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Re: Help ! Lardy moron encounter

CTC Forum - On the road - 19 August 2014 - 8:50am
I stand by my original comment. We sometimes agonise about what's going on in a motorists mind but I think the true answer is nothing. It's no use asking what they're thinking 'cos they aren't thinking.

Re: Help ! Lardy moron encounter

CTC Forum - On the road - 18 August 2014 - 10:53pm
Seems a pretty normal day out to me .

Re: who will ride Vuelta a Espana 2014

CTC Forum - Racing - 18 August 2014 - 10:36pm
not sure how accurate that site is as i'm pretty certain Cav isn't riding

Re: Budapest to Black Sea...EV6

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 18 August 2014 - 10:08pm
Hi, Yes I did this route from Atlantic to Black sea earlier this summer, I also rode to Varna from Constanta. I mostly camped with a few rooms thrown in. I do Recommend varnacampsite .com. Run by A British couple in Varna. Pm me for more details. Good luck.

Re: Eventful ride last night

CTC Forum - On the road - 18 August 2014 - 9:46pm
Those lasers can be quite lethal.

I was down in Plymouth last week watching the national firework championships and a couple of people had them on the hills opposite to us, they were easily able to shine them onto buildings behind us, must have been half a mile distance between us and them.

Re: who will ride Vuelta a Espana 2014

CTC Forum - Racing - 18 August 2014 - 8:57pm
Riders and teams =
http://www.cyclingstage.com/vuelta-2014 ... pain-2014/

Last minute changes may take place of course.

Barring accidents it could be a top tour.

Re: Do I need front panniers for touring?

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 18 August 2014 - 8:50pm
I agree with the above but would suggest a bar bag if you don't already use one, not for balance but to keep valuables to hand. Quickly detached so that you can take it with you

Re: Eventful ride last night

CTC Forum - On the road - 18 August 2014 - 8:47pm
Dont worry about the rabbit. They're a hardy animal. And anyway they're vermin to a lot of land owners, farmers and gardeners.

Re: Ten Bike Touring Convoy!

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 18 August 2014 - 8:46pm
Or did I spot some different panniers at the end?

Re: Ten Bike Touring Convoy!

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 18 August 2014 - 8:45pm
That's cool.

Ortlieb could use that for marketing too!

Re: First Tour

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 18 August 2014 - 8:41pm
I don't think anyone that cycles would see this as a failure, but would all see it as part of the learning process. Give yourself credit for going out there and giving it a go.

The only way to never fail is to never try, never push yourself, never challenge yourself and never try anything new. The most successful people that I know fail more than everyone else, but they accept this is part of the process. They learn, as you have done and having learned move on, as you are.

On a personal level, i like to do things with a high chance of failure at the point that I decide to do it, and that I have to up my game to achieve. That way I'm always growing but I sometimes fail. I then try again. I give myself credit for trying rather focus on the outcome

On a pratical note, I once cycled 1000 miles in non stop rain and the Endurra Stealth Jacket kept me dry. Its too warm for summer so when the weather warms up I use a Gore Jacket which is also excellent. That said I've never found a way of keeping my feet dry so I just try to keep them warm, and make sure the water can drain and that they dry quickly

Re: Help!

CTC Forum - On the road - 18 August 2014 - 8:38pm
Stringing five words together in row, nope don't think so, way too much effort, would cause the brain to explode. What got me was that they could see the tanker just the same as I could, even had hazmat stripes across the back, so much for the benefits of fluorescent colours!!!

Re: Help!

CTC Forum - On the road - 18 August 2014 - 8:21pm
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Something like that, perhaps?

Re: Do I need front panniers for touring?

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 18 August 2014 - 7:44pm
Well done if you're going to do 6 months on 13kg of kit. I'm happy to do a couple of weeks with that much kit but would start adding extra comfort on anything longer.
if you set off with two and then start adding kit you might find yourself stuck for somewhere to put it. Unless speed is high on your list of priorities, I'd consider taking the extra capacity to use if you need it.

Re: Way of the Roses coast to Coast

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 18 August 2014 - 7:40pm
Pair of flip flops or plimsolls.
cycle shoes
2 prs cycle shorts and some camping wash liquid (or 3 pairs).
spare inner tube and puncture kit, pump
2 pairs of socks: one on bike, may get wet, dry one for evening.
2 Pairs of boxers one to wash one to wear
evening trousers , somrthing light like outdoor walking trousers
2 cycle tops, one to wear in evening, or one top and a t shirt
waterproof jacket.
washing kit
That's the minimum I'd take. You may get rain all day so you need dry stuff for evening, and hygiene down below prevents saddle soreness problems so I'd not wear shorts for more than 2 days.

Extras to consider
It's spring : gloves, waterproof overtrousers, jumper.

Re: Ten Bike Touring Convoy!

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 18 August 2014 - 7:19pm
I'm right on your tail! Trying to catch up with the Manchester Lads.

Completed the 2025m two days ago and today I got to Tbilisi. That road was HORRENDOUS!!

Re: who will ride Vuelta a Espana 2014

CTC Forum - Racing - 18 August 2014 - 7:09pm
Froome and Quintana will both be riding which should make for some great mountain stages, perhaps the highlight of the year? Contador now is going to ride even after that nasty injury in TdeF

Re: First EVER Tour! (and I'm going RTW)

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 18 August 2014 - 6:36pm
Hi Everyone,

It's been a tough week crossing the mountains of Georgia after a few weeks baking in Turkey.

I am thrilled to be able to say that JamesVsWorld has now had over 10,000 hits! This is largely thanks to you guys and I wanted to say thank you for supporting me and supporting JamesVsWorld.

I have just posed a VIDEO SPECIAL blog to say thank you and give you a taste of some of the videos I have made on this trip, over 8 hours in total!

Check it out at http://jamesvsworld.com/2014/08/18/1000 ... o-special/

Also, on Wednesday will be my belated post on Albania (Of Wolves and Wild Camping), and Istanbul and Georgia shouldn't be too far behind.

dakari-mane wrote: Woah dude, pony news on the Iran Visa.

So you gotta go round then. To the north is the way that I've seen most people do it, Kazakhstan & China. Can you even go round to the south? Greece, Crete, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, UAE & a ferry to Pakistan, is that even doable?

All the best finding another route!

Thanks dakari,

I was gutted about Iran. I even went to the consulate in Trabzon, Turkey, in person. Unlike the Germans, Dutch and Moroccan people I was queuing with, I wasn't even allowed in the door. I was turned away after the guard saw my passport.

I decided to take the most commonly travelled route, across Turkey to Georgia and Azerbaijan and then a ferry to Kazakstan and Uzbekistan. My plans get a little hazy after that.

Re: Help!

CTC Forum - On the road - 18 August 2014 - 6:29pm
Assume or! morbidly obese blob, no way of knowing!!

Re: Round the World Tour at 61

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 18 August 2014 - 5:47pm
You could always try a tour around the coast of Britain first, over about three to four months and see how you get on?

Pack in work anyway and have some 'me' time if it's getting you down- if things don't work out you can always try something else. You won't get a second chance: perhaps you just need some head or heart advice?

Good luck, whatever you decide!
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