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balmain

Member since Feb 2008 • Last active Nov 2019
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  • in Rider Down
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    Went passed about midnight - Embankment still closed off both directions and bike/car still in the road. Police didn't have any info apart from 'cyclist struck by a car'. Can't find any news reports, so hoping it isn't too serious.

  • in Rides & Races
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    Excellent teaming you with you for the last 100k on Amesbury yesterday @Klar I'd been beginning to lose the will to live on Salisbury plain - headwinds and no one in sight for miles!

  • in Cycle Touring and Bikepacking
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    Anytime. Don't miss Crater lake if you go south - the loop round the edge is an outstanding day ride.

  • in Cycle Touring and Bikepacking
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    I've ridden a bit of both, great part of the world for riding. The coast is nice, but traffic may be quite heavy in summer and and you can pick up a fair amount of mist and drizzle. I'd go inland - the Columbia river gorge west to The Dalles from Portland on the old highway is a great ride on a pretty much empty road. Then roughly along/ parallel to the Pacific crest trail route south down to Diamond and Crater lakes which are brilliant for a couple of days on the bike. You could return north to Portland inland via Eugene or the coast. Or continue south/take a few diversions and pick up the train back to Portland. If you can find some of the previous Cycle Oregon routes that may give you some good ideas.

    A loop going north from Cascade locks on the Columbia river via Mt St Helens and Mt Rainier would also be a great ride - you could return south on the coast or head over to the Olympic National park/St Juan Islands and again train it back to Portland.

    Loads of great riding opportunities, you almost can't go wrong...

  • in Midweek Evening Rides (TNRC, WNKR)
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    Def interested, been missing these rides but Thurs doesn't often work for me. Helping out at a TCR checkpoint in Aug and prob going to stay out that way for a bit, so will keep my eye on this in case it rolls into Sept.

  • in Rides & Races
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    Top man Joseph-congratulations. Really enjoyed following you and the other riders on this one.

  • in Wanted Adverts
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    I've got a Nelson Longflap that I can't see myself using over Christmas - available from Chiswick if you want to borrow it.

  • in Rides & Races
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    Headed north west from Chiswick yesterday with the vague idea of visiting the rapha place at Bicester - a random conversation at the Warren Row coffee stop took us off route to Hambleden Lock and some stunning lanes though the Chilterns - reasons to be cheerful. No rapha purchases made, but a nice and not too pricey coffee.

  • in Rides & Races
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    I seem to remember the tshirt said 17.5mph.

    I've still got the T Shirt - 17mph. Over 50km mind!

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