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cliveo

Member since Apr 2008 • Last active Apr 2021

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    My order has been delivered. Very excited. Have now used the lock holster which is excellent and I am wondering why I didn't have one before. The backpacking luggage is really high quality and looks great. I am now a little daunted. A fantasy is about to turn into a reality.

    I can't ride distance at the moment because of a drug assisted diet that I am on which, while leaving me not hungry means that I have precious little fuel. Once that is over and I am, hopefully svelte, the adventures begin.

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    I do hope you frequent the Espresso Library. They need all the support they can get at the moment. And John is a charming young chap.

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    Now you are getting me thinking about riding London - Lincoln - London over a weekend. Hmmm. It should be relatively flat.

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    Hmm, maybe I could ride to Cambridge from Lincoln.

    My distorted view of English geography, had Lincoln and Cambridge, as two east of England cities as almost next to each other. It turns out that the ride between the two is around 100 miles as opposed to 100 km from London to Cambridge.

    That said, if you fancy a 200 mile day, it would be good to meet for lunch at Espresso Library!

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    Oliver, you are sweet. I am looking to ride not race. Having beaten you at Herne Hill, my racing ambitions have been satisfied and now I just want the joy of riding. Looking to do something in this country this year and abroad next year.

    The London to Cambridge to London had the advantage of MrsO's cooking and my own bed each night. It also didn't require route planning (thanks @cazakstan )

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    I saw a video., I think on GCN, of two people riding this. It looked amazing. Fooloishly, they rode it in a couple of days or maybe three. It deserves more time to be taken over it.

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    Not even in my dreams Oliver. But some longer unsupported rides, dodging from hotel to hotel.

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    In a moment of lockdown induced despondency, I banished negative thoughts in a frenzy of retail therapy and am now excitedly awaiting delivery of a whole suite of Restrap products. While they are being made to order, I can fantasise about the uses to which I will put them and only need to come to grips with the sad and sullen reality of my life when they actually arrive.

    Hopefully my current extreme diet will enable me to lose enough weight to accommodate a set of fully laden luggage on my bike and then, as soon as lockdown ends, I can head to the open road and cheap hotels.

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