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by mjr
15 Aug 2018, 11:11pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: North Norfolk Coastline
Replies: 26
Views: 321

Re: North Norfolk Coastline

Is there a big problem with close encounters of the agricultural kind ATM? Not in North Norfolk because most roads are either fairly straight and open or too small for big machinery so they drive along field edges. The twisty roads of mid Norfolk and Breckland can hide big farm machinery more often...
by mjr
15 Aug 2018, 9:11pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: North Norfolk Coastline
Replies: 26
Views: 321

Re: North Norfolk Coastline

I’d definitely avoid the stretch of route 1 through the Holkham estate near Wells if I were to do it again. It was very sandy through a nature reserve and almost unrideable. Deep sand grabbed the front wheel bringing a fully laden tourer to sudden halts. The only bit through the Holkham estate to b...
by mjr
15 Aug 2018, 7:41pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Crossing Paris by bike
Replies: 4
Views: 82

Re: Crossing Paris by bike

I looked at this in detail a while ago but ended up not doing it: there are cycleways along or alongside Boulevards de Magenta, Voltaire and (fork right soon after the Bataclan!) Richard Lenoir which take you most of the way, then go straight over the gnarly Bastille junction (the main obstacle of t...
by mjr
15 Aug 2018, 7:32pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: North Norfolk Coastline
Replies: 26
Views: 321

Re: North Norfolk Coastline

As a cafe frequenting person I'll add the info that I've never found anywhere in Hunstanton which offers even reasonable food at anything other than mortgage prices - the restaurant/cafe at the Lavender Centre at Heacham does good food though! Well, I'd stop in the north coast villages instead, but...
by mjr
15 Aug 2018, 4:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: KMC chain link came undone
Replies: 5
Views: 199

Re: KMC chain link came undone

Was it a reusable or non-reusable version of the KMC link? For some speeds, there are both.

I use quick links but most of mine only get closed once because I don't take the chains off during their life much.
by mjr
15 Aug 2018, 4:27pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: car rental with bike carrier rack
Replies: 2
Views: 96

Re: car rental with bike carrier rack

I suspect it might only be possible if someone is renting out those cars with the integrated pull-out towbar-like racks I've seen on TV. Was it a Vauxhall/Opel? Other than that, you might have to rent a van and put the bikes inside.
by mjr
15 Aug 2018, 3:56pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: North Norfolk Coastline
Replies: 26
Views: 321

Re: North Norfolk Coastline

Getting the train out to Stowmarket on Friday afternoon and then around to Kings Lynn to get then train back to London on Tuesday. Looking to cover around 40 miles per day and camping overnight. This is the route i have planned without knowing the area at all. https://cycle.travel/map/journey/75109...
by mjr
15 Aug 2018, 2:34pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: North Norfolk Coastline
Replies: 26
Views: 321

Re: North Norfolk Coastline

TRM wrote:This is the route i have planned without knowing the area at all. https://cycle.travel/map/journey/75109

That's not loading for me. Is it public?
by mjr
15 Aug 2018, 10:13am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: North Norfolk Coastline
Replies: 26
Views: 321

Re: North Norfolk Coastline

Route 1 is a good introduction to the area except for short sand sections near Wells and on Marriott's Way, which you should find how to avoid by searching my previous posts. Other than that, most roads are good cycling except A and not-built-up B roads without cycling infrastructure. Even those can...
by mjr
15 Aug 2018, 10:03am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How can I safely lock my bike in this work bike compound?
Replies: 6
Views: 237

Re: How can I safely lock my bike in this work bike compound?

It is not possible to lock safely with a D lock to such a structure because the backs of the channels are not bolted down. If they were, you could stand a bike backwards beside a channel and lock the chainstay or frame to the channel. A long sheathed motorcycle chain from the LFGSS "locks that ...
by mjr
15 Aug 2018, 9:52am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Cyclists injured in Westminster attack
Replies: 31
Views: 482

Re: Cyclists injured in Westminster attack

More seriously, captions on the BBC video described the injured cyclists as having been "in the way" of the attacker. Even in this case, the BBC considers us in the way of motorists rather than legitimate road users :-(
by mjr
15 Aug 2018, 12:11am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Top tube bag
Replies: 16
Views: 746

Re: Top tube bag

I use the three big pockets on the back of my traditional cycling jersey Bad idea to put something in a fairly flammable fabric which can catch fire if damaged in a fall IMO. It'll probably never happen but why risk it when bike mounts are cheap? Of course no-one in their right minds carries their ...
by mjr
15 Aug 2018, 12:09am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: M5 Cyclist
Replies: 9
Views: 234

Re: M5 Cyclist

by mjr
14 Aug 2018, 10:26am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Non-recycleable plastic
Replies: 30
Views: 483

Re: Non-recycleable plastic

the thing with plastic is how do we know what is recyclable and what isnt? In West Norfolk, it's the plastics with the numbers 1, 2, 4 or 5 in the little recycling triangle - I think that's HDPE, LDPE, PP and PS (not EPS) but maybe not in that order. Nothing else is acceptable, which leaves a heck ...
by mjr
14 Aug 2018, 10:16am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Top tube bag
Replies: 16
Views: 746

Re: Top tube bag

Thanks, looks like the one so I will look into it. I will use the panel to read written route details but may one day graduate to using a phone. It is a worry that these product seem to encourage the use of headphones when cycling as I think it is crazy to block off the sounds around you when cycli...