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WinGo Day 7 – Et Fin

We stayed at the campsite in Moffat, dwarfed by the yellowing teeth of high sided camper vans with their awnings flapping in the breeze. Dogs barked for their breakfast and to each other, exchanging vital insider intelligence on beaches for dogs and locations of red squirrels.

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WinGo Day 6

Sleep was punctuated by wind, rain and the agitated waves from the lake – which punctured my slumbers with thoughts of getting washed away by an imaginary tsunami. Suffice to say the bivvy/tent kept the elements at bay and we awoke to sun and blue skies.

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WinGo Day 5

After a night spent trying to get comfortable on hard ground we rose about 8 am and scrambled half a dozen eggs and brewed some tea.

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WinGo Day 4

A pretty epic day! 169 km and Isaac’s first “century”. We judged our food and rest stops really well and the roads and terrain where by and large kind.

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WinGo Day 3

Today we did battle with England’s second city, Birmingham, and the industrial heartland. We threaded our way through the traffic, crossed the city centre and then joined the canal tow path taking us north and out of the city.

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WinGo Day 2

We set off this morning from Matt and Alice’s house after a hearty breakfast; excellent hosts and what lovely boys! Hats off to parents juggling work, life and young children!

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WinGo Day 1

First day of our trip from Winchester to Glasgow by bike. The morning slipped past without much incident, but my mind was still racing through my lists, and worried I’d forgotten something.

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Mountain Bike Makeover — Finale

If you have an old Specialised Rockhopper from the late 90s that you’d like to convert to a gravel bike or adventure tourer, this is the post for you! This is a project that is perfectly possible (even I succeeded!) and I hope to give you a couple of tips and to save you some time choosing parts.

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Mountain Bike Makeover — Oval Shaped

I’ve fitted an 36T oval chainring from Absolute Black, giving a bit more speed on the flat. I’ve done a couple of short test ride and don’t feel the oval too much yet, but it must be better, right? Bike is handling great, fixed a squeaky front brake and feels very nice out of the saddle climbing.

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