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Development Chaingang 24 Aug 2015 21:14 #3152

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See you there!

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Development Chaingang 24 Aug 2015 18:25 #3151

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Still room for a (slow) novice tomorrow? Still meet at 6.50 at the vets?

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Development Chaingang 22 Aug 2015 18:37 #3130

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You would be better with the big boys down at Chalmerston lane!

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Development Chaingang 22 Aug 2015 16:50 #3127

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Quite fancy a wee crack at this too.

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Development Chaingang 21 Aug 2015 15:13 #3111

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Jim,having seen you cycle last Saturday, Imcan assure you, you will manage no bother at all.
See you on Tuesday 6.50 at Chartershall!

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Development Chaingang 20 Aug 2015 21:46 #3099

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Jim, It would be great to see you on Tuesday!

Don't worry about the pace, we adjust it to suit the riders that turn up on the night. The emphasis is on learning the techniques and skills of the chaingang.

Cheers and see on Tuesday evening,

Colin

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Development Chaingang 20 Aug 2015 21:03 #3093

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This looks a really good session. I'm a new member too and I'd really like to give it a go. Looks a fair pace on vids though. Nothing ventured though. :-)

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Development Chaingang 18 Aug 2015 20:50 #3044

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Brilliant chain gang tonight, as good as any I have been in in 20yrs.
Could count the number of missed turns on one hand and all would have finished together bar for one puncture!
Nice average of 20mph for the 10 laps which is very decent on the Chartershall course.

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Development Chaingang 14 Aug 2015 21:39 #2971

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How much longer will the chain gang run for, and is it too late for a novice to get involved? When & where?

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Development Chaingang 11 Aug 2015 20:12 #2920

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Had wanted to do a full lap Jim, but the uploading takes ages - I'm told I'm getting fibre optic soon.......
I've managed to upload the final sprint from the same night. The speed etc. is a wee bit out of sync though.

A great turn out at CG tonight, with 2 good sized groups. We set off a bit too fast mind you, but a cracking night. Well done gang!

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Development Chaingang 08 Aug 2015 21:06 #2910

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A cracking wee video, almost perfect eg!
Another minute or so would have been superb.

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Development Chaingang 07 Aug 2015 20:26 #2905

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Remember folks, the Development Chaingang is still running each Tuesday night from 7pm. This training session is for those that want to try CG out for the first time or build up a bit of experience. It's a good, safe ride for SBC members only.
A wee video from a recent session here:

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Development Chaingang 21 Jul 2015 09:58 #2772

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Gillian, as Craig says... you'll be fine!

Come along this evening and give it a try... no experience necessary, you'll get that on the night and over the coming weeks!

It's as easy as riding a bike :)

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Development Chaingang 21 Jul 2015 08:43 #2770

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Skillwise there's nothing to worry about. The Dev chaingang was originally created as a means for riders who can't hold the pace of the Chalmerston road chaingang (which I reckon is about 2/3 to 3/4 of the club...) to learn the skills and techniques of riding a chaingang. I'll hopefully be along tonight work permitting but there will definitely be some other experienced members there who can show you how things are done. Within the first lap you'll get an idea of the way things work.

As for pace - if you coped with the intermediate run you should be able to have a good shot at this. There's a mix of abilities most weeks and the group will ride at a pace to stay together. Make sure you say sooner rather than later if the pace is too high though as it's harder to do this if you've blown up quietly at the back!

Sounds like you should give it a crack! :)

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Development Chaingang 20 Jul 2015 22:35 #2769

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I would quite like to try this but not sure if my skills/pace are suitable. Not been out much with club but coped with the intermediate group two weeks ago.
Any feedback welcome

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Development Chaingang 10 Jul 2015 07:40 #2690

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Thanks guys! I'll give it a shot in that case :-)

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Development Chaingang 10 Jul 2015 07:23 #2689

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Hugh, I absolutely agree with Colin, you'll be fine. If a big unit like me can do it, then a skinny retiree like you will be fine!

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Development Chaingang 10 Jul 2015 06:52 #2686

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Hugh, You'll do fine.

We adjust the pace depending on who turns up. The Development Chaingang is about introducing people to the art of chaingang and helping to develop skills as well as speed with "graduates" transitioning to the other chaingang as skills and speed improve.

See you on Tuesday evening!

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Development Chaingang 10 Jul 2015 05:28 #2684

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I fancy having a crack at this! What prior level of experience / fitness is required? I currently ride with the development group on Saturdays but am probably more at the intermediate group's level. Would that be sufficient?

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Development Chaingang 07 Jul 2015 19:45 #2674

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First ever chaingang completed :cheer: - well sort of
Managed to cling on for one lap - then huge thanks to Jim Prentice for towing me round the other 5

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Development Chaingang 05 Jul 2015 14:29 #2661

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Eileen,
Yes, the dev CG runs all summer at 7pm, Tuesday at the vets car park.
(Sadly I'll be in France and miss the next 2 weeks :silly: )

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Development Chaingang 05 Jul 2015 14:28 #2660

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Eileen,

Yes, it's on over the summer and the start time is 7pm and only lasts for an hour :)

Starting/meeting point is here in the vets car park at the bottom of new Line Road on Tuesday evenings

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Development Chaingang 05 Jul 2015 13:47 #2659

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Assuming this is still on over the summer?
What time do you normally start?
Cheers
Eileen

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Development Chaingang 10 Jun 2015 13:17 #2329

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Group worked really well last night and decent weather

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Development Chaingang 10 Jun 2015 07:27 #2317

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Yes it was a good night last night - the group held together well. All we need now is the nice weather to last...

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Development Chaingang 10 Jun 2015 06:54 #2316

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We had a good group and a good session.
Success!!

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Development Chaingang 09 Jun 2015 08:57 #2306

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I desperately want to start doing this but I have, ahem, a curry night tonight. Next week for sure if that's OK

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Development Chaingang 08 Jun 2015 21:30 #2300

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Myself and Graeme Naysmith planning on getting along work allowing.

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Development Chaingang 08 Jun 2015 21:16 #2298

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Race cttee meeting tomorrow night so cannot make it, probably affect s few others!

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Development Chaingang 08 Jun 2015 20:26 #2297

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Do we have many takers for Dev Chaingang this week?
Numbers have been fairly low the last couple of weeks so it would be good to see more people there this time

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