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 Post subject: A Lovely Ride
PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 2:43 pm 
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Well the weather was so good on Wednesday that I just had to take a ride out along the coast.
For the first time this year though I did it on the man powered bike - My Cannondale Synapse.

Had a great day with fantastic views. Normally when I've done the route I tend to ride around the road at the end .... this time I decided to go up the blooming hill as well!!! Tough BUT fun

My legs ache a bit now!

(Click on the link then click on the map, then you can also click on the foots to view)

https://www.strava.com/activities/901227061/embed/a34126a36e430884c69b75ec5b0942d373925edb


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 Post subject: Re: A Lovely Ride
PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 3:10 pm 
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fair weather cyclist. ;) :roll:

just kidding, was a lovely day indeed, I took the summer bike to work that day, today however, back on the winter bike.

hope you had fun.

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 Post subject: Re: A Lovely Ride
PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2017 10:31 am 
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Sadly my synapse sits unloved in the garage. Havent been out on it since August last year and that was painful enough.

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 Post subject: Re: A Lovely Ride
PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2017 2:53 pm 
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Batmancaver wrote:
Cannondale Synapse.


:-s

That sounds like the sort of condition that could prevent you riding one

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 Post subject: Re: A Lovely Ride
PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2017 3:05 pm 
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badanimal wrote:
Batmancaver wrote:
Cannondale Synapse.


:-s

That sounds like the sort of condition that could prevent you riding one


we dont call them crackanfail for nothing you know. :)

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 Post subject: Re: A Lovely Ride
PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2017 4:05 pm 
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seen a few Fat Tyre bikes around (believe Cannondale do one)

look a bit stupid but I guess they good for sand and gravel?

must be a mega drag on the road

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 Post subject: Re: A Lovely Ride
PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2017 4:22 pm 
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:)) I'd never seen one till now, must take some serious input to hit 20mph! Won't be cruising along at 25 to 30mph on that! :))

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 Post subject: Re: A Lovely Ride
PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2017 5:46 pm 
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I remember tyres like that on a bike I had once.


Big fat white ones...

:thumright:

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 Post subject: Re: A Lovely Ride
PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2017 6:25 pm 
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They are good fun off road. They pretty much steam roller everything. Takes some getting used to though, those fat tyres dance around under you. But disconcerting at first.

Big thing at the moment. Tempted by one but can't afford one worth having.

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 Post subject: Re: A Lovely Ride
PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2017 6:49 pm 
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Paid £750 for mine as my 50th birthday present. Sadly the knees went at 53 hence the lack of riding. Probably only get £200 for it now.

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