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by pootler
15 Aug 2018, 1:28pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: North Norfolk Coastline
Replies: 36
Views: 1163

Re: North Norfolk Coastline

Thanks a lot. Time to get the maps out I think.
by pootler
15 Aug 2018, 8:12am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: North Norfolk Coastline
Replies: 36
Views: 1163

North Norfolk Coastline

I have just found out that my wife has a three day art course booked early in September. Now my default position at this point is to book a train to Scotland and go camping or hostelling. However I was just considering a possible change and heading for possibly King's Lynn and going east along the c...
by pootler
16 Oct 2014, 11:56am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: JOGLE completed
Replies: 11
Views: 8325

Re: JOGLE completed

Walls emulsioned. Story finished. Imagination switched on. Thanks for that. Just what I needed.
by pootler
16 Oct 2014, 9:37am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: JOGLE completed
Replies: 11
Views: 8325

Re: JOGLE completed

Do you realise that you have just caused me to 'waste' half an hour's painting decorating time, reading this pointless story! I've only got to Pitlochry. Still if I show some self control I can go and do an hour and come back to it at coffee time and dream about Scotland, without the wind and rain, ...
by pootler
4 Oct 2014, 11:44am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sunglasses and flies
Replies: 15
Views: 1090

Re: Sunglasses and flies

Thanks everyone. More options than I expected. Never thought about places such as screwfix.
by pootler
3 Oct 2014, 4:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sunglasses and flies
Replies: 15
Views: 1090

Sunglasses and flies

I have never bothered with glasses when cycling but this last week there have been swarms of small ones. It has been so bad that I've been forced to close my eyes. Not to be recommended. Checking back people have mentioned Ortilab and Oakley, so I checked them out and they are way beyond what I want...
by pootler
23 Jun 2013, 9:23pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Kyle of Lochalsh to Lochinver
Replies: 10
Views: 1090

Re: Kyle of Lochalsh to Lochinver

Jon L makes some good points. My daughter and I were there last year and here are some thoughts. North of Kyle go to Plockton. There is a good independent hostel at Stromeferry but probably not far enough. Campsite, shops and bank at Lochcarron. We rode from Stromeferry to Applecross over the pass i...
by pootler
13 Jun 2013, 6:20pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: NEXT OUTING, SOUTH OF OBAN
Replies: 1
Views: 386

NEXT OUTING, SOUTH OF OBAN

Two years ago I went from Fort William thro' Inverness up to Tongue, Durness then down to Ullapool back to Inverness then home. Last year went up from FW to Rattagan, Skye, Applecross, Gairloch then Inverness and back home.The obvious bit missing, other than the Islands, for possibly a shorter trip ...
by pootler
23 Apr 2013, 1:55pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: TYRE PRESSURES
Replies: 18
Views: 1274

Re: TYRE PRESSURES

Thinks to myself, there is more to this tyre malarky than meets the eye. Talking about eyes I put my glasses on and hey presto, in small writing I found that tyre pressures between 4.4 bar/ 55lbps and 6.6 bar / 95 lbps are recommended on the tyre wall. Someone did ask about my tyre size and personal...
by pootler
21 Apr 2013, 8:04pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: TYRE PRESSURES
Replies: 18
Views: 1274

TYRE PRESSURES

On checking over my bike this morning I noticed some cracking to the walls of my rear Schwalbe Marathon tyre. On their website they say that the new marathons are constructed to avoid the problem of damage to the sidewalls caused by under inflation. How hard do they have to be? Is it essential to us...
by pootler
2 Jan 2013, 4:12pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Two centre French holiday planning.
Replies: 11
Views: 1065

Re: Two centre French holiday planning.

Thanks for all the ideas. I've delegated the planning to my daughter. Could be a bad move, she sees every hill as a challenge that she has to ride up. Me - I usually just end up in an untidy mess by the side of the road.
by pootler
8 Dec 2012, 6:52pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Two centre French holiday planning.
Replies: 11
Views: 1065

Re: Two centre French holiday planning.

Thanks for the replies so far. My wife stayed at bourg d'oisans last summer and went up Alp D'uez in the van. I swear the brakes were on fire on the way down! It has a lot of special routes, but I wonder about how successful a tour around the area would be. I hadn't thought of any of the gorges, so ...
by pootler
1 Dec 2012, 1:46pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Two centre French holiday planning.
Replies: 11
Views: 1065

Two centre French holiday planning.

In late May early June my daughter are planning to do some warmer cycling in France. The basic plan is that my wife and I will travel with the bikes to somewhere in France. My daughter will then fly out and we will go off for 4 or 5 days while my wife stays with the van. We would then travel to a se...
by pootler
6 Oct 2012, 7:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New Cheap Bike
Replies: 14
Views: 1759

Re: New Cheap Bike

Again, Thanks for the replies. I've just returned from a week walking and trying to stay dry in the Lake district. Having completed two tours of the Northern Highlands of Scotland in the last two years, my daughter and I intend to have a go in France next year, so no I am not aiming to stop but I wa...
by pootler
28 Sep 2012, 7:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New Cheap Bike
Replies: 14
Views: 1759

Re: New Cheap Bike

Thanks for the replies. My problem is that the Galaxy is likely to be the best bike that I ever have. It's only the third new bike I've ever had. Rather like someone who buys a Ferrari would most probably not choose to use it for everyday transport, so I enjoy keeping the Galaxy as good as possible....