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Oliver Schick

Member since Sep 2008 • Last active Sep 2014

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  • in Cycle Touring
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    Or of course if anyone already has a route or any suggestions they'd like to share then feel free! Last time I went cycle touring I had to carry my bike up lots of stairs, I'm quite keen to avoid that this time.

    There's always the route of the German super brevet Hamburg-Berlin-Köln-Hamburg, which may give you some useful tips. I have no idea what it's like, but Audax routes that long are usually pretty good. :)

    audaxclub-sh.de/node/586

    (All in German, scroll down for a map.)

    audaxclub-sh.de/node/586

  • in Miscellaneous & Meaningless
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    I'm sure this will get an easy 'yes' from Bruce, but anyone else up for trying this out?

    fatgayvegan.com/2014/09/20/vegan-­venture/#more-4438

    It'll be there until the 12th October.

  • in Miscellaneous & Meaningless
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    was walking along a flat road when both my legs broke

    Are there any heights of absurdity not scaled by this game? :)

  • in Current Projects
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    The whole forum waits with baited breath for tomorrows full reveal. This is awesome.

    Actually, at least one forumenger is waiting with bated breath. :)

  • in LFGSS Cycling Club
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    Any east input for route out:

    Henry, instead of turning right from Snaresbrook Road, just turn left and then into Eagle Lane. That takes you to an underpass under the railway line between Eagle Lane and Falcon Way.

    Also, much more popular among cyclists than the route you've drawn via Chigwell is to take the B173 Manor Road/Lambourne Road than the A113. The latter has a lot more car traffic. It takes you a little higher up, but you can then drop down to Abridge along Hoe Lane. Even more popular is to carry on along Manor Road and then to turn left into Hook Lane (my favourite lane) and left onto the B175 Stapleford Road, then straight on at the roundabout for a short bit of the A113 London Road, then turn left just after the the M25 overpass to go along Tawney Lane. Hm, with the flooding yesterday and this morning I'm not sure how clear the latter is going to be, but it is rather lovely to ride along. You'd then hit your intended destination loop from the SE. (There's nothing really wrong with your route after Abridge, I just thought I'd show off my local knowledge. :) )

  • in Miscellaneous & Meaningless
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    'Voluntarily'?

    In the sense that an unelected clique of landowners and lords got together having bankrupted both themselves and the country and performed the merger without the consent of the population at large to save their own privileges?

    That they then followed this up with what can only be described as cultural genocide in forcibly clearing people of their lands, burning houses and putting them on ships to the colonies where they were then used to displace other vulnerable people is pretty indicative of how 'voluntary' it was.

    Once again, even if sung by an Irishman:

    youtube.com/watch?v=Lcm3MmD7u­yc

  • in Miscellaneous & Meaningless
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    I played it again some years ago with some friends, about twenty years after we had last played it. We didn't enjoy it much, and this is a group that sometimes played it for hours back in the day. It's dated badly by virtue of being so simple and so many other, more sophisticated games now being available.

  • in Epping Forest Honey Badgers
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    Some puddles, maybe.

    That ground is very dry and there's tonnes of thirsty vegetation.

    Good luck, guys. With what's just come down, I'd guess it'll be more than puddles.

  • in Miscellaneous & Meaningless
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    Simply biblical rain right now. I imagine that everything that got flooded yesterday in Hackney will get flooded again. Wick Road yesterday:

    Middleton Road:

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