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by fimm
31 May 2013, 1:57pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: When are you too old?
Replies: 49
Views: 2738

Re: When are you too old?

There was a gentleman called George Berwick (I hope I have that correct) on a tandem on the audax I did on Saturday. "Only" (in the context of this thread) 75 (I don't know how old the pilot is) - but the audax was 300 hilly km...
by fimm
12 Apr 2013, 2:12pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Scenes from the Saddle (April pictures)
Replies: 64
Views: 3521

Re: Scenes from the Saddle (April pictures)

Flyte, where is that? I think I've been there...
by fimm
23 Feb 2013, 8:10am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Ride route - how to get into Edinburgh from the east?
Replies: 5
Views: 511

Re: Ride route - how to get into Edinburgh from the east?

Here's my suggested route out of Edinburgh, if you'd prefer road to canal: http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=5828473 all of that is on tarmac, and the start through Edinburgh is on a disused railway line that is very popular with cyclists (it even got gritted this winter!!) There's a fiddly bit at th...
by fimm
10 Feb 2013, 10:47am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Has anyone on here used the A9 cycle path?
Replies: 25
Views: 1898

Has anyone on here used the A9 cycle path?

Some idiot up here said that "no one ever cycles on the A9 cycle path". Someone's already tweeted photographic evidence to the contrary, but I thought that it would be amusing to do a quite head-count. :D I've posted here rather than LeJOG/JoGLE because although I suspect a lot of the path...
by fimm
18 Dec 2012, 1:38pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Fatuous disclaimers.
Replies: 5
Views: 760

Re: Fatuous disclaimers.

On a (rather cool) map of the Munros done in the style of the London Underground map - "This map must not be used for navigation"...
by fimm
12 Dec 2012, 5:01pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What To Write in the Dirt on the Back of a Van?
Replies: 26
Views: 1724

Re: What To Write in the Dirt on the Back of a Van?

"I wish my girlfriend was this dirty"
and then you need someone else to add in a different hand
"she is when she's with me"

(Hopes that the tone of this one is just about acceptable for the forum...)
by fimm
9 Dec 2012, 12:00pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Standard Nicknames
Replies: 53
Views: 2526

Re: Standard Nicknames

I don't get most of these, being too young.
The one I like was the rugby player Martin Offiah (I hope that is spelled correctly) who was said to be known as "Chariots"...
by fimm
29 Nov 2012, 4:05pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Fully Loaded Touring on Entry Level Touring Bike
Replies: 57
Views: 6174

Re: Fully Loaded Touring on Entry Level Touring Bike

Can't help with the bikes, but would suggest you have a look at Alpkit dry-bags as an intermediate level of cheapness between expensive panniers and bin liners!
by fimm
20 Nov 2012, 3:05pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Riding for 24hrs for charity
Replies: 46
Views: 3217

Re: Riding for 24hrs for charity

My boyfriend has done a couple of events (neither just cycling) that took him more than 24 hours. One think I will say is that you'll want proper food - and savoury food! Different people like different things, but some examples I've seen people eating include cold boiled potatoes, pasta, sandwiches...
by fimm
13 Nov 2012, 2:40pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: From a van driver's point of view...
Replies: 182
Views: 11301

Re: From a van driver's point of view...

The point I was making earlier is AFAIK that you also have to have had no endorsements since photo licences were introduced because that's one of the times when you get the new style licence (surrendering the old one is part and parcel of getting the endorsement.) Also AFAIK, anybody with a paper l...
by fimm
13 Nov 2012, 11:37am
Forum: On the road
Topic: From a van driver's point of view...
Replies: 182
Views: 11301

Re: From a van driver's point of view...

I'm slightly confused by people who are having issues with the "old style" paper licences - as I'm sure you know, the modern photocard licences do not remove the paper part completely (see Vorpal's post) - instead, you end up with a plastic photocard bit and a paper bit (my paper bit is no...
by fimm
8 Nov 2012, 2:38pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Can happen to any of us - Wiggo down...
Replies: 180
Views: 9300

Re: Can happen to any of us - Wiggo down...

Has the president of the AA lost his marbles? The AA's president Edmund King said: "This collision should act as a reminder to all drivers that we need to be more vigilant particularly when pulling out of entrances and turning at junctions. "With autumnal weather and darker evenings it is ...
by fimm
5 Nov 2012, 6:52pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Times cycling survey, utter dismay
Replies: 42
Views: 5212

Re: Times cycling survey, utter dismay

That was the only point that I found annoying, though - apart from the bit about "what would encourage you to cycle more" to which I'd really have liked to reply "more hours in the day" or "not having a job"...
by fimm
5 Nov 2012, 1:46pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Checkout security - supermarkets etc.
Replies: 76
Views: 6196

Re: Checkout security - supermarkets etc.

I once bought a bottle of whisky in a supermarket and set off the alarm when I left. When I got home I discovered (of course) that I had a large security tag attached to my bottle... :( fortunately we were able to open the bottle and get the whisky out without too much hassle. When it was empty it w...