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by ultraburner
3 Mar 2019, 7:39pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Coast to Coast (west to east)
Replies: 13
Views: 2932

Re: Coast to Coast (west to east)

I've changed the title accordingly. I do know my East from West I had posted this after a couple of Bowmore's

Thanks alot for all the input. I will try to source the C2C guide quoted above.

I understand there may be some issues getting bikes on the train from Carlisle to Whitehaven right enough.
by ultraburner
3 Mar 2019, 9:08am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Coast to Coast (west to east)
Replies: 13
Views: 2932

Re: Coast to Coast (East to West)

Apologies Whitehaven to Newcastle was the original plan although I'm happy to deviate from that. That was the reason for the post really.

I was looking for suggestions and tips on the route above.
by ultraburner
2 Mar 2019, 7:15pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Coast to Coast (west to east)
Replies: 13
Views: 2932

Coast to Coast (west to east)

Did a search but no joy. Was just looking for pointers/advice regarding this route. Planning on traveling from Glasgow by train then home.

As I say just garnering opinions/tips.
by ultraburner
13 Feb 2018, 2:31pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: North East Coast 500?
Replies: 3
Views: 455

Re: North East Coast 500?

Many thanks indeed C.O. that looks like a fantastic trip.
by ultraburner
11 Feb 2018, 6:30pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: North East Coast 500?
Replies: 3
Views: 455

North East Coast 500?

I’ve been discussing potential cycle routes with my cycling chums. Having tasted the Western Isles in 2016 and Wales (twice) in 2017 we are plumping for the highlands this year. We have looked at potential of a Lochs and Glens or a section of the North Coast 500 – east or west look possible, althoug...
by ultraburner
5 Nov 2015, 10:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SKS extra long mudguard stays?
Replies: 2
Views: 523

Re: SKS extra long mudguard stays?

Of course! Bit of brainfade on my part.. :oops:
by ultraburner
5 Nov 2015, 9:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SKS extra long mudguard stays?
Replies: 2
Views: 523

SKS extra long mudguard stays?

I have a bit of a quandary. I have a bike that has its mudguard eyelet tucked away inside the (rear) dropout. The standard stays are nowhere near long enough to make the junction with the guard.

Do you know if extra long stays are available or if I can come up with a cunning plan?

Ta.
by ultraburner
24 Jun 2014, 11:29am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: CroixDeFer
Replies: 3
Views: 1753

CroixDeFer

I've taken advantage of my employer's ride to work scheme and splashed out on a CDF. However its role will be that of a tourer allbeit fairweather :) Here's where I'd like your advice. The biggest tyres I've used in the past have been 25's! What kind of tyres and size should I consider, mudguards wi...
by ultraburner
14 Aug 2013, 10:03pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Pinky Williams champion scottish cyclist
Replies: 2
Views: 8208

Re: Pinky Williams champion scottish cyclist

Billy,

You may find some info on your bike from here; http://svtta.org.uk/

Lots of experienced TTers who may be able to shed some light.

All the best.
by ultraburner
28 Apr 2013, 7:43am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ... why cyclists wear sunglasses?
Replies: 78
Views: 5955

Re: ... why cyclists wear sunglasses?

A couple of weeks ago I was cycling in a small bunch when an oncoming van kicked up a stone which hit my glasses with such force that it smashed open the bottom jaw of the specs, jettisoning the lens onto the road. The glasses were on my head at the time (no helmet) so I'm not sure what I'm trying t...
by ultraburner
29 Jan 2012, 8:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Equinox
Replies: 2
Views: 757

Equinox

Been meaning to ask this for ages. Do you remember the Channel 4 documentary series Equinox? Way back in the late 80's early 90's there was an episode featuring the bike and in particular a Manchester Wheeler (I think) doing JOGLE or other way round. It had a really eerie score through it. I remembe...
by ultraburner
5 Oct 2010, 2:10pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Western isles (Formerly Outer Hebrides) Mini tour
Replies: 53
Views: 6783

Re: Western isles (Formerly Outer Hebrides) Mini tour

B&B at Lochboisdale, Hostel at Lochmaddy, Hostel at Stornoway, and Hostel at Inverness.

It was a great trip although we were very lucky weather-wise. I reckon I might not have been so enthusiastic had it rained the whole time.
by ultraburner
5 Oct 2010, 1:36pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Western isles (Formerly Outer Hebrides) Mini tour
Replies: 53
Views: 6783

Re: Western isles (Formerly Outer Hebrides) Mini tour

al_yrpal wrote:
No pictures of North 'Arris's Big 'Ill?

Al


No I was too busy struggling to haul myself and my kit up it. A curious thing, climbing out of the saddle on a bike laden with panniers. Not for the faint of heart or me it seems!
by ultraburner
4 Oct 2010, 9:24am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Western isles (Formerly Outer Hebrides) Mini tour
Replies: 53
Views: 6783

Re: Western isles (Formerly Outer Hebrides) Mini tour

Just a wee update. Arrved back from my mini tour on Saturday past. I had planned to go solo but was joined by a couple of clubmates and I was glad of the company tbh. Thanks for the advice imparted it came in handy. Here's a link to some pictures I took of the Uists and Harris/Lewis, stunning beache...
by ultraburner
6 Sep 2010, 10:48pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Western isles (Formerly Outer Hebrides) Mini tour
Replies: 53
Views: 6783

Re: Western isles (Formerly Outer Hebrides) Mini tour

Thanks for that. So there is no need to book your crossings, rather you turn up on time for the ones you want?