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by roberts8
29 Jun 2020, 9:44am
Forum: On the road
Topic: A24 car meets - event warning
Replies: 2
Views: 283

Re: A24 car meets - event warning

Not much police activity on the day, just watching with the odd chase which the hundreds of spectators loved. No mention of social distancing. Our hope is that it the event was filmed and tickets and fines sent out but it was a joke. Seems to be a big problem in the uk but I was not aware. The comme...
by roberts8
29 Jun 2020, 8:10am
Forum: On the road
Topic: A24 car meets - event warning
Replies: 2
Views: 283

A24 car meets - event warning

From Denbies roundabout to Boxhill we have had our second car meet and more are planned. They are really crazy and spinning cars and heavy acceleration in amongst normal traffic and especially the roundabout at Boxhill where cyclist turn across the road to access the hill. Police pretty ineffective ...
by roberts8
29 Jun 2020, 8:03am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Oldest Still Serving Panniers/Saddle Bag
Replies: 38
Views: 1090

Re: Oldest Still Serving Panniers/Saddle Bag

I had a set of karrimor kalahari panniers and barbag in the 80s. The barbag frayed and was replaced by karimmor, it went again ten years later and replaced with caradice. The panniers are still in use but without the bungee cords.
by roberts8
28 Jun 2020, 11:02am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Ferries without pre booking
Replies: 8
Views: 512

Re: Ferries without pre booking

Thanks for the input. I was thinking September as I hope by then BF are back to taking bikes and foot passengers.
by roberts8
28 Jun 2020, 7:44am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Ferries without pre booking
Replies: 8
Views: 512

Ferries without pre booking

Years ago when wandering around in Europe I used to just turn up without booking. I am looking at a non planned wander so could use any of the French ports. Is it still easy to just turn up and pay or am I getting nervous in old age?
by roberts8
25 Jun 2020, 12:32pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Route suggestions - Northern France
Replies: 20
Views: 1023

Re: Route suggestions - Northern France

I have cycled the routes mentioned and have fond memories of them. Last year in the heatwave I cycled from ouistram to Suisse Normandie and although too hot for me it was a good time. The route la francette went through to The Atlantic so couldend at st Malo.
by roberts8
17 Jun 2020, 9:14am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Gentlemen's underwear
Replies: 16
Views: 674

Re: Gentlemen's underwear

I use M&S Autograph boxers which I buy in multiple packs and they work well on the bike. For longer rides I use padded underwear under shorts.
by roberts8
10 Jun 2020, 11:08am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Kilometres or miles
Replies: 106
Views: 2088

Kilometres or miles

I noticed my strava is showing kilometres and I was going to change to miles. More people I know are quoting distances in kilometres which is not a problem having spent a fair time touring in Europe but I was curious if more people are going metric which is confusing as directional posts are in miles.
by roberts8
9 Jun 2020, 6:46pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: car carriers in the uk
Replies: 35
Views: 909

Re: car carriers in the uk

Not sure how to do a link but watch Peter Sagan parking his bike. Sorry.
by roberts8
8 Jun 2020, 9:49am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Gravel rash
Replies: 25
Views: 794

Re: Gravel rash

Oops, wrong treatment but I will get a range of dry dressings in case I come across it again.
by roberts8
8 Jun 2020, 8:16am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Gravel rash
Replies: 25
Views: 794

Re: Gravel rash

Forgot to say it was on a micro scooter not best suited when stocky and over 6 foot. One dented ego and a sleepless night.
by roberts8
8 Jun 2020, 8:01am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Lockdown Nostalgia
Replies: 22
Views: 1161

Re: Lockdown Nostalgia

At first even the Surrey lanes were quiet but it is getting back to busy. Still enjoying the lack of aircraft noise when in range of Gatwick airport but I guess that will come back eventually.
by roberts8
8 Jun 2020, 7:58am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Gravel rash
Replies: 25
Views: 794

Gravel rash

Yesterday the other cyclist in the house hit the deck and had severe gravel rash on one forearm, elbows and knee. My first aid treatment was to clean with water, slap on sudocreme, crepe bandage on the big one a gauze on the others. As an after thought how do other treat gravel rash? This was a fort...
by roberts8
4 Jun 2020, 12:16pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Advice on Helmets prices vs quality ????
Replies: 85
Views: 2632

Re: Advice on Helmets prices vs quality ????

Just brought a Specialised echelon for £70. More than I normally pay but starting with the cheapest first it was the one that fitted best. My last Bell lid is 10 years old and was much hotter and not as comfortable so I will probably hang on to this one for a while. Last summer I was cycling in Fran...
by roberts8
4 Jun 2020, 10:36am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: merino wool and moths
Replies: 18
Views: 607

merino wool and moths

I am thinking of buying the Decathlon merino wool cycling top but i have in the past lost a few cashmere jumpers to moths. I assume being wool it would have to keep in in a bag with moth spray or something but I quite like the comments of wearing a top like this. Owners please advise on storage and ...