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    Show us what you did today, thread

    Oi! We're from Harris, not Lewis... :)
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    Show us what you did today, thread

    I've had a few sphincter contracting moments on that descent a few times. :) The family in Harris eventually requested me not to ride it. My wife's aged uncle used to get seriously concerned because he knew of a few serious injuries and maybe a death. However the track looks like it's had a...
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    Show us what you did today, thread

    A bow saw and a secateurs is all you need. Since the gales, I've cleared most of the trails in the Leanaig woods near me. They looked a bit like your picture. As for your Mad Max style, I've experience with that. I used to clear my running trails in Oz after Cyclones. I ran carrying a machete...
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    MacRetro Ride in April - Loch Leven circuit provisionally Saturday 9th April, 10 for 1030am start.

    Regard my idea as a filler, not a replacement for organised rides.
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    Show us what you did today, thread

    All that peat bog, supposed pristine wilderness, yet on that small mountain in the background is the remains of a fort that would have required a population of thousands to build it, service it and or garrison it. That land would not have looked like that a few hundred years ago, before the...
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    MacRetro Ride in April - Loch Leven circuit provisionally Saturday 9th April, 10 for 1030am start.

    I have a suggestion. Seeing as it's difficult for us to organise a ride with us all together, but how about a ride along the lines of Global FatBike Day? Instead of us having to meet up we do a themed ride, each in our own area, and within a given week or weekend. For example, see how many...
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    Show us what you did today, thread

    Up here that means 40 of sleet... :)
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    Baltic Bawbags - Now with added aftermath and pictures of actual riding

    I'm not going to be able to make it. Sorry.
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    the unofficially cool MTB drop bar thread

    I grew up in the Rough Stuff era, so dropbars on an offroad bike were a given. This is my Dawes Cougar mtb (531ST) modified into an 1980s gravel bike if gravel had been thing back then. (i.e. it's my Rough Stuff Bike) I used the parts I thought Dawes would have used if they had built a bike...
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    the unofficially cool MTB drop bar thread

    That's a nice functional looking build.
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    Show us what you did today, thread

    I love them. :)
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    Show us what you did today, thread

    It was good to get a road ride in because there are still quite a few twigs across the local trails...
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    Show us what you did today, thread

    Before a certain villainous character maligns me, it was his suggestion that we go for a road ride. That's about 100 foot drop to the right. Some of it was quite rideable... Other bits of the road were quite slippery...
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    Has anyone built a Gravel bike using a retro frame

    There's no doubt that the Phil Wood is a very good hub. It is ridiculously heavy though. Sturmey-Archer don't seem to market to the public, more OEM, but I've not had a problem getting their stuff. SJS is a good source in the UK. LBSs may be reluctant to order because of the local distributors...
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