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by Tasker
21 Aug 2015, 1:03am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Mapping for numbskulls
Replies: 54
Views: 4666

Re: Mapping for numbskulls

Os Maps - Os maps! Garmin! Garmin! Memory Map! What a load of old cobblers they are to a man on a bleedin' bike - yes, all the little roads are there - but NO mention of to what they're named as. We ride ON ROADS. It's about time Google (who set about mapping the world simply because they knew they ...
by Tasker
8 Aug 2015, 12:41am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Solid commuter with touring potential
Replies: 28
Views: 2867

Re: Solid commuter with touring potential

There's some photos somewhere on here of people on the top of some alps somewhere (albeit old photos) that look as if they made it up there on a collection of old bone shakers. I'm sure they just 'got on their bikes' and did it. Like you perhaps? I'm determined to take a trip too - this September. I...
by Tasker
6 Aug 2015, 12:13am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: What's your top weight saving tip for touring?
Replies: 47
Views: 11096

Re: What's your top weight saving tip for touring?

Sweep wrote:Am looking forward to this thread being a mix of the supremely practical and the infamous viz handy household tips :)


When touring in France, to keep your French Baguette fresh simply pop it into a bucket of water overnight....
by Tasker
21 Jun 2015, 11:00pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Bus passes
Replies: 55
Views: 4752

Re: Bus passes

You're right, they didn't - just trying to spike potential guns. Sorry to all
by Tasker
21 Jun 2015, 8:11pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Bus passes
Replies: 55
Views: 4752

Re: Bus passes

I love my bike and I love my bus pass. Where I live - in perhaps the most forgotten midlands town there is, most old people are very, genuinely poor. Without a bus pass to get into town for a few hours they would be condemned to a 24 hour life of hell in the multi-cultie, chav ridden hell-holes that...
by Tasker
15 Jun 2015, 10:40pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: camping pet hates
Replies: 93
Views: 6438

Re: camping pet hates

Just wild camp. You'll be spending the night overlooking some of the best views ever. No showers? Just pull into the nearest town, find the swimming pool. Shower and shave or whatever - why you can even have a swim! Beats me why anyone would willingly get ripped off just to stay in some noisy chav r...
by Tasker
15 Jun 2015, 10:22pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: camping pet hates
Replies: 93
Views: 6438

Re: camping pet hates

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I had a ridiculous issue in the Lakes years our tabBBQ etcwatago where er, le, chairs, was physically moved off our pitch Worse than Hyaenas! (Which is a true story

Did you really bring that lot on your 'bikes'?

I know you were but please confirm you're 'aving a laugh.......
by Tasker
11 Jun 2015, 10:34pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: What constitutes light touring?
Replies: 24
Views: 1797

Re: What constitutes light touring?

No,no,no!

Please, please, don't mess him/or yourselves around any more with this nonsense thread.

Just say/tell him...

Listen mate, just load up and go.
by Tasker
11 Jun 2015, 8:52pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: What constitutes light touring?
Replies: 24
Views: 1797

Re: What constitutes light touring?

What weight of cycle touring kit means I should buy a tourer rather than an audax bike? Should my own weight be taken into account? Also does being "vertically challenged" and having a smaller, less flexy frame make a difference? Yeah - but is this really a 'cycling' question? Suggesting ...
by Tasker
7 Jun 2015, 6:38pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Is the bicycle a political object?
Replies: 53
Views: 4958

Re: Is the bicycle a political object?

I'm sorry but I think you misunderstood me. I was agreeing wholeheartedly with your point that we should resist attempts to politicise the bicycle. Quoting someone and commenting "+1" means that you agree with what they have said. You asked how to spell politicise so I provided the two ac...
by Tasker
1 Jun 2015, 10:34pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Is the bicycle a political object?
Replies: 53
Views: 4958

Re: Is the bicycle a political object?

In essence, I agree with what you're saying, however I still stay with my fundamental view which is that we politicice (spelling?) riding our bikes at our peril. I won't allow any political creed to use me on my bike for it's own selfish uses and I respectfully suggest neither should any other bike...
by Tasker
1 Jun 2015, 6:21pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Is the bicycle a political object?
Replies: 53
Views: 4958

Re: Is the bicycle a political object?

horizon: I was very rude to you publicly so in return this is a public apology. In essence, I agree with what you're saying, however I still stay with my fundamental view which is that we politicice (spelling?) riding our bikes at our peril. I won't allow any political creed to use me on my bike for...
by Tasker
29 May 2015, 8:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Safe carriage of bike in back of van
Replies: 14
Views: 810

Re: Safe carriage of bike in back of van

This is not the main danger: actually riding the thing is what causes the real damage.
by Tasker
29 May 2015, 8:10pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Musette/Bonk Bag? Old Skool
Replies: 22
Views: 1647

Re: Musette/Bonk Bag? Old Skool

What a great idea/perfect thing.
by Tasker
21 May 2015, 10:40pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Is the bicycle a political object?
Replies: 53
Views: 4958

Re: Is the bicycle a political object?

To Politise (can't spell), cycling is the most dangerous thing ever. Far more dangerous than any drunk driver/monster truck/ 'Green Party Activist' in his wildest dreams could ever wish for. Cycling still is at this time of writing, mercifully free from the left/right wing fascists. If we loose the ...