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StephendS

Member since Feb 2014 • Last active Nov 2022

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    Thanks for an interesting write up and well done. What's the traffic like on that road? I like the sound of a course that's even faster than the one used for our Open (I've only ridden the proper course once and its still my PB). However, having driven past cyclists doing TTs on dual carriageways I find that side of things a bit scary.

  • in An introduction to club cycling
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    Not at the moment but keep an eye out as people often drop out at the last minute

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    +KatherineP and +IvanSmetanin there is no waiting list functionality so its worth looking to see if people drop out (especially closer to the time). You might also be lucky with this Thursday https://forum.islington.cc/events/7182/#­comment16492267 (though that's also currently fully booked).

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    Thanks for the ride +Sir_Shannonball +MikeMC and I rode it on Friday. We went via the Lea Navigation direct to High Beech and did the complete loop from there. A really lovely route and it was (just about) fine on what were actually 27mm tyres (Open Pave). I'm glad it was dry and I'm sure my aching muscles would have appreciated something wider. Anyway, I'd certainly recommend the route and it might be even better if modified to cut out some of the Fairlop bit around the official start.

    And not only did we find lots of bluebells, we even had the deer crossing our path + some lovely views back into London.

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    Thanks. The closest I have to a gravel bike is my Lynskey Sportive Disc; possibly a slightly earlier model than yours. Its supposed to take 32mm without mudguards but when I tried a few years ago I couldn't fit 32mm at the rear. I even measured the tyre and it was bang on. I can fit a 32mm at the front, possibly bigger. In any case, I'm too lazy to change tyres for one ride so I'll see how I do with 28mm.

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    Thanks +Sir_Shannonball Good write up and pics. This looks tempting. I don't have a proper gravel bike - do you think its doable on 28mm tyres in present dry conditions. I might give it a go tomorrow.

  • in An introduction to club cycling
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    Well done everyone who turned out this morning. Could those who rode with me (James+3) put their names down here given it was a bit too wet to take your names down in Barnet.

    +GeorginaH my 4 were +Jamesbird +matt_leaver Ben Wheeler and +ZachG

    Ben - I think your user name must be a USER123456 type which I'd suggest you change if you join

  • in Group Skills
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    +aldovinci92 +emmac There are currently 2 spaces on tomorrow's ride https://forum.islington.cc/events/6742/#­comment16338710 Bring your most waterproof gear if you do sign up!

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    As David says please do remove yourself if you can't make it as these rides are usually full. Judging by sign up dates, a lot of people have freed up places which others have taken which is great. There are still 8 free spaces at the time of writing. Note also the weather forecast is looking a lot drier for Saturday morning than it was a few days ago so lets hope it stays that way and I look forward to meeting you on Saturday.

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    +melania I hope you found us? Well done to everyone who braved the weather forecast and particularly to my group of 6 for riding well as a group. I hope you all join and if you have any further questions, feel free to ask.

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