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Cheshire Cat on Sunday - You bothering ???

galatzogalatzo Posts: 1,295
Weather looks awful.
Thinking of getting some bacon on Saturday and having a lie in on Sunday.
What's your plans ?
And anyone know if the dedicated parking (King George's field next to the start at Queens Park) is in a proper car park on on grass ?
Normally in Mallorca this weekend - it's 20 degrees and sunny there !
25th August 2013 12hrs 37mins 52.3 seconds 238km 5500mtrs FYRM Never again.

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  • 1986sv1986sv Posts: 83
    Nah, the george's is a bunch of football pitches with limited hard ground after the entrance. I'm still going, Mow Cop, rain, wind...what's not to like.
  • galatzogalatzo Posts: 1,295
    So you park in a muddy field before you even start ?
    Gets better by the minute !
    25th August 2013 12hrs 37mins 52.3 seconds 238km 5500mtrs FYRM Never again.
  • 1986sv1986sv Posts: 83
    well there's a bit of a car park too, see:

    https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@53.09807 ... Xv--Sg!2e0
  • galatzogalatzo Posts: 1,295
    1986sv wrote:
    well there's a bit of a car park too, see:

    https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@53.09807 ... Xv--Sg!2e0

    Wow !
    25th August 2013 12hrs 37mins 52.3 seconds 238km 5500mtrs FYRM Never again.
  • jackk1992jackk1992 Posts: 141
    Who cares where you park or what the weather does....your on your bike, what its all about :D I'm looking forward to it
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  • galatzogalatzo Posts: 1,295
    jackk1992 wrote:
    Who cares where you park or what the weather does....your on your bike, what its all about :D I'm looking forward to it

    I see you own a mountain bike....
    25th August 2013 12hrs 37mins 52.3 seconds 238km 5500mtrs FYRM Never again.
  • jackk1992jackk1992 Posts: 141
    galatzo wrote:
    jackk1992 wrote:
    Who cares where you park or what the weather does....your on your bike, what its all about :D I'm looking forward to it

    I see you own a mountain bike....

    Of Course!
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    2015 Merida Ride 4000

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  • alanp23alanp23 Posts: 696
    Just been to buy some sealskin socks today and some new waterproof overshoes.

    Up at 5am.

    I must be mad!!!
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  • galatzo wrote:
    Normally in Mallorca this weekend - it's 20 degrees and sunny there !

    There you go, a pic from yesterday's FB post just so you don't miss it too much :)

    Enjoy your lie in.

    alcudia-pollenca-bay.jpg
  • galatzogalatzo Posts: 1,295
    3 weeks on Wednesday !
    Just started raining here at home 40 miles from the Cat start, decision justified I'd say.
    Plus I'll get to watch the boy play footy !
    25th August 2013 12hrs 37mins 52.3 seconds 238km 5500mtrs FYRM Never again.
  • napoleondnapoleond Posts: 18,633
    It's grim out here and the roads are SHOCKING. Why anyone would pay that money to ride on badly maintained, open to the public roads is beyond me :/
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  • sah682sah682 Posts: 33
    Went down to the start was only going to do the short anyway.

    The rain was torrential whilst we stood waiting to go, me and the bloke I was riding with decide to leave and came home, no enjoyment in riding in that.

    Sat at home with a cup of tea :)
  • galatzogalatzo Posts: 1,295
    Happy in the warm watching the pro's struggle in Belgium :D:D
    25th August 2013 12hrs 37mins 52.3 seconds 238km 5500mtrs FYRM Never again.
  • fluff.fluff. Posts: 771
    Ran into some people on this while out, 2hrs was enough for me in that wind & rain. The sideways gusts were no fun atall.
  • alanp23alanp23 Posts: 696
    Did the whole thing yesterday and feeling proper hard today.

    Utterly utterly mad thing to do, but sometimes, stubbornness takes over from common sense! ;)
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  • AndyK2479AndyK2479 Posts: 75
    alanp23 wrote:
    Did the whole thing yesterday and feeling proper hard today.

    Utterly utterly mad thing to do, but sometimes, stubbornness takes over from common sense! ;)


    Same here, 80 miles of what felt like sheer drudgery. Followed by a 220 mile drive home, luckily I had visited friends and family in the days before to break the weekend up.

    Done it twice now, in 2012 it was bibshorts and SS Jersey weather, yesterday was the coldest, wettest, most miserable weather ride I'd been on in years. Not tempted by a 3rd go.
  • SmithsterSmithster Posts: 117
    I've rode most weekends over Winter in all weather, and I must say yesterday was one of the most miserable. It did brighten up after 12.30 on the long route, but by that time I was so cold that it was just a case of keep moving until the end.

    I did get the bonus of a double goody bag at the end due to all the cancellations, which kind of negated the ride fee a little, and oddly enough, those from our club that did the ride really enjoyed it.
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