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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2018 10:24 am 
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Odd was how it felt!

Unloaded its fine on average gradients in both directions, but not great going up or down fast ones.

Loaded up its much, much more sure footed. I had no trouble whatsoever on the Crow/Tak ma Doon Roads North of Glasgow... both of which are fairly steep and bendy.


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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2018 10:26 am 
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Following this! Good luck with the ride...


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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2018 8:20 am 
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Final rebuild yesterday:

Checked the wheels and put new tyres on. The back was just starting to show wear after 1000 miles of loaded training rides.
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Swapped the 30t granny for a 28t... Just in case
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Also put Ice-tech rotors and ceramic pads on, swapped the heavy stainless rack for an alloy one, changed the bar tape and set up a velcro attachment point on the bar bag mount so that I can put a Bluetooth speaker on for some entertainment in the lonely bits!

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And so it begins...


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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2018 7:15 pm 
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I've got 3 nights in Penzance and the plan for today was just to tick off Lands End and then do a bit of sightseeing.



It was a glorious sunny day so I ended up putting nearly 50 miles in my legs!


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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2018 8:17 pm 
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Looks beautiful, I love that area. Bike looks the part too.


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MatBH5 wrote:
Looks beautiful, I love that area. Bike looks the part too.


I'm a big fan of most of the South coast, certainly the bits West of Southampton. I spent several years as a small person in your neck of the woods in the mid 70's... I went to Kings Park Primary school.


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Kings Park is not too far from me at all. Even closer to my old flat (hence the BH5 in my username).


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Looking forward to reading about your trip. Do you have a route and an idea of when and where?

Best of luck with it.


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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2018 9:38 pm 
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Looking forward to reading about your trip. Do you have a route and an idea of when and where?

Best of luck with it.


Day One Penzance-Lands End

Day Two Penzance-Lizard Point

Day Three Penzance-Lifton

Day Four Lifton-Bridgwater

Day Five Bridgwater- Wye Valley

Day Six Wye Valley- Church Stoke

Day Seven Church Stoke-Northwich

Day Eight Northwich-Oxenholme

Day Nine Oxenholme-Gretna

Day Ten Gretna-Glasgow

Day Eleven Glasgow-Ballachulish

Day Twelve Ballachulish-Inverness

Day Thirteen Inverness-Helmsdale

Day Fourteen Helmsdale-Dunnet Head


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