Any interest in ride followed by Carbon Tech Talk ?

VTech
VTech Posts: 4,736
edited April 2013 in Road general
After a post here yesterday I got to thinking about wether anyone here would be interested in an afternoon technical chat with a world leader in Carbon Technology ?
Possibly could make a day of it, maybe a 40-60k ride followed by a tech talk and BBQ in the summer ?
Living MY dream.
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  • supermurph09
    supermurph09 Posts: 2,471
    I'll give it 2 posts before things descend into chaos! :D:wink:
  • Grill
    Grill Posts: 5,610
    But what would I do with the other 22 hours of my day?
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  • smidsy
    smidsy Posts: 5,273
    The OP puts up something that is actually rather interesting and all folk can do is criticise!

    Even I can see the positive in this. I would be up for it.
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  • VTech
    VTech Posts: 4,736
    smidsy, its no problem, id have given him the sausage that fell on the floor anyway.
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  • Grill
    Grill Posts: 5,610
    I'm vegan.

    40k-60k is not worth getting out of bed for (TTs excluded), regardless of who is speaking. Make it an interesting 200k and even I will show.
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  • smidsy
    smidsy Posts: 5,273
    How many people on here do you actually think ride 120 miles in one session?

    Ok so 40k is short, but come on 200k!
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  • Brakeless
    Brakeless Posts: 865
    VTech wrote:
    After a post here yesterday I got to thinking about wether anyone here would be interested in an afternoon technical chat with a world leader in Carbon Technology ?
    Possibly could make a day of it, maybe a 40-60k ride followed by a tech talk and BBQ in the summer ?

    So more talking than cycling. Sounds about right :roll:
  • VTech
    VTech Posts: 4,736
    Cant please everyone.
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  • Grill
    Grill Posts: 5,610
    smidsy wrote:
    How many people on here do you actually think ride 120 miles in one session?

    Ok so 40k is short, but come on 200k!

    A decent ride starts at a metric century. If I'm going to have to displace myself it better be a damn sight more.
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  • Gabbo
    Gabbo Posts: 864
    Grill wrote:
    I'm vegan.

    I tried a Vegan diet once - lasted about 2 weeks :mrgreen:

    Tofu, Tempeh, Spirulina, Quinoa :|
  • smidsy
    smidsy Posts: 5,273
    Grill wrote:
    A decent ride starts at a metric century. If I'm going to have to displace myself it better be a damn sight more.

    That may well be the case but I still feel that you are expecting a lot of many on here.

    50 or 60 miles is a fair enough distance for a social ride of this nature surely?
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  • metronome
    metronome Posts: 670
    Gabbo wrote:
    Tofu, Tempeh, Spirulina, Quinoa :|

    Haha Pretty much my diet! Providing you throw in some Amaranth.

    OP, Kind offer btw. Not often you see acts of hospitality and generosity online.
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  • Grill
    Grill Posts: 5,610
    Gabbo wrote:
    Grill wrote:
    I'm vegan.

    I tried a Vegan diet once - lasted about 2 weeks :mrgreen:

    Tofu, Tempeh, Spirulina, Quinoa :|

    Love quinoa. The other slow release carbs I eat are rice, spelt pasta, and sweet potatoes. Other than that it's all fruit (a ridiculous amount) and veg. I don't eat soya products- bad for you (spikes insulin).

    @OP- audaxes are social, but the club rides I go on are never less than 60 miles at a good clip.
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  • Mikey41
    Mikey41 Posts: 690
    I actually would be interested if I was at a closer end of the country. :)
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  • smidsy
    smidsy Posts: 5,273
    metronome wrote:
    Gabbo wrote:
    Tofu, Tempeh, Spirulina, Quinoa :|

    Haha Pretty much my diet! Providing you throw in some Amaranth.

    Are vegans also members of the vowel use society? :D
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  • VTech
    VTech Posts: 4,736
    Meeting fellow forum users.
    Having a talk where you can ask questions from one of the worlds leading carbon designers.
    Free food and drink.

    Ive tried but some of you are total w@nk3rs, if you didnt want to come or if the ride was beneath you why reply ?
    You prove yourself at each entry to any thread im in with your smart @rse replies and ive really tried to accept it but for the love of god your bitter guys.
    I have had to apologise for the fact I can buy a carbon bike and wheels in previous posts just to appease you guys but why ? I work hard, its my choice and im an ok bloke but some of you are beyond help.
    If you dont like it stay away, I would really hate to upset you further.
    Living MY dream.
  • Grill
    Grill Posts: 5,610
    Always the victim; my heart bleeds for you. Perhaps what you need are carbon testes.
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  • imposter2.0
    imposter2.0 Posts: 12,028
    For heaven's sake leave the fella alone, it's a perfectly valid topic. Or come up with your own ride and post-ride entertainment, then you can dictate the distance ;)

    I'm all for pulling people up where necessary, but no crimes have been committed on this occasion.
  • ugo.santalucia
    ugo.santalucia Posts: 28,248
    A get together is overdue... If a BBQ is thrown in, that can only be good...
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  • Grill
    Grill Posts: 5,610
    I said I would go if there is a decent ride, and I stand by that (as long as the date doesn't conflict). I just can't stand incessant whining.
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  • flasher
    flasher Posts: 1,734
    Grill wrote:
    I said I would go if there is a decent ride, and I stand by that (as long as the date doesn't conflict). I just can't stand incessant whining.

    How far is it from Cardiff to Stratford? You could get a nice early start and no excuses.

    Good offer BTW.
  • smidsy
    smidsy Posts: 5,273
    A get together is overdue... If a BBQ is thrown in, that can only be good...

    Indeed. I am still miffed that I am already booked for your suggested ride out in Oxfordshire/Worcestershire :cry:
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  • VTech
    VTech Posts: 4,736
    Grill wrote:
    I said I would go if there is a decent ride, and I stand by that (as long as the date doesn't conflict). I just can't stand incessant whining.

    Your a fruitcake for sure, I didnt whine, I offered you free food, free drink, an opportunity to meet fellow forum users and a talk from a highly respected tech.
    Id even throw in a ride in my car if that made the difference :mrgreen:

    Seriously, I dont know whats up with you.
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  • metronome
    metronome Posts: 670
    Grill wrote:
    I don't eat soya products- bad for you (spikes insulin).

    Pardon the thread derail but why would it cause a spike!?!
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  • Grill
    Grill Posts: 5,610
    Flasher wrote:
    Grill wrote:
    I said I would go if there is a decent ride, and I stand by that (as long as the date doesn't conflict). I just can't stand incessant whining.

    How far is it from Cardiff to Stratford? You could get a nice early start and no excuses.

    Good offer BTW.

    About 110 miles.

    This is what I propose: I will ride to Startford for a noon arrival, go on this 40-60k ride, listen to some dude talk about the best way to layup carbon nuts, eat some food (I assume my dietary requirements will be catered to), and ride back.

    This is on the basis that the date doesn't conflict with other events (24hr, LEL, WCA TT events, etc.).
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  • Grill
    Grill Posts: 5,610
    metronome wrote:
    Grill wrote:
    I don't eat soya products- bad for you (spikes insulin).

    Pardon the thread derail but why would it cause a spike!?!

    Looking for the article, but there's more to my avoidance of soya than that. I'll post it when I find it, but in the meantime have a look at this: http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/170-scientific-reasons-to-lose-the-soy-in-your-diet/

    I would never tell someone to change a diet that's working for them as all of us have different physiological responses to food.
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  • VTech
    VTech Posts: 4,736
    Grill wrote:
    Flasher wrote:
    Grill wrote:
    I said I would go if there is a decent ride, and I stand by that (as long as the date doesn't conflict). I just can't stand incessant whining.

    How far is it from Cardiff to Stratford? You could get a nice early start and no excuses.

    Good offer BTW.

    About 110 miles.

    This is what I propose: I will ride to Startford for a noon arrival, go on this 40-60k ride, listen to some dude talk about the best way to layup carbon nuts, eat some food (I assume my dietary requirements will be catered to), and ride back.

    This is on the basis that the date doesn't conflict with other events (24hr, LEL, WCA TT events, etc.).


    The weird thing is, I seriously have a lot of respect for the fact you can m pick out a 300mile ride in a day but haven't you just done exactly what you and a few others have blamed me for doing (although I haven't actually done it in reality) by bragging in what you can do/have capability of ?

    Don't get me wrong, I'm all for being proud of achievements but I chose not to defame people who achieve certain things I or others aspire too. I can't help the fact I have a half decent lifestyle just like you have great capacity to cycle huge distances but lets keep this on an open playing field and be fair about things.
    Living MY dream.
  • declan1
    declan1 Posts: 2,470
    VTech wrote:
    Meeting fellow forum users.
    Having a talk where you can ask questions from one of the worlds leading carbon designers.
    Free food and drink.

    Ive tried but some of you are total w@nk3rs, if you didnt want to come or if the ride was beneath you why reply ?
    You prove yourself at each entry to any thread im in with your smart @rse replies and ive really tried to accept it but for the love of god your bitter guys.
    I have had to apologise for the fact I can buy a carbon bike and wheels in previous posts just to appease you guys but why ? I work hard, its my choice and im an ok bloke but some of you are beyond help.
    If you dont like it stay away, I would really hate to upset you further.

    I kind of understand it on other threads, but not this one. You're basically inviting everyone to a nice get together with a social ride and free food/drink plus a [potentially] awesome talk, and they're just moaning about it. Oh well.

    And by the way, there's no way I could make it (even though I would absolutely love to).

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    I have no idea what's going on here.
  • ugo.santalucia
    ugo.santalucia Posts: 28,248
    edited March 2013
    VTech wrote:
    Grill wrote:
    Flasher wrote:
    Grill wrote:
    I said I would go if there is a decent ride, and I stand by that (as long as the date doesn't conflict). I just can't stand incessant whining.

    How far is it from Cardiff to Stratford? You could get a nice early start and no excuses.

    Good offer BTW.

    About 110 miles.

    This is what I propose: I will ride to Startford for a noon arrival, go on this 40-60k ride, listen to some dude talk about the best way to layup carbon nuts, eat some food (I assume my dietary requirements will be catered to), and ride back.

    This is on the basis that the date doesn't conflict with other events (24hr, LEL, WCA TT events, etc.).




    The weird thing is, I seriously have a lot of respect for the fact you can m pick out a 300mile ride in a day but haven't you just done exactly what you and a few others have blamed me for doing (although I haven't actually done it in reality) by bragging in what you can do/have capability of ?

    Don't get me wrong, I'm all for being proud of achievements but I chose not to defame people who achieve certain things I or others aspire too. I can't help the fact I have a half decent lifestyle just like you have great capacity to cycle huge distances but lets keep this on an open playing field and be fair about things.

    Cut the crap and push on with the organization... Pick a day... :wink:
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  • metronome
    metronome Posts: 670
    Yeah... my question was probably rhetorical... you see Soya can't spike insulin. That's impossible :)
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