Ivinghoe Velo Rides For Sunday 29th January 2023

One of the most annoying (in my humble opinion) saying is “we go again” spoken often in football to mean perform as well next time after a victory, or as a pick up after a defeat, it was first uttered by Steven Gerrard after a win at Norwich in 2014, it’s now used as often as pro cyclists say “yeah” to start a sentence (and also throw in an extra “yeah” mid sentence for effect). For some more inspiring cycle quotes see the bottom of the post! In the mean time after missing out on road rides last week……. we go again.

10:30am 19 miles for New Starters and Re-Starters https://ridewithgps.com/routes/41805901

10:30am 23 miles https://ridewithgps.com/routes/41812778

10am short cut (30 miles) https://ridewithgps.com/routes/41812756

10am 35 miles https://ridewithgps.com/routes/41811790

We are lucky enough to have Ian Taylor looking after new starters and re-starters this week while Dave Bembridge takes a well earned break from leading.

Rides start from outside ivinghoe church. We depart on time so please arrive earlier that your planned route leaves ivinghoe. We are an inclusive, non-competitive group who welcome newcomers and returners, no one gets left behind until the final sprint. Look after those in your group, your “peloton” should be greater than the sum of it’s parts.

If you are in need of some motivation try these cyclling quotes:

Training is like wrestling a bear – you don’t stop just because you’re tired.

You are one ride away from a good mood.

The older I get, the faster I was.

I just trebled the value of my car, I put my bike in the boot

My ultimate fear is that when I die my wife sells my bikes for what I told her I paid for them.

They are not hills, they are mounds of opportunity.

Sweat is just your fat crying

Age and treachery will overcome youth and skill

Beyond pain there is a whole universe of more pain

The bicycle is just as good company as most husbands and, when it gets old and shabby, a woman can dispose of it and get a new one without shocking the entire community

You can’t get good by staying at home. If you want to get fast, you have to go where the fast guys are

Life is a long, winding hill climb. It’s knackering and painful at times, but as long as you don’t give in, you’ll be able to look back and enjoy the view

I don’t ride to add days to my life, I ride to add life to my days

The only bad ride is the one that didn’t happen

You never have the wind with you — either it is against you or you’re having a good day

Give a man a fish and feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and feed him for a lifetime. Teach a man to cycle and he will realise fishing is stupid and boring.

No bike ride is too far when you have good company