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jaeyukdapbap

Member since Sep 2014 • Last active Feb 2018
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  • in Cycle Touring and Bikepacking
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    My process:
    Use RidewithGPS. (It often selects NCN routes - in a good way.)
    Turn on the bike paths button. Roads with green dotted lines are often great. Solid green lines need a good amount of street view investigation. Brown lines are often worth having a back-up plan for as they'll often be gross and slow if the weather isn't full summer.
    Sketch out route.
    Scan for anything that looks like a bigger road and drop the street view guy down to have a look. If it looks big and nasty re-route around.
    Look for squiggly non-direct roads and bike paths that look like they don't follow roads. These are likely to be pretty and fun - if street view guy won't drop on them coz they're obscure and not covered, see if they have names and google fu them. Often greenways and the like will have some information online.
    Avoid canals that are close to built up areas as the going will be slow and frustrating. Outside of built up areas often the riding surface will be bad or not really existent.

    If you come into Bristol via Yate you can hook onto The Bramway and then the Bristol to Bath Railway Path and avoid all the nastiness of cycling into a big city.

    Haven't ridden there but, Stratford-upon-Avon seems to have quite a nice run along a canal coming in from your direction and a nice looking path coming out to continue on towards Cheltenham. Stratford could be nice for a lunch stop too.

    Choose hills over shitty busy roads, even if riding fixed and go the long way round every time. Enjoy being a bit lost and stop for a snack and take it all in.

  • in General
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    I believe that was @dancing james outside the IWR who DASed me and then tried talking to a brick wall (me). Sorry - haven’t had my morning coffee yet. The kettle is boiling. Enjoy the teaching!

  • in Rides & Races
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    Thanks all for a great day yesterday. Nice to see familiar faces and meet new ones. The pint and cup of tea were much appreciated, as was having Chris driving around taking photos and providing support. Very flattered to have been awarded the trophy. My mum is very proud. Thanks for that Dan - especially a little moment where you bigged me up when I was suffering. Can’t actually walk today so think I may be off to the doctors to get looked at. A great and hard day out in January it was.

  • in Rides & Races
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    Winter sun tan.

    That was well ‘ard.

  • in Rides & Races
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    Last call for anyone wanting to join the ride out to make themselves known.
    Current plan: @cgg is riding out from Finsbury Park. I'm meeting him at Vauxhall bridge at 7:00 and we're picking up @Ruserius at Putney Bridge at 7:15. Will roll through Roehampton Gate around 7:30. I'll be away from the information super highway from tomorrow afternoon so get in touch soon if you're interested.

  • in Classifieds
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    @NurseHolliday for having all the time in the world to make sure my buddy was all set up and happy on her first road bike. Threw in some spares and parts and asked around for flat pedals to make sure she had everything she needed. Thanks loads man. She's very happy! And much quicker cycling to work I hear.

  • in Rides & Races
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    Yes.

  • in Rides & Races
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    Yo Dan! Just been drawing up my route out. Slight anomaly with your route. The start is the pub and the end is Cafe Nero. I'm sure the confusion would be fun at the beginning of the ride watching everyone scrabble for their phones to work out what's going on, but just wanted to check that that's known? Just a case of switching them around?

  • in Rides & Races
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    Well, if you wanna come to mine for breakfast, that'll get you pretty much bang on 125 I reckon.

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    I suppose it would be a good time to think about/start arranging the feeder ride if anyone else is game?

    Last year a few of us met at Roehampton Gate for a 7:00am roll out from there. If I remember correctly we were all hungover. I definitely remember the sun rising quite beautifully against the frost going through the park. This left a decent amount of time for the freshest Greggs bake and for potential mishaps.

    I’ll be riding out from Brixton at about 6:15.

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