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by whoof
18 Sep 2018, 9:51pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle friendly Wetherspoons
Replies: 185
Views: 6659

Re: Cycle friendly Wetherspoons

I went to the Posset Cup in Portishead on Saturday. It's on a main road but there's outside seating between it and Lidl. https://www.jdwetherspoon.com/pubs/all-pubs/england/somerset/the-posset-cup-portishead It's got to be new as this is the Streetview picture of the area. ws.jpg If only touring I ...
by whoof
18 Sep 2018, 5:04pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle friendly Wetherspoons
Replies: 185
Views: 6659

Re: Cycle friendly Wetherspoons

I went to the Posset Cup in Portishead on Saturday. It's on a main road but there's outside seating between it and Lidl.
https://www.jdwetherspoon.com/pubs/all- ... portishead


It's got to be new as this is the Streetview picture of the area.



ws.jpg
by whoof
17 Sep 2018, 8:09pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Alternatives to rack and pannier for commuting?
Replies: 9
Views: 275

Re: Alternatives to rack and pannier for commuting?

Seatpack sway depends on how you pack them, I don't carry tools in one and heavier items would go in first. It also depends on how you ride, seated smooth pedalling will give little sway as opposed to side to side gear churning. I've got a bar bag based on a stuff sack. For dropped bars if you compl...
by whoof
17 Sep 2018, 5:11pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling southwest
Replies: 8
Views: 306

Re: Cycling southwest

I know what you mean. If I saw someone on a road bike a few years back I would know them by name. If you go a little further to Helston Cyclogic are pretty good although now a Giant Store. http://www.giant-helston.co.uk/gb Not so sure about Redruth! There are good cafes a Bissoe also owned the the s...
by whoof
17 Sep 2018, 3:47pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Inspiration for a family tour please
Replies: 6
Views: 190

Re: Inspiration for a family tour please

How about setting off from home and riding around Wales?
by whoof
17 Sep 2018, 3:45pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Alternatives to rack and pannier for commuting?
Replies: 9
Views: 275

Re: Alternatives to rack and pannier for commuting?

You can put some tools/tube in one of these and pop it into a second bottle cage. Currently £1.99 sometimes more sometimes £1. https://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/BOJOBSBC/jobsworth-eva-tool-bottle-cage-tool-bag You could even get two, personally I don't need to drink on a 20 km long commute. There are a ...
by whoof
17 Sep 2018, 10:31am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Gone back to upright for commuting...
Replies: 5
Views: 204

Re: Gone back to upright for commuting...

Got my upright fettled so have gone back to it for my commute. Better for the upcoming seasons. I'm 3-4mph faster and that's at a lower average heart rate which matches the easier feel. It also felt a lot lighter which it was by probably 5kg. The other thing I noticed was the pannier weight made it...
by whoof
16 Sep 2018, 7:26pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Albufiera
Replies: 2
Views: 233

Re: Albufiera

I've ridden the section of the Algarve from Portimao to the Spanish border and inland as far Monchique. The weather can be very good in early spring and late Autumn, I've spent weeks of constant 20 degrees in March. Most would find the summer hot. There is also lots of accommodation so out of season...
by whoof
16 Sep 2018, 6:57pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Can road bike time trialling revive the TT scene.
Replies: 27
Views: 638

Re: Can road bike time trialling revive the TT scene.

It may help to introduce more hilly time trial races imho. These could include hillier roads that are totally unsuitable to expensive TT bikes and aero gear anyway, and use quieter roads lesser used by heavy motor traffic. Plus the hilly TT courses can be of variable distance, although i'd suppose ...
by whoof
14 Sep 2018, 5:20pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Riding to St Petersburg
Replies: 1
Views: 167

Re: Riding to St Petersburg

I think you would need to find a kind person who would allow you to leave your bike at their home. Den Haag has bike parking garages but they are only free for one day, beyond three days it's 2.50 euros per day so it would probably be cheaper to buy a new (second-hand) bike. https://www.denhaag.nl/e...
by whoof
13 Sep 2018, 10:05pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Bored with commuter bike - considering alternatives.
Replies: 24
Views: 704

Re: Bored with commuter bike - considering alternatives.

Get a different job and your commute will be different.I've had the same commuting bike for 24 years but 7 different jobs in that time.
by whoof
13 Sep 2018, 9:55pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cleats on plane
Replies: 9
Views: 479

Re: Cleats on plane

Currently sitting in Palma airport waiting for a flight home. Cycling shoes with metal Speedplay pedals in my hand luggage no problems at security other than Mrs Whoof having her bag drugs wiped. The result according to the operative was 'perfect'.
by whoof
12 Sep 2018, 9:50pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cleats on plane
Replies: 9
Views: 479

Re: Cleats on plane

For at twice a year for at least the past fifteen years I've either worn SPD shoes with cleats whilst flying or carried cycling shoes with Speedplay cleats in my handluggage. The only thing I've had to do is take off the SPD shoes and put them through the scanner with my watch, wallet etc.
by whoof
10 Sep 2018, 9:39am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Question on tarps and bivvys
Replies: 23
Views: 586

Re: Question on tarps and bivvys

Whilst I usually put my tarp between two trees in an A frame style I have put it up as a lean to attached to a hedge or even one of those large round that bails. Never had any midge or mosquito problems in South West England or South Wales.
by whoof
4 Sep 2018, 11:44am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Tyre size poll
Replies: 37
Views: 1335

Re: Tyre size poll

a surprisingly high number of people 'tour' on narrower tyres as opposed to the traditional 32/35 size I agree, even if the figures don't quite add up and the poll a bit flawed, the result was still a surprise. I picked two sizes. If I go the camping/cooking route then it's 26 X 1.75" (44mm) o...