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by durhambiker
30 May 2019, 9:30am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Old Skool Cycle Tourist
Replies: 27
Views: 1342

Re: Old Skool Cycle Tourist

pwa wrote:There must be a lot of people these days for whom two weeks without any screen to look at would be an adventure in itself. Real "getting away from it" stuff.
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For many,2 minutes without a screen would be new territory.
by durhambiker
23 May 2019, 2:10pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: C2C Sunderland or Tynemouth for return by rail?
Replies: 15
Views: 475

Re: C2C Sunderland or Tynemouth for return by rail?

Without a doubt, Tynemouth. Although I'm not a fan of the dull, dirty, battered social housing estates places like Sunderland or Newcastle consist of (NB. I'm a bit biased :shock: ), as stated above Tynemouth itself at least has a "sense of place". And the centre of Newcastle is worthy of...
by durhambiker
23 May 2019, 10:30am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: C2C Sunderland or Tynemouth for return by rail?
Replies: 15
Views: 475

Re: C2C Sunderland or Tynemouth for return by rail?

Without a doubt, Tynemouth. Although I'm not a fan of the dull, dirty, battered social housing estates places like Sunderland or Newcastle consist of (NB. I'm a bit biased :shock: ), as stated above Tynemouth itself at least has a "sense of place". And the centre of Newcastle is worthy of...
by durhambiker
9 May 2019, 3:54pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Abandoned holiday - RyanAir terms and conditions
Replies: 127
Views: 3212

Re: Abandoned holiday - RyanAir terms and conditions

Despite the reservations of Psamanthe above, I would definitely take this all the way. Include everything, any expense you can think of , down to lost accommodation and rebooking fees. These are the kind of odd stories that appeal to broadsheet journalists who are having a quiet news day (this happ...
by durhambiker
9 May 2019, 3:52pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Abandoned holiday - RyanAir terms and conditions
Replies: 127
Views: 3212

Re: Abandoned holiday - RyanAir terms and conditions

To ask again, what do posters think would be the OP's chances of bringing a successful action? I think if you went to Small Claims with it they would probably settle before a court date. It would probably cost them more to hire a solicitor for the day than to settle with you. Just make sure you hav...
by durhambiker
9 May 2019, 3:50pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Abandoned holiday - RyanAir terms and conditions
Replies: 127
Views: 3212

Re: Abandoned holiday - RyanAir terms and conditions

Despite the reservations of Psamanthe above, I would definitely take this all the way. Include everything, any expense you can think of , down to lost accommodation and rebooking fees. These are the kind of odd stories that appeal to broadsheet journalists who are having a quiet news day (this happ...
by durhambiker
9 May 2019, 3:48pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Abandoned holiday - RyanAir terms and conditions
Replies: 127
Views: 3212

Re: Abandoned holiday - RyanAir terms and conditions

Bonefishblues wrote:
al_yrpal wrote:Small claims court should sort it. Inexpensive and effective.

Al

How do you rate OP's prospects of success?

Nil
by durhambiker
7 May 2019, 1:30pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: scotland cycle tour suggestions - first time to scotland
Replies: 27
Views: 990

Re: scotland cycle tour suggestions - first time to scotland

Unfortunately the predicting of midge activity is not that accurate. AS you will be aware this type of monster rely on water for hatching and hence they can appear anywhere near standing water. That could be a loch or it could just be an area of sodden peatland, neither of which are hard to find in...
by durhambiker
3 May 2019, 4:31pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Can you help me find my dream bike?
Replies: 69
Views: 1687

Re: Can you help me find my dream bike?

Sure, not to difficult. Don't fit a ringlock, stands, leather saddle , multiposition adjustable handlebars , suspension seatpost, el cheapo suspension forks and those terrible +1kg Marathon plus tyres. Swapped the bars on a Koga once for something sensible. Saved 1 kilo! Many bikes are made to be s...
by durhambiker
3 May 2019, 9:36am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Ideas to Consider for Prospective New Tourers
Replies: 13
Views: 4211

Re: Ideas to Consider for Prospective New Tourers

Several requests are made to help formulate plans for new tourers. Before posting future requests, please consider the following:- 1) Abilities of yourself (solo or a group); 2) Types of bike(s) and proposed terrain; 3) Length of tour (time and or miles); 4) Accommodation planned (camp/B&B/host...
by durhambiker
3 May 2019, 9:21am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Can you help me find my dream bike?
Replies: 69
Views: 1687

Re: Can you help me find my dream bike?

Are there any bikes under 30lbs that can credibly claim to be able to carry panniers f&r as per one of the OP's criteria? Sure, not to difficult. Don't fit a ringlock, stands, leather saddle , multiposition adjustable handlebars , suspension seatpost, el cheapo suspension forks and those terrib...
by durhambiker
2 May 2019, 5:55pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Can you help me find my dream bike?
Replies: 69
Views: 1687

Re: Can you help me find my dream bike?

KOGA MIYATA RANDONNEUR....Fantastic bike for any surface or kind of touring
by durhambiker
26 Apr 2019, 5:48pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Am I mad, newbie tourer
Replies: 115
Views: 10876

Re: Am I mad, newbie tourer

It's a wonderful idea and you will have a great time ... But, I think your daily mileage estimates are way over the top. It's not so much about fitness but stamina and what happens to your body, and especially your mind, when you start to get dog tired. The most catastrophic thing is that you becom...
by durhambiker
26 Apr 2019, 5:46pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Hoek van Holland Ferry and onward by rail
Replies: 7
Views: 436

Re: Hoek van Holland Ferry and onward by rail

Enjoy your trip..I have nothing but great menories of wandering Europe via train with my bike.