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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 9:36 pm 
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Sorry. didn't mean to sound like that.

Still struggling on Windcheetah, anyhow. Last week stopped at roadside 4 miles from home, and wondered how on earth I'd get back!

Hopefully will get in a few miles before then (some long rides planned) so might be ready come June, though I'll still need you all for a tow!


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 3:36 pm 
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I've managed to gather 3 others + me that makes 4.......and maybe more.


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PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2011 2:54 pm 
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Got two more in addition to Scoosh.

So we've got Will, possibly me, Mr 86 (?), Munky (?), possibly this chap I met on the train the other day, recombodna and friends, Scoosh, Just Jim +1.

Holy crap.

That's almost Armageddon!

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PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2011 12:29 am 
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I've got a feeling justjim + 1 is me and my pal jim but you never know with these internet user names.


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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2011 9:41 pm 
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I know I’ve had long enough to think about it, but it’s beginning to dawn on me that 18th June isn’t that far away, and I really need to work out the logistics of this one.

Last time I drove down to St Andrews on the Friday, pitched my tent, and attempted to have an early night and a long lie; plans which were thwarted somewhat by noisy campers and a scorching sun! :c+cool: On the Saturday I cycled to Leuchars around lunchtime, and caught the train to Edinburgh, changed for Glasgow, then changed again for Dumbarton.

The problem is that this year, my bike is no more. I’m going to have to ride something else. I have a few choices, but I’ve been mainly riding a recumbent trike for the past few months, and although I’m still not comfortable on it, I think I could just about go the distance. The main problem is that I really don’t know if I’d be ‘allowed’ to take it on the trains. Also, from what I remember of last time, I had to do some platform crossing, which wouldn’t be particularly easy whilst wearing cleats and carrying a trike. Can anyone offer any insight into the feasibility of taking the trike across Scotland on trains…?

Another option would be to take a rusty Moulton which I’ve just bought. However, it’s not on the road yet – I’m trying to straighten the chainring, and I need to order some wheel bits, and have wheels built (planning to have one of those Sachs Duomatic hubs – 2speed with back-pedal change, and coaster brake). Aside from my soft backside not having had any saddle time for months, I worry that a 1960’s ‘shopper’ might not be the best bike for the ride, and that I could get left behind. :-({|=

Another option is beginning to dawn on me… My parents are going to house-sit for my Aunty and Uncle in Erskine that weekend. So, I could drive down to Erskine, leave the trike there, then drive to St. Andrews, pitch my tent, then get the train back to Erskine, then cycle to Dumbarton. How far is it from Erskine to Dumbarton, and would I be allowed on the M8…? :bike:


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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2011 10:42 pm 
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The trike will definitely be a goer for the ride - you're sitting down, after all! :) (I've only been on one once, but it turned into a century by the end of the ride and that was with nil prep; I also have had plenty of 60s moultons (refurbing them was a 6th form cult thing we had going) and, er, yeah, rather you than me!)

Best bet with trains is to talk to the trainy people, because a trike is big and weird so it may well fall outside their cycles policy.

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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 3:51 pm 
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I guess I'm just going to have to blag the ride again, rather than be fit.

I'm up for the "Check if Sam works" 50-70 miler. :)


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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 9:19 pm 
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AndyGates wrote:
I've only been on one once, but it turned into a century by the end of the ride and that was with nil prep


You're obviously a natural. I've put a good few miles in on the trike now, and it's still pure torture (and slow).

Will, if you can blag half as well as you did last time, you'll be fine!


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PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2011 1:05 pm 
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Rev Will wrote:
I guess I'm just going to have to blag the ride again, rather than be fit.

I'm up for the "Check if Sam works" 50-70 miler. :)


Oh hush, you. You're not fooling anyone :roll: .

I was contemplating going out with the CC Ecosse mob this weekend, for their Loch Leven circular, but for the first time ever have the dreadful feeling that I wouldn't be able to keep up with a bunch of blokes hooning it around, so I'm having second thoughts. Especially with the wind forecast.

I might just pootle along to my parents' (tailwind!) because I haven't seen them since the wedding, and then get a train back from Cupar.

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PostPosted: Fri May 27, 2011 10:50 am 
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Having ridden through some epic weather yesterday (water almost to the BB in places, with buses steaming past with bow waves), I am sooooooo glad that I am otherwise engaged, and not available to slow you lot down on this ride.

Chapeau to the whole lot of you for even turning up, never mind actually riding the beast.

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After considerable thought, this year's Dumb Run will be brought to you by the power of

Kenny Loggins

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Raving Rabbids

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and the words BANANA and PAPPLE.

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OK. I'm about to do this year's route sheet in prep for lamination.

Only a week to go! I've already started looking out the glow sticks...

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 12, 2011 10:17 pm 
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Ooh, good point, the glowsticks my bruv gave me can finally get used!

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 2:59 pm 
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Frood has suggested a trip to the Vue at Ocean Terminal for the late night showing of X-Men on Friday as part of the body-clock-resetting shenanigans. Might be a goer. Unless they have a late night Pirates showing, which would be better. Let me know if you're interested.

Also, if Embra peeps want a small bag taken to the finish with spare shorts/swimmies/towel/jumper/Kinder surprise/whatever then let me know and I'll do my best to meet you somewhere this week and pick it up.

Anyone who is definitely coming and DOESN'T have my mobile number please PM me.

Ta.

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