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by jamiep
Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Winter bivvy, Scotland
Replies: 97
Views: 9008

Re: Winter bivvy, Scotland

is anyone taking a vehicle from Edinburgh area for a lift for the petrol money?
by jamiep
Fri Sep 27, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Diary of a Randonneur
Replies: 84
Views: 9328

Re: Diary of a Randonneur - Goals now listed

Have you signed up for LEJOG yet? I am have a hard think about it and keep going back to its thread on YACF. Start and finish logistics are putting me off though
by jamiep
Thu Sep 26, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Diary of a Randonneur
Replies: 84
Views: 9328

Re: Diary of a Randonneur - Goals now listed

Phew. Aiming for a randonneur 5000 in your first full year doing these does seem ambitious. Doing the sums, I think that doing 300, 400, 600, 1000 and ECEing all of the remaining eight 200s to instead be 300 will get the standard Randonneur and RRTY .... but you'd STILL be 100 shy of 5000. Sounds to...
by jamiep
Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: (Blue) Oyster Bar
Replies: 26
Views: 2310

Re: (Blue) Oyster Bar

I can't see how the 'cockpit' [STW patter] could be set up in order to accommodate all the different hand positions. The same as how one's position will be off if one simply switches drop bars for flat bars (or vice versa) without also changing stem length/rise, stack height, saddle height and fore/...
by jamiep
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9027
Views: 1013500

Re: The post man's been ...

11-40T cassette immediately after returning from Torino-Nice Rally on a 11-32T one
by jamiep
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Highland fling 1000
Replies: 6
Views: 1422

Re: Highland fling 1000

there's been a thread on YACF for a while with some extra info/discussion https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=112619.0

Considering it or one of the two other 1000+ km audax currently on the calendar for next year
by jamiep
Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Routes
Topic: Capital Trail?
Replies: 26
Views: 3600

Re: Capital Trail?

I think I know where that is (I stay in Edinburgh and have done that part of the route many times). Ive never seen a sign. I was last there in June, I think. Just crack on and ignore signs or locked gates, it isn't private property and one is allowed responsible access
by jamiep
Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Routes
Topic: Capital Trail?
Replies: 26
Views: 3600

Re: Capital Trail?

Embra = "Edinburgh".

Seems like a reasonable place to leave the car. There *MIGHT* be resident's only parking there. I dunno, you might be able to see the street sign of google streetview
by jamiep
Fri Aug 23, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: SRAM mech compatability
Replies: 18
Views: 1561

Re: SRAM mech compatability

1x rear mechs sensitive to chainline?
by jamiep
Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: SRAM mech compatability
Replies: 18
Views: 1561

Re: SRAM mech compatability

I am struggling to understand which bits are new and which are the existing parts: you added a front mech and a new left hand shifter but it is the rear shifting that you are now not happy with (yes?) Rear shifting with SRAM can be affected by the cable routing. What is the direction of the cable co...
by jamiep
Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Routes
Topic: Sandstone way
Replies: 6
Views: 1077

Re: Sandstone way

Before I'd even seen the above comments, I'd intended to write: "death by a thousand gates was my Strava title at the time". Not a favourite route - aside from the gates, it mostly seems to involve riding through a farmer's field to the next gate. Have a gpx to follow as the markers aren't always ob...
by jamiep
Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: A bit of advice if you wouldn't mind bike/frame ramblings
Replies: 12
Views: 1251

Re: A bit of advice if you wouldn't mind bike/frame ramblings

Ive Rival hydro on my road bike, which are significantly better (both power and modulation/feel) than the three different cable discs I also have (Shim CX on CX bike; BB7 on gravel bike; low end Shim on commuter bike)
by jamiep
Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9027
Views: 1013500

Re: The post man's been ...

second hand Bunker Research book for prior to the TNRally
by jamiep
Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Audax tips?
Replies: 22
Views: 2263

Re: Audax tips?

Oh, another tip for long distance cycling generally, go as easily as possible up hills so as to not go into the red. But also go hard descending, working about as hard as you do when cimbing, in order to maximise the distance/effort balance overall
by jamiep
Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Audax tips?
Replies: 22
Views: 2263

Re: Audax tips?

I did a solo 400 yesterday, to complete the 200, 300, 400, 600 Super Randonneur for the season. - Go at a steady pace and fuel regularly, and you'll be able to carry on pretty much indefinitely. - Don't dally at stops but always stop to eat if you feel the bonk coming on else it'll be too late and y...
by jamiep
Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Audax tips?
Replies: 22
Views: 2263

Re: Audax tips?

Basic food will typically be provided by the organiser for the finish (unless the audax is an 'x rated' one). But controls are typically at/near normal cafes where one buys one's own food
by jamiep
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: TNR 2019 - advice on bike transport
Replies: 10
Views: 1779

Re: TNR 2019 - advice on bike transport

Retiredtester wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:45 pm
Nannybag.com and its Nice Airport I was referring to.
thanks, 38E for the 8 days I need. I think that's better than going for a thin cardboard box at the airport
by jamiep
Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: TNR 2019 - advice on bike transport
Replies: 10
Views: 1779

Re: TNR 2019 - advice on bike transport

hijack: is there storage at on near Nice airport for a soft bike bag for the week?
by jamiep
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 2119
Views: 296852

Re: Todays ride

my first 600 audax, Borderlands Explorer. I wasn't sure I'd manage it round but I did with hooours within the time limit
by jamiep
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: TD 2019 rigs ('bikes' for the English speakers).
Replies: 51
Views: 4824

Re: TD 2019 rigs ('bikes' for the English speakers).

Ive Di2 on the posh road bike. I am abooooout to order a groupset for the winter road bike too. Ive numb, bloodless fingers in even remotely cold weather. The ease of just pressing a button really helps on long distance audax rides. My hands can turn to inoperable claws with the cold/wet and fatigue.
by jamiep
Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Badger Divide
Replies: 3
Views: 663

Re: Badger Divide

I think I did it on a 40c rear and 47c front. What I could fit. Would be fine with 40c and 40c - aside from the descent with huge water bars on GWR, which required mincing down
by jamiep
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Orange bike
Replies: 6
Views: 1088

Re: Orange bike

no, but it is a Clockwork frame but with rigid forks
by jamiep
Fri May 17, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Music Players
Replies: 5
Views: 881

Re: Music Players

SanDisk Clip Sport. The older version, takes a memory card
by jamiep
Thu May 16, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Etrex 30x or Wahoo Elmnt ROAM: A vote
Replies: 24
Views: 2187

Re: Etrex 30x or Wahoo Elmnt ROAM: A vote

Ive an Elmnt Bolt for roadie, which is perfect for me for that (over the older roadie-leaning Garmin I've also got, now sitting unused). Ive an old Garmin Dakota for off-road - the Bolt's map just doesn't have the detail required. The main thing for me is does the Roam have a suitable map. If yes, I...
by jamiep
Tue May 07, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Summer Waterproof Jacket
Replies: 25
Views: 2785

Re: Summer Waterproof Jacket

Gore Shakedry and don't wear any sort of bag on you back