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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 10:19 pm 
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Not really today but last week...and f***k me is it hilly in Dorset....

Flat on Weymouth sea-front though!


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 10:22 pm 
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looking good feller ;o)


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 7:04 pm 
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Last ride of my holiday was on Thursday, 'twas a tad lumpy as it was based on Stage 10 of last year's TdF. I missed out the stage's final cat 3 climb up Col du Richmond as it made looping back tricky but inadvertantly added three cat 4 climbs instead, doh!

http://app.strava.com/activities/74902780

The HC climb up the Grand Columbier has an 'interesting' profile:

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Average gradient per km is shown in the boxes. I did have enough at one point and thought about going full on to get the climb over with...and then looked up to see a sign saying 11km to go. About the hottest (temp wise) I have ever been on a bike as it was about 26 deg in Coluz with virtually no wind (apart from me blowing, that is).


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 7:51 pm 
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Well, that certainly makes my little 25k at 27.5 kph ave look pathetic, but to give myself credit, I was testing out my left knee, which while on holiday last week and due to an over excited horse, came into full contact with a very substantial and solid wooden (thank goodness) gatepost as we passed through the (not quite open enough) gate. :facepalm:

I'm happy to say, that me, my knee and my horse all survived, although my knee does resemble something that has been attacked, front and back (?) with a decent sized blacksmiths hammer. Still, no issues today on my gentle try out ride, so it's back to them thar Mendip hills for me.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 7:57 pm 
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Good to hear you are ok. I can usually spot an over-excited horse from some distance :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 8:08 pm 
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You want to get down to Mudgleys' to get that knee sorted out.

Don't loose your shoe mind. Or your mind mind.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 8:09 pm 
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bobbinogs wrote:
I can usually spot an over-excited horse from some distance :wink:

You are clearly a much wiser and more sensible man than me.

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You want to get down to Mudgleys' to get that knee sorted out.


Are you talking about Somerset cider?

I leave that to others, who are neither wise nor sensible (especially after they've drunk it). :mrgreen:


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 8:11 pm 
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...my insight only works on stallions, btw :shock:


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 8:39 pm 
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karl are you sure brighton is not more your scene dressed like that?with you lycra wool combo you should be in for a great night :D


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 9:22 pm 
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Are you my long lost twin? :lol:


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