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Tour Cycling Setup

Purchased a set of cloth panniers for a great discount in preparation for the possibility of an overseas tour cycling.

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How it looks together with rhe T-Bag on front, the Rack Sack on the rack and panniers at the side.

Still considering if I should get the Ortlieb Front Rollers Classic, although they will hang even lower.

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Possible Drastic Reduction of Back Pain?

Missus has been experiencing very bad back pains in recent months while riding. Thinking that it could be the saddles, it was changed from B17 to B67. She loved the B67, but it still gave her the pains. When a pal advertised that his Selle Anatomica saddle for sale, and having heard so much about comfort on this saddle, I grabbed it and installed it on the Missus’ B.

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In matching colours to Missus’ B.

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Brought it out for a very short ride to assess how the saddle fairs for her. Too short a distance to tell.

With me having returned from Shanghai from a working trip 2 weeks ago, I dropped off our Bs at the distributor for a long overdue full servicing plus some upgrades for the Missus’ B. One of these upgrades was to swap out the Tannus tyres on hers to Schwalbe Marathon tyres. We concluded that it could be the tyres being too hard and not offering much absorption for her.

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Back from the distributor.

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Out and about that very weekend for a ride, after having breakfast.

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Considering that we rode close to 20km and Missus not feeling much sharp pains, except for occassional aches, I am happy to say that the swap of tyres have helped greatly.

One last thing for this post. The times when she was on Tannus tyres have trained her stamina and fitness greatly. So much so that she was zooming off on the new tyres.

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Riding For Dinner

Rode out for some takeaway dinner at a newly discovered eatery.

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Getting dark real soon.

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Eatery was quite empty when I reached. The food was good. Probably the crowd has not hit yet.

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More Mods.

Picked up a Kamoya Jenny Suspension Block with extra hard red elastomer and a pair of Kamoya Hinge Clamps from the local distributor.

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Had always wanted the Jenny to replace the stock Brompton firm suspension block for a firmer ride to reduce the bouncing of the B.

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How Jenny looks after installation.

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That night, brought the Bs out for an evening ride and stopped by a local seller of satay, pieces of meat skewered onto sticks and barbecued over fire.

The ride with the Jenny installed was so much better than when it was on the stock firm suspension block. Definitely worth the upgrade.

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B as a Training Bicycle?

Our nephew wanted to pick up cycling. Having only the Bromptons and a Montague TX, we used one of the Bromptons for him to practice on.

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Removed both pedals and his first lesson was to learn how to balance on a 2-wheeler.

More lessons for him in the weeks to come.

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Missus First Ride of 2014……and After 6 Weeks

Missus had not been well 3 weeks prior to our trip to South Korea for 3 weeks. So in all, she had not been cycling for 6 weeks. So time to get some distance on her Dr Seuss.

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Cycled to another town for breakfast, a good 8.5km away. Had some Burger King and off we went on our return home.

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Some posing before heading off.

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Along the way home, we detoured to visit a hot spring which was near our home. A place which we have never visited although Missus and I have been living in this area for more than a decade and a half.

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Found a toad who was admiring Citrus.

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Information about this hot spring.

Going to revisit this gorgeous place some time soon.

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First Night Ride of 2014

2014’s first ride happens to be a night ride. Dropped off Missus at a friend’s house for a gathering and headed off for a ride to a nearby jetty.

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Very few vehicles that night and had a great time on the road, although the conditions of the road leave much to be desired.

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Finally reached the jetty after a slow ride. Enjoying the cool sea breeze before heading back to pick the Missus up.

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