C_G - it's all in the details Looking forward to seeing it built up.
Equally, evilsovereign; that's sounding very nice, and not a million miles from my build. 6700, Spyres, compact/11-28, carbon post and bars, latest CX Disc wheels - works a treat!
So here it is, ready for the off in the morning. Did a short shakedown ride first thing today and all seems good. Ought to be really - it's over a year old, but there's some new bits on there that needed a test.
The Bridge Street bag is a medium and just big enough for what I need to put in it. It's quiet, very well put together and weighs nothing at all. The other bag is a Deuter one from Wiggle that's quite neat and holds a fair bit. I always found that the top tube tri bags caught my knees when climbing out of the saddle, but this sitting inside the front triangle seems a lot more stable.
The new bits are the SKS Bluemels P45 mudguards with reflective strips that'll be handy come the winter commutes, the bags and the Conti Travel Contact 37mm tyres that I'm very impressed with so far.
So - tomorrow it's up to Marple then onto Hadfield, get onto the Trans Pennine Trail and head over the Woodhead Pass, turn south and drop into Sheffield. It's not a very long ride but there's a bit of route finding and tracks to negotiate. Monday I'm heading south - bit circuitous out of Sheffield, then various Sustrans routes, canals, tracks and so on via Chesterfield and Derby to Burton Upon Trent. Tuesday should be great - head north to Ashbourne and get onto the Tissington Trail, then the High Peak trail and around Longnor way, cut up to the Cat & Fiddle and home from there.
I'll report back