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Re: Comedy Off-Roading (on Mildy Inappropriate Bikes)
« Reply #50 on: April 07, 2015, 03:25:52 pm »
That is a shame.  Any evidence of conflagration?

PaulF

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Re: Comedy Off-Roading (on Mildy Inappropriate Bikes)
« Reply #51 on: April 08, 2015, 08:08:11 am »
At least tractor wheel ruts are wide, Landrover wheel ruts were narrower than the width of my pedals so there were a couple of unplanned halts when a pedal dug in to the edge of the rut.

The ruts here defeated me


fboab

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Re: Comedy Off-Roading (on Mildy Inappropriate Bikes)
« Reply #52 on: April 08, 2015, 12:56:53 pm »
deviation! That's an appropriate bike!

74" fixed is a mildly inappropriate bike:
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Re: Comedy Off-Roading (on Mildy Inappropriate Bikes)
« Reply #53 on: April 16, 2015, 09:01:09 am »
A video of the the Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series crew hooning down Pennsylvania Lane near Tiptree (of jam fame) CLICKY.  All on road bikes, mostly on 23 or 25c tyres.

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Comedy Off-Roading (on Mildy Inappropriate Bikes)
« Reply #54 on: April 16, 2015, 09:27:57 am »
Very impressive. But what we need to know is, was that before or after the pub?
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Re: Comedy Off-Roading (on Mildy Inappropriate Bikes)
« Reply #55 on: April 16, 2015, 09:37:33 am »
Very impressive. But what we need to know is, was that before or after the pub?

Before!

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Comedy Off-Roading (on Mildy Inappropriate Bikes)
« Reply #56 on: April 16, 2015, 09:39:08 am »
That's even more impressive!
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Re: Comedy Off-Roading (on Mildy Inappropriate Bikes)
« Reply #57 on: April 16, 2015, 09:42:50 am »
It was the night (18th March) we went to The Compasses at Pattiswick via a circuitous route as usual - 46 mile ride.

PaulF

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Re: Comedy Off-Roading (on Mildy Inappropriate Bikes)
« Reply #58 on: April 16, 2015, 12:11:48 pm »
deviation! That's an appropriate bike!



Perhaps this is more acceptable?


Re: Comedy Off-Roading (on Mildy Inappropriate Bikes)
« Reply #59 on: April 19, 2015, 08:53:40 pm »
fboab, enjoying Comedy On-roading on a Mildly Inappropriate Bike (it was rather more appropriate for the unsurfaced sections):

20150419_134036 by Pelotonhound, on Flickr

Having so much fun in fact, she failed to document me struggling round Rutland Water on a 73" Fixed gear Pompino wearing 25mm M+ Tyres at 100psi  :hand:.

She did buy us Pizza and Gelato at the massively over-priced Italian Restaurant, later though  :thumbsup:

Re: Comedy Off-Roading (on Mildy Inappropriate Bikes)
« Reply #60 on: April 19, 2015, 09:39:05 pm »
Good smile!  :thumbsup:

~~~~~


I went on a perfectly sensible on-road ride today.



Seems that a 20% YACF presence is adequate to tip the balance in favour of COR however, and the return journey after the refreshment stop got a bit more technical.



Once Kim had been freed from the gate, the first section of off-road was quite civilised:



The next bit unleashed the full comedy value:





So much so that Kim seems to have opted for a unicycle in favour of the recumbent if this photo is anything to go by






Here's the perfectly good tarmac'd surface it turns out we could have used...  ::-)


A bit of this:


And a gaggle of these, just to get our score up some more.



Kim

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Re: Comedy Off-Roading (on Mildy Inappropriate Bikes)
« Reply #61 on: April 20, 2015, 12:08:14 am »


This one really ought to be a "What happens next?" question...

(click to show/hide)

And the one of me with the bike upside-down on my head in an attempt to negotiate the kissing gate is a contender for the "Photos you failed to take today" thread.

(I've no idea where that unicycle came from though.)
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Re: Comedy Off-Roading (on Mildy Inappropriate Bikes)
« Reply #62 on: April 20, 2015, 10:05:58 pm »
Someone been doing a BOGOF bollard sale or are they really Dolmens?
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Re: Comedy Off-Roading (on Mildy Inappropriate Bikes)
« Reply #63 on: April 20, 2015, 10:41:16 pm »
They're stalagmites - you should have seen what was just out of shot above  ;D

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Comedy Off-Roading (on Mildy Inappropriate Bikes)
« Reply #64 on: April 21, 2015, 12:56:45 pm »
A concrete dragon?

To match the concrete cows of MK?

Though by that process they should be soup cows.
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Comedy Off-Roading (on Mildy Inappropriate Bikes)
« Reply #65 on: April 21, 2015, 12:59:54 pm »
Having so much fun in fact, she failed to document me struggling round Rutland Water on a 73" Fixed gear Pompino wearing 25mm M+ Tyres at 100psi  :hand:.

She did buy us Pizza and Gelato at the massively over-priced Italian Restaurant, later though  :thumbsup:
My boggle is minding that such a thing exists. Spork to a Dackelschneider!
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Comedy Off-Roading (on Mildy Inappropriate Bikes)
« Reply #66 on: April 27, 2015, 11:41:29 am »
A bridleway between Hungerford and Little Bedwyn, cutting off three sides of a square.


It was steeper than it looks. You might note the bike is actually appropriate, would be if it weren't for the luggage (which actually wasn't a problem, it just rattled a lot).
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Re: Comedy Off-Roading (on Mildy Inappropriate Bikes)
« Reply #67 on: April 29, 2015, 03:27:26 pm »
Those old railway wagons were sold to farmers during the Beeching cuts by companies like RB Farquar. I think farmers used them as shepherds' huts, lambing sheds and hen houses. Riders on the Merse and Moors, the Erit Lass, the Saltire and other rides go past one near Leithen Hopes.

Jayjay

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Re: Comedy Off-Roading (on Mildy Inappropriate Bikes)
« Reply #68 on: May 09, 2015, 09:52:38 am »
Last year I avoided this section of NCN 66 by taking the A166 from Stamford bridge to York. Glad I did, it would have been interesting in last May's rain.



Even the more level sections had their textured parts through the fields. I didn't take a picture of the more teeth-rattling track. Or the deeper puddles.

N66 not far from Dunnington, York by John Jackson, on Flickr


Re: Comedy Off-Roading (on Mildy Inappropriate Bikes)
« Reply #69 on: June 01, 2015, 03:12:38 pm »
Another comedy recumbent off roading event. This during this year’s National Tandem Rally, not the official route but a diversion we took after giving up with trying to get the bikes/trikes over the silly Sustrans barriers. 

P1030784 by Joe.Audax, on Flickr

We got through the first gate by simply taking off its hinges.
P1030768 by Joe.Audax, on Flickr

But all of the subsequent gates had bolted on hinges so we gave up.
P1030771 by Joe.Audax, on Flickr

P1030775 by Joe.Audax, on Flickr

clarion

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Re: Comedy Off-Roading (on Mildy Inappropriate Bikes)
« Reply #70 on: June 01, 2015, 04:19:31 pm »
I've done far too much of that sort of ridiculous shenanigans!
Getting there...

Re: Comedy Off-Roading (on Mildy Inappropriate Bikes)
« Reply #71 on: June 01, 2015, 07:01:40 pm »


I had a gig in the woods. 23 mm tyres, a budget trailer and a '78 Fender P-bass in a floppy case lashed on with bungees. I know how to treat my stuff.

Later I rode the whole thing back through the woods at 2 a.m. after some beers, also pulling a wheeled sports bag containing a cajon.

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Comedy Off-Roading (on Mildy Inappropriate Bikes)
« Reply #72 on: June 02, 2015, 04:19:43 pm »
P1030775 by Joe.Audax, on Flickr
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[1]Excluding tandems, recumbents, trailers, trikes, tagalongs, panniers, baby seats, non-knobbly tyres and any others we haven't quite thought of yet.
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Kim

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LittleWheelsandBig

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Re: Comedy Off-Roading (on Mildy Inappropriate Bikes)
« Reply #74 on: June 17, 2015, 11:10:46 pm »
Saturday was the Origami ride, starting and finishing in Rugely. Mostly Bromptons, other than HK's MTB commuter with Big Apples and my Pomp fixed with Voyager Hypers. Only about 20 miles but quite a bit of dirt roads, some of it noticeably steep up and down and the rain doesn't help traction. Some swearing was involved but happily no falls...
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