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by whoof
23 May 2019, 4:39pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Malaga to Granada
Replies: 10
Views: 269

Re: Malaga to Granada

Trying to string it out for about 3 or four days?..Camping etc.. Sorry can't help if you want a laid back amble in 3-4 day Malaga to Granada. I can tell you the route I went last year in June with camping stuff and things I thought were worth seeing but we took 16 days. These might give you some id...
by whoof
23 May 2019, 3:40pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Malaga to Granada
Replies: 10
Views: 269

Re: Malaga to Granada

Do you mean a day ride between these to places or touring around starting in Malaga and finishing in Granada, if so over how many days?
by whoof
23 May 2019, 9:36am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: A30 between Bodmin and Okehampton
Replies: 12
Views: 362

Re: A30 between Bodmin and Okehampton

Grief! :shock: If you actually want to cycle the A30 Bodmin to Okehampton, my advice still stands. Good road, and ok to do. Bodmin to Okehampton NOT on the A30 is a different subject entirely and advice is not to go via Bodmin. The Old A30 from Launceston to Sourton is much better than the A30. Tur...
by whoof
22 May 2019, 1:02pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Golite Shangri-la 3 tent. As new, rare. Ultra-light. Modular. Great in bad weather.
Replies: 4
Views: 338

Re: Golite Shangri-la 3 tent. As new, rare. Ultra-light. Modular. Great in bad weather.

Not heard of them before so I Googled to review as suggested.

If it is one of these it seems to have held it's value very well.

https://www.trailspace.com/gear/golite/shangri-la-3/
by whoof
21 May 2019, 4:16pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cafes as Audax controls
Replies: 18
Views: 595

Re: Cafes as Audax controls

... and BPs are supposed to be a pleasant day out (or step toward 200+); so if you find 100 very easy, you have the option of stopping for longer, which you might want to spread over 2 café stops. I don't really see "too may cafes " as a pressing issue for AUK to address :) Not 100% sure ...
by whoof
21 May 2019, 11:59am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: A30 between Bodmin and Okehampton
Replies: 12
Views: 362

Re: A30 between Bodmin and Okehampton

There was a period when they were carrying out the work to dual some single lane sections that there were signs telling or warning or advising (one of these) cyclists to take alternative routes. This work is complete and as far as I know you can cycle on this section of the A30.
by whoof
21 May 2019, 11:42am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cafes as Audax controls
Replies: 18
Views: 595

Re: Cafes as Audax controls

With my apologies for going off topic: This is an obvious use for facial recognition technology. One benefit would be that organisers would have to ban helmets. https://forum.cyclinguk.org/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=130050 Probably only if they were full face motorbike or mountain bike down hill helm...
by whoof
21 May 2019, 10:11am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cafes as Audax controls
Replies: 18
Views: 595

Cafes as Audax controls

Just thought that I would canvas opinion regarding using café receipts as Audax controls. I do the odd Audax and they have various forms of control. A volunteer sitting at a café, information point, a receipt of some form in that town (might be a balance check at an ATM) or a receipt of purchase at ...
by whoof
17 May 2019, 8:42pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: how to hand signal 'straight ahead'?
Replies: 26
Views: 955

Re: how to hand signal 'straight ahead'?

today while cycling home i had someone tell me i 'need to use hand signals' while i was going straight ahead at a roundabout https://www.google.com/maps/@51.0241643,-3.113423,3a,75y,142.09h,84.15t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sY5387YXs4lJq8RC7iEmauw!2e0!7i13312!8i6656 - the person giving me this advice was t...
by whoof
17 May 2019, 3:03pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Is it legal to cycle whilst using phone?
Replies: 39
Views: 1254

Re: Is it legal to cycle whilst using phone?

There doesn't appear to be a specific law relating to cycling whilst using a phone but it would constitute careless cycling.

https://www.askthe.police.uk/content/Q604.htm

There may also be a Darwinian law that comes into play if practiced regularly.
by whoof
17 May 2019, 9:23am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Cycling for weight loss - Advice sought
Replies: 33
Views: 1228

Re: Cycling for weight loss - Advice sought

I follow a couple of Vegan YouTubers who do a lot of Audax riding - Katy K and Adam Watkins. All they seem to eat is bread and sweets on long rides. Hardly a balanced diet. Basing what someone eats on a long Audax and then extrapolating it to their diet as a whole is probably misleading. This is so...
by whoof
16 May 2019, 11:59am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycling on a fast dual carriageway.
Replies: 32
Views: 1240

Re: Cycling on a fast dual carriageway.

I accedently ended up on the a30 a few weeks ago between Honiton and Exeter. I got off at the first opportunity. People were polite and gave me room but the speed difference is too much for me to feel safe. I've time-trialled on this section and also road raced on the A30 between Whiddon Down and T...
by whoof
15 May 2019, 7:59pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Cycling for weight loss - Advice sought
Replies: 33
Views: 1228

Re: There's losing weight and there's keeping it off.

I've been wrestling with my genes since I was 23. I eat no junk food and keep carbs low, 50g Vegan is a cult, not science. Vegan diet is nutritionally inadequate and must be supplemented. For a healthy diet you can eat anything but you should live off high quality, low processed food. One piece of ...
by whoof
14 May 2019, 2:29pm
Forum: For Sale - Complete bikes ONLY - state FRAME SIZE in title
Topic: Airborne Zeppelin titanium bike with 52cm frame
Replies: 2
Views: 331

Re: Airborne Zeppelin titanium bike with 52cm frame

If I didn't also have a lot of bikes I might be interested.

I think you mean the chain-set is 50 or 52- 34 not 42-34.