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by rualexander
15 Oct 2019, 5:50pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The right way to handle the Scotish Independance?
Replies: 64
Views: 978

Re: The right way to handle the Scotish Independance?

And that expression, which I also use, sums up the way we in the UK deal with these things. If a chunk of the UK displays a wish to leave the UK and they do it for long enough, they will get a chance to vote on it. The Scots have voted on it twice in my lifetime and will probably do so again at som...
by rualexander
18 Sep 2019, 9:09pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Can my down sleeping bag be saved ?
Replies: 26
Views: 972

Re: Can my down sleeping bag be saved ?

Some launderettes don't like you tumble drying something you haven't washed there for some reason.
by rualexander
8 Sep 2019, 7:55pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Whatever happened to bamboo clothing
Replies: 20
Views: 1060

Re: Whatever happened to bamboo clothing

BAM stuff is pretty good, especially if you get things on sale, a lot of it has around 30% cotton content so not as good as the likes of 100% merino stuff.

https://bambooclothing.co.uk/
by rualexander
7 Sep 2019, 3:59pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: A9 Dornoch to Wick
Replies: 9
Views: 633

Re: A9 Dornoch to Wick

hughwill69 wrote:....... Once rejoining the A9 at The Mound we used the main (and only) road all the way up to John O'Groats......


It's not the only road though is it!?
by rualexander
4 Sep 2019, 11:28pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: A9 Dornoch to Wick
Replies: 9
Views: 633

Re: A9 Dornoch to Wick

Cos it's an absolutely horrific road. Takes all the heavy traffic up to the north east, it's narrow, often not the best surface, it's quite exposed and traffic often travels quite fast along it. . I disagree, it's not bad, not ideal certainly but ok, some good views out to sea . You can cut off jus...
by rualexander
30 Aug 2019, 7:18pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Edinburgh to Carsisle
Replies: 6
Views: 431

Re: Edinburgh to Carsisle

Is there a route that approximately follows the old Waverley railway line from E to C? Sustrans appears to have nothing. Alternatively I'm looking for touring in the Borders this coming October, so any suggestions are appreciated. A couple of years ago I rode from Berwick to Appleby and was enchant...
by rualexander
25 Aug 2019, 8:19am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Robens Raptor
Replies: 26
Views: 1938

Re: Robens Raptor

Unfortunately Robens no longer make the Raptor tent. However, the same design seems to be being used by the Slovakian company Zajo for their Oland 2 tent, not sure about their choice of colour for it though. And the spec states nylon with silicon coating on outside, PU coating on inside of the flysh...
by rualexander
24 Aug 2019, 12:28am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Difference in actual and Met Office temperatures
Replies: 22
Views: 1173

Re: Difference in actual and Met Office temperatures

BBC stopped using the Met' Office a couple of years ago, they now get all their weather from Meteo.
Temperatures can vary considerably even in a small local area, you were in a river valley which will be cooler than elsewhere.
by rualexander
23 Aug 2019, 6:03pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: New ferry route - Scotland to Netherlands
Replies: 5
Views: 757

New ferry route - Scotland to Netherlands

Looks like a new ferry service may be about to start up between Scotland and the Netherlands, Rosyth to Groningen (Eemshaven) https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/17855544.fife-netherlands-ferry-link-helm-mitigate-no-deal-brexit-chaos/ Hopefully it gets off the ground and is able to be commercially v...
by rualexander
20 Aug 2019, 4:19pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Tent run over at campsite
Replies: 14
Views: 907

Re: Tent run over at campsite

Whenever I've seen/heard motor vehicles driving at night in campsites I wondered about the possibility of this especially when you're in a small, possibly green backpacking tent and the person in the car is coming back from the pub. https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/uknews/car-driven-into-tent-at-wale...
by rualexander
17 Aug 2019, 8:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brompton front brake
Replies: 2
Views: 262

Re: Brompton front brake

You can use a v brake noodle to ease the cable route into the brake.

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by rualexander
15 Aug 2019, 4:58pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: camping chair hunt
Replies: 103
Views: 15907

Re: Trekology YIZI GO camping chair

No, but take a look at the weight => 960g . . . nearly double the weight of a Helinox Chair Zero ( 510g approx ) I would not want to be dragging around all that extra weight - despite the much lower price. PS. My Aldi version only weighs 760g approx ( £18 ). But that one does show indications of a ...
by rualexander
13 Aug 2019, 3:47pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bag for panniers
Replies: 24
Views: 1287

Re: Bag for panniers

Been using these Hi Gear bags for flying with panniers and tent etc. for at least ten years, very useful, roll up very small and fit in a pannier pocket for cycling.
Good price at Go Outdoors just now.
https://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/15913096/h ... r-15913096
by rualexander
11 Aug 2019, 6:40pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: NC 500 altnaharra food
Replies: 24
Views: 1065

Re: NC 500 altnaharra food

Also can I be enlightened into the significance of Several if not most of the managment in restuareants and hotels on the 500 seemed to be from far reaches of the UK and not too mamy seemed local Is that implying the locals don’t want the work or a realisation the locals can’t afford to work for on...
by rualexander
11 Aug 2019, 9:25am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: NC 500 altnaharra food
Replies: 24
Views: 1065

Re: NC 500 altnaharra food

Negotiate prices, top-end mark€t$ Bizarre and fascinating, what is going on up there? What do the locals do, is there a chip shop nearby? I should stock up on bread and cheese from the co-op and make my own meal for once Its Altnaharra, its at least 20 miles from anywhere, there are very few locals...