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by LollyKat
19 Nov 2018, 12:14pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Scotland C2C - Kennacraig,Inveraray,Dalmally Crianlarich, Comrie,Crieff,Perth, St Andrews.
Replies: 2
Views: 152

Re: Scotland C2C - Kennacraig,Inveraray,Dalmally Crianlarich, Comrie,Crieff,Perth, St Andrews.

The route is certainly scenic, and 35 years ago I was happy to cycle the A82 and A85, but I wouldn't do it now. Have a play with cycle.travel . The quiet route it gives is 154 miles, but though scenic, is not as dramatic as going via Crianlarich. One option, depending on the time of year, would be t...
by LollyKat
17 Nov 2018, 3:02pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: hebridean cycle way Bike transfer
Replies: 7
Views: 647

Re: hebridean cycle way Bike transfer

Mmmm.... I've got my bus pass -- you've given me some ideas!
by LollyKat
7 Nov 2018, 11:47am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Online multi location mapping - old dog requires new tricks advice, please
Replies: 33
Views: 831

Re: Online multi location mapping - old dog requires new tricks advice, please

I've just started using MapOut, though not for cycling when I would use my Etrex - more for walking in strange cities. It is easy to add a waypoint manually but deleting it later is not obvious. The way to do it is tap on the red star to highlight it, then tap the menu (the textbox icon) and select ...
by LollyKat
3 Nov 2018, 12:35pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Dooring - Have You Experienced It?
Replies: 27
Views: 1418

Re: Dooring - Have You Experienced It?

I've never been actually knocked off but twice caught a door with my hand and managed to stay upright. My husband was once doored and broke his wrist. We ride further out these days but sometimes it needs a bit of nerve, though bar-end mirrors help us track following traffic.
by LollyKat
26 Oct 2018, 11:41am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Edinburgh York RRA
Replies: 7
Views: 406

Re: Edinburgh York RRA

80 miles already! That would take me all day .... :lol:
by LollyKat
11 Oct 2018, 10:11pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Where in Achnasheen can i leave my car ?
Replies: 26
Views: 1238

Re: car assist

No need, Achnasheen (population: 41) has a train station, besides, the vehicle might be damaged or stolen If you go on the train someone could mug you and steal your bike. Train stations often tend to be situated in the less salubrious parts of town. Achnasheen is in the middle of nowhere - tiny an...
by LollyKat
5 Oct 2018, 10:06pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Sprintech Mirrors
Replies: 7
Views: 509

Re: Sprintech Mirrors

I tried them a few years ago and though they were better than nothing the image was too small (with my eyesight) to be a great deal of use. I soon replaced them with the B&M Cyclestar mentioned above - I find them excellent and they are fitted to all the family bikes.
by LollyKat
29 Sep 2018, 10:31pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: WATCH YOUR BATTERIES
Replies: 5
Views: 683

Re: WATCH YOUR BATTERIES

I found a leaking AAA Duracell in a head torch just the other day. It was working till quite recently - fortunately the leak had only just started and hasn't caused any damage. The sell-by date was 2014. :oops: :lol:
by LollyKat
27 Sep 2018, 9:39am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: “virtually indistinguishable” in the dark
Replies: 167
Views: 4322

Re: “virtually indistinguishable” in the dark

Duty of Care .... SMIDSY is not reasonable. Riding in the dark in black clothing with a small rear facing red light .....??? Father Ted moment ...I'm afraid. MH seems pretty visible judging by this video of him the night before: https://youtu.be/PvZpUjEfU74 The police reconstruction was rather diff...
by LollyKat
20 Sep 2018, 10:22am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Stove connector seal/washer ?
Replies: 4
Views: 470

Re: Stove connector seal/washer ?

Tryy asking on Classic Camp Stoves. There are regular questions about gas stoves and someone should know where to get new seals.
by LollyKat
19 Sep 2018, 10:21pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Keeping bottles sterilised
Replies: 77
Views: 2003

Re: Keeping bottles sterilised

Supermarket own-brand 'Milton' (baby bottle sterilising fluid) is cheap and easy to use.
by LollyKat
13 Sep 2018, 11:07am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Interfering stranger lecturing my son about bike clothing
Replies: 252
Views: 7456

Re: Interfering stranger lecturing my son about bike clothing

When it so cold that normal winter socks don't help, I find it more effective to wear spats or overshoes to keep my lower legs warm. If the blood flowing into my feet is already cold then even thicker socks don't do much good.
by LollyKat
11 Sep 2018, 10:52am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Commemorative Map?
Replies: 10
Views: 535

Re: Commemorative Map?

If you can create a file on your computer then there are lots of small printers who could do it - talk to your local ones and see what file format they would prefer. Or photo shops like Jessops print posters.
by LollyKat
11 Sep 2018, 10:44am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Rack bag recommendations?
Replies: 26
Views: 951

Re: Rack bag recommendations?

You could be right about the Carradice. It is quite big, which is a good thing but only if you have room. I can imagine it interfering with a low saddle. Here it avoids the saddle by being mounted far back on the rack - the OP should be able to do this as his Thorn rack is long. http://farm5.static...
by LollyKat
10 Sep 2018, 11:17am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Rack bag recommendations?
Replies: 26
Views: 951

Re: Rack bag recommendations?

Carradice used to have a gallery of their products in use - this was a favourite of mine :D .

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