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Sunday 13/05 middle group club run 13 May 2018 14:26 #13350

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Well I am big enough to admit that I called it totally wrong this morning.

Turned into a tremendous ride. Left Dunblane in the rain feeling pessimistic but got to Stirling where it was already brighter and my mood lifted.

A small group - 2 Spanish and 2 Scots. One of the Spaniards on a MTB.

The sun broke through and we did a 70km loop ending at Corrieri’s. I disgraced myself by having a roll whereas the rest of the group just had coffee.

Never been so glad to have been so wrong.

Semper FLAB

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Sunday 13/05 middle group club run 13 May 2018 07:45 #13347

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Alan, I agree later in the day is a much better option.

I would prefer to wait too.

I will be at the Peak for 10 but if only a couple of us will suggest we cancel.

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Sunday 13/05 middle group club run 13 May 2018 07:22 #13346

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Hi Fraser - I was going to join the ride this morning but given the weather (and the fact that mid to late afternoon looks much better) I’m going to pass on the morning ride and plan to go out later in the day.

Alan

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Sunday 13/05 middle group club run 13 May 2018 05:08 #13345

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What a difference a day makes!

As I write it is pouring with rain.

Is there much interest in this ride? If not and the rain continues I am tempted to cancel and for us to do something drier!

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Sunday 13/05 middle group club run 11 May 2018 18:25 #13344

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I am scheduled to lead the middle group ride on Sunday.
As this is the day after the Lew Weaver (which I am sure you are all doing) this will be a nice gentle style ride. I also notice that there is no scheduled leader for the intermediate run on Sunday so this is likely to be a mixed group.
Here is the route I was thinking of:
Peak – Tullibody Bypass – Coalsnaughton – Dollarbeg – Blairingone – Rumbling Bridge – Yetts of Muckart – Glen Devon – Gleneagles – Braco – Dunblane – Keir RAB – BofA – Cambuskenneth - Toast
71.5 km and 672m of climbing. Aiming for an average pace about 24kph or slightly more.
I will be happy if a more experienced middle group rider can give me a hand. Especially around the Rumbling Bridge turn as these are roads I am less familiar with.
I realise this is a bit light on distance but as it is the day after the Lew Weaver – as I mentioned above – I you will forgive me. Indeed, the end of the ride mirrors the Lew Weaver.
If we are feeling especially strong and the weather is fine we can always take in Dunning Glen – we can have a vote at in Yetts.
Route here: www.strava.com/routes/11548540
Please bring tyre levers, spare tubes, a multi-tool and any other spares you want. Also bring enough food and drink for about 3 - 3.5 hours in the saddle. Remember your helmet – it’s mandatory.
No-one left behind. We ride as a group and come back as a group.
Semper FLAB

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