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by composite
Wed Nov 18, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles
Replies: 718
Views: 67716

Re: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles

I'm 3 rides off 55x55 and after that I'm at the stage where all the rides are 1hr 20m or so away. Regularly driving big distances to ride a bike doesn't sit entirely right with me tbh. Although I'll probably still do it... Yeah, this is somewhat my dilemma at the moment and probably the reason that...
by composite
Wed Nov 18, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles
Replies: 718
Views: 67716

Re: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles

I'm actually still at 40x40. The purple square marked on this image, I believe is 51x51, which could be as little as 5 rides away depending on what I decide to do.

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by composite
Sun Nov 08, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: My biggest worry about doing a French stage race.
Replies: 23
Views: 413

Re: My biggest worry about doing a French stage race.

I would tell myself that I would try to do 1, but then just end up doing 2... I have been quite into online gaming over the last 10-15years and played with a number of regulars groups that have consisted of players from all over Europe. I have done quite a few meetups and my normal experience of mix...
by composite
Sat Oct 31, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Your favourite moments?
Replies: 54
Views: 849

Re: Your favourite moments?

I really like when riding through the night, coming out of a long stretch of very quiet dark lanes into a small town that is lit but deserted. Having 5 minutes or so of seeing civilisation a different way to normal and with different eyes, then blasting out the other side back into the dark lanes.
by composite
Fri Oct 30, 2020 12:08 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: ever wish you were strong enough to ride single speed ?
Replies: 56
Views: 906

Re: ever wish you were strong enough to ride single speed ?

I snapped a gear cable last Sunday after 130km and had to ride the last 75km basically single speed.

Single-speed is never having the right gear... I really don't understand the attraction for anything other than a city bike.
by composite
Thu Oct 29, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Is next year a write off already?
Replies: 63
Views: 1207

Re: Is next year a write off already?

London-Edinburgh-London has been pushed to 2022 now which was going to be one of my big ones for next year. LEJOG1400 has been rescheduled from 2020 to 2021 but I have no idea if that will end up happening. I suppose we had thought about trying to do the trip to Canada that was cancelled this year b...
by composite
Tue Oct 27, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Festive 500 in a oner?
Replies: 40
Views: 939

Re: Festive 500 in a oner?

I was thinking of doing it as a oner this year between Christmas and New Year. Not sure yet if that is my own route as a DIY Audax or doing one of the GWR Festive500 Audax events. I think maybe something similar to the "Pint 2" route but starting/ending in Birmingham. Will has arranged 3 different r...
by composite
Mon Sep 28, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: the toughest road climb in the uk is.......... ?
Replies: 65
Views: 1616

Re: the toughest road climb in the uk is.......... ?

Pretty sure neither of these would really constitute the toughest but... Bushcoomb Lane in the Cotswolds is a bit of a stinker at 25%. The Burway on the Long Mynd can be tough if the wind is in the wrong direction as particularly the last section is very exposed. It's also one of those that keeps ap...
by composite
Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: SPOT Flex Plan
Replies: 4
Views: 344

Re: SPOT Flex Plan

I had always been waiting for this type of plan before getting a SPOT. Hadn't noticed that they had finally got around to offering one.

7 months switched on you save money compared to the yearly subscription.
8 months break even.
9 months and it would be cheaper to go for the yearly subscription.
by composite
Wed Sep 02, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Diary of a Randonneur
Replies: 84
Views: 9276

Re: Diary of a Randonneur

Diary of a Randonneur - Episode 17 - My First 600 https://www.composite-projects.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/episode17_video_thumbnail_template-1024x576.jpg Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JopMa0a7ksg https://www.composite-projects.co.uk/2020/09/diary-of-a-randonneur-episode-17-my-fir...
by composite
Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Guiding on the Slate trails (Video)
Replies: 24
Views: 763

Re: Guiding on the Slate trails

Those stunningly big views are what I always go to Wales for. They just don't exist in the Midlands, I guess the Long Mynd is the closest we have here.
by composite
Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bar bag test
Replies: 2
Views: 351

Re: Bar bag test

I've found that drop bar handlebar roll packing is far more of a dark art than flat bars.
by composite
Tue Aug 18, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Diary of a Randonneur
Replies: 84
Views: 9276

Re: Diary of a Randonneur

THE MARCH EAST/THE MARCH WEST (2 X 200 DIY) Decided I couldn't be doing with filming this trip either, so I have done another write-up. Plenty of photos though. https://www.composite-projects.co.uk/2020/08/the-march-east-the-march-west-2-x-200-diy/ https://www.composite-projects.co.uk/wp-content/upl...
by composite
Sat Aug 15, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Diary of a Randonneur
Replies: 84
Views: 9276

Re: Diary of a Randonneur

Audax returns: The first ride back
A write up with no video this time. I need a little break from the editing. :grin:
https://www.composite-projects.co.uk/20 ... ride-back/

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by composite
Thu Aug 13, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Old Deore 3x9 ... just lovely
Replies: 9
Views: 340

Re: Old Deore 3x9 ... just lovely

Still running 9 speed on The Mutt (Singular Kite). It's a bastardised mix of XT, SLX, and Sora! Works great!
by composite
Tue Aug 11, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hot ... innit?
Replies: 21
Views: 757

Re: Hot ... innit?

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by composite
Sun Aug 09, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: gpx analyser
Replies: 19
Views: 585

Re: gpx analyser

Strava does it for subscribers. It's not bad as far as I've been able to tell. Chuck your route up and I'll put it in if you like. In my experience the Strava one is terrible. I even plotted a route that was all A/B road to just be the fastest way to get somewhere after work and roughly a third was...
by composite
Sun Aug 09, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What's The Furthest You've Had To Walk Back Due To A Mechanical?
Replies: 23
Views: 853

Re: What's The Furthest You've Had To Walk Back Due To A Mechanical?

Does body mechanal count?

Pushed out for an hour and a half in the pissing rain, at night with a broken arm. Made a make shift sling with a spare tube. Spent another hour on the platform shivering and going into shock. It was a testing evening.
by composite
Fri Aug 07, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Coffee bags or other options
Replies: 33
Views: 1275

Re: Coffee bags or other options

I guess this doesn't really answer the question but I use the Orleib coffee filter holder.
My quick review.
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by composite
Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Diary of a Randonneur
Replies: 84
Views: 9276

Re: Diary of a Randonneur

Episode 16 - The Mortimer Round Mike, Steve and I do the Cross Cartel Mortimer Round route. We did it a week late so it was quieter and given the type of event it is, I'm not even sure there is that much point doing it on the "given" date. Anyway, it was great to see the lads and actually ride with ...
by composite
Wed Aug 05, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What Gravel ****** brakes - GRX worth the dosh?
Replies: 42
Views: 1502

Re: What Gravel ****** brakes - GRX worth the dosh?

I have 105s on my CRG and they are more power than I normally need. Don't eat pads either... I've done about 6000km since last November on that bike and I have just swapped out the pads!
by composite
Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: GBDuro Starts Tomorrow 1st August 8am
Replies: 82
Views: 3170

Re: GBDuro Starts Tomorrow 1st August 8am

I’ll admit the restrictions are daft, you can’t see someone in their garden but you can go to the beer garden, leave the area or visit for a holiday, work in the area or you can still visit cafes/restaurants etc, even have the cleaner come into your home (how STW...!). Weirdest restrictions ever......
by composite
Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Genius.
Replies: 6
Views: 357

Re: Genius.

The picture on the side with the woman in heels, hahahaha. :grin:
by composite
Thu Jul 30, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tool Rolls: whats your selection of choice?
Replies: 35
Views: 902

Re: Tool Rolls: whats your selection of choice?

I have the AcePac tool roll and I'm very happy with it. Been using it to keep tools tidy in the frame bag as well as stand-alone strapped to my saddle rails. I have both Restrap and other AcePac stuff and I think they are both really good. I really can't see any difference in terms of the quality of...