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by Paulatic
20 Mar 2019, 5:14pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How we can live in peace with the pedestrian public?
Replies: 27
Views: 1750

Re: How we can live in peace with the pedestrian public?

Now Ronnie Pickering's got a dog? Oh ****. I remember hearing about him as a kid (living on the estate he comes from), he used to be a boxer IIRC, now just a sad pathetic old man whose made himself look a complete berk and the whole world taking the mickey. Will cyclists now refer to a motorist goi...
by Paulatic
20 Mar 2019, 9:18am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Lancashire's most dangerous roads for cyclists
Replies: 13
Views: 861

Re: Lancashire's most dangerous roads for cyclists

Of course the article didn’t give details it was a story written by a journalist.
Anyone looking for further details can of course go to https://bikedata.cyclestreets.net/colli ... encyclemap
A very quick browse by me does indeed back up junctions as a danger spot.
by Paulatic
18 Mar 2019, 9:04pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: JOGLE
Replies: 2
Views: 283

Re: JOGLE

I think it might be best you post your route, with your reasoning for choosing the route, and then expect comments on it.
With a 7 day route you certainly won’t be looking for long deviations :)
by Paulatic
18 Mar 2019, 8:26am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Scotland by bike summer 2020 - travelmate wanted
Replies: 5
Views: 782

Re: Scotland by bike summer 2020 - travelmate wanted

[quote="Greystoke"]I cycle toured in Scotland in May/June. We soon learned to pitch the tent high up enough, away from water and in the wind..... spray deodorant kills any midges in your tent ...and yet you still spray it on yourself? :lol: I never use the stuff myself but I can imagine it...
by Paulatic
17 Mar 2019, 7:46pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Replacing a fence
Replies: 13
Views: 625

Re: Replacing a fence

Don’t know about ones from recycled tyres but have experience of plastic ones made from carrier bags. These are made near me and I began using them o the farm around 15 yrs ago. They certainly haven’t rotted so far. The thinner stobs can be a bit whippy when melling them in. I’ve some heavier ones a...
by Paulatic
17 Mar 2019, 8:18am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Lancashire's most dangerous roads for cyclists
Replies: 13
Views: 861

Lancashire's most dangerous roads for cyclists

The figures for the A59 don’t surprise me. Probably more surprised as many people cycle it.
https://www.lancs.live/news/lancashire- ... s-15972047
by Paulatic
16 Mar 2019, 9:41am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Heaviest tent?
Replies: 58
Views: 3652

Re: Heaviest tent?

+1 lengthwise.
Intrigued into the thinking which settles On crosswise.
by Paulatic
16 Mar 2019, 9:34am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: QR Saddle bag
Replies: 13
Views: 852

Re: QR Saddle bag

Success of the SQR is also dependent on how much seat post you have and position of saddle. I have both Carradice and Ortileb and if the Ortileb bag is big enough it would be my first choice. Because my saddle is rammed back I have to hang a cut off seatpost from the rear of saddle onto which I clam...
by Paulatic
16 Mar 2019, 9:24am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: What should we have in our bunkhouse
Replies: 50
Views: 6069

Re: What should we have in our bunkhouse

The difference between a good and bad bunkhouse comes to the fore when you arrive in bad weather. Can I get out of my wet and potentially muddy kit off whilst out of the weather? Can I put my bike somewhere safe out of the weather? Can I get a hot shower no matter how many before have had one? Is t...
by Paulatic
15 Mar 2019, 12:34pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tweed Valley Railway Path and beyond
Replies: 12
Views: 1883

Re: Tweed Valley Railway Path and beyond

A new bit to Walkerburn has had opening ceremony today :D Looks good A8CD8BAB-2540-4DE9-BD97-D8374B5A0377.jpeg Now that looks nice! As I said before, this May I am planning to take a cycle group from the west through Pebbles and Innerleithen. I do not want to take them the so called "T Loop&qu...
by Paulatic
15 Mar 2019, 12:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tweed Valley Railway Path and beyond
Replies: 12
Views: 1883

Re: Tweed Valley Railway Path and beyond

Richard Fairhurst wrote:That does look good! Is that carrying along the old railway trackbed from Innerleithen to the Walkerburn bridge?

Yes Richard I would think so.
by Paulatic
15 Mar 2019, 8:17am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Hilary Stone
Replies: 5
Views: 980

Re: Hilary Stone

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by Paulatic
14 Mar 2019, 1:09pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tweed Valley Railway Path and beyond
Replies: 12
Views: 1883

Re: Tweed Valley Railway Path and beyond

A new bit to Walkerburn has had opening ceremony today :D Looks good
A8CD8BAB-2540-4DE9-BD97-D8374B5A0377.jpeg
by Paulatic
13 Mar 2019, 9:37pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: pedels and clips
Replies: 18
Views: 1225

Re: pedels and clips

wide platform pedals with some studs as per the link will be fine I'd say go rubber grips and avoid the shin and calf injuries. Have you experienced these shin and calf injuries yourself? It’s not something that’s ever happened to me with V8's on 4 bikes. I can also confirm the soles on my shoes ar...