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    [QUOTE=somtamslap;3266362]
    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna
    Bude in Cornwall
    Beautiful area. During last year's LeJoG



    Stunning scenery there

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna
    OK, my last guess - Sussex. South Downs.
    Very warm, just move over a county to the left and you're in.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oakhanger,_Hampshire

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jackanapes
    Stunning scenery there
    Lovely to look at. An utter twat to cycle in though, Jack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by somtamslap
    I went on a 100 mile bike ride a few days ago, the elapsed time of which was about eight hours.

    For the duration I thought about NOTHING.

    Only the pains in my legs and my heart and my lungs crept through on a subconscious level, but for the most part it was like being in an advanced state of meditation, almost like enjoying a particularly deep and satisfying sleep. And when I woke up, or eventually stopped pedalling, as was the case, I felt fresh, sharp and sanguine.

    Some three hours after I'd completed my ride and had a wholesome feed and a couple of beers and enjoyed something clever and quirky on HBO, I went to sleep for another eight hours - fitter and hopefully healthier than I was 24 hours ago.

    That's almost an entire day's worth of concentrated zen.

    Get on the bike.

    It works.
    Just out of curiosity. How often has that occurred on your bike rides?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wjblaney
    How often has that occurred on your bike rides?
    Which part of the post are you referring to?

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    I think WJB is talking about the Zen feeling which is probably every ride..

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    Four punctures yesterday.

    Cycling can fuck off.

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    Hi Somtamslap..change your tyres to these...or at least the rear one..
    Have been using them for years..in the land of "double Gee's".
    3 years ago was last puncture..they last a long time..don't use fold up one..use wire bead.

    https://www.evanscycles.com/speciali...-tyre-00119290

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    Quote Originally Posted by somtamslap View Post
    Four punctures yesterday.

    Cycling can fuck off.
    Same wheel? The wheels on my Domane are tubeless ready, though I've yet to find the ones I want in Thailand yet (Schwalbe One Tubeless, review here: Review: Schwalbe One Tubeless | road.cc.

    I'm currently running Continental Grand Prix SII's in 28mm form which suits me for Thai roads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by somtamslap
    Which part of the post are you referring to?
    The runner/biker high.

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    Thats not a high, thats a state of vegetation.

    Probably from the cold air, looking at all that tarmac and ramming his buttplug too far up his arris in his over "sanguine" mood

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    No, no. This is what all that hype is about:


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    Quote Originally Posted by biff
    Hi Somtamslap..change your tyres to these...or at least the rear one..
    Have been using them for years..in the land of "double Gee's".
    3 years ago was last puncture..they last a long time..don't use fold up one..use wire bead.
    Thanks for the recommendation.


    Quote Originally Posted by PAG
    Same wheel?
    One on the back, three on the front. The Cannondale got launched.


    Quote Originally Posted by wjblaney
    The runner/biker high.
    Yep, every time I go out.

    It's a good way of staying off the piss.


    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger
    thats a state of vegetation.
    Essentially, Bolski, yes it is.

    Anyway. I've forgiven my bicycle now.

    Because the Mekong trip isn't happening for a little while I'm trying to sate my touring hunger with something a little more lightweight and affordable in the UK this year.

    Two options so far are:

    Tour of the Welsh coast

    Coast to coast from St Davids to Lowestoft

    I intend to wild camp

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    Quote Originally Posted by somtamslap
    Tour of the Welsh coast
    I'm having a crack at the North Wales National Cycle Network coastal route in a few weeks. The plan is to settle the family in at a holiday camp then escape during the day for a couple of new rides.

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    Quote Originally Posted by somtamslap
    It's a good way of staying off the piss.
    That's an excellent reason. 8 months, so far, for meself.

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    Coming soon to a forum near you...


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    Shwalbe marathon tires every time. Been using them for years. Done about 8k on them in thailand before my first flat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by somtamslap
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    Is it popular with teams as well?

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    Quote Originally Posted by barrylad66
    Done about 8k on them in thailand before my first flat.
    That's a ruddy impressive piece of rubber.


    Quote Originally Posted by wjblaney
    Is it popular with teams as well?
    As in clubs or competed as a race?

    I suppose it's the next most popular endurance ride in the UK after Land's End-JoG.

    I plan to ride it in three days or less.

    Chug chug chug...

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    Quote Originally Posted by somtamslap View Post
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    You riding east to west?
    Watch out for them pot holes and punctures!
    A moments lapse in concentration and the bleeders have got you at the side of the road with your tools out.
    Do the flies bother you getting caught in your in your helmet and entangled in your leg and arm hairs, then biting?
    I've found the only way to combat the pesky miggie is full coverage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by somtamslap
    As in clubs or competed as a race?

    I suppose it's the next most popular endurance ride in the UK after Land's End-JoG.

    I plan to ride it in three days or less.

    Chug chug chug...
    So it must be a nice and safe route with well marked bike lanes...

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    Quote Originally Posted by somtamslap View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by barrylad66
    Done about 8k on them in thailand before my first flat.
    That's a ruddy impressive piece of rubber.


    Quote Originally Posted by wjblaney
    Is it popular with teams as well?
    As in clubs or competed as a race?

    I suppose it's the next most popular endurance ride in the UK after Land's End-JoG.

    I plan to ride it in three days or less.

    Chug chug chug...
    I got a set of them on now, had this set for overv2 years and no punctures yet. I can also recommend holyhead to Cardiff as a great training route,can b e easily done in 2 days with a fair level of fitness but we did it in 1. 320kms in just under 16 hours.
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