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6pt

Member since May 2009 • Last active Jul 2017

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    It is pretty great, but feels funny allocating a whole day for just 40 miles. Tenting with the humidity we've got here right now can >>> though.

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    Tandem somewhere. We're currently chilling on the coast of Italy but heading back into some mountains proper tomorrow. Once you get used to flat-out climbing at ~4mph and praying the grade doesn't break 12% the long stuff isn't too bad, just takes* forever*.

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    Is that in Briançon? Because that's where he is.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    It's a new coach! Comfy, quiet, I've got more than enough leg room and there's USB chargers between the seats. Confusingly civilised. Tandem safely stowed in the bowels of the trailer. Next stop Dover, then all the other stops, then Montpellier.

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    But at least you got to Lyon! Hmm. Sucks a bit that we're (I think) the last stop on the run then :/ Our first day is a flat one so shouldn't be a problem hitting it a little tired. Will have a kip stop in mind though.

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    Nope. Please elaborate... I'm expecting negative leg room, snoring CTCers, and a few noisy stops on the way. have some earphones to at least deal with the latter.

  • in Rides & Races
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    Both of mine have been middle of the day slacker shifts shrug

  • in Cycle Touring
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    We did a tour to just outside Munich with a start up into Belgium a few years back. Words here. I can't offer a particularly informed opinion, but remember the Romantische Straße being pleasant, and the Black Forest being hilly and full of motorbikes. We also followed a river (the Donau) for a while that was very popular with cycle tourists (never seen so many Ortliebs!). The Marne au Rhin canal was ace too. I think my favourite spot of the whole run was an idyllic overnight stay at La Ferme Michel, Issenhausen, just north of Strasbourg.

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    yeah somewhere. not ventured into the shed this year (or last year, really), but if they float to the surface I'll put em to one side.
    That's a nice itinerary - we haven't been that far north, only dipped into zeeland on our way to munich (and back) a few years ago. I quite like the idea of starting far and heading home, all of ours have been starting near and then heading to a far ferry to get us back.

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