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Thursday night gentle road rides Yesterday 22:09 #14504

  • Norrie Petrie
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Hi Gill,
I totally understand your position.
Please, please be careful at that bus stop. It’s a horrible section of road.
Norrie

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Thursday night gentle road rides Yesterday 15:11 #14498

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Hi Norrie

Personally not so keen on the idea. I would not want to wait by myself in the dark in a quiet lane. I'm much happier out on the main road where seen by all and it was chosen for this reason in the winter, with the added protection of the bus shelter if required. The bus stop gives us an area to move out into the moving traffic.

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Thursday night gentle road rides Yesterday 11:50 #14496

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Can I recommend that you do not meet at the bus stop but at the start of Chalmerston Road instead. (That location caused confusion during the Monday night summer rides as it is!)
That bus stop is on a busy trunk road opposite a busy shopping facility that will commence late night opening towards Christmas. Meeting on bicycles at that location in summer daylight isn’t ideal. Meeting there on winter nights isn’t a good decision guys. Go round the corner where it is safe, quiet and on the proposed route.
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Thursday night gentle road rides Yesterday 11:25 #14495

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Similarly I plan to be there most weeks for a 7pm start although can’t make tonight unfortunately

Alan

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Thursday night gentle road rides Yesterday 11:17 #14494

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Beth.

Sounds like a plan.

Last year was 7pm.

I will be there most Thursdays at 7pm at Bus Stop opposite Dobbies.

Graeme.

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Thursday night gentle road rides Yesterday 23:49 #14491

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Not out this week, but probably start next week (25th Oct). Was it 7.00pm we went for last year?

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Thursday night gentle road rides 17 Oct 2018 21:20 #14490

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Just wondering which Thursday the night rides are starting up?

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Thursday night gentle road rides 12 Oct 2018 09:25 #14457

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Hi

I'm not able to head this up this winter as needing to spend some Thursday nights helping out elsewhere but will certainly come along too when I can.

How about we make it self-organising like the summer Monday rides and stick to the usual route which therefore makes planning minimal.

Gill

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Thursday night gentle road rides 12 Oct 2018 09:08 #14456

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Yup - same for me - I plan to make it along most weeks when I can.

Like Allan P - I really enjoyed these rides last year and would encourage anyone who’s not been but is thinking of doing it to come along. Just invest in decent lights and some reflective clothing. It’s a great chance to get out for some miles through the winter and it’s a really sociable bunch!!

Alan

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Thursday night gentle road rides 12 Oct 2018 08:56 #14454

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I'm definitely up for this, having enjoyed the night rides last winter. Anything that keeps me off the turbo trainer has to be a good thing!

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Thursday night gentle road rides 11 Oct 2018 11:22 #14450

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Is there any plan to start these up again? I'd definitely be interested, as found they got me out nearly all weathers. Thanks
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