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Re: Over confident cyclist - unbelievable luck!

CTC Forum - On the road - 16 hours 57 min ago
RiderInTheMist wrote:Postboxer wrote:Come on, own up! Surely it's someone off here creating a new profile just to pull our legs!
Yeah it's a wind up. I knew freeflow is up for a good laugh so I decided to bring some humour to the forum. Sorry freeflow, I don't have your bag

There's always one who thinks someone else's misfortune is an opportunity for some 'fun' ......

Re: Over confident cyclist - unbelievable luck!

CTC Forum - On the road - 31 January 2015 - 11:50pm
Yeah it's a wind up. I knew freeflow is up for a good laugh so I decided to bring some humour to the forum. Sorry freeflow, I don't have your bag

Probably the saddest act I've come across this year. I'm sure you had great fun taking advantage of someone else's misfortune.

Re: Garmin Tour mapping

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 31 January 2015 - 11:43pm
bobzeller wrote:I bought the Garmin Tour Plus unit and it came loaded with maps.

Thanks again for any advice as to how good the cycle routes are that you are given when you ask for a route from one place to another.

I don't think we have been very helpful, but try finding someone to be positive about the touring plus! This may be a bit more positive and may assist:

recently i cycled round the isle of wight 20th dec gale force 8 winds lol.. I used the touring plus with a pre planned route and turned off the auto calculate off route option, then used the zoom in and out to check i was roughly going the way I wanted. That worked out quite well..

I really wish I could give you some more positive advice/feedback but I am in the same boat as you!

Re: What I forgot to put in my saddlebag

CTC Forum - On the road - 31 January 2015 - 10:46pm
Elizabethsdad wrote:If it was .303 it must have been quite a while ago - if it was dropped by some squaddieIt was - IIRC this happened in the 1970s. I recognised the ammo from having played at soldiers in the school CCF not all that long before...

These days of course the thing to do would be not touch it and dial 999 on your mobile - armed response would then be with you in pretty short order.Sure - and doubtless I'd be spreadeagled on the side of the car whilst they went through my every particular... But you're right, I probably shouldn't have picked the clip up. Ah well, I was young in those days...

Re: Garmin Tour mapping

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 31 January 2015 - 10:40pm
I bought the Garmin Tour Plus unit and it came loaded with maps.

Thanks again for any advice as to how good the cycle routes are that you are given when you ask for a route from one place to another.

Re: What I forgot to put in my saddlebag

CTC Forum - On the road - 31 January 2015 - 10:27pm
Elizabethsdad wrote:If it was .303 it must have been quite a while ago - if it was dropped by some squaddie - since that hasn't been standard issue sine the move to FN Browning SLR using 7.62 NATO. Of course it might have a clip for a Lee Enfield rifle that was privately owned as I believe these were very popular with the hunting fraternity. These days of course the thing to do would be not touch it and dial 999 on your mobile - armed response would then be with you in pretty short order.
Why is it an emergency? A mag of rounds (ancient field find or otherwise) don't just randomly explode and harm people, they need matching weapons or extreme conditions to go off (in heat bullets don't 'fire' anyway which is just hollywood nonsense). In the case of just a magazine clip with ammo (which could well likely be blanks anyway) it would be a total waste of resources to call up any particular unit. Just pick it up using a glove/bag if you are afraid of putting your prints on it and hand it into the nearest station. They can then call the correct people to dispose of munitions live or otherwise.

Re: Name the landmark

CTC Forum - On the road - 31 January 2015 - 9:18pm
Beamsley Almshouses, at least that's what pops up on the screen when I hover the cursor over the picture .

Re: What I forgot to put in my saddlebag

CTC Forum - On the road - 31 January 2015 - 9:12pm
mercalia wrote: what next a sub machne gun just lying in the gutter or a hand grenade some one has been VERY careless

You couldn't make it up, well you could but you don't have to, cyclist finds machine gun .

Re: Name the landmark

CTC Forum - On the road - 31 January 2015 - 9:09pm
Think this was taken July/August last year (or was it 2013)

Re: Over confident cyclist - unbelievable luck!

CTC Forum - On the road - 31 January 2015 - 9:08pm
Hopes dashed.
Postboxer wrote:Surely it's someone off here creating a new profile just to pull our legs!
I'm sure admin or perhaps even the mods could look into that possibility if they felt it necessary.

Re: Neo Air Venture sleeping mat

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 31 January 2015 - 9:05pm
I got this one last year ( slightly different one from the same family I guess) and it was bliss. Such a difference for my old achy hips even compared to previous generation thermarests. I am worried about punctures though and did look after it a bit more than I normally would.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Thermarest-NeoAir-XLite-Mattress-Large/dp/B00AFCRH5O/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&qid=1422738174&sr=8-9&keywords=neoair

Re: Over confident cyclist - unbelievable luck!

CTC Forum - On the road - 31 January 2015 - 8:26pm
RiderInTheMist wrote:Postboxer wrote:Come on, own up! Surely it's someone off here creating a new profile just to pull our legs!
Yeah it's a wind up. I knew freeflow is up for a good laugh so I decided to bring some humour to the forum. Sorry freeflow, I don't have your bag

Re: Avenue Verte GPX route

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 31 January 2015 - 8:21pm
There is a gpx route for the English and French sections on Cycle.Travel. I haven't checked whether it matches the Sustrans route but as all the other routes are from the Sustrans range I would suspect that it is. Here is a link to the website:

http://cycle.travel/routes

Re: Over confident cyclist - unbelievable luck!

CTC Forum - On the road - 31 January 2015 - 8:21pm
Ah well... there's always a chance that someone on this forum is tramping about in the hills overlooking the Shenandoah river.....

Re: Over confident cyclist - unbelievable luck!

CTC Forum - On the road - 31 January 2015 - 8:05pm
Postboxer wrote:Come on, own up! Surely it's someone off here creating a new profile just to pull our legs!
Yeah it's a wind up. I knew freeflow is up for a good laugh so I decided to bring some humour to the forum. Sorry freeflow, I don't have your bag

Re: What I forgot to put in my saddlebag

CTC Forum - On the road - 31 January 2015 - 7:45pm
mercalia wrote:661-Pete wrote:It was a clip of live rifle ammunition - standard army issue.the Cop ... agreed with me that this scenario..., it was probably just a bit of lost property, like most things you find in the road.
it.

what next a sub machne gun just lying in the gutter or a hand grenade some one has been VERY careless
If it was .303 it must have been quite a while ago - if it was dropped by some squaddie - since that hasn't been standard issue sine the move to FN Browning SLR using 7.62 NATO. Of course it might have a clip for a Lee Enfield rifle that was privately owned as I believe these were very popular with the hunting fraternity. These days of course the thing to do would be not touch it and dial 999 on your mobile - armed response would then be with you in pretty short order.

Re: Over confident cyclist - unbelievable luck!

CTC Forum - On the road - 31 January 2015 - 7:25pm
Come on, own up! Surely it's someone off here creating a new profile just to pull our legs!

Re: Bordeaux to Narbonne

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 31 January 2015 - 7:21pm
Capture3.JPGI did it from the Med to the Atlantic 2013 and after heavy rain some of the track was very sticky. Although most of the time my full sus was overkill you can see why it made it more comfortable and inspired more confidence.

Re: Sky Ride

CTC Forum - On the road - 31 January 2015 - 7:20pm
ahhhh skyride...30+ people in a bad peloton weaving all over the place with a long line of tooting car drivers behind
Great fun, very sociable but I decided it was safer alone...

Re: Experience of La Vélodyssée/ Eurovelo 1

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 31 January 2015 - 7:07pm
Thanks Beekeeper,
I did it in July and found some less than perfect surfaces. Although full sus was overkill it was comfortable and helpful in the circumstances shown after heavy rain. This is my camping kit on the bike.Capture.JPG
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