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andy_k

Member since Jul 2010 • Last active Oct 2014
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  • in Cycle Touring
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    Extremely jealous, I haven't stopped thinking about those cakes all day :(

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    They're also relatively cheap on PX/On-One on-one.co.uk/i/q/TYVIVOHY/vit­toria-voyager-hyper-folding-tyre

  • in Cycle Touring
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    Veganz is a good place to start but avoid the posh restaurant they've put in upstairs, the cafe and supermarket on the ground floor has a selection of bagels, wraps and snacks and a whole lot of cake (avocado blueberry and lime cheesecake mmmmm...), smoothies and fancy coffee stuff

    tanneb.de/ does vegan waffles (amazing!), around the corner(ish) there's a place called Rootz which also does cake and other cafe stuff.

    Voner does excellent seitan doner/kebab type stuff, they had like a garlic tahini sauce, get that on everything...

    Delores had some nice veggie/vegan burrito options, apparently it's "like Chipotle but European and better", either way you get a lot of guac and the burritos were the size of my head. Yellow Sunshine does junk food stuff (wheat burgers and things) if you're into that, I wasn't blown away but figured I should probably try a vegan currywurst and then sat in the park opposite drinking beers all afternoon. There was a great Sudanese takeaway nearby too but I can't remember what it was called. Huge portions of idon'tknowwhatbutitwasnice and a load of the Sudanese version of falafel was thrown in by the owner just for having a chat with him it seemed!

    Dada falafel was great for falafel, their website isn't that helpful though!

    There were a bunch of other good places, I'll ask Lucy this evening as she'll remember what they were called while I can only remember what I ate!

  • in Cycle Touring
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    Besides eating all the amazing veggie stuff I could stuff in my face, I quite enjoyed visiting the 'Museum of Things'

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Surly Nice Rack

  • in Cycle Touring
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    I've heard and read (although I can't find the source right now) about those not being quite as durable as the other stuff, "his fell to bloody pieces after the first ride" was the last verbal account. I'm sure any issues will be ironed out shortly, if not already, though.

  • in Cycle Touring
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    I meant to add that Revelate and Apidura are both stitched, with bias tape folded and sewn to keep everything neat and add a touch more water protection.

    Experience with the Apidura stuff is that it's waterproof up to a point, didn't quite survive a 12hour downpour in the lakes, but only let a very small amount of water in that sat at the 'nose'. Thankfully any important stuff was packed up in mini dry bags at the time.

    Picked up a Revelate Pika the other day as I don't have enough seatpost on my Cross Check for the Apidura stuff. Looking forward to getting it covered in mud soon.

  • in Rides & Races
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    Fair enough, it's dark red and sparkly, not the usual green.

    By the sounds of things it's a good job the route is changing again next year! Just seen Dave's video and some of the 'paths' you had to navigate...!

  • in Current Projects
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    All the WI stuff comes in through Sideways Cycles (both distributor and retailer).

  • in Rides & Races
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    I thought Rich made it round on his Krampus?

    ... and well done again, from what I've seen/read so far, I don't think I'd be back yet. Probably should start training now if I enter for next year...

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