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06-03-21, 06:52 AM
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Posted By ExPatTyke

Did a few miles yesterday, out over the Levels,...

Did a few miles yesterday, out over the Levels, over Mudgeley Hill and into Wells, and back via Glastonbury, Shapwick Heath, and Mark. There was a warning of "occasional light showers" on the weather...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-21, 03:07 AM
Replies: 2,706
Views: 454,320
Posted By ExPatTyke

A couple from yesterday's ride: - ...

A couple from yesterday's ride: -

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Shapwick Heath...
06-03-21, 02:38 AM
Replies: 459
Views: 124,492
Posted By ExPatTyke

Taken on a damp day in Somerset - Glastonbury Tor...

Taken on a damp day in Somerset - Glastonbury Tor ahead, but hidden in the mizzle.
...
05-31-21, 11:55 PM
Replies: 20,338
Views: 3,470,151
Posted By ExPatTyke

"Seen better days but rides ok" :eek: ...

"Seen better days but rides ok" :eek:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-Dawes-road-bike-/124751255736...
05-04-21, 10:25 AM
Replies: 17,399
Views: 1,886,495
Posted By ExPatTyke

Had a good ride out on Sunday, first one for a...

Had a good ride out on Sunday, first one for a little while. I had a bit of a reaction to my COVID jab, and was advised to take it easy for a couple of weeks, so Sunday was my first bash at a longer...
05-04-21, 10:06 AM
Replies: 259
Views: 108,458
Posted By ExPatTyke

I bought a pair of very cheap Raleigh branded...

I bought a pair of very cheap Raleigh branded tyres from SJS a few weeks back for my Motobecane - not working at the moment so I'm reluctant to part with cash. They were £6.99 each; I thought if...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 2,706
Views: 454,320
Posted By ExPatTyke

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Southwick Road, Mark, Somerset
03-28-21, 06:28 AM
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Posted By ExPatTyke

Just a quick ride to the local surgery for a jab...

Just a quick ride to the local surgery for a jab this morning, and back along the sea front.

Feeling fine, but much to my disappointment the 5G signal here is still non-existant.
...
03-26-21, 04:59 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,752
Posted By ExPatTyke

I've not broken a collarbone, but broke an elbow...

I've not broken a collarbone, but broke an elbow quite a few years ago playing rugby, then broke foot, tibia, and fibula in one go, as per the thread...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-21, 04:18 AM
Replies: 2,706
Views: 454,320
Posted By ExPatTyke

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NCN3 / Mendip Forest Road, Charterhouse, Somerset
03-23-21, 03:28 AM
Replies: 17,399
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Posted By ExPatTyke

A longer ride out yesterday as sunshine and blue...

A longer ride out yesterday as sunshine and blue skies were forecast. No sign of it though as I left Weston eastbound through Locking, Banwell, Churchill, and Langford, before climbing onto the...
03-11-21, 06:17 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,412
Posted By ExPatTyke

Not so much the crash but the aftermath... ...

Not so much the crash but the aftermath...

Back in the days when I was racing I was on a training ride around some of the local villages, on a wet day. Pushing through a corner by a farm I lost...
03-09-21, 04:20 AM
Replies: 17,399
Views: 1,886,495
Posted By ExPatTyke

Many thanks thinktubes - some useful information....

Many thanks thinktubes - some useful information. I'm in the same position; it's difficult at the moment to replace drinks during a ride, and I've been making do with stuffing cartons of fruit juice...
03-09-21, 02:43 AM
Replies: 17,399
Views: 1,886,495
Posted By ExPatTyke

Another longer ride yesterday on the Paris-Sport,...

Another longer ride yesterday on the Paris-Sport, taking advantage of dry roads after a few days without rain. I left Weston through Locking and Banwell, then went through Sandford, Churchill,...
03-01-21, 03:32 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 22,085
Posted By ExPatTyke

Motobecane Super 15 ...

Motobecane Super 15

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02-26-21, 03:21 AM
Replies: 17,399
Views: 1,886,495
Posted By ExPatTyke

The sun was out yesterday, and the temperature...

The sun was out yesterday, and the temperature went over 10 degrees, so the shorts came out for the first time this year.

Out of Weston through Hutton, then across the moor to Puxton and down to...
02-26-21, 02:50 AM
Replies: 3,451
Views: 822,797
Posted By ExPatTyke

1980-something Motobecane Super 15. Seatpost...

1980-something Motobecane Super 15. Seatpost clamp needs tightening.....
...
02-24-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 518
Posted By ExPatTyke

This is my Premiére - it's a 1986 bike. Bottom...

This is my Premiére - it's a 1986 bike. Bottom bracket and headset are British threaded, and I've expanded the rear dropouts to 130mm.

It's fitted with a Chorus chainset, Tiagra 9 speed brifters,...
02-24-21, 07:59 AM
Replies: 17,399
Views: 1,886,495
Posted By ExPatTyke

Just took a short ride out yesterday to the local...

Just took a short ride out yesterday to the local farm shop - the weather was not good with 40mph wind and a couple of hailstorms - as we needed cheese, and I had a newly finished bike to try out. ...
02-13-21, 04:03 AM
Replies: 17,399
Views: 1,886,495
Posted By ExPatTyke

Thanks! Yes, you're right - the distances on the...

Thanks! Yes, you're right - the distances on the sign are in miles. The roadsigns are one of the few imperial measurements left over in Britain. Virtually all roadsigns - with the exception of a very...
02-12-21, 02:50 AM
Replies: 17,399
Views: 1,886,495
Posted By ExPatTyke

The sun put in an appearance yesterday, so I got...

The sun put in an appearance yesterday, so I got a ride on the Paris-Sport taking a scenic way round to meet my wife when she finished work, and to get some off the beaten track Veloviewer squares on...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-10-21, 03:10 PM
Replies: 2,706
Views: 454,320
Posted By ExPatTyke

Tealham Moor on the Somerset Levels this morning....

Tealham Moor on the Somerset Levels this morning.

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01-31-21, 09:55 AM
Replies: 17,399
Views: 1,886,495
Posted By ExPatTyke

Short ride today. I went out on the bike...

Short ride today. I went out on the bike yesterday to meet my wife when she finished work, as I thought my route would give 500 miles for the month. I checked Strava as I got to her car, and it...
01-25-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,803
Posted By ExPatTyke

How about a Peugeot Comete? I really wanted one...

How about a Peugeot Comete? I really wanted one when they came out in the mid 1980s, but they were way out of my price range at the time. I think there were questions raised about durability of the...
01-25-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 17,399
Views: 1,886,495
Posted By ExPatTyke

The sun was out today, and the sky was blue, so I...

The sun was out today, and the sky was blue, so I went out on the AO-8 intending to do a few miles. I was back earlier than expected.

I went out along the sea front again, past Birnbeck, through...
01-22-21, 07:31 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,012
Posted By ExPatTyke

This was the result of a drunken one night stand...

This was the result of a drunken one night stand with eBay: -

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01-20-21, 02:15 AM
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Views: 1,886,495
Posted By ExPatTyke

Shortish ride yesterday - the rain stopped mid...

Shortish ride yesterday - the rain stopped mid morning, so I went out quickly (at least, as quickly as it's possible to go on an AO-8) to pick up a Veloviewer square a short way up the coast. I got...
01-17-21, 10:02 AM
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Views: 1,886,495
Posted By ExPatTyke

An unusually bright and clear morning today, with...

An unusually bright and clear morning today, with no rain forecast, so I did a few miles on the Paris Sport. Out of Weston through Banwell, Sandford, Churchill, and Langford, then a long climb...
01-11-21, 04:41 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 22,653
Posted By ExPatTyke

1987 Peugeot ANC Halfords Team Replica ...

1987 Peugeot ANC Halfords Team Replica

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01-11-21, 02:10 AM
Replies: 17,399
Views: 1,886,495
Posted By ExPatTyke

A slow and careful ride yesterday - it was -2...

A slow and careful ride yesterday - it was -2 when I left the house with a few patches of ice about. The morning warmed up as the sun came out though, and most of the main roads had been gritted,...
01-01-21, 06:45 AM
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Posted By ExPatTyke

I was going to ride yesterday, but the ongoing...

I was going to ride yesterday, but the ongoing confusion over the new Covid Tiers* meant I couldn't do the route I planned (we're right on the edge of a Tier 3/4 boundary), so I thought I'd relate...
12-30-20, 07:42 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,660
Posted By ExPatTyke

BobRuth welcome back to cycling, and to Bike...

BobRuth welcome back to cycling, and to Bike Forums. 27 inch wheels and tyres are still existant, although 700c has largely replaced them. I've got several older bikes running on 27 inch wheels,...
12-29-20, 07:27 AM
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Views: 1,886,495
Posted By ExPatTyke

I've had a few weeks off the bike due to illness,...

I've had a few weeks off the bike due to illness, and have just started back with a few short rides. My wife was on an early today at the medical centre where she works, so I took the chance to ride...
07-11-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 108,458
Posted By ExPatTyke

Just as an update to this I've had the Ultrasport...

Just as an update to this I've had the Ultrasport 3 tyres fitted for a week now.

They roll as well as the Ultrasport 2 tyres, look good on the bike, and grip in the wet and dry is just as good....
06-28-20, 02:35 AM
Replies: 17,399
Views: 1,886,495
Posted By ExPatTyke

I'm off furlough and back at work now, so no...

I'm off furlough and back at work now, so no rides out this week. So why not take my time, and take a few photos on the commute into work on Friday?

There's a few differences between now and...
06-09-20, 08:30 AM
Replies: 17,399
Views: 1,886,495
Posted By ExPatTyke

There are a few shops still closed, some have...

There are a few shops still closed, some have limited items in stock, and a number of shops attached to local garages are still doing fuel sales only.

Added to this is the fact that there is a...
06-09-20, 02:56 AM
Replies: 17,399
Views: 1,886,495
Posted By ExPatTyke

A longish ride yesterday, up to Bristol, along...

A longish ride yesterday, up to Bristol, along the top of the Avon Gorge, then back to Weston. It was another ride on the AO-8; having the rack and bag to carry provisions is essential at the moment...
06-05-20, 05:11 AM
Replies: 17,399
Views: 1,886,495
Posted By ExPatTyke

Hopefully it'll be possible to do this in the...

Hopefully it'll be possible to do this in the near future. If you want some company on a ride in the area do drop me a line; it'd be great to get out for a ride.


Cheers Spaghetti Legs - one of...
06-03-20, 02:15 AM
Replies: 17,399
Views: 1,886,495
Posted By ExPatTyke

A very hot ride yesterday; I took the AO-8 as it...

A very hot ride yesterday; I took the AO-8 as it had the rack bag on it to store extra drinks. I went down the coast through Brean and Berrow to Burnham, then turned inland towards Bridgwater. Over...
06-01-20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 17,399
Views: 1,886,495
Posted By ExPatTyke

Cheers MezzoLew . It's been wonderful to be out...

Cheers MezzoLew . It's been wonderful to be out cycling recently; until last week the traffic was back at the levels I can remember from club rides in the 1980s, and the sky has seemed to be clearer...
05-30-20, 05:45 AM
Replies: 17,399
Views: 1,886,495
Posted By ExPatTyke

It's my birthday today, so I treated myself to a...

It's my birthday today, so I treated myself to a pre-breakfast ride over the Mendips.

Out through Banwell, Sandford, and Churchill, then up Burrington Combe, before turning off and continuing...
05-27-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 17,399
Views: 1,886,495
Posted By ExPatTyke

Went out this morning for a ride, on the ANC...

Went out this morning for a ride, on the ANC Halfords Team Replica. There was a bit of mist to start with, but it burned off quickly in the sun.

I went over the Mendips and down into Wells, past...
05-26-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 17,399
Views: 1,886,495
Posted By ExPatTyke

It was another scenic shopping trip on the AO-8...

It was another scenic shopping trip on the AO-8 today; some groceries for a neighbour plus some fresh strawberries for my wife.

First leg was over to Cheddar to buy a punnet of Cheddar...
05-25-20, 07:22 AM
Replies: 17,399
Views: 1,886,495
Posted By ExPatTyke

I took a ride on the ANC Halfords Team Replica up...

I took a ride on the ANC Halfords Team Replica up
to Clevedon today, I had intended to stop on the sea front for a photo but the number of people walking around (with no attempt to maintain social...
05-18-20, 10:34 AM
Replies: 17,399
Views: 1,886,495
Posted By ExPatTyke

My mother needed some shopping today from the...

My mother needed some shopping today from the farm shop up the road. I got the AO-8 out, and as the sun was out went the scenic route, down towards Bridgwater and back through Burnham-on-Sea. Just...
05-17-20, 08:19 AM
Replies: 17,399
Views: 1,886,495
Posted By ExPatTyke

Out across the Somerset Levels this morning, tail...

Out across the Somerset Levels this morning, tail wind most of the way towards Glastonbury, and sunshine on the way over Shapwick Heath.

Of course, the tail wind became a howling headwind for most...
05-16-20, 07:02 AM
Replies: 17,399
Views: 1,886,495
Posted By ExPatTyke

My wife was working this morning, so I got a rare...

My wife was working this morning, so I got a rare Saturday morning ride in.

Just under 40 miles over the Mendips and back around Blagdon Lake in the sunshine, and brought my mileage for the year...
05-08-20, 03:11 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,415
Posted By ExPatTyke

I work in IT support, and get similar requests. ...

I work in IT support, and get similar requests. My company does support for quite a few local companies, including a garage whose owner showed me the very best way to deal with customers like these....
04-27-20, 09:05 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,539
Posted By ExPatTyke

My wife has no interest at all in riding a bike -...

My wife has no interest at all in riding a bike - she borrowed our daughter's bike a few years back to try cycling again and decided she really didn't like it.

However, my wife is completely...
04-27-20, 04:56 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,440
Posted By ExPatTyke

Having done road races, time trials, and hill...

Having done road races, time trials, and hill climbs in the past I can concur that hill climbs are the safest form of racing.

The two worst cycling accidents I've had happened on normal Sunday...
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