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CowHen

Member since May 2010 • Last active Sep 2021

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  • in Midweek Evening Rides (TNRC, WNKR)
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    Excellent night out, maximum value. Clément, Adam and I made it to the ladywell tavern and navigated their ordering app by 22:59, just in time for last orders. Recovery was ably assisted by the ladywell kebab house.

    I got very few photos that weren’t just a blur, thanks @TTM and @cagimaha for capturing the tandem content and for waiting after the hills :)

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    https://toegopedals.com/

    SPD sandals are out, these are in.

  • in Current Projects
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    These look rad, have you got any non-camo left? And can the tube pocket fit a 28-35c tube?

  • in Components, clothing and miscellany
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    PM coming about giros

  • in Bike Polo
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    I think a lot of his stuff is on Vimeo, take a look there?

  • in Cycle Touring and Bikepacking
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    Anyone got a source for custom-made hydration bladders? Cramming a rectangular decathlon one into the lower triangle of my frame bag has been generally fine, but it's been springing leaks an awful lot recently. A sweet triangular one would make way better use of the space.

  • in Rides & Races
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    Did it last year in early May - it rained torrentially for two days up the west coast, then had a couple of days of sun, then rain again for the east coast. That being said, it was beautiful riding and I have no regrets.

    One thing I would change is to skip out the east coast entirely. Most of the riding is on the A9 which is utter crap, and the scenery doesn't compare to the west. If I was doing it again, I'd probably cut the top right corner out and take the road from Tongue to Lairg instead - barely any civilisation and singletrack road for miles and miles, according to some motorcyclists we met. This would give you more time to piss around on the west coast too, there's loads of little day trips you could do if you wanted to see more of it, like exploring Assynt or taking the ferry across to Cape Wrath.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Caught Monos at the ICA last week, absolutely beautiful film centered around a group of child soldiers. Good if you like arty shit, properly visceral soundtrack by Mica Levi too.

  • in General
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    That was pretty fun! Didn’t get lapped by too many people, and only ate shit twice. The tires seemed like the right choice, I was holding it together while others were sliding out. Was feeling good till the last two laps when all energy disappeared and I started taking crap lines that I’d avoided for the rest of the race, but it didn’t cost me anything at that point.

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