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vilms5000

Member since Jun 2015 • Last active Jun 2019

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  • in Rides & Races
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    I’ll probably be riding something low-30s but wearing a hair shirt as I spin (Christ, you all need to be kinder to yourselves...).

    Am actually looking forward to this. I’ve only ever done the London Rd out of London, hammering it south as fast as I can. A meander through bits of south and south west will be marvellous. Am reading up on ‘hidden rivers of...’ right now : )

  • in Rides & Races
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    There’s the Dark Star ‘home’ pub (The Partridge) not too far from the Downs Link where it passes through Partridge Green.
    Fine for fresh Dark Star beer but ALSO a chiller cabinet of cans of creme brulée and bottles of espresso stout to take away.

    The Wellington is (or was...) a Dark Star pub just by Ham Rd green. I’ve only ever eaten crisps there -post skate session- so can’t vouch for any food. The beer’s always good tho.
    The Welly is at the Brighton end of town. Pubs further into Shoreham (which means they’re nearer to the end of the Downs Link) are all pretty good.
    dukeofwellingtonbrewhouse.co.uk

    Other places I’ve tried:
    The Bridge Inn and Crown & Anchor are riverside, pretty standard stuff (London Pride, lager, Guinness). The Marlipins is in the High Street (Harveys, Gales, Timothy Taylor) is decent, but kind of swing-a-cat awkward if I recall. There was also an odd real ale place opposite the Ropetackle which might be what’s called Piston Broke now. ‘lol’ geddit.

    Basically, even the fussiest real-ale beardsman can find something to drink in a very short stretch between the Ropetackle and McDonalds : )

    Then there’s the cycle route to Brighton that mostly runs along the beach, so a bit more scope for beachside drinks with bikes and assorted tat.

    I guess it depends what the plans are for the return journey?

  • in Rides & Races
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    31st July is just far away enough to say ‘yeah!’ and then forget until the last minute.

    So. Yeah!

    Last time I did it, it was s/s from Christs Hospital (on 32s) and I remember thinking anything narrower would be iffy (but then, it had been quite weather-y). There’s a bit of a scree scramble at the Steyning end, but you could always walk it?

    If the weather’s promising, the skatepark at Shoreham (then the Welly afterwards -Dark Star pub) is worth a visit.

  • in Components, clothing and miscellany
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    Yes, yes and yes*

    *sending a message

  • in Wanted Adverts
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    Dayum. M739. Matchy-matchy-o-meter just exploded.

  • in Current Projects
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    Looking very nice!
    -are you leaving the disc mount tab on that fork? (I’d go angle grinder and rattlecan m’self)

  • in Components, clothing and miscellany
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    way down the queue but *n*th dibs on the headset please? Am Tooting-based and can pick up Sunday arvo (or evenings in the week) if it’s available. Thanks.

  • in Components, clothing and miscellany
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    Dibs Marathon Racists pliz? DMing...

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