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by Audax67
21 Jun 2018, 3:59pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Euro Velo 8 - France (Barcelona to Montpellier)
Replies: 5
Views: 103

Re: Euro Velo 8 - France (Barcelona to Montpellier)

Hope it helps. I'll leave it up a bit longer. I also have the GPX if you need/want it.
by Audax67
21 Jun 2018, 1:32pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Euro Velo 8 - France (Barcelona to Montpellier)
Replies: 5
Views: 103

Re: Euro Velo 8 - France (Barcelona to Montpellier)

Heading north you'll have the Mistral in your face if you're not lucky. We rode down with it at our backs and had a wonderful time. Friends tried it the other way and gave up at Montelimar. Mind you, they both had the runs as well. I don't know EV17, but from their site it looks similar to our route...
by Audax67
21 Jun 2018, 11:07am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Euro Velo 8 - France (Barcelona to Montpellier)
Replies: 5
Views: 103

Re: Euro Velo 8 - France (Barcelona to Montpellier)

A few years back Montpellier had a bad rep for yobs throwing bricks at cyclists. We routed our 2012 Strasbourg-Perpignan gallop round to the south of it because of that.
by Audax67
19 Jun 2018, 1:17pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Best Track pump under £25
Replies: 17
Views: 542

Re: Best Track pump under £25

This is the one I would like but I bet it costs more than £25:

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(Pic from Rumbach in Germany)
by Audax67
19 Jun 2018, 9:44am
Forum: On the road
Topic: "Police condemn appalling violence at cycle festival"
Replies: 8
Views: 504

Re: "Police condemn appalling violence at cycle festival"

I don't see anything wrong with it. If it had been a theatre festival they would have printed "Police condemn appalling violence at theatre festival". If it had been a tiddlywinks competition they would have printed "Police condemn appalling violence at tiddlywinks competition". ...
by Audax67
15 Jun 2018, 5:19pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Climbing
Replies: 29
Views: 1065

Re: Climbing

I used to have a Ciclosport HAC4 which, given total weight of bike+rider+load, would tell you whatever wattage you were developing. Obviously it took no account of wind or road surface, and the figure it showed was probably inaccurate but it was consistent, and for climbing mountains it was great. I...
by Audax67
15 Jun 2018, 11:06am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Climbing
Replies: 29
Views: 1065

Re: Climbing

Would be interested in replies to this one - off to the Alps in a few weeks and just wondering how people get their head around going up hill for 20 miles or so. Fitness side, not overly worried, mental side - well that's a different issue. Don't worry about it. If you find a local pimple and do th...
by Audax67
12 Jun 2018, 2:59pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Forum changes my wording
Replies: 74
Views: 1530

Re: Forum changes my wording

Hang about. What's the R-word? Ruritanian?
by Audax67
12 Jun 2018, 2:26pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Forum changes my wording
Replies: 74
Views: 1530

Re: Forum changes my wording

I just typed in the dreaded N-word and hit Preview to see what would happen.

Go ahead, try it.
by Audax67
12 Jun 2018, 1:11pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: The Tragic Proliferation of ‘Drive-Cycling’
Replies: 76
Views: 4229

Re: The Tragic Proliferation of ‘Drive-Cycling’

I'd certainly drive several hundred km to do an Audax, but I've stopped doing any events from our regional FFCT calendar that are too far away to ride to. But I have no trouble with people driving to cycle tracks to ride if they can't get there any other way, e.g. if they're medically incapable. I'd...
by Audax67
12 Jun 2018, 1:01pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Paris Rat Map
Replies: 6
Views: 332

Re: Paris Rat Map

Wait & see, Mélenchon will blame Macron.

FWIW I have seen rats on the Königstraße in the middle of Stuttgart, right outside one of the most popular restaurants.
by Audax67
12 Jun 2018, 12:46pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Forum changes my wording
Replies: 74
Views: 1530

Re: Forum changes my wording

As far as I'm concerned it's Quitters and Stayers.
by Audax67
11 Jun 2018, 11:03am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Have Evans Dropped Garmin?
Replies: 17
Views: 451

Re: Have Evans Dropped Garmin?

Dunno about Evans, but I dropped my eTrex 20 a couple of years back - well, it quit the bars at 40 kph and ruined a nice downhill sweep. It whacked off the road and into long grass, where I found it half an hour later just as I was hoping not to find it, so that I would have an excuse to buy an eTre...
by Audax67
11 Jun 2018, 10:54am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Muzak in (food) stores, at stations etc: love or hate?
Replies: 49
Views: 830

Re: Muzak in (food) stores, at stations etc: love or hate?

T'other day I went to see the gastropodologist, and was shown into a pleasantly calm, bright, spacious waiting-room. I hauled out my phone and began to read my current eBook. Five minutes later a secretary (or secretory, given the visceral environment) comes in and zaps the wall-mounted TV into ugly...
by Audax67
11 Jun 2018, 9:12am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Nutrition on a long ride
Replies: 69
Views: 1954

Re: Nutrition on a long ride

Pasta for breakfast a couple of hours before the start has always worked for me. I carry various bars in the HB bag but mini-salami* as well for the salt, fat & protein, which stop the sweet stuff becoming sickening. And a banana, whose skin you can joyously whang into the hedgerow because, m'lo...