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by delport
8 Nov 2011, 4:11pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Brought some new lights from WILKO'S !!
Replies: 39
Views: 3483

Re: Brought some new lights from WILKO'S !!

I feel as if i'm living in a post Orwell world You are. Since 21 January 1950 in fact. Unless you mean the river Orwell, which is still flowing as far as I'm aware. Orwell's world hasn't yet happened, 1984 isn't all reality, so there is still room for post orwell, as it hasn't happened yet. The poi...
by delport
26 Oct 2011, 8:02am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Brought some new lights from WILKO'S !!
Replies: 39
Views: 3483

Re: Brought some new lights from WILKO'S !!

Delport said.... "Small thing, the English word is bought not brought, this is taught to pupils from 5 years old at primary school. It annoys me that so many people use the word brought when they so often mean bought." "I feel as if i'm living in a post Orwell world where only a few ...
by delport
25 Oct 2011, 2:19pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Brought some new lights from WILKO'S !!
Replies: 39
Views: 3483

Re: Brought some new lights from WILKO'S !!

Small thing, the English word is bought not brought, this is taught to pupils from 5 years old at primary school. It annoys me that so many people use the word brought when they so often mean bought. Brought is literally the new bought, too many people make this mistake.When people say brought you t...
by delport
21 Oct 2011, 2:09pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: car parking at portsmouth
Replies: 12
Views: 3413

Re: car parking at portsmouth

booked in advance you can travel from Liverpool for example for £13, and for £1 from london to portsmouth. Just a pound from London to Portsmouth? I live half-way along the railway line between those two cities and can't buy a ticket to either of them for less than a tenner: <Victor Meldrew> I just...
by delport
19 Oct 2011, 8:15pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LE2JOG on folding bikes
Replies: 6
Views: 820

Re: LE2JOG on folding bikes

I think the wigan pier is an orwell joke,also heard it was George Formby sarcasm? The pier is virtually invisible, the nightclub next to it is much more in your face.It's also called Wigan pier i think. Good book though "the road to Wigan Pier".Life was incredibly hard when that book was w...
by delport
19 Oct 2011, 10:38am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: car parking at portsmouth
Replies: 12
Views: 3413

Re: car parking at portsmouth

If you are up in chester [chesterpete] the train will cost you very little to reach portsmouth, booked in advance you can travel from Liverpool for example for £13, and for £1 from london to portsmouth. There is plenty of crime down here in Portsmouth, i wouldn't leave items outside for 24 hours nev...
by delport
10 Oct 2011, 3:16pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Can you rent or borrow a garmin?
Replies: 12
Views: 3354

Re: Can you rent or borrow a garmin?

You don't really need a gps for the trip, i bought my gps quite a bit after my JOG-LE trip. As Ron says a few maps printed out will do the job fine,i did some on my printer, and only used a few roads to go from JOG down to LE .I'd stay on one road for 100 to 200 miles then go on another road for ano...
by delport
10 Oct 2011, 11:59am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Can you rent or borrow a garmin?
Replies: 12
Views: 3354

Re: Can you rent or borrow a garmin?

Yes i guess you are not looking for the £90 garmin the yellow etrex,[which can be bought for £70 or less if you look around] you want the £200 model with viewable maps? How much can you afford normally?If you can afford close to £100 try looking for second hand models, even on CTC. I saw a 2nd hand ...
by delport
10 Oct 2011, 11:52am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclist gets knocked and run over in London !!
Replies: 7
Views: 1099

Re: Cyclist gets knocked and run over in London !!

I thought much the same as the above posters, i watched the video just the once with no sound on.
It looked an easy one to solve as to who was in the right and wrong.
The cyclist didn't have much chance or choice, you'd need to be very quick witted to avoid that collision.
by delport
9 Oct 2011, 5:17pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Just went to police station
Replies: 19
Views: 2020

Re: Just went to police station

To the original poster, sorry to hear your story, that is a big financial loss in anyone's book,£150 down in one go. I really don't get the obsessive use and installation of CCTV in the Uk as opposed to say any other nation in Europe.It is not doing the job it was installed for in the first place. I...
by delport
28 Sep 2011, 10:12pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: The conclusion [all good]
Replies: 1
Views: 485

The conclusion [all good]

Just to let the whole forum know, Chris did send me the stuff back [panniers and pannier rack], for arrival on tuesday morning, and everything he sent was in immaculate order and washed. Seems i was wrong to go in all guns blazing, i did give him loads of time to return these items, and i have been ...
by delport
13 Sep 2011, 7:59pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle camping with a trailer, route 6.
Replies: 10
Views: 529

Re: Cycle camping with a trailer, route 6.

Only 40 mph, thats slow. I've hit 55.1 mph with mine .......... :twisted: Its not how fast you can come down a hill. Its a question if you can can stop/slow down, if needed, without burning your brakes out. I found at 40 mph drivers gave me loads of room, may'be they thought i wouldn't come out ali...
by delport
13 Sep 2011, 2:49pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle camping with a trailer, route 6.
Replies: 10
Views: 529

Re: Cycle camping with a trailer, route 6.

Can you still climb hills with the extra weight of the trailer or will you need to tweak the gears ?? Will your brakes still stop you or are you going to need to upgrade the pads ?? How much will you average speed be slowed down, I work on about 1 mph per 10 Kg, this may limit how far you are willi...
by delport
13 Sep 2011, 1:43am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Tried my recent e-bay purchase today
Replies: 14
Views: 738

Re: Tried my recent e-bay purchase today

stewartpratt wrote:£100 has to be a record for delivery costs even for SJS!

On ebay in the past it wouldn't be unheard of for the postage to be £500, and the item cost £100.
Ebay clamped done on the fee avoiders who were loading the postage.
Buy a laptop for 99p with £300 postage for example.
by delport
12 Sep 2011, 10:00pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Suggestions for lights
Replies: 12
Views: 891

Re: Suggestions for lights

For a rear light i have smart lunar, this may be the 1/2 mile light you are talking about, as that is it's quoted working distance.I'm happy with my one anyway, i also have a cateye rear light, but i don't really need 2 bright rear lights at one time.I dazzle people with just that 1. http://www.theb...