NEW Vags Evening Chaingang Rides

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Ken Thursby
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NEW Vags Evening Chaingang Rides

Post by Ken Thursby » Sun Sep 03, 2017 7:43 pm

Hello Everyone,
Announcing a new Vags evening chaingang ride, every Tuesday through September.
These rides would be "T3" pace, but only for 1 hour.
I have tested the water with a few Vags, and there is some good interest (8-9 folks interested). It would be great to see more folks come along and join in.

Some details:
· Duration: 1hr
· Average speed: 20-22 mph… starting at 20mph gradually building up speed through the session.
· Location: Nelson Industrial Estate, Cramlington, NE23 1WD
· Meeting point: Junction of Neslon Way – Colburn Ave (Barnesbury 10TT sign-on)
· Course Description: 1.3 mile loops, allowing riders to drop-off if the pace becomes too much and re-join when they are recovered.
· Dates & Time: Tuesdays 6:45 start through September
· 5, 12, 19, 26 September, subject to weather. If it’s wet or raining, the ride will be cancelled.

Is this ride for me?:
If you enjoy the thrill of riding fast in a group, you will enjoy this. If you are seeking to increase confidence in group riding and push your fitness, you will benefit from this.

Safety:
* Solid front and rear light required.
* Park your car in Colburn Ave to keep the course clear.

Any questions, post here or give me a call on 0797 44 44 743

Hope to see you there.
Cheers, Ken
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Re: NEW Vags Evening Chaingang Rides

Post by Ken Thursby » Mon Sep 04, 2017 9:50 pm

The weather forecast for Tuesday looks unfavourable at present with heavy rain all day, but clearing in the late afternoon.
If it is wet or raining, we will have to cancel the ride.
I will make a call around 15:00 tomorrow and post here.
Cheers, Ken

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Re: NEW Vags Evening Chaingang Rides

Post by Ken Thursby » Tue Sep 05, 2017 3:09 pm

Good news!
The weather has cleared up... the cloud is breaking and the ground drying out nicely.
So the ride is ON!!

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Re: NEW Vags Evening Chaingang Rides

Post by Ken Thursby » Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:25 pm

Well done to all 6 riders at this evenings chaingang.
Having started off at slower pace to get used to through-and-off and become comfortable with the bends on the course, we became smoother and more fluid and our pace went up, averaging 22.4mph for the hour.

The "drop off and rejoin" worked well when riders needed a lap out to recover.

Hope you all enjoyed it.
Looking forward to next weeks session... all welcome!
Cheers, Ken

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Re: NEW Vags Evening Chaingang Rides

Post by jon bennett » Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:30 am

Good session around the loop last night, Ken - many thanks for putting it on for us!

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Re: NEW Vags Evening Chaingang Rides

Post by robin sleight » Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:04 pm

Thanks Ken
Although I didn't last very long will be back to do better
Robin

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Re: NEW Vags Evening Chaingang Rides

Post by Ken Thursby » Wed Sep 06, 2017 4:28 pm

Fantastic Robin!
You showed true grit in the chaingang. Impressive effort when you re-joined after the lap out as well :twisted:
I'm sure you will be able to stick longer next time

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Re: NEW Vags Evening Chaingang Rides

Post by Ken Thursby » Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:06 pm

Hello,
For those planning on joining the Chaingang on Tue 12th September... The weather forecast is looking like being wet and windy. If it's wet, then we will have to cancel.
I'll make a call at 15:00 on Tuesday and post here if the ride is on or not.
Cheers, Ken

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Re: NEW Vags Evening Chaingang Rides

Post by Richard Knight » Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:55 pm

Cheers Ken

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Re: NEW Vags Evening Chaingang Rides

Post by Ken Thursby » Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:41 pm

UPDATE: CHAINGANG CANCELLED for Tue 12-Sept

Rain is forecast for Cramlington around the time of the chain gang, with a yellow MetOffice warning.
Looking out of the window, cloud is building and it looks threatening!
Reluctantly taking the decision to cancel this evenings ride.
Hopefully see you all next week!
Best, Ken

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