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Thursday Night Rides - Chalmerston Road 08 Feb 2019 08:14 #15088

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Hi.
On my journey back to fitness I need to look after my knee. Thanks to the guys last night for putting up with me and for the tips Steve. I would like to keep going out on a Thursday but I really don't want to hold up the group. It's way beyond me just now. With that in mind I'll make a new topic for inter / middle pace run. If. There. Is no response, I'll just head out on my own until I can hang on!

Cheers, Andy.

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Thursday Night Rides - Chalmerston Road 07 Feb 2019 17:52 #15082

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I’m out sorry - still in work!!
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Thursday Night Rides - Chalmerston Road 07 Feb 2019 17:19 #15079

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I'm in too
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Thursday Night Rides - Chalmerston Road 07 Feb 2019 15:00 #15077

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I'm in

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Thursday Night Rides - Chalmerston Road 07 Feb 2019 12:10 #15075

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Hi Andy - as long as I can get back from work in time I plan to be out tonight.

Anyone else up for it?

Alan

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Thursday Night Rides - Chalmerston Road 06 Feb 2019 10:29 #15068

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This week looks ok. Anyone interested?

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Thursday Night Rides - Chalmerston Road 24 Jan 2019 08:52 #14984

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Slim chance that Steve & I will go out at 7.00pm. More likely at 3.00pm (lucky us) so as we can see what we are riding on. Remember its always 2 degrees colder on Chalmerston Road than the temp in Stirling, so that makes the forecast "zero" degrees, feels like -2, so the ground will be -5/6, therefore icy. I'd keep off Chalmerston Road if I was you. Will post again, if we are joining you.

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Thursday Night Rides - Chalmerston Road 24 Jan 2019 08:17 #14983

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Too much snow and ice still around for my liking.

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Thursday Night Rides - Chalmerston Road 23 Jan 2019 20:50 #14982

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I won’t make it this week Andy - been laid up in bed with a bug!

Hope weather stays ok and you get out!

Alan

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Thursday Night Rides - Chalmerston Road 23 Jan 2019 20:37 #14981

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According to forecast, to be 2°c with a 1/4 chance of rain tomorrow...so shall we wait until tomorrow to make a call to go out? I'm happy to go as long as ice risk is low.

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Thursday Night Rides - Chalmerston Road 17 Jan 2019 17:20 #14952

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I'll be along too, even tho' my name doesn't start with A

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Thursday Night Rides - Chalmerston Road 16 Jan 2019 21:06 #14946

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I'll be there too.

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Thursday Night Rides - Chalmerston Road 16 Jan 2019 20:59 #14945

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Hi Andy - yip, I’m planning to give it another go this week but will be watching out for that huge pothole!!

See you tomorrow night.

Alan

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Thursday Night Rides - Chalmerston Road 16 Jan 2019 20:47 #14944

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Ok for tomorrow? Last week we averaged 16 mph with 3 of us. Hard lines Alan who had a double blow out from a close encounter with a hole in the road!

Forecast is cold but but not freezing, however I'd be mindful.

Andy

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Thursday Night Rides - Chalmerston Road 10 Jan 2019 07:21 #14903

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I’ll try and make this tonight.
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Thursday Night Rides - Chalmerston Road 09 Jan 2019 21:28 #14900

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Yeah looks a pretty decent forecast thankfully!

So, doing my beat Yul Brynner impression (I’m not quite that bald!).......that makes 3 of us.

Anyone else care to join us - 7pm Thursday 10th at the bust atop opposite Dobbies?

Alan

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Thursday Night Rides - Chalmerston Road 09 Jan 2019 17:31 #14893

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Looks like a pleasant mild night tomorrow. Ill be there at 7pm.

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Thursday Night Rides - Chalmerston Road 08 Jan 2019 18:27 #14888

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Yeah, Sure, I think you are right, I just don't want to slow it down too much, thats no fun for anyone. See you Thursday.

Andrew

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Thursday Night Rides - Chalmerston Road 08 Jan 2019 09:26 #14884

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Hi Andrew - it’d be great if we had enough people to split into 2 groups but realistically I doubt that will happen (would be great to be proven wrong!!).

So, I think we need to play it by ear a bit and see how the rides go in terms of numbers/pace BUT......the key ethos of the club is “no-one gets dropped” so I think there’s a collective responsibility on all of us to make sure that the rides are at a pace which is suitable for all.

As you say, the occasional “kicking” can stretch us but it’s no fun if it’s permanent!! And it’s true that the pace last year was getting pushed up a bit.....I remember those kickings!!

So, I’d personally encourage as many people to come out as possible and we manage the pace to suit all!

Alan

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Thursday Night Rides - Chalmerston Road 07 Jan 2019 22:40 #14883

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Hi Alan,

I was talking to a few others on Saturdays faster inter group about the Thursday night rides originally titled "gentle ride" this season, I know last year it was middle group pace but I feel all the groups have got quicker (or more likely, I'm getting slower, or both :blush: ) I got a kick in a few times and although that is needed from time to time it's not wanted all the time. If there is enough folk can I suggest splitting into two groups? Im looking for fast inter/slow middle about 15mph average. I certainly don't want to hold folk back so happy to head out on my own.:)

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Thursday Night Rides - Chalmerston Road 07 Jan 2019 19:15 #14880

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Now that the Festive Period is over, I’m keen to get back to the Thursday night rides so thought I’d post up to canvas support!! I plan to make it most weeks sssuming I can get back from work in time.

So, usual arrangements - meet at the bus stop on main road across from Dobbies at 7pm on Thursday nights with decent lights and any hi-viz gear you have!!

Last year we were regularly getting 6-12 riders and it would be great to get back to those numbers, so if it’s not something you’ve done before but you fancy it, it’d be great to see some new faces! The pace is aimed at a “steady” middle level but we can vary (up or down) depending on the group - the main objective is to get outdoors and get some winter miles in .

Usual route is Chalmerston - Coldoch Rd - Thornhill and back on main road past The Smiddy to Chalmerston Rd. We can vary slightly on icy nights and stick to main gritted roads. Distance is approx 23 miles.

I’m happy to post up weekly and would appreciate if people could post on the thread if they plan to come to avoid anyone turning up to find they’re on their own!

So, starting this Thursday (10th Jan) I plan to be there at 7pm.

Anyone else care to join in?

Alan
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