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    Haha – it must be a satisfying owch though? Great effort. Did you go for a swim in the sea after? A reverse triathlon.

    Good efforts all round though. I found it quite a tough little route, maybe the wind played its part but it was hard work all the way to Trelech and beyond. Fair play to the lone wolf Roger for posting a 2:24 time, that’s immense, and lone wolf #2 – the Chairmen not too far behind.

    Mr Greener and myself road most the route together, he climbs like a mountain goat so I had to rely on the the flats and descents to keep together with him. I finally worked out Strava! Matt and myself both got in at 2:40pm

    Great day yesterday, a good Dynamos turn-out.

    Just once questioncomment. The Aces looked like they had a strong turnout because they had long sleeve outer jackets where our Dynamo’s tops were under 10 layers. I wander if this is something we could look into getting?


    Was a good day

    Post your Times & if you have done it before what is your best time – pity they do not post all times – but I think about 200 did it – & to get in top 25% was about 2:45 winner about 2:18 (but all guesses)

    Roger 2:24 (club record !)

    Andrew 2:30?

    Mat G (previous attempts 2:30, 2:42 & 5:00) & Slinky 2:40

    Riding back up Pendine was hardest part of ride! But nothing compared to Valley Man’s effort – did valley girl support you all the way?

    Sweaty Eds

    Remember boys, it’s not actually a race.

    So, the three of us, Dan, Gary and my Sweaty self agreed at the start to make the Daffodil a social occasion and determined to enjoy it without killing ourselves. I’ve got to be honest, I wasn’t sure how much fun it was going to be, what with the sub-zero temperatures and Arctic wind. Myself and Dan were rooting round in our cars looking for extra layers, but, as we all know, Gary is made of stronger stuff and he was liberally applying the factor 20 to his exposed limbs and adjusting his sunglasses just before the off. He did make one concession to the weather by putting gloves on.

    We rose above the frantic scramble up Pendine hill, opting instead to bide our time and bask in the adultation of the gathered masses and were propelled up by a thousand helping hands and hushed good wishes.

    Our leisurely rate meant we had plenty of breath for conversation, we discussed the usual stuff, shoes and ships and sealing wax, cabbages and kings, why the sea is boiling hot and whether pigs have wings. I did once venture onto a legal topic only to find that Dan has a special app on his Garmin that actually keeps a running total of the amount payable for advice given by a senior partner on a Sunday. Graciously, he agreed to accept my car and two of my children as a downpayment.

    The first 16 or so miles passed without incident. It was at the refreshment stop in Trelech that our differences became apparent. Dan showed his class by insisting on a table cloth and I betrayed my Tasker Milward school roots by jumping the queue and inhaling Welsh cakes at a tremendous rate. Gary has obviously done this sort of before because we witnessed a masterclass in queue management. Dan and I had both remounted before we realised that Gary was still patiently queuing by the Welsh cakes and biscuits, helping himself as he passed, politely accepting the proffered tea then simply rejoining the rear of the queue and starting the process again. It was on his fourth or fifth circuit that we managed to steer him back to his bike and to the matters in hand.

    It was around this time that we were joined by Kim and Ian, or more correctly a silent, sunken eyed version of Ian. Not a squeak passed his lips the whole time we cycled with him, not even when I misjudged an attempt to help him up a hill by pushing his saddle. My outstretched fingers did not meet any resistance as they disappeared into an area slightly above his saddle, I was glad of the warmth and Ian can be reassured that his prostate felt perfectly smooth to my untrained digits.

    On we went and the downhills loomed. I’m ashamed to say that we lost Gary when he stopped to calm some distressed ponies.(Insert your own horse meat/butcher chairman joke here). Myself and Dan swept up Stag Jones and stormed over the Tuscan hills surrounding Laugharne to the finish, warmth and pasta.

    I had a great day, thanks to all, especially Dan and Gary. Well done Ian.

    Miles 43.3

    Total Ascent 3961 ft

    Cups of tea/coffee 6

    Welsh cakes possibly numbering in the 20’s

    Horse Whisperers 1


    Slinky is right about the lack of red and black on display and the excess of sickly white,yellow and blue on Sunday. Couldn’t we have Dynamo’s arm bands which we could wear

    easily at any time of the year at minimal expense ( Dynamos outer jackets might tip some over the edge into spiralling debt..especially after expensive skiing holidays )…and by the way,where are our Dynamos’s shorts…?…Leighton?( good ride by the way -beating your personal best by 20 mins)


    Yes, the club shorts Roger! They were on the agenda but I may be wrong in saying the idea now was for a Gilet instead, don’t take my word for it as this was a one of the Friday night social/club meeting at the Ivy!

    Fantastic turnout on Sunday, really enjoyed it and was hoping for a little less pain than last year having done more training miles this winter. How wrong was I!

    Strava Stats

    Distance 43.4mi

    Elevation 3,407ft

    Moving Time 02:52:11

    Calories 1,733

    Elapsed Time 02:56:26

    Max Speed 39.5mi/h

    Avg Speed 15.1mi/h

    Pain Level 100%

    Well done to all the participants for taking part and helping to raise lots of money for Marie Curie. :-)


    Ah yes great day.well slinky I had my dynamos shirt on show .

    Saxo tinkoff have got contodor

    Sky have wiggo and frome

    Dynamos have got roger,that was hell of a time very well done to you.

    Also ian half marathon and then back to face pendine good man.

    Gary Jesus still in his shorts on day that cold,da iawn I ti bachan.

    And for every body else good show.

    I really enjoyed the day and went round with two lads who will be joining the dynamos who are bloody fast already Dai Webb and his mate Charlie.

    Not sure exactly how fast I had done because I was so late coming back from my warm up every body were away and forgot to switch my strava on and computer on the bike.i think we were back at car park by 2.45 and we had a quick stop in trelech to sing the national anthem and have a quick cup of tea and a welsh cake.


    Didn’t we look a lot more stylish than those aces.


    Good effort to you all.

    Sadly I spent seven hours on Sunday digging trenches for drains.

    In my defence, having the ability to flush my poo away in the new cottage seamed more important on the day.

    I hide my head in shame!


    Hello All,

    Because (I was always told at school never to start a sentence with because, or and but that’s another story) my legs were aching after last nights Turbo Tuesday onslaught I was looking though http://www.facebook.com/DaffodilChallenge where quite a few pics have surfaced. I did see quite a few of our Chair, Sweaty, Ants, Slinky and others. Nick also put up a video of the start and going up the hill before err ‘Mechanical Difficulties’ surfaced.



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