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Re: Triumph of HiViz over common sense?

CTC Forum - On the road - 19 July 2014 - 11:45pm
I do voluntary work at our local hospice, and recently children from the nearby primary school were invited to visit in order to learn about our work. They all wore hi viz tabards inside the building, well I suppose those speeding wheelchairs do pose a serious risk....

Re: The Fairy has the last laugh

CTC Forum - On the road - 19 July 2014 - 11:41pm
I use Schwalbe CX Pros on my steel Genesis Croix de Fer. Never had a puncture and deliberately ride over fairies and nails. Come ahead.

Re: Wild camping - helicopter surveillance!

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 19 July 2014 - 11:36pm
If just using infra red they may have spotted what appeared to be a human body on the ground, and wanted to make sure it wasn't someone injured.

Re: Help with choosing bike type and/or commute through Lond

CTC Forum - On the road - 19 July 2014 - 11:32pm
mercalia wrote:if u can find some where to park at college get a small motor bike


mjr wrote:That costs money to fuel and the lack of exercise can make you fat.
Vorpal wrote:When I was at university, I found I needed some daily exercise (or several times a week) to balance studying.
+1. The OP came to a cycling forum for advice. The distance is perfectly doable with the right build up and preparation, as many others who enjoy their commute to work or college will testify . I thought push bikes were motor bikes that had broken down .

Re: Nextbike Glasgow

CTC Forum - On the road - 19 July 2014 - 11:30pm
Good point about the trains. I think that's what the want us to do. Leave your bike at your local them get a hire bike at the other end. Absolutely no problem with this. It works so far because it's all new so there's plenty of rentals available on the other side.

Re: Help with choosing bike type and/or commute through Lond

CTC Forum - On the road - 19 July 2014 - 11:25pm
When I was at university, I found I needed some daily exercise (or several times a week) to balance studying. When I couldn't ride my bike (winters in Midwest USA), I learned to use the gym or do winter sports. It helped me clear my brain and relieve stress.

Re: Techno-ride today

CTC Forum - On the road - 19 July 2014 - 11:24pm
Are metcheck any more reliable these days?

I couldn't resist doing a screengrab of this forecast of theirs a few years back

weather forecast.jpg


Rick

Re: Wild camping - helicopter surveillance!

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 19 July 2014 - 11:10pm
Don't forget police helicopters (if that is what it was) have Infra red cameras that will pick out people by their body heat so they could probably see you even without a search light. They may have been looking for someone (but not you) and wanted to double check on you for whatever reason.

Rick.

Re: Wild camping - helicopter surveillance!

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 19 July 2014 - 11:04pm
Brilliant. You should have come equipped with your own remote controlled drone to gather counterintelligence.

Re: Help with choosing bike type and/or commute through Lond

CTC Forum - On the road - 19 July 2014 - 10:39pm
mercalia wrote:if u can find some where to park at college get a small motor bike ( if u have the license ) much better than a push bike any day and u will save your precious time & energy for more important things.
That costs money to fuel and the lack of exercise can make you fat.

Re: Triumph of HiViz over common sense?

CTC Forum - On the road - 19 July 2014 - 9:57pm
I sometimes wear a dayglow yellow Adidas coolmax T-shirt I found in Sports Direct, the main reason I bought it was the price (about a fiver I recall).

Most of the time though it'll be whatever I'm wearing anyway, apart from my work suit!

Re: Wild camping - helicopter surveillance!

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 19 July 2014 - 9:22pm
I'll have to rethink my nighttime/early morning skinny dips in lakes now

Re: Wild camping - helicopter surveillance!

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 19 July 2014 - 9:07pm
thirdcrank wrote:I think that the area covered by a helicopter which seems to be directly overhead is quite large so they might well have been looking at somebody else. I base this on the area containing people complaining when the police helicopter has operated over an urban area at night. I've no idea of the equipment carried by current police helicopters, but from my own observation when my sleep has been disturbed, they still have a large and powerful searchlight. Discreet operation is not on the agenda.

Fair point....no search lights used

Re: Wild camping - helicopter surveillance!

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 19 July 2014 - 9:05pm
mercalia wrote:Probably GCHQ been tranking u since u came back to UK. it was in the hurried bill that "Parliement" passed a few days ago. Any one can now be followed and spied on.

Quite probable......do you think they'll have passed my details to Tesco? (Tesco doing a superb line of FOC bathrooms for the wild camper).

Re: Wild camping - helicopter surveillance!

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 19 July 2014 - 8:47pm
Probably GCHQ been tranking u since u came back to UK. it was in the hurried bill that "Parliement" passed a few days ago. Any one can now be followed and spied on.

West Country Way - Bristol to Padstow GPX?

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 19 July 2014 - 8:17pm
Does anyone know where I can find a GPX file for the West Country Way from Bristol to Padstow? Tried a lot of searching online but nothing found.

Techno-ride today

CTC Forum - On the road - 19 July 2014 - 7:14pm
Went out for a nice 2 hour run today with my phone connected up to the metcheck.com lightning strike site so I could see if any storms were approaching and I needed to head home sharpish. As it was the area stayed clear despite a few thunderheads going up and I enjoyed a finish in brilliant sunshine and thoroughly drenched in sweat. Sometimes technology is wonderful.

Re: Wild camping - helicopter surveillance!

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 19 July 2014 - 6:34pm
I think that the area covered by a helicopter which seems to be directly overhead is quite large so they might well have been looking at somebody else. I base this on the area containing people complaining when the police helicopter has operated over an urban area at night. I've no idea of the equipment carried by current police helicopters, but from my own observation when my sleep has been disturbed, they still have a large and powerful searchlight. Discreet operation is not on the agenda.
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