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#796 Jonny

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Posted 14 May 2011 - 08:28 PM

You can get a season ticket for the car park. Think it`s £60 a year, but cheaper as the year goes on. Speak to the rangers at Glentress.

I`ve not been on my bike this year. Had no back brakes and no car to get anywhere decent but brakes are just about fixed and getting a new car this week so hopefully i`ll be back out soon.

Anyone up at the Fort in June? I`ve got a b&b booked already. Going to be another cracking weekend hopefully. Massive new jump built on the downhill track Posted Image


Will do, didn't know they offered a season pass, thought it was only for locals. I've been to Glentress 200 times in the last 2 years and have paid heehaw for the red squirrel car park, I want to pay it back so a season ticket is something I'll happily invest in. The rangers are top fellas, had a guid laugh with them one night when I'd locked the keys in the car waiting on the AA - they said it happens all the time, usually keys falling out of rucksacks halfway up the hill. They'd have the dream job if it paid twice as much ;)

Is it the World Cup you're meaning - mibbe a few TAMBers going up on the 25th - might take my bike up :)

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Tested out a new grip-tastic back tyre yesterday - very pleasing on the ascents. Doing the Gaick Pass next weekend from Blair Atholl to Kingussie, then Woltrax on the Sunday. Enough to make you forget about the skiing :d

Edited by Jonny, 14 May 2011 - 08:30 PM.

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#797 G-Man

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 09:56 AM

http://www.xtranorma...cling-explained

This will not surprise those who know me, but not sure if this will work.

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#798 caledonian1

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 12:30 PM

http://www.xtranorma...cling-explained

This will not surprise those who know me, but not sure if this will work.


G-Man...that is excellent. Are you as serious as that?

I have entered Etape Du Tour Act 2 this July (it was next July yesterday) Full of flu at present but looking forward to getting training ramped up as soon as I recover (This is flu and not the heavy cold I initially hoped it would be)

#799 G-Man

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 12:15 AM

G-Man...that is excellent. Are you as serious as that?

I have entered Etape Du Tour Act 2 this July (it was next July yesterday) Full of flu at present but looking forward to getting training ramped up as soon as I recover (This is flu and not the heavy cold I initially hoped it would be)


No it was sent to me as similar conversations have occured in my house! My car has to sit outside the garage as my other half has his 9 bikes in there. 9 bikes that are loved in a way most women can only dream of! I have a trike, huge big red thing weighs about 1/2 tonne that I cycle round Cumbrae on. I then go for a swim in the sea and people stop, put their heads slightly to the side and say in a patronising way, "hello there." They think I'm a wee bit like Susan Boyle without the singing talent or looks.
Re' my other half, he's a mad cyclist, only really started about 3 years ago and is now 6 stone lighter, 2nd placed hill climber in his club and has a very unhealthy appetite for lycra. Not sure but it was either 10,000 or 12,000 miles he clocked up on the bikes last year.

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#800 Deedee

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 03:39 PM

Hello again cycling thread.

Some great stuff at the velodrome on BBC2 just now. Chris Hoy is a machine
Can you hear Talvin Singh?

#801 Dave in London

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 04:28 PM

Hello again cycling thread.

Some great stuff at the velodrome on BBC2 just now. Chris Hoy is a machine


My mate's just rang me, he's doing the TV cameras there, lucky git.

I went to the World Championships in Denmark a couple of years ago, it's amazing how fast they are going when you see them in the flesh. You also get to hear the brilliant rumble on the boards as they thunder past.

#802 Dave in London

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 10:43 PM

Just reading back through this thread.

Wondering if everyone is still in to it?

I am, I bought a new cassette and chain after mine broke in Victoria the other day. I had an hours walk home in the pishing rain :angry:

Looking back through the thread though, it's tinged with sadness for me -

I'm sort of going backwards....

Look at this, my first real bike posted right at the start of the thread:

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That's a work of art innit. I loved that bike.

Then, I hit a tram line in Croydon, which was embarrassing enough given everyone in South London saw it, but it cracked the frame and I had to get a replacement.

So I waited months and months for a new frame from Italy, then they sent this piece of bike porn:

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How good looking is that bike?

That was my complete pride and joy.

Anyway, I got really ill in 2010, to the point of "hmm, might die here" and I sold it for £1200 with a heavy heart.

Anyway, I didn't die (as you might have noticed) and now I'm reduced to this piece of shit:

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Seriously, have a look at it!

Frankly it's not on.

The black and white one is dead, broken in to bits, but the red and white masterpiece is knocking about still. I sold it to my best mate's brother, and he hardly uses it.

I will own it again.

I will.

#803 Deedee

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 10:58 PM

I sold my bike a few weeks ago. Going to get another one soon, not sure what yet though.

This is quite a good wee film with Guy Martin at the Orange Bike factory....
Can you hear Talvin Singh?

#804 Dave in London

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 11:35 PM

I sold my bike a few weeks ago. Going to get another one soon, not sure what yet though.

This is quite a good wee film with Guy Martin at the Orange Bike factory....


Enjoyed that cheers!

Accents an' all!

I've always been interested in the painting of the frames, must take an amazing skill to keep steady level of paint.

#805 Lamia

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 06:56 AM

Looking back through the thread though, it's tinged with sadness for me -

Months for a new frame from Italy, then they sent this piece of bike porn:

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How good looking is that bike?

That was my complete pride and joy.


I will own it again.

I will.


It is indeed stunning!

I have been unsuccessfully trying to buy a bike for 3 months (don't ask!). Want to start getting into cycling to give me an alternative to running. I am a bit scared about the clip-in pedals - and no I don't want to hear everyones "funny" stories about them!!!

Edited by Lamia, 18 June 2012 - 06:57 AM.

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#806 Dave in London

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 03:46 PM

I have been unsuccessfully trying to buy a bike for 3 months (don't ask!). Want to start getting into cycling to give me an alternative to running. I am a bit scared about the clip-in pedals - and no I don't want to hear everyones "funny" stories about them!!!


I much prefer cycling to running, much easier on the joints, plus I'm an idiot and smoke.

I don't have clips for the Cannondale, but funnily enough the pedals on it are meant to be used with special 'Look' shoes, but I just use normal trainers with them.

I shouldn't moan about the bike really, someone gave it to me after my Specialized was nicked (whilst locked to the railings of a police station!), so beggars can't be choosers and all that.

I know you said don't ask, but I will anyway. Why are you finding it difficult to buy a bike? There must be a million bike shops up there...

#807 Lamia

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 05:10 PM

I know you said don't ask, but I will anyway. Why are you finding it difficult to buy a bike? There must be a million bike shops up there...


I wish there were.

I went to the one that I thought would have the most choice and ordered a Specialized Dolce Sport. It had to come from the factory because I needed the largest size which wasn't in stock. It took 4 weeks to arrive but when I got it it was damaged so I took it back. They ordered another (another 4 week wait!!). And then I was told Specialized had oversold it!! :mad:

By that time I had my heart set on it and have been looking online trying to find one in my size. Have been phoning to check before ordering and most have said that although its on their site they are out of stock. Phoned Evans who said the same but when I looked on their site it said they had one in one of their shops so have decided just to give it a go and ordered it. I have my fingers crossed.

Annoyingly though I have missed out on the 15% discount the bike shop had given me and lost a number of weeks of summer use (first ordered the bike at the end of March!) so I am not amused at that. If it does turn up though I will be a happy bunny :)

From which we'll rise, over love, over hate through this Iron Sky that's fast becoming our mind. Over fear into freedom. - Paolo Nutini


#808 Rab Kilmaurs Tartan Army

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 05:14 PM

Ordered a cube mtb last week.should av it by next week.cant wait to get it on the trails to wreck it as what happened to my specialized on the west highland way last weekend :-(

#809 Dave in London

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 06:00 PM

I wish there were.

I went to the one that I thought would have the most choice and ordered a Specialized Dolce Sport. It had to come from the factory because I needed the largest size which wasn't in stock. It took 4 weeks to arrive but when I got it it was damaged so I took it back. They ordered another (another 4 week wait!!). And then I was told Specialized had oversold it!! :mad:

By that time I had my heart set on it and have been looking online trying to find one in my size. Have been phoning to check before ordering and most have said that although its on their site they are out of stock. Phoned Evans who said the same but when I looked on their site it said they had one in one of their shops so have decided just to give it a go and ordered it. I have my fingers crossed.

Annoyingly though I have missed out on the 15% discount the bike shop had given me and lost a number of weeks of summer use (first ordered the bike at the end of March!) so I am not amused at that. If it does turn up though I will be a happy bunny :)


Yes, I can see how someone might find that series of events annoying! Unlucky.

Still, it looks like a nice bike (Google just told me), and there's still a few months of bearable weather left. Anyway, I'm sure once you get the bug a silly thing like cold and wet weather won't stop you going. You'll just end up spending extortionate amounts on cycle clothing like everyone else!

#810 Lamia

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 07:09 PM

Anyway, I'm sure once you get the bug a silly thing like cold and wet weather won't stop you going. You'll just end up spending extortionate amounts on cycle clothing like everyone else!

T
hats what happened with the running :lol:

From which we'll rise, over love, over hate through this Iron Sky that's fast becoming our mind. Over fear into freedom. - Paolo Nutini