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by ossie
13 Oct 2019, 8:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Park Chain Cyclone Cleaner
Replies: 84
Views: 3385

Re: Park Chain Cyclone Cleaner

I have one of these Park chain cleaners. It gets used once in a blue moon so thats when I get back off a tour or after a few messy winter months. I use screwfix degreaser (diluted) for chain cleaning on or off the bike... £9 for 5 litres. It might have been someone on her who recommended it. https:/...
by ossie
7 Oct 2019, 9:12pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: BikeHikeUK down again.
Replies: 22
Views: 771

Re: BikeHikeUK down again.

Not as slick and easy as BikeHike was. Nothings perfect. I gave up on bike hike for long distance touring as the ability to plot a route on minor roads / cycle paths overrides the need to plot a route straight down the A4 between Reading and Maidenhead for example (Yes cycle travel will try everyth...
by ossie
6 Oct 2019, 7:23pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Churches - interesting
Replies: 77
Views: 4851

Re: Churches - interesting

https://i.ibb.co/1RXsJnQ/DSCF2263-Copy.jpg Saint Nicholas Church, Little Braxted, Essex en route to Harwich, August this year. I often seek out churches when I need a break. This was built in 1120. https://www.essexinfo.net/littlebraxted/the-little-braxted-archives/church-of-st-nicholas/
by ossie
4 Oct 2019, 7:20pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: What's the legal position?
Replies: 58
Views: 2148

Re: What's the legal position?

Just got home from A&E; broken patella, bruised ribs, skinned knee, skinned elbow, glued up head wound, cracked helmet, buckled wheel and suspect carbon forks. Van left hooked me as I was going on the inside of slow moving traffic, I don't think he signalled. Police and ambulance arrived and I ...
by ossie
4 Oct 2019, 6:30pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: What's the legal position?
Replies: 58
Views: 2148

Re: What's the legal position?

I tell no-one to do anything. My comments here are suggestions. I find it even odder that someone pops up on a cycling site to encourage someone to give up cycle-commuting, then gets all aggressive and rude about others encouraging cycling. My comments are suggestions as well. For someone with a se...
by ossie
4 Oct 2019, 2:06pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: What's the legal position?
Replies: 58
Views: 2148

Re: What's the legal position?

So even though you don't know me, you were happy to call the argument nonsense and imply that I was only suggesting keeping riding because I hadn't been "wiped out"? Yet you don't know him I presume or his wife. I find it odd that someone can just pop up and tell someone to basically dust...
by ossie
3 Oct 2019, 10:23pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: What's the legal position?
Replies: 58
Views: 2148

Re: What's the legal position?

I really don't get the argument that not riding is deadlier than riding....complete nonsense and easily said until you've been wiped out. The argument is far from nonsense and please remember I've been crashed into by motorists a few times over the years. No serious injury yet and I still ride. I'm...
by ossie
3 Oct 2019, 7:53pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: What's the legal position?
Replies: 58
Views: 2148

Re: What's the legal position?

Fair play for knocking it on the head..if you excuse the pun. I really don't get the argument that not riding is deadlier than riding....complete nonsense and easily said until you've been wiped out. I've had two close work colleagues knocked off on their commutes resulting in Brain damage for one a...
by ossie
3 Oct 2019, 5:59pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: What's the legal position?
Replies: 58
Views: 2148

Re: What's the legal position?

Sorry to hear this. I guess it will all come down to if he was Indicating left prior to you undertaking . The Police would need an independent witness to confirm ie the driver behind. If he was Indicating you may well be deemed to be at fault, I believe the Highway Code offers guidance on filtering ...
by ossie
3 Oct 2019, 12:17pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Tenting/Camping LEJOG
Replies: 24
Views: 862

Re: Tenting/Camping LEJOG

You can also download to windows and combine it with https://cycle.travel/map for advance planning when working out your LEJOG route. The campsites on cycle.travel are from archiescampings, so there's no point in unnecessary work. For your trip, it may well be worth joining the Camping and Caravan ...
by ossie
2 Oct 2019, 9:14pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Tenting/Camping LEJOG
Replies: 24
Views: 862

Re: Tenting/Camping LEJOG

Hi, I’m planning to do LEJOG in June if 2020. I’m from Nova Scotia, Canada and I would like to tent/camp on this trip. I’m look for information on tenting in the UK, especially as it pertains to LEJOG Thank you & All the best, Daryl You probably won't get better than Archies camping for camp si...
by ossie
2 Oct 2019, 8:24pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Pictures of your tents.
Replies: 586
Views: 66850

Re: Pictures of your tents.

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Vaude Taurus UL on a lovely little campsite in the Netherlands last month.

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by ossie
1 Oct 2019, 8:10pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: one rule for plebs, another for police
Replies: 3
Views: 287

Re: one rule for plebs, another for police

The utility cyclist wrote:Attempted murder https://www.facebook.com/westmidlandspo ... =3&theater
Only 'dangerous driving' https://www.facebook.com/westmidlandspo ... 575276123/

Where's the difference? :twisted:


Intent.
by ossie
29 Sep 2019, 10:24pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Heathrow and car rental question
Replies: 8
Views: 281

Re: Heathrow and car rental question

If taking a UK rental car to France, you'd be sat on the wrong side. If doing a one way hire, they're much dearer than loops. I think he had the same conversation last year on the best way from Heathrow to Portsmouth. My guess is he's collecting at Heathrow, dropping it at pompey and getting the fe...
by ossie
29 Sep 2019, 10:20pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cars using horn whilest they are stationary and you are cycling past.
Replies: 46
Views: 1604

Re: Cars using horn whilest they are stationary and you are cycling past.

adaws22 wrote:a 4 year old child is at the wheel 'playing with the horn' - .


Its just that, a kid playing with a car horn.

In more news today someone was seen walking on the cracks in the pavement.