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by Starfire
27 May 2015, 5:51pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Midges, live track and thank you
Replies: 27
Views: 12401

Re: Midges, live track and thank you

I would take a small container of midge repellent with you to use when you are pushing or cycling very slowly up hills on still days. This is one of the few occasions when they can really annoy you, otherwise when you are cycling at any reasonable speed you won't know they are there.
by Starfire
15 Sep 2014, 10:55pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Tent in outer bag waterproof ?
Replies: 31
Views: 1957

Re: Tent in outer bag waterproof ?

If I have had to pack my tent away wet on a tour, first chance I get for a meal break if the weather is decent I roll the tent out on the grass and let it dry for half an hour or so.
by Starfire
26 Mar 2014, 10:14pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: loads of floaters.. bright lights .. RETINAL TEAR
Replies: 8
Views: 6399

Re: loads of floaters.. bright lights .. RETINAL TEAR

Fifteen years ago at the age of 41, during a routine eye examination a large tear was found in the retina of my left eye. I was sent to the eye hospital the next day and had it repaired by laser. I haven't had any problems at all since with my eye. I no longer have to go back to hospital for routine...
by Starfire
5 Feb 2014, 2:28am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring Hebrides
Replies: 10
Views: 10753

Re: Touring Hebrides

http://www.cicerone.co.uk/product/detail.cfm/book/643/title/cycling-in-the-hebrides I would like to recommend that you get yourself a copy of this book for your trip. It is an excellent book packed with all the information that you will need. Cycling the Hebrides is a fantastic trip and well worth d...
by Starfire
26 Jan 2014, 8:59pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Oban: secure car parking
Replies: 13
Views: 26402

Re: Oban: secure car parking

One problem I had when looking at using one of these secure parking places is when they are open. Some of the sailings are pretty early in the morning and so ideally I wanted to arrive early and drop my car off then, but that was not possible with some of the people I talked to. Not a problem if yo...
by Starfire
26 Jan 2014, 2:03am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: How many times has anyone done the E2E. No fibbing.
Replies: 67
Views: 50795

Re: How many times has anyone done the E2E. No fibbing.

I've done Lejog once, but I would love to do it again.
by Starfire
26 Jan 2014, 1:54am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Oban: secure car parking
Replies: 13
Views: 26402

Re: Oban: secure car parking

I have used these guys a few times and can recommend them, peace of mind knowing that your vehicle will still be there waiting for you when you get back. They will also meet you at the ferry terminal on your return if you ring them in advance.
http://www.obancarhire.co.uk/parkandcruise.asp
by Starfire
12 Jan 2014, 5:58pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: 0uter Hebrides.
Replies: 31
Views: 51793

Re: 0uter Hebrides.

The train station is right beside the ferry terminal. If you're on foot, taking a bike then you'll need to get a ticket to board. As Oban is a busy ferry terminal then you might be pushing it, especially if the train is late and/or the ferry is sharp (they do occasionally set off if everyone's boar...
by Starfire
21 Oct 2013, 11:01pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LE - Lizard point ...where next
Replies: 7
Views: 33090

Re: LE - Lizard point ...where next

Thankyou to Mick F and Jeremy Bond for your replies. Without actually knowing at the time I did cycle a good length of the old A30 when I did my LEJOG in 2009. I'm thinking of doing it again next year and I will make better use of your suggested routes.
by Starfire
15 Oct 2013, 10:27pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LE - Lizard point ...where next
Replies: 7
Views: 33090

Re: LE - Lizard point ...where next

Question for Mick F, Mick you often talk about riding on what you describe as the Old A30, what is that road numbered as now please?
by Starfire
1 Jul 2013, 10:55pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Anyone here into a cape?
Replies: 34
Views: 2930

Re: Anyone here into a cape?

I don't think you can beat a good quality cape when you are out riding all day in heavy rain, not to everyone's liking, as others on here have pointed out but I do like mine in severe weather. Once you get used to the way it behaves in the wind it is fine and you will soon develope your own techniqu...
by Starfire
17 Jun 2013, 2:13am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bike around Britain
Replies: 36
Views: 9687

Re: Bike around Britain

I'm enjoying reading your blog, look forward to each new edition arriving by email to my hotmail account. I hope you have bought a decent wheel this time that is up to the job. Good luck for the rest of your trip and I hope the weather holds out for you.
by Starfire
23 May 2013, 10:57pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Thoughts after completing LEJoG
Replies: 15
Views: 2964

Re: Thoughts after completing LEJoG

I thought Cornwall and Devon was the hardest part of my Lejog journey, the hills weren't massive just a constant up and down, not many flat level roads until Somerset.
by Starfire
16 May 2013, 11:29pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Wind & Rain
Replies: 40
Views: 2636

Re: Wind & Rain

I really hope we don't get another summer like we did last year. I went to Dorset in the first week of July last year and had to come home after a few days due to extensive flooding with all of the rain. Tigger, i hope you get some lovely weather for you trip.
by Starfire
15 May 2013, 12:06pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Wind & Rain
Replies: 40
Views: 2636

Re: Wind & Rain

[quote="gloomyandy"]Hi Starfire, pity you didn't go we would have been sharing the headwinds! Hi Gloomyandy, I regret not going now as I feel that I have wasted a leave period. Sounds like the conditions you encountered were not very good to say the least! My next leave period is July so I...