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DisappointingBob

Member since Oct 2014 • Last active Sep 2022
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  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Interloper. Good day for webs.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Thanks. I'll resist the urge.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Crispy Acer? Didn't like 39 degrees. I assumed it would rejuvenate of its own accord. It has not. Prune? Plonk it in the boarder? I already water frequently. It's larger sibling also went crispy for a while but has rallied.

  • in Photography
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    Thanks. Family and work commitments make early morning my only realistic opportunity to get out. The tricky bit is interrupting the ride to take pics.

  • in Photography
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    Nice morning.

  • in Current Projects
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    Fanks. On the Straggler? 38mm. Really no room in the rear for anything bigger. And yep, 45mm Velo Orange guards.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    A distillation of cogitation. A grab for the constellations. When my Mother-in-law was young, she maligned Simon and Garfunkel for their lack of folk credentials. When I was young, I spontaneously vomited 'GOOOOLLLLLDD!' to a Spandau Ballet song that caught me off guard. Tribes. Pete's Surly is ten. Mine is nearly. Amey's bike exists. A fat man dressed like an American tourist but in black wanted to buy some cycling glasses. "Oh yeah, mtb or road?" I used to ask. Not so much now. "G r a v e l . . ." He volunteered. gold. Expectant like a child. gold. "Sorry buddy, go speak to Matt." A man on the Internet wants us all to tell him how to build his forever bike.

    Bikes that have beaten the 7 year itch. Readers. Riders, must be at least 8 years old, your oldest, the choices it made, the choices you made.

    2007? So many iterations. Giant XTC. Hope mono-minis, RS7s, Bulbs, xtr 850, 900?, USE, triple, double 1x9,3x9,2x9, panniers, front rack, bodge, pride and joy, junk, rain, Rebas, wtb, on-one, Brooks, grey, orange, blue, bare, XC fire pro, deore, 29er, 26er, race, ride, stag do, forest, commute, the morning route, Dorset, East Anglia, every day, once a week, once in a blue moon, every day, yesterday.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    I got a stone caught this week. Very loud bang, stone ejected, stays bent, guard bent and the stay pulled itself free from the dropout mount (thank god!) A good time was had by all. Difficult to photograph but here's a rough before and after.

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