For the bicyclists

Discussion in 'OT (OFF Topic) Forums' started by Darrell, Jun 7, 2018.

  1. Darrell

    Darrell Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    3,065
    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2006
    Location:
    Back in Mill Hill but sometimes in Skiathos
    Car:
    A Jaaaaag, 2016 Dacia Duster and a 2004 Carrera (996)
    Im doing the London Nightrider on Saturday night starting at the London Velodrome at Stratford.

    My slot is 11.45pm, it’s 100km and I haven’t a clue how long it will take!! And I’m using the wheels I bought off a member (ss201) from here.



    I’m doing it for charidee which is Alzheimers.
     
  2. AMGeed

    AMGeed MB Club Veteran

    Messages:
    9,979
    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2008
    Location:
    Bournemouth/Poole Dorset
    Car:
    2004 W211 E55K ///AMG
    Good luck.
    60 miles.
    You should be done before breakfast:D
     
    Happytalk73 and Darrell like this.
  3. OP
    OP
    Darrell

    Darrell Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    3,065
    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2006
    Location:
    Back in Mill Hill but sometimes in Skiathos
    Car:
    A Jaaaaag, 2016 Dacia Duster and a 2004 Carrera (996)
    Bloody hope so, I’ll be gagging for a beer!
     
    merc85 likes this.
  4. merc85

    merc85 MB Club Veteran

    Messages:
    6,477
    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2013
    Location:
    Harwich
    Car:
    s211 e55k
    60 miles id have thought around 4hrs tops :) i did a charity cycle over 60mile, 1st time 3hrs 35, then a couple years later 3hrs 10,

    Have a good cycle Sir :)
     
    Darrell likes this.
  5. OP
    OP
    Darrell

    Darrell Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    3,065
    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2006
    Location:
    Back in Mill Hill but sometimes in Skiathos
    Car:
    A Jaaaaag, 2016 Dacia Duster and a 2004 Carrera (996)
    3hr10 is very quick so well done.

    We did the 50km ride last year and that took us 4 hrs because the whole ride is on central London open roads and so we have to adhere to traffic regulations etc.
     
    merc85 likes this.
  6. merc85

    merc85 MB Club Veteran

    Messages:
    6,477
    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2013
    Location:
    Harwich
    Car:
    s211 e55k
    Oh i see doh... I didnt relise it was in the city. Not sure if your on strava so if not the link wont work

    59.9 mi Ride Activity on May 17, 2015 by G S. on Strava
     
    Darrell likes this.
  7. OP
    OP
    Darrell

    Darrell Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    3,065
    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2006
    Location:
    Back in Mill Hill but sometimes in Skiathos
    Car:
    A Jaaaaag, 2016 Dacia Duster and a 2004 Carrera (996)
    merc85 likes this.
  8. OP
    OP
    Darrell

    Darrell Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    3,065
    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2006
    Location:
    Back in Mill Hill but sometimes in Skiathos
    Car:
    A Jaaaaag, 2016 Dacia Duster and a 2004 Carrera (996)
    Very good. My mum has a renter in Frinton!! It’s a very bizzare place.

    One of my homies did a 60.7 miler on the weekend. 4hrs15 at an elevation of 6700ft!!
     
    merc85 likes this.
  9. merc85

    merc85 MB Club Veteran

    Messages:
    6,477
    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2013
    Location:
    Harwich
    Car:
    s211 e55k
    6,700ft!!! blooming heck lol
     
  10. NOMONEYBUTAMERC

    NOMONEYBUTAMERC Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    977
    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2010
    Location:
    Weston super Mare
    Car:
    w202 C240 . Porsche 968 Boxster
    Reckon I could do that in about 4 ...............................................................................................................weeks.
    Good luck , and good on you for giving your time and energy.
     
    Darrell likes this.
  11. OP
    OP
    Darrell

    Darrell Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    3,065
    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2006
    Location:
    Back in Mill Hill but sometimes in Skiathos
    Car:
    A Jaaaaag, 2016 Dacia Duster and a 2004 Carrera (996)
    He’s a cycling machine.
     
    merc85 likes this.
  12. OP
    OP
    Darrell

    Darrell Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    3,065
    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2006
    Location:
    Back in Mill Hill but sometimes in Skiathos
    Car:
    A Jaaaaag, 2016 Dacia Duster and a 2004 Carrera (996)
    He’s done that E’tape thing a couple of times but he’s really more of a downhill mtb rider tbh.
     
  13. clk320x

    clk320x MB Club Veteran

    Messages:
    7,243
    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2016
    Location:
    England
    Car:
    Mercedes
    Good on your Darrell and best of luck.
     
    Darrell likes this.
  14. ss201

    ss201 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    785
    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2009
    Location:
    Near Lancaster UK
    Car:
    190E 2.6 Sportline, W203 320 CDi SE Estate
    Take it steady, don't try to keep up with the fast lads, drink regularly (not beer - until you've finished!)

    Good luck, ride safely, avoid the potholes and have fun!
     
  15. tanuie

    tanuie Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    1,575
    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2012
    Location:
    Ely Cambridge
    Car:
    C Class 350 Sports Edition Coupe W203
    Well done Darrell .
     
    Darrell and Happytalk73 like this.
  16. flying haggis

    flying haggis Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    158
    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2011
    Location:
    A house in Norfolk
    Car:
    E class sport est with AMG/Brabus package SWMBO has B class
    "We did the 50km ride last year and that took us 4 hrs because the whole ride is on central London open roads and so we have to adhere to traffic regulations etc."

    i thought traffic regulations and traffic lights didnt apply to London cyclists!!!
     
    brucemillar likes this.
  17. OP
    OP
    Darrell

    Darrell Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    3,065
    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2006
    Location:
    Back in Mill Hill but sometimes in Skiathos
    Car:
    A Jaaaaag, 2016 Dacia Duster and a 2004 Carrera (996)
    So did I until they gave us the briefing. It can double your ride time!! along with lash-heads coming out of pubs and clubs.

    No doubt we will stumble across some of those moped mugger t*****s along the route.
     
    Last edited: Jun 8, 2018
  18. Happytalk73

    Happytalk73 Week in the cooler

    Messages:
    5,386
    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2015
    Location:
    South West Scotland
    Car:
    Vito
    Hope all went well Darrell. Look forward to reading how you did. :thumb:
     
    Bobby Dazzler likes this.
  19. OP
    OP
    Darrell

    Darrell Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    3,065
    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2006
    Location:
    Back in Mill Hill but sometimes in Skiathos
    Car:
    A Jaaaaag, 2016 Dacia Duster and a 2004 Carrera (996)
  20. Codger49

    Codger49 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    1,511
    Joined:
    May 21, 2015
    Location:
    South Kent
    Car:
    W209 CLK500, CLK280; W168 A190; E46 325i
    Well done!
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.