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by johnsie
30 Jan 2014, 11:27pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: North of England trip
Replies: 11
Views: 33599

Re: North of England trip

Cycled Penrith to Morpeth in September via Kielder and Rothbury. If you get the chance, don't miss a visit to the Impromptu Cafe at Elsdon.
by johnsie
30 Apr 2013, 10:08am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Silly bike names
Replies: 32
Views: 2257

Re: Silly bike names

Audax67 wrote:Some of them are even more incongruous when you look at their riders, e.g. an fattie whose gut touches the top tube riding an Orbea Orca.

Car names are even dafter, though. Anyone for a Citroën Jumpy?



,,, and that new Nissan's a bit of a juke (you need to know the Norfolk accent to get this!)
by johnsie
29 Apr 2013, 10:23am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Pip Archer
Replies: 11
Views: 649

Re: Pip Archer

Okay, so the girl could get on a bike, but what spec? Cheap and cheerful - it's bound to get nicked Folding so that she can travel further afield - I believe that Ambridge is within striking distance of the rail network Hybrid with "thornproof" tyres .... and what about clothes - an Archer...
by johnsie
28 Apr 2013, 11:14pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Pip Archer
Replies: 11
Views: 649

Pip Archer

Get a bike!

Surely a missed opportunity by the Beeb to promote cycling.
by johnsie
16 Dec 2012, 11:02pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Anybody voting for Bradley?
Replies: 27
Views: 1024

Re: Anybody voting for Bradley?

Be nice to find out how many votes wiggo got compared with the others.
by johnsie
1 Dec 2012, 4:26pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: London Bike Show discount code
Replies: 0
Views: 1342

London Bike Show discount code

Has anyone sucessfully booked tickets using the discount code provided in the 23-Nov cycleclips email newsletter?

Just tried to book 1 adult and 1 senior, but cannot get past the first ticket booking page.


Thanks
by johnsie
8 Nov 2012, 12:52pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Mud
Replies: 33
Views: 4249

Re: Mud

I reported the state of a couple of lanes in Norfolk to the Council. Had a response a couple of days later that the landowner responsible was being located. Two days later, lanes cleared.

Probably a co-incidence, but worth a try.
by johnsie
21 Aug 2012, 12:57pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Farmer Rage!
Replies: 23
Views: 5267

Re: Farmer Rage!

Farmers are fed up of people nicking their crops here in Norfolk.......

.....so they put up signs saying "Pick Your Own!"
by johnsie
15 May 2012, 11:14pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: GPS E trek 30 v's Memory Map Adventure
Replies: 14
Views: 9084

Re: GPS E trek 30 v's Memory Map Adventure

I am thinking of the eTrex 30 too. I've got Anquet maps on my PC (OS 1:5000) that I use to plan routes. I believe I can transfer routes to the eTrex. Has anyone done this? Are there any problems?


Cheers
by johnsie
27 Mar 2012, 1:08pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Queueing etiquette
Replies: 33
Views: 3946

Re: Queueing etiquette

I frequently find that on one stretch of narrow single carriageway there is queing traffic before a tee junction. The road has a pinch point, so there is often a long gap between oncoming vehicles. Vehicles on my side of the road hug the kerb, so no room for me there. The road is straightish, so goo...
by johnsie
15 Mar 2012, 1:05pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Rear view mirrors?
Replies: 96
Views: 20310

Re: Rear view mirrors?

Helmet mounted gets my vote:

1) Only one required, no matter how many bikes you've got.

2) Can show a wide area if you move your head.

Best use: Knowing if traffic is approaching from behind before wobbling to turn around to have a proper look.
by johnsie
13 Mar 2012, 1:09pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: How do you plan a route for a cycle tour/ audax ride?
Replies: 27
Views: 4951

Re: How do you plan a route for a cycle tour/ audax ride?

Hi, Really sorry if this is a stupid question :oops: but what’s the best way for planning your route? My wife and I want to get into cycle touring and longer rides but not too sure what’s the best way for planning a route. We’ve been increasing our mileage for day rides (longest is about 50 miles s...
by johnsie
9 Mar 2012, 1:01pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Oncoming traffic on the wrong side of the road
Replies: 14
Views: 2480

Re: Oncoming traffic on the wrong side of the road

Panic !!!!

Don't get hassled by parked cars as my commute is in the countryside.

But a car approaching at 50 - 60 mph on a single carriageway road being overtaken by another at 50 - 60 mph plus leaves no time for niceties and "who's in the right" debates.

Just pull over!


Cheers
by johnsie
28 Feb 2012, 1:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Waxing the frame
Replies: 4
Views: 464

Re: Waxing the frame

Glad I read the posts - thought it might be some way of getting the bike to go faster - a bit like shaving your legs - haha.
by johnsie
9 Feb 2012, 1:03pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Travelodge...
Replies: 11
Views: 40138

Re: Travelodge...

Hoping to book a York 'lodge tonight - the one near the university.

Anyone know if I can keep the bike secure there overnight?

Cheers