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    On my bike

    Going to document my cycling travels around the U.K here.

    All pics uploaded to the TD gallery and not urled in from FB so will not disappear.

    First trip of 2016 today was the Monsal trail in the Peak District, Derbyshire.

    Buxton to Bakewell and back, 20 miles on the old railway line recently restored by the National Trust to a cycle route.

    Stunning scenery and a very nice part of the world..

















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    not bad scenery , looking forward to the episodes with steep hills and sheets of rain ...
    The ex rail track between Scarborough and Whitby , I walk on sometimes, has crushed cinders, your one looks very posh ,,,

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    Look nice in bkk can't see the place like this ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicethaiza View Post
    Look nice in bkk can't see the place like this ...
    No. Its all palm trees and sunshine

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    not sure if your feeling any discomfort but looking at the angle on you seat, it seems to be on a forward angle. i used to ride with my seat a little bit forward and after long rides (50 + mlies ) i got major pain in my sit bones. i went and got fitted out at the local bike shop, and they adjusted my seat by 5 mill backwards and the difference was unbelievable. i was then doing regular 100+ rides with my bike club and not feeling the pain that i was having previously. it really is worth the effort to have your riding position sorted out at a good bike shop if your doing long rides,even if you dont feel any pain at the present...
    happy riding

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chittychangchang
    Buxton to Bakewell and back, 20 miles on the old railway line recently restored by the National Trust to a cycle route.
    Nice. Did you stop for a tart?

    I've got a disused railway line near me that leads all the way down to the south coast. Stress-free riding, totally flat, no cars. Let me know if you're in the area. Public houses are plentiful en route.

    I'm probably bias but don't these cycling threads merit a forum of their own? Especially now that planning for the big TD traversal of Siam is underway - by me anyway.

    Bazzer's a old hand. Are you up for it Bazzer?

    I'm erring now towards following the Mekhong down to the Cambodian corner of Isaan then ambling through the northeast to Bangkok and beyond.

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    [QUOTE=somtamslap;3243048]
    Quote Originally Posted by Chittychangchang
    Buxton to Bakewell and back, 20 miles on the old railway line recently restored by the National Trust to a cycle route.
    Nice. Did you stop for a tart?

    I've got a disused railway line near me that leads all the way down to the south coast. Stress-free riding, totally flat, no cars. Let me know if you're in the area. Public houses are plentiful en route.

    I'm probably bias but don't these cycling threads merit a forum of their own? Especially now that planning for the big TD traversal of Siam is underway - by me anyway.

    Bazzer's a old hand. Are you up for it Bazzer?

    I'm erring now towards following the Mekhong down to the Cambodian corner of Isaan then ambling through the northeast to Bangkok and beyond.[/QUOTE

    bazzers waiting with baited breath. cant wait for some definite plans. my plan is to just do it....

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    Quote Originally Posted by barrylad66
    bazzers waiting with baited breath. cant wait for some definite plans. my plan is to just do it
    Woah there, Bazzer.

    Some of us need to toil away in an expensive drizzle-stricken shitehole first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by somtamslap View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by barrylad66
    bazzers waiting with baited breath. cant wait for some definite plans. my plan is to just do it
    Woah there, Bazzer.

    Some of us need to toil away in an expensive drizzle-stricken shitehole first.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blue
    looking forward to the episodes with steep hills and sheets of rain
    Fook the rain, had six months of it. Fair weather cycling for me.


    Quote Originally Posted by barrylad66
    angle on you seat
    Cheers for that tip. My road bike was measured up for me at the shop and it's fine.
    Not covered many long distances on the mountain Bike although i was feeling the pain below yesterday, shall look into adjusting the MB. In the past it's been mostly used standing up for off roading.


    Quote Originally Posted by somtamslap
    Nice. Did you stop for a tart?
    Had to wait till i got home


    Quote Originally Posted by somtamslap
    I'm probably bias but don't these cycling threads merit a forum of their own? Especially now that planning for the big TD traversal of Siam is underway - by me anyway.
    I agree, maybe a sub forum in the sport or health section?
    Quote Originally Posted by somtamslap
    Some of us need to toil away in an expensive drizzle-stricken shitehole first.
    Yep, and even then couldn't afford it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barrylad66 View Post
    chitty
    not sure if your feeling any discomfort but looking at the angle on you seat, it seems to be on a forward angle. i used to ride with my seat a little bit forward and after long rides (50 + mlies ) i got major pain in my sit bones. i went and got fitted out at the local bike shop, and they adjusted my seat by 5 mill backwards and the difference was unbelievable. i was then doing regular 100+ rides with my bike club and not feeling the pain that i was having previously. it really is worth the effort to have your riding position sorted out at a good bike shop if your doing long rides,even if you dont feel any pain at the present...
    happy riding
    How do you stop the meat and 2 veg from going completely numb? I hate that!

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    Very nice images. Thanks for sharing!

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    Some more random shots from my ride today, a sunny 3 hour blast around the Peak District..

    First forget me knot of the year, go on and make a wish..



    A fine pony with a few spring lambs thrown into the mix..



    On a canal caper..









    Plenty of Trout about..











    Enjoy.

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    looks like springs one month plus more advanced than here in North yorkshire where the
    trees are still mostly bare arsed see through and no wild garlic yet.

    Good pic of that horse, though i notice the shot appears to be taken from rather a high vantage point- did he chase you up a tree ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by blue
    no wild garlic yet.
    Rode through one valley today that was full of the potent aroma, stopped and picked some for the missus.
    Never seen so much of it before.

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    Not to be outdone by Slap with his gopro.
    I gaffa taped a self stick to my handle bars for an old Nokia smart phone and made this short hellish clip, be warned the video contains graphic words


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    You're doing some huffing and puffing there, CCC! Have you just finished a hundred miler with Slap?

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    The camera angle doesn't justify the steepness of the hill and those ruddy work men at the bottom didn't help slowing me down.

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    My missus just came in the bedroom and asked what i was watching.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    My missus just came in the bedroom and asked what i was watching.
    Did you tell her it was 'Rockrider'

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    No I said it was a pop up off Tube 8 and carried on knocking one out

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chittychangchang
    The camera angle doesn't justify the steepness of the hill
    Never does. Looks like you were on the rivet all the way up though mate - good work. Your heart rate would've been pretty close to maximum. Get a monitor - see if you can take it up to 191, and prepare to go numb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chittychangchang
    forget me knot
    But that's not a forget me not. That's a dandlelion

    This is a forget-me-not



    Railtrack ride looks good. Not many steep hills on those either, and no truck drivers from poland to break your skull with their wing mirrors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chittychangchang
    Not to be outdone
    bike in picture is different to bike in vid or you're with a friend, yes ?

    Hey i could count the spokes on the wheel in the vid,

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    Quote Originally Posted by billy the kid View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Chittychangchang
    Not to be outdone
    bike in picture is different to bike in vid or you're with a friend, yes ?

    Hey i could count the spokes on the wheel in the vid,
    I'm a two bike man None of that hybrid malarkey for me.

    Mountain bike and road bike.

    Big difference in weight and speed.

    Will have to do a short Mountain bike video.

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