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April 4, 2011 at 8:27 pm #21460
Before the Angel Sportive this would be a good training run, on a dry Sunday
Find attached a route to cycle part of Preseli Angel loop 2,the route is up to Crymych follow the Angel route to Nevern, Newport, up the big climb ‘Mountain of Angels’(cat 3 climb) then follow the route back to Rosebush, Maenclochog, back to Narbeth 53 miles.
This is for starters if any one wants to change feel free.April 4, 2011 at 8:30 pm #24011
forgot to attach routeApril 5, 2011 at 8:14 am #24013butcherboyMember
looks a cracking ride. we will ride this either next sunday or week sunday.April 5, 2011 at 9:30 am #24014ValleyGirlMember
I won’t be here this sunday so can we defer till next sunday? (selfish, i know!)April 5, 2011 at 7:56 pm #24017
Week on Sunday will be fine, I think Tenby Aces may join us also on this ride. 😆April 6, 2011 at 9:58 am #24021Matt JohnsMember
When are we doing this ride, acccording to the aces we are doing it this sunday 10th April??April 6, 2011 at 11:35 am #24022
Andrew has been arranging with Jon about this Sunday’s ride with the Aces. See the thread Sunday ride 10 April 2011. Details of the route will be posted there soon but I think it was considered too far to go if we had to wait for them to get up from Tenby as they would start at 0900. Perhaps this will be the Sunday 17 April ride?April 6, 2011 at 7:40 pm #24024jonMember
I’ve had a chat with Andrew and we came up with a route that was around the same distance for both clubs, with options to add a few miles on or cut it short if you want. We’re still up for the Preseli ride and looking forward to it but were just concerned with some of the newer members coping with the distance and hills (so we chose a route from Laugharne to Tenby via the coast road!!)No problem with starting early when we do the Preseli route. I’ll tell them to go to bed earlier.
We’re looking forward to meeting you all, and if you want we can always stop for a coffee in Pendine.
JonApril 9, 2011 at 5:52 am #24038
This is now the ride for 17 April 2011. Meet at Bloomfield at 0900.April 15, 2011 at 6:33 pm #24056
Weather looking good, as the route is 52 miles when we get back close to Narbeth to get the miles up anybody interested we could do another 20-30 milesApril 15, 2011 at 9:08 pm #24057RogerMember
I’ll be there..shame my new bike may be a few weeks awayApril 17, 2011 at 1:57 pm #24066
With 52 miles and 1,000m of climbing, I wasn’t taking any chances this week and had 4 Weetabix plus toast for breakfast. On board I had 1.5l of sports drink and 4 Geobars. Seems to have done the trick as I was not delirious by the time I got home (still slow up the hills mind you).
Good turnout today, Andrew, Roger, Mark, Matt J, Matt G, Huw, Nigel plus son Sam, Kim and I met at Bloomfield and were joined by Jim, a policeman from Kent who was on holiday down here.
It was a cracking route on a beautiful day with stunning scenery. We tried a new tactic this week to avoid everybody going off on their own interpretation of the route. The only one who knew the route was Huw’s SatNav (and not always Huw). This worked flawlessly if you were behind Huw (good for me!) but was not so successful for the more sporting riders and a general recall was required at one point using mobile phones. I promised Andrew I would not mention this for fear of drawing ridicule from the Aces, who incidently decided to bottle it and go the the sea side instead.
A pit stop in Newport saw much carb-loading outside the Spar. The sun had obviously got to Huw at this point as he went for a generic Red Bull rather than a sports drink. He must have thought we were all going clubbing; an easy mistake to make when clad in lycra I suppose.
Next up was the Cat 3 Climb that features on the Preseli Angel. Quite a slog, but only one of several nasty climbs on our way back south. It was certainly very remote and you could almost hear the banjos in the woods…
A few mechanicals to report: Sam’s chain decided to get off and walk on several occasions, and who could blame it, and then Dad got a puncture. Matt G had an unfortunate tumble when stationary but no damage done.
Once again a great ride and thanks to Huw’s SatNav. Suggestions for next week on Sunday Ride 24 April 2010 thread.April 17, 2011 at 6:03 pm #24068celiaMember
Love The Rain, Live Your DreamApril 17, 2011 at 7:54 pm #24070RogerMember
I really enjoyed the day..and actually had a pass for longer than 14.00..the time of my return…I became over come with guilt…dug a footing for a gate post..2 hrs…lit the barbeque…did an hour’s strimming..and then cooked said barbeque….I was then asked why I hadn’t tended to the washing!…I think its time for bed soon…April 19, 2011 at 8:47 am #24078Narberth DynamosKeymaster
Email revived from Jim who joined us on the Sunday Ride.
Andrew @ Narberth Dynamo’s
Just a quick note to thank you once again for letting me tag along last Sunday and making me feel so welcome. If Carsberg did Sunday rides it would have a hard time trumping Sunday, fantastic weather, great company, breath taking scenery. I wish you all well and the Dynamo’s all the best for the future.
Thornton Road club
Hythe Kent(kent copper)
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