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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2018 11:26 pm 
Gold Trader / PoTM Winner / RB Rider
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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2018 11:11 am 
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Well done Ken ! glad you got the money shot


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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2018 12:10 pm 
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Thanks everyone!

What a fantastic experience it has been. The weather played a huge part in my enormous enjoyment of the last two weeks of riding with only 3 days out of 14 being less than brilliant.

I saw and went to dozens of places I've never been on a bicycle. I took hundreds of photographs, many of which would win the "best I've ever taken" award, and I did it all on a bike I built myself carrying everything I needed for two weeks alone on the road.

Was it easy? No.

Was it really tough? No, but hauling 30kg of bike and gear up double digit inclines in 20+ degrees of heat did occasionally encourage swearing out loud at the Sustrans person that decided this potholed farm track was a better road for cycling than the flat, deserted road through the valley.

I would do it all again though.

The stats overall:

Horizontally 1088.9 miles / 1752.4 km
Vertically. 56,368 feet / 17,181 m

Time moving. 93 hours 13 minutes
Avg. speed 11.7 mph
Avg. Distance. 77.8 miles/ 125.2 km per day

Max speed 41.9 mph (only recorded that in last week)

Punctures. ZERO!!!


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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2018 12:45 pm 
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Looks like a brilliant trip, mostly excellent weather and an all round great time, I’d love to do this one day. Chapeau.


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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2018 1:06 pm 
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Fantastic stuff. Really enjoyed this thread immensely, I'm inspired!


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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2018 1:18 pm 
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Do I get a banner/ ribbon thing for being an End to End finisher? :P


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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2018 2:49 pm 
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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2018 3:42 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
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I will ask the man upstairs if we can maybe do one :)

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