Weekending 11 Apr 2010

Not  much to report, a couple of trips to the Gym,  a spinning class or two at West Kirby and a few trips out to the Eureka Cafe which is about 18 to 20 miles if you choose the scenic routes.
Tried Tex’s Spinning class at the Oval which was full with only 1 spare bike.
This proved to be rather tough but enjoyed by most. The back row getting  some attention for being slackers. Shower then work.
I could get used to a routine like this.
At the weekend I’d spoken to Dave  Large about the classes and he mentioned  Janices classes that they had managed to get up to 1 1/2 hours at one stage.
Barry came into the Cafe in Steves Discovery Channel kit and Roz of “The Sunlight ” took a picture of us.
For an Easter Monday it was bloody windy with next to no-0ne going to the cafe, most having been wasted on the Sunday rides. Only 1 bike on the rack when I arrived. That made 3 when the guy I passed on the way out parked his. With tales of mega rides from more than 1 group it really did kick off  at the weekend.

Nothing planned yet , not even the Tour. Paris -Roubaix this weekend and I am off.
Sunday: Rode out to the Eureka late for a breakfast and ended having tea outside with Keith.  The service had been a little on the slow side with Keith wondering where his bacon butty was. Carol arrived and was sent in to enquire as to it’s whereabouts but didn’t see it come past her at that very moment.
Could have been worse, at least they wern’t banned like on of the CTC for not buyng anything.
Talking of which there is no Wild Wales Challenge this year which is a blow.
Another event cancelled due to safety issues.
Northend arrived from a training ride with Lance going off the front and beating them back by a couple of minutes.
Dave also having problems with Garmin 705 grade and elevation. That makes it just about everyone I meet with one. The cafe always has a few Garmin bleeps around it and outside as it pauses and unpauses as they move around.
The ride out on the Toy had been good and it wasn’t until Benty Heath Lane that I had no tools tubes or spares on the bike so was nearly a kilogram lighter.

Tailwind home to watch Cancellara ride off from Boonen again for the second weekend classic, Paris-Roubaix.
Took the Mini out for a spin and ended up going up Hope Mountain which proved to be unbeleivably steep in parts.

7 thoughts on “Weekending 11 Apr 2010”

  1. One of the CTC banned from Eureka? Wow!

    I dropped into Summer Trees cafe near Kelsall with a mate who decided not to eat after being told they don’t sell energy drink (plenty of cakes and tea, but you know what I mean). I had tea and cake and the woman who runs the place quite abrubtly drew our attention to the “all food must be purchased from here” sign. My mate was just eating a tiny piece of malt loaf that he had in his jersey 🙂 Even so, I was eating!

    My mate isn’t impressed with Summer Trees!

  2. cheers frank only bk at it since jan 2010 after 5 yrs of not riding and when i say not ridin i honestly mean not a mile ( bikes went to my mum n dads house when i moved house twice and i had no interest till i went to a local race last year and xmas made me think its about time i did a bit again), put a bit of timber on but down to 13,6 now , came across your site when i got the garmin , and read most of your post on this site ,mines nowt compared to what you have achived , i`m in trainin for the brian robinson challange 25th of april will let you know how i get on ..

  3. Wild Wales Challenge cancelled – I’m absolutely gutted to read that on your blog. This was by far the best day out on the bike last year (we cycled together for some miles) and I was really looking forward to it again. Not sure where all this is going to end. I like the flagship sportives but I also like the rides like WWC. It is a very popular event and it has the most hits on my blog.
    Take care, Tony

  4. Hi Tony, I’m gutted as well. There may be a case of doing an impromptu ride. Turn up, do an agreed ride, use Cafes, petrol stations or whatever but do something. Most clubs do something similar every weekend.
    The Routes have been great but it is well beyond me so suggest anything.
    I was trying to get a collection of the tiles.
    Haven’t seen anyone from Merseyside CTC so don’t know what is going on.

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