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by Psamathe
14 Aug 2018, 7:53pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Muzak in (food) stores, at stations etc: love or hate?
Replies: 57
Views: 1112

Re: Muzak in (food) stores, at stations etc: love or hate?

One thing that surprised me was that in the few German campsites I used they play piped music (I assume the German equivalent of Radio 2) through the toilet blocks. Can’t say it helped me in any way. Nondescript unoffensive pop music. Through all the toilets, 24/7.

Ian
by Psamathe
14 Aug 2018, 5:16pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: "Best" panniers for cycle camping
Replies: 45
Views: 1437

Re: "Best" panniers for cycle camping

I appreciate Ortliebs have been rejected, but as comment as others might read and seek advice from this thread: What I love about my Ortlieb Rollers is that they are normally sensible full. But as I get near my camp site I can stop off at a supermarket and buy a load of food and supplies. Non-roller...
by Psamathe
11 Aug 2018, 9:00pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Who agrees with Boris?
Replies: 210
Views: 3724

Re: Who agrees with Boris?

BoJo is rich and influential Many people voted for him I often wonder about the Many people voted for him”. My parents always vote Conservative yet it would be difficult to find any issues where they agree with their Conservative MP. They vote Conservative and not for the individual standing in the...
by Psamathe
8 Aug 2018, 6:33pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Insurance for a trip >100 days
Replies: 8
Views: 289

Re: Insurance for a trip >100 days

Depending on your curcumstances, also consider your own house & contents insurance. Most policies I’ve had put a limit on the number of days the property can be unoccupied. My current policy is 60 days, but other policies I’ve had have been down at 30 days. I’ve recently had to extend the cover ...
by Psamathe
8 Aug 2018, 5:05pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Who agrees with Boris?
Replies: 210
Views: 3724

Re: Who agrees with Boris?

It is impossible to answer the question 'Who agrees with Boris?' because Boris has no beliefs, and what he says changes from moment to moment. Johnson is an unprincipled liar. Everything he does is calculated - albeit often badly - to be best for himself, and nothing he says should be taken at face...
by Psamathe
7 Aug 2018, 3:25pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: First time in Netherlands on a road bike
Replies: 11
Views: 551

Re: First time in Netherlands on a road bike

.... though I had a cycle map with knooppunt system nodes marked, and was planning on following LF2/LF4, I found it easiest to just make a note of intermediate destinations and follow the signs for those on the cycle path... What I’ve seen some people doing is to have a strip of paper about an inch...
by Psamathe
6 Aug 2018, 7:12pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: camping chair hunt
Replies: 70
Views: 12112

Re: camping chair hunt

How much lower is the Ground Chair and/or Alite Mayfly compared with the Chair ZERO ? ... I don’t have a tape measure with me but I can’t quite slide a 33cl can of drink on its side under me when sitting in my Ground Chair. Kit’s close and I can rol it under is I don’t put my whole weight in the ch...
by Psamathe
6 Aug 2018, 7:05pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 6438
Views: 183641

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

The final outcome will be clear in a few decades Until then all is speculation ... If you jump off a cliff the outcome is speculation until you get to the bottom. Experts might predict the outcome but apparently “we’ve had enough of experts”. Common sense might suggest what will happen but we seem ...
by Psamathe
6 Aug 2018, 6:10pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: First time in Netherlands on a road bike
Replies: 11
Views: 551

Re: First time in Netherlands on a road bike

.... though I had a cycle map with knooppunt system nodes marked, and was planning on following LF2/LF4, I found it easiest to just make a note of intermediate destinations and follow the signs for those on the cycle path... What I’ve seen some people doing is to have a strip of paper about an inch...
by Psamathe
6 Aug 2018, 6:05pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 6438
Views: 183641

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Hello there, I see some folk are back at being rude? "The ordinary thoughtless wo/man on the street who voted for it"! To disagree is one thing, to be offensive whilst doing so is another. The UK did not move from Europe (EEC), the truth is Europe (EU) moved from the UK! Hijacked by empir...
by Psamathe
6 Aug 2018, 5:01pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 6438
Views: 183641

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

The final outcome will be clear in a few decades Until then all is speculation ... If you jump off a cliff the outcome is speculation until you get to the bottom. Experts might predict the outcome but apparently “we’ve had enough of experts”. Common sense might suggest what will happen but we seem ...
by Psamathe
3 Aug 2018, 7:25pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 6438
Views: 183641

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Quite likely most German French Italian people do not think or concern themselves much about b****t, they will still be part of the huge European family It’s the Dutch that I’ve met who seem most concerned. Of course the few (of all European nationalities) you meet and talk to on a tour is neither ...
by Psamathe
3 Aug 2018, 7:03pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 6438
Views: 183641

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

But back on topic, I did see a surprising number of these on British cars/vans/etc. https://www.zazzle.co.uk/im_sorry_eu_bumper_sticker_in_french-128235211403104029 but mainly in north eastern France. Ian The bumper sticker message is ambiguous, i don't understand the point of apologising for votin...
by Psamathe
3 Aug 2018, 6:52pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Wahoo Elemnt Bolt review (vs Garmin 820 Explore)
Replies: 20
Views: 1307

Re: Wahoo Elemnt Bolt review (vs Garmin 820 Explore)

.... however for me it is a no brainer choice now simply because for reliability there is no comparison, just check out the differences in the Wahoo and Garmin forums for that ! After 4 weeks of using my Elemnt I’ve given-up, had the retailer agree to a full refund when I return to the UK and I’ve ...
by Psamathe
3 Aug 2018, 5:57pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: camping chair hunt
Replies: 70
Views: 12112

Re: camping chair hunt

I purchased a Helinox Ground Chair yesterday and whilst it’s only its 2nd day of use, I love it. Be better if more campsites had picnic tables but they don’t so Ground Chair seemed best alternative.

Ian