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by fatgirlonabicycle
19 Apr 2013, 9:18am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Help- what bike should i use for a Daily 10 mile commute
Replies: 88
Views: 4517

Re: Help- what bike should i use for a Daily 10 mile commute

s1965c wrote:Bottom line is road bikes look sexy, hybrids (with mudguards and racks) don't.


Woah there, hybrids with mudguards can look hella sexy. My bamboo mudguards are total chick/chap magnets!

It's all how you rock it!
by fatgirlonabicycle
18 Apr 2013, 4:11pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Perfect mid-ride picnic... suggestions please!
Replies: 16
Views: 849

Re: Perfect mid-ride picnic... suggestions please!

Great wadges of almond butter sandwiches. Preferably with the bread falling apart. But then I'm easily pleased. And if the guy is that good at cooking/baking things from here on you don't need to bother as he'll do it all in the future - that is until he has stopped having to impress you then it re...
by fatgirlonabicycle
18 Apr 2013, 2:04pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Help- what bike should i use for a Daily 10 mile commute
Replies: 88
Views: 4517

Re: Help- what bike should i use for a Daily 10 mile commute

I'd go for the hybrid, especially if you are starting/returning to regular cycling. It'll do you for weekend pootling, and you can even do the odd charity ride. I've done things like Liverpool - Chester - Liverpool in decent time on a £200 hybrid. Fun fat fact: I'm obese and one of my bicycles is a ...
by fatgirlonabicycle
18 Apr 2013, 1:49pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Perfect mid-ride picnic... suggestions please!
Replies: 16
Views: 849

Re: Perfect mid-ride picnic... suggestions please!

Lovely, just the inspiration I needed!

Thinking a quinoa salad with lumps of smoked tofu and lots of yummy things. And maybe a trip to the local vegan deli for other nibbles.

Hungry now!
by fatgirlonabicycle
18 Apr 2013, 1:33pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: touring set up bike wise ? - what bike ??
Replies: 19
Views: 2011

Re: touring set up bike wise ? - what bike ??

My 2p, which'll probably be cheaper than any other new bicycle option suggested here and you don't want to build from scratch: I have a Kona Honky Tonk, a steel road bicycle which can take a rack. It's been great for weekend mini-tours, though I haven't done any multi-day tours yet (can report back ...
by fatgirlonabicycle
18 Apr 2013, 1:22pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Perfect mid-ride picnic... suggestions please!
Replies: 16
Views: 849

Perfect mid-ride picnic... suggestions please!

Off on a mini-tour adventure this weekend. My co-conspirator is a fantastic baker and is making homemade energy bar things. In exchange I said I'd sort out an amazing picnic lunch for the Saturday... but I'm stumped. What would your perfect mid-ride picnic be? Criteria: Meat and mostly dairy free. e...
by fatgirlonabicycle
25 Mar 2013, 9:32am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Aberystwyth to Bristol - Route Advice Needed
Replies: 10
Views: 847

Re: Aberystwyth to Bristol - Route Advice Needed

If you end up doing this trip, I would be interested in hearing of your route, and your impressions of the various road sections. I have family living in Aber, and also on the south coast, and one day may do a reverse trip of yours. Oh we are definitely doing this trip. Booked most of our accommoda...
by fatgirlonabicycle
24 Mar 2013, 11:28am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Aberystwyth to Bristol - Route Advice Needed
Replies: 10
Views: 847

Re: Aberystwyth to Bristol - Route Advice Needed

Thanks for the feedback. Unsurprisingly we are revising stages and upping the millage in the first days. Chatting about it last night we are happy to have easy and hard days, it is a holiday after all! We have all done holidays with bicycles, but this is our first proper multi-day tour. And yes, the...
by fatgirlonabicycle
22 Mar 2013, 11:23am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Aberystwyth to Bristol - Route Advice Needed
Replies: 10
Views: 847

Aberystwyth to Bristol - Route Advice Needed

Hello, I'm hoping some of you more experienced lot can give me some advice. Planning a tour with friends in May, from Aberystwyth to Bristol using the Celtic Trail. Currently our plan looks something like: Day 1 - Aberystwyth to Aberaeron 25 miles Day 2 - Aberaeron to Fishguard 48 miles Day 3 - Fish...
by fatgirlonabicycle
15 Feb 2013, 5:33pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Transporting cats by bicycle
Replies: 28
Views: 1840

Re: Transporting cats by bicycle

Just an update : Took the cats to the vets today. Simply bungied the cat box securely to the pannier rack. I don't know if the cats liked it, but they didn't complain and don't seem to be resenting me for either their bicycle adventure or the injections they got at the vet. Pic here: http://fatgirlo...
by fatgirlonabicycle
4 Feb 2013, 2:55pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Crikey Moses that's tight!
Replies: 23
Views: 1055

Re: Crikey Moses that's tight!

Don't get me started on Altura! One par of shorts are way too tight round the thighs, another set of winter tights uselessly baggy. Apparently the same size.
by fatgirlonabicycle
3 Feb 2013, 9:35am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: February alphabet pics.
Replies: 162
Views: 5966

Re: February alphabet pics.

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Cromwell!


Kona and Cromwell.
by fatgirlonabicycle
1 Feb 2013, 2:21pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: February alphabet pics.
Replies: 162
Views: 5966

Re: February alphabet pics.

Here's my Brompton at Arlanda Airport train station.

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Arlanda
by fatgirlonabicycle
18 Jan 2013, 3:24pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Bad weather approaching...
Replies: 18
Views: 935

Re: Bad weather approaching...

gaz wrote:The last few days commuting have been getting steadily colder. I broke out the earwarmers this evening but the pannier is well stocked with other Scott of the Antarctic grade extras.


Ill prepared then?
by fatgirlonabicycle
14 Jan 2013, 10:20pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: CTC Launch Women's Race Team
Replies: 162
Views: 54648

Re: CTC Launch Women's Race Team

The male stereotype of women past the age of 30 only wanting to cycle for shopping, or tootle out on a nice day to meet their friends for coffee, while the men do sportives, tour and race. It's such an insult. Women who want to go touring or do Audaxes clearly exist (I know nothing of racing or spo...