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Bikeradar Spring Fling 2013 010413

NapoleonDNapoleonD Posts: 18,632
Bank Holiday Monday 1st April, start at Macc Lesiure Centre 10am (It's the only day both Colin Pokerface and I can do...)
Route http://bikeroutetoaster.com/Course.aspx?course=518426
Get to ride with a current World Champion!

Cost - £50 voluntary donation to the NapD BlingFund.

No coffee stop planned but can stop for refreshments if people want to at the splendid Jodrell Bank Visitors centre Cafe...

Due to the weather it is a pretty flat route along some Cheshire lanes. This is much more a social ride than a 'challenge' ride. Cheeky short climb at the end that's actually very pleasant.
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  • GizmodoGizmodo Posts: 1,928
    NapoleonD wrote:
    Going to be Sunday 31st March, start at Macc Lesiure Centre 10am (It's the only day both Colin Pokerface and I can do...)
    Route TBC
    Guest appearances/food TBC but you get to ride with a current World Champion!

    Cost - £50 voluntary donation to the NapD BlingFund.
    Prawny and I were just talking about you and the Spring Fling on our ride this morning. Count me in for sure, Prawny may be away on holiday, he's got to check his diary. :)
  • NapoleonDNapoleonD Posts: 18,632
    Will you be bringing your avatar?
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  • NapoleonDNapoleonD Posts: 18,632
    There is the likelihood of us having a feedstation once again provided by the UK's best sportive organiser, TBC...
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  • GizmodoGizmodo Posts: 1,928
    NapoleonD wrote:
    Will you be bringing your avatar?
    If I can get Prawny to wear stockings again.
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    On second thoughts :evil:
  • prawnyprawny Posts: 5,392
    They weren't stockings, they were leg warmers (and a thong)
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  • alanp23alanp23 Posts: 696
    Thats Easter Sunday

    I am planning to attend but need to work it into my Easter weekend schedule.

    Will confirm soon
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  • NapoleonDNapoleonD Posts: 18,632
    May end up having to cancel.
    It;s the only day I can do and too many people pointing out the easter sunday/tour of flanders issue.
    Maybe 2014 eh.
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  • prawnyprawny Posts: 5,392
    Easter Sunday is no problem for me, it was Mother's Day last year, I had no chance. I'll be recording Flanders too, kids wouldn't let me watch that.
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  • NapoleonDNapoleonD Posts: 18,632
    Possible route idea. Nice and short but with a few fun bits.

    http://bikeroutetoaster.com/Course.aspx?course=490542
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  • prawnyprawny Posts: 5,392
    It's a bit flat :wink: :shock:
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  • rozzer32rozzer32 Posts: 3,297
    I'm still up for this.
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  • GizmodoGizmodo Posts: 1,928
    Easter Sunday no problem for me. Almost a kilometre of ascent on the other hand .....
  • NapoleonDNapoleonD Posts: 18,632
    All steady climbs though...
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  • prawny wrote:
    It's a bit flat :wink: :shock:

    it's a bit ooop North too :lol:
  • GizmodoGizmodo Posts: 1,928
    prawny wrote:
    It's a bit flat :wink: :shock:
    it's a bit ooop North too :lol:
    All things are relative, some may say it's a Southern softie - they'll say it in a Scottish accent though. :D
  • NapoleonDNapoleonD Posts: 18,632
    Hoiw about a date change to BH Monday 1st April?
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  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 18,133
    NapoleonD wrote:
    Hoiw about a date change to BH Monday 1st April?

    Just booked a holiday :(
  • mr_pollmr_poll Posts: 1,612
    Is that the Easter Monday? Wouldnt be too bad and also wouldnt clash with the usual Sunday club rides that many ppl will be on.

    If I am free sounds great - I did the 2011 ride and enjoyed it, despite having to turn off at the top of Cat and Fiddle as I was struggling.
  • NapoleonDNapoleonD Posts: 18,632
    mr_poll wrote:
    Is that the Easter Monday? Wouldnt be too bad and also wouldnt clash with the usual Sunday club rides that many ppl will be on.

    If I am free sounds great - I did the 2011 ride and enjoyed it, despite having to turn off at the top of Cat and Fiddle as I was struggling.

    It is, it also wouldn't clash with the tour of Flanders...
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  • NapoleonDNapoleonD Posts: 18,632
    Right. 1st April it is!
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  • prawnyprawny Posts: 5,392
    I'm in. :shock:
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  • PokerfacePokerface Posts: 8,640
    Just so everyone knows - I'm currently fine-tuning my hill-climbing form so that unlike previous years, I won;t be the last one up every friggin' climb.

    Looking forward to seeing some old (and new) faces on April 1!!

    Colin
  • galatzogalatzo Posts: 1,288
    I'll get to one of these one year.
    This year I get back from Majorca the day before so I think I'd be pushing it if I came !
    25th August 2013 12hrs 37mins 52.3 seconds 238km 5500mtrs FYRM Never again.
  • BobbinogsBobbinogs Posts: 4,928
    Sounds good. I am a definite maybe!
  • smidsysmidsy Posts: 5,273
    What is the format of the BR spring fling.
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  • GizmodoGizmodo Posts: 1,928
    smidsy wrote:
    What is the format of the BR spring fling.
    It's an informal group of people meeting up at the Macclesfield Leisure Centre and going out on a pre planned route. Last year a local cycle shop kindly provided some biddons of drink and some energy bars at the start. A local sportive company kindly fed us a huge amount of cake and water half way round. None of this is guaranteed though.

    Here is last years ride http://connect.garmin.com/activity/159166512

    This years route looks pretty lumpy. No sign posting so bring a GPS or paper maps. It's free and informal. It's not for real beginners but its not a flat out slog either. We tried to stay together last year but we did end up splitting up for a bit and regrouping.
  • PokerfacePokerface Posts: 8,640
    galatzo wrote:
    I'll get to one of these one year.
    This year I get back from Majorca the day before so I think I'd be pushing it if I came !

    I'm planning on racing for the 2 days prior to the event and whilst I *may be in decent shape - chances are I'll be a little tired myself!

    Don't let coming back from Majorca be an excuse not to come out and join us!
  • [quote="Gizmodo....... It's free and informal. It's not for real beginners but its not a flat out slog either. We tried to stay together last year but we did end up splitting up for a bit and regrouping.[/quote]


    It was a great event last year, however I was one of the slow ones that held the group up
    Love to do it again this year, perhaps if there is spread of capability we could have two groups, (advance and intermediate) ??

    PS I have trained extra hard over winter to try and keep up this year :wink:
  • galatzogalatzo Posts: 1,288
    Pokerface wrote:
    galatzo wrote:
    I'll get to one of these one year.
    This year I get back from Majorca the day before so I think I'd be pushing it if I came !

    I'm planning on racing for the 2 days prior to the event and whilst I *may be in decent shape - chances are I'll be a little tired myself!

    Don't let coming back from Majorca be an excuse not to come out and join us!

    It's the wife (and kids) and that'd be the problem if I came back from 5 days cycling in Majorca then buzzed off the next day (Easter Monday) for more cycling !
    Potentially doing the Cheshire Cat the weekend before and Motion in Mercia the weekend after but we'll see how things are.
    Fitness wise I'm certainly winning at the moment, nearly a stone gone since christmas thanks to flu and lots of riding. Spring can't come quick enough !
    25th August 2013 12hrs 37mins 52.3 seconds 238km 5500mtrs FYRM Never again.
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