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 Post subject: Re: On the road today...
PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 2:14 am 
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I think you should go back and take a photo from the top of that tower :wink:


Did back in June 2011... As it was freezing that day (Four degrees celcius on the summit) I ended climbing up and down in my cleats! No way was I going to walk up the steel structure in bare feet...

View from the tower.

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I can see ma house from here!!
Roache Grange- a lovely climb (not) :lol:

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Here's a snap from the sign-on for the GS Henley reliability ride yesterday morning. Reliability rides are a pre-season thing in the UK, the idea being that you sign up to ride a specific route in a specific time and 'win' by being closest to that time. I guess their meaning has shifted over the years and nowadays most people treat them as a fast-paced clubrun. The 90km route went off to the north of Henley through the Chilterns and into S Oxfordshire and was a good blast despite cold and grey weather. Ostensibly in a 3hr10 group I completed in 2hr52, the fastest group took 2hr40. Legs a bit sore today.

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Similar to the one above, the sign-in line for the 320 Km brevet ride from north of Athens to Atalanti and back, completed in 12 hours 23 min.



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Not my taste of a view but had to carry tools, spare tubes, food, emergency pack etc...


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broke out the mountain bike this morning and got some dirt action in before work.

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Saturday turned out an interesting ride that was fairly dynamic in weather and air conditions. On Friday my ride partner (and teammate) opted to move our 150mi loop to next week and keep things local instead because I'm currently suffering from a nasty cold, making a shorter ride in order. So we hit up an oft used 115mile/11,000ft route. Temperatures started off chilly at 50°F. Cutting through the San Gabriel Mountains found temperatures in the upper 80's with a humidity in the single digits. Once on the other side in Acton, things were muggy stifling with a high humidity. Back over, the reverse, only to be welcomed into the smoggy heat of the San Fernando Valley. Salvation came at dusk when we hopped over the Hollywood Hills into WestLA, where the weather is comparatively ideal. Throughout the ride everyone we met was very friendly, welcoming, and pleasant. A few spare bottles of water were given by a construction crew at the top of Angeles Forest, vehicles descending into the canyons were very accommodating. Great day, good karma, but I'm still very sick. *cough cough*

Pic taken at the top of Angeles Forest, looking back.

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Drove north, and rode in Makoy's neck of the woods.

Rode by the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant. It cost $2.3B to build when it was finished in 1984 and mothballed eversince. It costs about $1M to maintain each year.

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Rode up to Mt Samat. There's a shrine above to comemorate American and Filipino soldiers of WW2 .

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commuting this morning in some sun!

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GASer wrote:
Similar to the one above, the sign-in line for the 320 Km brevet ride from north of Athens to Atalanti and back, completed in 12 hours 23 min.


Do you all work in construction sites or something? :P

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astranoc wrote:
GASer wrote:
Similar to the one above, the sign-in line for the 320 Km brevet ride from north of Athens to Atalanti and back, completed in 12 hours 23 min.


Do you all work in construction sites or something? :P



Not in my taste either but rules are rules! :roll:

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Must be a market for cycling specific/brevet approved reflex vests. Anyone but Rapha doing it? http://www.rapha.cc/brevet-jersey

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 Post subject: Re: On the road today...
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GASer, but given the length of the ride, and the time of year, some of the ride was in the dark, correct? Hence the rules, perhaps?


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More sunshine :)

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GASer wrote:
Not in my taste either but rules are rules! :roll:


Sorry taking this a bit offtopic, but really? You must wear those things in order to take part in the event? :noidea:

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First remotely warm day of 2013 here, so of course made the most of it and knocked off work early.

Amusing example of nature reclaiming what was once hers, not seen every day in the UK:

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