Keep your mule well hydrated

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Remember to keep your mule hydrated.

First time we went as a whole family, for a bike trip to France for 5 days. Despite keeping fingers crossed, weather was mixed, so we really had a chance to experience everything. Sat – dense fog, Sun,Mon – a bit windy but sunny mostly (we done two “stages”), Tue – bloody windy! plus heavy rain, Wed – relatively calm but low clouds with a bit of drizzle. Because of that, we tested all gear we had. Boys and my better half made absolutely brilliant, riding on Monday (fully loaded) 72km. Nice people met, 3 museums visited, couple of bottles emptied. Memories on SD cards, and more importantly, inside us.

Stay tuned for more pics and keep them rolling.

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3 pics, 30 pence, 5 minutes

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5 minute, 30 pence, solution in 3 pictures, for notorious problem we had on recent trip to France

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corkscrew picked up from carboot sale – 30 pence

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pin has been drilled and the only interesting part removed – 5 minute job

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combined with 3mm Allen key from multitool hopefully will save some faff dealing with wine

 

100% accurate forecast

The forecast for bank holiday weekend was riding with a bit of drinking and was 100% accurate! C.a. 300km covered in France, sun, tailwind, cheap wine and beer. Back to reality.

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Making Your Own Carbohydrate Gels

Good one from All Season Cyclist. Perfectly fit frugal zone. Big thumbs up!

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Last a fall I was out on a long bike ride with a friend of mine when he asked me how much money I spent a month on the carbohydrate gels I use. It was a question I really hadn’t thought much about before, but after doing a few quick calculations in my head I was shocked. Most of the carbohydrate gels I use are organic (a word usually synonymous with expensive), and during most of the year I go through 30 packs a week which comes out to $180 a month (I am so glad my wife never looks at the American Express statements). After I got home I decided to see if I could find a way to cut my expenses by creating my own carb gels, and at the end of this article you will find a few recipes…

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