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By hulver (Sat Sep 26, 2009 at 03:06:14 PM EST) (all tags)
Went out with a bunch of people from another web site, on a ride around the hilly bits.

We saw 7 reservoirs.

It was hilly.

To be honest I was slower than I should have been. I think giving blood on Tuesday might have had something to do with it.

Not that I'm that good up hills anyway.

The weather was fantastic. Sunny and warm. Strines moor was a bit chilly though.

I nearly came off once. I went too fast down a hill, and couldn't stop in time for a corner. I ended up locking the back wheel and sliding off into the grass. No problems though. I stopped on the grass and was fine.

My bike takes some stopping with me on top of it.

T'was great fun. The pub lunch was great. I couldn't finish it. Too many chips. Burger with Bree and bacon. Nom nom. I needed it by the time we stopped.

Nearly 50 miles altogether.

Knackered now. Just drinking a few recovery cans of wife beater.

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Hilly ride | 8 comments (8 topical, 0 hidden)
You cheated on us ... by me0w (4.00 / 5) #1 Sat Sep 26, 2009 at 03:15:42 PM EST
with people from another website?! How could you?!

Horrifying by ucblockhead (4.00 / 3) #5 Sat Sep 26, 2009 at 06:07:40 PM EST
I think his account should be deleted for this betrayal.
[ucblockhead is] useless and subhuman
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*checks hulver's account page* by mrgoat (4.00 / 1) #8 Mon Sep 28, 2009 at 10:32:03 PM EST
Woah. I actually have a button for that.

I always just assumed... y'know, mere editors couldn't nuke superusers.... but, temptation.

--top hat--

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yer drinkin by dev trash (4.00 / 1) #2 Sat Sep 26, 2009 at 03:39:11 PM EST
Bud Light?

I used to belong to a bike club, by muchagecko (2.00 / 0) #3 Sat Sep 26, 2009 at 03:56:08 PM EST
who's motto was 'we ride to eat'.

It was a great club. Seems that your group should adopt the same motto.

A purpose gives you a reason to wake up every morning.
So a purpose is like a box of powdered donut holes?
My Name is Earl

Riding with a group is fun by Herring (2.00 / 0) #4 Sat Sep 26, 2009 at 05:06:04 PM EST
I've been enjoying my Saturday morning 50 mile jaunts with the ACC. Not hilly mind (although I came back with the Box Hill group today). Takes a bit of getting used to though - riding in close formation at speed.

Riding on your own at at your own pace can be nice too, but after a while it gets tedious.

Weather was great today. Started off with arm warmers on, but by about 10:30 they weren't needed anymore.

You can't inspire people with facts
- Small Gods

Heh by hulver (2.00 / 0) #6 Sun Sep 27, 2009 at 04:13:30 AM EST
This was only group riding on the flat.

Up hill they all disappeared, leaving me grinding away to meet them at the top.

Downhill I'd go flying ahead of them, freewheeling all the way.
Cheese is not a hat. - clock

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Bunch riding by Herring (2.00 / 0) #7 Sun Sep 27, 2009 at 09:51:53 AM EST
I don't much care for descending with the bunch. >30mph only inches away from others, and with my mass "advantage" I have to keep feathering the brakes.

Are there any clubs near you? The way ACC operates, there a loads of different speed groups so you can pick a pace. They also divide into groups for practical reasons - when you have 60-120 people turning out, riding as a single bunch would be disruptive to traffic.

You can't inspire people with facts
- Small Gods

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