Author Topic: London to Hastings II

sam

London to Hastings II
« on: January 08, 2016 »
Group ride etiquette

I have prepared this brief guide on etiquette when riding with others.



It isn't necessary to point out potholes unless they're shaped like something interesting
Do you think Neil Armstrong pointed out all the craters to Buzz Adrin?



"Car up!" or "Car down!"? Neither
Judging by how often I hear it explained, this shout is instinctively confusing.



Avoid rubbernecking puncture repairs
I know, it's very hard not to. Bear in mind that some people have a shy bladder. Better to break into discussion groups about non-topical current events.



Volunteer to be a waymarker – don't wait to be drafted
Conscientious objectors must report for pothole repair duty after the ride.


Voted most likely to draft self

Don't speed ahead
Unless you're feeling speedy. And are confident of the route. Speaking from experience, it's a good way to get drafted for waymarker duty.



sam

London to Hastings
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2016 »

#Dorothy Parker #Rapha

FAQ

Here's the route sheet. I worked hard on this.

straight
2nd left at the roundabout
3rd left this time
right
left
left
left
right
left
right
left
right
left
left
right
left
left
right
right
left
left
right
a bit tricky here, but generally right
left
right
right
left
left
right
right
left
bear right
right
left
right
left
right
right
right
left
make your way through this, then
left
right
left – careful not to keep going straight here
left
right
left
7th right
right
left
right
right
right
left
right
time for lunch!
right
left
left
left
right
left. sorry, right
right again
left
right
left
right
left
right
right
left
left
right
muffin break
left, then turn around and retrace the last 3/4 of a mile. You want to see the pyramid, don't you?
left
right
right
left
right
left
right
right
2nd left
right, bearing left
right
right, onto the home stretch
final right. It may be a good idea to dismount before going on the pier

sam

London to Hastings
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2016 »
Destination: the pier.



It's been tidied up considerably since that cleansing breath of fire in 2010.



There aren't many amusements yet, but they've got child care sorted.




It's a shame I'll be cancelling this ride next month. [As long as I'm slipping back in time, note to self: skip that physio session, she's going to accidentally induce BPPV. Fair warning.]