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  • bloxster
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    Just wondered what were on peoples list of top cycling related things to do before they die… any suggestions welcome.

    A select few from my list in no particular order are

    La Marmotte, Grand Raid Cristalp, Raid Pyrenean, Leadville 100, 3 Peaks, Scotland Bothy trip, Chamonix to Zermatt.

    Let me know yours.

    Wheelie more than a few feet

    Tracker1972
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    Self supported wilderness trip, usefully own and use a cargo bike, ride an enduro and have people think I actually know what I am doing!
    Some modest ambitions but tend to see a big thing, and want to do that, like Kielder 100…

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    clunker
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    Ride the Tour De France Route

    mudshark
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    I like the idea of doing a lap of France one day.

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    a decent size* double

    10 foot, say ?

    oddjob
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    RAAM
    End to End
    Trans alp (on or off road)

    Own and ride the bike you've always lusted after or wanted

    greenboy
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    Track stand for more than a minute!

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    Buy a road bike πŸ™‚

    crankboy
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    Forget to brake?

    Some sort of suitably impressive road gap.

    It might be nice to finish my current build before I die but that's a long shot.

    alpin
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    enjoy it.

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    Complete one ride without dabbing or falling off.

    I'm crap, but I accept my crapness.

    samuri
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    I really want to do one of the big assed alp climbs.
    My dirt jumping days are over but I'm happy with what I did in that area.

    I'd also want to do a long, long road trip. Couple of months around Europe I reckon, but not on a shoestring, I quite fancy being able to stop in nice hotels around the way, maybe spend a few days in posh seaside resorts.

    Of course, I'll need to come into some big money to do it.

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    Anyone else got the November 1997 edition of Mountain Bike World? (Ancestor of Singletrack).
    It has a 100 things to do before you die feature. Some good ones in there.
    Some might be quite hard to arrange: "Go drinking with Rob Warner and/or Steve Peat".

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    "Some might be quite hard to arrange: "Go drinking with Rob Warner and/or Steve Peat". "

    From what I've read on twitter 'I'm buying!' should be enough to secure that one.

    MrSparkle
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    Ooh, I've done 2 of Bloxters list!

    Android
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    Wheely a tandem πŸ˜€

    cycle across somewhere properly foreign

    route de grande alpes

    done all the 'gnar' i want to do before i die, any gnarlier and i'd have got to the end somewhat prematurely

    Dancake
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    Just to be able to do this would be enough. Even the 2 light route was too scary for me πŸ™ Thank god my Rear pads had worn out by this point


    (cwmcarn downhill)

    Complete one ride without dabbing or falling off.

    I'm crap, but I accept my crapness.

    im with you, brother

    Kinavit
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    Lhasa to Kathmandu
    Ride in the Arctic Circle

    west kipper
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    Read the serial number on the underside of the chassis of a BMW X5?

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    no one mentioned megavalanche yet?

    best bike race ever

    FACT

    maxlite
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    Agree with 'Haze'…..'Buy a road bike'

    jojoA1
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    Win a race myself (ie: not as a team or a pair)

    Place better in the Megavalanche.

    Shag Cedric Gracia.

    That's about it really… πŸ˜‰

    ianv
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    tailwhip 360 would be good

    slugwash
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    Six foot drop-off into a wooden box πŸ˜‰

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    Successfully get down Devils Chessboard at Laggan.

    Or take the high drop at GTress freeride park, just after swallowing a hand-grenade…

    puffer (damn exams keep getting in the way)
    learn to jump/dropoff properly
    do well at a race
    edinburgh to york in a day on road
    edinburgh to york off road (not in a day)

    AdamT
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    How about introducing a non cyclist to the wonderful world of biking? I think this was in the magazine in a similar list. I took a load of my triathlete mates mountain biking which was great fun. Good karma IMHO.

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    Lands End to John O'Groats. Been wanting to do it since I was a boy.

    Cross the SImpson Desert in Oz.

    Get into double digits in the 'Puffer πŸ™‚ Keep breaking myself.

    radoggair
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    jojoA1 – Member

    Shag Cedric Gracia.

    he was rubbish, should try a proper biker!! πŸ˜‰

    radoggair
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    epicyclo – Member
    Lands End to John O'Groats. Been wanting to do it since I was a boy.

    was talking to a guy yesterday who's done it 7 times, and once taking in all the scottish islands as well ( altho he did say that with the weather he couldn't see shit)

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    Build your own trails (esp some cheeky ones deep in a forest somewhere) with some sweet timber frame action and all that good stuff.

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    to keep on having my yearly 1 weeks offroad tour with 3 very good mates.
    fueled by ipa's and cooked breakfast.
    until i die obviously.

    rj
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    Fit a front mech in under 6 hours would be nice.

    tails
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    mega and pump track until the tires start skidding.

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