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Tue Aug 26th 2008
Tuesday Evening Rides
Leader:
Edith Hipwell
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:
We will aim to have two rides leaders for leisurely and sporty options.
Riders:
Angela Sanders
Brian Hipwell
Bryan Charleston
Chris Lea
Chris Walters
Colin Appleton
Des Higgs
Edith Hipwell
Eroyl Thomas
Frank Schroer
Geoff Neill
Henk Altmann (deceased)
Jo Bindloss-Gibb
Richard Divall
Sorrel Williams
Steve Swanton
Riders = 16
Report:
The moderate ride went on a hilly little excursion, variously called (among other things) the Grove Grimpeur, the Grove Gear Grinder, and Silly Hilly. Nine left Grove, with Chris L not making it very far due to injury, breaking off early back home to Challow. The rest took in the early hill to Sparsholt, and then ascended the much more substantial hill (variously called Sincombe Hill and Seven Acre Hill) to Sparsholt Firs, and then the fantastic plummet down Hackpen Hill into the Letcombes. Bryan's chain decided to break in protest at the bottome of Court Hill, with Des generously offering Bryan his bike so that he could "do" the hill. To both of their dismay, a powerlink was produced that enabled (made) both of them climb up the hill :-)

There was only the plummet down Manor Hill left, save for a quick sprint through Grove, and the ride was over. At the start I reckoned we'd do well to do it under 90 minutes - we did with a few minutes to spare, so I reckon we did do well! Sorrel definitely earned "Queen of the Mountains" this evening, showing the rest a clean pair of heels up all the hills, despite complaints last week that she "can't do hills any more" - absolute piffle!

The ride route and stats are here: http://connect.garmin.com/activity/656076

Chris W
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Start Locations
WMP
Wantage Market Place
OMH
Old Mill Hall, Grove
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1* - Suitable for irregular, social, beginner or family riders, pace will match the slower riders. Not hilly or long. Expect rides up to 3 hours. Gentle exercise.
2* - Suitable for regular riders who prefer to cover some distance but at a more relaxed pace. Likely to be half-day rides. Solid exercise.
3* - Suitable for experienced riders, may be hilly, long, quick, or any combination! Likely to be half or full-day rides. Challenging exercise.
4* - Suitable for athletic riders who can ride safely above the 3* standard. Quick rides for the fit.
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