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bluebikerider

Member since Dec 2012 • Last active Oct 2014
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  • in Rides & Races
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    Thanks for the write up, sounds like the sort of thing I'd like. Maybe the one or two blogs I've read were, like you said, hitting the busy periods.

    And if I get to see (?) Andrew on his really old bikes in his French outfit then that'll be a bonus.

  • in Rides & Races
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    On a side note,

    Whilst the allure of the PBP kudos of been there and done that is strong. I'm not big on crowds or long queues. When I read the blogs of people who are back markers like myself they seem to not eat very well or queue for hours at the controls.

    Where as the smaller gathering at the Pendle 600 km seems more my thing.

  • in Rides & Races
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    Thanks for that. I'm currently starting out with 70" and 74" but it's a struggle doing my commute home especially Manchester Rd from Burnley, 4 1/2 miles long with longish sections of 13% (if you believe the signs).

    But I'm very unfit at the moment so I might get used to it. I did used to run 66" but like I said prior, I always got left behind on the flats.

    I might just stick with what I've got and see if I can just MTFU.

  • in Rides & Races
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    Cheers Ed, I agree I think I'll stick a 19 on the back next chain change. Currently has a 17/18 on the back, it came with 17 otp and only an 18 would squeeze in.

    The 17 will be handy for my coastal runs. I used to run 66" but always got left behind with my riding buddy on the flats as he ran 81" to 87".

  • in Rides & Races
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    So I'm back on fixed now my arms 90% pain free and contemplating PBP. A lot of work to do and about 3 1/2 stone to lose in the process.

    If I can't fit in or get a place due to the popularity of cycling these days, I'll do the Pendleton 600km instead.....

    ...I know some people on here have done it and I've read a few blogs, but I can't seem to find the gearing they were using. Anyone know? Just as a guide, I live very close to Andy Corlass' routes and I'm suffering with 70"/74" flip flop.

    Do I persevere as I'm so unfit or is that gearing a bit high for Andy's rides?

    Cheers.

  • in Manchester
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    FFS I rode past that from Harry Halls (but didn't know)..bollocks. I like this game but live too far to play regularly.

    Is there a Lancashire tag on here?

  • in Manchester
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    Where was the old one? I'm still no wiser.

  • in Miscellaneous & Meaningless
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    When you can't remember the last twenty miles on the motorway.

  • in Miscellaneous & Meaningless
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    When your waste size in inches catches up with your age....

    ....need to eat n drink less and ride more.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    I read your blog and have it on favourites...did you replace the bars @pompy

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