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  • brakes
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    cheers, that’s good to know.

    mcmoonter
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    I’m guessing he’s still sleeping πŸ˜‰

    TheBrick
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    Well done. Any update / mini write up of some ofthe highs and lows?

    mcmoonter
    Member

    Drums fingers awaiting a ride report. πŸ˜‰

    jamiea
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    I saw a load of riders, some being naughty and riding 4 abreast, heading to / from a checkpoint in town on the first day. Then I was talking to a Swiss sounding guy on Thursday outside the LBS who had destroyed 3 tubs on our ‘very bad roads’.

    I’d love to give give it ago next time round, but I don’t think I’d go straight on to Istanbul like a nutter doing the Transcontinental!

    Cheers,
    Jamie

    richpips
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    Not stealing the bandit’s thunder, but a couple of lads I know did it.

    https://ade2010lejog.wordpress.com/

    Check day 3 onwards if you are pressed for time.

    mcmoonter
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    That’s a great write up. Thanks for the link.

    boblo
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    Blimey, that was ace πŸ™‚

    Premier Icon ir_bandito
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    Thanks for the support chaps.
    Just had a week in France “recovery” (beer and bbqs)

    100 or so hours total, strava has it as just under 60 hours riding time.

    I’ll write up a report asap.
    Suffice to say, Never again…

    themoodster
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    A couple of my mates did it too, rider no.s K42 and K43; it sounded challenging to say the least!

    Premier Icon ir_bandito
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    Bike for the event:

    3 problems with it over the ride:

    Mudguard/seatstay bracket snapped on the way into Edinburgh – mended with ‘leccy tape
    Puncture in the rear tyre discovered at Market Rasen.
    On fixing the puncture, discovered a broken spoke which was replaced with the spare.

    There’s not a single item of kit I carried that I didn’t need at some point or other. Had a few bits I didn’t need, like puncture patches, but I know what would happen if I didn’t have them.

    Worn out the rear tyre now, and spd cleats too.

    20thebear
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    I’ve entered you for this next year – Small Bike Ride

    rocket
    Member

    Great write up, and well done. Lots of respect due to you for doing it, and your family for supporting you πŸ™‚

    Premier Icon theotherjonv
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    I used to have that same GE jersey, sold it to someone on here. Was it you (at least I could then say my jersey had done the LEL)

    Premier Icon ir_bandito
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    thanks!
    No, I’ve had the GE jersey for years, bought new when GE stuff used to be silly cheap to import…

    richpips
    Member

    Well done to you. πŸ™‚

    boblo
    Member

    I was watching your times as you approached Crowland Southbound (I live there). Sadly you had a kip and then passed through in the middle of the night. The welcoming committee mutineed and all went to bed πŸ™‚

    Good effort, you still look pretty fresh in the pics.

    mcmoonter
    Member

    Great write up Paul, good to see the On One out on an epic again.

    Premier Icon ir_bandito
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    Cheers Peter. On One did me proud!

    Premier Icon epicyclo
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    Well done. I was expecting a SS belt drive though… πŸ™‚

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