Feed aggregator

Re: Shock finding: cycling causes weight loss

CTC Forum - On the road - 20 August 2014 - 12:45pm
"It's not rocket science."

It's rocket salad.

Re: Fell off on a sort of tramline - advice please?

CTC Forum - On the road - 20 August 2014 - 12:28pm
IIRC, a change in road or path surface, such as an out-of-place paving slab or edge of a road workings, has to be greater than 1” for the local authority to place signage or repair it.

Road and path surface fluctuations of less than 1” is up to the individual to exercise ‘self care’.

Re: Stefan Abrutat's Tour Travel Blog

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 20 August 2014 - 12:15pm
That looks cracking, I was in North Wales earlier in the week with my trailer (same one).

Dave

Re: Fell off on a sort of tramline - advice please?

CTC Forum - On the road - 20 August 2014 - 12:02pm
sorry to hear about your accident but I would have thought that type of road repair is quite common? The first picture I cant see any tramline other just a break in the repair in direction of travel? Just your bad luck your tyre got caught in one. DO you look at the state of the road ahead? London roads are full of cracks and bad repairs worse than that & it is second nature to look ahead at the road. Out side a new building development near I live where the road had been just been resurfaced ( nice ) the builders had clearly needed to dig up the road to lay some thing or other and now in places there are deep dips where the patchs are sinking and are about the curvature of a wheel. ( very bad )

Re: Shock finding: cycling causes weight loss

CTC Forum - On the road - 20 August 2014 - 11:32am
Gosh! Who would have guessed it, exercise and diet help you lose weight, well there. Is that why all the 'car drivers' I 'interact!' With are fat?

Re: Stefan Abrutat's Tour Travel Blog

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 20 August 2014 - 11:01am
Those are some nice pictures and places you have visited. Wish I was there. I havent been able to get away this summer yet. Its good to know that those cheapo trailers can do the works and that the home made skewer is doing its job. I was fearful that the rod may break as it is not as strong as the originals. I was able to bend the ones I bought even though they were suposed to be hi tensile steel. They are also of course not as thick as original skewers as they are threaded all the way along. Any way good luck with the rest of your journey and I hope u get your BB fixed.

Re: Dealing with mosquitos

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 20 August 2014 - 10:55am
Sounds like a promising suggestion! Will try it this afternoon! I have often used ice to try and cool them as the bite often feels very hot to the touch but never thought to try heat before!

Re: Thames path

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 20 August 2014 - 10:50am
You didnt by chance take any pictures of the source? I wouds like to see them if u did. I agree from central london to dartford a nice ride. I have done it many times. from yuppy riverside rich dwellings to industiral heritage & the last bit before u get to dartford, grass sided track

Re: Help!

CTC Forum - On the road - 20 August 2014 - 10:45am
maff1977 wrote:yes, I'm afraid it's true; using a motorcar can cause you to become stupid and may cause you to be fat, blinkered and aggressive, or all of those combined. unnecessarily long 4x4 vehicles with names like 'destructor' may cause baldness and too tight polo shirt wearing.
Time for this again?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=p ... ZgiVicpZGk

Re: So it's the road that's dangerous, not the users ?!!

CTC Forum - On the road - 20 August 2014 - 10:41am
He told Macclesfield Magistrates' Court: "I was in full control until I hit the fence. I drove into the fence to avoid a collision."Er, that's why you were on the wrong side of the road was it?
You couldn't make it up....

Re: So it's the road that's dangerous, not the users ?!!

CTC Forum - On the road - 20 August 2014 - 10:35am
Utility companies should be held responsible for their "repairs" until the road is next resurfaced.

+1

Re: Shock finding: cycling causes weight loss

CTC Forum - On the road - 20 August 2014 - 10:26am
Someones been reading my post. viewtopic.php?f=15&t=83294&hilit=cycling+diet

Weight loss is now 2 stone 10lbs. 4lbs to go!

Al

ps Its not rocket science is it?

Re: Cyclist causes rail chaos

CTC Forum - On the road - 20 August 2014 - 10:20am
thirdcrank wrote:You say "we" but I don't recognise anybody in the picture. "We" do ourselves no favours if "we" stereotype ourselves. Put another way, there's little I can do as a cyclist to prevent delinquent behaviour like trespassing on the railway, no matter what mode of transport is used.

My "we" was used with ironical intent: I was imagining an anti-cyclist Telegraph reader fuming "typical cyclist" even though most cyclists clearly wouldn't venture onto a railway line.

Re: My first tour (I didn't make it)

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 20 August 2014 - 10:16am
Am thinking of doing it again Sunday the 31st but sticking to the coast road.

I had a look at maps online and can stay off the main road in parts and cycle along side on a B road and as you say there are some paths as well.

Dave

Re: Cyclist causes rail chaos

CTC Forum - On the road - 20 August 2014 - 10:11am
You say "we" but I don't recognise anybody in the picture. "We" do ourselves no favours if "we" stereotype ourselves. Put another way, there's little I can do as a cyclist to prevent delinquent behaviour like trespassing on the railway, no matter what mode of transport is used.

Re: Cyclist causes rail chaos

CTC Forum - On the road - 20 August 2014 - 10:06am
Possibly safer than cycling on London's roads, as he was in a highly regulated and safety conscious environment

Re: Cyclist causes rail chaos

CTC Forum - On the road - 20 August 2014 - 10:05am
Is that an example of an integrated transport network?

Cyclist causes rail chaos

CTC Forum - On the road - 20 August 2014 - 10:03am
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/ ... racks.html

Not content with getting in the way of motorists we're now delaying rail passengers.

Tour to the Continent during Aug Bank Hols wknd- thoughts?

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 20 August 2014 - 9:48am
Hi All,

Thinking about doing a mini tour during bank holiday weekend. Going to go with a simple Carradice saddle bag and stay in Airbnbs along the way. Thinking of:

Friday after 5p – cycle/train to Dover to Dunkerque overnight ferry
Saturday – Dunkerque to Bruges – overnight in Bruges
Sunday – Bruges to Rotterdam – overnight ferry from Hook of Holland to Harwich
Monday – Morning ride back down to London? Or Train?

If it’s possible to take these overnight ferries I’ll only have to book 1 night accommodation in Bruges. Wondering if anyone’s done these cities before, route suggestions, etc… hopefully it won’t be too cold… assume it may be windy as near the coast?!
Syndicate content

Archive

  • Patron: Her Majesty The Queen
  • President: Jon Snow
  • Chief Executive: Paul Tuohy
  • Cyclists' Touring Club (CTC): A company limited by guarantee, registered in England no.25185. Registered as a charity in England and Wales No 1147607 and in Scotland No SC042541

 

Terms and Conditions