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by horizon
25 Jun 2017, 8:49pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Dawes Galaxy-What year?
Replies: 6
Views: 295

Re: Dawes Galaxy-What year?

Unless it's been heavily altered, a photo should give an instant year identification.
by horizon
25 Jun 2017, 4:02pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Are you wearing per- and poly-fluorinated chemical cycle clothing?
Replies: 4
Views: 191

Re: Are you wearing per- and poly-fluorinated chemical cycle clothing?

Looks like a bit of blatant advertorial to me. If it's for Paramo clothing then I'm all in favour. More here: https://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2016/may/27/outdoor-clothing-paramo-toxic-pfc-greenpeace-fabric-technology Though here's a comment: Have a look at some of the cycling forum...
by horizon
25 Jun 2017, 3:00pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Buying a bike in San seb?
Replies: 5
Views: 245

Re: Buying a bike in San seb?

Hi all, Im planning to do a tour from san seb to Roscoff at the end of August. I am meeting my boyfriend there and this will be my first tour. I have not yet got a touring bike and im wandering if anyone knows a shop or website in san seb where I can buy a second hand touring bike from. Or does any...
by horizon
25 Jun 2017, 2:45pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Are you wearing per- and poly-fluorinated chemical cycle clothing?
Replies: 4
Views: 191

Are you wearing per- and poly-fluorinated chemical cycle clothing?

https://www.theguardian.com/environment ... mance-wear

I would be interested in comments on the above and the extent to which they apply to cycling wear.
by horizon
24 Jun 2017, 7:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: LEJOG on ebike
Replies: 17
Views: 438

Re: LEJOG on ebike

On a previous thread I wondered aloud at the potential of touring on an e-bike. I questioned whether touring with luggage (and a longer day) would eat up the battery power. If the battery did run out, would that leave you with a heavy bike and luggage? I don't think anyone answered that point. I sup...
by horizon
24 Jun 2017, 5:47pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What should Jeremy do?
Replies: 497
Views: 12204

Re: What should Jeremy do?

Well no-one suggested that he should be the headline act at Glastonbury with apparently the biggest crowd there ever but he's gone ahead and done it anyway:

https://www.facebook.com/MetroUK/videos ... f=mentions
by horizon
23 Jun 2017, 4:09pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Teruel to valencia
Replies: 9
Views: 234

Re: Teruel to valencia

Thanks for the update! Glad it turned out well.
by horizon
15 Jun 2017, 11:44pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Tower Block Disaster
Replies: 330
Views: 5390

Re: Tower Block Disaster

As a Guardian columnist says, this disaster is a shameful symbol of a state that didn't care. That a Guardian writer is now realising that the state is not your friend is perhaps one good thing that has come of this catastrophe. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jun/15/grenfell-tower-s...
by horizon
15 Jun 2017, 3:27pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Major new road in Cardiff opens
Replies: 8
Views: 419

Re: Major new road in Cardiff opens

I don't think any worthwhile comment can be made about this project. Those carrying it out are living in a fantasy world believing that it will reduce congestion. They also bear a moral responsibility for the increase in car usage and hence pollution. And all to reduce a journey by 1 mile. The £57m ...
by horizon
15 Jun 2017, 12:36pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Tim Farron resigns
Replies: 44
Views: 848

Re: Tim Farron resigns

I like Tim Farron. I also find his position completely consistent. There are lots of moral issues that have to be handled politically so that society can function. He seemed to have kept his personal morals to himself while making good decisions that benefit other people and society. This is the bes...
by horizon
14 Jun 2017, 9:31pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Teruel to valencia
Replies: 9
Views: 234

Re: Teruel to valencia

I've just realised that you're actually there already so good luck and do report back!
by horizon
14 Jun 2017, 9:01pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Teruel to valencia
Replies: 9
Views: 234

Re: Teruel to valencia

More thoughts (though others hopefully will chip in): 1. Whatever bike you use for railway paths in the UK will work on this one. It isn't like the Transandalus or even Sustrans routes where you have to drag your bike across rough ground. 2. Like all bike paths it can be either too crowded (I'm thin...
by horizon
14 Jun 2017, 1:35pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Teruel to valencia
Replies: 9
Views: 234

Re: Teruel to valencia

Thanks. What's the surface like? Is it doable on a touring bike? It's an old railway path so similar to many of ours: part gravel, part tarmac and a part a bit rough but I don't remember any issues. I had 1.75 (IIRC) Marathon Cross on 26" wheels fully loaded. Like on all bike paths though, 26&...
by horizon
14 Jun 2017, 12:01pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Teruel to valencia
Replies: 9
Views: 234

Re: Teruel to valencia

I did it in 2010. Brilliant in parts (tunnels and bridges etc). Wild camped along the way. Some parts might need determined route finding. Its length makes it worth doing. Last section is on (old) road to Segunt.
by horizon
14 Jun 2017, 11:45am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Hung Parliament means Hung Parliament - the Hung Parliament thread
Replies: 239
Views: 3918

Re: Hung Parliament means Hung Parliament - the Hung Parliament thread

Our system for deciding on election timing is as good as any, It was certainly good this time. :D Actually I think the election shows all sorts of good things about the UK way of doing things. Policy has changed, politics has shifted, Labour is happy (although they lost). the Tories are gutted (alt...

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