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PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2013 8:41 pm 
P.o.T.M. Winner / MacRetro Rider
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Location: In the foothills of the foothills of The Cairngorm Massif :D
Just gimme a shout if needed quicker and I'll box them up :D


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 14, 2013 8:33 pm 
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I had a excellent session in Kelty widds today (Blairadam) :D
Going under foot/wheel was braw ........................


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 14, 2013 8:47 pm 
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No riding today but picked up a red 517 rim on deore hub for £20 today. Saves me truing the front wheel on the commuter :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 14, 2013 9:38 pm 
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Location: held captive by baby haggis in a cave in Scotland
Due to the cancellation of the ride at Kinlochleven and Mr Pandas upcoming winter adventure I spent today riding locally.
I thought I would try and ride from near home, start at Dunnett and head towards Thurso riding round the coastline, sticking to the shore.
The terrain up here is pretty much large rock slab covered in rock. It was a very good 4 hours of really technical type picking lines over and through the rock, hike a biking over the high pionts etc.
Once out of Castletown its riding the rocky coast with a big swell on one side and cliff face on the other, little bays split by jagged high rock pionts. Several of these I had to climb first scouting a way over, then do it with the Pugs by lifting it from below me to as high as I could, then climb over it, lift again etc.
I got about 3/4 of the way before the tide turned me back. One of the spits with cliff sides had the incoming tide already lapping 2 feet up the wall so discretion won out and I tried to beat the tide and ride back.
A nice ride and the Pugs just keeps suprising me by the way it rides over and up this stuff, just pick a line and commit to it and lift the front end and hop as required, good fun. I'm always in the right gear as well :wink:
The weather I must admit was wet and windy here this morning but dried up by lunch and it was a glorious afternoon, sunny with just a slight breeze 8)
I only have one picture, though I do have some video but it looks like its in the fog as the go pro fogged up :lol: this, I think was due to me cleaning it this morning then putting it straight back into the waterproof cover. It was only towards the end of the ride that I stopped and took of my helmet to see the lens all fogged up. I was playing with a different setting as well and I deduced from the footage that the other normal one I use is better. I will try and edit it and put it up if anyones interested.
On the pic below my ride started at the base of Dunnett head on the right hand side and I ended up getting turned back just before the piont on the far left.
I hope you guys al had a nice day wherever you were, riding or not. Kinlochleven would of been good, but not as much on my own, hopefully we will get there together soon.

Jamie

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 14, 2013 9:39 pm 
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Location: A Fifer furth o' the Kingdom
RobMac wrote:
I had a excellent session in Kelty widds today (Blairadam) :D
Going under foot/wheel was braw ........................



Robmac, the Kelty wid tink.



Erm, whit time were ye in there, because my wife wis in Kelty wids inaw the day?Image


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 14, 2013 9:44 pm 
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old_coyote_pedaller wrote:
Erm, whit time were ye in there, because my wife wis in Kelty wids inaw the day?Image


Eeeer was she? :roll:


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 14, 2013 9:53 pm 
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 10:18 pm 
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As is the way of things I seem to end up with more broken than when I started fixing things :facepalm: I'd decided to give the crosser/commuter its annual deep clean and service, shifting at the back wasn't great and the brakes weren't returning quite as good as they should. I normally strip most of the drivetrain and take it to work for a clean and lub, this year though I've found the freehub is a bit chewed from the cassette and the bearing is gritty, the bottom bracket is gritty, and I need a new chainring (big ring :wink: ), probably means a new chain anaw and I've yet to have a good look at the cassette. Not the best time to get a significant parts bill :( add in new blocks and cables too. It was feeling a bit sluggish aw the same.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 8:11 am 
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and I need a new chainring (big ring :wink: )


Bet it's a compact :)


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 6:28 pm 
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Finished my latest ride today :twisted:
And now Clubby can shut his gob cause I wont just be riddin the Pig :mrgreen:


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