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Kurai

Member since Jun 2014 • Last active Nov 2019
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    Anyone had a look at the new packs from Carradice? I want to change from a Barley to a more streamlined one for longer rides. Any advice?
    https://www.spacycles.co.uk/m2b5s73p4270­/CARRADICE-Bikepacking-Seatpack

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    Just rode Dartmoor Devil with the Planet X mile munchers 25.5, and they handled the unmetalled roads, exposed hardcore, windfall tree litter and deep water very well. Pleasantly surprised given the price.

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    Great times! It was a favourable wind without a doubt! ~180 Men, ~40 in each of Women and Junior.

    Apparently the town crier that was hired for the event was bitching about how he hates cyclists, road tax etc.

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    Just missed watching any by 7 minutes. Mum was marshalling somewhere, she said it was a bit chaotic with cars climbing slower than riders.

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    Just did Haytor on way home. Good news, very little debris at the moment, a few patches of sweet chestnuts but no mud. The worst potholes have been topped up with tarmac, so that's good. And finally the cattlegrid has go some hastily laid tarmac, also in the worst patches. The second slat(?) is higher than first and third.

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    Considering the wide range of people making their own gear, I really struggled to find direct comparisons.
    However, from what I understand, the primaloft gold is slightly warmer (clo value 0.92 oz/yd2), compared to Apex (0.82 oz/yd 2). The lay-off is that primaloft is a pain to work with, and requires much more quilting, this is due to the structure: Primaloft is lots of little fibres, compared to the continuous fibre of the Apex.

    If you are set on a primaloft jacket, might be easier to butcher a 2nd hand extra large.

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    I like the bar end shifters I have on my tourer, they are DA SLBS77 9 speed, the simplicity of DT but better positioning. Should work in friction mode with 10/11s.

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    The one at the bottom is Toll Road out of Porlock, well worth the £1. Middle one is dropping down Countisbury Hill towards Lynmouth, and the top is looking across Croyde beach. It really was spectacular, but considerably harder than intended as I forgot that there was 50km of flat cycle path.

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    Did a DiY 300 yesterday, and noticed I was on a marked cycle route for a bit. Now, I'm not sure who they are targeting with this route....several sections of 20-25% climbs and descents, not exactly family friendly.

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    Jesus, that's not even chalk and cheese. That's more like double decker bus and a double decker bar.

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