London to Rome

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London to Rome

Postby DougDownunder » Mon Feb 22, 2016 6:45 pm

We've signed up for a tour from London to Rome, which we'll start shortly. One thing that always exercises folks - well, me anyway - about long rides, especially day after day, is keeping things cushy for one's tushy. An integral part of this is selecting a good chamois cream. I've started a blog for our ride and the first post plays around with this vital issue. :lol:

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Re: London to Rome

Postby DougDownunder » Sun May 15, 2016 11:00 am

Hi Folks
So, an update to my post a few months ago. We leave for London in three days, and are getting pretty excited.
I've got more details to share about the ride. It'll be 3120 kms over a month (26 actual days of riding), with just over 30,000 metres of elevation gain/loss.
If anyone is interested in following our progress, I intend to update my blog each day. Here's the URL: http://londontoromebybicycle.blogspot.com.au.
Cheers
Doug

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Re: London to Rome

Postby DougDownunder » Sun May 22, 2016 8:48 am

This is really just a teaser. Today we had our first (half) day together as a group, preparing for our first real day on the bikes. Tomorrow we travel 160 (100 miles for the rest of you) kilometres to Dover. More to share then. In the meantime here's where we're at ...http://londontoromebybicycle.blogspot.co.uk/2016/05/early-skirmishes.html ...

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Re: London to Rome

Postby RonK » Sun May 22, 2016 8:54 am

Onya bike Dougie! Keep the blog post coming...
Cycle touring blog and tour journals: whispering wheels...

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Re: London to Rome

Postby DougDownunder » Mon May 23, 2016 1:21 pm

So, Day 1 is done and dusted. I hope you enjoy the reading of it ...
http://londontoromebybicycle.blogspot.c ... heast.html
Cheers
Doug

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Re: London to Rome

Postby RonK » Mon May 23, 2016 1:54 pm

Jeez - that was a big first day. None of this "easing" your way into it then. :lol:
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