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by rualexander
15 Feb 2019, 3:04pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Jihadi Brides and their Children.
Replies: 67
Views: 1378

Re: Jihadi Brides and their Children.

It's not known if her citizenship has been removed. Some probably had that but it's not made public who has had their citizenship removed...... Unless she is a citizen of another country also, its not possible for her British citizenship to be removed, its illegal under international law to render ...
by rualexander
12 Feb 2019, 3:36pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lochailort to Fort William / Inverness
Replies: 6
Views: 507

Re: Lochailort to Fort William / Inverness

Lochailort to Ft William you only have two choices, direct on the main road, or the long way round via Acharacle, Strontian etc.
On the long way round you can either take the Corran ferry to join the A82 or preferably stay on the A861 and get the passenger ferry from Camusnagaul across to Ft William.
by rualexander
10 Feb 2019, 12:50am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Buying petrol for multifuel stove in UK
Replies: 31
Views: 611

Re: Buying petrol for multifuel stove in UK

You may be allowed to fill with petrol at garages but 2litres is usually the minimum delivery. I haven't a used petrol stove for a few years, but never had a problem with just taking a litre or less from a pump. I've seen signs stating minimum delivery but in reality you can surely take any amount,...
by rualexander
7 Feb 2019, 8:09am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Fly be bicycle carriage
Replies: 6
Views: 990

Re: Fly be bicycle carriage

MrsHJ wrote:I’ve flown with them a few times. I gather that some of their caution is due to the smaller size of aircraft eg going to the Scottish islands......


Well, they no longer fly to any Scottish islands so that rules out that excuse, dare say they still use some smaller aircraft elsewhere though.
by rualexander
1 Feb 2019, 8:52pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Who do you resemble?
Replies: 34
Views: 1860

Re: Who do you resemble?

brynpoeth wrote:Someone mentioned the possibility of boycotting Mr Branstons empire, ....


Might get you in a pickle, :D
by rualexander
29 Jan 2019, 10:22am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Can Someone Please Have a Word with God…
Replies: 110
Views: 6535

Re: Can Someone Please Have a Word with God…

It's winter.
by rualexander
22 Jan 2019, 10:52pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Anyone dabbled in Make-Your-Own-Gear ?
Replies: 19
Views: 846

Re: Anyone dabbled in MYOG?

Quite a lot of MYOG folk over on the Bearbones Bikepacking forum, more equipment than clothes though.
http://bearbonesbikepacking.co.uk/phpBB ... m.php?f=13
by rualexander
17 Jan 2019, 10:43pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: India - taking bikes on train?
Replies: 31
Views: 1954

Re: India - taking bikes on train?

The cheapest accommodation I had in India was at the Mudumalai National Park headquarters just down the road from the elephant camp.
I paid 5 rupees for a dorm bed including breakfast, around 10p back then.
No doubt times have changed in 24 years.
by rualexander
16 Jan 2019, 7:31pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: India - taking bikes on train?
Replies: 31
Views: 1954

Re: India - taking bikes on train?

Things to avoid? Tigers, one crossed the road a hundred metres or so in front of me in Mudumalai NP. Food poisoning (delhi belly etc), I got sick on my third day in the country and was out of action for about four days. Cities and large towns, chaotic and difficult to navigate, very few roadsigns, m...
by rualexander
14 Jan 2019, 7:22pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: India - taking bikes on train?
Replies: 31
Views: 1954

Re: India - taking bikes on train?

toontra wrote:
rualexander wrote:Fly back from Kochi to Chennai must be the easiest solution?


All the gear for suitably packing the bike for flying will be in Chennai.


Get some more.
Still easier than getting a train or bus
by rualexander
14 Jan 2019, 6:36pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: India - taking bikes on train?
Replies: 31
Views: 1954

Re: India - taking bikes on train?

Fly back from Kochi to Chennai must be the easiest solution? 24 years ago I cycled from Madras (as it was then) to Goa via Mahabalapuram, Pondicherry, Trichy, Madurai, Kodaikanal, Ooty, Mysore, etc. Great trip, apart from first week when I was pretty sick. Towns and cities pretty chaotic for cycling...
by rualexander
10 Jan 2019, 4:28pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: World's steepest street?
Replies: 13
Views: 474

Re: World's steepest street?

Tried to cycle up Baldwin St in Dunedin 20 odd years ago. Got about half way before running out of steam. Actually the difficulty was trying to keep enough weight on the front to stop the front wheel lifting off the ground and trying to keep enough weight on the rear to stop the rear wheel from losi...
by rualexander
7 Jan 2019, 10:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gamin Maps
Replies: 8
Views: 342

Re: Gamin Maps

Buy sd card mapping on ebay?
e.g. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/283329528722
by rualexander
6 Jan 2019, 5:11pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: IN FEB: Wick > John o' Groats > NCN1 > Inverness ?
Replies: 3
Views: 230

Re: IN FEB: Wick > John o' Groats > NCN1 > Inverness ?

Mid february in Caithness and Sutherland, weather could be pretty wild.
by rualexander
5 Jan 2019, 7:54am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How can I use this space?
Replies: 20
Views: 764

Re: How can I use this space?

I've had an Alpkit Fuelpod top tube bag in that space on my bike, their Endura Pod bag would also fit I think. IMG_20190105_074850.jpg Alpkit will also make you a custom bag for that space as detailed in this thread from the Thorn Cycles forum http://thorncyclesforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=11832.msg8...