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  1. We have a dozen of our members away this weekend to Spain so thinking of a joint ride with bail out points since our numbers will no doubt be greatly reduced. We will likely post a route, possibly Stewarton, which gives us various route options home. So, let’s see you out on Sunday. Usual rules apply and make sure you, your bike and your kit are well prepared. Derek
  2. Guys, I won’t be out this week and Liam can’t make it either. Although I might fit something in around 11am! You will see Tahir has a middle Ring Run arranged so go along and see who shows up. There is likely to be folk looking for a similar ride to you so you can decide on a route in the morning. Sorry we haven’t plotted something but life just gets in the way sometimes!! Derek
  3. Yikes, 24% er in there for half a kilometre!! Bring it on Derek
  4. What a great day for the club with 20 members out on show. Good to see Stevie McFarlane and Ian Ross, the forefathers of this event, and in such good form. Well done to Mark Syme for all the organisation and great shift to those who cycled door to door. Great effort from all in really tough conditions on the island with that easterly wind. Brilliant start to the 2019 Summer calendar! Although, not quite summer yet 🙄 Derek
  5. Training loop went really well today as we had good numbers to allow it to happen as intended. Dimitar, Dugald, Simon, Sandy, Kieran and myself took part today. Great to see Simon back out. He did amazingly well considering his injury but his hand was still very painful. Good to see Dugald back in the saddle again and his ankle held up reasonably well. The group broke up one by one as we progressed with a final 3 of Dimitar, Sandy and myself crossing the finish line in 41.57 for the 13.2miles which was 18.83mph average. This puts our first group time down so let’s see you out there and beat the time. Well done guys. I think we all enjoyed it and back home for 11am!! C U next week. Cheers Derek
  6. Training loop on for tomorrow again. For those looking for a bigger challenge.....do 2 loops!! See you there. Weather should be fine Derek
  7. The training loop is on for tomorrow. See you at 9.20am for the 13mile dash Derek
  8. Weather poor this morning with strong winds and 80% chance or rain so I won’t be out. If you go out be careful in those winds. Derek
  9. Weather may be a little iffy so we’ll see. how things pan out. Nevertheless I propose a fairly local route with bail out points heading out to Howwood, Lochwinnoch, Kilmacolm, BOW and Inchinnan with cafe stop at the wee farm cafe on Barnsford Road. 58k 450m Climbing. Great wee route. See you Sunday at 8.55am the Abbey and usual club run rules apply. Derek https://strava.app.link/WMafIqewgV
  10. Well done to the lads who went out today. Low numbers but not too surprising given the weather this week and into the weekend. Nevertheless, we had Ian, Terry, Big G, Andy T, Davy, Aiden and myself at the Abbey and decided the big ring would head for Largs. I was looking for a shorter run and Aiden wasn’t firing on all cyclinders with a bit of a cold so we planned a shorter route. We rode together till we hit Lochwinnoch but were pretty wet at the time as heavy rain had come on around Howwood. Aiden and I split off there and headed up John’s hill and out to Kilmalcolm thereafter turning back through to BOW and back along the Georgetown. Nice wee 35miler and it was actually quite nice when the sun came out, but pretty gusty I have to say. After a brief stop at Castle Semple to let the rain ease the lads carried on to Largs then round the coast taking in 2 cafe stops on their journey. Over 60 miles for these guys but major kudos to big Andy Taylor who did some extra miles and clocked up a ton! Well done big chap. See you all out soon. Ciao for now Derek
  11. We’ll see how the weather is and who shows up. I have a night out on Saturday but hoping it’s not a late heavy one! The big ring are doing Largs so thinking of a run to Gourock for cafe stop. Quite a long run at about 45 miles but very flat so doable for our wee ringers. Other more local options available if we decide on a plan B. Usual rules guys and winter bikes/muddies etc. See you there Derek
  12. Clearly we are in the midst of very wintery weather this week. We changed our route last wee due to the wind so I am not plotting a particular route this week. We will watch the forecast over the next day or 2 and if it is safe to go out on roads bikes then we will be out! However, if you like your off road riding then watch out for a post for a ride off the beaten track, perhaps up the Glennifer Braes. Might be tempted myself for the first time!! Thanks Derek
  13. As the Big Ring is heading for Bowfield first the Wee Ring shall join them till the top of the climb. They will descend back down towards Howwood whereas the wee ring will continue out to the Canny Man at Lugton. First bail out point to Barrhead down Lochlibo Road or continue through Dunlop and towards Stewarton but turning left to go along the back road to Neilston past the wind turbines. Then back through Barrhead and into Paisley for cafe stop at the Little Coffee Co. Sorry for not posting the strata route but this is a cracking route with lots of wee lumpy bits and at around 35miles a decent run. I am not 100% for this run due to some family issues but I hope to be there. Liam hopes to make his maiden run of 2019 and he will no doubt want to work off some of those shrimp BBQ’s from his Oz trip!! Usual rules apply re bike and kit. 8.50 for 9am set off Cheers Derek
  14. Nice one Dugald! I hope you get on OK. Weather looking favourable troops so get out there and burn off those excess Cals!! I would love to be out as it is miserable when you are not fit to ride. See you soon. Derek