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Corallian Chat


Corallian Chat

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Well that was fun!

Got the tech issues out of the way relatively early and some good natter on Wahoo uploads to Strava, quiet roads, obviously Coronavirus, when to go shopping, and other bits.

Jarv made it just as we were packing up, so we humoured him for a few more moments.

Thanks everyone - consensus was that it was useful and fun, and we'll make it a regular thing until either we can get out riding again as a group, or when nobody shows up - just like the Winter Wednesday rides really.

Seriously folks - stay safe out there!

Committee Meeting


Away Ride - Test Valley

 101 km  1184 m  04:56  x5  x1
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Pub Social


Morning Ride to Ramsbury & Hungerford

 76 km  765 m  03:14  x7  x5
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We started and finished this ride in lovely spring sunshine. It was the bit in the middle that was a bit unfortunate. Arriving at Cafe Bella in Ramsbury just in time to catch the breakfast service, it was plenty warm enough to sit outside and enjoy the sun in the sheltered courtyard. But dark clouds were gathering as we passed through Hungerford and they finally managed to catch us at Wickham where we rode through a heavy downpour (and a drop in temp to 4 deg C) for the next 30 minutes before the sun came back for the last 15km or so. This didn't spoil the ride though as it still felt like we had seen the first stirring of spring.

Thanks to all who came along for making this a sociable and easy to lead ride.

Winter Social

We didn't win the quiz, but quaffing the odd pint sitting in front of a roaring fire is still not a bad way to spend an evening.

MexiCorallian - Social Evening


All-day Ride - Windrush

 81 km  470 m  03:31  x9
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After a pretty barren February, at least we managed to get March off to a better start. It was nippy and windy, but at least the sun was out, and it was a pretty good turnout of nine riders.

Nice tailwinds all the way to Cumnor were very welcome for those of us with stale legs. It did manage to become a headwind though as we traversed to the north of Witney. John found a pothole in Curbridge that generated a wheel buckle and a puncture, but with repairs quickly dispatched and the brake gap widened, we we on our way without too much fuss.

Aston Pottery looked busy so we pushed on for 5 minutes to Bampton Garden Plants, where lunches of varying types were consumed. I felt particularly aligned, having leeks in my quiche on St David's day.

Standard return route, but near to Grove the wind made it's presence felt, and the last 10 minutes were rather a drag!

At around Farmoor, we passed a couple of club milestones - Chris hitting 15,000 km total club distance, and Nick hitting 10,000km!