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by whoof
23 Oct 2019, 9:00am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Wales to Devon
Replies: 7
Views: 248

Re: Wales to Devon

Can you say what your budget is, one persons reasonable can be a long way off from another's?
by whoof
22 Oct 2019, 1:12pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: any good tea stops in the 'Avon' area?
Replies: 15
Views: 429

Re: any good tea stops in the 'Avon' area?

Remembered a couple more Mells Shop and Café. https://www.mellsvillage.co.uk/mells-cafe/ I've been meaning to go to the Wall Garden Café but haven't got around to it. https://www.thewalledgardenatmells.co.uk/cafe Arts Community Café Trowbridge http://www.trowbridgearts.com/index.php?option=com_zoo&a...
by whoof
21 Oct 2019, 3:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mudguards - a minefield
Replies: 18
Views: 696

Re: Mudguards - a minefield

This may help as it reviews 5 mudguard designed for suspension mountain bike forks.

https://www.bikeradar.com/features/best ... d-fenders/

An alternative is similar to when you ask for directions to somewhere only to be told 'I wouldn't start from here..'
by whoof
21 Oct 2019, 3:33pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bikes and air pockets (General not technical)
Replies: 13
Views: 752

Re: Bikes and air pockets (General not technical)

the Bernoulli principal: half the people argue it keeps planes in the air, the (other) half disagree. Really? What is the counter argument? Air flows over the top of the wing travels faster that below the wing, the pressure difference produces lift. If the upward lift force is greater than the down...
by whoof
21 Oct 2019, 10:16am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: any good tea stops in the 'Avon' area?
Replies: 15
Views: 429

Re: any good tea stops in the 'Avon' area?

The Old Station Cafe at Tintern used to be nice but it's changed hands and now run by a chain, also may shut for the winter. I think the previous people now run the cafe at the dean forest museum in littledean - nice and seems to be frequented by cyclists - bit further out of bristol though - but s...
by whoof
21 Oct 2019, 9:18am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: any good tea stops in the 'Avon' area?
Replies: 15
Views: 429

Re: any good tea stops in the 'Avon' area?

In addition to the above. Stable Tea Rooms at Chew Valley Lake http://newmanorfarmshop.co.uk/ Strawberry Line Café Yatton http://www.strawberrylinecafe.co.uk/ Simple Gorgeous Cheddar https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurant_Review-g186371-d1873755-Reviews-Simply_Gorgeous_Tea_Room-Cheddar_Somerset_En...
by whoof
20 Oct 2019, 12:37pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What cycling did you do this weekend?
Replies: 37
Views: 937

Re: What cycling did you do this weekend?

I was ill in September and this was the first weekend I've been out in 6 weeks. Did a 50 mile loop with Mrs Whoof to the Strawberry Line cafe for an eggy roll and a pot of tea.
Very nice to get out and it didn't rain!
by whoof
20 Oct 2019, 10:19am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: I thought I carried a lot of stuff.
Replies: 12
Views: 601

Re: I thought I carried a lot of stuff.

richardfm wrote:
whoof wrote:Seems a little excessive. I usually only take the one cat when touring. Comes in handy if I swallow a fly.

You only need a spider if you swallow a fly

I find spiders and birds are widely available from hedge rows from there on it starts to get tricky.
by whoof
19 Oct 2019, 5:25pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: I thought I carried a lot of stuff.
Replies: 12
Views: 601

Re: I thought I carried a lot of stuff.

Seems a little excessive. I usually only take the one cat when touring. Comes in handy if I swallow a fly.
by whoof
17 Oct 2019, 3:38pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Statistics for insurance claims against ride leaders
Replies: 19
Views: 834

Re: Statistics for insurance claims against ride leaders

Whilst the internet is full of people arguing over which end of a boiled to is best to start at it is also a good resource for seeing if you can find if something has happened. Other than the case you have mentioned I cannot find anything. I have found a man in the UK who is suing a Pole Dancer afte...
by whoof
16 Oct 2019, 9:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which bike?
Replies: 24
Views: 794

Re: Which bike?

Lightweight straight barred bikes are not that common. You might see if you can find a Giant Rapid. Mrs Whoof has had one for a few years and is pleased with it. Her's has caliper brakes, more likely now to come with disk brakes. This may help to increase the maximum tyre size the calipers will take...
by whoof
15 Oct 2019, 12:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Night lights, side of bars?
Replies: 14
Views: 513

Re: Night lights, side of bars?

In the centre or to the right. Polite question, as in my original post. Why? I don't know but I imagine it might be because of the way it could be interpreted by oncoming traffic, with a light to the left of your bars potentially making someone else think the centre of your bike is somewhat to the ...
by whoof
15 Oct 2019, 11:42am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Night lights, side of bars?
Replies: 14
Views: 513

Re: Night lights, side of bars?

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by whoof
15 Oct 2019, 11:39am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle friendly Wetherspoons
Replies: 395
Views: 31126

Re: Cycle friendly Wetherspoons

When I've cycled to Exeter - and back on a couple of rides - I've called in at Double Locks. Also at Mill on the Exe not far from Exeter St David's Station when coming back home by train. Both very cycle-friendly indeed. http://www.doublelocks.com http://millontheexe.com Continue down the path (6km...
by whoof
12 Oct 2019, 2:41pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Failand Wraxall event
Replies: 2
Views: 284

Re: Failand Wraxall event

University of Bristol were holding their hill climb up Belmont Hill today.