Not often you come across a pike in your way. This guy obviously strayed to far from the Don when it burst its banks last night and ended up stranded on the Five Weirs Walk.
One word: Fabulous
Taken a while to edit this video. Stage One of the folding bike LEJOG: Land’s End to Bristol with quite a few unplanned diversions on the way
I think I knew this already – but I am grateful to Planet X for helping me confirm my obsessive nature.
If this video doesn’t make you want to load up the paniers and pedal off, I don’t know what will.
Thanks Greg for alerting me to this one, I am sure Chris Hoy will be watching with interest
Just about ready to ready off to Lands End for this year’s Folding Bike Challenge. This handlebar shot shows:
- Non-matching brakes – following an emergency replacement of the front (LHS) set up following the SLX caliper starting to leak oil onto the rotor
- Handlebar mount for GoPro camera
- Rixen Kaul stem mount for map holder
- Cat Eye computer with nearly 1899 miles on the clock
Just got to spend a day on the train to the start now.
Fabulous video – almost makes me want to take part in four years time. But then the video is only 14 minutes long, unlike the event…
For the last week I have been getting used to the Tout Terrain Metropolitan which I have got from Bikefix. I got the bike as part of my search for the ultimate commuter – by which I mean a bike I can ride 52 weeks a year when I am doing my short commute. [My short commute is 8 miles daily using bike-train-bike] The bike has a number of features which lend it regular commuting:
- An internal hub gear – in this case an Alfine 11 speed
- A hub dynamo
- Hydraulic disc brakes
- Fitted mudguards and plenty of clearance
However the two features which specifically attracted me to the Metropolitan are an integrated rear rack and even more importantly, a Gates carbon belt drive.
I have made a number of immediate modifications to the bike. I am unlikely to use the integrated stand so I removed it, together with the Tubus Racktime clamps as I already had an Altura rack. That saved a grams. I then swapped out the rather broad Selle Royal saddle Read the rest of this entry »