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by psmiffy
8 Feb 2018, 1:46pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Stonehenge Tunnel = £1,600,000,000 (yes, that's right)
Replies: 88
Views: 6001

Re: £1,600,000,000 (yes, that's right)

Trouble is, people live in the area. It isn't just a museum, it is an inhabited rural landscape with nearby towns connected by roads that pass through the sensitive site. this ▲ I dont live or pass through the area - so I dont really know what the problems - if any are - but it does seem that it is...
by psmiffy
23 Nov 2017, 7:14pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: cheap foot print material
Replies: 61
Views: 3357

Re: cheap foot print material

much better in the late evening is the sign that says "camping 500m" when you think you have no chance of finding something that night well not if they are going to charge you some barmy amount (quite common these days) and because you've turned up late, and may seem a bit in a of corner,...
by psmiffy
23 Nov 2017, 11:37am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: cheap foot print material
Replies: 61
Views: 3357

Re: cheap foot print material

That said in late evening there's nothing better than cycling along perusing the landscape / fields / verges looking for that ideal wild camping spot...just in case. much better in the late evening is the sign that says "camping 500m" when you think you have no chance of finding something...
by psmiffy
19 Nov 2017, 3:00pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Simple UK mushroom guide
Replies: 36
Views: 2089

Re: Simple UK mushroom guide

If you cycle through large areas of woodland in Europe in late summer/Autumn there are often crowds of people out with their baskets fungi collecting

Death toll in France I believe is around 30/annum - safer than cycling?
by psmiffy
12 Nov 2017, 7:01am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: E-bikes: depressing or what?
Replies: 255
Views: 15398

Re: E-bikes: depressing or what?

I'm depressed by people being depressed by people on e bikes - last couple of years that I have toured in Holland and Germany in the summer being overtaken by hordes of "older people" on e bikes having fun - whats not to like
by psmiffy
30 Oct 2017, 2:36pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Brixworth Farcility
Replies: 17
Views: 1625

Re: Brixworth Farcility

To the best of my knowledge the Pitsford Reservoir loop has never been predominantly black As to the little cycle track - there was never any intention to include cycle facilities in the bypass construction - the Bypass was constructed sometime in the early 90s before the BVW and the Pitsford loop w...
by psmiffy
28 Oct 2017, 8:48am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Brixworth Farcility
Replies: 17
Views: 1625

Re: Brixworth Farcility

One scenario that may fit the facts is if the people who constructed the highway were informed, prior to construction, that the people who own or lease the land either side of the new road planned a cycle track, and for some reason that track never happened. Maybe hoped for funding did not material...
by psmiffy
28 Jul 2017, 6:49am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Recommend me a head torch
Replies: 93
Views: 4988

Re: Head torches

2017-05-27 21.23.31.jpg I bought this Coleman one today for a tenner from Blacks - Which model is that smiffy? They do several that look similar - all on sale at Ultimate Outdoors (Blacks is part of that group) at the mo and an extra 20 per cent off with a code. No idea I thought they were all the ...
by psmiffy
21 Jun 2017, 8:03pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Petition to improve the Canal du Midi towpath
Replies: 4
Views: 554

Re: Petition to improve the Canal du Midi towpath

God its really not that bad. Better than most UK roads. Depends on where you are talking about - west of the watershed it is brilliant - they were resurfacing bits last year - east of the watershed then it's OKish to Castelnaudry - from there you are better off taking dire t roads or following the ...
by psmiffy
19 Jun 2017, 8:40pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Dijon to Montpellier suggestions
Replies: 4
Views: 341

Re: Dijon to Montpellier suggestions

bg wrote:Yes found it flat and boring.


And it is still not a joined up "River route" that said there are some interesting places along there

I'd second bg - Ardeche et. all.
by psmiffy
15 Jun 2017, 7:02am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Power bank
Replies: 63
Views: 5077

Re: Cache battery

I think any power no that supports passthrough charging will do the job?
by psmiffy
15 Jun 2017, 6:31am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: What do people use for GPS backup on tours
Replies: 73
Views: 20688

Re: What do people use for GPS backup on tours

So what do people on tour backup their GPS with?
by psmiffy
14 Jun 2017, 8:56pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Gaz twist click to screw adaptors - experience?
Replies: 8
Views: 772

Re: Gaz twist click to screw adaptors - experience?

The Eldridge gaz to woods thread adaptor is excellent - I'm in France at the moment and have not used anything other than the blue cans with. my stove since I started
by psmiffy
13 Jun 2017, 6:48am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Camping Gaz along Moselle River Trail
Replies: 4
Views: 445

Re: Camping Gaz along Moselle River Trail

I would be nice to have a worldwide list of where these and other gas cannisters are; readily available, available in specialist shops (camping, gas?) seldom available (where? for each place that this occurs) unavailable. There is a link to a pdf I started a few years ago on this page - https://www...