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Stablemate

Postby mkCX » Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:44 pm

Picked up a stablemate for the CX in London yesterday, spent the day riding back to Glasgow. Wasn't much fun in the rain for the first 150 odd miles but worth the trip.

Looks a bit like an overweight pidgeon but it's mega comfy, handles great and has a decent amount of poke. Reckon I'm going to enjoy it - my first four cylinder (v4).

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Re: Stablemate

Postby yoda » Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:58 pm

Very nice, well wear, enjoy :D
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Re: Stablemate

Postby ericry » Mon Apr 30, 2018 1:38 pm

Nice, good luck with it.

What kind of MPG did you get on the run up ?

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Re: Stablemate

Postby mkCX » Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:24 pm

ericry wrote:Nice, good luck with it.

What kind of MPG did you get on the run up ?

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Didn't really pay attention, but probably not great as I really pegged it up the road. They're not really known for their economy.
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Re: Stablemate

Postby BrendanO » Thu May 03, 2018 11:46 pm

That does look a VERY COMFY seat!!
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Re: Stablemate

Postby PB » Mon Jun 25, 2018 5:05 pm

"over weight pidgeon" :lol: :lol: :lol:
I see what you mean :lol: Nice looking ride though
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Re: Stablemate

Postby Marty » Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:38 am

Is that the VFR1200 ?

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Re: Stablemate

Postby mkCX » Tue Jun 26, 2018 3:19 pm

Marty wrote:Is that the VFR1200 ?

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No,VFR800X crossrunner.

I took it up to Skye for an overnighter yesterday, came back today. Superb machine. Comfy, quick, nimble and stable. I feel I've bonded with it now after that trip, it was perfect for it.
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Re: Stablemate

Postby ericry » Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:11 am

What kind of MPG are you getting ?

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Re: Stablemate

Postby mkCX » Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:00 pm

ericry wrote:What kind of MPG are you getting ?

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Not the best considering it's an 800. About 45mpg, but that's a fair bit of ragging about town, two up and generally making progress on open roads.

I took it up to Skye Monday into Tuesday. Performed brilliantly, really well suited to my riding.

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Re: Stablemate

Postby BrendanO » Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:40 am

Looks good Mark! Has it been too dry fir midges?

Nice to see Trangia too; sign of class.
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Re: Stablemate

Postby mkCX » Sun Jul 01, 2018 11:06 pm

I suspect it may have been. There were a few but not the clouds you sometimes get.

I love my trangia, it's a cracking bit of kit. Works so well. Takes up a bit more space than my msr pocket rocket and the pan or lives in but the trangia is more flexible.

I just bought a new tent for our return next weekend - MSR Elixir 2. Looking forward to giving it a go.

Took the CX down to the Ayr classic show yesterday where there was an absolutely mint Eurosport. Really lovely restoration. Also met a bloke on a GL there.

Had the crossrunner out to the Mull of Galloway today with Cat on the back too. We were with a friend from work and his girlfriend, on an identical crossrunner. Great run but my arse is getting a bit sore from all this time I'm spending on the bikes!
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Re: Stablemate

Postby ericry » Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:52 am

MSR Elixir 2 is a nice tent - enjoy !

Enjoy !

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Re: Stablemate

Postby victor » Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:12 am

A man after my own heart.
Skye, tent, trangia and bike.
What more could a man ask for ( beer).

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Re: Stablemate

Postby mkCX » Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:03 am

victor wrote:A man after my own heart.
Skye, tent, trangia and bike.
What more could a man ask for ( beer).

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Covered that base with too, and a little Talisker!
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