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by rualexander
22 Mar 2020, 12:40am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Does the Covid-19 virus outbreak make LeJoG too risky ?
Replies: 46
Views: 2397

Re: Too risky....

whoof wrote: the Corvid-19 situation..


Is it worth crowing about? :lol:
by rualexander
17 Mar 2020, 2:57pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?
Replies: 2697
Views: 51871

Re: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?

Mick F wrote:
If The Virus mutates, we're in deep do-do.


Or it may mutate into a less virulent or less dangerous form, and this is possibly the more likely progression of mutations.
by rualexander
17 Mar 2020, 1:26am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Hand Sanitiser Stockpiled 17700 Bottles
Replies: 18
Views: 559

Re: Hand Sanitiser Stockpiled 17700 Bottles

Make your own with methylated spirits denatured alcohol which many cycle tourists have lyimg around the house anyway.
Mix the meths with 10% water, and a few drops of glycerine, and you have a perfectly good hand sanitizer.
by rualexander
29 Feb 2020, 12:29am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Retro-fitting a braze-on front mech to a folder
Replies: 5
Views: 306

Re: Retro-fitting a braze-on front mech to a folder

Thanks Mike. While you were posting I found this: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Lightweight-Alloy-Bike-Front-Derailleur-Clamp-Front-Mech-Mount-Braze-on-Adapter/263888901521?_trkparms=aid%3D555018%26algo%3DPL.SIM%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D225086%26meid%3D14aa005d23fc42279a651c2a8a718901%26pid%3D100012%26rk%3D1%26...
by rualexander
26 Feb 2020, 8:47pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: The secret length of saddle rails
Replies: 11
Views: 721

Re: The secret length of saddle rails

Spa Nidd 85mm
by rualexander
26 Feb 2020, 7:56pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: corona virus - eden valley sportive
Replies: 13
Views: 2319

Re: corona virus

CoViD 19 coronavirus is not currently circulating in the general population in this country and therefore there is virtually zero risk.
by rualexander
22 Feb 2020, 7:26pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Re-inflating tyres post flight
Replies: 36
Views: 1575

Re: Re-inflating tyres post flight

Just leave your tyres inflated, unless someone official from the airline absolutely insists you have to deflate them.
by rualexander
1 Feb 2020, 7:02pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: An actual tea shop question
Replies: 5
Views: 410

Re: An actual tea shop question

We've often had a slice of something with a chocolate base placed directly on the plate, and it turns out the plate is still warm from the dishwasher, and the chocolate melts. A napkin underneath helps insulate the cake from the plate.
by rualexander
1 Feb 2020, 6:52pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Tiree
Replies: 4
Views: 397

Re: Tiree

They've been spouting that nonsense for years
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by rualexander
21 Dec 2019, 9:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Remove forks for air travel?
Replies: 9
Views: 589

Re: Remove forks for air travel?

There's one golden rule for taking your bike on a plane … never, ever use a soft bag. A "golden rule" that I have never followed in 30 years of flying with my bike all over the world with no problems. The only time I had a problem with my bike on a plane was when the airline insisted I us...
by rualexander
19 Dec 2019, 9:05pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Scotrail are introducing improved cycle capacity on W.highland line
Replies: 21
Views: 1436

Re: Scotrail are introducing improved cycle capacity on W.highland line

landsurfer wrote:Abellio Scotrail have lost their franchise 3 years early ...
It will be a direct award to the DfT ....
.......


Nothing to do with the DfT.
Transport Scotland are the agency with responsibility for these matters in Scotland.
by rualexander
18 Dec 2019, 9:11pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Scotrail are introducing improved cycle capacity on W.highland line
Replies: 21
Views: 1436

Re: Scotrail are introducing improved cycle capacity on W.highland line

Sweep wrote:
To soon to figure whether there might be general improvements with new franchisee - Scotrail will still be running it for a fair while.


The Scotrail franchise is currently run by Abellio. Scotrail is the franchise name not the operator name.
by rualexander
15 Dec 2019, 8:40pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Where to go to flee b****t (This Madness) or jockxit
Replies: 89
Views: 2801

Re: Where to go to flee b****t (This Madness) or jockxit

New Zealand and Australia shouldn't be lumped together either, they are quite different countries and cultures.
by rualexander
4 Dec 2019, 4:10pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Sprained ankle and after a few months there is no improvement - should I see my doctor again?
Replies: 12
Views: 544

Re: Sprained ankle and after a few months there is no improvement - should I see my doctor again?

cotswolds wrote:A physio would understand the injury very well, but I doubt they'd add much to what you already know. If it's not a sprained ankle, further imaging is needed and only your doctor can arrange that.


Physios can order scans, and they can also use things like ultrasound, etc. to treat injuries.