fatoldman

  • fatoldman commented on the post, A Bluffer’s Guide to Cyclocross, on the site grit.cx 1 week ago

    Excellent piece. A few years ago at the age of 59 I did my first cyclocross race. I came in a creditable last place(retired). Cyclocross gets you, your bike, and everything else very muddy, on the whole it is best […]

  • fatoldman commented on the post, Cheating Suffering, on the site grit.cx 4 weeks ago

    Well done, Hannah, great write up and great achievement. I suspect you got round on the basis of a lifetime of fitness and riding and running, and maybe tribal memories of past long rides. No cheating, not just […]

  • fatoldman commented on the post, Dirty Reiver: Dust And Sunburn, on the site grit.cx 1 month ago

    Well done, Hannah, good work. Looking forward to reading a longer and more detailed report when you are rested.

  • fatoldman commented on the post, Kit Check: Dirty Reiver, on the site grit.cx 1 month ago

    Good luck Hannah: Now remember the official guidance for long distance cyclists. 1. You can never eat too much cake. 2. The wise rider pisses when she can, the foolish rider pisses when she has to. 3. Never assume […]

  • fatoldman commented on the post, First Look: NS RAG+, on the site grit.cx 2 months ago

    Thank you for the message/email. I shall look out for the review, alas I am very busy over the next couple of weeks so not able to come for a closer look.

  • fatoldman commented on the post, First Look: NS RAG+, on the site grit.cx 2 months ago

    Does this bike take pannier racks? My touring bike with 35mm wide tyres caused me difficulty on some of the tracks on my last two Iceland trips. I need something that will take 50mm tyres, and preferably racks for […]

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  • fatoldman commented on the post, Changes to grit.cx For 2017, on the site grit.cx 4 months ago

    I suspect this has not been an easy decision and I hope it works out. While I love paper publications I have got a whole lot more used to using websites (thanks to Singletrack and UKClimbing). I shall wait […]

  • fatoldman started the topic What bike shall I buy? in the forum Chat 11 months ago

    I have recently subscribed following receipt of issue 008 which came with my subscription issue of Singletrack. I have been struck by the broad spectrum of usefulness of cyclocross bikes, and am thinking of buying one. Now, I have 5 bikes, and other than a £1300 touring bike, most of my bikes have traditionally been at around the £700 price r…[Read more]

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