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Gustav

Member since Aug 2007 • Last active Sep 2020

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    I reckon it's worth paying close attention to the scoring...I had all jerseys but none of the other podium placings and saw placement go down on league which i was a bit saddened by. Was a pleasant surprise though to have all my radars make it to Paris

  • in Rides & Races
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    Whilst I reckon Google Photos is great for storing photos...its a PITA when it comes to getting unique URLs for photos

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    The route is picturesque and kind of wish i had a better camera although the route does reward travelling light.

    After three days riding I had a tan as much from the dust as the sun but figure it would be a rather different experience if the trip had involved lots of rain

  • in Cycle Touring and Bikepacking
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    Sounds like youre more prepared than me @Skülly...that being said, I do love the sensation of clearing the passage after things get rather full

  • in Rides & Races
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    Some photos from the ride

  • in Cycle Touring and Bikepacking
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    Find interesting the effect that cycle touring has on my digestion system...Am a regular visitor to the WC during normal times (a couple of times a day) but can go a couple of days without feeling any need to go only for things to reach pretty critical points fast ( resulting in me left scrambling for toiletry facilities). Am guessing bodies have different modes during points of high intensity exercise but find it interesting how quickly the body adapts to life on the road...

  • in Rides & Races
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    Just finished it having done it clockwise. Some thoughts:

    Its hard work but v rewarding
    Salisbury Plains section out to Winchester is the part that most felt like a slog with scenery much better on the Ridgeline and South Downs. It might even be worth doing the road option rather than off road
    GPS directions at one point followed exactly the South Downs walking route and took me over a number of stiles...will look to pull out where but could easily be gone around.
    There isnt a lot of food and drink options on the route so take advantage of them when theyre available (if you dont want to divert too much)
    I was on 38c tubeless tyres and wouldnt really want to do it on something narrower particularly when its wet. Speaking of which, a large proportion of the route is flinty and could be a PITA (I had one puncture which some additional sealant took care of)
    Id imagine without a GPS device (I used smartphone with Komoot and a couple of battery packs), youre going to be taking it a lot easier with all the twists and turns
    Wild camping wasnt too much of a problem. Rode slow but steady from 730-6 and then looked out for sites
    After the solitude of the countryside, riding through the middle of Reading comes as a shock
    Met a few people on the route doing it, pretty much even split of wild campers, campsiters and credit card tourers
    Hi to forum person I met...hope your ride goes well

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