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by mjal
2 Oct 2019, 4:17pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Working hours, start 06:30
Replies: 46
Views: 1662

Re: Working hours, start 06:30

Work in medicine so lots of unsocial unpredictable hours. Today should have been 05:00 till around 15:00 but will now be until 22:30. You just get used to it. Surely one cannae think properly and makes mistakes if one works so long Done 15 hrs today. You get used to it sadly. It's always boring whe...
by mjal
25 Apr 2019, 2:42pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Bike not permitted in hostel : bike knicked overnight outside
Replies: 49
Views: 3151

Re: Bike not permitted in hostel : bike knicked overnight outside

Normally contacting a hostel or hotel before discovers whether they have good bike parking - it's easier now that cancellable bookings are available, but it would be better if the accommodation searches included "bike parking" alongside "car parking" as an option. I never like j...
by mjal
16 Feb 2019, 10:15pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Car hire for over 70's
Replies: 5
Views: 1296

Re: Car hire for over 70's

Perhaps a little late in posting this but here is my experience with car hire since my 70th birthday. Avis : slightly confusing in that age is "30-70" on the initial page. This really means "30-69" i.e if you are already 70 you need to uncheck the box and you will then be asked t...
by mjal
17 Aug 2017, 11:33am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: ctc bike bags and british airways anyone?
Replies: 8
Views: 1129

Re: ctc bike bags and british airways anyone?

I made attempts several years ago to persuade (all) airlines to cease enforcing the stupid practice of deflating tyres. I was especially incensed by BA who previously made it clear that deflation was optional but then changed the wording on the website to read "deflate the tyres to reduce the r...
by mjal
1 Aug 2011, 10:46am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Deflating Tyres For Aeroplane Trip
Replies: 119
Views: 9229

Re: Deflating Tyres For Aeroplane Trip

ericonabike can howl if he wishes but the world actually has another type of person ; the type who knows when a rule is wrong/ illogical etc and tries to alter the situation by the application of reason. However, the road may be long and hard........ Update to my own post re tyre deflation when flyi...
by mjal
4 Jul 2011, 3:15pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Deflating Tyres For Aeroplane Trip
Replies: 119
Views: 9229

Re: Deflating Tyres For Aeroplane Trip

Not sure if this is correct thread as all posts seem old. We recently flew with Easyjet from Edinburgh to Munich. Airport staff insisted that we ( ? partially) deflate the tyres and were supported in this by Easyjet staff. We removed a token amount of air but at Munich it was clear that much more ha...