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by whoof
21 Oct 2020, 8:56pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Alliance of British Drivers
Replies: 26
Views: 683

Re: Alliance of British Drivers

For some reason I get emails from Fair Fuel UK. These ask me to email my MP asking to cut fuel duty, removal of cycle facilities amongst other things. I always oblige but heavily edit their standard email to ask the opposite.

I then get an email from Fair Fuel UK thanking me, you're welcome!
by whoof
21 Oct 2020, 1:02pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: CarraDry Saddlebag - Opinions
Replies: 15
Views: 460

Re: CarraDry Saddlebag - Opinions

Other options are bike-packing style saddle packs. These mostly fit to any saddle and don't have supports. The Carradice bag plus support will be around £100 so there's plenty on offer up to this price range. This £35 for an 11 litre version, one reviewer says it's a bit of a 'wagger' https://www.p...
by whoof
21 Oct 2020, 11:55am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: CarraDry Saddlebag - Opinions
Replies: 15
Views: 460

Re: CarraDry Saddlebag - Opinions

Other options are bike-packing style saddle packs. These mostly fit to any saddle and don't have supports. The Carradice bag plus support will be around £100 so there's plenty on offer up to this price range. This £35 for an 11 litre version, one reviewer says it's a bit of a 'wagger' https://www.pl...
by whoof
20 Oct 2020, 2:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spa Tourer as a gravel bike?
Replies: 33
Views: 1307

Re: Spa Tourer as a gravel bike?

In 1960 I was in Ireland - I had my road bike with sprints and tubulars. A local cyclist invited me on a club run in the Wicklow hills. We were riding up a climb when the leader turned onto a track which descended to a bog. We walked through that for a while and came to a river - forded the river c...
by whoof
20 Oct 2020, 1:09pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LEJOG - 10 days in August but beware the midges
Replies: 3
Views: 189

Re: LEJOG - 10 days in August but beware the midges

Sounds like you had a really good ride and managed to fit into a brief window of opportunity. I rode up the Wye Valley on Sunday and the trees were starting to turn which is always stunning. Out of bounds for the next two weeks at least. I am have a similar view to the hills of Devon and Cornwall. T...
by whoof
19 Oct 2020, 1:44pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: 75 years 75 days
Replies: 8
Views: 401

Re: 75 years 75 days

A bit more information about you will help in useful suggestions. Such as; Hotels or camping. What's your preference as to weather? I like hot weather so would head for Southern France and Spain. Other complain about the 'heat of the day' when it gets to 20 degrees, if so probably better heading to ...
by whoof
18 Oct 2020, 8:39pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Which navigation gadget or app for LEJOG?
Replies: 49
Views: 1514

Re: Which navigation gadget or app for LEJOG?

I use a Garmin Etrex 20x. It shows a trail which you follow which is very simple to do. Battery life is excellent, last weekend I rode 110 miles on Saturday and 125 on Sunday and it still showing 3 out of 5 bars which means anything from 40 - 60% left. It takes two AA batteries which means I carry ...
by whoof
16 Oct 2020, 8:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dawes to stop making the Galaxy due to lack of demand...
Replies: 116
Views: 4003

Re: Dawes to stop making the Galaxy due to lack of demand...

I'm a bit amused by the comparisons between the Galaxy and the LHT. I would have thought they were quite different beasts, apart from that the are 'tourers'. . I was looking for a tourer in 2003 and considered a Galaxy. The reason I didn't get one as I wanted a bike for carrying lots of stuff, camp...
by whoof
16 Oct 2020, 3:58pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bob Jackson's shutting up
Replies: 67
Views: 2595

Re: Bob Jackson's shutting up

I think you've missed my point whoof. If you're already exhibiting at a show as a framebuilding sole trader/partnership, why would you want to start as an apprentice at BJ. Why would you go from completing custom/bespoke frames to (presumably) starting with the "apprentice jobs" at BJ bef...
by whoof
16 Oct 2020, 1:10pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bob Jackson's shutting up
Replies: 67
Views: 2595

Re: Bob Jackson's shutting up

I think you've missed my point whoof. If you're already exhibiting at a show as a framebuilding sole trader/partnership, why would you want to start as an apprentice at BJ. Why would you go from completing custom/bespoke frames to (presumably) starting with the "apprentice jobs" at BJ bef...
by whoof
16 Oct 2020, 12:38pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bob Jackson's shutting up
Replies: 67
Views: 2595

Re: Bob Jackson's shutting up

Given the amount of young frame builders around the UK at the moment They could not have tried very hard to recruit staff to carry the company forward. You can't move for hipsters building steel. Can't tell if you're being facetious or not? How many young framebuilders do you think there actually a...
by whoof
15 Oct 2020, 9:33am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dawes to stop making the Galaxy due to lack of demand...
Replies: 116
Views: 4003

Re: Dawes to stop making the Galaxy due to lack of demand...

In July 2014 a $800 bike would cost £468, today it would cost £635. That's a 36% increase.
by whoof
14 Oct 2020, 3:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dawes to stop making the Galaxy due to lack of demand...
Replies: 116
Views: 4003

Re: Dawes to stop making the Galaxy due to lack of demand...

Most people who wanted a Dawes Galaxy had one and kept them for years. The few people who wanted one and didn't have one bought a second hand one from someone (or sometimes a family member of someone) who had stopped cycling/touring due to age/health. This made it a very small market for new Dawes G...
by whoof
14 Oct 2020, 1:05pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Fasted commute
Replies: 23
Views: 542

Re: Fasted commute

I don't think that there's much known either way. (That's known as opposed to strongly held opinions.) How about trying both and seeing which you prefer? OTOH "Regular" consumption of breakfast and other meals does seem to be associated with better health. As usual it's hard to know what ...
by whoof
14 Oct 2020, 9:39am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Section of Strawberry Line closed for 7 weeks
Replies: 2
Views: 179

Section of Strawberry Line closed for 7 weeks

A section of the Strawberry line between Station Road in Sandford and Woodborough Road in Winscombe will be closed from October 19 for 7 weeks for repairs.

https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bris ... ks-4601962