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MTB-Idle

Member since Nov 2019 • Last active Sep 2020
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  • in Rides & Races
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    perhaps they need another rule. I mean when there is a rule regarding sock length then surely sunnies are next...

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    I use that although a cheap eBay alternative which does the business (although cam mount only, no rear light)

  • in Rides & Races
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    Amen to that, brother

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    Didn't know this thread existed so added my mainly cycle-related content above.

    Anyroad up, being a middle aged man I don't know much about da gram. Why would someone DM me and say 'we would love to represent you as our brand ambassador'.

    What's in it for me/them?

    They at least appear to be an account that contains cycling content although they are very new and only have two posts so I'm guessing there's more in it for them than me?

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    Chevron King (>>>>>>) - teenslain
    31trum - 31trum
    7ven - 7VEN____
    AlfredIV - Jadanesme
    alialias - alialias
    andypancake - andyfuckingellis
    amey - ameygokarn
    apollo - apollo_0
    arrowplum - intenseparty
    BareNecessities - pete_bn ( cats, bikes and wood stuff )
    Big H. - big.h26
    birofunk - staines
    Breso – breso_org
    Ben G – beardy_ben_dirty_stancing
    bmxed – bmxed and plkallday
    Bannon - 1646london
    betty -bettymadethis
    bitterbuffalo - lehesk
    brameses - instabraaaamm
    cazakstan - cazakstan
    cliveo - cliveoconnell
    cogsucker - DenGlanzig
    Crimsonape – crimsonape
    Crispin Glover - ah_hatch
    Cyclodunc - photo_dunc
    Crop - xldoublecropper and cropcirclesoundsystem
    craftybutcher - dapthechap
    danslecarton - danslecarton
    Davog – Davog
    dimi3 - DTHR
    DethBeard - Parryman
    desouz - de_souz
    DragunovCZ1 - dragunovcz1
    EB - rollright_knights
    Ecobeard - Ecobeard
    EEI - Eastendimages
    Enso108 - Enso108
    eyebrows- eyebroughs
    Errm_rich - errm_rich
    edscoble - edscoble
    Fixedwheelnut - Fixedwheelnut
    French Touch – marleymarleymarley
    Golfwang - golfwang____
    Gfys – xgfysx
    guii - gui
    haveo - benjchan
    hellomiles- hellomiles
    Hobo -himynameisclarence
    Hoke - who_da_ho
    hudsoncjnr - hudsoncjnr
    hms - thejerseypocket
    Husy - husy94
    Indra – constant_changes
    jambon - michael.rolph
    Jess|e – rideridejessie
    johnnyhotdog - johnnycrash
    Joni_Doe - pinkcourier
    larsenroad - larsenroed
    Ma3K - lllMA3K
    malandro - vonstarnberg
    Makko – makko9000
    Mechanical_vandal - mechanical_vandal
    Mi7rennie - Rennigade
    monkdagola - forevercrashing
    MTB-Idle - ralph_e_rogers
    nathwilson22 - nathwilson22
    Nuknow – nuknow
    NLTCBMBC - the_nltcbmbc
    o'shane - sublimemoment
    overtheroad - thespray
    PhilDAS - philrooney1
    photoben – photobenphoto (and also atpcardgame for Attack The Pack).
    PQR – PhilQR
    Privatepatterson - private_patterson
    Pooface - xanderhart
    RichG - rgsw9
    Roboto – robotosan
    sumo - sumocycles
    Scoot - scoot
    SP - Superprecision
    skullhed - Bengreen
    skydancer - kagaruya
    Sea fish - aseanfisher
    sorethroat - aanguus
    soserious - killerstraight
    specialegg - colsonknight
    Seven04 - thatsven04
    T slates – Thomas_slater
    Tenderloin - Joetenderloin
    trunkie - sihollington
    Timbre - trisc
    tits - 7upbitch
    Thrust - pellbelle
    Turtlerecall - Turtlerecall
    umop3pisdn - umop_3pisdn
    Vince - vincentlasseaux and ChampagneLasseaux
    Wheel.Eyes - wheel.eyes
    xDOMx - xdom_sx
    yeahnerdz - ameniconi
    Yukirin - Dell_Atreides

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    For those of a certain age you may enjoy Marty's Matchbox Makeovers

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6yHmWTnB­CJ8

  • in Cycle Touring and Bikepacking
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    I used Southern and SWT on Friday with my mate, two bikes and three trains in total. No booking just turned up on spec and no issues at all.

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    I'm really pleased with my composting this year. It's gone from this overloaded stack in March/April to harvesting 7 or 8 barrows of lovely brown stuff last weekend just from the open left hand side and distributing it around the various beds.

    No turning at all and I didn't even bother using my compost aerator on this one either as it was always overflowing and I couldn't really get sufficient access to it.

    Restacked all the semi-composted stuff I cleared off the top and this should be ready soon as well as the right hand side.

  • in Rides & Races
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    Here's a route my mate devised that we rode last Friday.

    Mainly aimed at not only getting some new roads in but also taking advantage of the 20 kph+ south westerly that was blowing along the south coast we used planes (almost), trains and got buzzed by automobiles on a nice loop.

    Posting here as although I live in Epsom and started the ride there it should be available to all who are London based too (you just join the route at a different point).

    I can share the route on Strava but for me it was roughly:

    • ride 30km to an eerily quiet Gatwick
    • train to Haywards Heath (ten minutes/£6.60)
    • ride 150km to Folkstone
    • train back to St Pancras (one hour/£23 - regular fast trains)
    • ride across town to Waterloo
    • train out to Stoneleigh
    • ride home from there

    I clocked 207 km on strava but I think some of that was a train journey, It should be circa 190 km total.

    Although I used my road bike there were a few gravel/beach sections so a gravel bike can be used too. Having said that it's very doable on a road bike but perhaps don't take your best one.

    Here's my vid of the day to give you a flavour of the ride

    Down by the Seaside

    #timetogettheledout

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