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by geocycle
14 Aug 2018, 5:14pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Ben Stokes Discuss
Replies: 30
Views: 349

Re: Ben Stokes Discuss

So, what was he guilty of? Being a prat in my view, but that's not a legally binding offence. The jury found him not guilty and it's not for me to question that, so I don't. My opinion of him from watching the footage is that he's a thug. He was not guilty of affray and it is hard to imagine how a ...
by geocycle
14 Aug 2018, 9:21am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Who agrees with Boris?
Replies: 201
Views: 3622

Re: Who agrees with Boris?

A ban would be very heavy handed, but discouragement is a good idea. Frankly, if they remain in the UK, and have families in the UK, I am quite sure that subsequent generations will be discouraged, simply by living in the culture. I don't know whether it is a significant proportion, but some women ...
by geocycle
13 Aug 2018, 2:20pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: EdwardianAttire
Replies: 9
Views: 264

Re: EdwardianAttire

mumbojumbo wrote:wear these on a recruitment drive in Barnsley tiown centre.

I will be riding a hobby horse,and plan to obtain consent from Rev Alan Billigsley,the local police commissioner in South Yorks


Good luck :shock:
by geocycle
12 Aug 2018, 7:33pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclists ignoring traffic lights
Replies: 69
Views: 1632

Re: Cyclists ignoring traffic lights

Does anybody know why cyclists are oblivious to red traffic lights. They just saunter through with a total disregard for public safety. As a motorist i thought the highway code was for all road users. I didn't realise cyclists were exemp. Welcome to the forum. Attitudes to red lights seem to have d...
by geocycle
10 Aug 2018, 5:07pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lancaster Canal towpath?
Replies: 4
Views: 225

Re: Lancaster Canal towpath?

Reohn2 has it correct, south of Lancaster is largely unmade grass paths, north of carnforth it also deteriortates. The m6 cuts the canal and the northern reaches toward Kendal are quite rough. The tarmac and stone from just south of Lancaster to carnforth is the best section unfortunately. It is rid...
by geocycle
9 Aug 2018, 5:35pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Yorkshire's reet grand - We love Yorkshire
Replies: 148
Views: 29396

Re: Yorkshire's reet grand - We love Yorkshire

I've been going to Betty's in York for about 40 years! As a former York resident my preference was always Taylor's (now little Betty's) in Stonegate and I especially liked the smoking room (ideally when unoccupied by smokers) at the back with a view of the minster. I could never afford to eat a full...
by geocycle
8 Aug 2018, 9:04pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Coast and Castles by Roadbike
Replies: 7
Views: 331

Re: Coast and Castles by Roadbike

We would like to ride this route from Newcastle to Edinburgh on road bikes. I believe some stretches of the official route are a bit rough for a road bike, but we are unsure if there is a good alternative that does not feature busy roads. Any information about alternative stretches gratefully recei...
by geocycle
8 Aug 2018, 5:55pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Who agrees with Boris?
Replies: 201
Views: 3622

Re: Who agrees with Boris?

Boris is basically rude. He is also a calculating politician playing to a particular audience. That said I don’t think covering a face in public is always socially acceptable whether it is a balaclava or burka. We use visual clues in our communication even in casual glances down the street. We shoul...
by geocycle
5 Aug 2018, 8:47pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently
Replies: 63
Views: 6865

Re: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently

I was out riding today when I saw a chap throwing blue bottles over a wall. I asked what he was doing....





Fly tipping!
by geocycle
2 Aug 2018, 2:15pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Brittany - any specialities of the region that make good gifts?
Replies: 18
Views: 326

Re: Brittany - any specialities of the region that make good gifts?

Chouchen, a type of mead if you like that kind of honey based drink? There's also a Brittany version of the Normandy Calvados, I recall its called eau de vie or something. Problem is it is so strong you quickly forget your french!
by geocycle
2 Aug 2018, 1:57pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why have disc brakes become so popular?
Replies: 457
Views: 13984

Re: Why have disc brakes become so popular?

No convinced that's how the human brain works. The panic instinct, emotional responses, work in a much faster part of your brain, the logical thought takes longer to catch up. Hence people can be made to jump them come around quickly once they've processed the threat. Yes, I agree. i mentioned up-t...
by geocycle
31 Jul 2018, 5:05pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )
Replies: 1636
Views: 109438

Re: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )

I would consider getting to Gargrave or Skipton and look at following the Leeds/Liverpool canal as that is going to be flat. What I don't know is the state of the the towpaths and we have had an experience of that on LeJog. :wink: After Leeds follow towpath alongside River Aire and then lanes to Se...
by geocycle
31 Jul 2018, 11:44am
Forum: On the road
Topic: No longer an Audax virgin
Replies: 42
Views: 2608

Re: No longer an Audax virgin

Grandad wrote:Minimum average speed, including all non riding time, is 15kph. This gives 40 hours.

You need an actual riding average of 20+ kph to create time for the stops .


That sounds very challenging to me, >20kph over 600km, chapeau!
by geocycle
31 Jul 2018, 9:38am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spa Cycles' Disc Braked Tourer and Audax
Replies: 46
Views: 2409

Re: Spa Cycles' Disc Braked Tourer and Audax

Thanks Colin, that's really useful for those of us pondering n+1! The elan looks and sounds fantastic, you've done a really great job there and I'm sure I'm not the only one to say wow when I saw the first pictures. From your description there is still a fair amount of overlap in function between th...
by geocycle
30 Jul 2018, 2:58pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring with a Carradice Barley
Replies: 11
Views: 724

Re: Touring with a Carradice Barley

scottg wrote:Strap a stuff sack or dry bag to the cape rings on the Barley.


Yes, I've done that. Ultimately it depends how minimal your packing is and avoiding bulk things like spare shoes.