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PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2011 4:25 am 
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Mr Panda wrote:
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.......... is there a shorter route we can take if it looks like a washout?


No :twisted:

Might be the sensible idea,looks like it will be a harsh winter :?


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2011 10:16 am 
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zigzag wrote:
i'll take a change of dry lycra. Never seen the point of going with waterproof trousers, just end up all sweaty and damp anyway.


Last thing I'll be doing is removing my keks in the middle of the frozen wasteland, that why I said wear something that is warm when wet.... clothing Gaz clothing!


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2011 10:18 am 
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dyna-ti wrote:
Mr Panda wrote:
clockworkgazz wrote:

.......... is there a shorter route we can take if it looks like a washout?


No :twisted:

Might be the sensible idea,looks like it will be a harsh winter :?


We'll be fine Dyna, the ride is the same day as the next oban fireworks display, we'll get enough heat from that in 60 seconds to last the whole day.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2011 11:28 am 
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The Ken wrote:
dyna-ti wrote:
Mr Panda wrote:
clockworkgazz wrote:

.......... is there a shorter route we can take if it looks like a washout?


No :twisted:

Might be the sensible idea,looks like it will be a harsh winter :?


We'll be fine Dyna, the ride is the same day as the next oban fireworks display, we'll get enough heat from that in 60 seconds to last the whole day.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-g ... t-15616697

:lol:

My daughter went on Saturday night - 5 mins later she phoned to say she was in the pub :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2011 12:07 pm 
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Just acquired Selalskinz waterproof socks. I'm ready to roll now. As for bike, Zaskar never let me down in epic events 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2011 12:24 pm 
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Has anyone used these sealskinz then? Are they worth the money or are my crappy overshoes going to be enough?


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2011 12:29 pm 
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overshoes will be fine, never used sealskins but if you use them with shorts I heard the water runs down you leg and fills them up - they still stay warm though which is the important bit.


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They'll keep your foot dry (tested in semi light rain), however water can get from top of sock. They feel quiet warm too. I'll be using overshoes as well to be double secured. Feets are crucial to keep them warm and cosy just after hands. Never, ever spare money on it.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2011 1:19 pm 
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About 5 years ago I bought some sealskinz socks and they quickly proved there worth. Cycling with a group along the Pencaitland cycle path we met a flooded section 100 meters long and bottom bracket deep. Most of the group laboriously climbed over barbed wire fences and slogged across fields to get past the flood. I cycled straight through, my boots were soaked but my feet were bone dry and toasty warm and did not get sweaty as the soaks are permeable goretex stylee. Well worth the investment but I'll just stick with my neoprene overshoes for this trip as the socks are a bit knackered now after years of hard use :D


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sounds like a visit to wiggle is in order unless you found somewhere selling them cheap rado?


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