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by rualexander
11 Jan 2018, 11:01pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Which Canary Island ?
Replies: 6
Views: 314

Re: Which Canary Island ?

Not the Canaries, but the main island of the Azores looks good for a few days riding, from an article in the latest Cyclist magazine.
Maybe slightly cooler than Canaries though.
by rualexander
9 Jan 2018, 4:47pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Noise Limiting Ear Plugs
Replies: 14
Views: 307

Re: Noise Limiting Ear Plugs

All sorts of earplugs available at The Snorestore https://www.snorestore.co.uk/ Think they do a sample pack so you can try different types. I use these https://www.snorestore.co.uk/acatalog/ear-soft-fx-earplugs.html#SID=25 they work well if you get them right into your ear canal, but can also hurt a...
by rualexander
25 Dec 2017, 10:11am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What's a good Road bike Tyre for OFF- Tarmac riding?
Replies: 15
Views: 722

Re: What's a good Road bike Tyre for OFF- Tarmac riding?

Vittoria Randonneur, very good value at Decathlon https://www.decathlon.co.uk/700x28-rand ... 03019.html
A bit heavy maybe but fairly tough for off road use.
by rualexander
25 Dec 2017, 8:38am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Christmas 2017
Replies: 6
Views: 324

Re: Christmas 2017

The miles won't be very merry riding 'side saddle' like that!
by rualexander
12 Dec 2017, 8:13am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Tips for Carrabridge to Pitlochry + Winter Wild Camping
Replies: 57
Views: 3797

Re: Tips for Carrabridge to Pitlochry + Winter Wild Camping

Temperatures are forecast to be back above freezing from sunday onwards through next week so the snow may well be all gone by the time you are on that section.
by rualexander
6 Dec 2017, 7:45pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: watching cycling on tv
Replies: 9
Views: 587

Re: watching cycling on tv

Eurosport Player app on tablet/phone sent to TV via Chromecast.
by rualexander
5 Dec 2017, 9:40pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Minimum Standard of Living
Replies: 102
Views: 2315

Re: Minimum Standard of Living

I earn £25 less per week than it says I need for the minimum standard if living.
I live quite comfortably on my earnings.
No benefits or credits.
by rualexander
3 Dec 2017, 9:08pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Outer Hebrides Cycle Tour 2016
Replies: 31
Views: 3436

Re: Outer Hebrides Cycle Tour 2016

You can park freely on the seafront road along past the Youth Hostel.
Done it many times, for two weeks, no problems.
by rualexander
23 Nov 2017, 11:10pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Outer Hebrides Cycle Tour 2016
Replies: 31
Views: 3436

Re: Outer Hebrides Cycle Tour 2016

hi , i am planning a trip with some friends next September. we are working our way slowly around the UK coast and intend to take ferries staying on Arran, then Tarbert , Islay (2 nights) , Oban , Tobermory , Oban (probably) and then the train back from Glasgow (we are in the London area) . Apprecia...
by rualexander
16 Nov 2017, 9:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: zip ties
Replies: 10
Views: 758

Re: zip ties

I presume you mean one of the jockey wheels in the rear derailleur?
Good fix though.
by rualexander
8 Nov 2017, 3:44pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Tips for Carrabridge to Pitlochry + Winter Wild Camping
Replies: 57
Views: 3797

Re: Tips for Carrabridge to Pitlochry + Winter Wild Camping

Some more detail on your proposed route would be useful? But, you should be fine, just keep an eye on the weather forecast, particularly the local mountain forecast http://www.mwis.org.uk/scottish-forecast If in doubt turn back or change your route. December shouldn't be all that bad, more likely to...