Riding reclined: recumbent rides for 2003

At Thu, 14 Nov 2002 21:23:55 +0000 davidmoreno@beeb.net wrote:

>at about 7:15
>
>-zzz
>
>david
>
>p.s.
>no thats not tru I do usually wake up about 6:30 when the alarm goes off,
>then I fall back to sleep to rise at 8:00
>
>p.p.s. Lorna says I can go! Milk no sugar please.
Dave Moreno and Douglas Carnall present:

Hackney - Whitstable Daylight Ride

Depart:

Sunrise Sunday 17 November 2002

(Sunrise is 0722hrs on Sunday 17 November 2002)

<http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/astronomy.html?n=136>

Carbs and caffeine served 7 Navarino Grove, Hackney, London, E8 1AJ from 0652hrs (sunrise minus 30 minutes)

Vision:

Recumbent cycle ride from Hackney to Whitstable.

Audax pace:

15kph minimum average (including stops),

22.5kph aspirational group road pace (a westerly or south westerly tailwind and disciplined wheel sucking might even see us achieve it))

Waypoint closes(15k/h) [Distance](22.5k/h) {opens (30k/h)}
Hackney, 7NavGrove 0722hrs (dep)
Tower Bridge 0800hrs
Blackheath Hill (A207) 0818hrs [14k] (0759hrs) {0750hrs}
Bexleyheath 0845hrs
Dartford (A226) 0918hrs [29k] (0839hrs) {0820hrs}
Gravesend 1000hrs
Rochester 1030hrs
Chatham 1046hrs [51k] (0937hrs) {0804hrs}
Faversham (A2) 1215hrs
Graveney (minor roads) 1230hrs
Seasalter 1245hrs
Whitstable 1310hrs (arr) [87k] (1114hrs) {1016hrs}

BEACH PICNIC SOCIABILITY BATHING

or in other words, a determined ride down the old A roads on a Sunday morning. Hopefully most of the motor traffic will be on the A2/M2 at that time.

Distance:

approx 87k (2.9 - 5.8 hours riding time, not stopping much)

Return:

Please state your preferred return option. (87 vs 174k)

Dine:

Anatolya Ocakbashi, Mare Street, Hackney, 1800hrs (Eat kebab/rice/salad/bread + other Turkish delights 8-10ukp/head, licensed, beers 2ukp each, Irn Bru is also served)

Bring:

(1) Lightweight touring roadster e.g. Dawes SuperGalaxy would be fine at a pinch

(2) Luggage will be redistributed among group riders at the start to enable the strongest riders to carry the heaviest training weights

(3) essential for sociable riding en groupe

(4) essential for all riders

(5) Swimwear that is anything less than a full wetsuit at this time of year is strictly for bravado.

(6) Team iron rations will be provided at the start and at the 51k control. Choose wisely as food is offered.

(7) This ride is strictly for a group of likeminded free individuals to choose to spend their Sunday together enjoying the free air and space of the English countryside. Riders must defer to the needs of the group when necessary. Any changes to the agreed plan will be decided democratically by the group after any discussion required. The plan outlined above (which incorporates some modifications to earlier versions) should be workable if we can all agree to this spirit.

Please confirm by Sat 1700hrs, particularly if you need help with equipment


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At Fri, 15 Nov 2002 10:48:39 +0000 davidmoreno@beeb.net wrote:

>Hi Doug,
>
>Falling asleep last night with thoughts stumbling through my head, I had an
>idea. You should borrow my yellow bike and I'll ride theFestina. The only
>potential problem with this is the length of the yellow bike, we should size
>you up, you can try it out and then see. It is so much nicer then a Street
>Machine. Trust me, I'm not a doctor;-).

I dropped into the 'fix this evening hoping to borrow some sort of machine, but Stuart had already left for his doctor's appointment, though he is rumoured to be coming Sunday.

Unless I can find a bike that I know fits me and will be comfortable (and a Street Machine would fit the bill) I may just ride on my Dawes, which is fine. Maybe we could get together tomorrow sometime and try some things out? I haven't made any plans though I have various things to do in the house and locally. Just give me a shout when you've got a minute.

Have you got a home number for Stuart? He is not expected in the shop tomorrow I am told.

Whatever bikes we end up riding, the point is the ride, which should be cool.

Cheers

D.

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Hey AliG

The Dog Dazer arrived this morning. Want to try it out?

D.

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Subject: Re: Ride from sunrise on Sunday (was: Re: sunrise)
Date: Sat, 16 Nov 2002 16:14:15 +0000
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At Sat, 16 Nov 2002 13:45:12 +0000 lsc@clara.net wrote:

>still pondering what to do tomorrow.
>but even if I make the Whitstable trip I don't want turkish food on
>Sunday evening.

No problem, entirely optional.

>why the woolich ferry?
>unnecessary break in rhythm - and delay - early in the trip?

You're so right: according to <http://www.yellins.co.uk/woolwichferry/wff.htm> we'll be waiting til 1130hours :-)

>I would go for Tower Bridge - or if you want some tourist adventure the
>Greenwich foottunnel to get some practice yomping up the stairs. Then
>Blackheath and shooter's hill for Welling and Bexley

OK, Tower Bridge, Shooter's Hill, Blackheath, Welling, Bexleyheath (A207), bear right on A2018 south of Dartford through Stone, to Gravesend, it is.

>If you decide to return by train there is a nice green route from
>Whitstable to Canterbury - I think it's called the 'crab and winkle
>route' - along an old railway trackbed.

Cool. The A290 is probably OK too, no? Whatever. Ring me if you want to discuss any other elements of the planned route. Thanks for your input. I'm very glad you prompted me to check the ferry ;-)

Cheers

D.


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