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by Miscology
2 Jun 2014, 10:28pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Scotland adventure! Inverness to Dumfries
Replies: 17
Views: 7638

Re: Scotland adventure! Inverness to Dumfries

Then the canal towpath to Loch Oich, a short section of the A82 the B roads and forestry tracks (Great Glen Cycleway) west of Loch Lochy. I did this last year, and while it is an absolutely stunning cycle it wasn't easy on my hybrid. I don't know if somebody on a road bike could enjoy it. I got a f...
by Miscology
9 Aug 2013, 2:10am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cyclist at fault, says Nottingham police
Replies: 57
Views: 23459

Re: Cyclist at fault, says Nottingham police

I looked at their course outline and saw that they get taken out onto the road with an instructor, so that's good, but then I saw this.

"No pass or fail tests"

Completely useless if this is given as an alternative to going to court.
by Miscology
9 Aug 2013, 1:29am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cyclist at fault, says Nottingham police
Replies: 57
Views: 23459

Re: Cyclist at fault, says Nottingham police

Anyone know what a Driver's Awareness Course might entail for this sort of offense.
by Miscology
2 Aug 2013, 11:07am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: wearing headphones?
Replies: 125
Views: 16192

Re: wearing headphones?

I used to wear headphones while cycling, but I mostly listen to audiobooks, and they don't block the audio spectrum to the same degree music does. In fact, I usually switched them off because the wind made it so I couldn't hear it anyway. When I wanted to listen to music I'd leave my headphones on, ...
by Miscology
30 Jul 2013, 10:35am
Forum: National Standard Cycle Training
Topic: Do you get 'experts' telling you what to do?
Replies: 54
Views: 156376

Re: Do you get 'experts' telling you what to do?

No cycling related experts so far, but I had a guy at traffic lights tell me to stop using my offroad shoes on concrete. I lived just around the corner and was heading to the trail, maybe about 300m on the streets in total. I had just used them a couple of days before to run to the top of Ben Nevis,...
by Miscology
27 Jul 2013, 9:09pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Snowdonia to Edinburgh
Replies: 18
Views: 3101

Re: Snowdonia to Edinburgh

Mick, thanks for that! That will be really useful. I always get lost unless I have a pretty detailed list of landmarks along the way. As for Edinburgh I live here so I know the route into town you describe very well. It's my work commute. The old railway is one of the best maintained cycle paths I'v...
by Miscology
27 Jul 2013, 6:18pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: 700c for the towpath?
Replies: 19
Views: 5027

Re: 700c for the towpath?

It depends on the towpath. I cycled the length of the great Caledonian Canal and Union Canal with 700c hybrid tyres, and had no troubles or punctures. It was fine at an average speed of 15mph, but extremely uncomfortable on bad surfaces. I put that down to my choice of speed, and lack of suspension....
by Miscology
27 Jul 2013, 5:55pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Snowdonia to Edinburgh
Replies: 18
Views: 3101

Re: Snowdonia to Edinburgh

Yes, I did! :D Mind you, I took the train to Edinburgh from Plymouth, then rode to Inverness, then to the West of Scotland. From there I came via SE Scotland and to Whitby over the North Pennines, then through the North York Moors to Lancashire, then through North Wales - and Snowdonia - and south ...
by Miscology
22 Jul 2013, 5:23pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: My first tour around Glen Nevis and the Great Glen Way
Replies: 3
Views: 966

Re: My first tour around Glen Nevis and the Great Glen Way

I'm planning my second tour for August. I'm thinking of returning to Glen Nevis to take another shot at Ben Nevis in good weather, or maybe doing Aviemore to Cairngorm. I found trains to be very expensive last time so I'm hoping to replace one train journey with a cycle trip. Anyone know if there ar...
by Miscology
17 Jul 2013, 1:19pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: My first tour around Glen Nevis and the Great Glen Way
Replies: 3
Views: 966

My first tour around Glen Nevis and the Great Glen Way

So I took about 3 days to try out how I felt about touring and wild camping. I took the train to Fort William from Edinburgh, and then camped over night in Glen Nevis. Climbed Ben Nevis the next morning, then cycled along the Great Glen Way, camping overnight. It was a tough route, mostly unsuitable...
by Miscology
15 Jul 2013, 6:05pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Another Cyclist v HGV Incident 11/7/2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1897

Re: Another Cyclist v HGV Incident 11/7/2013

I'm always afraid to use roads that have a 60mph speed limit unless they have some kind of clear path. Even then I'll look for a better option. I always use the path on the B9080, or sometimes I'll take the canal path home to Edinburgh if the roads are busy. Maybe I'm just overly cautious. I'd never...