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January 26, 2013 at 9:37 am #22675
we will dot he ride planned for last Sunday
See you at Bloomfield at 9January 26, 2013 at 11:38 am #25429
Isn’t this the ride we planned to do 3 weeks ago?
Will be there as long as no further:
> FloodsJanuary 26, 2013 at 1:27 pm #25430
not much hope thenJanuary 26, 2013 at 1:56 pm #25431
I thought we were doing a coastal ride this week.January 26, 2013 at 3:27 pm #25432
this is the one it should be 36 milesJanuary 26, 2013 at 5:28 pm #25433January 26, 2013 at 8:15 pm #25434The Slinky OtterMember
which one is on the cards tomorrow? The top link or the one above? Seeing as nobody fancies getting dirty with me, i guess i might have to get on the road.January 27, 2013 at 8:19 am #25435stoneditchMember
Turbo for me today. Hope it’s not too windy or wet today.January 27, 2013 at 8:17 pm #25436The Slinky OtterMember
Really enjoyed the ride today, which was tightly packed with some challenging hills (Marros, Amroth, Wisemans, Sandy Hill and out of Reynalton). Shame many of the starters didn’t finish, with only the Slinkster and Huw completing the full route 😉
Nice to be back on a road bike and I’m sure nice for all you to see the Slinkster back in the Dynamos top, advertising the club with such style and panache around the south of the county. Shirt sales are sure to be up this week. However, sales of the Wilier bikes will be down after a nasty chain-off moment on Marros hill.
Not wanting to be one to tell tales, we’ll mention nothing of the coffee stop to the Chairmen, though if his current frequency of no-shows persists he’ll soon be outed, then can expect many more coffee stops over the summer and a sudden spike in the price of mince.
I clocked 139 miles, average cadence of 224 and the need to buy a bike computer than doesn’t go mental after a few drops of rain.January 27, 2013 at 10:07 pm #25437
If only I had added ‘howling gale’ to the list I could have stayed in bed.
However, we were determined to be on time for once. Mission accomplished, we arrived at 8.59am helped in part by a favourable green light at the temporary lights outside Bloomfield. Sadly we were met by only four Dynamos to witness this momentus occasion; Sweaty, Gary, Huw and Slinky (who had not found anyone to play with yesterday).
Excuses rolled in. Ant came a cropper on ice yesterday ‘coming down like a sack of spuds’ (rather than looking like a sack of spuds I hasten to add). Three of our number were away having signed up as extras in the remake of the 2002 Bond movie ‘Die Another Day’; Andrew ‘Odd Job’ Rees, Andrew ‘Goldfinger’ Murphy and Roger ‘Blofeld’ Alan. Flapjack, we assume, once again had his finger in a dyke.
As we rolled out of Narberth we came across Mat and the seven of us headed for Pendine on a lovely sunny morning with the gentle push of a south westerly breeze at our backs. On reaching the top of Marros Hill, force of the howling gale became apparent as there was no respite and it felt like another mile had been added to the hill.
It was a still a struggle once we hit the road behind Amroth beach but at least we were within sight of coffee. However, the multitude of café owners, no doubt in response the prevailing conditions, clearly had other ideas and hadn’t bothered to open. The only prospect of coffee was now on the far side of Amroth and Wismans Bridge hills in Saundersfoot.
Sweaty and Gary could not be lured by the ingestion of cafine and headed home from the top of Amroth Hill.
A few more 100 feet of climbing later we found sanctuary in a fish and chip shop in Saundersfoot with a fine view over the harbour. A slight deviation to the route introduced Slinky to the joys of Sandy Hill Road before following the well-trodden route back to Narberth via Devonshire Drive, Redberth, Reynalton and Tanners Lane.
It was only 37 miles but included over 4,000ft of climbing which explained my rather weary legs by the time I got home. Nevertheless, it was a very enjoyable ride despite the condition and let’s face it, would you rather be lounging around on Polar Bear skins, drinking vodka at £10.00 a shot whilst watching the northern lights?
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