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by feefee8
17 Feb 2019, 9:07pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Britain's Most Boring Town
Replies: 68
Views: 2200

Re: Britain's Most Boring Town

Fort William is its own destination for many many tourists in the summer months as well as being a place people pass through. Geographically somewhat limited by the loch on one side and big mountain on another, there isn’t a huge amount of room for another shopping street and frankly the winter trad...
by feefee8
12 Feb 2019, 7:59pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lochailort to Fort William / Inverness
Replies: 6
Views: 523

Re: Lochailort to Fort William / Inverness

From Lochailort to the junction with the other end of the A861 on the A830 is about 15 miles, turn onto the A861 here for 10 miles and get the passenger ferry at Camusnagaul. The A830 is all double track now but there are a few twisty bits between Lochailort and Glenfinnan. The A861 is a fairly dece...
by feefee8
9 Dec 2018, 5:55pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Oban to Connel Sustrans route 78
Replies: 13
Views: 1348

Re: Oban to Connel Sustrans route 78

If you miss the boat and I'm about you can pop in for a cuppa - I live 4 miles from Camusnagaul :D It's a lovely cycle all the way round. The A830 is quite a fast road but mostly the wind is behind you by that point. Thread drift! But have you read " Island Years" by Frank Frazer Darling....
by feefee8
9 Nov 2018, 9:53pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Old fashioned well disciplined clubrun
Replies: 2
Views: 647

Re: Old fashioned well disciplined clubrun

Agus cuideigin eile aig a bheil a’ Ghàidhlig!
by feefee8
25 Sep 2018, 9:42am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Pictures of your tents.
Replies: 541
Views: 61546

Re: Pictures of your tents.

pjclinch wrote:
ibbo68 wrote:I meant unattended?


Either this is ironic or you've not been to the Small Isles...


:lol: :lol: :lol:
by feefee8
25 Jul 2018, 2:01pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycle transport: train, car, bus..?
Replies: 28
Views: 1073

Re: Cycle transport: train, car, bus..?

I mostly cycle commute. I forgot that part of that commute is on a ferry, which shortens the commute by about 10 miles each way :D :D
by feefee8
10 Jul 2018, 9:14pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Inconsiderate club cyclists
Replies: 66
Views: 2464

Re: Inconsiderate club cyclists

We all know we should not but it happens a lot and much of the ire is directed at people on bikes. When it happens, call it out. Otherwise people's prejudices will just be reinforced. I do and continue to. That in itself reinforces another stereotype that people have - cyclists think they are alway...
by feefee8
10 Jul 2018, 8:50pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Inconsiderate club cyclists
Replies: 66
Views: 2464

Re: Inconsiderate club cyclists

Tourists up there? I imagine they do a lot of good by generally keeping below the maximum speed limit and forcing other drivers to do the same, Plus One! Hmmmmm, driving at 30 to 35 mph for more than 5 miles on roads where driving up to the national speed limit is safe, is generally considered to b...
by feefee8
10 Jul 2018, 8:42pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Inconsiderate club cyclists
Replies: 66
Views: 2464

Re: Inconsiderate club cyclists

I think she will remember and describe the law-abiding cyclists too It would be good if she did but I’d be surprised if her overriding feeling wasn’t “*&£*#£& cyclists ”. How do you know this, what clues/evidence do you have to have a certainty as to this persons "overriding feeling&qu...
by feefee8
9 Jul 2018, 9:34pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Inconsiderate club cyclists
Replies: 66
Views: 2464

Re: Inconsiderate club cyclists

Believe me, I don’t really care as long as it doesn’t end up with having someone else take out their frustrations with other cyclists on me!
by feefee8
9 Jul 2018, 8:58pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Inconsiderate club cyclists
Replies: 66
Views: 2464

Re: Inconsiderate club cyclists

Unless Group X actually has a coherent structure of control, Person A doesn't give Group X a bad name. What gives Group X a bad name is Person B perceiving Person A to be a member of Group X and then projecting their experiences of Person A's behaviour onto anyone else they perceive to be from Grou...
by feefee8
9 Jul 2018, 8:29pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Inconsiderate club cyclists
Replies: 66
Views: 2464

Re: Inconsiderate club cyclists

brynpoeth wrote:I think she will remember and describe the law-abiding cyclists too


It would be good if she did but I’d be surprised if her overriding feeling wasn’t “*&£*#£& cyclists”.
by feefee8
9 Jul 2018, 7:50pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Inconsiderate club cyclists
Replies: 66
Views: 2464

Re: Inconsiderate club cyclists

It demonstrably wasn't all cyclists behaving this way. By your own account two cyclists stopped. Why should such behaviour give a bad name to anyone other than the three cyclists involved? When she retells the story, do you think the emphasis will be on the law abiding cyclists or the law breaking ...
by feefee8
26 Jun 2018, 4:07pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Midges in Scotland
Replies: 24
Views: 1330

Re: Midges in Scotland

do the midges carry any diseases like Lymes? None that I'm aware of. Just the ferocious eating and spoiling of outdoor activities of an evening! You won't see them much in direct sunlight but once that starts dipping in the west, and usually the breeze goes with it, that's when you become fodder. I...
by feefee8
26 Jun 2018, 2:53pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Midges in Scotland
Replies: 24
Views: 1330

Re: Midges in Scotland

do the midges carry any diseases like Lymes? None that I'm aware of. Just the ferocious eating and spoiling of outdoor activities of an evening! You won't see them much in direct sunlight but once that starts dipping in the west, and usually the breeze goes with it, that's when you become fodder. C...