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Benj

Member since Mar 2010 • Last active Aug 2015
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    No maps. But it's very easy to get the OS maps free and they're excellent - happy to explain how that's done!

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    Hello,

    Edge 800 with charger, one mount with plenty of the original bands of varying lengths, all the instructions etc. Everything apart from the Garmin is still in its original wrapping. I've used it a fair bit, but it's never been dropped or abused and it works flawlessly, picks up satellites quickly.

    Collection or delivery only at the moment. I'm in Blackheath.
    They tend to go for £150 to £160 on eBay. So how about £135?

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    Thanks so much for organising Howie. Really great to finally ride a proper grand tour. Looking forward to next year. Maybe it could include the horrors of Col de la Point, now if we can find a section of pavé nearby...

    Chapeau dude!

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    Can't wait! You've done a bon job on the paraphernalia Hms.

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    I requested a skid in Bromley this evening from a chap in a forum cap, on a pink bike. I was a bit sheepish as I was in full roadie mode...

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    ^ between you and smallfurry I'm suffering overwhelming road envy. Great stuff.

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    Excellent report Smallfurry! Sounds like great fun. Strong average speed with the distance and altitude too. Hatdoff

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    ^ Doesn't look that average to me - looks great.

    The Bigfoot Level 1 rides are fun, but hard work. It's a good club though and the people are nice. I'm sort of toying with joining, but I'm already a member of another club and I'm not sure I can face seeing someone else behind their backs!

    You don't have to look too hard to find a heap of climbing in Kent. Steal routes from my Strava if you like - or come out riding with us when you're back in London.

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    After the bumpy ride on Thursday, I was looking forward to a fast and flat ride with the Bigfoot crew. It was the former, but very much not the later, as they decided to deviate from the usual Staplehurst route and head to the Ashdown forest. There were a handful of very, very good climbers in the group and by the time we were approaching the long drag up to the top of the Ashdown I could feel that the elastic I was using to cling onto their wheels was getting decidedly baggy. It finally went ping about half a mile from the top and I watched the fast group pull away and said hello to the broom wagon group.

    Fortunately there was an ice cream van in the car park at the top of the climb and I was revivified by a bottle of luke-warm coke. This seemed to go straight to my legs and I managed to stay with the group most of the way back. With the exception of Ide hill where three of the guys went off the front and killed it - all getting top tens on Strava, with over 3500 people having ridden the segment. (apologies for this getting very Bike-Radar)

    Another stunningly beautiful sunny day, after a grey and wet week. I'm back on track with my tan lines, having inadvertently fudged them on Thursday with a careless shorts hem misplacement fail.

    No bird of prey activity today, but there was a dead snake on the side of the road near East Peckham. I think it may have been a grass snake, but I didn't get a good enough look to be sure.

    In other East Peckham news, I went into the green grocer to get a banana and the guy gave me two for free as they were on the cusp of going spotty. An act of generosity that he may have regretted as everyone else piled into his shop and completely cleaned him out. Next time I'm passing through I'll have to buy some Kumquats or other expensive-ass fruit in order to make amends.

    Rest day tomorrow I reckon.

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