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by DavidT
6 Feb 2017, 6:48pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling UK Water bottle ?
Replies: 22
Views: 984

Re: Cycling UK Water bottle ?

I used to have CTC branded* bottles that were bright yellow (and therefore eye catching)and good quality. I always thought they were a good promotional idea, - whilst on the bike at tea room stops parked up alongside all the other riders' bikes. However they seemed to get deleted, I think following ...
by DavidT
30 Jul 2016, 4:56pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ITV TdF (Competition) Music
Replies: 10
Views: 422

Re: ITV TdF (Competition) Music

Hi Richard. A belated thanks for this update - due to holiday. How the heck did you find this?! (Do you have industry knowledge or something? :wink: ) I was grateful for previous links to the original (extended) theme music re Pete Shelley but had given up on this piece as being too obscure. Unfortu...
by DavidT
30 Jul 2016, 3:14pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Rides From Hunstanton
Replies: 11
Views: 492

Re: Rides From Hunstanton

Over the years I have had a number of most enjoyable cycle "tours" of North Coasts (and Central) Norfolk. It is a great place to visit by bike. Wonderful cycling, especially if like me you are not into climbing Alps, or too many Peaks... At Easter I was back on the Quiet Lanes again near C...
by DavidT
14 Jul 2016, 10:20pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: A positive thread
Replies: 193
Views: 45696

Re: A positive thread

Scanning through this great forum but a little depressed with looking at moans and groans re: Tractors not pulling over for traffic (positive - weird as they do it quite happily in my nick of the woods, hardly an issue at all), Disinterest in Olympics, The CTC winged logo revisited (again), Chris Ev...
by DavidT
11 Jul 2016, 9:13pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ITV TdF (Competition) Music
Replies: 10
Views: 422

Re: ITV TdF (Competition) Music

Thanks Colin54 for the links. Much appreciated. The link to the extended theme/video is superb on both counts and takes me back to the days I mentioned in the OP. What a great theme and imagery. :D
by DavidT
9 Jul 2016, 11:17am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ITV TdF (Competition) Music
Replies: 10
Views: 422

ITV TdF (Competition) Music

Does anyone know if the background electronic music to the “Competition section” is available for download from its composer? Having grown up listening to Kraftwerk and many others of a similar genre, it rather appeals. I’m sure I’ve heard extended versions of it on broadcasts in the past. Not to de...
by DavidT
3 Jul 2016, 2:18pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: ITV4 TDF Commentators Have Changed!
Replies: 41
Views: 14693

Re: ITV4 TDF Commentators Have Changed!

As someone who remembers trying to find any TV coverage of cycling at all in the 1980s and 90s, when apparently hardly anyone was interested in cycling (?) I'm delighted that we older ones and newbies alike are now in a position to be discussing the pros and cons of of not only numerous commentators...
by DavidT
15 Jun 2016, 6:56pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Frightening horses
Replies: 87
Views: 5598

Re: Frightening horses

99% of horses (and riders) in my area - of which there are plenty are fine. I was once told by a horse rider, and this was verified after by a relative who is also a keen horse rider, that to call out a friendly hello (or similar greeting) can be very useful, particularly when approaching from behin...
by DavidT
2 May 2016, 1:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: All Weather Chain Lubes
Replies: 21
Views: 1001

Re: All Weather Chain Lubes

Another +1 for TF2 which I've been using for a good number of years now on my main (road/Audax) bike. As reohn2 has said, it does seem the best compromise. I always found wet lubes to atttact loads of muck. Whilst the TF2 (aerosol) version is officially a wet lube, it seems no where near as bad as t...
by DavidT
29 Apr 2016, 11:38pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: EU referendum: stay or remain? Leave or stay?
Replies: 137
Views: 2740

Re: EU referendum: stay or remain? Leave or stay?

I'm for Remain. Most importantly I think we will remain better served from a business point of view, and an employee rights point of view. Having seen some history books, I think it's rather good (or at least admittedly a lesser of evils) that we now sit around tables discussing things with each oth...
by DavidT
29 Apr 2016, 10:50pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Folding bikes - H&S not "gone mad"...
Replies: 18
Views: 2274

Folding bikes - H&S not "gone mad"...

Some may be interested in this.

Admittedly rather sparse details on the HSE website, but it seems a Supermarket has been told it may have misinterpreted things...

http://www.hse.gov.uk/myth/myth-busting ... icycle.htm

Happy cycling.
David
by DavidT
26 Apr 2016, 2:53pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: A positive thread
Replies: 193
Views: 45696

Re: A positive thread

Just back from a long weekend in North Norfolk. Three relatively short trips (due to family commitments) inland from Sheringham, Cromer area. Lovely quiet lanes - some officially signed as "Quiet Lanes" no less - with few but invariably patient car drivers, picturesque stately homes, villa...
by DavidT
31 Mar 2016, 6:16pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: A positive thread
Replies: 193
Views: 45696

Re: A positive thread

Fed up with the dearth of decent cycle mags on the shelves (CTC magazine the exception of course), I've recently taken out a subscription to Aktiv Radfahren of Germany. A nice, broad magazine generally happy to report on a culture where cycling seems to be a way of life rather than a platform for fu...
by DavidT
31 Mar 2016, 5:58pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Amazon do you really want to buy from them?
Replies: 51
Views: 1600

Re: Amazon do you really want to buy from them?

I rarely use Amazon these days. A combination of issues have overwhelmed the preference I once had for them. Namely; tax issues, treatment of staff, use of the "Market Place" to apparently sell absolutely everything from absolutely anyone - and thus losing control of their Quality Control,...
by DavidT
27 Jan 2016, 6:32pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Midsomer Murders ... Cyclist murdered!
Replies: 23
Views: 1141

Re: Cyclist murdered!

I quite like Midsomer Murders (typically a more enjoyable watch than all the "hard hitting drama" we seem to get these days?) and a few years ago I made a point of having a long weekend cycling around many of the filming locations in Buckinghamshire. A great few days. Very attractive villa...

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