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Adna

Member since Mar 2021 • Last active May 2024
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    Hello,

    Let's drink coffee, eat pastries and ride bikes together. We can call ourselves the Queens of Pain au Chocolat.

    We're meeting up at Kate's (116 Causewayside, Newington, Edinburgh EH9 1PU) at 9am. We will depart the coffee shop at 9:45am as we have a slightly longer route and I aim to bring everyone back by midday at the Meadows. Our route will take us down the boring but fast road to Dalkeith Country Park, then next to one of my favourite trees, after which we will make out way back to the city using the east side bike lanes near Whitecraig: https://www.komoot.com/tour/1526465940 Bring a lock or check that a buddy will have one to lock bikes together for the coffee shop stop.

    This will be a strictly no-drop ride. We will wait at key points to keep the group together. These group rides are more about claiming some precious & potholed tarmac space, rather than chasing QOMs. The only essential thing to have is a working bike - any type will do. Fully charged lights are a must and we encourage you to wear a helmet! A small request that everyone checks their brakes beforehand as we want to keep you all safe. A spare tube to fix a flat tyre is a must and some tools would be grand but there will always be someone with tools to help out if you need to borrow anything (if disaster strikes, you will get help). Our rides are completely self supported which mean we will be there for you as best we can but you are ultimately responsible for your own safety and wellbeing.

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    Route for tomorrow: https://www.komoot.com/tour/1518343736

    Also edited the text above.

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    Hello everyone!

    This week we'll be heading off for a classic Braids loop starting from the Meadows - a true tried and tested and much loved route: https://www.komoot.com/tour/1518343736

    As usual, this is a strictly no-drop ride and we will wait at key points to keep the group together. These group rides are more about claiming some precious & potholed tarmac space, rather than chasing QOMs. The only essential thing to bring is a working bike - any type will do. Fully charged lights are a must and we encourage you to wear a helmet! A small request that everyone checks their brakes beforehand as we want to keep you all safe. A spare tube to fix a flat tyre is a must and some tools would be grand but there will always be someone with tools to help out if you need to borrow anything (if disaster strikes, you will get help)

    Our rides are completely self supported which mean we will be there for you as best we can but by signing up for this ride, you agree that Queens of Pain and the ride leaders are not responsible for your safety - you are ultimately responsible for your own safety and well being.

    Hope to see you for the ride!
    Adna

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    Eve and me are at the brewery now!

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    If anyone wants just half the route that is Glasgow > Edinburgh: https://www.komoot.com/tour/1501085490

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    Glasgow - Edi for me

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    Ikea, Costkea Way Loanhead, Scotland, EH20 9BYUnited Kingdom (map)
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    Hej!

    The event you forgot you loved is back and scheduled for LEAP DAY. We’re going on a mid-week after work adventure to Ikea for dinner. Why Ikea? Well… they’ve got new bike racks that we need to test and I’ve been having a craving for veggie meatballs since November.

    Similar to our summer adventure, this is not a classic party pace guided ride. Instead - you decide the pace and the time you leave home so that you make it to Ikea in Loanhead for a 7:30pm dinner! If you are feeling social use the comments section below or the whatsapp group to find a ride buddy. If you want to race it - go for it! If you want to take your time and have fun afternoon shopping for trinkets or a new mattress- you do you! No matter how you get there- the group finish means that we will enjoy some of the finest mass produced Swedish cuisine as a group.

    There are two suggested routes for the ride:
    Short, direct using bigger and fast traffic streets: https://www.komoot.com/tour/1434315192
    Longer, more bike-lane usage: https://www.komoot.com/tour/1434317353

    Return to the city by following one of the routes back. There'll be more people around for impromptu group rides back if that's your jam.

    Needless to say, but similar to all our regular self-supported rides you agree that QoP and the ride leaders are not responsible for your safety.

    Vi ses där,
    Adna

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