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Wimbledon Common, South West London. More fun than a really, really fun thing, with sprinkles on it and one of those little paper umbrellas.
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Huh, you think that is fun, pic from the road.cc office window on it's way
posted by Tony Farrelly [4176 posts] 2nd February 2009 - 10:47
Bath might be pretty and gerogian and full of hot springs and that, but do we get snow? do we &$@£*&@£!
This is what we see out of our window. it's a sham of a mockery of a snow covering. That roof below is only white because it actually *is* white.
posted by Dave Atkinson [7579 posts] 2nd February 2009 - 10:50
Did it stay hot? That's just too much fun… on the way to school this morning my 10 year old daughter got excited by the 2 microns of the stuff blowing around the pavements of resoultely snow-free Bath - we never get any here. It's not fair!!!!
posted by Tony Farrelly [4176 posts] 2nd February 2009 - 10:53
That makes the snow in Manchester look positively limp-wristed.
As I rode in this morning on my winter bike with super wide 25c tyres and a woblly pannier rack, I thought to myself "I bet JRo's riding that Big Dummy with fat tyres through the snow of London."
I'm not at all jealous. Oh no.
posted by ourmaninthenorth [93 posts] 2nd February 2009 - 11:36
I wish I'd changed my tyres! I', tempted to rock down the LBS at lunch and see if they have some spikes.
posted by BigDummy [301 posts] 2nd February 2009 - 11:45
Just stuck this story on, more pics to follow in a mo…
Cotic Monster Upgrade
posted by Tony Farrelly [4176 posts] 2nd February 2009 - 11:55
Where do you get those..? I need some for my Kona UTE..
Looks like fun out there, same here in Rochdale..!
posted by Sea-Urchin [13 posts] 2nd February 2009 - 12:09
Here's the road.cc all-weather steed parked up just along from the office…
posted by Tony Farrelly [4176 posts] 2nd February 2009 - 14:33
…from here. Typical Bath, all facade
posted by Tony Farrelly [4176 posts] 2nd February 2009 - 14:36
I'm sure Jon will be along shortly to give you the full skinny. However, in the interim, you have me, one of his BD stalkers.
The panniers are those which come as standard with the Xtracycle Freeradical. I guess you can buy them separately, but I suspect some bothcing may be involved, as they're sort of part of the tensioning system for the back end of the bike.
They're not panniers as such, rather they're sort of large slings (with tie-down straps) that you can put other bags into.
More info here: www.xtracycle.com
Since you're in Rochdale, surely a visit to Carradice to see what they can make you is just what's required..!
I really must stop messing about and get an Xtracycle built up....
posted by ourmaninthenorth [93 posts] 2nd February 2009 - 14:59
I'm waiting for the big bag Kona do for the UTE to come into stock...
Must admit.. I quite fancy an xtracycle now too.
could fit it to my humu and let the wife ride the ute..!
posted by Sea-Urchin [13 posts] 2nd February 2009 - 19:41
just a week til Spain, just a week til Spain...
posted by jimmythecuckoo [1315 posts] 4th February 2009 - 8:45
...are you going Jimmy? Is it a cycling holiday or family affair?
I need to dream about cycling in the sun, so living vicariously through your experience will have to do for now!
Complicating matters since 1965
posted by DaSy [656 posts] 4th February 2009 - 9:29
Yeah, it is more of a relaxation trip after all this wedding planning we have been doing.
I will be taking my running shoes though.
posted by jimmythecuckoo [1315 posts] 4th February 2009 - 16:38
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