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by Tigger
22 Oct 2014, 10:27pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Road Cycle Touring in the Scottish Highlands
Replies: 8
Views: 1046

Re: Road Cycle Touring in the Scottish Highlands

Filled in the survey. But Q8 - where's the ferry gone?! [emoji102]
by Tigger
28 Jul 2014, 11:36am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Increased Concussion/head injury in boxing..headgear banned
Replies: 28
Views: 2083

Re: Increased Concussion/head injury in boxing..headgear ban

bovlomov wrote:
Phil Fouracre wrote:Ooooh! Great, another helmet debate......................!

Not only helmets! Every time I come to the CTC Forum all I see is talk about bicycle related issues. What a bore! Can't you lot discuss anything else?

:lol: :lol: :lol:
by Tigger
23 Jul 2014, 9:07pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What Happened To Raleigh?
Replies: 29
Views: 2867

Re: What Happened To Raleigh?

Thomas125 wrote:I'm liking this at the moment, looks proper old school:

http://www.evanscycles.com/products/ridgeback/expedition-2014-touring-bike-ec059663

Super practical commuter too.

30.5Kg ??? :shock:

26" wheels, I like!

Doesn't seem to list the sizes though.
by Tigger
16 Jul 2014, 7:30am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How thin is too thin?
Replies: 43
Views: 4824

Re: How thin is too thin?

I heard once that you need at least 2% body fat to be able to roll your eyeballs. No idea how you would test that! [emoji53]
by Tigger
15 Jul 2014, 11:03pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle touring coincidences
Replies: 22
Views: 3998

Re: Cycle touring coincidences

At the start of my very first cycle tour, I was loitering nervously at London Euston, waiting for the Sleeper to start boarding. I spotted another cycle tourist and plucked up the courage to go and talk to him. Turned out he was from Tiptree, about 10 miles from where I live! Ok, not a major coincid...
by Tigger
15 Jul 2014, 10:38pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: IMPLANTED CARDIOVERTER DEFIBRILLATORS.
Replies: 96
Views: 23439

Re: IMPLANTED CARDIOVERTER DEFIBRILLATORS.

Good grief Rick :shock: words fail me! But it puts everything into perspective, that's for sure. Best Wishes to you in every way possible.

All credit to you for getting out on the bike still.

Oh, and I had no idea that donor hearts were also 'stature' matched, that was interesting.
by Tigger
15 Jul 2014, 4:12pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Any tips for maintaining interest?
Replies: 19
Views: 2498

Re: Any tips for maintaining interest?

Take a look at geocaching http://www.geocaching.com particularly good for mountain biking. And/ or Bookcrossing http://www.bookcrossing.com can be good fun :) For the uninitiated, it's where you leave a book in a public place - with a unique code (generated by the website) written, or on a label, i...
by Tigger
29 Jun 2014, 2:07pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Dealing with mosquitos
Replies: 49
Views: 10052

Re: Dealing with mosquitos

MarkF, have you tried Autan against Scottish midges? I'm going up next week and only have Skin So Soft packed so far... No, I would like to but I am too scared to go to Scotland, with it's midge reputation, I don't have the time to risk a tour being ruined. :( Ah, but you shouldn't deprive yourself...
by Tigger
29 Jun 2014, 7:12am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Dealing with mosquitos
Replies: 49
Views: 10052

Re: Dealing with mosquitos

Hey all! I was wondering if anyone has any tips for keeping away the mozzies? I have mega problems in that I seem to be some kind of alergic to the bites but they love me :( for example sometimes instead of a bite being spot sized I end up with a big enough red, raised area that I can't cover it wi...
by Tigger
27 Jun 2014, 12:27pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Touring in the Outer Hebrides - Questions
Replies: 33
Views: 11321

Re: Cycle Touring in the Outer Hebrides - Questions

As a single traveller I've become good at joining other people on their table. I don't wait to be asked :lol:. I think there was only one table in there when I visited! The art was quite expensive and the lady owner seemed keen for me to buy something, when I pointed out my disposition of being on ...
by Tigger
27 Jun 2014, 11:45am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Touring in the Outer Hebrides - Questions
Replies: 33
Views: 11321

Re: Cycle Touring in the Outer Hebrides - Questions

Almost forgot. The Skoon Art Cafe is well worth a visit if you are anywhere near (it is on the golden road Harris). +1 fantastic soup + cake there, along with some good company and nice paintings to look at. (Luckily too fragile to stuff in a pannier bag [emoji6] As a single traveller I've become g...
by Tigger
26 Jun 2014, 12:10am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Touring in the Outer Hebrides - Questions
Replies: 33
Views: 11321

Re: Cycle Touring in the Outer Hebrides - Questions

Your sleeper choice (from London Euston) is; to Glasgow Central then train to Oban (latter is bargain of century, £10.49 single for lovely 3hr trip) or, for example, returning from Stornoway, ferry to Ullapool then bus with bike trailer to Inverness (less than a tenner). You will have missed the sle...
by Tigger
17 Jun 2014, 1:17pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: TV licensing...
Replies: 824
Views: 52452

Re: TV licensing...

I'm just totting up the number of forum members posting on this thread. It has already exceeded the number of people I have ever known not to have had a TV. It's very heart warming. It may however futher fuel the ire of those who believe that this forum has more than its fair share of, well, "...
by Tigger
17 Jun 2014, 1:00pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Where is your most Ideal place to go touring?
Replies: 30
Views: 12304

Re: Where is your most Ideal place to go touring?

Tigger when/where are you going to in the Hebrides? Will be up there in a rented cottage on North Uist during July, with our bikes. Would be happy to provide a pot of tea if you are passing! Andy Hey Andy, great to hear from you. I'd love to share that pot of tea :D ... ...but I'll be in Uig, Lewis...
by Tigger
14 Jun 2014, 9:02pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Where is your most Ideal place to go touring?
Replies: 30
Views: 12304

Re: Where is your most Ideal place to go touring?

+1 for the Outer Hebrides in May. I'm going in July, for the first time, so it will be interesting to compare (with Jan/ May/ Sep). It's not a touring hol but I'm hiring a bike for the week. Can't wait!

patpalloon: the OH needs as much time as you can give it!