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Alex_B

Member since Aug 2014 • Last active Jun 2020
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Am AlexB on a number of fora and used to be on the old LFGSS site as well.

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  • in Cycle Touring and Bikepacking
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    I toured round the US and Canada with a rack attached with p clips. They'll cost you about a fiver. Then pick whatever rack suits your budget.

  • in Cycle Touring and Bikepacking
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    Thanks!
    Once things get back closer to normal, I'll be happier exploring further afield again. I'll definitely keep this in mind.

  • in Rides & Races
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    Is anyone still following the #amr2020 on Instagram?

    Proper LOLs at the minute.

  • in COVID-19
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    I've got a father approaching 80 in the middle of the Welsh Marches/Shropshire borders who was in the pub last Thursday. My brother (who lives in Scotland) and I both let him know exactly what we thought of that. He's now staying home and the village he lives in have set up volunteers to go out and shop for the elderly, so I'm a lot happier about him.

    My mum lives on the far side of London, on her own and near her housebound brother. She's been doing his shopping, which is maddening, as his son, who normally lives nearby is in his holiday flat elsewhere.

    I've never felt so helpless and isolated from the ones I love.
    Even having my own family close by doesn't stop me from having occasional panic attacks about the whole thing.

  • in Rides & Races
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    Wherabouts in West London and in which direction?
    Proper off-road (i.e. mountain bike), or just "not on road" - i.e. road bike and chunky tyres/gravel bike?

  • in Rides & Races
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    It's been implicated in quite a few deaths of exhausted marathon runners recently, particularly in the form of caffeinated gels.

  • in Rides & Races
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    What's the deal with Tracey Petervary? She's in the middle of nowhere on a main road, but not shown as scratched?
    Looks like she's heading to the finish on main roads in a vehicle (speed is around 60km/h).

  • in Cycle Touring and Bikepacking
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    I wasn't planning on riding anything until the weather improves. I guess I'd be waiting for spring anyway.
    I guess I'm usually fine for 60-90km rides from a central point, so 30-50km loops are OK.

    Thanks for the link. I've done a route last year linking the Downs Link via approximately the route you suggested. Unfortunately I tried it on the hottest day of the year and ended up overheating so badly I was forced to bail on the way home!

    I really enjoy these mixed trail rides.

  • in Cycle Touring and Bikepacking
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    I'm looking for some ideas for routes around Arundel.
    I've ridden there from London via the North Stoke/South Stoke valley connection crossing the river at the Gurkha Bridge, so i know it's a fantastic area to explore.

    I would be riding a tourer with 700x28c tryes, but I'm not very precious about it and regularly take it off road, so provided the terrain is not too steep or too rough, I'll usually give it a go.

    Any ideas for good bridleways or gravel routes to explore in that area?

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