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Alp last won the day on February 12 2017

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  • Birthday 07/26/1947

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    Grafton Flyford
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    Getting dropped.

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  1. Glad you enjoyed the hospitality and sing song. Here are the words to Dion's song. Each time we have a quarrel It almost breaks my heart 'Cause I'm so afraid That we will have to part Each night I ask The stars up above Why must I be A teenager in love? One day I feel so happy Next day I feel so sad I guess, I'll learn to take The good with the bad 'Cause each night I ask The stars up above Why must I be A teenager in love? I cried a tear For nobody but you I'll be a lonely one If you should say we're through Well, if you want to make me cry That won't be so hard to do If you should say goodbye I'll still go on loving you Each night I ask The stars up above Why must I be A teenager in love? I cried a tear For nobody but you I'll be a lonely one If you should say we're through Well, if you want to make me cry That won't be so hard to do And if you should say goodbye I'll still go on loving you Each night I ask The stars up above Why must I be A teenager in love? (In love) Why must I be A teenager in love? (In love) Why must I be A teenager in love? (In love) Why must I be A teenager in love?
  2. What a super day for a cycle ride. Sunny, not to hot and a light S.E wind. Those leaving Tardebigge were Moira, Mick D, Julie, Gordon L, Tim B and Leigh. Barry met them near Bradley Green and Chris and I joined in at Stock Green Tim having already turned off. Gordon who was recovering from taking antibiotics turned off just after Flyford Flavel. We arrived at a quiet Upton Marina to be met by John and Ann with Mick H arriving two minutes later. John had another shoe trying on session and has finally decided on Sidi Mega size 44. There was a lot of grumbling over the price of the tea cakes however there was plenty of Jam, marmalade, butter pats. The route back was the outward Tuesday Defford ride in reverse. Mick H went on at a faster pace and Leigh did his usual disappearing act not to be seen again.
  3. Being that the cafe stop was close to home I included a tiny lane from Spetchley Island to Crowle only to have Moira complaining about a steep hill. Two weeks ago I had driven the lane in the car and not noticed a steep hill. On arrival at the Nursery, Barry lived up to his nickname of Bouncing Barry by landing in a heap in front of a couple who looked most concerned for his well being whilst some club members had a chuckle. Hope you are OK Barry.
  4. No, we didn't get lost on the downhill to Pershore, we were left behind in the pull in opposite the entrance to Clives. Whoever was on the front leading the charge should have looked behind or at the least asked if everyone was on. We were only 200 metres back but nobody waited.
  5. Me and Chris met the run, consisting of Moira Julie and Leigh, at the Bradley Green end of Flying Horse Lane. We proceeded at a relaxed pace to Radford where we turned left to tackle Moira's favourite three climbs to the Toll House where a right turn took us downhill to Dunnington and downhill again to Broom and Bidford. Over the bridge and on through the pretty village of Dorsington to our destination the Expresso Cafe incorrectly named as the service was slow. Julie and Moira couldn't resist the high sugar content caramel and chocolate covered shortbread containing a million calories whilst Leigh was disappointed after realising he could have ordered a bacon sarnie. Chris and I stuck with the safe Toast and jam in a cardboard box. To avoid the usual Col de Welford Moira requested a different route home so we headed towards Mickleton into a strong head wind (power setting 2 for me) and made a right turn to climb the Alp de Pebworth instead. 😀 After Bidford four of us went via Wixford to Dunnington and Leigh having ridden off in front went up the Dunnington Drag. After regrouping it was the usual route back to Bradley Green where Chris and I parted leaving the rest to make their way back to Tardebigge and then home. An enjoyable ride with no incidents just the strong SW wind on the return leg. Photos below.
  6. Alp

    Comfort on the bike

    I have a both the Stratos and Evolution on my bikes. The profile means you sit 'in' the saddle unlike flatter topped saddles which I describe as sitting 'on'. For those who remember the San Marco Concor, the profile is similar. Guidance on positioning the saddle can be found on the Selle SMP website. i.e Nose up or down, which I found took time to get right. A seat post with an infinite adjustable saddle rail clamp is essential for fine tuning the angle.
  7. Dan Martin: Israel Start-up Nation. Born Birmingham.
  8. Have just returned from Droitwich, Himbleton is flooded and lots of huge puddles everywhere. If Bishampton PO is full you could try the golf club. The cafe is around the back on the lower level and cyclists are welcome.
  9. It's 18:00 (sat) and Caroline, who has just arrived for her fish fingers and chips, says the main bridge in Pershore is officially closed. There is some lying water on the main road through to Pinvin from this end which is ride around-able. Have a nice ride as I will not be out.
  10. I’ll see you either on route or at the Barn.
  11. Moira and I bailed out just after the bridge in Stourport, and like Leigh, took the very lumpy road to Holt Fleet via Shrawley. We did shout we were turning off but not sure if we were heard. After a tea and toast stop at the Garden Centre in Holt Fleet we headed home taking in the lanes from Sychampton, Elmbridge and Stoke Prior.
  12. Will you be going via Stourport or Ombersley?
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