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RubberDucky

Member since Oct 2009 • Last active Aug 2020
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  • in Cycle Touring and Bikepacking
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    @giofox Might also be worth asking in the Transatlantic race thread or ask racers directly to get tips for the bit's after Kerry?

  • in Cycle Touring and Bikepacking
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    will I miss much on the northern part of it?

    Not really. The whole west coast is scenic so there'll be plenty to see along the way. Personally I actually prefer the Berra peninsula (the one below the ring of kerry) as it's quieter but can understand that you'd like to do the hills on the ring of kerry peninsula.

  • in Cycle Touring and Bikepacking
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    Hey, I'm based in Cork these days.
    You might be better off heading for Ballinhassig from the airport and taking the back roads due south from there to Kinsale rather than the unplesantly busy main road.
    If you can manage a visit/wild camp in Glengarriff Nature Reserve it would be well worth it!
    Also, not a concern for you, but you're wise to do the ring of Kerry in a clockwise fashion as the buses go anti-clockwise and will save you some hassle.
    Enjoy :)

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    I haven't ridden flats in about 20 years but a new family cargo bike means I need to share a bike with my wife. Flat's are fine for the 2km into the town centre but when I'm going further I miss the clipless efficiency and find my shoes slipping around on the current pedals.

    I'm having trouble sourcing a Time pedal that is one side clipless (my requirement), one side flat and made out of plastic (my wife's requirements). I bought some double shot 1 pedals and am hoping to not have to convert my own 3 bikes over to crank brothers as well. Or need another pair of cycling shoes.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Yeah my bad, I was too keen to see what I wanted to hear. @cgg Thank you both, I guess I'm just going to have to try it!

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Sorry for the dredge but does anyone have experience/know if you can interchange atac and crank brother recessed cleats? I've UTFS but nothing useful came up. I've been running atacs for years but just bought some doubleshot 1 pedals for a bike both my wife and I ride. I'm not convinced the atac cleats will fit but wondering if I could fit the crank brother cleats and use them on my other bikes... Don't really want a specific pair of shoes for the one bike. Thanks!

    Edit: Didn't trawl enough through the search results, seems like crank brother cleats will work in atac pedals. @NurseHolliday any chance you could confirm if it worked out for you?

  • in Cycle Touring and Bikepacking
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    A bit late I know but for anyone else, the Vias Verdes is a useful resource:
    http://www.viasverdes.com/en/principal.a­sp

    There's a section from the coast north of Barcelona that leads into the Pyrenees via Girona. I've done it in reverse along with the section going West from Irun and both were great.

  • in Rides & Races
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    @GoatandTricycle has almost made it to CP3 having completed the required parcours. Go Ross!

  • in Rides & Races
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    Never mind, wrong Dan :)

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