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jags

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Re: anto's audax.
« Reply #195 on: May 02, 2017, 07:41:47 PM »
Got a fantastic sunny spin in today 45miles out by the coast home by the sticks lovely.
The forecast for the week is only brilliant but I have to finish painting my Daughter house,wonder would she give me the week off ;D ;D

Anto.

[Photos added by Dan on Anto's behalf.]
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John Saxby

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Re: anto's audax.
« Reply #196 on: May 03, 2017, 08:27:05 PM »
Nice photos and nice bike, Anto -- definitely moving from spring towards summer.

Here, we're experimenting with weather more like what you're used to (I'm told) -- cool and wet, with occasional patches of sun.  Up into the hills yesterday for 3+ hours, light rain all the time. Felt like I was practising for a UK-&-I trip, and I was asking myself, "Do I really want to do this?" The good news is that my rain gear worked well, and my mudguards and Chainglider kept most of the crud away from my drivetrain.

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Re: anto's audax.
« Reply #197 on: May 03, 2017, 08:50:11 PM »
Cheers Dan ;),

John the weather here at the moment is only fantastic  puts everyone in good form we are just not used to warm sunny days so when it happens  get out and enjoy it  ;D
yeah love the bike it's a wee gem i keep it in top nick  all the time runs like a dream.
didn't get out today painting for my daughter house hopefully i'll get a good spin in tomorrow, hah  better not take any photos or Dan will swing for me  ;D ;D

anto.
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Re: anto's audax.
« Reply #198 on: May 04, 2017, 03:36:50 AM »
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hah  better not take any photos or Dan will swing for me  ;D ;D
Nah, I'm still good for it, Anto. Nice to see the very countryside one branch of my ancestors came from. D'ya know, they lived only a few doors down from you.

All the best,

Dan.

jags

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Re: anto's audax.
« Reply #199 on: May 04, 2017, 08:32:14 AM »
Small world Dan u never know.

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Re: anto's audax.
« Reply #200 on: May 18, 2017, 05:39:30 PM »
So next tuesday i'm off around Ireland .
i cleaned my audax to perfection yesterday  made certain it was working like a clock  ;D
today i pitched my tent in my daughters garden as i dont have a garden  :'
it took me all of 40 minutes to get it pitched im no tent expert .
it pitches all in one but for some reason the inner undone itself from the outer.
must be haunted  ???
anyhooo i got it sorted so i think im all set  bike ready panniers packed legs in not to bad a shape all i need now is a good week of sunny weather .

anto.

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Re: anto's audax.
« Reply #201 on: May 18, 2017, 08:58:17 PM »
So next tuesday i'm off around Ireland .
i cleaned my audax to perfection yesterday  made certain it was working like a clock  ;D
today i pitched my tent in my daughters garden as i dont have a garden  :'
it took me all of 40 minutes to get it pitched im no tent expert .
it pitches all in one but for some reason the inner undone itself from the outer.
must be haunted  ???
anyhooo i got it sorted so i think im all set  bike ready panniers packed legs in not to bad a shape all i need now is a good week of sunny weather .

anto.

Hope you and the audax have a great time and the weather is kind.
 

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« Reply #202 on: May 18, 2017, 10:42:36 PM »
Gracious  ;)

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Re: anto's audax.
« Reply #203 on: May 19, 2017, 11:57:40 PM »
Great stuff, jags -- look forward to your stories.  Good thing you did a test-pitch of your tent!--that's why it's a recommended practice :-)

Safe journeys, and enjoy the decent weather I've ordered for you,

John

jags

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Re: anto's audax.
« Reply #204 on: May 20, 2017, 12:15:27 AM »
Cheers John forecast is for showers but warming up.thanks for ordering that john your a decent young man...
Anto.

leftpoole

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Re: anto's audax.
« Reply #205 on: June 23, 2017, 09:50:54 AM »
Anto,
So did the Audax manage a camping tour?
John

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Re: anto's audax.
« Reply #206 on: June 23, 2017, 05:00:25 PM »
Anto,
So did the Audax manage a camping tour?
John

Good question, Anto was last heard of heading over the horizon, hope he is OK....!
 

jags

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« Reply #207 on: June 23, 2017, 06:41:30 PM »
The bike was fantastic  can't say the same for he pilot, :'(
4 days into the tour my back caved in just could not go any further.
i was fine on the flat but as soon as the road went up i died a death .
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my back is in a bad way now so not to much cycling
such as life i suppose getting old  ::)

we had a good time bikepacker and meself  had some good laughs ,weather was fantastic  roads were great .
all the gear worked great except for the bloody noisy exped synmatt lucky i wasn't fired of the campsite it creaked like crazy every time  i moved .

anyway i wont be doing anymore cycle touring overnighters maybe but certainly not multyday tours.

cheers all
anto.
 

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Re: anto's audax.
« Reply #208 on: June 24, 2017, 10:35:47 AM »
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Re: anto's audax.
« Reply #209 on: June 24, 2017, 01:44:38 PM »
Sorry to hear you didn't reach your goal but pleased you had some good times. Even an overnight stop can make a bike ride into an adventure, hope your back allows you to get out again soon.