Diary of a Randonneur

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Re: Diary of a Randonneur

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

Brevet 5

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

Brevet 6

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

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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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