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Richard A Thackeray



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PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2016 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Richard A Thackeray wrote:

1. 'Level 4' is, apparently, a 'gel ride' (seemingly you need them!!)



I've had a FaceBook reply, from Graham, ride leader;

It was a pleasure to have you along Richard. You'd have no problem on the level 4 rides when you learn to use all your cassette
With a sarky winking smilie.............

One of the other participants stated that it was a 'gel ride' (just not the 'on the rivet' gel-ride)

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PostPosted: Fri May 27, 2016 8:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Had another got at that Crit racing last night in Middlesbrough, it was a bit chilly but soon got warm when moving.
Thought I was doing a bit too much work on the front but about 2/3 into the distance I wanted to stretch the pace a bit to see if I could cause a few problems. Then with 5 laps to go I took shelter in the bunch to recover a bit, jumped on the back of a break of about 5 riders on the 2nd to last lap so I was in a good place and feeling strong.
Coming into the last corner I decided to unleash all I had and kept it going over the line to take the sprint and the flowers.

Win No 1 in the bag

https://www.strava.com/activities/588899821
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PostPosted: Fri May 27, 2016 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Robmet wrote:

Win No 1 in the bag

https://www.strava.com/activities/588899821



Well done. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2016 1:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Richard A Thackeray wrote:
Had an invite to head out with Wakefield Triathlon Club this morning

Meandered down to Pugneys to meet up (which is just east of jct 39/M1)
There were quite a few members there, some of them had been open water swimming in the lake (WTC members are the only people allowed to)

I saw one girl, in the WTC kit, & had only one thought on my mind (no, Gunner!!) & that was ; Crikey, she's the spit of Trotty Very Happy (Laura Trott)

Nine of us set off, at a steady pace (almost too steady!), but it was a beginners/novices session (& teaching to ride in a group)

Greg, the leader, is a good rider/runner, as he's finished a few Ironmans!
I knew a couple of the others, from previous places (ie; Ian is a regular ParkRunner)


Not sure of the distance, without using Mapometer, but it wasn't difficult, or in anyway hard (the Wednesday evening rides last summer, were far faster, but then we all 'knew the score')


Upon getting back onto Doncaster Road (A638), at Ackworth, they swung right into Nostell Priory, when we got there, for tea & cake
I went in, & said my thanks & goodbyes

Came home, put the bike away, & into running shorts & out for a XC!!


i can se my house in this photo haha


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PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2016 8:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice work Rob!

Yesterday on my way home there was a bloke going the same way on a nicely kitted out Giant Propel Advanced aero bike. He proved tough work to stay with!

I'd been clicking through looking at bikes and fancied an aero bike as my next one (Merida Reacto was looking like a good choice) and getting my butt handed to me yesterday has confirmed to satisfy n+1 that I do, in fact, need one. Roll on cycle2work re-admission date!

Although I am in 2 minds as to whether I actually want to just get some decent wheels. Hmm n+1 or new swish wheels, the bloke's Giant had some nice deep section carbon wheels which made a lovely "whoosh" sound.
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PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2016 9:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Went out with my mileage-mad lady cycling companion Lorraine who was determined to get a 100-miler in before she goes on an Irish cycling holiday with three other mad cycling girlies.

Managed to get in some good Chiltern hills like Winter Hill, Dolesden Lane etc.and she'd recorded 103 miles at the end so got her wish. We were both on Enigma titanium frames - just as well because of the crap roads in places.

Got a bit trafficy near the end, as is the way on Fridays around here.

Decent weather as well ....

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PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2016 11:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dave0w wrote:
Richard A Thackeray wrote:
Had an invite to head out with Wakefield Triathlon Club this morning


i can se my house in this photo haha


Come & join us next time??

Failing that, do you run (for any speed/distance), if so, again come & join us....

A different 'us' though!! (random photos)



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PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2016 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lovely pictures Richard. Very Happy

Popped out on the Scott Addict today for a brisk run around the local lanes, what a beautiful bike this is to ride.

Down to Seamer and Rudby then on to Crathorne where a lot of guys were warming up for a local Time Trial near the cricket ground.

Then it was a fast run down to Appleton Wiske with a bit of a tailwind, then turned to make my way through Picton and back to Crathorne, pushing quite hard but being hampered by a pesky headwind, then the level crossing closing at the Station pub. Rolling Eyes

Steady away back to Rudby then on to Maltby and home.

30.6 mile
1 hour 38 min
18.7 mph


https://www.strava.com/activities/590721249

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Jim Mc



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PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2016 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Was trying to gee myself up for a ride with Tyne valley cycle club this week but the weather's been so bad I've not been out for a week plus the guy at the club was planning on doing a 75miler which is just ludicrous for me.

Went out today and went through a couple of really picturesque villages, Healey and Slaley. 35 miles and 2.7k of climbing. Totally goosed. Sunny day but not warm, end of may and I'm still wearing 3 layers. There's a definite nip in the air even in the direct sun.

I don't know if it's age related or what but I've been cycling for a couple of months this year now and I am seeing slight improvement but feel like I'm not strong like I used to be. If I go marginally beyond my regular training distances I completely tank and am overwhelmingly weak on the return leg.
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Gunner



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PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2016 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jim Mc wrote:
......... Sunny day but not warm, end of may and I'm still wearing 3 layers. There's a definite nip in the air even in the direct sun.

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Totally bang on. Wink

Not even sunny up here today, quite ruddy foggy to be accurate, but damned cold for May by any standard I can tell you.

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PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2016 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gunner wrote:
Lovely pictures Richard. Very Happy


Just a few of our lovely ladies

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2016 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Was out at my favourite reservoir today having a quiet bimble, when the Red Arrows must have gotten wind I was in the area and decided to drop in for a flyby:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3cEzjF4XdY

34m 2.7k climbs, getting quicker apart from the gawping at aeroplanes.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2016 7:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Short ride out Friday (working yesterday)

Through Castleford, up 'Mary Pannal', along the Ridge Road, to Peckfield Bar

Over to Micklefield, & onto the old Great North Road, through the village,then further 'GNRing' into Aberford

Past the Crooked Billet, up into Saxton (with its famous 'Greyhound' pub)

Over to Church Fenton, back into Sherburn-in-Elmet

Back along another stretch of the 'GNR' into Fairburn

Heading back towards Allerton Bywater, & a familiar figure on a Trike was heading towards me........
(Gary from my Club, & also a regular on the 'CycleChat' forums)

Shouted greetings exchanged, & it was back home, via Castleford

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2016 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beaut of a day. Out for a longer run, 37.9mi and just under 3.2k climbs. Kept stopping to take pics on strava.

Had a go at Peth Bank in Lanchester which is listed here (incorrectly named) bloody killed. Not very long but is the steepest hill I've attempted. It flattens out after about 4 storeys and drags on for another half a mile or so. http://cyclinguphill.com/100-climbs/perth-bank/

I think Bale Hill in Blanchland is probably steeper but doesn't seem to get a mention on that site.

https://www.strava.com/activities/600653641

Starting my next job soon so trying to make the most of it while I can.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2016 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good effort Jim. Very Happy

You were certainly right about it being a beauty of a day. I headed down to Masham via the back lanes through Appleton Wiske, Northalerton and Bedale.

Had a well deserved, outdoor cup of tea at a cafe in Masham market square, then headed for home via mostly the same route I had done to get there, just a little variation nearer home.

Had opted for the SuperSix Evo Ultegra for this ride and Ruddy Norah did I enjoy it. Very Happy

A good, hard 73 miles in the bank and a Strava Fondo to boot, great fun. Very Happy

73.7 mile
4 hours 11 minutes
17.6 mph


https://www.strava.com/activities/600380931

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