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by chesterpete
25 Oct 2020, 6:56pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Jacket, Breathable & Waterproof
Replies: 53
Views: 2201

Re: Cycle Jacket, Breathable & Waterproof

Sweep wrote:
chesterpete wrote:I'm a big fan of the Altura Pocket Rocket. I'm on my third one.

They're that delicate?
are we talking condom durability?


Ive given them a hard time. If you can get 15 years out of 3 condoms you are doing something wrong. :D
by chesterpete
25 Oct 2020, 8:40am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Jacket, Breathable & Waterproof
Replies: 53
Views: 2201

Re: Cycle Jacket, Breathable & Waterproof

I'm a big fan of the Altura Pocket Rocket. I'm on my third one.
by chesterpete
8 Jul 2020, 3:44pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Lejog starting this Thursday
Replies: 8
Views: 620

Re: Lejog starting this Thursday

Best of luck. Keep us posted....
by chesterpete
28 Jun 2020, 8:00am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Ferries without pre booking
Replies: 8
Views: 596

Re: Ferries without pre booking

Given the current climate you would be well advised to check with operators before turning up.
by chesterpete
27 Jun 2020, 8:32am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gear problems..
Replies: 15
Views: 493

Gear problems..

Asking for a friend....... Ok so, gear problems and something I’ve never had before. I can’t get my bike to ride in “big ring front, big ring rear”. Yeah ok I know you “shouldn’t”, but if I do it falls off the front chainring down to the little front chainring. It does this on mechanical and on di2....
by chesterpete
17 Jun 2020, 6:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pedersen (sigh)
Replies: 23
Views: 759

Re: Pedersen (sigh)

Can I just ask. Why?
by chesterpete
15 Jun 2020, 7:19pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Deeside to Wirral Cycle Route
Replies: 13
Views: 2838

Re: Deeside to Wirral Cycle Route

Yes, its all back up and running. Its been a marvellous addition, especially now that Nets cafe is open.
by chesterpete
13 Jun 2020, 8:06am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Indian girl cycles 1200km with her old fella on the rack!!
Replies: 11
Views: 827

Re: Indian girl cycles 1200km with her old fella on the rack!!

Wonderful. Amazing how she picked up an old singlespeed antique and set off on that remarkable journey while we all stress out over choosing the right bike, gearing, luggage capabilities, etc etc etc for a fortnight in France! :D
by chesterpete
13 Jun 2020, 7:57am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: The tool you bought that proved a revelation ??
Replies: 70
Views: 2929

Re: The tools you never needed until you got then use a lot thread!!

Torque wrench and a Dremel. Managed without both for decades and both are now invaluable.
by chesterpete
27 Apr 2020, 7:51am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling as an activity during the Covid 19 outbreak
Replies: 1057
Views: 34248

Re: Cycling as an activity during the Covid 19 outbreak

Police in England warn rural vigilantes not to take law into own hands during lockdown https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/apr/26/police-in-england-warn-rural-vigilantes-not-to-take-law-into-own-hands-coronavirus-lockdown?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Copy_to_clipboard Some people think the countryside...
by chesterpete
10 Apr 2020, 8:15am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Live Cams. Covid19 free travel
Replies: 4
Views: 676

Re: Live Cams. Covid19 free travel

A little closer to home - Llandudno West Shore (between 10am and 10pm)
http://www.westshorebeachcafe.com/webcam-in-llandudno/
by chesterpete
19 Mar 2020, 8:24am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?
Replies: 2697
Views: 53388

Re: Corona virus - impact on European tours in next 3 months?

Apropos the cycling ban chat, the Guardian's Coronavirus live blog just posted the following: The cycling industry will join forces to call on government to exempt cycling from any ban, due to its strategic role in the nation’s resilience - not only as transport but a form of exercise, the Bicycle ...
by chesterpete
12 Mar 2020, 7:09pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?
Replies: 2697
Views: 53388

Re: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?

PMs briefing probably as straight as could be. Didn't put a figure on deaths, but reading between lines and CSOs numbers comes out at 500,000. Failed, for obvious reasons, to state who will choose who not to treat and on what criteria. Medics will need a "score sheet". Thats very chilling.
by chesterpete
23 Aug 2017, 8:32am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Do I need 'cycling shoes'?
Replies: 12
Views: 967

Re: Do I need 'cycling shoes'?

Thanks for all the replies. Very helpful.
by chesterpete
22 Aug 2017, 10:42pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Do I need 'cycling shoes'?
Replies: 12
Views: 967

Re: Do I need 'cycling shoes'?

need
niːd/
verb
1.
require (something) because it is essential or very important rather than just desirable.