Winter training rides in Kent and Surrey

Between October and March

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Bouncing Barlist    pirate
18/10/2011 at 22:04
If Smithy is busy, im happy to arrange location & routes for the rides I can make it to.

8th Oct

9th Oct
Saffers

16th Oct
Ferret
Soup Dragon
Trogs
Dustboy (provisional)

12th Nov (same day as Ballbuster)
Saffers
Ditchy
Barley

19th Nov
Saffers
Ditchy
Ferret
Soup Dragon
Trogs
Dustboy (provisional)
P Siggy & Siggy's Valet Benno!! (Provisional)
Barley

20th Nov
Ditchy
Ferret

26th Nov (non London Piratey Xmas do?)
Saffers
Ditchy

27th Nov

4th Dec
Ditchy
Ferret

5th Dec
Ferret

11th Dec
Ferret

M...eldy    pirate
18/10/2011 at 22:06
So am I but they would involve the Chilterns 
Dustboy    pirate
18/10/2011 at 23:58
19th November is looking good if we can persuade his Smiffiness to beast us.

A good day to die (metaphorically)

Oh great one, would you please lead us into verticality.

Melds, PSC & Plum, OC, SB, can you make it? Coach Bassos will think it is a flat downhill now though.

I'll tip off Lord H & Cordon Crash, both of whom have zapped up Barhatch recently, bastards.
PSC    pirate
19/10/2011 at 06:40
DB... nope, not that weekend I'm afraid.  Got stuff arranged already.
19/10/2011 at 08:26
Any more beginner-ish rides planned?  I think going straight into a vertical climb after only really doing commuter riding might scare me off!
Bouncing Barlist    pirate
19/10/2011 at 08:41
Nah youll be alright
Bouncing Barlist    pirate
19/10/2011 at 08:42
We'll look after you, there rides are easy pace with stops and no pressure.
19/10/2011 at 09:01

hmmm... well, i suppose ill never know unless i try!  Think 19th November should be ok. 

No rides this weekend?  I'll maybe try and cycle round in a few circles and clock up some miles...

Golden Boots    pirate
19/10/2011 at 10:44
Hopefully I will be living in Weest London by then (if I ever manage to find somewhere to live which should make something like this much more easily accessible, so for the time being please put me down on the 19th. Non planned on the 6th Nov? I'm ballbusting (quite literally) so can't do the 12th
19/10/2011 at 10:54
I believe his Smiffyness is currently on vacation.  The dates suggested were to fit in with his shift schedule, nothing to stop "us" arranging things for other dates.  I can't do this weekend though.
Nicko. Hdau    pirate
19/10/2011 at 14:04

12th Nov (same day as Ballbuster)
Saffers
Ditchy
Barley

19th Nov
Saffers
Ditchy
Ferret
Soup Dragon
Trogs
Dustboy (provisional)
P Siggy & Siggy's Valet Benno!! (Provisional)
Barley
Nicko
Golden Boots
Katiecom


20th Nov
Ditchy
Ferret

26th Nov (non London Piratey Xmas do?)
Saffers
Ditchy

27th Nov

4th Dec
Ditchy
Ferret

5th Dec
Ferret

11th Dec
Ferret

Dustboy    pirate
26/10/2011 at 21:53
Just bouncing this to point to the Lord H thread this Saturday if you can make it. 10.30 start. Includes Winterfold upflat.
27/10/2011 at 01:06

I've just googled Winterfold and wish I hadn't cos it came up with this:

Further to the west, Winterfold Hill offers a serious, testing 21% gradient.

Dustboy    pirate
27/10/2011 at 09:13
Only 1% more than you have already SUCCESSFULLY done dear!
Dustboy    pirate
06/11/2011 at 23:34
Just bouncing coz am looking to do "The Crease" (don't ask) next Saturday morning.

About 30 miles, 500M climbing overall, nothing you have to get out of the saddle for, loads of wide sweet good shallow downhill. Good roads, few miles on an A road, bit of residential. Includes the Western bit of the Surrey Rumble (backwards).

Start about 09.30 Pirbright Village Green Hall (google it) car park, free parking,no burgers but a couple of pubs on the green for afters (idyllic Midsomer type village Green with cricket pitch, duck pond & 2 pubs which do food)

Aiming for consistent pace rather than stop start, but at pace of slowest rider coz I am nice like that.

This route will be forming the base for my Outlaw training in multiple laps, so if you fancy trying out a 30 mile lap with a view to upping it later in the training to 2 or 3 (or 4 ouch), then come out to play.

Couple of bale out points available to cut route (if necessary). Couple of shops on way for refuel if necessary and a piss point if you need it.

As they are "bigger" roads, should be OK with a waterproof on if it rains etc. No spindly little track type road with 3 inches of leaves on. Well, there shouldn't be.

Any fun lovers wanna play?
Dustboy    pirate
06/11/2011 at 23:41
PS, not very good at this but as people seem to ask,

Log in to your Garmin account and look up Dustboy's Crease
07/11/2011 at 08:04
Dustboy  wrote (see)
Log in to your Garmin account and look up Dustboy's Crease

07/11/2011 at 16:43
Dustboy's Crease?!! Is that something like 'Builders Bottom'?!!
Dustboy    pirate
07/11/2011 at 17:04

I didn't name it! Lord H did. Now that beggars a question!

I'll take the overwhelming response to mean my long lonely winter training has started

And as for the average 16.2mph recorded by my Garmin for the route, I wondered why my legs hurt. Ain't never been that fast before!

07/11/2011 at 17:21
Can't do Saturday DB - not got the car and going to Swindon on the choo choo train to do a ride with Schmunks and bouncy bunney.  But maybe another time, tho can't bring myself to say I'm riding a crease.
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