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Pingu

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Re: Comedy Off-Roading (on Mildy Inappropriate Bikes)
« Reply #125 on: June 22, 2019, 06:58:16 pm »

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Andrij

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Re: Comedy Off-Roading (on Mildy Inappropriate Bikes)
« Reply #126 on: June 22, 2019, 07:51:27 pm »
NCN ___?
;D  Andrij.  I pronounce you Complete and Utter GIT   :thumbsup:

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Comedy Off-Roading (on Mildy Inappropriate Bikes)
« Reply #127 on: June 22, 2019, 09:09:22 pm »
Looks distinctly low on comedy.
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Kim

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Re: Comedy Off-Roading (on Mildy Inappropriate Bikes)
« Reply #128 on: June 24, 2019, 03:51:39 pm »


Routesheet Error on the Rally 50.  Observant readers will note:
a) grass that's higher than my...
b) ...not-a-mountain-bike with...
c) ...Look pedals and associated ridiculous shoes.
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Comedy Off-Roading (on Mildy Inappropriate Bikes)
« Reply #129 on: June 25, 2019, 02:05:06 pm »
Lots of COR on Sunday. Mown grass (on top of the Severn estuary embankment), mud (track by Oldbury), gravel (Sharpness canal tow path), even some concrete slabs (another part of the embankment). And an incredibly overgrown path (taller weeds and much narrower than in Kim's photo above, along with sections of limbo under the tree branches) which, to my surprise, took my inside the fence of the defunct Berkeley nuclear power station.
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Kim

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Re: Comedy Off-Roading (on Mildy Inappropriate Bikes)
« Reply #130 on: June 25, 2019, 02:14:10 pm »
To be fair, that path got a lot worse.  That's just the bit where I fell off my bike and got the phone out to consult the OS map[1] between boabwords, before resorting to the 24" gear on Mildly Inappropriate Shoes.  The track had been thoroughly rutted by vehicle tyres before becoming overgrown, so there were surprise mud-traps under all the triffids.

When I reached tarmac gravel, the first job was to remove the Ventisit and bash it against a convenient post to shed a cloud of accumulated grass seeds.  At the next control I worked out that the mystery clicking sound from the front wheel was a stalk that had become wound round the hub inboard of the brake disc - unwinding it span the wheel in a remarkably satisfying manner.


[1] Which indicated that I was about halfway through, so obviously there was no point in turning back...
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Comedy Off-Roading (on Mildy Inappropriate Bikes)
« Reply #131 on: June 25, 2019, 02:18:50 pm »
My overgrown path was rideable all the way, apart from a couple of yards where I had to bend too low. And it left me big long stalks in my shoes, wheels and cassette, which would have been useful evidence that I'd arrived innocently if Magnox Security had stopped me. There was another path though (an official byway) where I got overtaken by two horses, two walkers and one dog cos it was so bumpy.  ;D
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Kim

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Re: Comedy Off-Roading (on Mildy Inappropriate Bikes)
« Reply #132 on: June 25, 2019, 02:22:37 pm »
I suspect this one would have been mostly rideable (apart from one short section where the foliage really needed kicking flat) on an upright tourer or mountain bike, if you managed to avoid the ruts.  Low-racer, not so much.  At least I didn't have very far to fall.  No unclear power station, either.  Though the West Coast Mainline the branch that heads south-east from Trainspotter Bridge was lurking in there somewhere.
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Pingu

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Re: Comedy Off-Roading (on Mildy Inappropriate Bikes)
« Reply #133 on: July 29, 2019, 12:08:49 am »
Steeper and more slippery than it looks.


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Kim

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Re: Comedy Off-Roading (on Mildy Inappropriate Bikes)
« Reply #134 on: July 29, 2019, 12:16:32 am »
Someone really ought to invent a way of making photos of bastard hills look as steep as they feel when you're on/pushing a bike.  If it weren't for that fence, you might think it was flat.
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Comedy Off-Roading (on Mildy Inappropriate Bikes)
« Reply #135 on: July 29, 2019, 08:28:08 pm »
Steeper and more slippery than it looks.


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Re: Comedy Off-Roading (on Mildy Inappropriate Bikes)
« Reply #136 on: July 29, 2019, 09:09:05 pm »
I;ve got it today.  :P

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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Comedy Off-Roading (on Mildy Inappropriate Bikes)
« Reply #137 on: July 30, 2019, 09:08:53 pm »
Is this like Bob's hat?  ;D
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Pingu

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Re: Comedy Off-Roading (on Mildy Inappropriate Bikes)
« Reply #138 on: July 30, 2019, 10:06:59 pm »
It's been about a bit:


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Mrs Pingu

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Re: Comedy Off-Roading (on Mildy Inappropriate Bikes)
« Reply #139 on: August 02, 2019, 07:39:03 pm »
It's purple, therefore it's mine, ner.

Also that was more a case of inappropriate shoes than an inappropriate bike.
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Comedy Off-Roading (on Mildy Inappropriate Bikes)
« Reply #140 on: August 02, 2019, 08:07:23 pm »
Mine's dark blue rather than purple. Pretty close though. Never actually seen a purple one IRL.
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