Week Day Rides – Tuesday & Wednesday

Midweek club rides start from Milngavie & Bearsden Sports Club (see map below), which is a short bike ride from the station.  There’s no need to join GMBC to come along to your first few rides.  The routes and durations vary to suit the conditions & those present.  Tea, biscuits, changing facilities and bike wash are available afterwards.  All you need is a well maintained off road suitable bike, a spare tube, pump and multi-tool and some enthusiasm.

During Autumn, Winter and Spring (Sept – April) you will also need a set of lights powerful enough to ride offroad which will last about 3 hours (for example, Solar Storm lights or these from Planet X/Magic Shine.)

Remember: no-helmet, no ride!

We have three mid-week rides to choose from:

  1. 7.00pm on Tuesdays
  2. 7.45pm on Wednesdays
  3. 7.00pm on Wednesdays (Introductory Ride – pace & distance to suit those present)

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For Sale

Trek Procaliber 9.8 SL 2016 components with brand new Race Shop Limited 2018 frame

£2,200

photo here

New headset bearings, new bottom bracket, new gear & lockout cable, new brake pads & brakes bled. Forks will be serviced by mid Feb.

Frame – 19.5″ (L) Brand new Race Shop Limited 2018
Super Light OCLV Mountain Carbon [IsoSpeed, E2 tapered head tube, MicroTruss, Control Freak internal routing, balanced post mount brake, PF92, Boost148 & G2 Geometry]

Forks – RockShox SID RL, Solo Air, Motion Control damper, remote lockout, E2 tapered steerer, Boost110 & G2 Geometry w/51mm offset on 29ers, 100mm travel

Wheels – DT Swiss X1700, tubeless strips & valves, 15mm front, 12mm rear (Boost110 & Boost148)

Tyres – Continental X-King 2.2, Tubeless, not much wear

Shifters – SRAM X1, 11 speed, small scrape on body

Rear derailleur – SRAM X01 Carbon, Type 2

Crank – SRAM X1 1400, 32T Direct Mount X-Sync, usual wear

Cassette – SRAM XG-1175, 10-42, 11 speed, usual wear

Saddle – Bontrager Montrose Elite, hollow titanium rails, original & unused

Seatpost – origional Bontrager Rhythm Elite as spare, 31.6mm, unused

Handlebar – Bontrager Race X Lite, OCLV Carbon, 31.8mm, 5mm rise. Lizard Skins lock-on Peaty grips.

Stem – Bontrager Race X Lite, 31.8mm, 7 degree

Headset – FSA IS-2 carbon, E2, sealed alloy cartridge, unused

Brakeset – Shimano Deore XT hydraulic disc

Ne’er Day Ride?

Hi.  Anyone up for a ride tomorrow?  Clear your hangover, get a start on the new fitness regime.  A later midday start at the club hall for anyone feeling a bit rough from the partying.  I’ll bring some milk in case there’s no cafes open so we can get a cuppa back at the hall after the ride.

Ne’er Day Ride

GMBC

Mince/Pie Ride – 13-Dec

Hi.  It’s the customary seasonal bimble which is the mince pie (& non-alcoholic mulled punch) ride.  It’s a regular ride (maybe a bit shorter than normal) followed by a bit of a social session back at the hall.

It means we’ll buy vast quantities of the cheapest mince pies we can get our hands on so the mince pie mountain lasts us well into June or July 2018.  But apparently best before dates are just advisory anyway.  Please post up on the club website or on FB to say you’re coming.

Our effort will look nothing like this!

Yours sincerely,

Mr Kipling

2017 Annual General Meeting

Please note that it’s the club’s AGM on Wednesday 29th Nov (arrive 7pm for 7:30pm start).

  • To submit any points for the AGM agenda then please email info[AT]gmbc[DOT]org[DOT]uk by Monday 20th Nov.
  • A finalised agenda and previous AGM minutes will be made available before the 2017 AGM (hopefully by 22nd Nov).

Currently the plan is to host the AGM in the lounge area upstairs at the sports club and as per previous years, there will be some light refreshments available as well as the famous GMBC AGM prize draw.

It’s YOUR club so we encourage everyone to participate in the AGM so you can have your say about what’s working well and what we can do to make the club better for its members.  Hope to see you there.

Graham (GMBC Chairman, on behalf of the Committee)

Old Kilpatricks Ride

Ride report: up, up, up, steep up, flatter but windy, icy headwind = cold teeth, descend through muddy ruts and trees, more up, great tailwind, hike-a-bike, cold sidewind, more muddy ruts, great views, great chat, fast & slidey descent, beautiful sunshine, steep, twisty trails.  Smiles all round at the bottom.

Here’s what you missed:

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Sunday Kilpatricks Ride

I’ll be doing this ride tomorrow.  I’m not fit/fast just now but I have a time constraint so I’ll be wanting to keep moving to make sure I get the miles in before it’s game over.  It should be a cold, clear day tomorrow so that steep, steep climb up the front will be an ideal warm up 😉  There’s no cafe stops en route so bring food/munchies.  Depending on progress there may be an option for some extra loops or extending it.

Meet at Kilpatrick station & ready to ride for 9am.

Kilpatricks Sunday Ride