Diary of a Randonneur

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Re: Diary of a Randonneur

Post by composite » Mon Oct 28, 2019 2:22 pm

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The second one for me this month.

CAMBRIDGE AUTUMNAL 200 (212km) - https://www.composite-projects.co.uk/20 ... umnal-200/

A rare one of me actually on a bike
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The excellent Butternut squash soup at arrivee.
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Re: Diary of a Randonneur

Post by sean_iow » Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:36 am

I enjoyed that, thanks. I think I'd have found it difficult to keep my spirits up if I'd lost my camera :sad: I once lost a strap off a feed bag and it played on my mind for hours... and I made it myself so it only took minutes to make a replacement :roll:
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Re: Diary of a Randonneur

Post by composite » Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:11 am

DIARY OF A RANDONNUER – EPISODE 1 – UNBOXING THE RIBBLE CGR TI

So finally I have been able to put together the first video episode of Diary of a Randonnuer.
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Re: Diary of a Randonneur

Post by ton » Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:52 am

nice bike............... but why take guards off a bike that is gonna be ridden for hours on the road?

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Re: Diary of a Randonneur

Post by composite » Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:40 am

ton wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:52 am
nice bike............... but why take guards off a bike that is gonna be ridden for hours on the road?
I wanted to get a look at it without the guards to start, ultimately I'll take them on and off as conditions dictate.

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Re: Diary of a Randonneur

Post by ton » Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:51 am

:-bd

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Re: Diary of a Randonneur

Post by sean_iow » Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:10 pm

Looks a nice bike, I love a bit of ti :smile:

With regard to the axles, I have a DT Swiss RWS through axle on my MTB but they make them in all sizes so will probably have the correct size for your road bike. They make a model with a removable end which is the lever to do them up. You can leave it on for easy removal or just pull it off for extra security. The dimensions of your current axles are probably marked on them to be able to select the right size and thread.

https://www.dtswiss.com/en/products/hubs-rws/rws/
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Re: Diary of a Randonneur

Post by composite » Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:02 am

sean_iow wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:10 pm
Looks a nice bike, I love a bit of ti :smile:

With regard to the axles, I have a DT Swiss RWS through axle on my MTB but they make them in all sizes so will probably have the correct size for your road bike. They make a model with a removable end which is the lever to do them up. You can leave it on for easy removal or just pull it off for extra security. The dimensions of your current axles are probably marked on them to be able to select the right size and thread.

https://www.dtswiss.com/en/products/hubs-rws/rws/
Thanks for that Sean, I think I'll probably go for a couple of these DT Swiss options. They will match the hubs when the new wheels arrive! :smile:

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Re: Diary of a Randonneur

Post by composite » Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:27 am

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THE MONMOUTH MEANDER 200 - 202km

DIARY OF A RANDONNUER – EPISODE 2

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Re: Diary of a Randonneur

Post by Dyffers » Fri Nov 15, 2019 2:38 pm

Weather for tonight's 300km looking reasonable for the time of year. Should be a laff if I can stay awake.

Still riding Neil? My usual lead out man from Cardiff is towing me round, with ChrisN joining us after Glastonbury tomorrow for cake and banter, but say Hello if you spot a Wessex RC jersey or just guess which one I am out of all the red Gabba jackets and Mason bikes.

Hopefully some Type 1 fun in amongst the Type 2. :-bd

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Re: Diary of a Randonneur

Post by composite » Mon Nov 18, 2019 2:11 pm

Dyffers wrote:
Fri Nov 15, 2019 2:38 pm
Weather for tonight's 300km looking reasonable for the time of year. Should be a laff if I can stay awake.

Still riding Neil? My usual lead out man from Cardiff is towing me round, with ChrisN joining us after Glastonbury tomorrow for cake and banter, but say Hello if you spot a Wessex RC jersey or just guess which one I am out of all the red Gabba jackets and Mason bikes.

Hopefully some Type 1 fun in amongst the Type 2. :-bd

Paul
Hey fella. Sorry to ask this but did we bump into each other at McDonald's, then later riding along the sea front? I'm not sure if I misheard names at the time. I'm not sure if I'm confused or not right now, after seeing your post. :???:

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Re: Diary of a Randonneur

Post by Dyffers » Mon Nov 18, 2019 2:48 pm

composite wrote:
Mon Nov 18, 2019 2:11 pm
Hey fella. Sorry to ask this but did we bump into each other at McDonald's, then later riding along the sea front? I'm not sure if I misheard names at the time. I'm not sure if I'm confused or not right now, after seeing your post. :???:
That's right. Recognised you leaving Amesbury McDs. Rode along the seafront chatting about your Chapman entry, then a bit more in the control in Poole. Think you were in the Yatton Cafe at the same time as us as well?

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Re: Diary of a Randonneur

Post by composite » Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:22 pm

Dyffers wrote:
Mon Nov 18, 2019 2:48 pm
composite wrote:
Mon Nov 18, 2019 2:11 pm
Hey fella. Sorry to ask this but did we bump into each other at McDonald's, then later riding along the sea front? I'm not sure if I misheard names at the time. I'm not sure if I'm confused or not right now, after seeing your post. :???:
That's right. Recognised you leaving Amesbury McDs. Rode along the seafront chatting about your Chapman entry, then a bit more in the control in Poole. Think you were in the Yatton Cafe at the same time as us as well?
OK cool, outside McDonalds I misheard who you said you were on the forum, hence confusion now. :grin: haha, all caught up now though. LOL

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Re: Diary of a Randonneur

Post by composite » Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:43 pm

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MOONRAKERS AND SUNSEEKERS 300 - 308km

DIARY OF A RANDONNUER – EPISODE 3

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUgs5TmD0OE

EDIT: Meant to say that this one has a couple of guest appearances from Dyffers of this parish. :grin:
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Re: Diary of a Randonneur

Post by sean_iow » Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:36 pm

I enjoyed that thanks. I know how much time it takes to produce a video of that length so thanks also for producing these :smile:
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Re: Diary of a Randonneur

Post by composite » Fri Nov 29, 2019 4:54 pm

No worries Sean, a pleasure, I love it. :grin: Glad you enjoyed it.

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Re: Diary of a Randonneur

Post by composite » Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:53 pm

Earned my first 2 awards for the season. These are kinda bonus ones that I have hit on my way to my main goals. :)

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Re: Diary of a Randonneur

Post by Charliecres » Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:26 am

Enjoying the updates. Thanks!

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Re: Diary of a Randonneur

Post by composite » Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:58 am

Brevets 8 and 9

THE LONGEST MARCH 200 + RETURN

DIARY OF A RANDONNUER – EPISODE 4 - BACK TO BACK DIY 200s

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By the way, I'm trying to get to 100 subscribers on the YouTube channel to get some other features so if you have a YouTube account and could help me out by subscribing that would be much appreciated. :-bd

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Post by composite » Sun Dec 15, 2019 8:55 pm

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DIARY OF A RANDONNEUR – EPISODE 5 – KINGS, CASTLES, PRIESTS AND CHURCHES

Ride Report and VLOG from the recent Kings, Castles, Priests and Churches 200km from Tewksbury.
https://www.composite-projects.co.uk/20 ... -churches/

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Re: Diary of a Randonneur

Post by PaulB » Sun Dec 29, 2019 12:15 am

Super job, keep it up.
The inspiration worked, did the Winter Solstice 200 on Dec 22nd, very steady 8.30 moving time just under 10 overall. I convinced some friends to do it as well. So a big Christmas thank you!
Targets are being set ;)
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Re: Diary of a Randonneur

Post by composite » Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:51 am

PaulB wrote:
Sun Dec 29, 2019 12:15 am
Super job, keep it up.
The inspiration worked, did the Winter Solstice 200 on Dec 22nd, very steady 8.30 moving time just under 10 overall. I convinced some friends to do it as well. So a big Christmas thank you!
Targets are being set ;)
That's great Paul. I'm aiming to do a few more Northen Audaxs later in the year Paul if you fancy meeting up for some.

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Re: Diary of a Randonneur

Post by composite » Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:35 pm

Ride report from a "failed" short 100km AAA DIY, that I attempted last weekend.

https://www.composite-projects.co.uk/20 ... diy-audax/

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DIARY OF A RANDONNEUR – EPISODE 6 – THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN OF GLOUCESTERSHIRE
Ride Report and VLOG from a recent very windy and hilly 210km DIY Audax.
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DIARY OF A RANDONNEUR – EPISODE 7 – BROADWAY DELI 200
Ride Report and VLOG from a 200km round trip to get a sandwich.

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