Forum


Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 15 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Thorndon Sunday 2nd June
PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2013 8:31 pm 
User avatar
Posts: 2755
Location: Riding my bike somewhere
Doing Thorndon ride, meet at kart track by Izumi for 9:45 for a 10 am start...

Nice brisk ride around the good bits it has to offer, may stop for bacon on way round... Prepare to get muddy as some places will still be soaked.....

--------------------------------------
Whyte G-160RS
YETI SB95A


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Thorndon Sunday 2nd June
PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2013 9:43 pm 
User avatar
Posts: 1262
Location: Ockendon
Some places will be wet..? I'm in anyway and I'll have me few quid for the bacon ;)

--------------------------------------
Strava Profile: http://goo.gl/iSl5I


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Thorndon Sunday 2nd June
PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 6:30 pm 
User avatar
Posts: 407
Location: Romford
I would like to tag along tomorrow


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Thorndon Sunday 2nd June
PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 6:44 pm 
Posts: 1694
I would love to join you. I can't wait to get permission to be a Roadie from my surgeon next Friday :)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Thorndon Sunday 2nd June
PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 7:01 pm 
Posts: 124
Went for an early evening loop through Warley Gap "downhill" bit, Hartswood and Thorndon tonight. A lot muddier than you might expect considering how dry and fast running it was just a few weeks back. I'd taken my mud tyres off and put the Captains back on and it was all over the place.
Got away with just dunking my foot up to my socks in thick mud at the end of Warley Gap bit (they were nice clean Five Tens :). Then wiped out twice on that trail that runs alongside the stream in Thorndon when I hit those mud patches half way along and the bike just slid out from under me.
Wishing I'd kept the Bonty Mud XRs on. I may try and make it out tomorrow.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Thorndon Sunday 2nd June
PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 8:34 pm 
User avatar
Posts: 2755
Location: Riding my bike somewhere
Cool parfed... Thanks for the heads up on the trail... I put my summer tyres back on the big wheeler today in anticipation for the conditions expected...

All that are coming just look for the large group of bikers congregating in a bunch at the carpark by the kart track (or look for my blue RAV4) :-)


Adam... You can't mention those roadie words on a predominantly MTB forum... Shame shame oh the shame ;-) ;-)

--------------------------------------
Whyte G-160RS
YETI SB95A


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Thorndon Sunday 2nd June
PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 8:41 pm 
Posts: 1694
I'm looking forward to being a roadie I'm a roadie virgin but looking forward to shaving my legs :)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Thorndon Sunday 2nd June
PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2013 2:13 pm 
User avatar
Posts: 1262
Location: Ockendon
Thorndon was great fun this morning!

--------------------------------------
Strava Profile: http://goo.gl/iSl5I


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Thorndon Sunday 2nd June
PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 8:10 am 
User avatar
Posts: 10
Hi guys,

I was hoping one of you guys might be able to help, i live just down the road from Thorndon (Harold Hill) and am hoping to finally get out for a ride this week (feels like it's been forever!) so thought i'd go for an explore over there. I'll just ride up Warley Road i'd imagine, save getting the bike rack out and get my legs warmed up!

Anyway, long story short, as i haven't got any local knowledge have you got any tips for where i should start and and directions or gps coordinates?

thanks all!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Thorndon Sunday 2nd June
PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 8:45 am 
User avatar
Posts: 185
MikeStan wrote:
Hi guys,

I was hoping one of you guys might be able to help, i live just down the road from Thorndon (Harold Hill) and am hoping to finally get out for a ride this week (feels like it's been forever!) so thought i'd go for an explore over there. I'll just ride up Warley Road i'd imagine, save getting the bike rack out and get my legs warmed up!

Anyway, long story short, as i haven't got any local knowledge have you got any tips for where i should start and and directions or gps coordinates?

thanks all!

Your best bet is to join of the ride (check calendar - thus it has been quiet lately). If not I am sure somebody will offer you to tag along. I sometimes go in the week, if I manage to get a free pass I will let you know
JC


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Thorndon Sunday 2nd June
PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 9:12 am 
User avatar
Posts: 1262
Location: Ockendon
I've ridden Thorndon loads of times and local knowledge is key to a good ride...

I've tried it a few times on my own but seem to have a different route each time..!

There are a group that don't really post it here but that go most Sunday mornings at 10am from the karting track - I went out with them Sunday and it was a blast.

--------------------------------------
Strava Profile: http://goo.gl/iSl5I


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Thorndon Sunday 2nd June
PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 10:34 am 
User avatar
Posts: 10
Ok great, thanks guys! I'll try to make it when there are others heading out!

Cheers!
Mike.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Thorndon Sunday 2nd June
PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 11:38 am 
User avatar
Posts: 4999
Here's a basic route to get you started over there
http://www.endomondo.com/workouts/76092572/1394174

--------------------------------------
Bike piccys!
http://tinyurl.com/okyhpdg


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Thorndon Sunday 2nd June
PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 12:31 pm 
User avatar
Posts: 10
Cheers Ian, looks like a decent loop even without the bits in Brentwood (I'll be coming from the other direction if i ride up...)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Thorndon Sunday 2nd June
PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 8:54 am 
User avatar
Posts: 10
Have managed to pick up my bike and get a pass for tonight so i'm going to head over there for an explore this evening...

Unfortunately this weekend i can only do Saturday AM so i'll have to do the Sunday ride another week...

Thanks again for all the advice!

MikeStan.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 15 posts ] 

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron