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balmain

Member since Feb 2008 • Last active Sep 2016
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  • in Rider Down
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    So very sad - RIP

  • in Rides & Races
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    Fantastic ride, please pass on our appreciation to the organisers @Greenbank - the feedstop on the way down was brilliant and the open house at Upper Beeding way beyond the call of duty. The route back was gorgeous - as good as it gets on a bike.

  • in Rider Down
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    Been wondering about this all day - more positive thinking going out in Dan's direction.

  • in Rider Down
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    Went through Aldwych 45 mins ago - still closed off and 3 (I think) bikes in the road. Hoping all are ok.

  • in General
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    No, I just got on at San Fran - they bus you over to Oakland station I think.
    I broke the trip once at Klamath Falls and headed over to Crater Lake - one of the best ever day rides round the lake. I'm with @cornelius_blackfoot on the Tardis, mine has probably done 20 flights without any damage to the kit and I didn't bother with pipe lagging. Packing down small and easy to carry fully loaded is a real help.

  • in General
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    I've travelled most stages of that with a bike - brilliant train ride. They usually let you carry the bike on if it is bagged, saves it getting bashed about with all the other luggage.

  • in General
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    US trains were a mixed bag in my experience - some had bike racks/hangers but others, like the major west coast line, required you to bag or box and put it in the luggage storage. They would sell you a box, but it was a hassle. I generally used the Tardis thing and brought the bike on as hand luggage. So the ctc bag would work if you could carry it.

  • in General
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    Ground Effect Tardis might be worth a look - I've used it for multiple flight/train trips and no damage so far. Packs down pretty small when not in use.

  • in Midweek Evening Rides (TNRC, WNKR)
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    Cheers Matt was looking forward to it, one of my favourite night time routes. But probably a daft idea for me given the weekend. Next time hopefully, Thursdays work better for me than Wednesdays.

  • in Midweek Evening Rides (TNRC, WNKR)
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    Had hoped to ride tonight, but way behind on sorting stuff for Flanders. Good riding all.

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