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Gustav

Member since Aug 2007 • Last active Apr 2019

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    Margate is good for a day (really enjoyed Turner gallery when i was there recently) or so and you've got the rest of the Kent coast around the corner. Rail service from St Pancras is pretty quick

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    There's a pretty broad cross section of people behind the campaign although the 'festival people' are often the most visible and are often among those most willing to get arrested...many of us (myself included) don't want to have to deal with the complications of a criminal record but that shouldn't stop us going down and showing our support as global warming doesn't discriminate based on your fashion sense or lifestyle choices

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    Would encourage everyone who is sympathetic to the cause to get down there (and bring your friends_. There's people who've come from around the country (met a lovely couple of guys who;'d cycled up from Cornwall on Monday down at Parliament Square) and your support makes their role easier. The police are arresting people but their approach is to warn people before doing so so if you're worried about time in a cell, just heed their verbal warning - that being said, don't make it easy for them to give you a warning. Final thing I'd add is that it's amazing being down there, people are having fun but there's also a sense of solidarity and sense that this is something that's very important and I'll remember for many years to come.

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    Trek continuing its policy of buying up riders whose best rides are behind them?

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    Thanks for the advice everyone

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    Monday is when there's plans for a big action in London and would encourage anyone who takes more than a passing interest in climate change to come along and make voices heard. Things will kick off from around 11am but go on from there in four different corners of London.

    https://extinctionrebellion.org.uk/event­/uk-rebellion-shut-down-london/

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    Looking for a pair of 700c tubeless tyres for touring over summer (tarmac/gravel/trail action) for a bike that can take anything up to mountain bike style width tyres. G-Ones are top of the short list currently but width seems to top out at 38. Do Schwalbe do a tyre that's wider and is it worth it...Thoughts gratefully received

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    Had a good time in Margate...looks like its beginning to emerge from hibernatgion (this was the first weekend that Dreamworld was open). Enjoyed kicking around the shops, Katie Paterson's exhibition is lovely with its mix of space and science and Mala Kaffe at the end of the pier was great. Definitely left me thinking it would be great to do an overnight ride out to the Kent Coast again

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