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basilic
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by basilic

Yesterday was the last warm day of autumn.
I rode from Montreux to col de Chaude, Sonchaux, les Avants, Alliaz, col de Belle-Chaux, and back down to vevey.
(maybe 10 photos in the link)
https://photos.app.goo.gl/2DeBTA2A36kHVi8M6

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MoPho
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Location: NorCal/SoCal

by MoPho

Napa Valley, CA
Sony RX100

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chunky666
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by chunky666

Bit cold over the weekend but all good fun at 'The worlds longest 1 day cycle race'

25 hours of lunacy riding in circles!

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ryanw
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Location: London

by ryanw

How'd you get on?

My boys came 8th. Went to cheer them on for a bit but was too cold and I had to get to a coffee shop...

They're trying to get me to enter with them next year, but pretty certain I'd rather pull my toenails off with pliers.
'16 Cervelo S5 - 6650g
'17 Focus Mares Force 1 - 7,800g

chunky666
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by chunky666

ryanw wrote:
Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:37 pm
How'd you get on?

My boys came 8th. Went to cheer them on for a bit but was too cold and I had to get to a coffee shop...

They're trying to get me to enter with them next year, but pretty certain I'd rather pull my toenails off with pliers.
We were 1 of maybe a dozen teams that were there for the laugh/experience and it showed. 185th out of 190 teams! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Was an interesting experience as i've never done anything remotely 'road racing' before. Only ever done TT's or Triathlons so to see the speed they fast guys go at is incredible!

I knew I was nothing special on a bike but could at least knock out 20+mph rides given a flat enough course. When the briefing said the first 2 laps would be steady behind a motorbike as a kind of nuetral start I thought okay this'll be fun. The gun went off and I immediatly got spat out the back as did about 140 other riders! I did my first lap averaging 26mph and couldnt even see the front group after about 1/2 a mile!! absolutely mental how fast they were going!

Loved it except the cold though. I've done similar race formats but as running events so I like the race format alot. :thumbup:

lacoon
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by lacoon

4°C avg on this ride... brrrrr

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Squashednuts
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Location: Christchurch New Zealand

by Squashednuts

Out the house, turn left, then another left
Up 250 metres looking over Christchurch's coastal suburbs
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Then Taylor's Mistake, great for surfing....Image


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kingtom
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Before the snow will come...

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sychen
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by sychen

Purple rain..

Only lasted a minute with this colour and was sprinkling.

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Nefarious86
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Balmain?
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sychen
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by sychen

Yup, Balmain/lilyfield cross over above Victoria Rd.

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basilic
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Location: Geneva, Switzerland

by basilic

great skyline!

Col du Sac in the Jura last we, the top unpaved, got lost in the cloud.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/YBR6xGLEu2twhEEu9

(would someone tell me if the link works or not? pm if you don't want to clog the thread)

IchDien
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by IchDien

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kingtom
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Dilbert
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Location: South Africa

by Dilbert

A front moving in over Table Mountain. Seen from the Helderberg trail network.

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