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by durhambiker
11 Feb 2019, 9:07am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Flights are booked!!
Replies: 5
Views: 740

Re: Flights are booked!!

I hope you have a wonderful trip and make many happy memories.
by durhambiker
6 Feb 2019, 11:35am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Currently listening to .......
Replies: 266
Views: 40539

Re: Currently listening to .......

landsurfer wrote:New Order Best Remixes ..... Favourite ? ..Jetstream, Richard X Remix

Anything and everything via spotify via sonos
by durhambiker
6 Feb 2019, 11:32am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Who should we be boycotting?
Replies: 106
Views: 6758

Re: Who should we be boycotting?

bovlomov wrote:I'm still boycotting shops even though the offending owners and/or staff are long gone. However many times the shop changes hands, it is connected to the original by a psychic chain of representation, that can never be broken.

"Psychic chain of representation...Yes,,,will watch out for that 1
by durhambiker
6 Feb 2019, 10:54am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Mental activity v. Mental decline?
Replies: 36
Views: 1554

Re: Mental activity v. Mental decline?

brynpoeth wrote:The secret of happiness is not possession, but giving. She who makes others happy becomes happy
Andre Gide

Bit sexist
by durhambiker
6 Feb 2019, 9:25am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Newcastle to Heathrow?
Replies: 28
Views: 2238

Re: Newcastle to Heathrow?

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by durhambiker
6 Feb 2019, 9:24am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Newcastle to Heathrow?
Replies: 28
Views: 2238

Re: Newcastle to Heathrow?

The Newcastle closest to where the ferry comes in from The Netherlands. Ah, the only toon known as nooocasle. I've done Newcastle / London a number of times, though only to Heathrow once. Staying east of the main North / South motorway (A1) is the quickest advice. Put simply, the land to the east t...
by durhambiker
6 Feb 2019, 9:16am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Newcastle to Heathrow?
Replies: 28
Views: 2238

Re: Newcastle to Heathrow?

eileithyia wrote:As a Midlander I would ask which Newcastle?

As a northerner,I would say,,,the real one...On Tyne.
by durhambiker
31 Jan 2019, 9:34pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: What better than doing the coast to coast?
Replies: 25
Views: 2694

Re: What better than doing the coast to coast?

Am I alone here? I find it very distracting when the terms C2C ( sea to sea) or coast to coast are used quite wildly. Unless otherwise stated and especially when referring to crossing in the Northern half of England can we please stick to what is normally recognised. https://www.cyclinguk.org/cycle...
by durhambiker
27 Jan 2019, 11:48am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Vege, Vegan or Carnivore
Replies: 98
Views: 4146

Re: Vege, Vegan or Carnivore

Vegan,,, ish...55,heart attack 5 years ago,,seemed to go from meat and two veg,,,binge on dairy milk, etc,,and never lose weight,,,and seem to have that,"bonk" low blood sugar at times...Vegan since Jan 1st...Main things..Appetite in general seems much less.Pleasantly surprised how tasty v...
by durhambiker
27 Jan 2019, 11:42am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Sweden - any bike rules/laws I need to be aware of?
Replies: 23
Views: 1877

Re: Sweden - any bike rules/laws I need to be aware of?

The main one that catches many out is that naked cycling is compulsary!..Enjoy,,,!!.Do not get caught wearing a sneaky thong!
by durhambiker
18 Jan 2019, 9:06am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring saddle
Replies: 40
Views: 2948

Re: Touring saddle

Thanks for that. I've never had a leather saddle before. Just called Spa and they said takes about 500 miles to break in a spa one, bit less for a Brooks. I normally wear padded shorts (2 pairs lol) and have had some prostate issues in the past so it's quite an important choice for me. Will have a ...
by durhambiker
18 Jan 2019, 9:05am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring saddle
Replies: 40
Views: 2948

Re: Touring saddle

Thanks for that. I've never had a leather saddle before. Just called Spa and they said takes about 500 miles to break in a spa one, bit less for a Brooks. I normally wear padded shorts (2 pairs lol) and have had some prostate issues in the past so it's quite an important choice for me. Will have a ...
by durhambiker
18 Jan 2019, 9:03am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring saddle
Replies: 40
Views: 2948

Re: Touring saddle

One problem with leather saddles with no cut-out is that as the sit bone dimples form, you sit slightly lower in the saddle and the ridge at the front becomes relatively higher as a consequence. So pressure on the corresponding front part of the anatomy increases. Not good if you have prostate issu...
by durhambiker
16 Jan 2019, 4:55pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: "What you bring on your ride needs to go home with you."
Replies: 179
Views: 4882

Re: "What you bring on your ride needs to go home with you."

durhambiker wrote:
mattsccm wrote:Surely the exact environment is relevant. Inner city or royal park are different to country roads.
Quite possibly the best place for food waste in the carriage way. Pulped in seconds then back to nature.
Same with dog logs.

Fling all food waste onto the roads?...great ideaall 1.9 million tonnes.
by durhambiker
16 Jan 2019, 4:53pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: "What you bring on your ride needs to go home with you."
Replies: 179
Views: 4882

Re: "What you bring on your ride needs to go home with you."

mattsccm wrote:Surely the exact environment is relevant. Inner city or royal park are different to country roads.
Quite possibly the best place for food waste in the carriage way. Pulped in seconds then back to nature.
Same with dog logs.

Fling all food waste onto the roads?...great idea.