Journeys on my sprint

So this is just some Videos and Photos of my Journeys and happenings. Please see my other recumbent Greenspeed Page to.







Sunday, 2 December 2012

WINDRAP WGX FERING UPDATE




WINDRAP WGX FERING UPDATE 



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NOVEMBER 2 SUNDAY RIDE 2012


NOVEMBER 2 SUNDAY RIDE 2012



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Tuesday, 13 November 2012

WINDRAP WGX FERING ON AN ICE SPRINT X TEST RIDEB 11th NOV 2012


WINDRAP WGX FERING ON AN ICE SPRINT X TEST RIDEB 11th NOV 2012
 











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Monday, 29 October 2012

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http://road.cc/content/news/69604-recumbent-rider-deserves-death-and-would-be-better-going-dignitas-says-councillor


I believe I know who this could be, but whoever it is should not be subject to this sort of abuse from narrow minded fools as this Guy in this story, I would like to suggest a recumbent to be held in this village to high light these innocents showed to the recumbent Cyclist.

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Monday, 8 October 2012

Passing of time




Passing of time

Well I am without a bike my last Bike was sold a few weeks back, it’s still odd to go in the garage for a potter around, and survey all the bits I have squealed away thinking that will come in handy, most never does but you never know, and there in no bikes in there.

When I was selling the last bike one bay the Guy who brought the other sharper from me sent me a note that he had just come back from cycling on it in Span, I am pleased both bikes went to good homes. So it’s been time to sort and throw all the bits out and throw them away, it amazed me and found myself saying what the hell did I save that for ?

The Trikes are Great a different world thought, the dark side LOL, suet’s me as I get plenty of attention you can’t be a wilting flower on one, and you have to like to answer a lot of questions, mostly the same ones but Hay that’s life. Sometimes it’s a bit of an eye opener, like I was stopped by two lads around 15 who were most animated in their questions then one of them asked the main  question  I get asked, How much are that? When I gave him some idea of the price he came back with why pay that much for a peace of crap like that! Feeling a bit defatted and a slightly dented ego I did not rise to the bate but bided my time, until he asked me can I have a go?  And gratefully to restore my ego I replied, Na you could not handle a peace of crap like this and rode on.       
   
Good memory’s good times and life goes on  
As we turn the next page  
 
 
 

Sunday, 23 September 2012

 
 
Saturday,22nd sep  Hayes Greenford Richmond threw to Wiser park and back Home around 60 Miles.
Nice Day, Dry and suny, Adrin had Jellies Babies
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SUNDAY 23
Not a good day
 
 
 
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Thursday, 20 September 2012

New Toy for the Ice sprint
NICE
 
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Sunday, 16 September 2012

NOT A LOT PLANNED TO DAY


Was not planning a ride to day but the sun was out and dry and one has to make the most of it as winter is coming, and it’s always a long winter  did about 50 Miles all in having a rest day to day the 16th
 
 
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Friday, 7 September 2012

 
SEP 2nd 2012
SUNDAY CLUB RUN
GOOD RIDE
NICE DAY
SPOTTED A NEW TRIKE
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Tuesday, 28 August 2012

SUNDAY 26th

JUST OUT AND ABOUT
 
 
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Saturday, 25 August 2012

Not a nice day to day


Not a nice day to day
Saturday 25th Aug     
 
 
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Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Monday, 13 August 2012

THE THREE HILS DECENT RIDE SUNDAY 12th AUG 2012 ICE X SPRINT

THE THREE HILS DECENT RIDE SUNDAY 12th AUG 2012 ICE X SPRINT

 

Sunday Ride taking in the three Hills I like to descend

A goof 65 mile ride on the ice sprint X

Mistakes: I side threw Maidenhead when it was Marlon

And the Motorway was M40 not M25


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Sunday, 12 August 2012

SUNDAY THE 5th AUG 2012


Rocco’s marmoreal ride
 From Ruislip to Jenna’s Café at bolters lock.
Good turnout.  


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Sunday, 29 July 2012

Rocco Ride – 5 August

On Sunday, 5 August, there will be a ride in honour of John Rocco Richardson. Rocco would have been 76 on this day.

The ride will start at the cafe at Manor Farm, Ruislip, at 10am, and head out to Jenner’s at Boulters Lock – and back. This will be a distance of 76km. Arrangements have been made for the cafe to open early.


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2012 OLYMPICS


GUT TO SEE THE START OF WOMRNS CYCLE RODE RACE, AT HIDE PARK CORNER
WELL THAT WAS IT 7 YEARS IN THE MAKING AND I GOT TO SEE 30 SECONDS LIVE OLYMPICS


I did not set out to see it, just went for a ride around London. Nice morning sunny but about mid/day
Started to cloud over, had to stop under a tree at one point and decided to run for home got 50 Miles in so had a good hard sprint home and got in about  30 Minutes before it realty started raining.
Nice one  
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Lizzie Armitstead won silver to claim Great Britain's first medal of London 2012 in the women's cycling road


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Saturday, 28 July 2012

SUNDAY 22ND RIDE


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Saturday, 21 July 2012

Wiggins

Wiggins

Amazing!!
He got cycling on to ITV1 No less

Fantastic 1st and second UK  


What a day
unbelievable

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SATURDAY 15TH JULY 2012


July 15th a Gopro experiment a ride around London to work out the Gopro

Still learning and the sound is poor, but it’s just working out how to use it and I will still use the flip as the main Cam and the Gopro for high lights and add sound.

So this and the next Video are trials with no sound.   


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Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Politicians and games organisers Kill cyclists

The decision to ban bicycles from over 95 per cent of London’s Games Lanes will put cyclists’ lives at risk, according to the ETA (Environmental Transport Association).
More than nine out of ten Games Lanes are situated on the outside of traffic queues, but cyclists will not be allowed to enter these ‘offside’ Games Lanes for what are described as ‘safety reasons’ – a policy at odds with national standards for cycle training and one described as potentially highly dangerous by the ETA.
From the TfL website: “As 95% of the Games Lanes are offside, and will be busy with Games Family traffic, they are unlikely to be the preferred position for cyclists.”

£130 or bike impounded

Cyclists who stray into the Games Lanes will face a fixed penalty of £130 and their bike will be impounded if they are unable to pay.
OK that is what is going to happen nothing will be done about it, we have not heard anything from the CTC or other organisations that take out subscriptions, and seem to me more worried about being a registered charity, than calling for a cycling protest.
So much for the bumbling cyclist mare of London to say nothing about it and to allow it, it’s all a con and a lie about improving cycling in London all it is as some blew paint called a cycling motorway but you can’t use it as to cars parked on it, it looks good and does nothing and that is a politicians dream come true all looks no quality and is the Kings new clothes story. Just slap some lines around and then chant look what great work I am doing. but Cyclists who stray into the Games Lanes will face a fixed penalty of £130 and their bike will be impounded if they are unable to pay it’s all just another. X Factor looks good but achieves nothing however this policy will kill someone, it’s not may be it will.   

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

ICE SPRINT X SUNDAY RIDE TO BENSON

Sunday ride


Henly Hill
 IN WIDE SHOT

 
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Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Three day trip to France

Day 1

Our three day trip to France began with an 0530 start. A  couple of hours later and we were battling with the crowds of school children and booze cruisers to get a coffee and breakfast at the Eurotunnel terminal in Folkstone. Sadly the much hoped for fried breakfast didn’t happen as the queues were just too long and slow. Driving onto the train, the skies were ominously dark, sure enough on emerging from the Channel tunnel in Calais the rain was lashing against the train windows. A quick hours drive down the coast brought us to the Bay of the Somme, another quick stop for a coffee at the Autoroute service station and we were on our way again to our B+B.

La Fermette des Pres de Mautort in Abbeville was to be our home for the weekend, we were welcomed by our charming host Sara who made us very welcome and ensured safe parking for the trikes in their garage.  Right on cue, the weather improved, so we loaded the trikes and headed out for a ride, joining the main road, we noticed a flowerbed that had been planted in the shape of a cyclist wearing a yellow jersey, it turns out Abbeville will host the start a Tour de France stage on July 2nd. We’d decided to try and do a reasonable but gentle ride, in the end we managed 50 miles, cycling through the undulating countryside and down into the flatter area around the bay of the Somme. The weather was still being kind to us, but it was very windy which made the going hard at times and not at all as warm as you would expect in June.  First stop was Saint Valery-Sur-Somme a charming town, apart from the cobbled streets, which were not so good on the trike. One expensive coffee later, we headed back towards Abbeville, this time taking the cycle path along the river. This was flat and very direct, been almost a straight line all the way to Abbeville.

Abbeville itself, was a town that had clearly suffered in the two World Wars, most of the town centre was composed of non descript  modern buildings. The only exception was the stunning Gothic cathedral of Saint Vulfran, which seemed to have survived in amongst all the destruction. Even so the wonderfully carved façade was peppered with shell and bullet holes and the whole rear of the building had clearly been rebuilt, such a shame. After the obligatory tourist shots of the Cathedral we headed off in search of dinner, in the end opting for a cheap and cheerful restaurant for chicken and
chips, followed up ice cream !


DAY 1

PLUS PHOTOS


Day 2

A full days cycling today, we decided to head off down the river cycle path to Saint Valery as this gave us the quickest way back to the Bay area, it was still incredibly windy and overcast but at least there was no rain. From there we followed marked cycle paths towards “Le Houdrel” a spit of land at the end of the bay. The paths which largely ran alongside main roads were well surfaced, so apart from the ever present wind we made good progress, zapping past fields of inquisitive cows and the occasional French cyclist. At “Le Houdrel” we stopped for some crepes and drinks, parking up alongside a Russian made Ural motorcycle and side car, I’m not sure which drew more attention.  Onwards then, the path taking us through the sand dunes of Brighton and into Cayeux-sur- Mer a rather sleepy seaside town, which appeared almost deserted.  A three course lunch was called for (well it is France !) as we worked our way through lunch, the clouds had burned off and we were treated to wonderful blue skies and sun. Suitably refreshed, we headed off through the sleepy lanes, slowly climbing up through the hills towards Abbeville. Despite having picked the area because it looked relatively flat, we faced a couple of long steep hills which called for the granny gears, on the plus side though this made for some great descents. Stopping in the shade at the top of one of these hills we were both attacked by vicious French flies, leaving us nursing itchy legs and necessitating a visit to the local Supermarché for soothing cream ! Not content with a huge lunch, we headed into town and finished off the day with dinner in a Belgian restaurant


DAY 2

Day 3

For once the weather forecasts had been accurate, light to heavy rain was predicted on Sunday and that’s what we got. As it was the last day we decided we didn’t mind getting wet so off we went. Because we had to leave mid-afternoon, we opted for a short ride, in the end just cycling along the other side of the bay to Noyelles-sur-Mer. Here we detoured slightly out of town to visit the Chinese Cemetery from the First World War. It made for an unusual site in the middle of rural France, with it’s Chinese style gate and the mix of Chinese and English on the headstones. The Chinese had been used as labourers by the British and Noyelles had been home to a field hospital specifically for them. Felling pretty worn out and wet we headed back into the town, having decided to follow a cycle path across to Saint Valery and then head off up the river to the B+B. As we sped through town, we noticed a rather inviting café, so we popped in only to find it was run by Pippa and her husband Peter from the UK. Pippa who was an artist used the rear of the café as a gallery, with the front being a bar restaurant. It was only 11 oclock, but already one of the tables was taking up by a local sipping on his eau de vie and watching the world go by, later he was joined by another who in between drinking his way through a couple of glasses of beer, did a passable imitation of the steam  train that ferried tourists around the bay. Having managed a plate of Scottish drop scones with jam and cream and a mug what was labelled as British Rail Tea, we headed back to the B+B with another 25+ miles under our belts. Then it was just a case of packing up and heading home to the UK


DAY 3



Great week end
 
 
 
 


****Video to follow, under construction***

Friday, 15 June 2012




Rocco


In Memory of Rocco who sadly died recently

The cycling world will miss him greatly.

A nice Guy and a Great cyclist





MESSEGES
Click on link


 
Rocco
So many people new Rocco, and so many have herd of him
There are a lot of stories of how others met him or how he would turn up in the most unexpected places.
I was on a sailing ship as a member of crew that set sail from Southampton bound for the Gran Canary Island, and, somewhere out at sea a week into the trip I got chatting to another blind guy on the ship and he was a cyclist a stoker on a Tandem, I just happened to menschen Rocco’s Name and the guy said O Yes I know Rocco.
Even in mid Atlantic he was known of
Once you had met him you could not forget him or his voice
What a Nice Guy he was
RIP MATE







Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Saturday the Hot ride 26th Ma


Drive into darkest Essex, parked up in Shenfield, and rode out to Hannigfield reservoir, for tea and bacon sandwiches at the waterfront cafe. Then around the reservoir and on through the little village of Stock and up to Wittle for Lunch at a 400 year old coaching inn. A winding route back to Shenfield with a stop at "The Viper" in Mill Green for refreshing drinks. 48.3 miles
Fantastic day near empty roads was a bit hilly but not bad just undulating some what
But good scenery lots of nice country roads.
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Monday, 21 May 2012


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Sunday, 20 May 2012



WE DO THIS SO WELL 








Sunday run, Th May 



Just a quick ride in to London, shame to waste a dry day, Adrian my Gide Dog trike was trapped having to carry out domestic things, having not been marred long, they still wish to be together, Can’t wait for this state to where off so we can get some dedicated  cycling in!!  my wife is in east born on sea at the moment having a weekend away with friends, Mm now I think about it who is the friend she is with?     
Had a mishap on the way in at some lights  by 4 by 4 that had never seen a rough road in its life nor will it, decided whiles at the red light did not wish to sit behind me so tried to drive up the side of me clipping my right wheel and buckling the rim with his tyre. Bit of a heated back and forth, nothing like being hit from behind to be told it was my fault, Police fortunately trend up and swooped details for me. Fortunately I spent some time with my spoke key tweaking it back in true, being OCD it was rather Manic as once I had started it had to be perfect!! 2 Hr. later I managed to convince myself it was as good as hell I was going to get it now leave the buddy thing as it is, it felt like panting I just can’t tell when I am finished, I could be there for the rest of my life!!! Lots of roads closed which made things interesting; lots of tourists taking photos of the Trike, any one would think they had never seen one before, well may be they haven’t, Got home safely 40 mile ride one buckled wheel and a slightly buckled pride.
O and Meet Steve again in Hide park on his recumbent, heard a voice from behind telling me how dangerous my trike was LOL, did not recognise me as the back end of the Greenspeed riding to day on half a tandem my ICS spring X.







Saturday, 19 May 2012



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How many Sprint X in the back of a car? 

Just checking to see if they fit, longer journeys in mind this year.




Sunday, 6 May 2012

A MEETING OF ICE SPRINTS AND THE THERE WHERE THREE .



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6Th  MAY a sort ride  

A short ride to day, it was still cold but dry, surprisingly cold for this time of year it was a cold that crept into you if you stood still for to long.

There we where sitting there in our short ride watering hole a café beside the River Thames  when out of the blew another Ice sprint appeared, great, very surprised  to meet another  ICE owner., who lives so near to us, forgot to exchange details mate if you see this drop me a line E mail on Blog or U Tube and we can sort out some rides.

  ICE BLOG  http://myicetrike.blogspot.co.uk/

GREENSPEED BLOG  http://omgraham.blogspot.co.uk/

FACE BOOK  http://www.facebook.com/ 

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Saturday, 5 May 2012

ICE RSX SPRINT X AND  GREENSPEED GTT FLY BY 











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