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Samuli

Member since Aug 2015 • Last active Feb 2019
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    Yeah, fiddly, though when this was set up just right like this, you could get the wheel in and out without touching the mudguard, and without too big gaps.

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    I won't want anything knobby like the GK SK, but wide yes. NCT had more gravel than this probably will, though possibly not as chunky, and the 28 gp4000s were fine, but wider would've sure been comfier. And the roads in the Balkans are not smooth. 35's might be nice.

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    people want more rules!

    Yeah, fucking people, always ruining everything. Why can't we all just get along.

    We all could also just try to ensure every violator of the spirit (as we see it) is thoroughly humiliated and thus doing so would be avoided.

    It has been snowing continuously for three days here now. That's a bit much. But it stopped now.

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    Seems like that will change for future editions

    My fault for not making it crystal clear what’s in the spirt and
    what’s not so everyone is on a level playing field. My bad last year
    and no blame or accusation should pass onto Brad and Matt. I would in
    the future mention this as I like riders to carry everything and find
    beg or borrow on route. Broadens the adventure.

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    I'd say it would be great if all of these events and participants adopted the same interpretation. Though some fatbikers doing ITI might disagree, as that's a rather different environment. But some do that too without sending anything ahead.

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    Agreed.
    That quote is not something I said btw.

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    Yeah, I looked at that crossing in TCR4 too when planning, but decided to not use it for the same reason. Some of the people that tried to use it didn't get through though and lost time rerouting.

    There was some grouping in NCT too, and asking for advice on bike shops to use. And something in NC4000 too. One racer from the latter found me along the route of NCT close to where he lives, really nice guy, but insisted I'd come to eat and sleep at his home. Not right, I think.

    All kinds of things going on, but it's good to talk about the spirit openly, might make it more established.

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    The danger with this approach is that you have the old timers like us who have done a few and who think we know the principles, but new people don't and so feel a bit excluded, and it can act like a barrier to put new people off - which is exactly what Mike would not have wanted.

    Good point. Though I think it isn't too confusing.

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