November 18, 2014 at 9:36 pm #27789
..long range forecast looking good. Where shall we go?
How about Angle Bay for coffee. Direct route out and then argue with Mat about return leg over an Americano (if I were a betting man I would put my money on Fresh East). What better way to spend a Sunday morning.November 19, 2014 at 9:17 am #27790MorganiteMember
Sounds like a planNovember 19, 2014 at 12:38 pm #27791Pete JonesMember
Ok with me.
Can I suggest a route for April 26 2015? I want to get in early! 😀November 19, 2014 at 4:35 pm #27794
Here’s a nice long n steady ‘Winter Ride’ route with coffee stop:November 19, 2014 at 4:40 pm #27795GmanMember
Sounds as though I missed a good club ride last weekend. I did a bit of a solo ride of about 28 miles with just over 2500 ft of ascent with 1850 ft as a single climb over 5 miles. On the return met up with Chris in a little place called Kardamyli for a coffee stop (keeping up the new tradition), outside in the sunshine. Still in shorts and short sleeve top, it must be warm!
Weather looks good for Sunday so I could plan another excursion into the mountains and maybe a swim later. Keep up turbo training, it works!November 20, 2014 at 5:02 pm #27805The Slinky OtterMember
Mike what you seem to have done there, and I’m sure its just an oversight, is post a link to a 60 mile route with 6000ft of climbing. Hahaha, imagine that – in November.November 20, 2014 at 5:23 pm #27806MatGMember
Definitely oversight for Mike should be 100 miles with 20000 feet of climbing 🙂November 20, 2014 at 5:44 pm #27807
Come on Slinky, I did say ‘Steady’ !!!November 22, 2014 at 9:52 am #27811November 22, 2014 at 11:14 am #27813
Close Huw! This is more what I had in mind….
However, lets face it the chances of following either route are pretty remote….November 22, 2014 at 2:52 pm #27814butcherboyMember
Got our xmas staff party tonight. Might not make the ride!!November 23, 2014 at 4:58 pm #27817
Having selected one of the three options on offer (no sign of Mr Field to lobby for his chosen route; as likely to be adopted as a Liberal Democrat in Rochester…) it was a surprisingly successful trip to Angle with all six of us sticking largely together.
However, things took a turn for the worse when we reached Angle as the Cafe did not open until 12.00. It was 11.00. Concious that my already flagging popularity could be dealt a moral blow I pressed an anguished face to the window and persuaded them to do a couple of takeaways as there were only five of us (Huw and Gary left us at Pembroke but we came across one of Dan’s mates on route).
Little did they know that we had sprinted past a group of young ladies just outside Angle headed in the same direction to bag the best tables. Who said chivalry is dead. The Cafe therefore ended up serving a bit more coffee than anticipated.
The route out as usual proved to be my finest hour (well two) as I realised heading up the hill out of Angle that chasing Simon and John along the lumpy route from Monkton had taken its toll. I soon found myself enjoying the beautiful Pembrokeshire countryside bathed in autumnal sunshine on my own.
Pete eventually dropped back to try and raise my sagging spirits as Kim carried on up front in disgust. ‘How many times do I have to tell you not to go off too fast and eat something?’
A couple of GeoBars (other brands are available) and an emergency gel did eventually reduce the burning in my legs but did not appreciably increase the pace. Simon, concerned that he would be late for work on Monday, understandably went on ahead.
Thankfully over coffee, and without the influence of Messrs Greener and Field, we collectively had decided that the ‘flat earth’ route back would be preferable (missing out Stackpole and Fresh East) and Dan’s mate, a local of the Angle peninsular, obliged with a route that got us back to Pembroke without too much (vertical) drama where he bade us a fond farewell.
Once in Pembroke, it was back the way we came with Dan leaving us at Carew and Pete at Templeton International Airport leaving Kim and I to make our way home.
Penance for yet another embarrassing display was to wash both bikes….
Lets see what ‘Learnings’ I can take forward to next week.November 23, 2014 at 6:18 pm #27818S.ThomasMember
Great report – Sorry I had to shoot off – Wife had cooked lunch for 1.00pm – got back at 1.30ish – Penance involved a quick visit to M&S.
Cheers SimonNovember 24, 2014 at 5:16 pm #27822Pete JonesMember
Moral of the story? Make sure the cafe is open 😀
Nice report. Hope for another good ride and fine weather next SundayNovember 24, 2014 at 8:18 pm #27824
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