Author Topic: ACME Miscellany  (Read 202291 times)

tedshred

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Re: ACME Miscellany
« Reply #3750 on: December 12, 2019, 04:28:20 pm »
Xmas Lurgy and bike build permitting, I intend to be on the gravel bikepacking micro adventure on Saturday. I will be deploying motorised assistance to the start/finish.
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Re: ACME Miscellany
« Reply #3751 on: December 12, 2019, 04:45:46 pm »
I’m not available on Saturday, not that I’m feeling ready for a cycle ride yet. Hopeful for a short outing on Sunday though.

jiberjaber

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Re: ACME Miscellany
« Reply #3752 on: December 12, 2019, 05:16:04 pm »
I can't get my GK's to go on the rim so no suitable tyres for Saturday at the moment - I think they have been folded for too long so not popping on to the rim even with lubrication and 140psi air.  Might try leaving them overnight with an innertube in them...
Regards,

Joergen

jiberjaber

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Re: ACME Miscellany
« Reply #3753 on: December 13, 2019, 05:24:29 pm »
OK, GK's fitted and seem to be staying inflated.  Subject to them staying inflated overnight I'll be out and about tomorrow... any takers?

Departing 10AM from the start point (green triangle The Street/Main Rd, Howe Street - please let me know if you are going to ride, if not then I'll skip the extra to get to Howe Street  :thumbsup:
Regards,

Joergen

tedshred

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Re: ACME Miscellany
« Reply #3754 on: December 13, 2019, 09:26:38 pm »
I am about an hour away from completing my bike build (bleed brakes, check gears and sort bars/shifters before bar tape) but I have also left my car at Witham Station so later works for me.

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jiberjaber

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Re: ACME Miscellany
« Reply #3755 on: December 13, 2019, 10:00:39 pm »
10:30, any later and we'll be cycling in the dark I think

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Regards,

Joergen

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Re: ACME Miscellany
« Reply #3756 on: December 13, 2019, 11:24:54 pm »
Despite enthusiasm shown on Wednesday evening I won't be joining you for the Saturday gravel adventure.
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tedshred

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Re: ACME Miscellany
« Reply #3757 on: December 13, 2019, 11:42:17 pm »
I won't be ready by 10.30 but we definitely need to do it some other time.

Have a good ride.

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jiberjaber

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Re: ACME Miscellany
« Reply #3758 on: December 13, 2019, 11:49:21 pm »
Ok, muddy lonesome....

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Joergen

Re: ACME Miscellany
« Reply #3759 on: December 14, 2019, 07:25:23 pm »
How muddy was it?  :P
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jiberjaber

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Re: ACME Miscellany
« Reply #3760 on: December 14, 2019, 07:35:56 pm »
How muddy was it? 
Bike was cleaner than expected but mostly self cleaned by the amount of water around!

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Regards,

Joergen

Re: ACME Miscellany
« Reply #3761 on: December 15, 2019, 01:39:47 am »
I recognise the second one. Always no problem going through the stream on my MTB. In fact it had run dry last summer!
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jiberjaber

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Re: ACME Miscellany
« Reply #3762 on: December 15, 2019, 02:46:23 pm »
I recognise the second one. Always no problem going through the stream on my MTB. In fact it had run dry last summer!

Yeah I've been through it in the summer but it was too boggy and deep this time round :) Plus there are a load of bricks in there which I'd rather see before discovering them submerged.
Regards,

Joergen

Re: ACME Miscellany
« Reply #3763 on: December 15, 2019, 04:57:03 pm »
Is the second one up a little lane by a church near holybred Wood?

Re: ACME Miscellany
« Reply #3764 on: December 15, 2019, 05:48:41 pm »
Is the second one up a little lane by a church near holybred Wood?

It's sort of between Radley Green and Cooksmill Green.
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jiberjaber

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Re: ACME Miscellany
« Reply #3765 on: December 15, 2019, 05:49:42 pm »
Is the second one up a little lane by a church near holybred Wood?

Colley Bridge Lane near Radley Green

Here's the route and pics

https://www.strava.com/activities/2932443556
Regards,

Joergen

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Re: ACME Miscellany
« Reply #3766 on: December 25, 2019, 09:39:49 am »
Merry Christmas ACME Chums!

To those fortunate enough to be able to get out over the holidays, have fun and stay warm, dry and safe. See you all in the New Year.  :thumbsup:

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Re: ACME Miscellany
« Reply #3767 on: December 26, 2019, 07:40:48 pm »
Merry Christmas ACME Chums!

To those fortunate enough to be able to get out over the holidays, have fun and stay warm, dry and safe. See you all in the New Year.  :thumbsup:

I’m surviving, I hope everyone else is.

tedshred

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Re: ACME Miscellany
« Reply #3768 on: January 09, 2020, 11:25:40 am »
I intend riding a route check of the Kelvedon Oyster on Saturday morning - leaving Kelvedon at 9am - High Tide is at 12.30 so need to be on Mersea by about 11.45 latest.

Also looking for a volunteer(s) to run the first control - could be a relay of riders or someone willing to sit there between 10.03 and 11.10 (assuming starts at 9.30 and 10.00 and a bit of help with cards at the start and finish.



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jiberjaber

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Re: ACME Miscellany
« Reply #3769 on: January 09, 2020, 12:19:06 pm »
Yes - up for both route check and helping, can do control on day at Pebmarsh
Regards,

Joergen

Andy C33

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Re: ACME Miscellany
« Reply #3770 on: January 10, 2020, 08:13:31 am »
The official date is no longer possible for me, so Saturday would be good. Is there a gpx route?

jiberjaber

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Re: ACME Miscellany
« Reply #3771 on: January 10, 2020, 08:59:55 am »
The official date is no longer possible for me, so Saturday would be good. Is there a gpx route?

On the Auk event page (I'll add it to the ACME RWGPS account this morning if that helps)

https://www.aukweb.net/events/detail/20-245/

Regards,

Joergen

jiberjaber

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Re: ACME Miscellany
« Reply #3772 on: January 10, 2020, 09:11:00 am »
Here's a fettled version of the AUK route, the lack of GPX points means that there is more than a few ways to navigate through Colchester which isn't ideal! 

I think I've captured the intended path!

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31725931

Regards,

Joergen

Andy C33

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Re: ACME Miscellany
« Reply #3773 on: January 10, 2020, 10:16:54 am »
 :thumbsup:  Diamond.

tedshred

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Re: ACME Miscellany
« Reply #3774 on: January 10, 2020, 11:39:50 am »
I will swap the GPX on the AUK website for an as ridden version anyway.

I know the route through Colchester anyway.

Leaving 9am from the Railway Tavern.

See you tomorrow on whatever bike I can have operational by then.
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