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by ossie
25 Jan 2021, 8:10pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling Across France
Replies: 36
Views: 1910

Re: Cycling Across France

The French evening / night time economy does seem drastically different from the UK, even Germany and the Netherlands. When pitching at the local municipal I will make a point of exploring the town in the evening. The majority are often deserted, you may chance upon a takeaway or a Pizza restaurant ...
by ossie
25 Jan 2021, 5:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: It’s OK to be wrong.
Replies: 30
Views: 985

Re: It’s OK to be wrong.

My 'tourer' has carbon forks....am I heading to hell in a handcart :wink:
by ossie
22 Jan 2021, 6:34pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Would you take a vaccine against CV? Vote now please!
Replies: 844
Views: 18827

Re: Would you take a vaccine against CV? Vote now please!

Everyone I know over 80 in our area has been jabbed, family friends of family, extended family(Dorset) We then had an over 70's letter on Wednesday, went online and got an appointment at a nearby pharmacy for tomorrow. Last night I took my mum to our regional vaccination centre (that will vaccinate ...
by ossie
21 Jan 2021, 9:00pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Who's had the vaccine?
Replies: 306
Views: 7283

Re: Who's had the vaccine?

Took my mum to our regional vaccination centre in Bournemouth this evening.... extremely quiet, straight in ahead of schedule and straight out. (booked online with the excellent booking system). Both other 'oldies' in our line up are getting theirs on Saturday. Very impressed with the rollout so far.
by ossie
21 Jan 2021, 8:48pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Tubeless tyres
Replies: 8
Views: 444

Re: Tubeless tyres

I took this pic on my D Day beaches tour....Utah Beach museum...at least it has tyres :wink:


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by ossie
18 Jan 2021, 9:24pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Foam sleeping mats
Replies: 50
Views: 1666

Re: Foam sleeping mats

Thermorest NeoAir X lite. Comfort / weight per £....pretty damned good.
by ossie
15 Jan 2021, 7:58pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring overseas 2021
Replies: 75
Views: 2746

Re: Touring overseas 2021

Its the time of year that I'm usually planning for this years tour but there are simply too many variables at the moment. Hopefully mainland Europe might be on the cards late Aug / Sept...fingers crossed.
by ossie
14 Jan 2021, 7:42pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Where do I start please
Replies: 15
Views: 1123

Re: Where do I start please

I cycle as my main form of transport between 4 miles and 20 miles a day. I've recently bought a new Burley Nomad trailer and would like to work up to LEJOG in 2022. I've done a few multiday hikes from guide books but don't know where to start. I like staying in hostel type accommodation first choic...
by ossie
11 Jan 2021, 8:05pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: COVID Lockdown - Guidance versus the Law
Replies: 134
Views: 5136

Re: COVID Lockdown - Guidance versus the Law

14 mile cycle ride? What is the problem? .... e.g. that Norfolk Police Official on TV said I should not leave my village which limits me to rides of a few hundred meters. Ian Our top hospital guy said if you have a road traffic accident don't expect an ambulance anytime soon, if one rocks up don't ...
by ossie
11 Jan 2021, 8:01pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: COVID Lockdown - Guidance versus the Law
Replies: 134
Views: 5136

Re: COVID Lockdown - Guidance versus the Law

DaveReading wrote:
ossie wrote:Any comment on his 14 mile cycle ride?

Surely only 7 miles ? In fact probably not that far.


I thought he was 7 miles from No 10...I presumed he cycled back
by ossie
11 Jan 2021, 7:06pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: COVID Lockdown - Guidance versus the Law
Replies: 134
Views: 5136

Re: COVID Lockdown - Guidance versus the Law

Official from Norfolk Police on local BBC Magazine program said that if you live in a town or village you should not lave that town or village. Which means I can go for a ride of about 500 meters. Meanwhilse Johnson illustrates what "stay local" means travelling from London to Bristol for...
by ossie
10 Jan 2021, 9:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sourcing Touring Wheels
Replies: 20
Views: 1215

Re: Sourcing Touring Wheels

Avoid Spa for hand built wheels . One of my hand built touring wheels gave up after 10 days from new....when I was on tour abroad....this was after they'd previously sent me the wrong set. Neither were exactly true when they arrived, they agreed to fix the issue and replace the rear hub yet the repl...
by ossie
10 Jan 2021, 6:38pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Did you clap this time round - or last time?
Replies: 83
Views: 2534

Re: Did you clap this time round - or last time?

Postboxer wrote:Train drivers can also threaten and then organise very effective strikes.


French train drivers literally do it at the drop of a hat.
by ossie
8 Jan 2021, 9:02pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Would you take a vaccine against CV? Vote now please!
Replies: 844
Views: 18827

Re: Would you take a vaccine against CV? Vote now please!

Latest!! PM claims new Personal Best for UK, proof that restored Sovereignty making Britain Great again. Highest daily covid deaths figure! And confidently promises to continue achieving a new PB EVERY day! All hail the great leader! What an odd post. Much of the spread needs to be blamed on the la...
by ossie
8 Jan 2021, 7:35pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Loading top of rear rack
Replies: 118
Views: 4230

Re: Loading top of rear rack

5 .jpeg My preferred set up for a tour. Tent, poles, footprint, folding table and Helinox knock off chair in the rack pack with spares and tool pouch, ergo no wet gear fouling up contents in the panniers. Still allows room and easy access to put in food bought en route. Also have taken inserts out ...