Autumn HDIJ gear-check / fun-check rides

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  • Hiya! I thought I’d run a few shorter FG/SS rides before January so those who are keen for HDIJ but unsure about group riding fixed in the lanes, the distance, or anything else really can get any niggles out with some lower stakes riding (shorter and warmer basically). That way those interested can get out for a ride, and if they dig it, turn up to the Hard Day with a bit more confidence. I know there are people out there with sweet fixies who would probably enjoy the HDIJ so this is a way to open it up to those maybe on the fence.

    Start at Elmer’s End in SE London around 9am, do a 40 or 45 mile loop with a few hills and then make our way back. The idea is to chat, see some friendly faces and test out your road fixed (and the legs). These will be no-heroics, get-around-safely-and-have-fun rides. There will be other experienced riders out with me on the day to help make sure things go smoothly.

    You can expect:
    • Steady but easy-rolling miles
    • some hills
    • my crap jokes
    • between 1 and 3 skids max

    Oct 22nd
    40 or 45 miles

    Nov (TBC)
    45 or 50 miles

    Dec (TBC)
    60 miles or so

  • Keeping all events on this one thread. So let's have a list

    Oct 22nd
    40 or 45 miles
    1) YAL

  • I think I can make the October ride ! Haven't met anyone on here (other than for sales) before so would be nice to put some faces to names and all of that. Might put my Bob Jackson back together or might just put some different bars and a pair of hoods on my race bike.

    Oct 22nd
    40 or 45 miles
    1) YAL
    2) samrensho

  • You can expect:
    • Steady but easy-rolling miles
    • some hills
    • my crap jokes
    • between 1 and 3 skids max

    No Greggs? You've changed, man

  • I'll make sure that I have a greggs before rest assured

  • Greggs in Chingford misses you, almost as much as I do


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  • Well in for this!!! Maybe I'll try to wean myself off the freewheel... maybe.

    Oct 22nd
    40 or 45 miles
    1) YAL
    2) samrensho
    3) ElGonzo

  • In

    Oct 22nd
    40 or 45 miles
    1) YAL
    2) samrensho
    3) ElGonzo
    4) cagimaha

  • Also in

    Oct 22nd
    40 or 45 miles
    1) YAL
    2) samrensho
    3) ElGonzo
    4) cagimaha
    5) Klar

  • This thread makes me happy

  • There is a Greggs in Edenbridge

    Oct 22nd
    40 or 45 miles
    1) YAL
    2) samrensho
    3) ElGonzo
    4) cagimaha
    5) Klar
    6) amey

  • Maybe baby for 22nd <3

  • consistently subbing and bailing for these, will try and have a working fixeh for 22nd.

    Oct 22nd
    40 or 45 miles
    1) YAL
    2) samrensho
    3) ElGonzo
    4) cagimaha
    5) Klar
    6) amey
    7) Glws

  • There is a 'Greggs' in Edenbridge but there is also 'Boyce's Bakery' in the high street that does sausage rolls (Not sure if they do a vegan option though) and a mean Belgian Bun.

    Oct 22nd
    40 or 45 miles
    1) YAL
    2) samrensho
    3) ElGonzo
    4) cagimaha
    5) Klar
    6) amey
    7) Falconvitesse

  • would a freewheel be considered heretical?

  • Hiya @jmg412 yeah singlespeed is all good.

    Looks like there's a nice group so far, looking forward to this.
    @Lucybee @Josh01 you two usually roll as a pair - interested?

    Also @Chopsicle you said you might be up for an easier day in May, this is 5 months late but still.

  • Also keen:

    1) YAL
    2) samrensho
    3) ElGonzo
    4) cagimaha
    5) Klar
    6) amey
    7) Glws
    8) Falconvitesse
    9) WhitleyJay

  • Would there be any interest in a NE version of this?

  • Go ahead lead something more you're way! I live in SE Kent so NE London is too tricky for me to get to on an average weekend but anyone else keen should do it

  • 🙏

    I'll post something up on a separate thread for Nov and Dec.

  • Both of us in, thanks for organising, will bring a gopro
    1) YAL
    2) samrensho
    3) ElGonzo
    4) cagimaha
    5) Klar
    6) amey
    7) Glws
    8) Falconvitesse
    9) WhitleyJay
    10)josh01 +1

  • Up for this, thank you YAL!
    1) YAL
    2) samrensho
    3) ElGonzo
    4) cagimaha
    5) Klar
    6) amey
    7) Glws
    8) Falconvitesse
    9) WhitleyJay
    10)josh01 +1
    11) +1
    12)ruserius

  • @youramericanlover fantastic, thanks for the prompt :D up for this!

    1) YAL
    2) samrensho
    3) ElGonzo
    4) cagimaha
    5) Klar
    6) amey
    7) Glws
    8) Falconvitesse
    9) WhitleyJay
    10)josh01 +1
    11) +1
    12)ruserius
    13) Chop

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Autumn HDIJ gear-check / fun-check rides

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