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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby mark barker » 2 Jun 2011, 8:24pm

GrahamNR17 wrote:Who else ain't ready for TCT? :shock:

Erm.... Me! Bike is in pieces, but hopefully it'll all be back together towards the end of next week (assuming the evenings are nice and dry!). Guess I'd better think about buying a tent as well... :|

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby GrahamNR17 » 2 Jun 2011, 8:30pm

mark barker wrote:
GrahamNR17 wrote:Who else ain't ready for TCT? :shock:

Erm.... Me! Bike is in pieces, but hopefully it'll all be back together towards the end of next week (assuming the evenings are nice and dry!). Guess I'd better think about buying a tent as well... :|

Got a Vango Dart DS something or other here going spare. Only used once, albeit unwillingly, at last years TCT. I'll bring it with me it's any use to you.

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby Greybeard » 2 Jun 2011, 9:33pm

GrahamNR17 wrote:Who else ain't ready for TCT? :shock:


Got the coaster hub fitted to the Rover on Monday - finished refitting the brake mechs last night
Finally laquered the lettering on the Pedersen tonight - only 12 months or so after applying them
Still have to give Christine the once over - perhaps fit a slightly smaller chainwheel if I have one
All three bikes to clean
Tent and gear still to sort out
Lamps/stoves/kettles to polish
Check the car over
Go to work :(
etc etc
Oh, yes. At 4am on Saturday I'm moving the Humber keel from Beverley to South Ferriby for the sailing season and once it's there I have to re-rig it (has to be unrigged to get under the bridges through Hull).
So, there's no rush - 'sages yet to the TCT innit? :?

Steve (wot likes livin' in cloud cuckoo land)

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby GrahamNR17 » 2 Jun 2011, 10:17pm

Greybeard wrote:I have to re-rig it (has to be unrigged to get under the bridges through Hull).

By the same token, do you have to de-keel it to avoid the prams, pushchairs, old cars, dead people... etc in the Humber? :shock:

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby corshamjim » 2 Jun 2011, 10:49pm

I think I'm pretty much good to go. I had an unplanned de-hitch of the trailer this evening :oops: in view of some cyclists I'd just waved hello to :oops: :oops: but thankfully was ok. :D I must remember it's much more bouncy when nearly empty!

I took delivery of a spare 16" tube for the trailer today, and a cable cutter so I might even get around to sorting my frayed gear cable before TCT. I washed the bike a couple of weeks ago so that'll do! Of course I have my spare hub ready too.

I've even plotted a route home on the GPS - haven't checked any of the contours yet so might change plan on the fly if I've made a topographical boo-boo there.
ToggleChain Tourist - http://www.togglechaintour.co.uk/

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby GrahamNR17 » 3 Jun 2011, 1:05pm

Some extra info:

The campsite shop is open from 9am to 7pm. On the basis that three hours is too long to wait for a cup of tea in the morning, there is a newsagent about five minutes ride away that sells milk, and logically is open earlier.

There is a freezer in the recreation room for anyone wishing to store food, freeze ice packs, etc.

If we get back to the campsite before 7pm, I'll be buying milk to keep in a coolbox overnight. I'll put the coolbox under TCT One so feel free to put your milk in there for your morning cuppa if required. Failing that, we can club together and buy one or two four pinters wherever we see a shop on the way back each evening.

I shall be at the campsite from about lunchtime Friday as I'm leaving Norfolk at 4am and stopping at Ascot for brekky at 7am. I'll be pitching TCT One (as in Thunderbird One), buying milk, brewing tea, putting some ice packs in the camp site freezer, then setting off to see my new bike that's been living at Mike's house the last few weeks.

Anyone else arriving early?

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby Greybeard » 3 Jun 2011, 4:18pm

GrahamNR17 wrote:By the same token, do you have to de-keel it to avoid ............dead people... etc in the Humber? :shock:


Oooh, no! That's potential overtime :roll: :wink:

Steve (wot has well over 30 years worth of black humour development, probably after spending far too much of it in the company of cadavers :? )

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby GrahamNR17 » 3 Jun 2011, 5:12pm

Greybeard wrote:
GrahamNR17 wrote:By the same token, do you have to de-keel it to avoid ............dead people... etc in the Humber? :shock:


Oooh, no! That's potential overtime :roll: :wink:

Steve (wot has well over 30 years worth of black humour development, probably after spending far too much of it in the company of cadavers :? )

I'm sure they'd speak highly of you, too... if they could :lol:

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby hubgearfreak » 4 Jun 2011, 8:38pm

i haven't got my OS yet. what sheet are we on?

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby GrahamNR17 » 4 Jun 2011, 8:51pm

hubgearfreak wrote:i haven't got my OS yet. what sheet are we on?

From what I can make out on the OS web site, it might just spread over two of the 1:25,000 series. Can't find the 1:50,000 of that area. Still looking...

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby GrahamNR17 » 4 Jun 2011, 8:54pm

....Landranger Sheet 195 should cover most of it, if not all 8)

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby GrahamNR17 » 4 Jun 2011, 8:56pm

Here's a totally unrelated to bikes question:

I need a pair of hub caps to fit the original 10" Austin Mini wheels. Anyone got a pair in their shed?

Graham, wot likes long shots like Steve likes dead people :mrgreen:

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby hubgearfreak » 4 Jun 2011, 9:13pm

sorry, like bikes, i've only ever had cars with full size wheels 8)

thanks for the map info though

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby Greybeard » 5 Jun 2011, 1:42pm

If Mike can email me the final version .kmz files for the route I can probably print off a copy on my 1:50k memorymap - saves the cost of buying OS maps :wink:

Steve (wots busy packing the car in case I don't get chance later in the week)

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby MikewsMITH2 » 5 Jun 2011, 2:42pm

Routes Final versions of the routes are on MapMyRide. These can be exported as GPX. KML or CRS:

This post concerns Day 1 only.
On Day 1 there will be 2 meeting points: We will start at 10am from Poole Quay. There is a cafe under the Customs House. We will congregate there. We will pass through Upton Country Park http://www.uptoncountrypark.org/ at 10.30am. Those of you who are only riding Day 1 and wish to park free, I suggest you meet us there at the bottom (dirt) car park near the main gate. Let Graham know if you are starting from there so we can wait for you if necessary. Below are routes to the Quay from the Camp Site and direct to Upton Country park if you are running late. If you wish to park near The Quay and start from there. You will find a large car park at Baiter http://tinyurl.com/5u7wdg7 (not free).

Day 1 Camp Site to Poole Quay http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/34493566
Day 1 Camp Site to Upton Country Park http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/34493028

I have split Day 1 into 3 legs. Here are the routes:

Leg 1: Poole Quay to Lambs Green Inn (9 miles) http://www.vintageinn.co.uk/thelambsgreeninncorfemullen/ (first official stop). Here is the route:
http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/23378084

Leg 2: Lambs Green Inn to Blandford Forum (11 miles) Our 2nd Official stop will be at The Anchor in Shapwick http://www.anchorshapwick.co.uk/. Here is the Route:
http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/23378580
Depending on how we are feeling and timetable we may shorten the route by not going up to Blandford and will pick up the return Leg here.

Leg 3 Blandford Forum to Camp Site (12 miles) Our 3rd Official stop will be at the Worlds End pub in Almer. http://tinyurl.com/6aaetoh. Here is the route:
http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/fullscreen/23379946/
Please note this route is back to The Quay via Upton Country Park to accommodate all the start points. If you are riding back to the Park this leg is a total of 15 miles and 18 miles to The Quay. The shorter route to the Quay from the campsite is published above.

I will create another post for day 2

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