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by Paulatic
22 Apr 2019, 8:27am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Reasons Behind The Popularity Of Hybrid Bikes
Replies: 3
Views: 99

Re: Reasons Behind The Popularity Of Hybrid Bikes

Ahem, is this spam?
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by Paulatic
22 Apr 2019, 8:09am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Card of explanation.
Replies: 16
Views: 271

Re: Card of explanation.

I’ve been asked 'where’s your helmet 'twice, both times by a cyclist I’ve met on the road. The first time I was speechless I’d never met this sort of greeting before. The second time, just a couple of months ago, I was a little more prepared. After parting from her company I could think of even more...
by Paulatic
21 Apr 2019, 8:12pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Camping Pillow
Replies: 18
Views: 316

Re: Pillow

I ram my down jacket into a dry sack and cover it with a buff. :D Bliss
by Paulatic
21 Apr 2019, 8:09pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Gloves that prevent blisters?
Replies: 8
Views: 251

Re: Gloves that prevent blisters?

Blimey I’ve never experienced blisters not even after successive off road days. Are you gripping the bars tightly? After Perth I began experiencing some numbness on last years LEJOG. I ditched the mitts and after a couple of days the numbness left me. So mitts might help you or maybe not.
by Paulatic
21 Apr 2019, 3:33pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Record attempt scheduled
Replies: 559
Views: 35060

Re: Record attempt scheduled

Today he’s Knocked 15 minutes off course record for 90ml trip. Broke Strava segment KOM by minutes in the process. Impressive stuff but is it appropriate for a LEJOG? time will tell.
by Paulatic
21 Apr 2019, 3:23pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Full length tights for summer?
Replies: 8
Views: 362

Re: Full length tights for summer?

Are you looking for these to provide sun protection? If so I’ve found very thin leg 'warmers' sold to provide uv protection, the answer, worn with usual shorts.
by Paulatic
21 Apr 2019, 3:14pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Mick F route fast but safe.
Replies: 87
Views: 12563

Re: Mick F route fast but safe.

Figured it I need to travel Sunday which is causing issues. I will most likely take the x99 coach to Inverness at 8.58 to get a head start on the earliest train at noon. Cheers James Ahh Sunday, yes that will have been your problem. Good luck with a Sunday, so often coaches in place, because of lin...
by Paulatic
21 Apr 2019, 11:40am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Record attempt scheduled
Replies: 559
Views: 35060

Re: Record attempt scheduled 2019

2019 and here we go again :D
Ian To thinks he can beat last years record it’ll be interesting to see.
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by Paulatic
21 Apr 2019, 8:04am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Mick F route fast but safe.
Replies: 87
Views: 12563

Re: Mick F route fast but safe.

Haven't got my return ticket yet. Trainline will do me one for £176 Seat 61 cannot find a route! Perhaps I need to break it down into bite sized chunks!! Cheers James I don’t know why you’ve trouble with seat61. A quick look this morning and it looks like all cheaper tickets have gone. You’ve misse...
by Paulatic
20 Apr 2019, 3:20pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling from the North of Edinburgh, across Edinburgh the on to Penicuik and beyond
Replies: 2
Views: 102

Re: Cycling from the North of Edinburgh, across Edinburgh the on to Penicuik and beyond

IME if you can follow someone who lives there it’s dead easy :)
In reality prepared to get lost a couple of times and miss some signs. Well that’s what happens to me :lol: You might want to navigate onto route 61 a railway line to Roslin probably a little shorter than 196
by Paulatic
19 Apr 2019, 8:43pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Scottish Borders Bus service X62
Replies: 6
Views: 242

Re: Scottish Borders Bus service X62

Looks as if you can only get two bikes on and I would imagine like our X74 Dumfries > Glasgow there are times when substitute buses are on the route. It would be for me, wife and our 4 year old bike tourist who has a weehoo. Perhaps, the weehoo could go into the language area. I would have thought ...
by Paulatic
19 Apr 2019, 8:42pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Trekking handlebars advice pls.
Replies: 18
Views: 523

Re: Trekking handlebars advice pls.

Have you considered raising your steerer? It would seem a lot simpler and get you more upright.
by Paulatic
19 Apr 2019, 8:33pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Scottish Borders Bus service X62
Replies: 6
Views: 242

Re: Scottish Borders Bus service X62

I’ve used the 101 Dumfries > Edinburgh with a bike if it’s a coach type. Just ask the drier nicely and lay your bike in the luggage. Sadly since the Borders pulled their share of funding it looks like a normal service bus now. I’ve had my bike on the X74 but the bike Racks didn’t work for my bike so...
by Paulatic
19 Apr 2019, 1:08pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Scottish Borders Bus service X62
Replies: 6
Views: 242

Scottish Borders Bus service X62

This service Edinburgh to Melrose now has buses with bike racks. They possibly look a bit better than our X74 bike racks but proof will be in the using.
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