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Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
« Reply #165 on: April 16, 2015, 11:00:10 AM »
That's like a touring version of the Krampus right? I'm all for it. I plan of getting either a Krampus/ECR or a Crosscheck with 29" 'monstercross' tyres on it when I get back home. Do some bike packing around ireland.

Today was a nice one. Went from Toulon to Sainte-Maxime. Was overcast so I'm not a panting ball of sweat at the end of the day. Some nice climbs up along the coast and even managed a quick swim. Sitting in McDonalds now having a coffee.

I eat like a freaking horse now though. Kept track of what I ate today and it's as follows:

1 large baguette
12 eggs
1 litre milk
2 avocados
1 large tomato
1 red pepper
1 onion
8 bananas
2 chicken breast
x2 130g cans tuna
4 coffees
6 33cl beers
200g chocolate
2 croissants
4 apples
200g peanut butter
Big bag of salted peanuts

Everything cooked and also avocados are drenched in olive oil


And I'll probably have half a kilo of pasta and a jar of sundried tomatoes before I go to bed. And still I wake up hungry lol.

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Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
« Reply #166 on: April 16, 2015, 11:11:25 AM »
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Yeah keep the updates coming, sounds like youre having fun. Tried warmshowers.org? You may have better luck than Tinder! Ive been looking at using my phone of a small tablet instead to save weight etc. I can see how using maps and asking people can lead to more serendipitous discoveries, though. My initial plan is to cycle from nothern Spain, through France, the Alps, and head east through to Bulgaria.

Haven't used warm showers yet. My biggest regret is not getting a french SIM card so I could use 3G. I'll get one when I get to Italy for sure though. Would be nice to have a constant internet connection for that stuff instead of having to hunt down a Wifi spot. France seems to be lacking in the free wifi department. McDonalds is always good though. And you can use their bathrooms to clean yourself up a bit.

I considered bringing my laptop with me but I'm glad I didn't. My phone is more than enough.  Once you have a decent enough phone you should be alright. I'm using an iPhone 6 and it's great.

How do you plan to keep all your electronics charged? I'm using a Shimano Dynamo with a Supernova The Plug 3 usb topcap. Works really well in flat areas. Places with a lot of climbing I struggle to keep a constant speed so it doesn't charge.

Keep the questions coming!


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Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
« Reply #167 on: April 16, 2015, 11:29:51 AM »

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Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
« Reply #168 on: April 16, 2015, 05:13:23 PM »
Hugh, are you riding clipped in or on flats?

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Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
« Reply #169 on: April 16, 2015, 07:07:42 PM »
All of that makes sense, except for, an entire dozen eggs?!

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« Reply #170 on: April 16, 2015, 08:26:41 PM »


first time my bikes been clean for longer than a day all year.

What's on your top tube?

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Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
« Reply #171 on: April 17, 2015, 03:21:07 AM »
Hugh, are you riding clipped in or on flats?
Flats. Trail mixes to be precise.
All of that makes sense, except for, an entire dozen eggs?!

8 fried for breakfast. Hard boil 4 while I'm eating breakfast to eat for lunch. I like eggs

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Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
« Reply #172 on: April 17, 2015, 06:49:34 AM »


first time my bikes been clean for longer than a day all year.

What's on your top tube?

Gaffa tape.

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Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
« Reply #173 on: April 17, 2015, 08:33:12 AM »
8 fried for breakfast. Hard boil 4 while I'm eating breakfast to eat for lunch. I like eggs

Don't get me wrong, eggs are pretty staple, but DAMN

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Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
« Reply #174 on: April 17, 2015, 09:51:10 AM »
You must be farting a hole in the ozone layer.

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Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
« Reply #175 on: April 17, 2015, 10:37:41 AM »
How many eggs a day is too many? Farts are pretty bad alright. At least no one has to share a tent with me haha

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Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
« Reply #176 on: April 17, 2015, 10:38:39 AM »
I'm in Cannes now btw. I've never seen so many 'my dick is bigger than yours' boats before. Holy fuck

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Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
« Reply #177 on: April 18, 2015, 07:05:43 AM »
Just took my bike around the Monaco F1 track. Even overtook an F50. Granted it was in slow traffic
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Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
« Reply #178 on: April 18, 2015, 11:51:10 AM »
How many eggs a day is too many? Farts are pretty bad alright. At least no one has to share a tent with me haha
I used to eat 10-12 a day when I was doing a no carb thing. Now I average about 2 dozen a week. Eggs are such a versatile and healthy food. I mostly just throw a fried egg on top of every meal.

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Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
« Reply #179 on: April 18, 2015, 06:44:25 PM »
I love eggs and eat them every day but 2 dozen a week is a lot.

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