And airline baggage systems are sooooo good if you're worried about tiny dings to your bike!
Play on Pedals carried out a taster session at the Kelvingrove tennis courts yesterday. The sun was shining and lots of people were out in the park so it was a perfect day for learning to ride a bike.
We had over 30 children from 21 months up to 6 years old out on balance and pedal bikes.
Five of these children managed to ride a pedal bike independently for the first time in less than an hour!
And one mum “had some sand in her eye” while watching her daughter zoom around.
Fantastic fun and we can’t wait for more :) Regular spots are to be held at the tennis courts every Wednesday over the summer holidays, from 12.30 – 3pm at the Kelvingrove tennis courts…. come join us!
Yeah, I mean, how long can it take to reprocess 2Gb of broadcast show down to something like 700Mb and mirror it across a network of download servers while they're doing everything else? (Hint: it's simpler, faster and higher quality to timeshift the digital video broadcast stream if you can... but not cheaper if you don't already pay the TV tax.)
To be fair to Phil and Paul, the man with the hammer has a long pedigree in the TdeF eg he often figured in Pellos cartoons such as this:
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From what i can see some is tarmac but some is loose. I'm planning on taking the route soon with a fully loaded tourer so i can't really deal with long sections of pot holes etc
Any info appreciated
Maybe you now realise why many choose to fly. I checked yesterday eve for a flight Bilbao to Stanstead and it was about €70, plus £35 for bike for today, much cheaper if booked earlier. Other airports are available, but Stanstead to Leicester is a day or two cycling, shortened by local trains that you maybe more comfortable with.
My advice would be to embrace the web. Get a decent credit card that you are happy to use with online providers. You can regularly check your account to make sure you are not robbed. I fly in and around Asia and regularly use card to book flights, with absolutely no problems. Believe it or not they are not all out to get you!
I keep getting prompted on my my Google tablet to use Taptalk. Is it worth it, will it improve my CTC forum 'experience' ?
Meanwhile, back in 2015, it would be nice if ITV would actually put the highlights on catch-up before midnight. Sigh.
Don't want to savage the ticket meister at my first contact station but it went something like this: Yeah. Dunks kitakat into mug o T. Turns to page 3 o Sun. How can I elp u? I explain my situation. Nuthin doin. There's no reductions anywhere today. Youll have to wait ere til tomoro if you want anything. Turns page of paper,leans head onto palmed hand,a slow blink,gazes at page 3 DDs. I query,I remonstrate,big O. Well,it wasn't quite like that,but the guy was very indifferent,almost hostile(In his defense I think he'd just had a rush of 4/5 other cyclists just off the ferry...probably all wanting trains,just missing trains,all wanting travel,cheap tickets etc) I go away, exhausted by ferry journey.
Ouch. Interesting journey. I think you had most of the learning experiences in one go. He's doing well if he was looking at a topless page 3 since they stopped publishing it in January.
I did my first cross-London station run last year, and apart from a "learning cleats" slow collapsing bicyclist disaster, and everything being dug up everywhere, it was fine but I needed the extra half hour. On the way back I managed to get locked in the secure storage airlock entrance at St Pancras, because the button is hidden to anyone over 5'6" or so under a shelf.
I don't think you will ever get reductions on the day, as they work on a Low Cost Airline type pricing model, so aiui our ticket prices are more responsive to supply and demand than elsewhere. With planning I can get to London for the cost other places might charge for the bike. I find the walk-up costs a bit eyewatering, so I always plan train travel to the nth degree.
One tip I don't think was covered was perhaps to take a mini camping stool (Aldi, about £3.00) or similar if possible for bike watching. If travelling it can be adandoned in a local charity shop for the price of a coffee. That and a bungie strap for holding it in place on the train.
I also have a habit of sitting in the wrong seat if I have a bike as I'd prefer to be within sight, especially if I leave things on the bike - I look for one which is booked by somebody on a different journey segment to mine. If you are in the togs or have a helmet people can find you.
Pre-booked bike should have a bike ticket stuck on the frame on eg East Midlands Trains, so you can tell where they are getting off and rearrange bikes in the right order.
My 2 golden rules having done a few trains now are 1 - *Always* allow extra time. 2 - Never travel at an expected busy time.
I now have less anxiety about booking since I have had no problems with walk-up trains where that is the system. But I don't know how to avoid the bike developing patina.
Replaceable battery, twistlock releases the bottom and a fingernail flips the battery out. I've got a 64Gb card in mine and the quoted time onscreen is based on memory capacity not battery life.
I have the original Channel 4 Tour theme as my mobile ring tone. I downloaded it from YouTube some years ago (it's no longer there). It was part of a clip sequence with snips of commentary which I edited out. It's a great tune and I look forward to someone ringing me!
If anyone has a tried and tested route from LH that would be a big bonus.
Run time is approx 3 hours
i try to tour as light as possible. I'm not particularly overweight but I am heavy. I'm happy with that as Cycling is not all of me. I enjoy weight training a lot, which means carrying upper muscle that is useless on the bike, but I want to keep it. Light road bikes are fun to ride and I've toured on one with panniers and camping gear. I can't remember thinking that I was uncomfortable though I stuck a Brooks saddle on it and bigger tyres. It had a stiff aluminium frame but it was fine. And fun. If I had to stick with one bike it would probably be a light road bike.