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thross

Member since Nov 2012 • Last active Dec 2019

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  • in Rides & Races
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    Tiny glimpse of @luft at 2.46 :)

  • in Rides & Races
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    Good stuff! I'll see you both then, it'll be like Hedley on the Hill all over again :)

  • in Rides & Races
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    I'll aim for up there, and just hang out with the biggest crowd I can find for the vibes. Sadly I'll almost certainly be without a bike, I'll get dropped off and picked up somewhere on the course, so good to know there are options for shelter in Bovey if conditions aren't ideal!

  • in Rides & Races
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    Cool cool, sounds like a slow wander all the way to the top over the ~4 hours will be ideal then. I'll make sure to give you a hearty cheer again!

    Anybody else on here planning to be racing that I can keep an eye out for?

  • in Rides & Races
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    Ah didn't realise it wouldn't be a closed road, that's good to know thank you.

    Will aim there, and hope the cattlegrid isn't as treacherous as it sounds for everybody's sake!

  • in Rides & Races
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    @dbr was there an obvious place that crowds congregated at Haytor a few weeks ago?

    I'm making my annual hillgrimage from Norwich to watch the Nationals again, and I would usually walk up and down the entire course during the opening riders, but I'm not sure I fancy 6+ miles on foot just for the sake of it (conditions pending!), so I'd be tempted to camp out at a good spot, then maybe make my way to the top to see the rocks afterwards.

  • in Wanted Adverts
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    I've got a 'Kit Carbonio' Flite here in Norwich that'd I'd gladly post to you? It's a bit fancier than a regular Flite Titanium though, and I found it a bit too stiff when I was riding without bibs on, so it might not be ideal for day to day use in regular clothes depending on what you'd be using it for?

    Not my picture, but it's this model:

    I'm in no rush to get rid of it, but I'd rather it get used than just sit in a box!

  • in Cycle Touring and Bikepacking
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    Hey @pit it was a bit of a scorcher when I did all of Peddars last summer, no taps as such, but we found two fairly convenient water stops.

    There's a service station just after you cross the A47 outside Swaffham, which is directly on the route. Filled up at McDonalds, but there's a petrol station shop too.

    If you take a left into Sedgeford when you get there, the King William pub were more than welcoming - loads of those 'walkers and cyclists refill here' stickers in the window etc.

    We also stopped at the Thornham Deli, off the A149, but that's because we also included the coast road to Sheringham to get the train back to Norwich. Little villages come thick and fast on the coast, so you won't have a problem finding anywhere once you get there.

    Oh, and we were carrying two bottles each between four of us, and did a bit of sharing when we got low, but it was unexpectedly warm, so you'll be fine!

    Enjoy!

  • in Rides & Races
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    Fuck, MVDP and others just went down really hard in the final few hundred metres of Nokere Koerse. MVDP and maybe two others taken away on stretchers. Horrible to see that live.

  • in Norwich
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    And UK National Champs Road Races starting and finishing in Norwich (via North Norfolk), with the TTs being further out at Sandringham.

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