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CowHen

Member since May 2010 • Last active Apr 2020

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  • 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.

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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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    No problem, tires are on and mudguards are off. Gonna be a muddy one.

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    Will do! Hopefully see you on Sunday, I'll probably be covered in multicoloured shapes.

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    XM pro wins out on basis of bargain, thanks for the tip. I'm in Lewisham so Herne Hill is as handy as it gets, I've ordered those tires and they should get here before the weekend. Thanks for the offer though!

    I'd be racing senior mens, and hoping that this runny nose isn't the start of something much worse... Anyone else planning on going this weekend?

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    Ok, so let’s go with regular tubed clinchers then. What should I be looking at for a set of reasonable tires for My First CX Race(tm)? Not too expensive, probably around 30-35c given the clearances I’ve got.

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    I think the wheels I’ve got are tubeless-compatible but I’ve never tried them before. Not against the idea in theory but it’s an extra change to make.

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    I’m in Lewisham, so if I get my act together I could try the race this weekend at Herne Hill. Is this is a good/ bad idea?

    Please, inundate me with tire recommendations. Or even tires, if you have them.

  • in Bike Polo
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    Tuesday:
    Vangelis
    Ben J
    Paul
    Jimmy
    Greg
    Jakub
    Beagle 7:30
    Benji

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