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by LollyKat
20 Mar 2019, 10:37am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Not all mayhem caused by motorists.
Replies: 20
Views: 1275

Re: Not all mayhem caused by motorists.

It could be anything - gang-related or girlfriend-related....
by LollyKat
19 Mar 2019, 8:22pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Lejog routes from Sustrans 74 over to Kincardine Bridge
Replies: 2
Views: 380

Re: Lejog routes from Sustrans 74 over to Kincardine Bridge

Put it into www.cycle.travel and it will give you a route - basically leave Route 74 around Hamilton and it's about 35 miles to Kincardine via Cumbernauld, Bonnybridge and Falkirk. Cycle.travel routes are generally quiet but not the fastest.
by LollyKat
16 Mar 2019, 10:23am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Am I mad, newbie tourer
Replies: 108
Views: 5283

Re: Am I mad, newbie tourer

There are two kinds of soreness - the one that disappears after ? a week or two ? as your muscles and bum harden up, and the kind that never goes and only gets worse because the saddle doesn't suit your anatomy. I was criticised in an earlier post for being unduly negative. All I meant though (and I...
by LollyKat
15 Mar 2019, 10:12am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tweed Valley Railway Path and beyond
Replies: 12
Views: 1963

Re: Tweed Valley Railway Path and beyond

geomannie wrote:I am planning to take a cycle group from the west through Pebbles...


I think the surface is better through Peebles.
IGMC
by LollyKat
13 Mar 2019, 10:18pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: feedback about moderation
Replies: 73
Views: 8627

Re: feedback about moderation

The Terry's Primus stove frame-fitting clip thread was a legendary example of a thread disappearing. Nobody twigged that a "wanted" ad had grown legs and that when it stopped running it would eventually auto-delete after a month or whatever. I've always regretted missing that one! I think...
by LollyKat
13 Mar 2019, 5:46pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Am I mad, newbie tourer
Replies: 108
Views: 5283

Re: Am I mad, newbie tourer

Yebbut that's just one poster who has strong opinions on most things...
by LollyKat
11 Mar 2019, 12:31pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Buying petrol for multifuel stove in UK
Replies: 51
Views: 1353

Re: Buying petrol for multifuel stove in UK

Graham, is yours one of these?
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1930s catalogue


Though if your mum used it for general cooking it was probably something rather bigger.
monitors.jpg

The first Monitors were made in the 1920s. I grew up with 'primus' stoves and have a very soft spot for them.
by LollyKat
11 Mar 2019, 12:10pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Am I mad, newbie tourer
Replies: 108
Views: 5283

Re: Am I mad, newbie tourer

If you can cruise at say 10 mph, then riding 70 miles means seven hours sitting on a bike, plus the time for any stops on top of that. Not everybody's idea of fun. +1. And don't under estimate the potential for crippling saddle soreness, especially if you are overweight. All the fitness in the worl...
by LollyKat
4 Mar 2019, 10:57pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Did my 300km audax this weekend
Replies: 38
Views: 3025

Re: Did my 300km audax this weekend

Km actually makes more sense to my brain because I know that 1km is 1000 long strides. I can stride a metre if I want to, for rough measuring purposes. But I don't have a clue how many long strides would make a mile. Whatever it is, it won'y be a nice rounded figure like 1000. 1760 yards in a mile ...
by LollyKat
26 Feb 2019, 4:38pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Fluke photos
Replies: 6
Views: 1309

Re: Fluke photos

That's brilliant! :lol:
by LollyKat
25 Feb 2019, 10:53pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Supplies along the way
Replies: 25
Views: 2854

Re: Supplies along the way

+1 for Mrs R2's recipe!
by LollyKat
25 Feb 2019, 10:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Old lugged frames and broom handles; what to do?
Replies: 19
Views: 1852

Re: Old lugged frames and broom handles; what to do?

How about whiskey casks? http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-41255575 Mmm, but if you crashed one you might be suspected of being drunk in charge. My husband once made a very nice case for his flute out of some old cask staves. As soon as he started cutting and planing it there wa...
by LollyKat
24 Feb 2019, 6:07pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Buying petrol for multifuel stove in UK
Replies: 51
Views: 1353

Re: Buying petrol for multifuel stove in UK

In my local store 1L of paraffin (lamp oil) is for £3.99. I do not think that it is purest quality as it does leave quite a bit residue, but I do not care since it is easy to clean off and unplugging the nozzle is also not a big problem. Glad you are happy with it. Personally I'll stick to my White...
by LollyKat
23 Feb 2019, 11:03am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Of Cysts and Hysterectomies.
Replies: 16
Views: 463

Re: Of Cysts and Hysterectomies.

Best wishes to yourself, and bikepacker and his wife - thinking of you all.
by LollyKat
23 Feb 2019, 10:45am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Is there anything better than C2C?
Replies: 14
Views: 2561

Re: Is there anything better than C2C?

Google it - Amazon sell it. :wink:

There is a nice description of the route here by Dan Cook, with some tips and lovely photos (PDF).