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- 1 Sep 2020, 9:52am
- Forum: On the road
- Topic: Cymru am byth - we love Wales!
- Replies: 444
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It's not just Blaenau Ffestiniog that is a really pleasant place despite its dreadful reputation; I really like Bethesda, that other great slate-mining town.
AFAIK, in England you can use whatever name you please and change it as often as you like so long as it's not for a fraudulent purpose. I would say that in the modern world, anybody who strays from the norms risks endless trouble. It can be hard enough establishing your ID with organisations like b...
- 28 Aug 2020, 10:47pm
- Forum: The Tea Shop
- Topic: Hungarian song about Cycling and Climate Change
- Replies: 1
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If you watch the video backwards, not only will the cycling look normal, but the lyrics may be intelligible.
Last week I had a few days in rural North Wales, where "only just wide enough for a car" is the standard road width away from A/B roads. All the drivers I met were sensible, but one in particular was ultra-polite. I was hauling myself up a 1-in-7 hill on my somewhat laden touring bike in m...
- 15 Aug 2020, 3:24pm
- Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
- Topic: Image captions in Cycle magazine
- Replies: 7
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Something that has been annoying me for years (ever since Cycle magazine adopted its present format): in the Great Rides and other feature articles, the images on the article's title page never have any captions, even though all the images later in the article do have captions. This is despite the f...
It's a long time since I first noticed on the map that the villages of Great Wilne and Church Wilne were only connected by a footbridge over the river Derwent (the first bridge from its confluence with the Trent) and a few hundred metres of public footpath. Eventually I got around to visiting the vi...
No staff other than the driver, no station barriers at either end, and a free ride as no-one was there to take money. Only staff, was the driver, and he must have operated the doors. So you could have a free ride home from Plymouth, if you chose to get on the train at Devonport station. Are the rai...
Trouble is, I need to regenerate the excitement of riding now. I get pleasure from it, and it clears my brain and gets me nice and tired ........ but the excitement and interest seems to have gone. Mileages are down, days riding are fewer, and I need to get off my bum and ride ............... but i...
Cyril Haearn wrote:Why?
Because I have been doing circuits ever since I started exploring the countryside on my bike about 50 years ago, and I'm not likely to change now.
But more rationally, I agree with the others who say that you say more of the countryside doing a circuit than an out-and-back.
Definitely circuits; to the extent that I go out of my way (literally) to avoid my return route going back over any ground that I covered earlier in the ride, apart from short distances within my home town.
peetee wrote:More like a phone-in for bereaved parents: cycles kill son line.
What half-wit created that URL and which quarter-wit in the government sanctioned it?
Maybe the same legal mind who defined the offence of "mans laughter"?
:lol: :lol: I never complain about cyclists. It's riding bikes on public footpaths, and footpaths in general, that gets up my nose. It upsets me when people cycle on public footpaths after wet weather, so that they churn up the mud. Or if they don't slow down when passing on a narrow path. But both...