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Skydog

Member since Aug 2016 • Last active May 2022
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    Great. Definitely planning to do it at least every other week, if not every week, when the weather plays ball.

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    Thanks for coming along man, I was very happy to get out and to have someone to talk to. Think I might have bailed out after two loops in that cold if I was on my own.

    The route seemed to work well so I'm planning to do this at least every other week if the weather is ok. The roads were starting to get a little slippy in places so if we have to I'll shift the ride to looping the A77 via a couple of the roundabouts (there's a few to choose from).

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    Sorry, thought I'd included the time. Aiming to leave Langside Hall at 7pm, I might be a few minutes late.

  • in Glasgow
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    Sorry, been shit at posting here, and shit at riding much if I'm honest. I'm heading out on Wednesday (18th) for an A77/Moor Road/Kingswell loop training session if anyone wants to come. Plan is ride out, three times round the loop (or more or less, people can do what they want there) then ride back. Aim to average around 25kph, so will be putting in a bit of effort but nothing silly as I've been ill (non-COVID). It's a Glasgow Wheelers ride but all welcome. @French_Touch @rlerlerlerlerle

    Route here:

    https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38373741

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    I'm stumped.

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    My rear light is an Exposure Blaze Mk3 ReAKT. It's pretty expensive but very good and I reckon a decent rear light is well worth the money for riding in the dark. It flares when you brake which is also really good.

    For front lights to see by rather than just be seen I have a Moon ADJ800 but I don't think they make these anymore. These are a bit more tricky as they get expensive quickly and I got mine so I could do some off-road stuff too. I'd look for something that can do 800 lumens (they all tend to cover a wider range depending on mode), ideally with a wider beam and a mount that doesn't mean you need to break out the allen keys every time you put it on. If you can find one with an external battery pack it'll last longer, a lot of the ones that look like torches have quite a short burn time on the highest setting, but some of the wider ones also have decent burn time. There are some very cheap lights on eBay but fair warning, I know at least 3 people who have had cheap battery packs explode on them while charging. Luckily they were doing it in the garage. This looks really good:

    https://www.wiggle.co.uk/moon-meteor-sto­rm-pro-light

    And if I were buying again I'd be looking for something for off-road with an external battery pack so would probably go for this, or something similar:

    https://www.wiggle.co.uk/hope-r4-vision-­lightweight-led-front-light

  • in Glasgow
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    I'm back in the game, although 30 mins on the rollers killed me yesterday. I've got a big light so happy to do some evening riding either this week or next if anyone fancies it?

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    I'd definitely be up for that if I'm free.

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    Hopefully not too dark, I've got the lights charging. Might bring the big front light.

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