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Sunday, January 17, 2010

17th January 2010

Got up early, changed straight into cycling gear....sorted out the ham joint (Cooking cider boiled - honey roast ham for tea) - It always tastes better when it has been soaking in cider all day :-)

At 9:23 I set of towards the Chippenham Rugby club for the start of the Sunday leisure ride, I had left it a little late as it takes at least 10 minutes to get there and the ride starts at 9:30....

As I got to the corner of Frogwell Lane I met the club coming the other I turned around and joined the front of course!

I was very surprised to find that some of the side roads had a layer of ice on them...
0900 Sunny 4.9 °C WSW 8 mph
15 km 1017 hPa, Rising
1000 Sunny 6.3 °C WSW 8 mph
15 km 1018 hPa, Rising
1100 Sunny 7.7 °C W 8 mph
14 km 1018 hPa, Rising
1200 Sunny 8.6 °C WSW 11 mph
17 km 1019 hPa, Rising
Amazing as by the time we had set of it was nearly 6 degrees..

Paul Winchcombe managed to find the ice and throw himself roughly to the ground again...(He or his bike must be fitted with an ice magnet!)

The rest of the ride to the tea stop at the Malmsbury Garden Centre was uneventful, I hade a nice cup of tea and a bacon sandwich then we were off on the homeward leg.

The return stretch joined up to the Fosse-Way and we followed the Chain Gang route back to Biddeston, then we turned left and headed straight back to the rugby club...

The ride was quoted as being "Leisure Ride will be heading out to Malmesbury, via Brinkworth. 35 miles. Meet at Chippenham Rugby Club at 9:30am." , very interesting that we followed the route sheet but the Garmin had the ride as 44.04 miles, not to upset as I had intended to do 45 miles today, I must keep my weekend mileage up :-)

The Garmin had today's ride as 44.04 miles in 2 hours 53 minutes with an average speed of 15.2 mph, route here...

I'm now having a relaxing afternoon in front of 'A few dollars more', before I start cooking tea...

You cant go wrong with a good old spaghetti western :-)


Clive Chapman said...

"Throw him roughly to the ground!" Hahahaha, do I detect a Python fan?

John Berry said...

Ahhh my fav films of all time are 'Life of Brian' and 'Holy Grail'....I can quote most of the films from memory...much to the disgust of those around me :-)

Clive Chapman said...

Same as me JB, I always struggle to pick a favourite line. At the moment I think it's "He is the Messiah! And I should know I've followed few!"

John Berry said...

Brian: Please, please, please listen! I've got one or two things to say.
The Crowd: Tell us! Tell us both of them!
Brian: Look, you've got it all wrong! You don't NEED to follow ME, You don't NEED to follow ANYBODY! You've got to think for your selves! You're ALL individuals!
The Crowd: Yes! We're all individuals!
Brian: You're all different!
The Crowd: Yes, we ARE all different!
Man in crowd: I'm not...
The Crowd: Sch!

Clive Chapman said...

Blessed are the cheesemakers. Where are you from Nose City? Are you the People's Front of Judea? FUCK OFF! Where's the fetus gonna gestate? You gonna keep it in a box? What do you mean he won't haggle? There are lumps of it out the back. I'm Brian and so's my wife. etc etc etc etc. Total genius. I'm giggling just typing this.

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