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PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2013 4:20 pm 
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Today's photo...Non retro again :cry:


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 Post subject: Re: Random Photo Thread
PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2013 6:49 pm 
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at least you got a photo in! i never take anything electronic with me, although i have been toying with the idea of putting an avocet cyclometer on the old 7 eleven bike! 8)

rode up to wemyss bay and took the ferry to rothesay, rode to port bannatine and then up the loch striven coast to the ferry at rhubodaig (or some such heilan' sounding name). a u-ey at the end of the road and back to the port, turn right and go round bute in an anticlockwise fashion. totally stunning scenery looking out towards arran and beyond...you can't beat this place for views on a sunny day. realised that i was pushed for time in getting back to rothesay for the ferry, i gave it the full joey mcloughlin all the way back via a rain soaked farm road that had liquidized the cowshit into a slurry and caking me and the bike in said stuff! a kind of faecal version of the paris roubaix and not pleasant at all! floored it as i watched the time ticking down to 4pm, made it to the ferry for 5 minutes to the hour and the bloody ferry had the ramp up and was buggering off without me!! anyway, ms zavaroni's snack shop does fabulous bacon rolls so "two of those please, miss and a cup of tea.." and a seat in the sunshine well away from my stinking steed.

fell asleep on the ferry (christ, am i that old already??!) only to be woken up with it docking at wemyss bay amidst a torrential downpour! factory pilots on, tighten those shoes and i flew phil anderson style down the coast road back home with a nice tail wind to help kid me on that i'm a first cat rider.

god, i love this cycling caper!!

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 Post subject: Re: Random Photo Thread
PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2013 7:11 pm 
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Bute is a great place for cycling, shame about the cow-pats though :lol: :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Random Photo Thread
PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2013 7:33 pm 
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47p2 wrote:
Bute is a great place for cycling, shame about the cow-pats though :lol: :lol:


at least they justify the oakleys!!

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 Post subject: Re: Random Photo Thread
PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2013 9:04 am 
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No but you have got to give up those vintage Oakely windshields


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 Post subject: Re: Random Photo Thread
PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2013 9:06 am 
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rusty bodie wrote:
at least you got a photo in! i never take anything electronic with me, although i have been toying with the idea of putting an avocet cyclometer on the old 7 eleven bike! 8)

rode up to wemyss bay and took the ferry to rothesay, rode to port bannatine and then up the loch striven coast to the ferry at rhubodaig (or some such heilan' sounding name). a u-ey at the end of the road and back to the port, turn right and go round bute in an anticlockwise fashion. totally stunning scenery looking out towards arran and beyond...you can't beat this place for views on a sunny day. realised that i was pushed for time in getting back to rothesay for the ferry, i gave it the full joey mcloughlin all the way back via a rain soaked farm road that had liquidized the cowshit into a slurry and caking me and the bike in said stuff! a kind of faecal version of the paris roubaix and not pleasant at all! floored it as i watched the time ticking down to 4pm, made it to the ferry for 5 minutes to the hour and the bloody ferry had the ramp up and was buggering off without me!! anyway, ms zavaroni's snack shop does fabulous bacon rolls so "two of those please, miss and a cup of tea.." and a seat in the sunshine well away from my stinking steed.

fell asleep on the ferry (christ, am i that old already??!) only to be woken up with it docking at wemyss bay amidst a torrential downpour! factory pilots on, tighten those shoes and i flew phil anderson style down the coast road back home with a nice tail wind to help kid me on that i'm a first cat rider.

god, i love this cycling caper!!

:roll:

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And where would you find an Avocet cyclometer? I used them exclusively up until the demise of the company about 10 years ago.


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 Post subject: Re: Random Photo Thread
PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2013 11:56 am 
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merlin pete wrote:
rusty bodie wrote:
at least you got a photo in! i never take anything electronic with me, although i have been toying with the idea of putting an avocet cyclometer on the old 7 eleven bike! 8)

rode up to wemyss bay and took the ferry to rothesay, rode to port bannatine and then up the loch striven coast to the ferry at rhubodaig (or some such heilan' sounding name). a u-ey at the end of the road and back to the port, turn right and go round bute in an anticlockwise fashion. totally stunning scenery looking out towards arran and beyond...you can't beat this place for views on a sunny day. realised that i was pushed for time in getting back to rothesay for the ferry, i gave it the full joey mcloughlin all the way back via a rain soaked farm road that had liquidized the cowshit into a slurry and caking me and the bike in said stuff! a kind of faecal version of the paris roubaix and not pleasant at all! floored it as i watched the time ticking down to 4pm, made it to the ferry for 5 minutes to the hour and the bloody ferry had the ramp up and was buggering off without me!! anyway, ms zavaroni's snack shop does fabulous bacon rolls so "two of those please, miss and a cup of tea.." and a seat in the sunshine well away from my stinking steed.

fell asleep on the ferry (christ, am i that old already??!) only to be woken up with it docking at wemyss bay amidst a torrential downpour! factory pilots on, tighten those shoes and i flew phil anderson style down the coast road back home with a nice tail wind to help kid me on that i'm a first cat rider.

god, i love this cycling caper!!

:roll:

:lol:


And where would you find an Avocet cyclometer? I used them exclusively up until the demise of the company about 10 years ago.


I've still got mine along with possibly 3 bar mounts, wheel sensors etc. AFAIK it still works. I've even got its box - mint!


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 Post subject: Re: Random Photo Thread
PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2013 4:26 pm 
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A nice 35.4 miles today and fantastic weather again

A little more retro today using the Graham Weigh

Ben Lomond to the top right of the picture behind the high rise flats, the highest mountain in this area at 3196 feet


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 Post subject: Re: Random Photo Thread
PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2013 4:36 pm 
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Old Ned wrote:
merlin pete wrote:
rusty bodie wrote:
at least you got a photo in! i never take anything electronic with me, although i have been toying with the idea of putting an avocet cyclometer on the old 7 eleven bike! 8)

rode up to wemyss bay and took the ferry to rothesay, rode to port bannatine and then up the loch striven coast to the ferry at rhubodaig (or some such heilan' sounding name). a u-ey at the end of the road and back to the port, turn right and go round bute in an anticlockwise fashion. totally stunning scenery looking out towards arran and beyond...you can't beat this place for views on a sunny day. realised that i was pushed for time in getting back to rothesay for the ferry, i gave it the full joey mcloughlin all the way back via a rain soaked farm road that had liquidized the cowshit into a slurry and caking me and the bike in said stuff! a kind of faecal version of the paris roubaix and not pleasant at all! floored it as i watched the time ticking down to 4pm, made it to the ferry for 5 minutes to the hour and the bloody ferry had the ramp up and was buggering off without me!! anyway, ms zavaroni's snack shop does fabulous bacon rolls so "two of those please, miss and a cup of tea.." and a seat in the sunshine well away from my stinking steed.

fell asleep on the ferry (christ, am i that old already??!) only to be woken up with it docking at wemyss bay amidst a torrential downpour! factory pilots on, tighten those shoes and i flew phil anderson style down the coast road back home with a nice tail wind to help kid me on that i'm a first cat rider.

god, i love this cycling caper!!

:roll:

:lol:


And where would you find an Avocet cyclometer? I used them exclusively up until the demise of the company about 10 years ago.


I've still got mine along with possibly 3 bar mounts, wheel sensors etc. AFAIK it still works. I've even got its box - mint!


I may still have the mounting hardware in a box somewhere but the 45tt got wet and that was that. Dead as a dog. Too bad because it was a nice unit.


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 Post subject: Re: Random Photo Thread
PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2013 7:07 pm 
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I love the pics but i cannot understand where the rain is - whereabouts in Tenerife are you?

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