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MetalMelly

Member since Aug 2012 • Last active Aug 2017

Older but not necessarily wiser than most on this forum...please prove me wrong somebody! I cycle to work daily. Manage the occasional UK MTB ride and once a year an 'exotic' excursion to the sunny Alps or similar. Reckon if I keep cycling I will keep cycling...........

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  • in General
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    Change partner?

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Just had a full inner and outer repair on these beauties at Kokos in E Finchley. Trouble is they're now too lovely to wear.

  • in General
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    Buy Altura shorts and let your mum wash them when you visit.

    Ps. I returned them to Halford who happily refunded. Then I wandered down the camping aisle and bought a 2 man tent and a double sleeping bag and had £3 left over. It's a crazy world we live in.

  • in General
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    I'd recommend Jimmy at Cyclefit

    jimmy@cyclefit.co.uk

    Professional, responsive. Good follow up and didn't push me to buy bespoke.

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    Great vfm, comfy and they age with style....so...just like me really!

  • in Complete bikes and frame & forks
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    That is a delightful bike and a perfect starter bike. I'm tempted. I bought my wife a small charge plug as a starter nd she doesn't like it. This might be more suitable. If your latest buyer doesn't work out let me know. Thanks. Mel.

  • in Rides & Races
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    Hi. Delayed reply. Tbh I'm not sure where I joined. Cops were fine but firm. And of course my corrected route in from Haddington via Musselborough was fine. I'd just had enough of coastal views and was needy to finish. Ah well it all adds to the story which I will write up. It was a great ride and I'm missing getting on the bike in the morning. And the breakfasts! Edinburgh was busy as a place can be...a scrum in Old Town. Fabulous in the sunshine.

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    Thanks. Good that you're back in the saddle. Further and faster will return to you and your legs and other support mechanisms! You obviously enjoy the pain!

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    Yesterday I finished London to Edinburgh on my single speed Cotic Escapade. Set off on Monday from East Finchley and said hello to Cambridge, Wisbech, Boston, Skegness, Grimsby, Hull, Scarborough, South Shields, Berwick and finally Edinburgh. I packed super light, stayed in bnb booked when I decided I'd had enough for the day and ate a million calories. The weather was British, the people I met just lovely, and the feeling unbeatable. No mechanicals. No punctures. My shorts exploded and I bought new en route. Escorted by police off the A1 outside Dunbar...apparently cycling is banned on this stretch. Shouldn't have got on that road really, I was just trying to speed up the last few miles. Most were covered on B roads, less busy A roads and trails.

    Anyway I've posted pics elsewhere but thought I'd post here too cos I'm delighted with myself for doing it and realising at age 61 that I have a lot of cycling in me yet. If anyone is interested I have more info, some valuable lessons learned and a few interesting pics. Cheers. Mel.

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