Monday, 1 June 2009

Club rides

Another big turn out for last Tuesday's chaingang, with many saying it was the best yet. Strong riding was seen from Andy and Craig,
Ross said" I had a great time, there were seven of us out and it was the most fun I've had on a Tuesday run! After the warm up lap the next four laps were taken at a good steady pace, then on the fifth lap it all started to go a bit fast! My computer had it down as one of the fastest this year, then the last lap was a warm down for most. This had to be the most organised night out yet!"

On Saturday Five turned up at the Korean War Memorial, Craig said "Amazing weather, almost perfect conditions. Neil, Andy, Peter, myself and Steve, who was having his first outing with the club, set off for the two bridges run. We headed off down to South Queensferry for the first leg of the trip. Nothing too extreme and the usual chat and banter going on before crossing the bridge. Once over the Forth, we took the left turn through Rosyth and headed out to Kincardine and had the sun shining on our backs with a gentle tailwind - it doesn't get much better than that!
There were a couple of 30 sprints with Neil taking the honours, although I think he was using his knowledge of the route to jump out and snatch them. The cheekiest move of the day had to be from Andy who sat at the back for most of the early part of the trip and then shot through to try and take a 30 sign - I think Neil still sneaked it though.
We had a quick stop before Kincardine and was passed by what looked like the peloton from the TdF but in fact was the Dunfermline CC. I think the whole club must have been out!
Headed back over the bridge following NCN 76 to Grangemouth and said our cheerios to Steve and Andy who were going back to Falkirk. Peter, Neil and myself headed for the Boness ridge and then back to Linlithgow.
For me, it was the best run of the year so far and we covered the 45 miles in 2 hrs 30 mins. If only it could be like this everyday!"

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