Commuting Chat rides 2016

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  • menthel
    menthel Posts: 2,484
    hopkinb wrote:
    menthel wrote:
    hopkinb wrote:
    menthel wrote:
    I still have next week in the diary. Is anyone joining me?
    Yep, as long as I'm back home by 11.30.

    Ok- sounds like no stopping for a relaxing coffee then!

    And seriously, don't expect me to be going anywhere fast.

    I had written "bike ride a.m." on the calendar. Being something of a literalist, my other half has therefore booked a family lunch at Cannizaro House for 12.30.

    I'm quite able to leave an hour earlier, so 8 a.m start, 3 or so hours riding plus half an hour coffee stop. All I really need to do is jump in the shower and then jump in the car when I get back, so 11.30 isn't set in stone.

    I wasn't expecting to be going anywhere fast either!

    Shall we say 8.30 if that is ok with everyone? Afternoon time to ingratiate myself with the family often leads to more riding time!
    RIP commute...
    Sometimes seen bimbling around on a purple Fratello Disc or black and red Aprire Vincenza.
  • menthel
    menthel Posts: 2,484
    Two routes for your perusal:

    Box Hill alone (59km) https://ridewithgps.com/routes/12131490

    Box hill and Ranmore (67km) https://ridewithgps.com/routes/12130802
    RIP commute...
    Sometimes seen bimbling around on a purple Fratello Disc or black and red Aprire Vincenza.
  • hopkinb
    hopkinb Posts: 7,129
    The second one - I need more practice going up!
  • menthel
    menthel Posts: 2,484
    hopkinb wrote:
    The second one - I need more practice going up!

    Ok! I had better book myself in for some liposuction before Sunday then! ;)
    RIP commute...
    Sometimes seen bimbling around on a purple Fratello Disc or black and red Aprire Vincenza.
  • hopkinb
    hopkinb Posts: 7,129
    I'm also "carrying winter weight".
  • menthel
    menthel Posts: 2,484
    I wish it was just winter weight!
    RIP commute...
    Sometimes seen bimbling around on a purple Fratello Disc or black and red Aprire Vincenza.
  • ugo.santalucia
    ugo.santalucia Posts: 28,230
    menthel wrote:
    Two routes for your perusal:

    Box Hill alone (59km) https://ridewithgps.com/routes/12131490

    Box hill and Ranmore (67km) https://ridewithgps.com/routes/12130802

    Aubisque AND Tourmalet????? :shock: :lol:
    left the forum March 2023
  • hopkinb
    hopkinb Posts: 7,129
    menthel wrote:
    Two routes for your perusal:

    Box Hill alone (59km) https://ridewithgps.com/routes/12131490

    Box hill and Ranmore (67km) https://ridewithgps.com/routes/12130802

    Aubisque AND Tourmalet????? :shock: :lol:

    It will feel like that for a fatty like me!! :oops:

    @menthel - lunch is actually 1.30 so we have a bit longer to take on cake. Looking forward to this.
  • menthel
    menthel Posts: 2,484
    See you at the station! 8.30 or 9?
    RIP commute...
    Sometimes seen bimbling around on a purple Fratello Disc or black and red Aprire Vincenza.
  • hopkinb
    hopkinb Posts: 7,129
    menthel wrote:
    See you at the station! 8.30 or 9?
    Let's split the difference, 8.45 at RP station.
  • menthel
    menthel Posts: 2,484
    hopkinb wrote:
    menthel wrote:
    See you at the station! 8.30 or 9?
    Let's split the difference, 8.45 at RP station.

    Deal!
    RIP commute...
    Sometimes seen bimbling around on a purple Fratello Disc or black and red Aprire Vincenza.
  • menthel
    menthel Posts: 2,484
    Nice ride, really enjoyed that. And we got in two coffee stops!
    RIP commute...
    Sometimes seen bimbling around on a purple Fratello Disc or black and red Aprire Vincenza.
  • veronese68
    veronese68 Posts: 27,289
    Some of us needed two coffee stops! Thoroughly enjoyed the ride, thank you.
    Just been to the pub round the corner for a roast. Might fall asleep now.
  • hopkinb
    hopkinb Posts: 7,129
    Thirded. Most enjoyable ride. Massive lunch was most welcome. Thanks for organising menthel.
  • menthel
    menthel Posts: 2,484
    The good company helped! I have eaten my own body weight in Korean food for lunch. I may allow myself a beer later...
    RIP commute...
    Sometimes seen bimbling around on a purple Fratello Disc or black and red Aprire Vincenza.
  • mtb-idle
    mtb-idle Posts: 2,179
    sounds good and i may have joined you except that I had my own ride planned for Sunday, Epsom to Brighton and back. A nice little 100 miler. Was cold but dry.

    I plan on doing this next month too, anyone up for joining me? Epsom is circa 9 miles from Clapham Common so pretty easy to get to.

    Here's a video to give you an idea of the riding

    Tomorrow Will Do

    We don't go balls out, just a nice steady 15 mph average
    FCN = 4
  • veronese68
    veronese68 Posts: 27,289
    MTB-Idle wrote:
    I plan on doing this next month too, anyone up for joining me? Epsom is circa 9 miles from Clapham Common so pretty easy to get to.
    Looks good but doubt I'd manage the poor state I'm in at the moment. Keep us posted though.
  • mtb-idle
    mtb-idle Posts: 2,179
    will do
    FCN = 4
  • mtb-idle
    mtb-idle Posts: 2,179
    anyone at home for half-term but bored of the kids already? It's dry and sunny all day tomorrow. Could do a Brighton and back if there's any interest.
    FCN = 4
  • mtb-idle
    mtb-idle Posts: 2,179
    c'mon all you hipsters

    tumblr_mmu321IES41r5c792o1_400.gif
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  • veronese68
    veronese68 Posts: 27,289
    That really is very creepy, back at work unfortunately.
  • mtb-idle
    mtb-idle Posts: 2,179
    okay, and accepting that less than 12 hours notice is probably not enough for most, same offer for Thursday, weather is looking the same (just a headwind home instead).
    FCN = 4
  • menthel
    menthel Posts: 2,484
    If only- work beckons!
    RIP commute...
    Sometimes seen bimbling around on a purple Fratello Disc or black and red Aprire Vincenza.
  • mtb-idle
    mtb-idle Posts: 2,179
    ok, forget Wednesday, I'm off MTB'ing instead.

    Thursday offer still open if anyone interested.
    FCN = 4
  • ugo.santalucia
    ugo.santalucia Posts: 28,230
    menthel wrote:
    Nice ride, really enjoyed that. And we got in two coffee stops!

    That's not bad, but a far cry from this in 20 degrees sunshine... mind you I had one full gel along the way to gorge on... :wink:

    https://www.strava.com/routes/4491266
    left the forum March 2023
  • mtb-idle
    mtb-idle Posts: 2,179
    This is a nice potential route

    Leith Hill Octopus

    Strava route
    FCN = 4
  • menthel
    menthel Posts: 2,484
    The octopus is a beast!
    RIP commute...
    Sometimes seen bimbling around on a purple Fratello Disc or black and red Aprire Vincenza.
  • mtb-idle
    mtb-idle Posts: 2,179
    menthel wrote:
    The octopus is a beast!

    Errr....technically I think it's a cephalopod :wink:
    FCN = 4
  • smokey_bacon
    smokey_bacon Posts: 1,639
    Now that is my kind of route!