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  1. Well, what can you say about this weather, hardly summer is it? 🙄 Saturday runs are definitely off but I remain hopeful we may get a dry-ish window on Sunday morning. We shall keep an eye on this and confirm Saturday night if we have a run. If we do it will be the usual 9am set off from the Abbey and usual rules for you and your kit apply. Ciao for now troops Derek
  2. Following a week of sunny weather and record breaking temperatures the weekend is forecasted to be wet. As usual it may not turn out as bad as forecasted so the following ride options are available. Saturday Faster Pace Run - 8am at the Abbey (Bail out points as usual) Saturday Long Lie training run - 9.30am - 25-30miles at decent pace Sunday Club Runs - 9am at the Abbey - No particular route plans but watch forecast and post up if you plan to go out. Route(s) will be decided based on personnel and weather Usual rules apply for kit - pump, tubes, fluid, tools, helmet and road worthy bike. Let’s just hope the forecasters are over egging it......again. Think I’ll go for the long lie run tomorrow and if Sunday is a wash out then at least I’ll have had some miles in on Saturday Cheers Derek
  3. Nice wee run today for those of us just looking for local ride and not overly taxing. We welcomed Derek Wallace from Bishopton today and he slotted into the group seamlessly. Dave Barr rode out rather gingerly with us to the top of the Bowfield but he then head back to Paisley to take some rest for his ongoing back problem. Andy McLeod, Geoff, Derek and myself carried on out past the Cannie Man and out to Stewarton via Dunlop. Cafe stop at Clerkland Farm then over the lumpy wee back road into Neilston and Barrhead. This worked well with the south westerly wind. 34 miles or so and at nice pace with good company as usual. Perfect for a first run post holidays See ya soon Cheers Derek
  4. Hey troops. Who is up for a 35mile or so run this Sunday? I am thinking of a few routes but will decide either nearer the time or on the day depending on weather and who is out. Possibly Stewarton Clerkland Farm and back over and farm road to Neilston, Clune Kilmacolm BOW then Boarding House or perhaps Strathaven which would be a bit longer. Meeting at 9am Abbey you will be well prepared as usual. Let’s hope for nice weather and a great wee run Cheers Derek
  5. Ian, Sunday is the 21st July
  6. Wee ring options for this week are Balloch or a loop down to Port Glasgow, via Gleddoch coming out half way up the Clune then back through Kilmacolm and into BOW. Option of cafe stop at Bernie’s or Amareto or take Torr road and over the Howwood for coffee at the Boardinghouse. Nice wee route this with a few lumps to get you out of your saddle! usual club run rules apply. See you and your steed well prepared at 8.50. Derek
  7. This week we shall head down to Largs weather permitting. The big ring is heading up Lyle Hill and out past Loch Thom and over to Largs so we could do the same or take the low ground and coastal route. On our last trip to Largs we can back via West Kilbride which was a great option as less busy than the Haylie and no where near as steep as Fairlie Moor! Usual club run rules apply so make sure YOU and your bike are both well prepared. See you 8.50. Derek https://strava.app.link/mkr8OxeqkX
  8. Hey wee ringers. Forecast shows the worst of the rain may have passed by about 9am. However I will be giving it a miss tomorrow, sorry about that! if you want to go out go for and see who traps. Cheers Derek
  9. Due to the poor forecast for Sunday I think we should make hay while the sun shines and offer a club run on Saturday morning. Same time, same place, Abbey 9am, and we’ll see who shows up, select a route and off we go. Usual club Run rules and bike prep apply. Derek
  10. The forecast is not good for this Sunday so we’ll keep an eye on it. Should there be a run on and the weather not too bad I would propose a similar route to Terry’s big ring run taking in the usual Houston loop, out to BOW, Torr Road, Carruthmuir and dropping into Howwood for a cafe stop. Circa 32 miles with a few nice wee lumps. Watch this space though as if it going to be too wet I won’t be out as I intend going out tomorrow when the weather will be fine. Will post a run for Saturday morning Cheers Derek
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Yikes, 24% er in there for half a kilometre!! Bring it on Derek
  14. 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