Search found 3793 matches

by foxyrider
22 Sep 2018, 6:47pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Winter wear tights
Replies: 4
Views: 130

Re: Winter wear tights

I had to dig my winter bibs out today, a pair of Endura Pro's that are about to start their 4th winter. They have a decent seat so don't need an extra layer - bit weird at first but they've kept me warm on minus degree rides with just a jersey and thermal jacket (a Lidl special!) the winter bibs wer...
by foxyrider
21 Sep 2018, 1:29pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Diamox/Acetazolamide "Source"
Replies: 11
Views: 302

Re: Diamox/Acetazolamide "Source"

No need to get uppity or defensive, you said you were going to 3000m ish not 5000m+, not bothered where you are going, i'm sure you'd tell us if you wanted to share.

Good luck
by foxyrider
21 Sep 2018, 10:32am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Diamox/Acetazolamide "Source"
Replies: 11
Views: 302

Re: Diamox/Acetazolamide "Source"

3400 is not very high. There are places in the Alps for example where you can get that high by cablecar, the train up the Jungfrau will exceed that in less than an hours ride. I have no problem with being prepared but I think you are worrying about not a lot here. 5000m - yes i'd start to be thinkin...
by foxyrider
21 Sep 2018, 10:14am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Slick tyres and skid risk: is this true?
Replies: 49
Views: 1755

Re: Slick tyres and skid risk: is this true?

I feel I wouldn't rescue half the skids I do without some tread. That sounds like you skid/slip a lot. I do a fair number of miles on all sorts of roads and surfaces and it's very rare for me to have any sort of grip issues - that's riding essentially slick GP4000's or similar at @ 100psi almost ex...
by foxyrider
20 Sep 2018, 12:16pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Dyeing a dark grey inner to be lighter.
Replies: 3
Views: 167

Re: Dyeing a dark grey inner to be lighter.

You can't 'dye' it lighter, you will have to bleach it to remove colour. If you can find one try your local haberdashers for advice on what to use.
by foxyrider
19 Sep 2018, 10:10pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Pictures of your tents.
Replies: 499
Views: 57729

Re: Pictures of your tents.

Vaude Taurus Ultralite http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab107/red_house1/P1050207_zpsufu4ob5q.jpg http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab107/red_house1/DSCN0895_zps5dvwizex.jpg So I don't own the only one! Never seen another out on the road (or Power Lizard for that matter), always get admiring gla...
by foxyrider
19 Sep 2018, 9:55pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Spf of clothing?
Replies: 6
Views: 247

Spf of clothing?

So this year i've ended up with quite an impressive tan - well its the usual cyclist job of white torso and tanned arms/legs. This would indicate that my usual cycling gear is quite good as a protective layer. So last week I went to Austria to ride a sportive, 6 hours of sunshine and mountains, very...
by foxyrider
19 Sep 2018, 9:45pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Keeping bottles sterilised
Replies: 64
Views: 1180

Re: Keeping bottles sterilised

1. I only use water in mine, so a hot soapy wash is adequate 2. For those who have one hot wash in dishwasher. 3. Milton then wash How long I keep them very much depends on how it looks or if something on it falls apart / breaks. You would think plain water would be okay but my bottles seem to get ...
by foxyrider
19 Sep 2018, 9:16am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: The end of "wild" camping?
Replies: 35
Views: 855

Re: The end of "wild" camping?

I get that some people have this thing about not paying for anything however I fail to see any fun in 'wild' camping as some describe. Why ride into the night and leave at dawn? You could simply ask permission at a farm/pub etc and have a better, less fraught experience. Yes I know it's not always p...
by foxyrider
19 Sep 2018, 8:55am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Navigation pain
Replies: 37
Views: 900

Re: Navigation pain

Some form of map holder so you can see the route without stopping. It's also sometimes worth jotting down (on a post it maybe) the places you intend passing through. I generally try to memorise the next few turns anyhow so I don't have to check at every junction. I'll be touring so stopping to navig...
by foxyrider
18 Sep 2018, 7:44pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: After A Tour ... Lacking Motivation to Go Out Cycling
Replies: 28
Views: 781

Re: After A Tour ... Lacking Motivation to Go Out Cycling

I feel demotivated and out of sorts after any break away from home. Indeed I just got back from a road trip last weekend, I would happily have caught the next ferry out to return to the euphoric feeling of visiting new places in furren lands. My cure is to go for a ride on those familiar roads asap ...
by foxyrider
18 Sep 2018, 7:33pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: How Fast - 184 mph
Replies: 6
Views: 383

Re: How Fast - 184 mph

PS: Correction. 134mph. From my records of LEJOG and Back. http://lejogandback.blogspot.com I stopped at Ludlow, 8 miles short of 1500 miles and found a little cafe tucked away in a corner just off the town square and asked for the menu. Bike and Trailer were just across the alley-way, and I lifted...
by foxyrider
18 Sep 2018, 8:53am
Forum: On the road
Topic: 50 mph for lorries
Replies: 105
Views: 7351

Re: 50 mph for lorries

What puzzles me...the lorries are restricted to a maximum physical speed of 56. Yet a coach which can weigh as much as some lorries, and have over 50 souls aboard, can barrel along at 66. Actually a coach is limited to 100kph/62mph. Yes as much as some lorries but only the small ones, 15( is about ...
by foxyrider
17 Sep 2018, 9:32am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Leeds tourers - find me a hill please
Replies: 12
Views: 345

Re: Leeds tourers - find me a hill please

Of course if you are planning on the Hebrides training for headwinds might be more appropriate! :D
by foxyrider
16 Sep 2018, 9:11pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Leeds tourers - find me a hill please
Replies: 12
Views: 345

Re: Leeds tourers - find me a hill please

The little climb west out of Pately Bridge should test your mettle! That bit at Pool doesn't even need a gear change.