Any interest in ride followed by Carbon Tech Talk ?

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Any interest in ride followed by Carbon Tech Talk ?

Postby VTech » Mon Mar 04, 2013 19:30 pm

After a post here yesterday I got to thinking about wether anyone here would be interested in an afternoon technical chat with a world leader in Carbon Technology ?
Possibly could make a day of it, maybe a 40-60k ride followed by a tech talk and BBQ in the summer ?
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Re: Any interest in ride followed by Carbon Tech Talk ?

Postby Supermurph09 » Mon Mar 04, 2013 19:32 pm

I'll give it 2 posts before things descend into chaos! :D :wink:

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Re: Any interest in ride followed by Carbon Tech Talk ?

Postby Grill » Mon Mar 04, 2013 19:39 pm

But what would I do with the other 22 hours of my day?
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Re: Any interest in ride followed by Carbon Tech Talk ?

Postby smidsy » Mon Mar 04, 2013 19:42 pm

The OP puts up something that is actually rather interesting and all folk can do is criticise!

Even I can see the positive in this. I would be up for it.
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Re: Any interest in ride followed by Carbon Tech Talk ?

Postby VTech » Mon Mar 04, 2013 19:44 pm

smidsy, its no problem, id have given him the sausage that fell on the floor anyway.
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Re: Any interest in ride followed by Carbon Tech Talk ?

Postby Grill » Mon Mar 04, 2013 19:55 pm

I'm vegan.

40k-60k is not worth getting out of bed for (TTs excluded), regardless of who is speaking. Make it an interesting 200k and even I will show.
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Re: Any interest in ride followed by Carbon Tech Talk ?

Postby smidsy » Mon Mar 04, 2013 20:01 pm

How many people on here do you actually think ride 120 miles in one session?

Ok so 40k is short, but come on 200k!
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Re: Any interest in ride followed by Carbon Tech Talk ?

Postby Brakeless » Mon Mar 04, 2013 20:07 pm

VTech wrote:After a post here yesterday I got to thinking about wether anyone here would be interested in an afternoon technical chat with a world leader in Carbon Technology ?
Possibly could make a day of it, maybe a 40-60k ride followed by a tech talk and BBQ in the summer ?


So more talking than cycling. Sounds about right :roll:
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Re: Any interest in ride followed by Carbon Tech Talk ?

Postby VTech » Mon Mar 04, 2013 20:11 pm

Cant please everyone.
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Re: Any interest in ride followed by Carbon Tech Talk ?

Postby Grill » Mon Mar 04, 2013 20:18 pm

smidsy wrote:How many people on here do you actually think ride 120 miles in one session?

Ok so 40k is short, but come on 200k!


A decent ride starts at a metric century. If I'm going to have to displace myself it better be a damn sight more.
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Re: Any interest in ride followed by Carbon Tech Talk ?

Postby Gabbo » Mon Mar 04, 2013 20:23 pm

Grill wrote:I'm vegan.


I tried a Vegan diet once - lasted about 2 weeks :mrgreen:

Tofu, Tempeh, Spirulina, Quinoa :|

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Re: Any interest in ride followed by Carbon Tech Talk ?

Postby smidsy » Mon Mar 04, 2013 20:26 pm

Grill wrote:A decent ride starts at a metric century. If I'm going to have to displace myself it better be a damn sight more.


That may well be the case but I still feel that you are expecting a lot of many on here.

50 or 60 miles is a fair enough distance for a social ride of this nature surely?
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Re: Any interest in ride followed by Carbon Tech Talk ?

Postby metronome » Mon Mar 04, 2013 20:27 pm

Gabbo wrote:Tofu, Tempeh, Spirulina, Quinoa :|


Haha Pretty much my diet! Providing you throw in some Amaranth.

OP, Kind offer btw. Not often you see acts of hospitality and generosity online.
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Re: Any interest in ride followed by Carbon Tech Talk ?

Postby Grill » Mon Mar 04, 2013 20:29 pm

Gabbo wrote:
Grill wrote:I'm vegan.


I tried a Vegan diet once - lasted about 2 weeks :mrgreen:

Tofu, Tempeh, Spirulina, Quinoa :|


Love quinoa. The other slow release carbs I eat are rice, spelt pasta, and sweet potatoes. Other than that it's all fruit (a ridiculous amount) and veg. I don't eat soya products- bad for you (spikes insulin).

@OP- audaxes are social, but the club rides I go on are never less than 60 miles at a good clip.
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Re: Any interest in ride followed by Carbon Tech Talk ?

Postby Mikey41 » Mon Mar 04, 2013 20:30 pm

I actually would be interested if I was at a closer end of the country. :)
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Re: Any interest in ride followed by Carbon Tech Talk ?

Postby smidsy » Mon Mar 04, 2013 20:30 pm

metronome wrote:
Gabbo wrote:Tofu, Tempeh, Spirulina, Quinoa :|


Haha Pretty much my diet! Providing you throw in some Amaranth.


Are vegans also members of the vowel use society? :D
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Re: Any interest in ride followed by Carbon Tech Talk ?

Postby VTech » Mon Mar 04, 2013 20:34 pm

Meeting fellow forum users.
Having a talk where you can ask questions from one of the worlds leading carbon designers.
Free food and drink.

Ive tried but some of you are total w@nk3rs, if you didnt want to come or if the ride was beneath you why reply ?
You prove yourself at each entry to any thread im in with your smart @rse replies and ive really tried to accept it but for the love of god your bitter guys.
I have had to apologise for the fact I can buy a carbon bike and wheels in previous posts just to appease you guys but why ? I work hard, its my choice and im an ok bloke but some of you are beyond help.
If you dont like it stay away, I would really hate to upset you further.
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Re: Any interest in ride followed by Carbon Tech Talk ?

Postby Grill » Mon Mar 04, 2013 20:37 pm

Always the victim; my heart bleeds for you. Perhaps what you need are carbon testes.
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Re: Any interest in ride followed by Carbon Tech Talk ?

Postby Imposter » Mon Mar 04, 2013 20:44 pm

For heaven's sake leave the fella alone, it's a perfectly valid topic. Or come up with your own ride and post-ride entertainment, then you can dictate the distance ;)

I'm all for pulling people up where necessary, but no crimes have been committed on this occasion.

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Re: Any interest in ride followed by Carbon Tech Talk ?

Postby ugo.santalucia » Mon Mar 04, 2013 20:49 pm

A get together is overdue... If a BBQ is thrown in, that can only be good...


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