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Re: Name the landmark

CTC Forum - On the road - 30 January 2015 - 12:05am
pete75 wrote:This folks? Or should it be these?




That one is obscure as my #4 Lavender Garden ( that was a hint, but where?)

Yours look like chess pieces? I did a google and couldnt find them?

Re: What I forgot to put in my saddlebag

CTC Forum - On the road - 29 January 2015 - 11:25pm
freeflow wrote:House keys and money always go in my back pocket.
I don't have secure pockets. But I get stupidly paranoid about having a key on a string around my neck. It's never happened but I could imagine the key adopting a nasty position as I fall towards the ground and inflicting a nasty injury. Same when sailing; after a capsize on re-boarding I can imagine the key swinging to a rather nasty angle and inflicting a nasty injury as I land on the deck (dinghy sailing). Maybe I'm too paranoid.

Ian

Re: What I forgot to put in my saddlebag

CTC Forum - On the road - 29 January 2015 - 11:14pm
The cop shop doesn't take lost gear anymore I don't think?

Re: What I forgot to put in my saddlebag

CTC Forum - On the road - 29 January 2015 - 10:36pm
and it's not easy removing the front wheel of a car

Re: LLC and Wales Questions

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 29 January 2015 - 10:05pm
mcallaghan wrote:I think the only difference is that I extended down the cycle route through the forest at the southern most point...onto the 'Lon Las Cerfni' route.

Newborough forest is worth a detour and if you fancy a walk, Llanddwyn Island (the bit sticking out SW from the forest) is nice with great views of Snowdonia.

Re: Eurovelo route 15 - please comment on our plans!

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 29 January 2015 - 9:53pm
I'll be watching this post too. Thinking of flying to cologne, then rising north to Arnhem or further before getting ferry home as only have less than a week. Any advice re cycling out of the airport would be appreciated!

Re: Name the landmark

CTC Forum - On the road - 29 January 2015 - 9:21pm
This folks? Or should it be these?


Re: LLC and Wales Questions

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 29 January 2015 - 8:51pm
Vorpal wrote:I haven't been to Conwy Castle, but often at places like that, it's okay to leave panniers with reception.

Yes, my bike has been locked up inside several castles. Just talk nicely to the staff. The hill near Conwy castle is ferocious!

Re: LLC and Wales Questions

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 29 January 2015 - 8:42pm
I think the only difference is that I extended down the cycle route through the forest at the southern most point...onto the 'Lon Las Cerfni' route.

Avenue Verte GPX route

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 29 January 2015 - 8:30pm
Hi All,

I'm helping to guide a charity ride this summer from London to Paris following the Avenue Verte. I've got a copy of the Sustrans Official Guide and I'm surprised that I can't find any reference to a definitive GPX route guide in the publication. Does anyone know of a GPX route which exactly mirrors the Sustrans Guide?

Cheers

Martin

Re: LLC and Wales Questions

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 29 January 2015 - 8:24pm
That track looks about the same as my one. It may miss out on some of the best bits, but it's the right length and takes in the real "essence" of Anglesey. You should enjoy it.

Avenue Verte GPX route

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 29 January 2015 - 8:13pm
Hi All,

I'm helping to guide a charity ride this summer from London to Paris following the Avenue Verte. I've got a copy of the Sustrans Official Guide and I'm surprised that I can't find any reference to a definitive GPX route guide in the publication. Does anyone know of a GPX route which exactly mirrors the Sustrans Guide?

Cheers

Martin

Re: Are mtb tyres changing?

CTC Forum - MTB - 29 January 2015 - 3:58pm
Would say the Schwalbe Ice Spiker Pro is probably the closest you would get to the old Panaracer.

Re: Schwalbe Now Do A 29 Inch Plus Tyre!!!

CTC Forum - MTB - 29 January 2015 - 3:55pm
The Smart Sam has been out for a year and they do other excellent 29 inch tyres both Spike and Trekking slicks. You could arguably fit wider 700c tyres to a 29 inch though think it would be a wee bit on the narrow side if you went less than a 35C! schwalbe.com will show their full range.

Re: What I forgot to put in my saddlebag

CTC Forum - On the road - 29 January 2015 - 3:31pm
Grandad wrote:I could only get the car inside the tandem by removing the front wheel ......

Was it a very small car or a very big tandem?

Re: What I forgot to put in my saddlebag

CTC Forum - On the road - 29 January 2015 - 3:06pm
I could only get the car inside the tandem by removing the front wheel ............yes, drove home from a ride leaving the wheel still in the car park. Not there when I returned after unloading at home.

Re: Tour de Isle of Wight - 1-4 May 2015

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 29 January 2015 - 2:36pm
[emoji14]I'll take your advice. Thank you. It's the same here in the South West save for the rain!

Re: CTC challenge rides

CTC Forum - On the road - 29 January 2015 - 2:30pm
Vorpal wrote:There are only 3 scheduled so far. The first two are

http://www.ctc.org.uk/event/ctc-two-mil ... lenge-ride

http://www.ctc.org.uk/event/ride/mersey ... -challenge (local challenge ride)

The way to find them is from the CTC home page, select 'Ride', then 'UK Cycling Events'
http://www.ctc.org.uk/uk-cycling-events

Then you can use a keyword to search. I used 'challenge' in the search box to find the events already scheduled.
Thanks for those links - the Two Mills ride at the end of March is now booked!

Rick.

Re: What I forgot to put in my saddlebag

CTC Forum - On the road - 29 January 2015 - 2:13pm
A few years ago I stopped near Ashford in the Water to mend a p*ncture, removing my cycle computer from the handlebars.

A couple of days later I was getting ready to go out for a ride and couldn't find the computer anywhere. I searched the house with no success, so went out without it.

A couple of days after that, replaying events in my mind, I remembered taking it off my bike in Ashford; so I rode past the same place (avoiding the thorny hedge cuttings that time), and there it was, still on the wall where I had left it 4 days earlier.
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