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by axel_knutt
11 Aug 2020, 2:25pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Sea cruises: Why? Why not?
Replies: 93
Views: 1770

Re: Sea cruises: Why? Why not?

They seem a bit like a floating prison to me, by the time you walked the length of the deck 20 times what else is there to do except sit and eat. The private balconies with screens either side outside each cabins look like toilet cubicles. A day out on the Blackwater with the Maldon Barge Match is a...
by axel_knutt
8 Aug 2020, 11:08am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Public Footpaths - cycling?
Replies: 131
Views: 3795

Re: Public Footpaths - cycling?

Mick F wrote:I said, "Read the Highway Code".

What would you say to the landowner if he chose to ride a bike on his own land?
What would you say to someone who told you that you or one of your guests can't ride a bike on your own land?
by axel_knutt
7 Aug 2020, 11:46pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Fendon Road Roundabout, Cambridge.
Replies: 82
Views: 1823

Re: Fendon Road Roundabout, Cambridge.

So that'l be £24billion to do the rest of the roundabouts then. A bargain.
by axel_knutt
7 Aug 2020, 11:28am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Waterproof for long downpour
Replies: 18
Views: 1102

Re: Waterproof for long downpour

Several very experienced multi-day backpackers have given up on Paramo because in extreme cold/wet/windy conditions well-used (though well maintained) garments have eventually let water through Eventually? My Paramo leaks like sieve within 4-5 minutes of it starting to rain, and has done since the ...
by axel_knutt
5 Aug 2020, 4:37pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Car speedometer accuracy.
Replies: 44
Views: 897

Re: Car speedometer accuracy.

At 60mph, my 1986 Accord was spot on compared with the kilometre posts on the motorway.
by axel_knutt
5 Aug 2020, 1:37pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Dawes Galaxy 2000-2009
Replies: 24
Views: 1007

Re: Dawes Galaxy 2000-2009

My frame came from Taiwan when it was replaced in 2001. FWIW Dawes are no longer producing any dropped bar cycles inc the galaxy and Super galaxy. I noticed none on their website and contacted them, they confirmed to me that they have no plans to produce any more touring or racing cycles. I think it...
by axel_knutt
4 Aug 2020, 11:01am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: EBAY
Replies: 16
Views: 547

Re: EBAY

thirdcrank wrote:All that's left to do is to write a factual review of the vendor's customer service. Amazon doesn't do nul points so it will be one more than they deserve.

I don't bother doing Amazon reviews anymore, they delete the ones they don't like.
by axel_knutt
29 Jul 2020, 1:04pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Pointless gesture - or simple genius?
Replies: 24
Views: 722

Re: Pointless gesture - or simple genius?

People can find £20k for a car, but they can't find £50 for some bike repairs? A bit like all those on Twitter who can't ride a bike because it rains.
by axel_knutt
27 Jul 2020, 4:42pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Shopping on the High Street
Replies: 57
Views: 1320

Re: Shopping on the High Street

I'd be quite happy to buy the clothes that M&S were selling 40 years ago, reasonable quality for a reasonable price. I hate shopping for clothes, so I hate clothes that wear out. The writing was on the wall for M&S once people started buying cheap rubbish made in far eastern sweatshops just ...
by axel_knutt
26 Jul 2020, 1:25pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Out-and-back or circuit?
Replies: 69
Views: 1918

Re: Out-and-back or circuit?

I prefer A to B, because I don't like the feeling I've cycled all day and ended up back where I started. Then I prefer circular because I'd rather see more than see less. I only ride out and back in snow and ice, so that I don't get forced back by a blocked road when I'm close to the end of a long r...
by axel_knutt
25 Jul 2020, 11:59pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Colourful Bib Shorts
Replies: 9
Views: 579

Re: Colourful Bib Shorts

TrevA wrote:I have a friend who has some white shorts, they become see-through if they get wet.

I bought some white swimming trunks once. Same result.
by axel_knutt
25 Jul 2020, 7:25pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Getting fed up with pedestrians and dogs on "shared" paths
Replies: 56
Views: 1551

Re: Getting fed up with pedestrians and dogs on "shared" paths

PLodon wrote:what do you expect", I replied "A little awareness"

IME when a group of pedestrians are blocking the path and talking, one will look up, see you coming, then carry on talking. Happens when I'm walking, as well as cycling.
by axel_knutt
25 Jul 2020, 7:19pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Getting fed up with pedestrians and dogs on "shared" paths
Replies: 56
Views: 1551

Re: Getting fed up with pedestrians and dogs on "shared" paths

Vantage wrote:The extendible ones allow the dog a degree of freedom without the risk of them running off.

I came across someone walking on one side of the road with the dog on the other side, and the lead extended all the way across the road like a cheesewire.
by axel_knutt
24 Jul 2020, 6:43pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Dreams
Replies: 35
Views: 1108

Re: Dreams

Cyril Haearn wrote:I like dreaming

If you want some surreal dreams, you could try Metronidazole if you don't mind a mouth that tastes like rotting teeth. (Just stay off the sauce)