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by pedalsheep
9 Apr 2019, 9:02am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Uphill, downhill, both, neither?
Replies: 21
Views: 785

Re: Uphill, downhill, both, neither?

brynpoeth wrote:The Alps, I would love to ride up at 7 kmh but I would be terrified of going down at 70 kmh :?

Glad to hear I'm not alone in this!
by pedalsheep
7 Apr 2019, 4:19pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Uphill, downhill, both, neither?
Replies: 21
Views: 785

Re: Uphill, downhill, both, neither?

I have to admit I am a real wimp when it comes to descending. I was never very good at it and I have got considerably worse as I have got older. Unfortunately when riding with a group you can never make up as much ground by climbing well as you can lose by descending badly.
by pedalsheep
6 Apr 2019, 10:00pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Triple Campagnolo Groupset and Wheels - SOLD
Replies: 3
Views: 297

Re: Triple Campagnolo Groupset and Wheels

Would you be prepared to split any of this please?
by pedalsheep
3 Apr 2019, 10:15pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: 2019 - Twenty a day?
Replies: 18
Views: 6131

Re: 2019 - Twenty a day?

Spent 4 weeks in Morocco without my bike in February (other half pines for the sun and probably needs a rest from my cycling obsession :roll: ) so mileage so far this year is a bit down at 1890 miles to the first of April. Still aiming for 10,000 miles for the year.
by pedalsheep
3 Apr 2019, 5:21pm
Forum: People, Events & Rides
Topic: Wayfarer Centenary Weekend 29-31 March 2019
Replies: 18
Views: 5966

Re: Wayfarer Centenary Weekend 29-31 March 2019

Some nice write ups with lots of photos: https://grassupthemiddle.com/2019/04/01/a-rough-weekend/ https://grassupthemiddle.com/2019/04/01/riding-to-a-history-lesson-the-wayfarer-centenary-weekend-celebration/ http://www.seasurfdirt.com/2019/04/02/wayfarer-centenary-ride-weekend/ https://www.pannier...
by pedalsheep
29 Mar 2019, 10:22pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Terry's primus stove clip
Replies: 9
Views: 1094

Re: Terry's primus stove clip

I've been looking for one of these for years! Could some enterprising soul produce one with a 3D printer? ( I know nothing about such things, just a thought!)
by pedalsheep
28 Mar 2019, 10:26pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Taking bike on ferry to Isle of Wight
Replies: 9
Views: 1874

Re: Taking bike on ferry to Isle of Wight

Unless there's a big cycling event on, e.g. the IOW Randonnee, you can just turn up & book a ticket We've always been directed to lean our bikes against the bow door. They are very secure, if there are a few cyclists on the crossing bikes may be stacked 2 deep but I've never sustained any damag...
by pedalsheep
26 Mar 2019, 10:02pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Nice Places To Ride for 2 / 3 Days ????
Replies: 43
Views: 3582

Re: Nice Places To Ride for 2 / 3 Days ????

The Isle of Wight is lovely but it isn't flat!
by pedalsheep
21 Mar 2019, 10:18pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Taking bike on ferry to Isle of Wight
Replies: 9
Views: 1874

Re: Taking bike on ferry to Isle of Weight

You just have to lean your bike against the side of the ferry as directed by a member of the crew. It will not fall over unless the sea is ridiculously rough but if it was that bad the ferry will be cancelled anyway! I always hang around until all the bikes have been loaded to make sure no one leans...
by pedalsheep
14 Mar 2019, 7:19pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Cutting minimising nocturnal tent exits
Replies: 39
Views: 1321

Re: Cutting minimising nocturnal tent exits

Ladies of a certain age have this problem as well but it’s more awkward for us. I’ve always used a Pot Noodle pot (having eat the PotNoodle obviously). After I’ve had a comfort break I put it outside the fly (away from spying eyes) and empty it/wash it out in the morning. I then use it during the d...
by pedalsheep
10 Mar 2019, 10:19pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Windy
Replies: 42
Views: 5522

Re: Windy

Abandoned thoughts of the club ride today and spent the afternoon cutting up the tree that had blown down in my garden :(
by pedalsheep
25 Feb 2019, 8:16pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Dave Barter's book - The Year
Replies: 2
Views: 1349

Re: Dave Barter's book - The Year

Well worth reading and the Kindle version is a ridiculous bargain!
by pedalsheep
3 Feb 2019, 10:19pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Jack Taylor (Ladies) - Where to sell?
Replies: 22
Views: 4111

Re: Jack Taylor (Ladies) - Where to sell?

That is indeed a lovely bike!
by pedalsheep
1 Feb 2019, 4:01pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: ALPKIT for touring
Replies: 18
Views: 5645

Re: ALPKIT for touring

I have various pieces of Alpkit stuff - down jacket, headtorch, dry bags, bivi bag, all good quality and good price. I used to have a really comfy self inflating mat of theirs until I managed to pitch my tent on a lot of small thorns! :(
by pedalsheep
1 Feb 2019, 3:55pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: 2019 - Twenty a day?
Replies: 18
Views: 6131

Re: 2019 - Twenty a day?

Was doing fine but decided to give today's ride a miss as I was worried about ice after last night's snow. Went for a good walk on the downs instead.
Current total 970 miles.