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Kurai

Member since Jun 2014 • Last active Sep 2019
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  • in Cycle Touring and Bikepacking
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    On the way back to Croatia, we crossed in to Bosnia via this road; https://goo.gl/maps/CWv45MczgMQvBHvm7
    A quiet climb, with wide roads, and the border crossing was quick.
    The gpx route goes up to another crossing, a very busy one, and if you do the PLuzine tunnels, you will need good lights.
    It turned out that Cyclist magazine did a similar route to us through Durmitor.
    https://www.cyclist.co.uk/in-depth/4871/­black-mountain-magic-big-ride-montenegro­

  • in Rides & Races
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    The calendar one started at 12 for train travellers. IIRC.

    But like you say, it is a faff.

  • in Rides & Races
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    Got the 'riding home' incentive entire time for that, though trains might be expensive at short notice.

  • in Rides & Races
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    The Paddington express route was fairly innocuous. . Although I wasn't a fan of the A4020 section through Shepherd's Bush.

    Or Back to the Smoke is a good route from what I've heard.

  • in Cycle Touring and Bikepacking
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    In Montenegro the Durmitor national park is amazing riding, some smooth tarmac/rough road combinations. The Tara gorge was also stunning, but quite busy on parts due to a couple of tourist attractions. As for Kotor bay..busy busy busy "Jesus take the wheel" type driving.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    It's a road that is fairly sheltered from cross/headwinds up to approximately the 3.3km marker on that link, then the stone wall drops away and you are onto the more exposed moor. The final 1.5km is properly brutal when the when blows, as the shape of the moor funnels the wind straight at you.

    It won't be that quiet, especially on a nice day as it's one of two roads onto the Moor. Cattlegrid after the farmshop isn't flush with road, and is on a gradient kick up.

  • in General
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    The pause in the video is unhelpful, but given that pedestrian only has a split second to react as the bike passes, I'd say it was unlikely "he was handing out street justice." To me it looks like he instinctively raised hand to protect himself, gets hit by rider's shoulder.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Nice, the 67g was fine for low level stuff summer. Next project for me is a quilt for Mrs kurai, made with the 200g stuff. Get hot just moving it haha.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    What weight insulation did you go for?

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Pretty sure you'll end up with a sopping wet bag using that silnylon. Look for a nylon taffeta for lining. Listed under uncoated/inelastic.

    Although @platypus best to ask, as it's beyond my limited knowledge.

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