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 Post subject: Dunwich Dynamo 2008
PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 12:15 am 
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Perfect conditions. The usual legions. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Fixie and his Party Bike was cool. Gerald on a humungerous workbike wins the Indefatigable Bob award for keeping on keeping on. Tandems are fast. Home-made recumbents aren't...

The Brompton made it all the way without issues. It now has a name: Hannibal. Say hello to Hannibal:

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I love it when a plan comes together.

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 Post subject: Re: Dunwich Dynamo 2008
PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 12:16 pm 
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Indeed a good ride.

Well done to our Chairman for having confidence in the new Brommie :claps:
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 Post subject: Re: Dunwich Dynamo 2008
PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 12:53 pm 
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Nice pics. Dear daughter has a Brommie, I wouldn't fancy doing the DunRun on it!
So the Penny's waiting for next year? :bike:

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 Post subject: Re: Dunwich Dynamo 2008
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Yeah, still haven't put out a decent ride on it, let alone London traffic. Tri training is eating my free time and there's only so much I can do - a boy has to veg as well! So it's on the burner for sure. Especially since I was teased cruelly by sightings around the Pub of a "fine muscular young filly" on a pennyfarthing before the off. She didn't ride it, but one must be prepared to make chase! :)

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 Post subject: Re: Dunwich Dynamo 2008
PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 2:59 pm 
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I'm gutted this easy southern ride got nice weather. The Dumb Run is the ride that needs this weather. You wouldn't do that on a Brompton, would you?

Well done btw. And you've made me want a Brompton again. I get a bonus next month, I wasn't meant to spend it straight away.


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 Post subject: Re: Dunwich Dynamo 2008
PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 3:36 pm 
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It wasn't the ideal bike for the job, but it was capable enough. And getting a Brompton plus a little rucksack through town and trains is a total delight compared to a loaded regular bike. I can see why they're so popular with the suburban train-commuter set.

Actually, you know, I'm beginning to think that any roadworthy machine would be capable enough. This year we had three Bromptons, one Moulton AM, a couple of recumbents including a home-built one with ape-hanger bars that looked really slow and tiring. And lots of bikes like these:

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Bikes like this really make me smile. All fettle not metal.

Quite a lot of bomb-dodger bikes too - midrange hybrid commuter types

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 Post subject: Re: Dunwich Dynamo 2008
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I'm sorry but they have no mudguards.

I wouldn't dream of tackling any ride (not up here anyway) without at least some raceblades.

Like Will I'm gutted that the Dun Run got the weather we needed (or rather, that we didn't both get the good weather).

Still. There's always next year, right chaps?

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 Post subject: Re: Dunwich Dynamo 2008
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Hell yes. \:D/

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