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by 1982john
4 Dec 2020, 6:47pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: New Decathlon adventure bike
Replies: 122
Views: 5039

Re: New Decathlon adventure bike

simonhill wrote:"More than 500,000 km of testing under its belt on all continents and in all weather conditions."

Is that believable, all in 4 years? Do the maths.



It wont all be on the same bike. Think 100 bikes doing 5k would be more realistic
by 1982john
8 Nov 2020, 2:27pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: A salutary tale......caveat emptor
Replies: 87
Views: 3365

Re: A cautionary tale......caveat emptor

what protection would you have through paypal as it was not an ebay item?
by 1982john
13 Sep 2020, 7:44pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Record attempt scheduled
Replies: 886
Views: 62493

Re: Record attempt scheduled

Chris certainly got helpful conditions considering the time of year. Warm days and cloudy nights. Ok no major tailwind but nothing against either.

Feeling quite positive about this one
by 1982john
13 Sep 2020, 9:48am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Record attempt scheduled
Replies: 886
Views: 62493

Re: Record attempt scheduled

Had another tracker refit as it was not updating but looking like on schedule so far so good
by 1982john
12 Sep 2020, 8:07pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Record attempt scheduled
Replies: 886
Views: 62493

Re: Record attempt scheduled

This should be good fun to follow

Check out Chris's bike. It looks fit for purpose!

https://twitter.com/2137Lejog/status/13 ... 85/photo/1
by 1982john
5 Sep 2020, 9:26pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: 6 month suspended sentance for death by dangerous driving
Replies: 15
Views: 674

6 month suspended sentance for death by dangerous driving

happened across this article about a man who was driving 60mph in a 40 zone crashed and killed a cyclist. The sentence was banned from driving for 2 years some unpaid work and a suspended sentence so no jail time. I guess this dismal sentence is pretty standard for these incidents? I try not to look...
by 1982john
25 Aug 2020, 6:20pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Record attempt scheduled
Replies: 886
Views: 62493

Re: Record attempt scheduled

Honestly, the obsession with combing over every inch of this ride is not a great look :cry:

I know we're all a bit starved of dotwatching but maybe we just sit back and let the rider ride....
by 1982john
25 Aug 2020, 7:45am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Record attempt scheduled
Replies: 886
Views: 62493

Re: Record attempt scheduled

Just catching up with this amazing attempt Maria

To me, it seems a shame they wouldn't allow her the 10 days for a first. I know we're a bit obsessed with records on here but I get the feeling this more of a personal journey and raising some money for good causes.
by 1982john
20 Aug 2020, 9:11am
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Froome out of Tour
Replies: 29
Views: 904

Re: Froome out of Tour

From the racing I've watched INEOS are second best by a margin. I know what you mean, but I don't think we've seen anything like the ineos best effort, more of a fact finding mission. The magic question is have the others played their full hand. Were ineos training right up to race day with little ...
by 1982john
19 Aug 2020, 11:21am
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Froome out of Tour
Replies: 29
Views: 904

Re: Froome out of Tour

Bernal is the second favourite at 10/3 I know they didn't have a great showing at the Dauphine but those seem pretty good odds for a team that's won last 5 in a row.
by 1982john
14 Aug 2020, 11:39am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: GBDURO 2020 starts today
Replies: 73
Views: 2087

Re: GBDURO 2020 starts today

all in all a successful event. They took some flack when they announced it as we were just coming out of the tight lockdown but they've shown it can be done.

I hope to see more events of this type in the future.
by 1982john
13 Aug 2020, 6:41pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Bike/tarp combo?
Replies: 11
Views: 667

Re: Bike/tarp combo?

Another option popular with the ultra light community is this https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Tyvek-Housewrap-breather-Membrane-2-8m-Wide-by-the-metre-Cheapest-anywhere/283896942603?hash=item421993900b:g:Gr0AAOSwsG9ervXz or this from the barebones shop https://bearbonesbikepacking.co.uk/shop/?product=per...
by 1982john
13 Aug 2020, 8:35am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: GBDURO 2020 starts today
Replies: 73
Views: 2087

Re: GBDURO 2020 starts today

She's down to the last 10% of the course.

No idea how what grows in the very north of Scotland but there's lot of wild fruit that can be picked round here at the moment maybe that could just give her the few extra calories she needs.
by 1982john
12 Aug 2020, 9:11pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Bike/tarp combo?
Replies: 11
Views: 667

Re: Bike/tarp combo?

Something like this polycro ground sheet would be a viable solution

https://backpackinglight.dk/tents/tent- ... roundsheet

Though I may want something not see through for extra protection