Weekending 14 Feb 2010

Monday: Spinning class. Sorted out the 705 which is totally screwed. Managed to get water in the SD card holder and now it won’t recognise the card properly.
Tuesday: Measure up for some new windows

Wednesday: Work
Thursday: Work
Friday: Work
Saturday: Work
Sunday:Ice Cream farm ride on the cards. Coming out of Gayton roundabout I was cruising at 24 mph. I never seem to get the benefit of a tailwind on timetrial. I was just about to catch my minute man when he turned off at the turning for Thornton Hough.
Rode down the A540 talking to one of The Sunlight on a Sunday loop, like a lot of people this has been one of the few times I’ve been able to get out since December and it shows.
The plan is to meet up with Roy’s CTC ride to the Ice Cream Farm that and inject some pace into my riding. I’d taken off the Montane cape as I’d arrived at the Eureka perspiring profusely.
No breakfast today just a toasted teacake.

The route out was Eureka, Capenhurst Dunkirk, Backford, Croughton, Picton Gorse, Mickle Trafford, Guilden Sutton, Waverton, Hargrave.
Stopped to talk to Vicky and Lance as the Northend had stopped for Tempo to fix a puncture.

The high cost of  Sportife entries came up as the comic has published all the events for this year. Dave Lloyd Mega Challenge an eye watering £40. With Tempo’s puncture fixed the Northend departed for the Eureka and I headed for The Ice Cream Farm.

A tuna melt turned up in next to no time after last weeks debacle and the place was packed. I ended arriving an hour late and still leaving before I’d been served last week.

The return was via Bruera with a sprint at Saighton.
The Jungle at Huntington has had a makeover and we made our way to the cyclepath to Queensferry. We got passed by a chap on a flat barred bike  who tried his best to make it look effortless but looked like he was starting to struggle before he turned off. The riders on the front wanting to pass him back.
The pace picked up towards the end up Woodbank with Roy slipping off the front and falling back a bit.  I won the last sprint for the Eureka with Woodbank taking it’s toll. It’s a good way to end a ride as it gives you something to talk about in the cafe.
Puddington and Neston on the way home for a 54 mile ride.

I did see big Phil on the ride out around by the Crocky Trail, he had his Edge HRM on as I picked it up on the other side of the road. The 705 bleeping that a HRM was detected. logged it at 98 BPM.

5 thoughts on “Weekending 14 Feb 2010”

  1. Hi Frank,
    Great to see a return of the ride write ups, I do enjoy them, particularly because you’re talking about the same area 🙂

    What did you mean by the jungle at Huntington (never heard of it)? I did an 80 miler on Saturday, sort of a Cummings route with a bit extra added on, ended up coming through Bruera too.



  2. I’ve had to increase the entry fee for the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct too. But still one of the cheaper ones at £18.
    As an experiment, I’m running the Horseshoe Grimpeur (25 April) as a cyclosport with no route marking. Should be no problem for the Garmin equipped. Facility-wise, a bit like the Wild Wales, but a very modest £6.
    And, this year, Mills Hills is a ‘turn up and ride’ outing. I may be the only one there…

    I see the Marmotte is already full – so it’s the Etape then?

  3. Hi Dave,
    The Jungle is an overgrown park with a stream running through it on one of the cycle routes. It’s a term the CTC use when talking about where they rode. Think I only had about 2 cars pass me all day it was that quiet.

  4. You’ll have to give me a google map link, I’m intrigued! I know there’s lots of hidden and obscure low traffic routes that the CTC are fammiliar with, but the rest of us are not.

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