The Graceful Cyclists

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Gear Thoughts – UK and Iceland Touring

I have been avoiding writing this post for a few months because everyone writes one, and I have been super happy with my gear (a few part failures excepted) that it seemed like a redundant activity,however as I leave summer (ish) touring behind it seems like a good time to do this. Beware it will be edited! Tent: Exped Venus 2 Extreme I bought this tent for the trip on […]

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Silver linings (and the shit hits the plan)

I’ve never had such a massive component failure, and I admit I never expected it to happen in such a perfect location. Context: Will, Venetia and I had just crested the summit of a very long pass. Over 10kms we’d been climbing constantly up from sea level to 500m elevation. The hill was almost constantly rising with only a few places to recover a little. I am riding my ECR […]

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