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by Hypocacculus
2 Aug 2012, 7:18pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: AMSTERDAM TO COPENHAGEN
Replies: 3
Views: 3953

Re: AMSTERDAM TO COPENHAGEN

Check out the sleeper train between Amsterdam and Copenhagen. (more info on man in seat 61). However, you need to book sharpish to get the cheap tickets which only go on sale two or three months before the date of travel (I tried to do this last year but missed them; however, we did the sleeper Berl...
by Hypocacculus
2 Sep 2011, 10:01am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Slug Game
Replies: 31
Views: 2035

Re: Slug Game

I was up far a call of nature during the night recently, and the cat had brought a mouse into the bedroom and left it by the bedroom door. It was dead. (the mouse, that is - not the cat!) It was dark, and I stood on it. In bare feet. Ooo - yes, I've had similar experiences. Our cat used to leave hi...
by Hypocacculus
1 Sep 2011, 11:05am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Back spasms?
Replies: 13
Views: 1055

Re: Back spasms?

Personally I would not go to a chiropracter. Despite the scientific sounding name, they are not proper medics and have been the subject of some intense critical scrutiny because they have some odd and unsubstatiated ideas. Google 'Simon SIngh' for an idea of the debate. Mr H went to one years ago an...
by Hypocacculus
1 Sep 2011, 8:52am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Slug Game
Replies: 31
Views: 2035

Re: Slug Game

We did a lot of slug dodging in Denmark this year. In woodland areas they come out to browse on the tarmac, get run over, then the grieving relatives come out to have a snack.... There were hundreds of the bloomin' things. I can confirm that scraping this stuff off your bike is not entirely enjoyable.
by Hypocacculus
31 Aug 2011, 8:51am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Can anyone recommend a good sleeping bag?
Replies: 12
Views: 1116

Re: Can anyone recommend a good sleeping bag?

Check out Rab. High quality goosedown bags. Not cheap. I have two Rab bags; a conventional 3+ season that has served me well for 18 years now, and a Quantum top bag, an insane sleeping bag with no zip and no insulation on the bottom half - more like a little quilt. It is not for the faint hearted bu...
by Hypocacculus
31 Aug 2011, 8:41am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring with only a saddle bag?
Replies: 10
Views: 1685

Re: Touring with only a saddle bag?

I've posted this before, but I think this guy has taken things pretty much to the limit.

http://ultralightcycling.blogspot.com/
by Hypocacculus
30 Aug 2011, 2:23pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Beer & lager A-Z
Replies: 32
Views: 2226

Re: Beer & lager A-Z

The blanket term is Ale. Beer is ale flavoured with hops. :D Hmm. I've done some looking around and it doesn't seem to be that clear cut. It seems to depend who you believe, what you read and/or where you come from. The definition you give is just one of several possibilities it seems. I've just re...
by Hypocacculus
30 Aug 2011, 1:28pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Beer & lager A-Z
Replies: 32
Views: 2226

Re: Beer & lager A-Z

McVouty wrote:Well I know Guinness is stout, not beer or lager, but it can't be ignored...


eh? Isn't beer a blanket term for a beverage brewed from malted cereal grains that covers lager, stout, mild, bitter or whatever?
by Hypocacculus
30 Aug 2011, 12:01pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Bikes aren't always Green?
Replies: 46
Views: 3189

Re: Bikes aren't always Green?

To quote hubgearfreak "either you're being very silly or very stupid. or (sic) there's the possibility that you're trying to be funny." :wink: Or perhaps you're making a point by the use of irony? I agree with you that whether or not we decide to use a car or a bike makes little of no dif...
by Hypocacculus
30 Aug 2011, 11:01am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Train Fares
Replies: 35
Views: 2594

Re: Train Fares

But I really resent the fact that if you want to make a journey at short notice, you really get screwed for the train fare. It has put me off quite a few trips I might have made. But that's not unique to trains. No, but it wasn't anything like this bad twenty years ago, so I feel I have had somethi...
by Hypocacculus
30 Aug 2011, 10:57am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Drop or Flat bars for Long Tour
Replies: 27
Views: 7706

Re: Drop or Flat bars for Long Tour

When I first changed from my "sit up and beg" to drops, back in the Cretaceous, I also felt really unstable and unsafe. It remember it took a while to get used to the riding position, but I did. Recently, I was given another 'sit up and beg' bike, and it felt really unstable and wierd. I s...
by Hypocacculus
30 Aug 2011, 10:43am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Train Fares
Replies: 35
Views: 2594

Re: Train Fares

I agree that you can find some amazingly good deals on line. When I booked our tour earlier this year, I got return tickets to London from Staffordshire for £12 each. For those prices you have to forsake Intercity and go on the slower trains. This means you have to make sure that your search on-line...
by Hypocacculus
30 Aug 2011, 10:37am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Collision advice request
Replies: 12
Views: 762

Re: Collision advice request

TonyR wrote: But bruises don't earn much damages unless your holiday was written off as a result. So what exactly are you planning to claim for?


You obviously haven't seen an experienced ambulance chaser in action. :shock:
by Hypocacculus
30 Aug 2011, 10:28am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Bikes aren't always Green?
Replies: 46
Views: 3189

Re: Bikes aren't always Green?

I got up this morning and plundered the planet's fossil fuel reserve a bit by putting the kettle on. I then spooned some tea, (grown in vast monoculture plantations at the expense of nature, picked by underpaid women and children and brought over by some form of fossil fuel powered vehicle, and pack...
by Hypocacculus
27 Aug 2011, 1:49pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: The Impossible Dream
Replies: 34
Views: 5434

Re: The Impossible Dream

Good luck - soon you'll be planning your next challenge!