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Forum: Ride reports 08-29-2012, 03:43 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 168,172
Posted By OneBall
You can always fit a tent on a silly bike if you...

You can always fit a tent on a silly bike if you really want to :hide.

http://oneball.smugmug.com/photos/i-srMDZTm/0/M/i-srMDZTm-M.jpg

But that's more for emergencies, not sure how much...
Forum: Ride reports 08-27-2012, 04:27 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,125
Posted By OneBall
Yep, he actually won it in 2004, not bad for a...

Yep, he actually won it in 2004, not bad for a mountain biker, they're more used to going up in a cable car and free wheeling down :hide.

Aparently this year's race had some of the best weather...
Forum: Ride reports 08-27-2012, 02:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,125
Posted By OneBall
Video from this year's event: <iframe...

Video from this year's event:

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/vLKTxesPAHM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Forum: Ride reports 08-25-2012, 04:59 PM
Replies: 2,057
Views: 1,261,690
Posted By OneBall
:dutch ...

:dutch

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb344/AntiheroX2/IMG_1426-1.jpg

:lol3


Your man credentials are reinstated :thumb
Forum: Road warriors 08-25-2012, 04:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,525
Posted By OneBall
RC8, pegs, seat and bars are all adjustable and...

RC8, pegs, seat and bars are all adjustable and it's narrow to start off with.

http://oneball.smugmug.com/photos/i-6QTPhb5/0/XL/i-6QTPhb5-XL.jpg
Forum: The Garage 08-25-2012, 04:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,323
Posted By OneBall
Are you sure? Or maybe I'm reading it...

Are you sure?

Or maybe I'm reading it wrong but if that's what's happening then your timing is 180 degrees out, both valves should be closed when the spark fires (aorund top dead centre), the...
Forum: The Garage 08-25-2012, 03:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,323
Posted By OneBall
I'd go with Yamarocket's comment blow back...

I'd go with Yamarocket's comment blow back through the throttle body is usually an indicator of the timing being out.

Check the timing and the firing order, you could have had a failed...
Forum: Ride reports 08-25-2012, 12:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,125
Posted By OneBall
When I get off the ferry in Denmark it's only a...

When I get off the ferry in Denmark it's only a short journey to my hotel for the night, it's obviously just a stop for people on their journey to the ferries.

There's an English guy in a TD...
Forum: Ride reports 08-25-2012, 08:47 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,125
Posted By OneBall
Kristiansand was closer than I thought so I had...

Kristiansand was closer than I thought so I had some time to kill and had a little drive along the coast to look at the Vara Battery. The coast line along here looks a lot like Nantucket with rocky...
Forum: Ride reports 08-24-2012, 03:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,125
Posted By OneBall
When the sun comes up it seems I haven't chosen a...

When the sun comes up it seems I haven't chosen a cess pit or nudist colony.

http://oneball.smugmug.com/photos/i-9fFJBBm/0/L/i-9fFJBBm-L.jpg
...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-23-2012, 05:54 PM
Replies: 15,931
Views: 9,411,081
Posted By OneBall
Depending on who you believe, Benz or Daimler,...

Depending on who you believe, Benz or Daimler, that's a replica of the world's first car, a 1885 Benz.
Forum: Ride reports 08-23-2012, 05:46 PM
Replies: 2,057
Views: 1,261,690
Posted By OneBall
Antihero, your empathy with the com con guys,...

Antihero, your empathy with the com con guys, knowing it was a Darth Maul light stick thingy (my first thought was M82 Barrett/massacre) and the lack of totty shots from Indy :ddog has got me...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-23-2012, 05:28 PM
Replies: 15,931
Views: 9,411,081
Posted By OneBall
That's not a bike but the first car. ...

That's not a bike but the first car.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_hKkYZ9GWzKA/TMauliqJMwI/AAAAAAAAGMc/P0M1dRZeOQ8/s640/vintagebikes_gilesclements-5.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 08-23-2012, 02:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,125
Posted By OneBall
After leaving the glacier behind I go to get the...

After leaving the glacier behind I go to get the ferry from Hella to Vangsnes which is the route I should have taken the day before.
...
Forum: Ride reports 08-22-2012, 12:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,125
Posted By OneBall
Another good breakfast and I head off to where I...

Another good breakfast and I head off to where I was intending to get to the day before but after getting the wrong ferry had a 100 mile detour. Scenary is much the same.
...
Forum: Ride reports 08-21-2012, 03:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,125
Posted By OneBall
I keep heading north on the 13 to Vangsnes, there...

I keep heading north on the 13 to Vangsnes, there are two ferries form here to opposite sides of the fjord, Hella and Dragsvik, as it turns out later, I took the wrong one.
...
Forum: Ride reports 08-21-2012, 03:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,125
Posted By OneBall
After another high calorie Norwegian breakfast,...

After another high calorie Norwegian breakfast, (I'm going to have to do some penance when I get back), I head north along the west coast of Sorfjorden.
...
Forum: Ride reports 08-20-2012, 12:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,125
Posted By OneBall
The following morning the weather didn't look too...

The following morning the weather didn't look too clever so whale foreskin time, I'm going for the middle aged German skier look.

http://oneball.smugmug.com/photos/i-zgFGWqK/0/XL/i-zgFGWqK-XL.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 08-18-2012, 02:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,938
Posted By OneBall
Great photos and write up, I really like the...

Great photos and write up, I really like the historical content.

I find it really intresting how the industrial age made a Corinthian Column in a completely different way to the Romans.
...
Forum: Ride reports 08-18-2012, 09:40 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,125
Posted By OneBall
The Corsas are a lot softer than the standard...

The Corsas are a lot softer than the standard Rossos, I've not tried Corsas in the wet but the tread pattern looks a bit iffy for anything but done dry conditions.
Forum: Ride reports 08-18-2012, 09:35 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,125
Posted By OneBall
Had a little struggle find the hotel in Tuddal,...

Had a little struggle find the hotel in Tuddal, Jon had booked, after a fair few miles on gravel roads, mainly due to being lost

http://oneball.smugmug.com/photos/i-3GRqxLr/0/L/i-3GRqxLr-L.jpg
...
Forum: Ride reports 08-18-2012, 08:58 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,125
Posted By OneBall
Cheers, Digger, it's a good looking bike isn't...

Cheers, Digger, it's a good looking bike isn't it, just different enough to stand out.

Katoom, I've got Pirelli Diablo Rossos on it (not Corsas), they work well in the dry and are really good in...
Forum: Ride reports 08-17-2012, 12:49 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,125
Posted By OneBall
Race Day

Unlike all the other triathlons I know, Norseman has no feed stations or organised support so it's down to the competitors family, friends or other idiots to to provide support, drinks, collect and...
Forum: Ride reports 08-16-2012, 02:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,040
Posted By OneBall
Looks like you had a great time, you managed a...

Looks like you had a great time, you managed a fair old distance :clap.

Only the Dutch would commit such an act of sacrilege as to put a caravan on the back of a Morgan :cry.
...
Forum: Ride reports 08-16-2012, 02:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,125
Posted By OneBall
1 Day till the Race

No, lost it long before that, but did buy a 690 after it was chopped off, always wanted it in a glass jar on my desk but wasn't allowed :lol3.


The following morning is swimming practice for...
Forum: Ride reports 08-16-2012, 01:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,125
Posted By OneBall
Hi Olorin, guess the difference is the one...

Hi Olorin, guess the difference is the one invoves women :wink:.
Forum: Ride reports 08-16-2012, 07:42 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,125
Posted By OneBall
Hi Wachs, the Great Basin works really well, you...

Hi Wachs, the Great Basin works really well, you can get everything you need for two weeks away in it, cooker, sleeping bag, mat, clothes, couple of books etc, etc, and just strap the tent to the...
Forum: Ride reports 08-15-2012, 01:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,125
Posted By OneBall
There are two hotels in Eidfjord, Jon was told...

There are two hotels in Eidfjord, Jon was told not to book the other on as it's by the quay and you often get boats parked outside your bedroom window.
...
Forum: Ride reports 08-15-2012, 01:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,125
Posted By OneBall
It's not too bad, although I get pressure pains...

It's not too bad, although I get pressure pains from the seat after a few hours, which is pretty much the same as every bike I've ever ridden. I always think manufacturer's seats are just an after...
Forum: Ride reports 08-14-2012, 11:17 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,125
Posted By OneBall
^ Cheers Kev. Didn't have a particularly...

^ Cheers Kev.

Didn't have a particularly good night's sleep, after being woken up by the noise of a tractor at 2am, presumably driven by a pissed farmer as it took him a million attempts to find...
Forum: Ride reports 08-13-2012, 11:48 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,125
Posted By OneBall
Hjorring, Denmark to Somewhere in Norway

Up the following morning to catch the lunchtime fast ferry to Kristiansand in Norway,

http://oneball.smugmug.com/photos/i-KDf2mfF/0/XL/i-KDf2mfF-XL.jpg

Despite leaving Germany behind...
Forum: Ride reports 08-12-2012, 05:59 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,125
Posted By OneBall
Flensburg, Germany to Hjorring, Denmark

Another exciting day of motorway riding, it gets better soon, honest.

Rest stops in Denmark are slightly better but it's still flat.
...
Forum: Ride reports 08-12-2012, 05:27 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,125
Posted By OneBall
Home to Flensberg, Germany

Well being pretty useless at updating stuff on the road, I've not posted anything and I'm back home now, so this is going to be a retrospective RR.

Left Worcester to get the overnight ferry from...
Forum: Ride reports 07-27-2012, 03:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,125
Posted By OneBall
Off To See The Norseman

One of the guys I did Ironman UK with last year is competing in the Norseman Triathlon next week, I've wanted to see Norway for a while and going along to give him some gentle ribbing for a day seems...
Forum: Ride reports 07-23-2012, 02:33 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,803
Posted By OneBall
I hope you went back for a refund, some of those...

I hope you went back for a refund, some of those guys look like they've been left out in the sun too long.

Did you feed the video into some sort of softwear to get the cine effect?
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2012, 04:50 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,803
Posted By OneBall
Spiffing :freaky, where did you manage to find...

Spiffing :freaky, where did you manage to find all those reprobates?
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2012, 03:51 PM
Replies: 562
Views: 185,761
Posted By OneBall
I don't think I've ever seen a self shot,...

I don't think I've ever seen a self shot, dropping the bike photo before, that's stonking :D.
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2012, 03:28 PM
Replies: 2,057
Views: 1,261,690
Posted By OneBall
The hula hooping bikini chick didn't encourage...

The hula hooping bikini chick didn't encourage you to buy a latte then?
Forum: EMEA 07-21-2012, 03:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 676
Posted By OneBall
There's a tarmaced road all the way to the dam....

There's a tarmaced road all the way to the dam. Just look on a map for the road from the dam itself and follow it back to the main road.
Forum: Ride reports 07-19-2012, 03:08 AM
Replies: 2,057
Views: 1,261,690
Posted By OneBall
Nice to see another couple of nutters. ...

Nice to see another couple of nutters.

Don't think there's ever a good balance between training and riding you always want to do more but there's never enough time.

I hardly did any trips on...
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