2007-05-27 - Let's ride to Southend and then out into the sea

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  • Im trying to arrange a long distance ride for the next bank holiday that is on monday 28th so on sunday would be nice to go for a long distance ride.
    London to Brighton was amazing so lets do again, to another place now.
    I suggest London to Cambridge because its to another direction, almost the same distance, if we don`t get lost its going to be 55 miles.
    Hope someone else will find this idea good and lets go!!!
    Im almost sure that Roberto is going!!! Who else??
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  • im up for it, i wont be on a fixie tho.

  • cool , sure don`t need to be on a fixie..
    can be single speed or road bike ;)
    if its RAINING forget about, Im not sugar but I had enough rain last week and this week...

    invite your friends and lets go!!

  • I thought we were off to Southend that day?

    I love the idea of a tour of piers. Especially as Southend has a bloody long pier that we could ride out on.

  • for me can be to southend on sea, so will be **London to Southend on Sea **

    by the AA webpage its about 40 miles ...
    London to Southend on Sea

    so Sunday 27th London Seven Dials to Southend On Sea 9am...

  • wow thats a long pier....i wanna ride it

  • what would happen then, would we ride there and trian back or ride both ways?
    whats the pace like on these kind of rides? this is going to be my first long distance ride in ages so im not to sure what to expect...

  • Oh Essex, my beloved! My hometown is half way between london and southend on sea. I use to be in southend all the time when I was a skateboarder. The Pier is extremely long we could hold some comps there, sprints skids wheelies. I can promote it on fixedgearlondon. Do you guys want to make some t-shirts and spoke cards for it?

  • i'm in i think i'll go for freewheel if it's hilly coz in the LDN2Brighton i ripped a muscle in my leg at about the 55th mile, but if it's kinda flat i'll be FIXED
    my hand is up for Southend by the way

  • I'm in too - loved L2B and up for more of the same. If we follow the country village route a la the annual BHF London-2-Southend then it works out about 58 miles I think. Don't fancy crappy A roads the whole way. Will try post a suggested route tomorrow.

  • I'm interested.. could make change from weekly club run. Not sure about doing it on track bike though - I like my hydration..

  • i'm in rain willing

  • i'm down

  • I'm willing if my mates party is on the sat not the sun.

    Whats all of this rain willing stuff. Your skin is water proof is it not?

  • my shimano dura ace hubs aren't nor is my bottom ....... bracket

  • I'm in. Back to Essexland...I thought I'd escaped ;-)

  • 40 miles isn't much at all. Fixed all the way.

    We should be there pretty early, I'll work out whether there are any hills when I get access to my home computer (very late tonight).

    We can hang out in Southend for the afternoon, having done the pier. If we bring locks this time we'll be able to actually go in pubs if the weather is shit ;)

    Then some of us can ride back, some can hope a train home. Whatever people want to do.

    We'll do another system like the L2B, no-one left behind, waiting for puncture repairs should they happen. But hopefully with a lot fewer stops so we don't spend the whole day waiting around.

    Covent Garden Seven Dials at 9am sounds perfect.

    We will need... some spoke cards made up ;) Get onto it you designer lot.

  • velocity boy 40 miles isn't much at all. Fixed all the way.

    It's alright for you custom-frame-boy ;-)
    Actually, I have an idea.. seatpost mounted bottle cages ala triathletes. That would solve the hydration issue. Now all I need is a new spine..

    For those with track bikes, without camelbaks, who like H20:
    http://www.wiggle.co.uk/ProductDetail.as­px?Cat=cycle&ProdID=5360023147&N=Minoura­%20BH-95%20Bottle%20Cage%20Holder
    http://www.wiggle.co.uk/ProductDetail.as­px?Cat=cycle&ProdID=5360016510&N=Tacx%20­Saddle%20Clamp%20Bottle%20Cage%20Mount

    Who's riding back then? Ouch-a-roo.

  • camelback or camelback bladder put inside your bag with the tube running along the strap, that's what i will bee using (if i go)

  • I've got a seat post mounted two-bottle thing on order with Cycle Fit. I believe it's there waiting to be picked up. It's certainly the way I intend to hydrate.

  • I've just ordered one of the saddle mounts.. will see how it goes.

  • It'll be my first time using the seat post thing, I've ordered it for the Dunwich Dynamo and hydration concerns for that. I think it will work really well. One of the guys on the L2B had one.

  • brett If we follow the country village route a la the annual BHF London-2-Southend then it works out about 58 miles I think. Don't fancy crappy A roads the whole way. Will try post a suggested route tomorrow.

    That sounds good.

  • 58mi there? If that's the case I'm not riding back! My @rse will be mince meat after 30mi as it is..

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2007-05-27 - Let's ride to Southend and then out into the sea

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