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Re: proviz victim blaming advert

CTC Forum - On the road - 18 December 2014 - 10:51am
That was my first thought as well. Watching it again it looks like they've gone for a trendy desaturated look, which limits the colour gamut as the red is very weak throughout the video.

Re: Cycling to Axbridge from Bristol

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 18 December 2014 - 10:28am
Thanks for the replies.

I did look at Bath, but the extra distance (10 miles or so - 3x miles not 2x miles) was slightly more than I am comfortable with in half a day since my train will get in late morning and I have a do in the evening.

The Strawberry Line or alternative route looks good.

Ferdinand

Re: Jan to May Riding?

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 18 December 2014 - 10:08am
Hi,

Thanks for all the responses and apologises for the lack of activity in response. I have had a slight change of plan (new job has reduced the 6 month tour down to a single month before I start the new job):

I've now got the middle of January to the middle of February to 'play with.' So I am leaning towards Morocco as it seems to be fairly cheap, good weather for the time of year and a culture I've yet to explore.

Have any of the community toured Morocco previously? And if so, it would be amazing if they could help answer a few questions I have with regards to the trip:

1. Getting there? I'm thinking a flight straight into Tangier or Marrakech (depending on route) from London and boxing my bike up to re assemble on the other side. It would be great to here if anyone has done this, and if so, did they manage to locate a bike shop to nab a box from when needing to box the bike back up to go home? Ferry over to Spain, then train down south, then ferry over to Morocco is also an option, but looking to be a bit more expensive!?

2. Route? This is where the community could be a massive help. Any suggested circular routes for up to a couple of weeks would be ideal. I ride a standard Reynold 531 touring bike with no suspension and road wheels, so ideally the route would ride on roads and be committed to around 50-90 miles a day.

3. Any other tips you can offer?

As, always, thanking you all advance for your help.

Happy Riding!

Re: proviz victim blaming advert

CTC Forum - On the road - 18 December 2014 - 9:45am
It looked like they surpressed the cyclists rear light on the video (& the dark jacket) because it was terribly feint and enhanced the 'glow' on the jacket. I might report it to the ASA for false representation as it has clearly being altered to suit their agenda and clearly won't glow like that in any environ short of a direct all around beam of light projected on it..which a car headlights won't..
Absolutely disgraceful

Re: Cycling to Axbridge from Bristol

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 18 December 2014 - 8:22am
What redvee said, then ride west out of Axbridge to Cross and through small places to Loxton. It's slightly shorter if you head west from the sports fields in Winscombe but then you don't see Axbridge centre and it's worth seeing. NCN 33 Festival Way is mostly tarmac roads and paths with one section of gravel greenway, 26 Strawberry Line is limestone porridge which is OK on a hybrid but might be worth using nearby roads between Nye Road and Winscombe if the weather is poor.

Much as I love the coastal places, it's still a rather lumpy route and the A370 is the cyclable crossing of the Yeo nearest the coast (the M5 is more direct but we're not allowed on it) and it's a fairly horrible ride.

Re: TOURING 2015

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 18 December 2014 - 7:38am
mnichols wrote:honesty wrote:I'm looking at doing the route from Bangor to Chepstow and then carrying on to home in Taunton. 5 days B&Bing is the plan...
Is there a recommended route from Bangor to Chepstow?
I'm planning to do a lap of Wales on the May Bank Holiday, so this would help the route planning

The LLC has a branch that goes through Hay on Wye and on to Chepstow rather than going down to Cardiff

Re: TOURING 2015

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 18 December 2014 - 7:25am
Hi all, when I get back, I'm looking to possibly cycle the circumference of Britain then do a LEJOG & back JOGLE to finish.

Be interested to hear from anyone else who's done the entire coast, also looking at possibly adding Ireland, IOW, IOM, Gurnsey and Jersey.

Gary
www.longbikeride.co.uk

Re: 1980s Raleigh Esprit for tour of Italy?

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 18 December 2014 - 6:10am
Hobbs1951 wrote:Not sure what an ordinary cyclist is
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Re: 1980s Raleigh Esprit for tour of Italy?

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 18 December 2014 - 1:06am
I had an Esprit and quite enjoyed it for runs around the local area, but when I decided to venture into touring the frame flexed worryingly under a very modest load.

Re: Cycling to Axbridge from Bristol

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 17 December 2014 - 11:49pm
Get to Temple Meads then ride to Festival way, along the river. Ride Festival Way to Nailsea then pick up the Srawberry Line in Yatton to Axbridge and onwards.

Re: Touring in remote locations - advice please

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 17 December 2014 - 11:14pm
psmiffy wrote:mnichols wrote:mercalia wrote:
At the moment the worse we could do is through jam sandwiches at one another

Im not sure that the muzzle velocity of a jam sandwich is high enough for a throw and through

eh? I didnt write that?

Re: proviz victim blaming advert

CTC Forum - On the road - 17 December 2014 - 9:52pm
I was like the people who stop and tell me that I'm invisible. They normally get very confused when I ask who they are talking to...

Re: Touring in remote locations - advice please

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 17 December 2014 - 9:47pm
mnichols wrote:
At the moment the worse we could do is through jam sandwiches at one another

Im not sure that the muzzle velocity of a jam sandwich is high enough for a throw and through

Re: Cycling to Axbridge from Bristol

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 17 December 2014 - 9:41pm
Bristol has two train stations. Cycling out of either of them may not be great initially. Have you considered Bath, Bradford on Avon, Castle Cary or maybe Weymouth?

Re: Touring in remote locations - advice please

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 17 December 2014 - 9:25pm
mercalia wrote: I still think learn to fire a pistol and pack one preferably "make my day" type?

After our last trip together which was only 1 week and we had our own rooms, I'm not sure with us living in each others pockets for a month it's a good idea if any of us are armed!

At the moment the worse we could do is through jam sandwiches at one another

Re: Touring in remote locations - advice please

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 17 December 2014 - 8:38pm
Worth a read is Leo Woodlands blog of this route.

http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/cautionarytales

Quality writing. He is a published author on cycling going back decades pre internet.

Re: Bike lift...

CTC Forum - On the road - 17 December 2014 - 8:36pm
There is no "Health and Safety Brigade" - they're an invention of the Daily Mail.

Re: Touring in remote locations - advice please

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 17 December 2014 - 8:25pm
Sounds fabulous. Still much thinking but e to west say may, June, July might work well. If I get the timing right Mrhj could bring the kids out for a fortnight at the end ( by which time hopefully we'd be done) which would coincide with the start of the school hols. Thank you for the information. Lots of route reviewing to do in the next couple of years!

Re: proviz victim blaming advert

CTC Forum - On the road - 17 December 2014 - 8:09pm
I'm always surprised as a passenger by some of the comments I hear from who ever is driving. My favourite being, "Look at that pillock riding with no lights!"
Lights or not, said pillock was seen or he wouldn't have been mentioned.

Re: proviz victim blaming advert

CTC Forum - On the road - 17 December 2014 - 7:53pm
The local fell runners use the roads near us for winter evening training & one of them has a similar jacket - you can definitely see where he (I think it is a he but they are a mixed group) is when out in the car but I don't find it excessively bright as the level of reflectivity doen't seem to be quite as bright as some reflectives, there's just a lot of it.

Rick.
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