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by Vitara
14 Jan 2019, 8:18pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Travel Insurance
Replies: 70
Views: 27675

Re: Travel Insurance

Thanks are due to Neil & Nigel.

Snowcard have confirmed they cover Long Distance Audax events. They also use a well established underwriter and are focussed on providing reliable service (as opposed to cheapest price). I'll be sorting my policy with them shortly.
by Vitara
14 Jan 2019, 3:04pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Travel Insurance
Replies: 70
Views: 27675

Re: Travel Insurance

If it's anything like Pet Insurance (I'm a vet) then there are loads of different companies and in effect you get what you pay for. If it's cheap it's cheap for a reason. There are certain companies that are dreadful, they take your money and look at any reason for not paying out I use Snowcard and...
by Vitara
13 Jan 2019, 8:06pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Travel Insurance
Replies: 70
Views: 27675

Re: Travel Insurance

On the strength of my researches so far, I've cancelled the ETA policy I'd just taken out, because SportsCover Direct is clearly a better product at an equally keen price. Probably because activity is a central theme of this insurance, there don't seem to be any naughty exclusions from cover for th...
by Vitara
25 Dec 2018, 9:04pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently
Replies: 232
Views: 20062

Re: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently

Interesting one that...and any particular reason the electrician was female? It's a bit like my favourite: you can put hot things in a vacuum flask and it they stay hot and you can put cold things in and they stay cold. But how does it know? I got a vacuum flask from Santa Now I know how it works I...
by Vitara
16 Nov 2018, 9:47pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently
Replies: 232
Views: 20062

Re: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently

Given the choice of a wonderful wife or a wonderful bike, which would you choose

Dura-Ace or Campagnola?
by Vitara
15 Nov 2018, 10:18pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently
Replies: 232
Views: 20062

Re: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently

I quit my job at the Helium Factory after being told off by the Manager

I refuse to be spoken to in that tone of voice
by Vitara
10 Oct 2018, 2:35am
Forum: On the road
Topic: How much to take on an audax?
Replies: 24
Views: 1311

Re: How much to take on an audax?

That's great, thanks all. I've done 200KM rides in the summer with only a small saddle pack as part of a group but I knew Id need something bigger for longer / colder rides. ANyone got experience of this or something similar.? https://www.evanscycles.com/ortlieb-bikepacking-seat-pack-EV276883 I'd p...
by Vitara
6 Oct 2018, 8:42pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: How much to take on an audax?
Replies: 24
Views: 1311

Re: How much to take on an audax?

For shorter events and good weather I find the 9 litre carradice super c audax is enough Longer rides and changeable weather and I use a 15 litre nelson. I work on the principle that I'd rather have extra kit/clothes that I don't need, than need kit and not have it. Obviously you don't want to be lo...
by Vitara
1 Oct 2018, 6:31pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: May To September Cyclist Dismount
Replies: 12
Views: 939

Re: May To September Cyclist Dismount

Actually not that uncommon, or nonsensical in seaside resorts In the Summer it is thronged with pedestrians, elderly and kids, during May to September it is quieter Any sensible cyclist would be making a similar risk assessment As above. Visiting my parents in a South Coast seaside town during the ...
by Vitara
25 Aug 2018, 10:50am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Should electric bikes be allowed on Audax events?
Replies: 171
Views: 4188

Re: Should electric bikes be allowed on Audax events?

a) The likelihood of actually seeing an Ebike on an event your riding is very low. I've not seen one in 3 years (18 events and 3600Km so far this year). They do exist, but practical ones only hit the market last year. Since I got my Gain in April I've done five Audax events and have four more booke...
by Vitara
23 Aug 2018, 8:49pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Should electric bikes be allowed on Audax events?
Replies: 171
Views: 4188

Re: Should electric bikes be allowed on Audax events?

Horizon, I think you may be allowing an unnecessary prejudice to prevent you from trying out something you could really enjoy. AUK regulation 12.1 says that Ebikes may participate in shorted events (Brevet Populaires) but are not eligible for validation. Just as in this thread it is a decision that ...
by Vitara
12 Aug 2018, 5:41pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Death by Dangerous Cycling
Replies: 130
Views: 4607

Re: Death by Dangerous Cycling

There is a undoubtedly a proportion of society who don't like cyclists, mainly because we have the audacity to delay there oh so important car journeys, & it's easy to view this as an ongoing part of their agenda. Having read the document it does seem fairly balanced. As has already been said if...
by Vitara
7 Aug 2018, 9:48pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently
Replies: 232
Views: 20062

Re: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently

I've joined the Chinese Whispers Club

The first rule is that you don't talk about Chinese Whisper Club

The second rule is that chew drink & walk around Viennese sisters pub
by Vitara
26 Jul 2018, 3:19am
Forum: On the road
Topic: routesheeet reading at night
Replies: 12
Views: 761

Re: routesheeet reading at night

Head torch works for me, but getting the position of both torch and sheet is obviously important.

As already said GPS, following track and with backlight on is much more practical, route sheet then becomes a back up option.
by Vitara
26 Jul 2018, 3:16am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why have disc brakes become so popular?
Replies: 494
Views: 16428

Re: Why have disc brakes become so popular?

How I wish I had all this wisdom about how unnecessary and dangerous disc brakes are before I bought my replacement Audax bike. I suppose I'd better get rid of it & go back to rim brakes. Or, having ridden several thousand Km on and not experienced any of the problems quoted here perhaps I'll ke...