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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 3:09 pm 
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Robbied196 wrote:
Don't forget your watch.



:lol:


Ha ha - the watch he shoved up his ass :P


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 11:39 am 
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Any update on the ride? Did the watch survive the bumps?

Richard


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2013 9:15 pm 
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Did the ride happen?

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2013 10:08 pm 
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TGR wrote:
Did the ride happen?

Richard


I forgot to give an update :oops: :facepalm:

We did a 38 mile ride, there were 2 experienced riders in the group plus six beginners (me inc.)

It was a little scary and daunting, but learned so much from them, how to ride in a group, how to call out if a car was coming up or down the road, using gears, cadence etc 8)

One guy spend some time helping me adjust my saddle height and tweaking my handlebars too.

There was a little friendly banter between 3 riding groups (depending on level) the older guys and the younger guys about fashion, what to eat etc etc.

But I didn't embarrass myself neither did my bike, one guy even wanted to know if I would sell it 8)


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2013 10:11 pm 
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Good stuff,

I have been losing sleep wondering if you went!! And you final decision on what to carry and how you carried it?

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2013 11:21 pm 
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TGR wrote:
Good stuff,

I have been losing sleep wondering if you went!! And you final decision on what to carry and how you carried it?

Richard



:P

I carried a tube, some levers, a banana and a multitool in my jersey pockets.

And the water bottle in the usual place, and my pump fits on the bottle cage bolts so all good there.

Could not get on with the weight of the tube/tools/levers in the jersey pocket, bouncing up and down like something from a Benny Hill sketch :lol:

So this week I bought a tiny saddlebag just big enough for a tube/levers/small multitool and my car key which fits on the seat rails but towards the back of the saddle so looks quite discrete. This keeps the jersey pockets free for some fig rolls 8)


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2013 11:34 pm 
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Good stuff!

Perhaps i can get a good night's sleep now! Well, i would if i was not working night shift!

Richard


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2013 11:36 pm 
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TGR wrote:
Good stuff!

Perhaps i can get a good night's sleep now! Well, i would if i was not working night shift!

Richard


Thanks for your concern, and advice 8)

I have done my share of nights, still suffer from chronic insomnia because of them :(


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2013 11:38 pm 
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.........did they tell you what to shout when you came across dog poo !!

very important !

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2013 11:45 pm 
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Midlife wrote:
.........did they tell you what to shout when you came across dog poo !!

very important !

Shaun


This was never discussed :shock:

Ill ask them on Thursday :wink:


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