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by GregMay
Wed Aug 17, 2022 11:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cairngorms Loop September '22 Group Start
Replies: 1
Views: 49

Re: Cairngorms Loop September '22 Group Start

GAH! I literally arranged to do an audax in Penrith that day with mates :(
by GregMay
Wed Aug 17, 2022 11:07 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 2955
Views: 443143

Re: Todays ride

Audax, 230km, mostly A-roads. Clucking awful experience.
by GregMay
Mon Aug 15, 2022 11:00 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Tour Divide 2022 - SLarge's write up
Replies: 20
Views: 288

Re: Tour Divide 2022 - SLarge's write up

It's taken me about 5 years to want to go do something long again. I completely understand that feeling post TDR. It's a strange sort of ennui, but it will pass.
by GregMay
Sat Aug 13, 2022 4:37 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Tour Divide 2022 - SLarge's write up
Replies: 20
Views: 288

Re: Tour Divide 2022 - SLarge's write up

Throwing up a lot of memories for me Steve, good and bad :)

WIll read the rest this evening!
by GregMay
Thu Aug 11, 2022 3:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gravel riders - Sore palms advice sought
Replies: 33
Views: 491

Re: Gravel riders - Sore palms advice sought

I was going to suggest general core and physical conditioning.... but if we're ignoring that...sure, buy more stuff. That always masks a problem :wink:
by GregMay
Thu Aug 11, 2022 12:13 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Today's Run
Replies: 628
Views: 45772

Re: Today's Run

A nice 17km with a work colleague over the moors yesterday before it got properly hot. I only took one bottle and rolled the dice on the spring I know about still running - which it was :) Great to be out for a run over 2 hours, if only just. But the first real feeling that I can actually start to r...
by GregMay
Thu Aug 11, 2022 12:12 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 2955
Views: 443143

Re: Todays ride

Aim was for a lumpy ride (1,000m) in a short distance (50km) on the road-ish bike with the new bike fit I got for next years plans. Was warm leaving the house at 0930 and peaked at about 30 degrees on some of the climbs. Definitely a two bottle day. Took in a lot of climbs I knew, and one long one I...
by GregMay
Tue Aug 02, 2022 8:51 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: AK tarpstar
Replies: 18
Views: 474

Re: AK tarpstar

Brain wonders if this would be eligible for the OMM....lots of space, high headroom, groundsheet is sewn into bugnet. Hmmm... intrigued.
by GregMay
Tue Aug 02, 2022 8:48 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Great British Divide
Replies: 37
Views: 812

Re: Great British Divide

Bearbonesnorm wrote: Mon Aug 01, 2022 8:14 pm
And more nice people,
Yeah but in truth I tend to only notice the cocks :wink:
They often stick out.

*I'll get my coat*
by GregMay
Mon Aug 01, 2022 1:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Great British Divide
Replies: 37
Views: 812

Re: Great British Divide

riderdown wrote: Mon Aug 01, 2022 12:12 pm They are racing on bridleways in England and Wales?
It's "not a race"

Don't stress it and move on.
by GregMay
Thu Jul 28, 2022 9:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: #TCRNo8
Replies: 18
Views: 510

Re: #TCRNo8

That's scary, do we know where she slept? The proverbial bus shelter I believe (which infinitely better than a ditch :lol: ) It has brought up some old issues about riders, and especially women riders, safety when they can be tracked down to a few metres. In the past, some have asked organisers to ...
by GregMay
Sun Jul 17, 2022 7:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Extremely off topic help required
Replies: 15
Views: 431

Re: Extremely off topic help required

Teacher. I dream of a poorly fitting chair.

No help to you, I’m either stood/leaning on whiteboard/ on lab stool. Sorry!
by GregMay
Sat Jul 16, 2022 9:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Vosges - riding?
Replies: 4
Views: 169

Re: Vosges - riding?

Plan is for the French side. We're going to spend time dotting about back and forth, but no fixed plans.

I'm aware of the Grand Ballon as a climb, but not much else! Need to get myself a 1:50 map and have a look.
by GregMay
Sat Jul 16, 2022 9:00 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Vosges - riding?
Replies: 4
Views: 169

Vosges - riding?

Anyone spent anytime riding MTB/gravel in and around the Vosges?

Off there for a week with family and can get out for a few long rides in between wine/castle sampling.

Will probably have gravel bike with me as I want to do some road riding too, so less bikepark more XCMTB.
by GregMay
Tue Jul 12, 2022 5:10 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 2955
Views: 443143

Re: Todays ride

redefined_cycles wrote: Mon Jul 11, 2022 5:30 pm The Cobbles. Yes, that first section, I did wonder whether people ride down it and I should've have know you all do. Almost rode the bottom bits but some sections I had to wuickly dab...
Don’t get me wrong, it’s not an easy descent!
by GregMay
Mon Jul 11, 2022 5:09 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 2955
Views: 443143

Re: Todays ride

Shaf,

The "castle" is Stoodley Pike" it's nowhere near Rawtenstall :) It's between Hebden Bridge and Todmorden.

The cobbles, not the Pennine Bridle way, it's the trail down into Lumb falls. Quite a nice, technical, steep descent. Horrendous push up it.
by GregMay
Sun Jul 10, 2022 7:51 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 2955
Views: 443143

Re: Todays ride

200km Audax in _quite_ warm weather. 8hr 18min, 2000m of up. A lot of fluids. Good times.
by GregMay
Wed Jul 06, 2022 9:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Scientists discover bonking
Replies: 5
Views: 263

Re: Scientists discover bonking

Having worked as an academic and scientist for many years, I will assure you, many scientists have still yet to discover bonking.
by GregMay
Tue Jul 05, 2022 9:37 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Today's Run
Replies: 628
Views: 45772

Re: Today's Run

Don't worry about running fast. Just run.
by GregMay
Sun Jul 03, 2022 5:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 3 Peaks CX bike musings
Replies: 2
Views: 162

Re: 3 Peaks CX bike musings

Ride your singlespeed again Rich :)
by GregMay
Wed Jun 29, 2022 7:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The 2022 Tour Divide watchers thread.
Replies: 449
Views: 12308

Re: The 2022 Tour Divide watchers thread.

Good lad.
by GregMay
Sun Jun 26, 2022 4:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The 2022 Tour Divide watchers thread.
Replies: 449
Views: 12308

Re: The 2022 Tour Divide watchers thread.

As Dave said, the Gila is stunning.
by GregMay
Fri Jun 24, 2022 8:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The 2022 Tour Divide watchers thread.
Replies: 449
Views: 12308

Re: The 2022 Tour Divide watchers thread.

Boreas Pass is a brute. One of the climbs I hated. But...it's the gateway to the end.
by GregMay
Fri Jun 24, 2022 7:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The 2022 Tour Divide watchers thread.
Replies: 449
Views: 12308

Re: The 2022 Tour Divide watchers thread.

I think I was ahead of you both through there, I remember running from a storm. It was dry, fast, and smooth.

Sorry not sorry.
by GregMay
Thu Jun 23, 2022 10:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The 2022 Tour Divide watchers thread.
Replies: 449
Views: 12308

Re: The 2022 Tour Divide watchers thread.

Re-routes are usually emailed as a word doc, and or if short enough, sent as a text by Matt. Usually, they are straightforward enough, and at that point you should have already considered that it may happen. I had all the previous re-route/alternates pre-loaded in my GPS that had historically been u...