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  • Being the rider London drivers wish they could be since 1996
    If you did a solo training ride, deep in the zen zone- tell us about it.
    Maybe your first 100 miler or Sportif- tell us about it.
    Cross- City fixed in traffic with adrenalin pumping- tell us about it.
    A ripping cross country route singlespeed singletracking- tell us about it.
    Or an easy leisure trail ride with the wife and kids- tell us about it.

    Whatever your ride was, lets hear about bike rides.

  • Henry (Soperiva) and I did a leisurely 77km ride from Gerrards Cross To Oxford, Stopping in Henley-on-Thames for Pimms by the river and camping overnight in Wallingford.

    Yesterday was especially nice and we were lucky not to get too wet this morning. Excellent food and beer topped it off. I'll some pics on the 'Bike Camping Adventure Weekends' thread ASAP :-)

  • If you did a solo training ride, deep in the zen zone- tell us about it.

    There is only one place you go when riding and that is to the PAIN CAVE!!!!

  • I did a fixed lap of the world famous TT course. Lovely and sunny but with a very fresh wind. 52 miles all in. Had a nice chat with two old blokes on a touring holiday.

    Upon returning home I discovered that my wife had treated herself to a new(ish) bike, 5 speed pug mixte, £20 from the hospice shop, its practically un-used .

    Great day.

  • What's that thingy on your stem Andy?

  • Those are handlebars, and on the other end is the steerer tube.

  • I rode 15 miles on Saturday morning with the most epic, disgusting hangover imaginable.

    It felt like I was doing a Sportif.

  • You mean the steerer tube, smartarse. :)

  • That's totally what I said.

    I like how you ninja-edited a smiley face into your post, to not sound serious.

    Aw :)

  • :(

  • I haven't been out riding this weekend, can I tell you about my ride on Friday instead?

  • Friday counts as the weekend.

  • I went out with a friend and misbehaved quite a lot on my motorcycle until it started raining.

  • @ andy.w you'd never win a TT- it's 37.75 miles,you must be making a slight detour somewhere

  • Saturday morning rolled down to Herne Hill for training session, did a nice sprint exercise from last place in group of 4 and would have won it with about 5m more finishing straight. Then came 4th in the faster group's race which was a fucking result for me.

    This morning early early out to Richmond Park three laps and home by 10am = 75km @ 30km/h average. Boo-yah. Then twiddled my way to the jumble at LMNH and sold teenslain a chainring.

  • Friday counts as the weekend.
    Awesome. Fastest ever ride home from work. 30 miles with just over 1000ft climbing in under an hour and a half. Lucas will be disappointed to know I didn't go to the pain cave, just the feeling-a-little-tired-but-suprisingly-g­ood-for-the-end-of-the-week cave.

  • You don't want to visit the pain cave when you're riding home from work.

    Nice job, that is pretty fast.

  • ^That's very fast!

  • Just finished 107 miles / 7000 ft of climbing. Having difficulty walking, talking and not eating everything in sight.

  • Lucas will be disappointed to know I didn't go to the pain cave

    He won't talk to you any more now, just to put you in the pain cave.

  • You don't want to visit the pain cave when you're riding home from work.

    Nice job, that is pretty fast.

    Cheers. Most of my riding at the moment is getting to/from work so like to push it a bit every now and again.

    Just finished 107 miles / 7000 ft of climbing. Having difficulty walking, talking and not eating everything in sight.
    The best thing about doing long ride: The massive amounts you can eat when you finish without feeling bad about it :D

  • Pfft. This is my pain cave.

  • The best thing about doing long ride: The massive amounts you can eat when you finish without feeling bad about it :D

    I spent the last three days gorging in preparation, for all the good it did me. Not sure where that leaves me on the carte blanche consumption. Definitely didn't take enough to eat on the ride itself, and the feedstop fare wasn't entirely up to scratch.
    So, quality recovery food. Pizza, Chinese, or Indian? (Cos there's no way I'm capable of making something in this state)

  • Just finished 107 miles / 7000 ft of climbing. Having difficulty walking, talking and not eating everything in sight.

    You did the Little Lumpy right? Props to you - I only did the "challenge" ride and I wouldn't say that was easy by any stretch - those climbs at the end nearly finished me off! Lovely ride though. Paired up with a nice young lady who gave me tips on improving my cornering... and managed to track down a creak that's been bugging me for weeks - swore it came from my headset - a quarter turn on my seatpost clamp and it's the Sound of Silence again. Great weekend...

  • Aha! Glad some other forumer were equally enticed by some Sunday suffering! It was that roundabout at the end, where the sign points to Haslemere and the epic route goes the other way for another 7 miles and a monster climb that really did it for me. I think the challenge would have been enough tbh/ Pleased the weather managed to just hold out for it (sort of), it would have been hugely unpleasant doing it in a downpour.

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