Looking good.Beautiful weather ^^^.
It was mainly cloudy but warm enough for shorts today, so I headed over the Crab and Winkle Way to Whitstable, then in a westerly direction along the Thanet Way to Seasalter. From there, it was back inland to the outskirts of Faversham.
The Isle of Sheppey as seen from the seafront at Seasalter.
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And the bleak-looking landscape in the other direction:
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The scenery got its act together as I approached Faversham, with a short off-road stretch and a river. And a wreck of a boat.
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The sun decided to show itself as I started to head back:
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To judge by the queues of cars on the Thanet Way, Tesco and Aldi were attracting more of a following than Jesus in this neck of the woods. However, I enjoyed a few minutes peace with my cake courtesy of the house of the latter in the village of Graveney.
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Can someone tell me where the fu7k spring is? It's flippin' mid-May and it's barely hit 13 in the last month. Ridiculous.
With the garage full of building stuff it was impossible to get to the bikes until this weekend. So it was great - no super-great - to get back in the saddle this morning after 2 weeks of running. Echoing the first sentence, 9 degrees, rising to....oh who am I kidding? Blustery, up to 30mph in spots, random showers but at least the wind isn't from the north or east anymore.
It was an exploratory ride along to Pendeen taking in Levant and Geevor mines; I've run along most of the way so wanted to see how far it goes before it turns into footpath territory. Had a blast with one gear, semi-slicks and damp rock No sign of raidan
Thanks very much for that.I was required elsewhere, so I had to rush that write-up.
Anyway, Billy Bonkers - all tyres involve compromises: in this case, they roll very well on tarmac, and they offer decent grip on road and gravelly/ dusty tracks. They are reasonably lightweight too, especially the folding ones. They were designed as a tyre for jump bikes, so you might expect all of that. For the type of riding I usually do - a mixture of road, gravel and light trails - they're excellent and I'm really happy with them. For me, they're better than, say, the Continental Race Kings I have used for the same sort of riding. On the other hand, if you're only riding in rougher conditions, there are better tyres and, equally, if you're only riding on roads, there are faster tyres. It's also a daft name for a tyre and they're perhaps a little too orange when new for some tastes.
If you buy a set and don't like them, I'd buy them from you.
I've found the same: 44t is just 2t more but those 2t make a surprisingly big difference. Mostly, it just feels like harder work, and more than 5% harder work somehow. Kills that sprightly feeling. And 9 speed: yes, too busy.. . .
I'm not getting on with the 99. It is little different from the 98 but feels stiffer and slower. The 44t big ring is like pedalling through treacle. 98 has a 42t. 9 speed busy, 8 speed settled.
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