WikiWirral 13yrs online 24/7 365 days a year.
Forum Stats
12133 Members
65 Forums
72378 Topics
976015 Posts
12 posts in the last 24hrs
Max Online: 7831 @ 8th Apr 2013 4:18pm
Who's Online - Click Me
71 registered (11kendo, 11 invisible), 1453 Guests and 183 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


(Views 7days)This Weeks Most Read
Wirral Globe 507
Pensby Hotel 492
Sports Personality Of The Year 462
Raspberry Pi in the classroom! 370
PC Repair needed 304
Name help 301
HMT Lancastria 294
Paul Nuttall Elected UKIP leader 187
Another Big Waste Fire in Liverpool. 178
54 plate renault clio 3rd brake light 152
New General Forums
Lib/dems rule the day
by JimmyG
2nd Dec 2016 10:59pm
Daft funny joke
by venice
2nd Dec 2016 5:54pm
We dont learn much.
by venice
1st Dec 2016 9:22pm
Freegle
by venice
1st Dec 2016 6:36pm
New Wirral History
Name help
by Paternoster21
3rd Dec 2016 8:03am
HMT Lancastria
by granny
2nd Dec 2016 11:38pm
Cubitts Holland and Hannen
by fish5133
27th Nov 2016 5:38pm
Fire station
by chris7777
22nd Nov 2016 12:24pm
Buy a house in Greasby for 12s a week - in 1935
by yoller
6th Oct 2016 6:56pm
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
fireworks on the Mersey last night
Hadlow train station
Topic Replies
Another Big Waste Fire in Liverpool.
by diggingdeeper
12:53 AM
Sports Personality Of The Year
by granny
09:46 PM
IPhone 4s 16gb 35
by anniebo28
12:45 PM
Name help
by fish5133
12:45 AM
Raspberry Pi in the classroom!
by Excoriator
3rd Dec 2016 11:04pm
live webcam from africa, a must see
by granny
3rd Dec 2016 9:39pm
Gymnastics coaches needed.
by margy
3rd Dec 2016 9:28pm
HMT Lancastria
by granny
3rd Dec 2016 2:06pm
Stanlow Abbey
by Kylix
3rd Dec 2016 2:05pm
December
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31
Recent Posts : What's On ?
Wirral TUC Meeting re Update on Wallasey CLP Suspe
by RUDEBOX
30th Nov 2016 9:16pm
World Aids Day Event 2016. Liverpool
by RUDEBOX
30th Nov 2016 9:05pm
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#793329 - 11th May 2013 10:16pm Todays ride
MrPhil Offline
Forum Master

Registered: 14th Apr 2006
Posts: 2367
Loc: Prenton
Not been on my bike since my Father passed away on April 30th, never finished my challenge but to be honest family is far more important.

Today I done my first ride with 5 lads from a road cycling club I ride with called Palefish

They met me in Neston at 8.15 an took the new route going over the new firing range in Shotton, we then made our way to Llandegla.

My fitnss has dropped alot due to a rough cold and chest infection but it was good to snot it out, made it to One Planet Adventure for around 10.30-10.45 and had a brew. SOme other had cake, muffins and tea cakes! looking back I should have as 30 miles later on the way back I bonked (means you have no energy, sugers drop and you have no will to ride!)

If your still reading then well done! I appreciate it.

We made our way back via Bangor-on-dee and Hold to Chester, after that we jumped on the cyclepath to Shotton again and cut off to the new cycle path, we were met with head winds all the way.

All in all the ride was good, some great company. Not as sociable as MTB riding but still good.

Tomorrow I have another ride with the club but will be cutting off to ride off road then meet them at the Pondarosa Cafe later on while the loop round and climb the Horse Shoe Pass.

Thanks for reading, safe riding.

Phil
_________________________

Top
Cycling Advertising
Click me for more Information......

WikiWirral Numbers : Between 150 and 200 New Members Every Month. With Over 3,500 unique visits and 35,000 Page Views each day. Average +500 Search Engines Daily and over 1,000,000 Million Page views a Month. Advertising from 20 . Click Me
#793458 - 12th May 2013 2:36pm Re: Todays ride [Re: MrPhil]
Moonstar Offline

Forum Addict

Registered: 2nd Jul 2011
Posts: 1238
Loc: Wirral
You do well Mr Phil.

My parents, when they were young and us children mere twinkles in their eyes, used to cycle into Wales at the weekend quite often. I believe they all met up at the cafe on the Welsh crossroads.

Top
#793480 - 12th May 2013 3:51pm Re: Todays ride [Re: MrPhil]
granny Offline

Wiki Master

Registered: 29th Jun 2011
Posts: 13481
Loc: Wirral
Not so windy today for you. Hope it's a good day.

My dad was also a keen cyclist Moonstar. He went for miles and miles into Wales and Shropshire . Must have been quite difficult for them in the hilly regions, without the modern bikes. They probably had baskets on the front raftl
Obviously traffic was like nil then, so I should think their rides would have been vey much more relaxed,rather than what MrPhil and friends have to endure.
Strangely enough, he would never buy myself or my sister a bike. He didn't like the idea of us on the roads! ( or maybe he couldn't afford them)
_________________________
...and those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.FN

Top
#793545 - 12th May 2013 7:59pm Re: Todays ride [Re: granny]
chriskay Offline
Forum Veteran

Registered: 25th Oct 2007
Posts: 4868
Loc: shropshire
In my youth I was a keen cyclist; I well remember the cafe at Two Mills, Moonstar. When I was a projectionist at the Plaza, when we finished at about 11p.m. I used to ride to Chester and back just to keep in trim.
_________________________
Carpe diem.

Top
#793548 - 12th May 2013 8:09pm Re: Todays ride [Re: MrPhil]
MrPhil Offline
Forum Master

Registered: 14th Apr 2006
Posts: 2367
Loc: Prenton
Thanks Moonstar, the cafe you mean is Eureka. It's a very busy place of a weekend, I stay out of there due to not wearing lycra and receiving daggers lol.

Ended up binning the ride orr today as I stretched my hamstring so strapped it up and rested, case of doing to much to soon I think.

My mate done a 92 mile trip to the Pondarosa Cafe before and rode the Horse Shoe Pass so he is made up! He had a good average speed of 9mph, considering he is 17st and over 50 he done good!
_________________________

Top
#793560 - 12th May 2013 8:25pm Re: Todays ride [Re: MrPhil]
Moonstar Offline

Forum Addict

Registered: 2nd Jul 2011
Posts: 1238
Loc: Wirral
Not wearing lycra! I don't know why but I found that really amusing. What did people wear before lycra and having padded seats. I think they wore 'sensible' keks and more comfortable saddles. The old bikes I remember were reasonably light and had the drop handlebars. The bottle of home-made lemonade probably went in your coat pocket along with a packet of sarnies.

Top
#793569 - 12th May 2013 8:47pm Re: Todays ride [Re: MrPhil]
MrPhil Offline
Forum Master

Registered: 14th Apr 2006
Posts: 2367
Loc: Prenton
Thats why I am a cat amongst the pigeons on my MTB. Winds them up to pedal faster.

To be fair the lads from Palefish are a good group.
_________________________

Top
#793574 - 12th May 2013 9:11pm Re: Todays ride [Re: Moonstar]
chriskay Offline
Forum Veteran

Registered: 25th Oct 2007
Posts: 4868
Loc: shropshire
Originally Posted By: Moonstar
Not wearing lycra! I don't know why but I found that really amusing. What did people wear before lycra and having padded seats. I think they wore 'sensible' keks and more comfortable saddles. The old bikes I remember were reasonably light and had the drop handlebars. The bottle of home-made lemonade probably went in your coat pocket along with a packet of sarnies.


We wore shorts with a double seat in them. Even in those days our bikes could be quite sophisticated; mine was a Claud Butler all-welded frame, Reynolds 531 tubing, very lightweight. 5 speed Campagnolo gears with a double Williams chainset. Toe clips and special cleated soled shoes. We didn't have to carry a bottle in our pocket; bottle carriers were a quite early invention. For night riding, a Lucifer dynamo set was preferred.
One of my regular trips was to start about 11 p.m., Queensferry, along the North wales coast to Conway, down the Conway valley, stop for breakfast at the Bettws-y-Coed station dining room then back along the A5 to Llangollen, then Ruabon, Queensferry and home about 11 a.m. About 140 miles.
_________________________
Carpe diem.

Top
#793586 - 12th May 2013 9:38pm Re: Todays ride [Re: MrPhil]
MrPhil Offline
Forum Master

Registered: 14th Apr 2006
Posts: 2367
Loc: Prenton
Nice miles Chris!

Route sounds nice aswell!
_________________________

Top
#796392 - 27th May 2013 11:13am Re: Todays ride [Re: MrPhil]
MrPhil Offline
Forum Master

Registered: 14th Apr 2006
Posts: 2367
Loc: Prenton
After a nice 65 mile leg stretch on Saturday I decided that on Sunday I would get up early and ride from Little Neston to Llandegla via Cilcain, Ruthin, Pondarosa Cafe

Woke up late at 10.30am and packed my Camel Back with the following...

Tool kit
2 litres of Lemon Juice with Salt added
Pump
Tube
Light
Inhalor (just in case)
Spare tyre incase one split

Also filled a 500ml water bottle with Orange Juice with 2 tea spoons of suger and Salt as I knew dehydration would ruin the ride.

Log from the ride..


All in all the ride went well, only thing stopping a linger ride was battery power on the phone.

With Summer being here I intend to try and get abit fitter, cardio is letting me down at the moment as I can only do short bursts on hills.
_________________________

Top

Moderator:  Mod 
Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
Another Big Waste Fire in Liverpool.
by Wally1
10:24 AM
Gymnastics coaches needed.
by margy
3rd Dec 2016 9:28pm
Name help
by Paternoster21
3rd Dec 2016 8:03am
HMT Lancastria
by granny
2nd Dec 2016 11:38pm
Wirral Globe
by locomotive
1st Dec 2016 6:25pm
For Sale & Free
IPhone 4s 16gb 35
by anniebo28
12:45 PM
Steam Train Money Box/Ornaments
by Tranquil
1st Dec 2016 11:32am
Childs LFC Bike 5 - 8 Yr old
by Pete_M
1st Dec 2016 1:10am
Cat related Collectables
by Tranquil
29th Nov 2016 4:48pm
original xbox
by vw_kyle
27th Nov 2016 8:17pm
Featured Member
Registered: 3rd Aug 2014
Posts: 1492
Newest Members
DavidSharpe, Grayo123456, uptonvillage, NobbyHunt, sam1512
12133 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
New Wirral Info
Gymnastics coaches needed.
by margy
3rd Dec 2016 9:28pm
Wirral Globe
by locomotive
1st Dec 2016 6:25pm
Wirral TUC Meeting re Update on Wallasey CLP Suspe
by RUDEBOX
30th Nov 2016 9:16pm
World Aids Day Event 2016. Liverpool
by RUDEBOX
30th Nov 2016 9:05pm
A job. Company not named.
by venice
30th Nov 2016 6:30pm
News : New Topics
Another Big Waste Fire in Liverpool.
by Wally1
10:24 AM
Pensby Hotel
by granny
29th Nov 2016 6:39pm
Paul Nuttall Elected UKIP leader
by granny
28th Nov 2016 12:03pm
Disgusting surely not legal creamfields noise !!@
by svenlock68
27th Nov 2016 8:25am
Paying for EU Citizenship (Poll)
by diggingdeeper
26th Nov 2016 12:35pm
New Enthusiast Forums
54 plate renault clio 3rd brake light
by Mike72
1st Dec 2016 12:52pm
Raspberry Pi in the classroom!
by FelixCowden
30th Nov 2016 9:27pm
crop loss & water rationing in Dominican Republic
by FelixCowden
30th Nov 2016 8:46pm
PC Repair needed
by TudorBlue
29th Nov 2016 2:54pm
Sports Personality Of The Year
by fish5133
29th Nov 2016 12:32am
(Views 24hrs)Trending Newest Topics
Another Big Waste Fire in Liverpool. 178
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Mon 8:12am
Sunset Mon 3:54pm
Local Time Mon 4:13am
WikiWirral Can . . . .