HOT: Active* forum members generally gain 5% discount at starbike.com store!
Weight Weenies
* FAQ    * Search    * Trending Topics
* Login   * Register
HOME Listings Articles FAQ Contact About




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 16 posts ] 
Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2008 1:46 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Jul 20, 2007 8:54 pm
Posts: 120
Location: Ecosse
Obviously a bit UK-centric i know but give us a shout if you are...

_________________
"You are only limited by fear and even that can be overcome..." Seth Morrison


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2008 3:31 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Nov 15, 2006 10:01 pm
Posts: 2914
Location: london
yes be on my 595 although probably just on my clinchers! will be in kingston wheelers kit and probably pink radars so come say hello!!
tikka

_________________
:)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
Posted: Wed May 28, 2008 3:31 pm 


Top
  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2008 3:40 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Apr 25, 2007 10:23 am
Posts: 665
Location: Pack filler
Haven't entered but might be at Gun to give everyone a shout.
Hope your all prepared for Winnatts; thats a proper bank for southern softies :wink:

_________________
Official cafe stop tester


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2008 4:56 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Jul 20, 2007 8:54 pm
Posts: 120
Location: Ecosse
Cool, will be on my SLC01 astana riding with a guy on a t-mobile giant and two guys on custom parlee rigs...one of them is particularly special and very very WW. LOL. See you there.

_________________
"You are only limited by fear and even that can be overcome..." Seth Morrison


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2008 9:44 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 23, 2007 11:22 am
Posts: 3657
Location: Leg hurty
Evidently I'm going, a last minute thing, but I'll be there on an old shitter C40 with Lews.
See you guys on sunday. :)

_________________
Pedalling Law Student.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2008 11:33 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Nov 15, 2006 10:01 pm
Posts: 2914
Location: london
yea legs has taken my place as my knees fooked!!
tikka

_________________
:)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat May 31, 2008 10:19 am 
Offline

Joined: Fri Jul 20, 2007 8:54 pm
Posts: 120
Location: Ecosse
shame that, thought it would be a proper WW outing! Still, be nice to see some Lews...

_________________
"You are only limited by fear and even that can be overcome..." Seth Morrison


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 8:54 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Nov 05, 2003 7:27 pm
Posts: 2506
Location: Manchester, UK
I bet you all got a right soaking :cry:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 9:14 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 23, 2007 11:22 am
Posts: 3657
Location: Leg hurty
Bloody ell, it was grim as you like, absolutely pooring with rain all the way, and cold too.
After about 50 miles I was really very cold and having trouble getting a decent grip on the bars.
One of the toughest days on the bike I have ever had. :cry:

_________________
Pedalling Law Student.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 9:28 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Nov 05, 2003 7:27 pm
Posts: 2506
Location: Manchester, UK
Busy roads too? they organise another later on in the year. Its a much nicer course. Equally challenging but quieter country lanes.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 10:23 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Apr 25, 2007 10:23 am
Posts: 665
Location: Pack filler
Bad weather??
It was good for June oop here
At least it wasn't cold
:lol:
Hope you enjoyed my locale, and like NS says, the spud riley is a far better route

_________________
Official cafe stop tester


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 4:07 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Feb 26, 2008 5:07 pm
Posts: 29
Location: Wish I was in the West
I brightly went out without a coat or leggings. I then stopped for aboutr half an hour in the rain at the top of the cat as 2 cyclists got mowed down by a car. I hope they are OK but don't know how to find out. I managed to scrounge a bin bag at the first stop but by then had a bent link and no chain tool so did the last 70 miles frozen and alone. Got lost after gun hill and did 29 miles after the 20 miles to go sign. Out for over 8 hours. Had to stop in kwikfit in glossop to beg some GT85 for link (didn't work). At bike shop in hope who would neither lend me link tool nor help me fix link (even though I explained that I also own a share in a bike shop), and finally do a lap of Buxton on the way back trying to find a bike shop for someone who's tyre had shredde (closed).
Utterly miserable day. Very very hard.
Knackered.
Glad to have dug it out though.
If anyone knows how the two cyclists hit by the car are?

_________________
Going into the West.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 6:19 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 23, 2007 11:22 am
Posts: 3657
Location: Leg hurty
Hopefully they are going to be ok, I didn't see the accident but given the conditions it was pretty dangerous up the top of the Cat and Fiddle, it was like riding up a river wasn't it?
Speaking to the organiser after, he seemed to be under the impression that although pretty shaken up the two riders were ok, not sure though.
Anyone confirm this?

_________________
Pedalling Law Student.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Jun 07, 2008 7:52 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Jul 20, 2007 8:54 pm
Posts: 120
Location: Ecosse
Well done on carrying on...I binned it at 30 miles... spent almost 40 minutes standing on top of Cat and then Longhill waiting on a friend's replacement bike to arrive after an 'incident' on the Cat. After descending Cat I could barely control the bike i was so cold and wet, jumped in a car and home to a nice warm shower. Don't know what crap was on the roads on Sunday but I have some severe corrosion issues on almost every metal bit on my bike...not good.

_________________
"You are only limited by fear and even that can be overcome..." Seth Morrison


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
Posted: Sat Jun 07, 2008 7:52 pm 


Top
  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 10:28 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Feb 26, 2008 5:07 pm
Posts: 29
Location: Wish I was in the West
I started to lose control descending into glossop because i was shivering. It was actually a bit scary. The bike was all over the place and I couldn't stop the shaking. By then I was in "just over the snake, then up winnat's etc. mode and ploughed on. Not sure it was good for my health though. I definitely had old Samuel Beckett's lines running through my head " I can't go on, I must go on, I'll go on"
Didn't go out this Sunday. What great weather though.

_________________
Going into the West.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 16 posts ] 
Go to page 1, 2  Next


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: glepore, Permon and 6 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

   Similar Topics   Author   Replies   Views   Last post 
There are no new unread posts for this topic. Viper Verbier "polka"

in Introduce Yourself / Gallery - Please use metric weights.

jbosx

0

705

Tue May 06, 2014 7:08 pm

jbosx View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. New ride in time for long weekend

in Introduce Yourself / Gallery - Please use metric weights.

v0coder

6

1057

Fri May 30, 2014 2:58 pm

paradawt View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Challenge Chicane

in Cyclocross / Touring

vcnz

3

559

Mon Nov 11, 2013 6:21 pm

vcnz View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. How many watched USA Pro Challenge?

[ Go to page: 1, 2 ]

in Cycle Chat

kbbpll

17

721

Sat Oct 05, 2013 7:19 am

seanblurr View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Everest Challenge

[ Go to page: 1, 2 ]

in Cycle Chat

eric

17

994

Thu Aug 29, 2013 10:26 pm

eric View the latest post


It is currently Sat Jul 26, 2014 1:03 pm

All times are UTC + 1 hour




Advertising   –  FAQ   –  Contact   –  Convert   –  About

© Weight Weenies 2000-2013
hosted by starbike.com


How to get rid of these ads? Just register!


Powered by phpBB