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Elra

Member since Dec 2012 • Last active Sep 2020

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  • in Rides & Races
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    Haha thanks - I knew I was missing bits with that route, but it was good to do anyway. I probably should have checked it first - but I just chose it from ones I’d bookmarked last minute. I’ll find a route with all the sections and do it again

    I walked the Stour Valley trail earlier in summer and walked along some of the off road bits.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Will be too small IMO. I had a v2 long with 110 stem/inline post and am 183cm, it was perfect.

    edit: pic set up for me ![]()

  • in Rides & Races
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    Have you shared this anywhere? Looks great - would be something I'd like to do in Spring.

  • in Rides & Races
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    I rode the Pilgrim's way to Whitstable this morning and was completely alone in the lanes once I got past Sevenoaks for the most part. I just had the route on my to do list and thought sections were off road - they weren't! 38c was overkill.
    https://ridewithgps.com/routes/2706283


    Lovely route still. There's one detour from the above where they've seemingly closed a right of way through Bradbourne House. I started to update the route but then saw the RGPS user has an updated one for every year since - great work.

  • in Freestyle & Tricks
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    It sounds like you'll get it if you just keep trying.

    I just jumped on my flatmate's bike to see how I remember it and I think the no. 2 in that sequence you posted is the easier way. If you bring your leading leg under your hand on the opposite side you have more leverage. Maybe just practice skidding one-footed just using your hands on the bars with your leg not touching first - I'm not sure you need the extra leverage if you get your weight forward enough.

    Good luck!

  • in Freestyle & Tricks
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    Love this post.

    I think the best way to learn is to sort of simulate the position but without the leg over the bars to start off with. If you try to lean as forward as you can into the bars with your leading leg sticking out straight (but don't worry about it going over the bar) and use your trailing leg to force the pedal still, you should be able to skid due to your weight being forward like @M_V says.
    Once you get used to skidding one footed like that, then I'd worry about doing the leg over bit! That's how I was taught at least.

    It sounds like you're struggling with the initial skid bit, which you should be able to do without the leg over before you proceed!

  • in Rides & Races
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    I've got family plans - otherwise, I would have definitely come. Next time for sure.

  • in Rides & Races
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    I rode (some of) the western side of @giofox 's Cambridge off-road route out to my sister's near Letchworth yesterday and it was excellent. Thanks so much for having a lot of public routes - am going to complete the loop in parts.

    Some bits were a bit dicey on 36mm tyres post Friday's downpour, including a ford that had to be ridden through due to a tree falling on the pedestrian/bike bridge, but all totally doable and serene.

  • in Current Projects
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    This is beautiful! White cages are perfect.

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