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Re: Name the landmark

CTC Forum - On the road - 18 April 2014 - 10:39pm
Mistik-ka wrote:No photograph, but can anyone identify this historic landmark pub by the behaviour of the unforgettable lady (well, female) publican, who referred to Mrs. M. and me in a loud and matey voice, as "the two old mother….ers on the tandem"?

If no takers, I'll try to post a photograph (of the building) tomorrow.

Tan Hill.

Re: Question: Grand Union Canal London (Southall)

CTC Forum - On the road - 18 April 2014 - 8:30pm
Richard Fairhurst wrote:The GU towpath surface in London isn't too bad, and these sections are much less busy than the Regent's Canal which is the one most people know.

That said, I wouldn't be entirely sure that the canal is the best choice for your route. The one you're crossing at Greenford is the GU Paddington Arm, while that at Hanwell is the GU Main Line. Going from one to the other by canal you have to head out to Bull's Bridge (Hayes), which isn't necessarily the most direct route.

Surface "not too bad" depending on how much rain there has been. Thereabouts I took an unexpected dip in the canal after getting stuck in/ released from mud.

Re: Name the landmark

CTC Forum - On the road - 18 April 2014 - 8:08pm
Si wrote:JamesE wrote:ferrit worrier wrote:Stockport viaduct, correct the loco definitely not the Flying Scotsman, your observation about the nameplate over the centre driving wheel would be correct for that loco, a clue this one is from the LMS
Ah well in that case it must be a Duchess class, no? And the Duchess of Sutherland appears to be wearing green this season…

<Geek> Duchesses were of the Coronation Class</Geek>

And if they've repainted DoS in BR green then I'm going to have to give someone a slap.

Sorry Si I haven't got one in Crimson Lake
but here's a nice one in lined Black, must keep an eye out for her this summer ten I'll oblige the railway chaps with a nice pic

IMG_0057.jpg

Re: Name the landmark

CTC Forum - On the road - 18 April 2014 - 7:54pm
JamesE wrote:ferrit worrier wrote:Stockport viaduct, correct the loco definitely not the Flying Scotsman, your observation about the nameplate over the centre driving wheel would be correct for that loco, a clue this one is from the LMS
Ah well in that case it must be a Duchess class, no? And the Duchess of Sutherland appears to be wearing green this season…

46233.12.jpg

and such a nice shade too . Spot on

Re: Name the landmark

CTC Forum - On the road - 18 April 2014 - 7:53pm
Si wrote:And if they've repainted DoS in BR green then I'm going to have to give someone a slap.
From the link I posted in my earlier edit
Wikipedia wrote:On 3 March 2012, now renumbered 46233 was rolled out in "authentic (Brunswick) green" livery, as used by British Railways during the early 1950s, at the Midland Railway - Butterley following her major overhaul.[1][2]

It is planned for her to remain in her BR Green livery till the end of 2014 when she will be repainted into her more recognized livery of LMS Crimson Lake for her 2015 mainline season.
You'd better be going to find the person you need to slap!

Rick.

Re: Name the landmark

CTC Forum - On the road - 18 April 2014 - 7:52pm
No photograph, but can anyone identify this historic landmark pub by the behaviour of the unforgettable lady (well, female) publican, who referred to Mrs. M. and me in a loud and matey voice, as "the two old mother….ers on the tandem"?

If no takers, I'll try to post a photograph (of the building) tomorrow.

Re: Name the landmark

CTC Forum - On the road - 18 April 2014 - 7:49pm
JamesE wrote:ferrit worrier wrote:Stockport viaduct, correct the loco definitely not the Flying Scotsman, your observation about the nameplate over the centre driving wheel would be correct for that loco, a clue this one is from the LMS
Ah well in that case it must be a Duchess class, no? And the Duchess of Sutherland appears to be wearing green this season…

<Geek> Duchesses were of the Coronation Class</Geek>

And if they've repainted DoS in BR green then I'm going to have to give someone a slap.

Re: Stage start or finish: which is best?

CTC Forum - Racing - 18 April 2014 - 7:27pm
Cunobelin wrote:I have found that finding a corner in a less busy area gives better photo opportunities, the riders have to slow down allowing some good opportunities if you have a camera with multiple fast image option
Set your camera's rapid fire going, then look up. I had a near miss at a pro race a few years ago when I underestimated how far over they'd lean around the corner. Makes even aggressive amateur racers look chicken!

Anyone know if the stadium finish in Sheffield will be ticketed?

Re: Tour de France

CTC Forum - Racing - 18 April 2014 - 7:23pm
RT road.cc @roadcc
Planning on takingbike on train to go watch Tour de France? Forget it, says ATOC: http://road.cc/117005

Re: Name the landmark

CTC Forum - On the road - 18 April 2014 - 7:12pm
ferrit worrier wrote:Stockport viaduct, correct the loco definitely not the Flying Scotsman, your observation about the nameplate over the centre driving wheel would be correct for that loco, a clue this one is from the LMS
Ah well in that case it must be a Duchess class, no? And the Duchess of Sutherland appears to be wearing green this season…

Re: Shimano SPD Sandals - size question

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 18 April 2014 - 6:43pm
Just noticed your ebay link is the Tredz ebay shop.. so same thing (except they seem to have size 45 too)..

Re: Name the landmark

CTC Forum - On the road - 18 April 2014 - 6:42pm
RickH wrote:ferrit worrier wrote:Ok Which Viaduct, and name the loco

IMG_0004.jpg


The viaduct looks like the main line through Stockport. Not sure about the loco - immediate reaction is large green engine = Flying Scotsman but I've not convinced myself that it actually is as the nameplate is usually (always?) on the middle wheel arch & this one appears to have its name on the side of the boiler.

Rick,.

Stockport viaduct, correct the loco definitely not the Flying Scotsman, your observation about the nameplate over the centre driving wheel would be correct for that loco, a clue this one is from the LMS

http://www.transportheritage.com/find-h ... obi2Id=201

If you look at the link the photo was taken from the top of the building that the "Balloon" marker is covering

Re: Shimano SPD Sandals - size question

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 18 April 2014 - 6:39pm
I actually tried these Lake sandals as well, in size 47 you can still get them on Tredz (easy returns) for the same discount price http://www.tredz.co.uk/.Lake-I-O-SPD-Cy ... _69134.htm

They were pretty decent but I just thought they would have easily got hot and sweaty in hot/humid conditions compared to the open toe Shimano sandals. The Shimano ones are also a lot easier to wash as there is less material to dry.

Re: Name the landmark

CTC Forum - On the road - 18 April 2014 - 6:29pm
ferrit worrier wrote:Ok Which Viaduct, and name the loco

IMG_0004.jpg


The viaduct looks like the main line through Stockport. Not sure about the loco - immediate reaction is large green engine = Flying Scotsman but I've not convinced myself that it actually is as the nameplate is usually (always?) on the middle wheel arch & this one appears to have its name on the side of the boiler.

Rick.

Edited to add: my next guess on the loco is the Duchess of Sutherland

Watching t'tour

CTC Forum - Racing - 18 April 2014 - 6:08pm
I'm thinking of cycling over to Hawes to watch stage 1. It's about 2-3h ride from here. The caravan passes around midday. Anyone like to hazard a guess how early to arrive? Also are the road closures not on the actual route total, or can we expect to ride on them?

Re: Tour of Britain

CTC Forum - Racing - 18 April 2014 - 5:40pm
Stages usually finish between around 4 pm, so should be all done and dusted by 5 pm at the latest.

Re: Shimano SPD Sandals - size question

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 18 April 2014 - 5:18pm
I have no idea how good these are and have not used the seller but seemed the best place to post it:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lake-I-O-SPD- ... 1189895759

Big feet only.

Re: Parking in Cardiff for Lon LAs Cymru De

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 18 April 2014 - 4:26pm
It is a little bit 'inner city' but you can often park around De Burgh Street/Despenser Gardens area which is very handy for the city centre and Bute Park/Taff Trail. Alternatively, you may wish to park on one of the residential streets in the north of Penarth. You can park within a few hundred yards of the Cardiff Bay barrage there for free. Admittedly, that is the 'wrong' side of the barrage but it is a pleasant cycle.

Re: Name the landmark

CTC Forum - On the road - 18 April 2014 - 3:55pm
I've been racking my brains over Micks picture, ..... Launceston Castle?
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