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LWaB

Member since Oct 2013 • Last active Jan 2023
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  • in Bikes & Bits
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    The Multitracks were all hybrids, done nicely.

  • in Rides & Races
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    Thanks for the organisation and the spoke card. A good crew out there with several folk who had something closer to summer legs, rather than winter legs.

    The loan of a wheel before lunch was much more pleasant than freezing fingers roadside. Who was the unlucky fellow who punctured a wheel a few minutes after me? @clubman is a good egg all round.

    Sorry to head home separately after lunch. Spent a bit of time afterwards on the Phoenix Trail pretending to be a first-aider until the ambulance turned up. An old fellow fell off his bike, banged his head, lost consciousness and some memory. Glad to leave it to the professionals but he seemed to be gradually pulling it all together by the time the ambos arrived, quicker than I expected.

  • in General
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    He was walking outside of but very close to the main port gate, past the no pedestrians sign.

  • in General
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    I occasionally visit London Gateway for work. I guessed that the bloke I saw wandering round the port entrance past the no pedestrians sign some months back was doing the Veloviewer thing.

    Walking round inside the port is heavily restricted and there is CCTV on the high mast lights. Security is pretty tight, even with an authorised entry permit.

    If you want to do the kayak thing, you will need to know what you are doing. Tidal range is high, the current is strong and the port has lots of vessel and tug movements. Kayaking near the ‘oil refinery’ at slack tide might be ok but doubtful otherwise. Small vessels close to the Shell jetty/ tank farm without a permit might provoke an unexpectedly strong reaction, given how the government is treating XR protestors currently.

  • in Rides & Races
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    I have to be near Rickmansworth before 19:00. Is there a hassle if I join in till lunch, then take my leave?

  • in Current Projects
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    The standard thing was to trim 2-3cm off the ends of the bars when using barend shifters to regain the clearance lost to the shifters.

  • in Rides & Races
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    A little out of date. SR600s were validated by ACP for several years but Sophie and ACP had a parting of the ways and ACP have washed their hands of them. Sophie’s organisation (Provence Randonneurs?) still keeps track of SR600s.

    I call them SR600s to differentiate Super Randonnee (SR600) from Super Randonneur (SR). ACP has a serious lack of imagination for names.

  • in Rides & Races
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    Closest Asian brevets are in Israel. South Africa is about the only option in Africa. Only a couple of countries regularly did brevets in South America a few years back, Brazil and Colombia from memory. There might be a couple more options there now.

  • in Rides & Races
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    Sounds like a plan to me, hippy. Just pick up 1200s as convenient around other plans. I adjusted the dates of trips to make sure I could knock over a 1200 at the start or finish of a trip. Good fun on borrowed or hired bikes.
    https://www.randonneursmondiaux.org/36-I­SR.html?langue=EN

  • in Rides & Races
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    The Ultra SR big-hitters are past 30.
    http://www.aukweb.net/results/fame/ur/

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