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    DavieB got a reaction from Iain67 in Sunday 18th, main bunch, any bunch?   
    Weather was actually not too bad unlike my decision to go down the other side of Brisbane Glen and absolutely cracked on the Whin...limped home.
     
    Good to see you got some miles in Iain.
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    DavieB got a reaction from Iain67 in Sunday 18th, main bunch, any bunch?   
    Colin..the coast road is not for me...was thinking more country roads but would be happy enough going over Fairlie moor to Largs via  Howwood and back road to Kilbirnie.
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    DavieB got a reaction from Codg1e in Sunday 18th, main bunch, any bunch?   
    Colin..the coast road is not for me...was thinking more country roads but would be happy enough going over Fairlie moor to Largs via  Howwood and back road to Kilbirnie.
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    DavieB got a reaction from Richard in Sunday 18th, main bunch, any bunch?   
    Aye 9 am ...que sera sera indeed...route choice may be more John Denver inspired.
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    DavieB got a reaction from Codg1e in Sunday 18th, main bunch, any bunch?   
    Aye 9 am ...que sera sera indeed...route choice may be more John Denver inspired.
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    DavieB got a reaction from DavidC in T-rex spotted in the Alps   
    MISSING MOJO.......Has he checked with the cleaner at Lockerbie Truck Stop?
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    DavieB got a reaction from PaulL in T-rex spotted in the Alps   
    MISSING MOJO.......Has he checked with the cleaner at Lockerbie Truck Stop?
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    DavieB got a reaction from Iain67 in Sunday 28th July (Main bunch)   
    Aye it was good and dry...good to catch up with Al.
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    DavieB got a reaction from Iain67 in Sunday 28th July (Main bunch)   
    It does seem to be following a familiar pattern of cracking week, not so cracking weekend.
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    DavieB got a reaction from al yuille in Mental health awareness   
    All the best George...very brave to speak out and I would hazard a guess that your feelings will be familiar to a lot of people, to one extent or other, either 1st hand or with someone they know and perhaps love.
    One of the things I love about the bike is the feeling of freedom and just "switching off", making it into a competition just erodes this.
    Keep on riding.....hint it's even more enjoyable without a computer.
    Davie.
     
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    DavieB reacted to thejanullrichdietplan in Veloveritas   
    Good interview this week
    http://www.veloveritas.co.uk/2019/07/19/cedric-sachet-jul19/
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    DavieB reacted to Elaine Muirhead in Sunday 14th July   
    Sorry we weren’t there at 9am Davie.
    Fiona, Andy, David C, Peter and myself decided on Windlees wind farm today via Stewarton and Fenwick.  Coffee in Newton Mearns and home via Neilston and Uplawmoor.
    There have been some requests for a visit to Dunoon and Peter suggested a ride for a couple of weeks time (28th) via Helensburgh, rest and be thankful, strachur and home.  Just short of 100 and only if it’s nice!
    Thanks for a good day all. 
     
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    DavieB got a reaction from DavidC in Sunday 14th July   
    I should really read these properly....turned up at 0900 hrs and thought there was a no show....still had a good ride all the same and coffee and cake at Dalgarven Mill a great wee spot when the sun is shining.
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    DavieB got a reaction from Codg1e in Tubeless Mechanical   
    Shwalbe pro one 
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    DavieB got a reaction from DavidC in Borderlands Explorer 600km - Paris no more   
    Excellent effort getting back over the Moffat to Selkirk section that is one looooong 30 odd miles and hope your various ailments are ok today.
    . In a perverse type of way I quite enjoyed the effort with the worst thing being the constant crap food the quiche at the old school cafe being quite simply one of the worst things I've ever eaten...luckily I had made some pieces up for the night sections so had something decent to eat at Moffat. It got cold at the end. Looking at the times if I had 3 hrs kip I would have been leaving galashiels at 730 so even trying to keep a good pace it would have been late afternoon by the time I would have finished so no go for me and would have been in bits for the rest of the day. To cap it all no steak at the black bull and burger and chips were crap..having had excellent food here before it was something I was looking forward to but at least the wine was red.
    Would I audax again ..maybe as a cheap 200 sportive in nice weather. Seem to have some ability to hit a sweet spot I can pretty much maintain as an effort through the day and the fact that I had distance on the computer made it mentally easier than the 400 but fundamentally I don't get it.
     
     
     
     
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    DavieB got a reaction from Iain67 in Borderlands Explorer 600km - Paris no more   
    Excellent effort getting back over the Moffat to Selkirk section that is one looooong 30 odd miles and hope your various ailments are ok today.
    . In a perverse type of way I quite enjoyed the effort with the worst thing being the constant crap food the quiche at the old school cafe being quite simply one of the worst things I've ever eaten...luckily I had made some pieces up for the night sections so had something decent to eat at Moffat. It got cold at the end. Looking at the times if I had 3 hrs kip I would have been leaving galashiels at 730 so even trying to keep a good pace it would have been late afternoon by the time I would have finished so no go for me and would have been in bits for the rest of the day. To cap it all no steak at the black bull and burger and chips were crap..having had excellent food here before it was something I was looking forward to but at least the wine was red.
    Would I audax again ..maybe as a cheap 200 sportive in nice weather. Seem to have some ability to hit a sweet spot I can pretty much maintain as an effort through the day and the fact that I had distance on the computer made it mentally easier than the 400 but fundamentally I don't get it.
     
     
     
     
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    DavieB got a reaction from P McDonald in Borderlands Explorer 600km - Paris no more   
    Excellent effort getting back over the Moffat to Selkirk section that is one looooong 30 odd miles and hope your various ailments are ok today.
    . In a perverse type of way I quite enjoyed the effort with the worst thing being the constant crap food the quiche at the old school cafe being quite simply one of the worst things I've ever eaten...luckily I had made some pieces up for the night sections so had something decent to eat at Moffat. It got cold at the end. Looking at the times if I had 3 hrs kip I would have been leaving galashiels at 730 so even trying to keep a good pace it would have been late afternoon by the time I would have finished so no go for me and would have been in bits for the rest of the day. To cap it all no steak at the black bull and burger and chips were crap..having had excellent food here before it was something I was looking forward to but at least the wine was red.
    Would I audax again ..maybe as a cheap 200 sportive in nice weather. Seem to have some ability to hit a sweet spot I can pretty much maintain as an effort through the day and the fact that I had distance on the computer made it mentally easier than the 400 but fundamentally I don't get it.
     
     
     
     
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    DavieB got a reaction from PaulL in Borderlands Explorer 600km - Paris no more   
    Excellent effort getting back over the Moffat to Selkirk section that is one looooong 30 odd miles and hope your various ailments are ok today.
    . In a perverse type of way I quite enjoyed the effort with the worst thing being the constant crap food the quiche at the old school cafe being quite simply one of the worst things I've ever eaten...luckily I had made some pieces up for the night sections so had something decent to eat at Moffat. It got cold at the end. Looking at the times if I had 3 hrs kip I would have been leaving galashiels at 730 so even trying to keep a good pace it would have been late afternoon by the time I would have finished so no go for me and would have been in bits for the rest of the day. To cap it all no steak at the black bull and burger and chips were crap..having had excellent food here before it was something I was looking forward to but at least the wine was red.
    Would I audax again ..maybe as a cheap 200 sportive in nice weather. Seem to have some ability to hit a sweet spot I can pretty much maintain as an effort through the day and the fact that I had distance on the computer made it mentally easier than the 400 but fundamentally I don't get it.
     
     
     
     
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    DavieB got a reaction from Darryl Gunson in Borderlands Explorer 600km - Paris no more   
    Excellent effort getting back over the Moffat to Selkirk section that is one looooong 30 odd miles and hope your various ailments are ok today.
    . In a perverse type of way I quite enjoyed the effort with the worst thing being the constant crap food the quiche at the old school cafe being quite simply one of the worst things I've ever eaten...luckily I had made some pieces up for the night sections so had something decent to eat at Moffat. It got cold at the end. Looking at the times if I had 3 hrs kip I would have been leaving galashiels at 730 so even trying to keep a good pace it would have been late afternoon by the time I would have finished so no go for me and would have been in bits for the rest of the day. To cap it all no steak at the black bull and burger and chips were crap..having had excellent food here before it was something I was looking forward to but at least the wine was red.
    Would I audax again ..maybe as a cheap 200 sportive in nice weather. Seem to have some ability to hit a sweet spot I can pretty much maintain as an effort through the day and the fact that I had distance on the computer made it mentally easier than the 400 but fundamentally I don't get it.
     
     
     
     
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    DavieB got a reaction from thejanullrichdietplan in Borderlands Explorer 600km - Paris no more   
    Excellent effort getting back over the Moffat to Selkirk section that is one looooong 30 odd miles and hope your various ailments are ok today.
    . In a perverse type of way I quite enjoyed the effort with the worst thing being the constant crap food the quiche at the old school cafe being quite simply one of the worst things I've ever eaten...luckily I had made some pieces up for the night sections so had something decent to eat at Moffat. It got cold at the end. Looking at the times if I had 3 hrs kip I would have been leaving galashiels at 730 so even trying to keep a good pace it would have been late afternoon by the time I would have finished so no go for me and would have been in bits for the rest of the day. To cap it all no steak at the black bull and burger and chips were crap..having had excellent food here before it was something I was looking forward to but at least the wine was red.
    Would I audax again ..maybe as a cheap 200 sportive in nice weather. Seem to have some ability to hit a sweet spot I can pretty much maintain as an effort through the day and the fact that I had distance on the computer made it mentally easier than the 400 but fundamentally I don't get it.
     
     
     
     
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    DavieB got a reaction from Richard in Borderlands Explorer 600km - Paris no more   
    Excellent effort getting back over the Moffat to Selkirk section that is one looooong 30 odd miles and hope your various ailments are ok today.
    . In a perverse type of way I quite enjoyed the effort with the worst thing being the constant crap food the quiche at the old school cafe being quite simply one of the worst things I've ever eaten...luckily I had made some pieces up for the night sections so had something decent to eat at Moffat. It got cold at the end. Looking at the times if I had 3 hrs kip I would have been leaving galashiels at 730 so even trying to keep a good pace it would have been late afternoon by the time I would have finished so no go for me and would have been in bits for the rest of the day. To cap it all no steak at the black bull and burger and chips were crap..having had excellent food here before it was something I was looking forward to but at least the wine was red.
    Would I audax again ..maybe as a cheap 200 sportive in nice weather. Seem to have some ability to hit a sweet spot I can pretty much maintain as an effort through the day and the fact that I had distance on the computer made it mentally easier than the 400 but fundamentally I don't get it.
     
     
     
     
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    DavieB got a reaction from GrahamF in Arran trip - Saturday 8th June   
    Hi all ....my expectation was to go round Arran in balmy high teens and stay dry...looking at forecast this is not going to happen....so I will be staying on the mainland this weekend. I should really do some audax prep anyhows...
    If you do go over ...have a great ride...
    Cheers,
    Davie
     
     
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    DavieB got a reaction from Darryl Gunson in Bike touring & wild camping in Scotland   
    Davie,
    Would be up for a short tour with minimal bike packing and not that keen on camping, the less you take luggage wise the more you will enjoy riding the bike.
    With regards to future foreign trip ...given my experience of a couple of days in Netherlands it's a great way to spend time on the bike. I would happily do another trip either in the Netherlands - the bike lanes are better than you could ever imagine - or further afield. Goggle maps if set for bike lanes / bike routes proved pretty much idiot proof for my short trip.,
     
     
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    DavieB reacted to al yuille in Women’s Ride 5th June   
    There seems to be a typo as it says Charlie will be repairing a puncture , or is he bringing Chung?
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    DavieB got a reaction from Richard in Arran trip - Saturday 8th June   
    Apologies to road captain Elaine but I think intermediates is the right place to put this.
    Ages since I took a bike round Arran and the last time was part of a beat the ferries challenge. It's very weather dependant i.e. it can be cancelled if weather forecast is bad and an alternate run arranged but is anybody interested in a sociable run round the island (or figure of 8)?
    As far as I'm concerned if we miss a ferry it is only a good thing because I would intend to retire to the nearest pub to wait for the next one. Obviously have nominated Saturday as there is more frequent ferries but if it suits the majority or the weather forecast is more favourable I would be able to do Sunday also.
    Post up if interested. 
     
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