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by AndrewT
Tue Sep 01, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Dales Divide back on 29th August... yay (but is it still accessible!)
Replies: 59
Views: 2277

Re: Dales Divide back on 29th August... yay (but is it still accessible!)

Great to meet you on Saturday morning Robbie. How did your ride go? I misjudged the pace I was able to ride in that terrain ... in retrospect I should have aimed for 3 days +. As it was I had a great time over 3 days. First day was a hard slog, getting to Summerbridge around 10pm, with soaking feet ...
by AndrewT
Sat Aug 29, 2020 5:56 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Dales Divide back on 29th August... yay (but is it still accessible!)
Replies: 59
Views: 2277

Re: Dales Divide back on 29th August... yay (but is it still accessible!)

robbie wrote:
Sat Aug 29, 2020 12:30 am
:-bd arrived
Great news. Hope you’re all set for an enjoyable ride now.
by AndrewT
Fri Aug 28, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Dales Divide back on 29th August... yay (but is it still accessible!)
Replies: 59
Views: 2277

Re: Dales Divide back on 29th August... yay (but is it still accessible!)

I’m staying outside of Arnside tonight. Will arrive early tomorrow to get the bike setup. Bit chilly up here!
by AndrewT
Mon Aug 24, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Dales Divide back on 29th August... yay (but is it still accessible!)
Replies: 59
Views: 2277

Re: Dales Divide back on 29th August... yay (but is it still accessible!)

In Reverse wrote:
Wed Aug 19, 2020 1:07 am
...

The first day is tough as a bastard.

You'll love it. :-bd
Thank you for the route advice, and peace of mind that the GPX track works fine.

I'm looking forward to the start, and getting stuck in to that first day.
by AndrewT
Tue Aug 18, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Dales Divide back on 29th August... yay (but is it still accessible!)
Replies: 59
Views: 2277

Re: Dales Divide back on 29th August... yay (but is it still accessible!)

I've been looking it detail at the route. Two questions that I have, in case anybody might have an answer here: 1. at 206km there are some gates to access the National Trust property, Beningbrough Hall. Those will be closed at night-time. In which case, I presume taking New Road just to the east wou...
by AndrewT
Wed Mar 11, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Italy divide
Replies: 8
Views: 1521

Re: Italy divide

I have an Italy Divide sized hole in my calendar this year :cry: It has recently been announced that the race has been postponed until end of July, which doesn't work for me as I'm signed up for the French Divide starting on 8th August. So I'll be opting to defer my entry until 2021. Feel sorry for ...
by AndrewT
Tue Mar 03, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The story behind your BB name (and whats your usual form of address)
Replies: 159
Views: 7117

Re: The story behind your BB name (and whats your usual form of address)

I've got a Crass album ... cant remember the name, but it was sold wrapped in paper rather than a conventional record sleeve. Seem to remember they keenly priced back in the day.
by AndrewT
Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Really long rides and writing / reflection
Replies: 11
Views: 1164

Re: Really long rides and writing / reflection

One of my favourite podcasts from last year was Alexandera being interviewed on the Bikes or Death podcast. Very illuminating, and I would agree that she is a superb inspirational character.

https://bikesordeath.com/ep-16-alexandra-houchin/
by AndrewT
Wed Jan 01, 2020 6:31 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Stats for the year (that was)
Replies: 28
Views: 2027

Re: Stats for the year (that was)

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Fun year for me, with one big bikepacking adventure and a few smaller ones, plus lots of road miles.
by AndrewT
Thu Dec 19, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you doing next year?
Replies: 69
Views: 4681

Re: What you doing next year?

Planning to buildup to a 500km audax in 2020, then enter the bearbones 200. Why not a 600km audax, and then you should have a Super Randonneur award to your name. For me, I'm moving into bikepacking from an audax background. In 2019 I rode Bikepacking Trans Germany. My plans for 2020 include Dales ...
by AndrewT
Tue Dec 17, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Dales Divide 2020 .. who's going?
Replies: 84
Views: 6425

Re: Dales Divide 2020 .. who's going?

I'm rather new to these forums, but not to long distance rides both on and off road, and Dales Divide is one I'll be riding this coming year. As well as being a wonderful challenge in its own right, it'll also be a good test of equipment and mental fortitude before Italy Divide and other foreign exc...
by AndrewT
Fri Dec 13, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Tour Divide Write Up
Replies: 22
Views: 3013

Re: Tour Divide Write Up

Superb write-up. On the back of that read, I've put my order in for Cordillera.

My work plans changed for 2020 so I've pushed back my attempt at Tour Divide until 2021. Instead I'm focussing on the big European bikepacking races this year. Always good to read how others have fared.
by AndrewT
Fri Dec 13, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Winter boots
Replies: 28
Views: 2283

Re: Winter boots

I've recently bought the XM9s. I concur that for cycling they are perfectly comfortable and warm. I've used them for rides up to 200km so far and temperatures down to -4, with the intention to test them out for their hike-a-bike capability soon. One or two people have commented on them, they are not...
by AndrewT
Fri Dec 13, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Some proper wide drops anyone?
Replies: 12
Views: 1136

Re: Some proper wide drops anyone?

I wonder if the prices are USD or AUD? :???: AUD. You're looking at about 130 quid shipped before customs. There are Curve dealers in the UK, thus avoiding the customs charges. Such as Giro Cycles in SW London. I run the Salsa Cowchipper, and cannot get my head around the benefits of going wider th...