand, is most likely to experience the lengthiest sunny spells and driest conditions. The temperatures near normal though feeling cooler in the wind. The rest of the period looks like remaining unsettled with a brisk westerly breeze at times. Temperatures around average.

    Updated: 1202 on Tue 30 Jun 2009

    http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/uk/ee/ee_forecast_weather.html
  • FeltupFeltup Posts: 1,340
    Weather is not looking too bad, showers on Friday but drying up through the night. I would guess most of the showers will be afternoon thunderstorms. I reckon we will probably leave London Fields around 8.30-9.00 ish again. Join the carnage as hundreds of cyclists annoy London's drivers.
    Short hairy legged roadie FCN 4 or 5 in my baggies.

    Felt F55 - 2007
    Specialized Singlecross - 2008
    Marin Rift Zone - 1998
    Peugeot Tourmalet - 1983 - taken more hits than Mohammed Ali
  • _Brun__Brun_ Posts: 1,740
    I'm really, really looking forward to this now. Flat and fast with gears should be a nice contrast to last weekend's Brighton fixed run.

    Still not sure how I might get back, was wondering about the train from Norwich. Looks like about 30 miles ride from Dunwich, and seems likely to have less cyclists heading in that direction. Only problem is that if the train doesn't work out for some reason, it's a hell of a long way back to London.
  • Rich158Rich158 Posts: 2,348
    _Brun_ wrote:
    I'm really, really looking forward to this now. Flat and fast with gears should be a nice contrast to last weekend's Brighton fixed run.

    Still not sure how I might get back, was wondering about the train from Norwich. Looks like about 30 miles ride from Dunwich, and seems likely to have less cyclists heading in that direction. Only problem is that if the train doesn't work out for some reason, it's a hell of a long way back to London.

    I may have a spare place in my car, I'll let you know towards the end of the week
    pain is temporary, the glory of beating your mates to the top of the hill lasts forever.....................

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  • lost_in_thoughtlost_in_thought Posts: 10,563
    I'm a 'no' for this now... big family dinner been organised for the visiting cousin on the Saturday night.

    Stupid life getting in the way of my cycling... :x
  • Oddjob62Oddjob62 Posts: 1,056
    Not this year. My stamina is still pants. It's going down as a goal for next year.
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  • FeltupFeltup Posts: 1,340
    I'm a 'no' for this now... big family dinner been organised for the visiting cousin on the Saturday night.

    Stupid life getting in the way of my cycling... :x

    My master strategy for avoiding people off this forum is working. Now how do I avoid that pesky Rich158 maybe an early start with a pocket full of tacks :twisted: :twisted:
    Short hairy legged roadie FCN 4 or 5 in my baggies.

    Felt F55 - 2007
    Specialized Singlecross - 2008
    Marin Rift Zone - 1998
    Peugeot Tourmalet - 1983 - taken more hits than Mohammed Ali
  • Rich158Rich158 Posts: 2,348
    Feltup wrote:
    I'm a 'no' for this now... big family dinner been organised for the visiting cousin on the Saturday night.

    Stupid life getting in the way of my cycling... :x

    My master strategy for avoiding people off this forum is working. Now how do I avoid that pesky Rich158 maybe an early start with a pocket full of tacks :twisted: :twisted:

    :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

    You can't,

    And where were you in March, not trying to avoid more forum members on the Etappe Caledonia I trust :wink:
    pain is temporary, the glory of beating your mates to the top of the hill lasts forever.....................

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  • FeltupFeltup Posts: 1,340
    Etape Caledonia? Tacks? Moi?

    You saw nothin', you can't prove a thing, it's a fit up I tell you!

    So my plan this year is to head off without having a pint and then try and persuade my fellow punters to stop for a pint somewhere in Essex. I know the place is full of hooligans in suped up "drive it like you stole it" SR Novas but last time I was busting by the time we got to Epping Forest pit stop after downing a Guinness at the pub in on the park. :oops:

    I got propsitioned last time somewhere in Essex by a lady who told me to stop the madness and come in and get lashed. In hindsight it could have been a plan!
    Short hairy legged roadie FCN 4 or 5 in my baggies.

    Felt F55 - 2007
    Specialized Singlecross - 2008
    Marin Rift Zone - 1998
    Peugeot Tourmalet - 1983 - taken more hits than Mohammed Ali
  • Clever PunClever Pun Posts: 6,778
    I can't do this now :cry:
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  • FeltupFeltup Posts: 1,340
    Another one avoided, I'm on fire. How did I manage to mess up your ride then?

    actually sorry you and LiT can't make it, secretely I would have liked to meet you all but don't tell Rich158
    Short hairy legged roadie FCN 4 or 5 in my baggies.

    Felt F55 - 2007
    Specialized Singlecross - 2008
    Marin Rift Zone - 1998
    Peugeot Tourmalet - 1983 - taken more hits than Mohammed Ali
  • Clever PunClever Pun Posts: 6,778
    The missus' gran is pretty ill and it's her birthday... I should go a be a good boyfriend, supportive and all that
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  • Rich158Rich158 Posts: 2,348
    Too late the cat's out the bag now :wink:

    Unfortunately I'm also now a maybe, the creaky old legs are giving up on me. I'll have to wait for my physio's diagnosis on Thursday :cry:
    pain is temporary, the glory of beating your mates to the top of the hill lasts forever.....................

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  • PorgyPorgy Posts: 4,525
    You'll still have to avoid me. :P
  • _Brun__Brun_ Posts: 1,740
    This is some sort of BR curse. I'm off to the other forum, which has a long and healthy list of participants, many of whom are sporting gears for the event.
  • prawnyprawny Posts: 5,426
    Gad zukes I was going to do it too but I rode my road bike in the rain on monday and didn't wipe it down and lube it afterwards, no all I have is a pile of orange dust in my garage :roll:
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