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Dark Ring Bunch Runs

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This thread is for the Dark Ring Bunch Runs over the Autumn and Winter period. 

 

Loops are to be well lit and reasonably short to allow plenty of opportunity for people to take breathers and regroup with the bunch of necessary. 

 

Numbers, route and ability dependant but the ring usually takes the form of a single chain gang pace line. 

 

Usual requirement of helmets, spare tubes, pump/co2  etc plus a front and back light are essential!

 

1 Lap for warm up and reconnaissance followed by a number of quick laps for training. 

 

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Weather dependant as always but looking at the Dark Ring  Fast Bunch Hillington Loop again this Thursday (1st November) leaving the Abbey for 19.00 sharp.  LIGHTS  ARE ESSENTIAL

 

Segment: https://www.strava.com/segments/16225918

19.15 Meeting Spot Google MapsPin:  https://maps.google.com/?cid=4190942552704653003

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Thursday 15th November was a nice day. Until the Dark Ring hour came that is. Then it got wet and windy. Typical.

Matt wasn't out for over a week and was looking forward to sweaty efforts with a few of the other club members.

The appointed hour came and passed and none of his cycling buddies was in sight.

Matt was wet already so decided to go on with the ride.

Glasgow Road was typical affair. Penilee towards the bridge a bit busier. Matt pulled in to let a queue that formed behind him overtake. A few friendly horns and he was on the move again having created at least one positive relation between drivers and cyclists.

Hillingdon Experience loop was quiet. Matt was hoping to meet see some friendly faces there but it wasn't his day. Half a dozen laps later and one happy chap started to cool down after achieving a new PB. 

Quick bike dismount, clean and polish 😉 in the garage.

He could feel his freezing toes again in the hot bath half an hour later.

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Weather Dependent so keep an eye on WhatsApp.  Dark Ring Fast Bunch Hillington Loop tomorrow night (07th March 2019) leaving the Abbey for 18.45 Ssharp  LIGHTS  ARE ESSENTIAL.

 

Propose to do one lap reconnaissance and a some alternating efforts. Pace is high and group split is dependent on numbers/ability on the night. 

 

Segment: https://www.strava.com/segments/16225918

19.00 Meeting Spot Google MapsPin:  https://maps.google.com/?cid=4190942552704653003

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Weather Dependent so keep an eye on WhatsApp.  Dark Ring Fast Bunch Hillington Loop Thursday night (14th March 2019) leaving the Abbey for 18.45 Sharp  LIGHTS  ARE ESSENTIAL.

 

Propose to do some different types of efforts and group splits. Pace is high and groups might be split depending on numbers/ability on the night. 

 

Segment: https://www.strava.com/segments/16225918

19.00 Meeting Spot Google MapsPin:  https://maps.google.com/?cid=4190942552704653003

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