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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 7:51 pm 
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Location: In the foothills of the foothills of The Cairngorm Massif :D
Not 80.

Not 40.

Approx 60 miles :D

Pish easy, apart from the brutally tough climb within the first 10 miles or so :P

Killin - Glen Lochay to Kenknock Farm - over the col to Glen Lyon - through Invervar to Fortingall - Kenmore - south Loch Tay road to Killin

How's abouts 28th October. A Sunday.


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would a mt bike with slicks be ok for this and a 10 yr old be to slow for this run?


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clockworkgazz wrote:
would a mt bike with slicks be ok for this and a 10 yr old be to slow for this run?


Bike - yes fine

10YO - tricky Gazz - 60miler and into short days and potentially iffy weather. Not so much slow as stamina I think. You know what he's like though - think of Arran loop but perhaps slightly more hilly................plenty of which are down :D

Not easy to bail from once part way round either :?


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we just did the edinburgh glasgow 47 miles last weekend, so I thought he would be ok distance wise but we might just do the arran loop over a sedate long day ride rather than put p on him and slow you guys down into the bargain.


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I think I'm going to go triple up front, whether I do this or not. I miss my extra gears :oops:


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Tazio wrote:
I think I'm going to go triple up front, whether I do this or not. I miss my extra gears :oops:


Tried compact? I was gonna go triple some years ago but have 50/34 front and 12/28 rear - gets me up most things, including Bealach na Ba, Applecross with a few rest stops :lol:

first tried a 48/34 front but kept spinning out on the flat. Yes even me :lol:


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Mr Panda wrote:
Tazio wrote:
I think I'm going to go triple up front, whether I do this or not. I miss my extra gears :oops:


Tried compact? I was gonna go triple some years ago but have 50/34 front and 12/28 rear - gets me up most things, including Bealach na Ba, Applecross with a few rest stops :lol:

first tried a 48/34 front but kept spinning out on the flat. Yes even me :lol:


I thought about compact but as I've already got a triple shifter I thought it would be a logical way to got. And Chain Reaction have good triple chainsets at silly money just now.


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Your putting a triple on the Allez??????


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Your putting a triple on the Allez??????


Thinking about it. And they did come with a triple originally. Compact makes more sense to me in terms of roadies having the right number up front though, but this was bought to ride for fitness not fun.


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Mr P Wrote:-



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Killin - Glen Lochay to Kenknock Farm - over the col to Glen Lyon - through Invervar to Fortingall - Kenmore - south Loch Tay road to Killin

How's abouts 28th October. A Sunday.




That looks a good date for me and I will have a triple on my bike whatever gas pipe special I bring.

Could do with a lift though as my motors are , well........crap :lol: [/b]


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