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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

Re: What I forgot to put in my saddlebag

CTC Forum - On the road - 31 January 2015 - 7:03pm
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

Re: Over confident cyclist - unbelievable luck!

CTC Forum - On the road - 31 January 2015 - 5:25pm
reohn2 wrote:I think someone's have a laugh......
I hope not .

Re: Over confident cyclist - unbelievable luck!

CTC Forum - On the road - 31 January 2015 - 4:53pm
RiderInTheMist wrote:Been riding years and never had a puncture or a defect to my bike, mainly because I maintain it at the start and end of every ride.
I suffer several punctures a year. I'm not entirely sure what maintenance one does to avoid that. Are you chucking tyres away when they get just a few nicks in them? I couldn't persuade myself to chuck tyres away 20% into their life.

Re: Loch and Glens route plus a bit more ?

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 31 January 2015 - 4:42pm
I've done both North and South sections of the lochs and glens route. I thoroughly enjoyed both. Highlights in the south included glentrool forest offroad. Like all sustrans routes I use it as a basic guide and then adapt it to suit my cycling and timetable. The only bit I found a bit dull was the flat bit around Annan and Gretna North of the solway.

Re: S W Coast Path Dorset to Lyme.

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 31 January 2015 - 4:34pm
I've ridden the A35, and don't recall it being particularly desperate. If you're going to do more of the SWW than just the section from Eype to Chideock bear in mind that it's quite hilly too. Between Chideock and Charmouth the path goes over Golden cap, the highest point on the south coast, and the path is currently closed just to the east of Charmouth due to landslide.

Re: S W Coast Path Dorset to Lyme.

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 31 January 2015 - 3:35pm
You only have to ride about a mile of A35 at Chideock. The short section of the SWP between Eype and Seatown to avoid that is grassy and likely to be reasonably wheelable if it isn't too wet on the day.

Re: Signage concerns at a junction in Oxford.

CTC Forum - On the road - 31 January 2015 - 3:22pm
I know some other junctions that work well when the traffic lights break down. It's ironic really. Usually the reason they work badly with the lights is because some directions don't get enough time, a combination of lots of pedestrian time and traffic time inefficiently shared between the directions. But without the lights there is plenty of time for peds to cross between the cars when they will (as they do anyway), and traffic to proceed at its will. Clearly many junctions do need lights to share out the time between the directions, but there are many places where peds and traffic can share it themselves much better. There's a couple of junctions I know in Camden, which segregated cycle lanes and ped crossings at ajct, where they couldn't make it work with the lights and they finally took them out to great relief making it a normal cross roads with give ways and zebras, I wish they would be brave enough to do that more often.

S W Coast Path Dorset to Lyme.

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 31 January 2015 - 3:16pm
I am planning a modest tour with a few friends from Weymouth in August, down to and around Portland (viewing the Portland Stone quarries...), with a view to then continuing to Lyme, on the road: the B1357 from Wyke Regis nr Portland through Abbotsbury to West Bay.

Question is: I don't want to ride the main road (A35 into Lyme), has anyone taken the coast path into Lyme, not so concerned about it being rideable but is it walkable with the bike?

This ride is to commemorate a tour my late Father did in August 1945 when he was 16. He rode to Lyme in a day from Surrey with a friend on his F.W Evans tandem (his was a tour of the west country though).

Thanks in advance.

John.
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