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    Bath to London (well almost)

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    steve

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    Bath to London (well almost)

    Post by steve on Tue Aug 08, 2017 7:38 pm

    Had bit of a plan last weekend with a mate to try and cycle from Bath  London in 2 days and camp over night.
    However it dident quite go to plan.

    Already for the off (or at least i was) and a pic for muffy showing no battery  smiler

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    Couple of 100 yards in and its apparent that Jason piss poor preparation ends up with this.  Rolling Eyes

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    After raming what he could in his back pack and leaving the rest behind we set off and hour later than planed.

    Couple of random pics.


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    Probably could have done with a few less of this type of stop, Was feeling quite pissed after my 2nd shandy  lol!

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    Then there was a couple of breakdown resulting in a trip to a local Halfords for some spares, This peddling lark is starting to get expensive Rolling Eyes

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    Got to a camp site in Newbury about half 7 pitched up Indian take away bottle of beer and lights out slept like a baby till about 9am.
    So by the time we packed up had breakfast it was gone 12  scratch

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    Day to was a mix of more shandy s and avoiding the thunderstorms  affraid


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    Rolled into reading about 4 feeling a bit bolloxed and still with 40 miles to go to the centre of london it was desided to say fuck it and head for a train station.

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    About 90 miles in total witch felt like 190 dident know at the time we left that 40 odd miles of this canal is unkept as in no gravel paths just long grass aright bastard to ride on  
    The end.


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    Taffy300

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    Re: Bath to London (well almost)

    Post by Taffy300 on Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:17 pm

    Sounds interesting that Steve, tidy pics butt !!
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    mufynman

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    Re: Bath to London (well almost)

    Post by mufynman on Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:30 pm

    Good effort mate ! I reckon you got scared off by the rising cost of a pint the closer you got to London
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    steve

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    Re: Bath to London (well almost)

    Post by steve on Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:31 pm

    mufynman wrote:Good effort mate ! I reckon you got scared off by the rising cost of a pint the closer you got to London

    £8 odd for 2 by the time we got to Newbury affraid
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    wolfy

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    Re: Bath to London (well almost)

    Post by wolfy on Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:34 am

    Cracking report & pic's Very Happy
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    brownie

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    Re: Bath to London (well almost)

    Post by brownie on Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:44 am

    nice one, great pics.
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    shocker

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    Re: Bath to London (well almost)

    Post by shocker on Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:21 pm

    Fair play, very impressive
    And I thought you were bullshitting when you said what you wanted to do!  Shocked
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    phil990

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    Re: Bath to London (well almost)

    Post by phil990 on Wed Aug 09, 2017 4:24 pm

    Yes indeedy. I'm well impressed...
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    wolfy

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    Re: Bath to London (well almost)

    Post by wolfy on Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:33 pm

    phil990 wrote:Yes indeedy. I'm well impressed...

    Me too.... no way he would have fitted in that tent two years ago lol!
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    steve

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    Re: Bath to London (well almost)

    Post by steve on Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:46 pm

    Someone also said that about a certain sleeping bag to i recall Razz

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