Sorry chaps, stuck at work
Whitwick / Coalville / NW Leicestershire Riders
Hopefully see a few of you in the Curzon. At least I can listen to what its like to ride a bike.
Rob. No worries fella, it happens to all of us at some point.
Rascal. Hope we didn't do you over. We waited until 7-10pm and I tried calling you. Hope sods law didn't see you turn up at 7-11pm.
Good ride tonight chaps. I am broken, though! Now sleep beckons.....
Well done for keeping it moving chaps. 99% making it happen next week.
Danny, the food was top notch, no gratin though.
Good ride tonight. Didn't realise there were so many routes round swithland wood.
Yep, good ride, nice to be out again.
Sorry for my puncture issues, I'll sort you a tube next week Jez.
Thought I'd post this as quick as possible so that if anyone is interested they can try to make arrangements.
I've managed to wangle (from work and home) a biking day. Thought I'd head up to the peaks to do either the Jacobs Ladder route or re attempt an epic of hardship and suffering from a couple of years back.
Anyhow, the date is Friday 20th December if anyone is interested.
See you next Wednesday evening.
A bit quiet on this thread isn't it?
Meet tomorrow evening - Man Within Compass (Rag n Mop) car park at 7pm alright with everyone?
See you there/then?
Sounds like a good plan to me - see you tomorrow
Sorry that I have been so inactive since the Peaks ride but things have conspired against me each week since.
Tomorrow may be no different as I have a horrible bout of man flu that I just cant shake.
Im chomping at the bit to get out soon though.
Sorry to hear about your man flu, such a terrible affliction that is made worse by the fact that women just can't empathise.
So,is anyone else out tonight?
Danny - if you are still riding i will be at Man Within Compass by 7
Yes - I'll see you there - everyone else seems to be playing 'secret santa' - or maybe not wanting to jinx it by saying they are coming(?)
Anyhow see you at 7pm.
I'm going to miss it yet again I'm afraid. The knee has now had the doctor's recommended amount of rest but I'm now suffering with a
coldsevere case of man flu. Hopefully I'll be recovered enough and will find time for a short ride at the weekend to see how the knee is, and might make next week's ride. I might have to skip the Weds after though...
Have fun out there!
Muddyfool - you do know that it is lack of riding that has caused your man flu, don't you?
Dr Danny would prescribe a two hour night ride followed by a pint of ale - to be taken once per week.
That should see you right.
A good ride last night - just the three of us (jez, bob and I). Strangely it was a lot clartier in places than I'd expected - a few sideways moments, but nothing too lethal. My bike and clothes were crapped up pretty well by the end.
Apologies to fatbob for not informing him in advance that my line choice at night is frankly pants! I like to think I'm OK in the daylight, but the lights seem to draw my vision in to a foot square beam about twenty yards down the track. Still, no injuries, or crashes (one near miss for me) or mechanicals - let this be the standard!
See you next Wednesday evening - village car park Woodhouse Eaves 7pm.
If anyone can get a day off next Friday (20th) I will be heading to the Peaks (as previously advertised on here).
Well done for keeping it going chaps, glad you had a good one.
I will be out next week, just had a new Reverb delivered today so itching to give it a whirl.
Muddy, I reckon Danny has a point on the old man flu front, I feel quite shite after a non riding 2 weeks.
You're probably right, I definitely felt less energetic even before the manflu kicked in... Hopefully will be back out there again soon. It's been over a month since I rode so that had better be long enough or I'll be having words with the doctor that told me rest is all I need...
Also glad to see you guys are keeping it going, I miss the Wednesday night rides but I reckon I'll be lagging behind a lot by the time I do get back out!
Good ride again followed by a refreshing pint of ale.
Right then chaps...
Who will be making it out to woodhouse this week?
I am desperate to get out and im hoping a new light is delivered in time.
I will be out tomorrow, get a last night ride in before the Christams!
Yep, see you there unless I go back to work tomorrow (had a day off today) and find that I've been stitched up.
Even if I have, it's unlikely it would delay me enough not to make 7pm, so most likely I'll see you there!
Was hoping to make it, but got told this afternoon that tomorrow I have to cover someone pulling a sickie (probably) at one of our clients...in beautiful Coventry
Extremely doubtful I'll be back in time so gonna rule myself out - yet again.
My lights are proving to be a worthwhile acquisation!
Have a good ride boys - no tumbling over any yuletide logs ho ho ho!
PS Danny - saw your Bogtrotters response - I think you mentioned DSM (or similar) - what's that?
Distinguished Service Medal. A Victoria cross was a possibility, but it wasn't 'in the face of the enemy' (there were no walkers around)!
Anyhow, not good to hear that your work are still screwing you over on a regular basis
Handed notice in...moving on - so you might see more of me in the new year.
Gotta get fit first though
Dont suppose anyone has a torx t25 they could bring?
Reverb remote annoyingly uses one .
Scandal - should have one on my multi - if I remember I'll have a look before riding down.......
Unfortunately I'm busy tonight so won't be out
Have a good ride, see you after Christmas and New Year,(unless anyone is out in-between)
Scandal - I will have a t25 with me in case danny doesn't have one.
Sounds like it could be building up for a bit of a wet n windy one, all adds to the fun!
Looks like my light has not arrived so I will be riding with a very makeshift helmet set-up that I am hoping lasts the distance (probably wont)
Also still have blocked sinus issues so apologies in advance for plodding along at the back holding you up.
Wind is building as we speak
Don't think i will be-able to make it tonight as im a bit busy.Its given out gales and heavy rain anyway. And don't think its an excuse because its my round for the drinks. Lol.
Guess we wont be going next wednesday. Don't think the wife's would let us go somehow. We will probebly be to bloated and pissed by 7pm anyway.
Just putting this out there now in case you see it.
Not 100% for tonight
If I'm not there by 5 past go without. Feeling shitter as the day has gone on, I've had the same cold for about 2 bloody weeks and started to feel worse today.
So pissed off, although you pair will be able to ride freely without me (not biked in 3 weeks)
Well, Bob and I had an interesting bike ride this evening. No mechanicals, thankfully, but Bob's bar light did go into 'disco' mode about halfway around. He still did a bloody good job of riding using only a helmet light, though. And on a rigid singlespeed!
To say the weather was 'challenging' wouldn't really do it justice. At one point, at the top of and coming down from a well-known local hill, I would say the weather became 'extreme'. I can remember only one occasion on which rain hitting my face and eyes has hurt more. I would say the gusts were probably 50mph ish, and with driving rain, it certainly built a little extra character. Anyhow, still two good hours of riding, and we didn't see a single soul other than in cars. So the Wednesday evening ride was kept going. Over to the rest of you for next Wednesday...........
We didn't bother with the pub, it would have been embarrassing.
Scandal, if you are feeling a bit iffy, it was a good one to miss!
Keep your eyes peeled for stuff on here about the next ride. Let's start the new year as we mean to go on.
Fair play to you both! You would have def earned your ale tonight.
I hope to get a bit of biking mojo back in 2014 and should be able to make a few more rides.
Will be in south Wales next Weds (is there something happening that day?) but may be up for a NYD ride - maybe even during the day?? Like you say, start us we mean to go on!
Looked outside about 7.30 ish and felt for you pair.
Well done for completing the ride in that weather.
I felt shit and seeing the weather building forced my hand, im starting to think its a chest infection or something as its hanging around for weeks.
Hoping to clear up in the coming days and get out on Sunday, possibly for a sunrise ride over your way.
Good stuff chaps
I wouldn't normally consider myself a fair weather rider but I think last night would've been too much even without the never-ending cold and dodgy knee. Well done for getting out there!
Oh wait, you didn't go to the pub after? Disqualified for failing to complete the course, I'm afraid.
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