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The "I had a lovely ride today, thankyou" thread

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  1. gembo
    Member

    @claire300006 it is a great route except start/end

    Granites can be accessed via Gladhouse Reservoir road

    or Temple /Carrington Both routes involve a massive outdoor conveyor belt (from a quarry I believe)

    both nice it is just the bit before that I do not like - Gowkley Moss/Auchendinny

    and later coming back into Edinburgh Dobbies Garden Centre etc.

    Posted 4 months ago #
  2. gembo
    Member

    The main road out of Peebles to meldon foot is a bit unpleasant

    Posted 4 months ago #
  3. unhurt
    Member

    @Iwrats staked out for hat crimes?

    Posted 4 months ago #
  4. I were right about that saddle
    Member

    @unhurt

    That is my Gran Canaria beige nylon sun hat. Second only to the fez in my headgear pantheon. One size almost fits everyone.

    Posted 4 months ago #
  5. Frenchy
    Member

    Everyone?

    Posted 4 months ago #
  6. gembo
    Member

    Summer quiz time

    What was the name of the chap who cycled the 1911 Tour de France wearing a Fez?

    Posted 4 months ago #
  7. unhurt
    Member

    @Frenchy it's bigger on the inside.

    Posted 4 months ago #
  8. I were right about that saddle
    Member

    We had gone on a package holiday to get some cheap sun and go snorkeling, hiking and so on. Reps kept trying to sell us coach tours and pool parties. Until that is I started wearing that hat around the complex. They took one look, smiled and left us alone for the rest of the fortnight. It is a great hat. I know of no better hat. What better hat could there be? Show me hats.

    Posted 4 months ago #
  9. Frenchy
    Member

    I know of no better hat. What better hat could there be? Show me hats.

    Posted 4 months ago #
  10. I were right about that saddle
    Member

    Hats a) and b) would have blown off for sure. None of these hats can be stuffed into a rucksack pocket.

    I mean it's a low fabric content knock-off of this classic;

    No better hat.

    Posted 4 months ago #
  11. unhurt
    Member

    Beg to differ.

    Posted 4 months ago #
  12. Arellcat
    Moderator

    Posted 4 months ago #
  13. I were right about that saddle
    Member

    @unhurt

    A Tilley hat worn with a chinstrap is a sure sign of something that will come to me shortly.

    @Arellcat

    Nice.

    Posted 4 months ago #
  14. wingpig
    Member

    @Frenchy What about the hat J. Mascis wore when performing Get Me on The Late Show in 1993? Or the one Eddie Vedder wore when he appeared in Twin Peaks?

    Posted 4 months ago #
  15. I were right about that saddle
    Member

    No mention of Arthur Brown neither.

    Posted 4 months ago #
  16. unhurt
    Member

    A Tilley hat worn with a chinstrap is a sure sign of something that will come to me shortly.

    Natural style, a certain air of cool, right?

    Posted 4 months ago #
  17. unhurt
    Member

    (I am absolutely not about to sew a loop tab made from a recycled lanyard into a my waxed Tilley hat so that it can be better carabinered onto the outside of a backpack.)

    Posted 4 months ago #
  18. chdot
    Admin

    Posted 4 months ago #
  19. chdot
    Admin

    Posted 4 months ago #
  20. chdot
    Admin

    Posted 4 months ago #
  21. chdot
    Admin

    Posted 4 months ago #
  22. gembo
    Member

    Johnny Depp has a huge Titfer

    Answer Ali Nefatti wore a Fez throughoput the 1913 Tour de France, though he pulled out Stage 4. THe following year he pulled out at Stage 8 after being struck by an organiser's car Plus ca change

    Posted 4 months ago #
  23. acsimpson
    Member

    Going off topic. I wore a polystyrene hat to Keswick on Monday. 200 wonderful kilometres starting in the rain and ending with sunburn. Over the middle 100km beyond the granites I saw more bikes than cars. Unfortunately the Eskdalemuir hub was shut so I had to wait for Gretna for an ice-cream.

    It took just under 12 hours which I was pleased with. I'll eventually write a blog about it and can link if there's demand.

    edit: typo stating that bikes were books.

    Posted 4 months ago #
  24. gembo
    Member

    @acsimpson sounds good. Take it books beyond granites were on the back of bikes?

    Posted 4 months ago #
  25. I were right about that saddle
    Member

    I'll eventually write a blog about it and can link if there's demand.

    I demand it. If you please.

    Posted 4 months ago #
  26. acsimpson
    Member

    Indeed 1 book=1 bike. Although also plenty uncounted books at shut hub.

    Iwrats, post is about 4th in line. Hopefully your patience will pay off in August.

    Posted 4 months ago #
  27. I were right about that saddle
    Member

    Can't complain. Looking forward to it.

    Posted 4 months ago #
  28. Iain McR
    Member

    A combination of bike and Borders rail to the Dacha and back with lunch in Denholm in between. Scorching hot and so hilly, oh so hilly.

    Posted 4 months ago #
  29. I were right about that saddle
    Member

    Liking the Dacha nomenklature.

    Posted 4 months ago #
  30. unhurt
    Member

    Will this hilliness continue until a CCE Dacha Outing or can it be circumvented?

    Posted 4 months ago #

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