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What is the best length for a post-AGT ride?
50 miles or less 5%  5%  [ 1 ]
60 miles 5%  5%  [ 1 ]
70 miles 14%  14%  [ 3 ]
80 miles 19%  19%  [ 4 ]
90 miles 5%  5%  [ 1 ]
100 miles 29%  29%  [ 6 ]
110 miles 5%  5%  [ 1 ]
120 miles or more 19%  19%  [ 4 ]
Total votes : 21
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 Post subject: Post-AGT run length poll
PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2006 7:14 pm 
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Just thought I would try to get some statistics about how long people think a post-AGT ride should be. I would be grateful if only Full Members voted.

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Judging by the responses so far it should be easy to come up with a run to suit the majority - oops we don't seem to have a majority - therefore I suggest a short to medium length run that covers a great distance should be just about perfect :lol:


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Simon E wrote:
Judging by the responses so far it should be easy to come up with a run to suit the majority - oops we don't seem to have a majority - therefore I suggest a short to medium length run that covers a great distance should be just about perfect :lol:


This then has to be combined with the normal 'rules' that the run should be on new, interesting (but NOT bumpy) roads with a picturesque destination that serves a cheap all-day breakfast, and is 20 minutes away from all parts of Essex for those who want to get home quickly.

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From my view point the 'Time' or finish time is more the limiting factor - ie i would prefer on most occasions to be home between 4 + 5 pm. and if we covered 30 miles or 200 miles would make no differnce so long as it was enjoyable ride.


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I have yet to attend a post agt ride ( unfortunatly work gets in the way) but when i do manage to make it , as cornershy commented, distance isn't a factor as much as time and maybe more so in the colder months.


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It is the ride that is most important closely followed by the social lunch with friends, as I have to take a day off work to attend getting home for mid pm after good ride and good lunch am not bothered about length of the ride. (please do not take this in an obscene way am tired) :shock:

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Length of ride unimportant, as long as it's fun, with good company, good meal break and I can get home in time to wash bike before it gets dark :roll:

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I never really feel as though I’ve had a ride unless it’s a minimum of 100 miles :shock: But, as everybody seems to point out, it’s the time getting back that counts, plus of course the company :D :D





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Keith Boyles wrote:
I never really feel as though I’ve had a ride unless it’s a minimum of 100 miles :shock: But, as everybody seems to point out, it’s the time getting back that counts, plus of course the company :D :D

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Im with you on this one Keith, good post. :wink:

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Phil Reader wrote:
Keith Boyles wrote:
I never really feel as though I’ve had a ride unless it’s a minimum of 100 miles :shock: But, as everybody seems to point out, it’s the time getting back that counts, plus of course the company :D :D

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Im with you on this one Keith, good post. :wink:


Couldn't agree more, it's got to be worth getting the bike out. Any less than 100 miles and I'm spending longer cleaning it than riding it :D
Maybe that's just me :lol:

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How come it is all Observers giving opinions on rides they by all rights shouldn't be going on ? We will have Clive T chipping in next, opining that any ride that doesn't require a change of clothing and a tooth brush is "Short" :D

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Guyon wrote:
How come it is all Observers giving opinions on rides they by all rights shouldn't be going on ? We will have Clive T chipping in next, opining that any ride that doesn't require a change of clothing and a tooth brush is "Short" :D


This poll was originally posted so long ago that they were probably only trainees at the time :-)

Any observers wanting to join the post-AGT rides are very welcome.

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Hi Chris,
I agree that the miles covered is less important than the home by 1600 to 1730hrs. or if the rides expected finish time was know so rest of the familys plans can be made around the ride.
100 miles is good for me on mainly derestricted road, but if the Tom Tom shortest route for cycles is chosen the distance before the aches start shortens.
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A hundred miles seems about right to me. Mind you I haven't been to many lately so who am I to comment (Getting full use out of my Arsenal season ticket impinges a bit as the missus tends to object if I dissapear Saturday and Sunday).

Roll on summer and I can devote my extra curicula (that can't be how you spell it ?) activities to the Bike.

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Biker Bill wrote:
my extra curicula (that can't be how you spell it ?


No, it isn't, but it is much better than the 'correct' one!

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