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by alpgirl
20 May 2015, 11:44pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling Chester to Bowland
Replies: 2
Views: 349

Re: Cycling Chester to Bowland

Yes Rick, I realised that I had posted in the wrong place. However, not sure how to delete this one. Sorry!
by alpgirl
20 May 2015, 11:42pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling Chester to Bowland
Replies: 3
Views: 558

Re: Cycling Chester to Bowland

That's great. Thanks for taking the time to reply. Will have to get planning now!
by alpgirl
19 May 2015, 6:00pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling Chester to Bowland
Replies: 2
Views: 349

Cycling Chester to Bowland

Hi I am thinking of cycling from Chester to Slaidburn in the Forest of Bowland in a couple of weeks. I wonder if anyone has any idea of the best way to go. I will be on a road bike, so don't want canal tow paths. I would like to avoid main roads where possible, and busy town centres. Any help would ...
by alpgirl
19 May 2015, 5:49pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling Chester to Bowland
Replies: 3
Views: 558

Cycling Chester to Bowland

Hi I am thinking of cycling from Chester to Slaidburn in the Forest of Bowland in a couple of weeks. I wonder if anyone has any idea of the best way to go. I will be on a road bike, so don't want canal tow paths. I would like to avoid main roads where possible, and busy town centres. Any help would ...
by alpgirl
28 Mar 2014, 11:03pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Favourite tea shops
Replies: 325
Views: 244993

Re: Favourite tea shops

Gorgeous new cafe in Cheshire. Gorgeous cakes and tea out of china cups, and it is a charity cafe. Very welcoming to cyclists. Would highly recommend.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Blue ... 6162079066
by alpgirl
22 Mar 2014, 8:21pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Wrexham area-camping holiday?
Replies: 17
Views: 2337

Re: Wrexham area-camping holiday?

We live just outside Mold, and it's gorgeous. We are right on the edge of the Clwydian Range AONB. Great mountain and road riding. Lots of traffic free trails for kids, Llyn Brenig, North Wales Coastal Route, Burton Marshes route and onto the Wirral, Llandegla. Walking up Moel Famau is a great day o...
by alpgirl
22 Mar 2014, 8:09pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Would you buy a bike you couldn't test ride
Replies: 23
Views: 1531

Re: Would you buy a bike you couldn't test ride

If you are buying off the internet with a big discount, then you take a risk in not trying it. One of the reasons for paying full price from a LBS is being able to try and be fitted for the bike. I have bought both my road bikes from the internet, but I did some research to make sure the measurement...
by alpgirl
3 Mar 2014, 9:39pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bar Ends Cable routing
Replies: 14
Views: 7067

Re: Bar Ends Cable routing

My galaxy came with cable under the tape. No problems at all.
by alpgirl
1 Jan 2014, 11:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Does anyone own a Garmin edge touring?
Replies: 40
Views: 7234

Re: Does anyone own a Garmin edge touring?

We've just got one, mostly for day rides. It was loads cheaper than the next ones up, and we didn't want all the training modes. We also wanted more usable maps, and ours came with cycle maps for Europe. Someone mentioned to us that OS maps are not that useful on a small screen, so we're happy to ge...
by alpgirl
1 Jan 2014, 11:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Does anyone own a Garmin edge touring?
Replies: 40
Views: 7234

Re: Does anyone own a Garmin edge touring?

We've just got one, mostly for day rides. It was loads cheaper than the next ones up, and we didn't want all the training modes. We also wanted more usable maps, and ours came with cycle maps for Europe. Someone mentioned to us that OS maps are not that useful on a small screen, so we're happy to ge...
by alpgirl
1 Jan 2014, 11:16pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Connecting Garmin products to an iPad? Can it be done?
Replies: 15
Views: 15606

Re: Connecting Garmin products to an iPad? Can it be done?

We have just received an Edge Touring, which we will use with a laptop, but would also be interested in any responses, as we also use an iPad. Unfortunately, the Touring doesn't have Bluetooth, so we can't go down that route, but you might be able to with some of the dearer models, which do have Blu...
by alpgirl
15 Dec 2013, 9:21am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gearing question
Replies: 38
Views: 2004

Re: Gearing question

I have a touring bike (a Galaxy), with the intention of going touring, although have not been yet. I go on club rides with it, have done several Audaxes (shortish ones, as Audaxes go!), and due to the gearing I find I pass people on hills. For me it is a great, all round, go anywear bike (rough trac...
by alpgirl
4 Nov 2013, 10:13pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Dog walkers or horseriders?
Replies: 52
Views: 122639

Re: Dog walkers or horseriders?

When I ride off road, my dog usually comes along with me. She's better behaved than many of the other mountain bikers I come across. As for horses, our local stretch of the Sustrans route is absolutely covered in horse ****. Llandegla is a purpose built mountain bike centre, with trails specificall...
by alpgirl
1 Nov 2013, 6:37pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bar end levers - why?
Replies: 118
Views: 57145

Re: Bar end levers - why?

I love my bar end shifters. Far easier to use than the STIs on my non tourer. Great in cold weather as easy to change gear with thick gloves or mitts!
by alpgirl
1 Nov 2013, 11:31am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Netbook for touring
Replies: 114
Views: 65990

Re: Netbook for touring

Do you not think one of the reasons it's [inappropriate word removed] is because it was cheap? Yes, which is why I said it, so the OP could make up their own mind and not make the same mistake!!!! I was looking for an iPad for my parents on eBay, and was amazed at what they were going for. So, yes,...