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by PAB855
22 May 2019, 7:47pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Port Appin loop
Replies: 11
Views: 3432

Re: Port Appin loop

Thanks for these two postings. Much appreciated
by PAB855
15 May 2019, 7:46am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Southern Tour Holland on De Amsterdam, beware
Replies: 2
Views: 2046

Re: Southern Tour Holland on De Amsterdam, beware

Has nobody booked a boat bike tour using De Amsterdam as the river boat on the Southern Holland tour in 2019?
by PAB855
14 May 2019, 8:46pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle lights regulations in France, Belgium and Netherlands
Replies: 31
Views: 971

Re: Cycle lights regulations in France, Belgium and Netherlands

I didn't expect to stir things up this much.

I wonder why mjr thinks a flashing light is a waste of energy?

I have for example a Cateye rear light which will last only 3hours on steady but 30hours on flashing. How can that be a waste of energy, surely it's conservation of energy. Yes or no?
by PAB855
10 May 2019, 10:18am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle lights regulations in France, Belgium and Netherlands
Replies: 31
Views: 971

Re: Cycle lights regulations in France, Belgium and Netherlands

All good stuff. Many thanks To mjr, a wee bit of information. The lights are for a different reason to the flag during day time .The lights can be seen from well over 500yards so that there is plenty of early warning to traffic from front or rear. The flag is invisible at that distance, although the...
by PAB855
9 May 2019, 7:47pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle lights regulations in France, Belgium and Netherlands
Replies: 31
Views: 971

Cycle lights regulations in France, Belgium and Netherlands

I have read conflicting reports about the use of flashing lights on the continent. Can anyone clarify what is allowed and what is not allowed in these three countries. The battery life of a rechargeable light can be so much more on flashing mode that it makes the choice of lights of a decent brightn...
by PAB855
18 Apr 2019, 7:30pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Sustrans Route78 missing link
Replies: 9
Views: 651

Re: Sustrans Route78 missing link

Thanks for that news. It's good to see that something has been done for the benefit of the community between Benderloch and Ledaig.

Have you any information about the Duror missing link?

Cheers
by PAB855
31 Mar 2019, 8:58pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Southern Tour Holland on De Amsterdam, beware
Replies: 2
Views: 2046

Re: Southern Tour Holland on De Amsterdam, beware

I've just been looking at some pictures of the DeAmsterdam on a website which has appeared since last year. There's a shot taken from the lounge looking back towards the reception area and it looks as if there is something close to the wall on the right just before the sliding door. That was the spo...
by PAB855
19 Mar 2019, 7:31pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Caledonian cycleway
Replies: 6
Views: 2548

Re: Caledonian cycleway

I agree with the comments about the forestry track by Loch Lochy, it's very bumpy. Can I recommend a wee diversion to the Clan Cameron Museum ar Achnacarry. It's well worth a visit. As well as the Clan Cameron history, it has a section on Jacobite history and a very interesting room devoted to the C...
by PAB855
16 Mar 2019, 9:59pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Southern Tour Holland on De Amsterdam, beware
Replies: 2
Views: 2046

Southern Tour Holland on De Amsterdam, beware

Last August we were on a BoatBike tour on the river boat De Amsterdam. On the Thursday morning (with two nights to go on board) one of the exit sliding doors on opening, knocked me over whereupon I knocked my wife over. She sustained a broken arm and other injuries.I escaped with bruising. She is st...
by PAB855
4 Mar 2019, 4:48pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Port Appin loop
Replies: 11
Views: 3432

Re: Port Appin loop

Our visit there will be in early July and we are looking forward to doing this loop having done the cycle path from Benderloch to the long layby a couple of times. On one of the visits we arrived at the Creagan Inn just as the heavens opened looking forward to shelter and a bite to eat, only to be m...
by PAB855
20 Feb 2019, 7:34pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Port Appin loop
Replies: 11
Views: 3432

Re: Port Appin loop

Thanks both. We are quite familiar with parts of the Oban to Fort William cycle route, but our previous visits were when my wife had a Pashley Tri-1 upright trike. Since then she has obtained an ICE Adventure which has opened up a much wider range of possible routes without having to constantly be l...
by PAB855
20 Feb 2019, 3:47pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Port Appin loop
Replies: 11
Views: 3432

Port Appin loop

Trike recumbent users. Has anyone used this short loop off the NCN route 78. The intention is to go from The Crearan Inn via Port Appin and back via Appin. Presumably there are stretches of single track road, but it looks as if it would be quiet until Port Appin. Maybe after that, things might chang...
by PAB855
4 Feb 2019, 7:56pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Fitting bar bag at side of ICE Sprint seat
Replies: 22
Views: 6230

Re: Fitting bar bag at side of ICE Sprint seat

Ah Hercule, thanks. It could be Santa at his summer residence.

These are very helpful links.

Cheers
by PAB855
4 Feb 2019, 7:43pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Fitting bar bag at side of ICE Sprint seat
Replies: 22
Views: 6230

Re: Fitting bar bag at side of ICE Sprint seat

Yes, it is. I'm sorry I wasted your time Bob, but it's all useful stuff for future reference. She's preparing for a London to Amsterdam supported ride with the MS Society in June.

Many thanks.