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RichardFM

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My New Sherpa
« on: July 12, 2019, 07:19:34 PM »
Look what I collected today from the nice people nice people in Bridgewater today

Today my son and I had a short 10 mile ride to my daughter's house. Tomorrow we have a 50 mile ride planned
« Last Edit: July 12, 2019, 09:10:23 PM by Danneaux »

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Re: My New Sherpa
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2019, 07:41:32 PM »
New bike day!  :) :) :)

All congratulations on your new ride, Richard! There's nothing like a new bike and a Sherpa is right at the top of the list!

By the way, the photos don't seem to have attached to your post. For help in uploading/attaching/embedding photos, this link should help:
http://thorncyclesforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=4313.0

Best,

Dan.

RichardFM

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Re: My New Sherpa
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2019, 08:01:41 PM »
Thanks Danneaux.  I'm not show why the image isn't showing, this is what is in the post
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Look what I collected today from the nice people nice people in Bridgewater today
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Today my son and I had a short 10 mile ride to my daughter's house. Tomorrow we have a 50 mile ride planned


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Re: My New Sherpa
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2019, 08:27:17 PM »
Following the link yourself reveals a lovely red bike.
Enjoy the rides
Julian.

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Re: My New Sherpa
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2019, 09:12:18 PM »
Richard,

Hyperlinking to Flickr images is a little different from linking to other hosting sites. Here's what I did to display your image in the context of your post:

Click on the photo you want to share to open it.
Click the Download icon .
Click View all sizes.
Select the size of photo you want.
Right-click the image. | select Copy image URL.

In this case, I used...
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48267079596_24d98cc0bd_c_d.jpg
...between the Image brackets.

And yes, it is a lovely RED Sherpa you have -- all congratulations!

Best,

Dan.
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RichardFM

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Re: My New Sherpa
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2019, 09:55:06 PM »
Thanks Dan,
It was clicking the download button to get the link to the jpeg that I was missing.  Hopefully I'll be back tomorrow with a photo from our ride

John Saxby

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Re: My New Sherpa
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2019, 01:51:42 AM »
Terrific bike, Richard -- that'll take you anywhere!  Enjoy :)

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Re: My New Sherpa
« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2019, 06:20:47 AM »
Lovely new bike! What are your plans for it?
 

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Re: My New Sherpa
« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2019, 09:58:56 AM »
All set for a lot of fun, go enjoy.

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Re: My New Sherpa
« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2019, 08:00:37 PM »
Lovely new bike! What are your plans for it?
I'm going to start off with some day rides in the area where I live in South Wales.  I've got a copy of Lost Lanes Wales http://lostlanes.thebikeshow.net/ This has lots of good rides in it.  I then want to move on to something like Aberystwyth to Shrewsbury, Lon Cambria https://cycle.travel/route/lon_cambria or Abergavenny to Llandeilo https://cycle.travel/route/cycle_across_the_beacons before I work up to something like Lon Las Cymru https://cycle.travel/route/lon_las_cymru  and then who knows.  I quite like the idea of getting a ferry to Roscoff or St Malo, doing some cycling and returning from Cherbourg or Caen.
I don't want to get too ambitious too quickly.  I am expecting this bike to last for years, so there is plenty of time to build up to some real adeventures

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Re: My New Sherpa
« Reply #10 on: July 13, 2019, 08:42:50 PM »
I did a Wales coast to coast up the Wales/England border last year. Newport - Chester. I grew up near the border in N Wales but I was pleasantly surprised at the lovely riding and very quiet. It took 4 days including the trains at either end.

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Re: My New Sherpa
« Reply #11 on: July 13, 2019, 09:05:51 PM »
I did a Wales coast to coast up the Wales/England border last year. Newport - Chester. I grew up near the border in N Wales but I was pleasantly surprised at the lovely riding and very quiet. It took 4 days including the trains at either end.
Last year my son did a trip around the coast of Wales starting at Cardiff then coming back from Chester to Newport and on to Cardiff.  He enjoyed his trip and as you say, Wales has some stunning scenery making for great rides

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Re: My New Sherpa
« Reply #12 on: July 13, 2019, 09:09:50 PM »
Looks great, Richard!  Enjoy it.

It looks very similar to my sherpa, Red, and you have the 853 fork, same as mine?  Good low gears as well.  The only real difference is that I have a Tubus rack.

I don't know any of the Welsh rides you refer to, but the Brittany / Normandy one would be good.  There is a cycle route from Mont St Michel to Paris which I have done (as far as Chartres anyway) which takes you well into Normandy, with I think a loop up to Caen or the Cotentin peninsula.  Lovely riding.

Lewis
 

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Re: My New Sherpa
« Reply #13 on: July 13, 2019, 09:59:00 PM »


It looks very similar to my sherpa, Red, and you have the 853 fork, same as mine?

Not an 853 fork, as it has rack mounts on the fork legs.

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Re: My New Sherpa
« Reply #14 on: July 14, 2019, 05:16:15 PM »
Good plan to tour Brittany. I did Cherbourg to Roscoff a few years back. I used the tour de manche route. Lots of dusty rail paths and river trails.  Very pleasant cycling.  The welsh routes are also excellent and more challenging in terms of hills.