My new Dolan GXC bike came this week. Out of the blue, just in time for my trip to Scotland tomorrow. Yesterday I spent a few hours swapping wheels, rotors and saddles round getting my Dolan GXC and GXA ready for the trip and preparing my Ribble CGR to sell. I took the GXC for a quick spin. Felt great as it’s the same geometry as my GXA. It just needed a quick burp of the front brake to expel some air and tighten the brake up but seemed fine otherwise.
The GXC is now my official gravel bike for the trip and the GXA I’ve popped my (fat 33.3mm) road wheels/tyres on so I can do a road ride if I feel like it and it’s also a spare if I have a mechanical on the new one.
Meanwhile, the Ribble CGR has gone up for sale. I’ve put the brand new Mavic Allroad wheels and Conti tyres on it + the new saddle. I’ve also included the original Mavic Aksium wheels, Schwalbe CX Comp tyres, the original Shimano 105 chainset, the original Ribble Level bars and a set of full mudguards. A nice package for someone wanting a Gravel & Road bike combo.
Today I’ve spent some time cleaning and checking my bikes, packing and I’ve plotted (actually nicked off Komoot) my first route which I plan to do on Sunday but take my time. It has a bit of everything. Lochs, forests, views and climbs. Can’t wait.
The Cottage owners have been in touch today to confirm. I need to arrive after 4pm so no rush tomorrow. I’m looking at 6hrs on the road with a stop. 330 miles but worth it I hope.
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Bike looks great 👌 Have fun 🙂