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Re: 10,000 miles in a year finally

CTC Forum - On the road - 1 hour 33 min ago
Hi,
I have come to the conclusion that a field and a hard standing with a caravan is looking atractive

Re: Front racks

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 1 hour 58 min ago
You could look at the thule pack and pedal. Or old man moutain racks. If you can find a deal they will be worth a look

Re: Awful, awful cycling and I feel totally incensed

CTC Forum - On the road - 2 hours 6 min ago
Wish I still had access to an accelerometer - would make for a bit of informative fun if nothing else & get you away from that traffic.

Re: Sad Christmas in Peterborough...

CTC Forum - On the road - 2 hours 7 min ago
Really sad. Condolences.

Re: Awful, awful cycling and I feel totally incensed

CTC Forum - On the road - 2 hours 14 min ago
julianm wrote:a bike accelerates much quicker than a car from standstill... - well there are plenty of drivers around that are playing with their phone while they sit at the lights, or can`t find the handbrake or 1st, or are just dozy, or even asleep but I wouldn`t rely on that myself, even if I had Hoy`s thighs.

You don't need Hoy's thighs or dozy motorists. By the time they have let the clutch out and got the car moving most people on bikes will be well ahead of them. I usually expect to clear a junction before the first car but thereafter they have the advantage on me.

Re: Awful, awful cycling and I feel totally incensed

CTC Forum - On the road - 2 hours 24 min ago
a bike accelerates much quicker than a car from standstill... - well there are plenty of drivers around that are playing with their phone while they sit at the lights, or can`t find the handbrake or 1st, or are just dozy, or even asleep but I wouldn`t rely on that myself, even if I had Hoy`s thighs.

Re: Front racks

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 2 hours 42 min ago
yep that might work!

Re: Front racks

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 2 hours 48 min ago
How about this - it's a bit cheaper:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vavert-Low-Ri ... 1c37c5342f

I got this for my touring bike and it's great. I do have front fork mounts but they supply brackets if you don't.

Re: Front racks

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 3 hours 6 min ago
yeah just like that! not entirely sure i have £80 for it though haha

Re: 10,000 miles in a year finally

CTC Forum - On the road - 3 hours 10 min ago
Mick F wrote:eileithyia wrote:............... cycling always come first, other commitments such as housework and decorating second.

Yes, that's the way I've done it these past ten years or more, to the detriment of other things.

My plan for 2015 is to not cycle so often, but paint the outside of the house, get on top of the gardening, and do a bit more housework. Instead of cycling four or five times a week, I'm going to cut down to twice a week and probably do more miles per ride.

Nooooo don't do it, life's too short... No one has on their headstone, 'he had a perfect garden and well painted house'

Re: 10,000 miles in a year finally

CTC Forum - On the road - 4 hours 15 min ago
Hi,
Mick F wrote:eileithyia wrote:............... cycling always come first, other commitments such as housework and decorating second.

Yes, that's the way I've done it these past ten years or more, to the detriment of other things.

My plan for 2015 is to not cycle so often, but paint the outside of the house, get on top of the gardening, and do a bit more housework. Instead of cycling four or five times a week, I'm going to cut down to twice a week and probably do more miles per ride.
NO.......................Don't do it ....................................three times a week, go out and up the pace, works for me.
Shorter rides will keep you fitter, unless you aim is to cycle all day for two days instead of three where you spent the rest of the day getting over your ride
Shorter rides of two to three hours at a higher work load are better than longer rides at a purely aerobic level, you can always add weight instead of turning the pedals faster Or are you just cycling to avoid something / someone else................ ............

Re: North to south of france ?

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 4 hours 43 min ago
Hang on till the summer?

Or try NZ or OZ at this time of year?

Re: Awful, awful cycling and I feel totally incensed

CTC Forum - On the road - 4 hours 49 min ago
Just to clarify i was moving already and had to brake suddenly as the rider cut right across from the right turn only lane, there is no room to filter on the right of the straight on lane and to do so just means you'd still have to cut across the front of the vehicles in front, given the lights had already gone green his actions were tantamount to suicide/recklessness.
It is pretty clear from the road layout that the filtering is from the left of the central lane to reach the ASL and had he done this it would have being obvious his intention to go straight on and there would be no conflict.
How you can't see the problem of a cyclist approaching from a right turn only lane (having already cut in front of another motorist) and them cutting a 90 degree left in front of an already moving car to reach the left side of that lane when just filtering on the left where all the space is, is beyond me.

Front racks

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 5 hours 7 min ago
Hello I am looking for a front rack for my bike, trying to get some of the weight off the rear and spread it better.
however, i do not have any mounts on my forks. does anyone know of a rack i might be able to fit using the wheel axle or something?

Re: 10,000 miles in a year finally

CTC Forum - On the road - 5 hours 32 min ago
eileithyia wrote:............... cycling always come first, other commitments such as housework and decorating second.

Yes, that's the way I've done it these past ten years or more, to the detriment of other things.

My plan for 2015 is to not cycle so often, but paint the outside of the house, get on top of the gardening, and do a bit more housework. Instead of cycling four or five times a week, I'm going to cut down to twice a week and probably do more miles per ride.

Re: 10,000 miles in a year finally

CTC Forum - On the road - 5 hours 46 min ago
NATURAL ANKLING wrote:Hi,
Mick F wrote:I feel such a wimp.
4,470miles.

I'll do the "final" 30miles by the end of the year, though snow is forecast for later today ...........
Don't say that
I've probably just broken 4000 but its how you do it and what for, that matters, to me any way.
Everyone enjoys long day rides in the sun with good scenery good company and a café or two / pub.

But we all have commitments that need to be done....................first..................unless you employ a slave

Depends on how your life is organised, taking up cycling at a formatitive point in my adult life, cycling always come first, other commitments such as housework and decorating second.

Re: North to south of france ?

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 6 hours 7 min ago
andygriff wrote:If you're determined to go check out the ACSI website. This is a Dutch firm that details off season campsites so you may be able to link up a few. I agree that weather and lack of daylight will be a problem though and the coast is bordering the Bay of Biscay.

or

http://www.camping-municipal.org/campings-ouverts-toute-l-annee.htm

Re: Sad Christmas in Peterborough...

CTC Forum - On the road - 7 hours 9 min ago
Very sad condolences to family and friends
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