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by Vitara
16 Nov 2018, 9:47pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently
Replies: 129
Views: 10061

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: 129
Views: 10061

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: 1114

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: 1114

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: 907

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: 3638

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: 3638

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: 4276

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: 129
Views: 10061

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: 728

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: 16079

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...
by Vitara
25 Jul 2018, 11:00am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Front cover of Cycle Mag
Replies: 98
Views: 2812

Re: Front cover of Cycle Mag

Some (all?) of us have too much time on our hands. Clearly the picture has not been Photoshopped, if it had there would be no bits of the second cyclist visible. The second bike & rider is almost, but not completely, obscured by the first rider and the angle of the shot. The picture could be rec...
by Vitara
18 Jul 2018, 4:23pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Watford to Isle of Wight Ride!
Replies: 11
Views: 539

Re: Watford to Isle of Wight Ride!

Cyclists have a choice of two ferry services from Portsmouth to IOW The Fast Cat leaves from Portsmouth Harbour Station, carries pedestrians and cyclists (space for about 12 bikes) & takes about 30 minutes to get to Ryde Pier. The Car ferry departs from the other side of Gunwharf Quays, 5 minute...
by Vitara
26 Jun 2018, 5:28pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Skipping a Stage of the End to End
Replies: 36
Views: 1418

Re: Skipping a Stage of the End to End

I would agree with the suggestion of not skipping any stages and continue heading North at a pace you find comfortable a) I think all the stages are worthwhile and interesting, each in their own way, that's one of the attractions of LeJog b) If your fortunes change and you start gaining time you may...
by Vitara
27 May 2018, 8:11pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Bellless Bikes Residents At Risk
Replies: 28
Views: 1045

Re: Bellless Bikes Residents At Risk

From Julian Lewis (or as he describes himself Dr Julian Lewis), this is actually rather tame. He really does not like cyclists, and would prefer not to have them riding around the New Forest at all. As has already been observed the high prevalence of motor vehicle related deaths and injuries in his ...