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by timdownieuk
5 Nov 2020, 3:42pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Mystery abandonment
Replies: 32
Views: 2015

Re: Mystery abandonment

Well all hopes of a free bike were dashed when I returned today. No sign of it. I guess this will just remain a mystery.

Meanwhile, if anyone is visiting Laggan Cottage in the north or Arran, have a look and see if this bike is still there.

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by timdownieuk
4 Nov 2020, 7:58pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Mystery abandonment
Replies: 32
Views: 2015

Re: Mystery abandonment

One of the bikes. I'll check in the next day or two and if it's still there, take it to the police. 20201101_150657.jpg I'd be suspicious that something untoward has happened to its owner especially near a wood. Or they have early stage dementia and got lost ... That's too nice a bike to have been ...
by timdownieuk
4 Nov 2020, 4:49pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Mystery abandonment
Replies: 32
Views: 2015

Re: Mystery abandonment

One of the bikes. I'll check in the next day or two and if it's still there, take it to the police.

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by timdownieuk
4 Nov 2020, 7:47am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Mystery abandonment
Replies: 32
Views: 2015

Mystery abandonment

Is abandoning bicycles in bizarre place a “thing” (like extreme ironing say)? The reason I ask is that twice recently I’ve come across perfectly serviceable bicycles miles from any road just apparently abandoned, a bit like Marie Celeste, looking as if just waiting for their owner to return. One is ...
by timdownieuk
7 May 2018, 3:42pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Odd cycle route number
Replies: 2
Views: 621

Odd cycle route number

A new cycle path near us in Ayrshire, Scotland has been given a new two digit (on a red background) NCN number, of 55.

This seems to be already allocated and doesn't seem to fit with the numbering system. Is this a cockup by the council or is the numbering system being changed?
by timdownieuk
22 Sep 2017, 7:35pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Legality of horses on Scottish cyclepaths?
Replies: 23
Views: 1812

Re: Legality of horses on Scottish cyclepaths?

Yes, under the land reform act 2003 horse riding is allowed on those paths in Scotland. Cheers. That's what I've heard elsewhere. Just need to educate the local horse riders to kick their sh*t off the paths! Tim Obviously you have dealt with the dog owners .... no dog sh*t on the path at all .... w...
by timdownieuk
22 Sep 2017, 6:57pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Legality of horses on Scottish cyclepaths?
Replies: 23
Views: 1812

Re: Legality of horses on Scottish cyclepaths?

Ellieb wrote:Yes, under the land reform act 2003 horse riding is allowed on those paths in Scotland.


Cheers. That's what I've heard elsewhere. Just need to educate the local horse riders to kick their sh*t off the paths!

Tim
by timdownieuk
22 Sep 2017, 3:51pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Legality of horses on Scottish cyclepaths?
Replies: 23
Views: 1812

Legality of horses on Scottish cyclepaths?

A local part of the NCN 7 route that's much used by walkers, runners and cyclists has recently seen an increase in horse traffic, and the waste they leave behind. Can horse riders legally use these cycle paths in Scotland? Obviously where the route uses public roads there's not a problem (legally) b...
by timdownieuk
12 Oct 2016, 9:35pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Facility or farcility?
Replies: 63
Views: 5346

Re: Facility or farcility?

I would guess that if they asked more widely, either a) they would get an answer which they don't like I.e. what they proposed is rubbish and b) they would then have multiple possibility conflicting ideas about how to do it properly! All of which would prevent anything being done for the money set ...
by timdownieuk
12 Oct 2016, 8:56pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Facility or farcility?
Replies: 63
Views: 5346

Re: Facility or farcility?

Graham wrote:Another extraordinary waste of taxpayers money !! . . . a systemic problem.


Indeed! We need more facilities but why they didn't consult more widely first is a mystery.
by timdownieuk
12 Oct 2016, 7:59pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Facility or farcility?
Replies: 63
Views: 5346

Re: Facility or farcility?

Thanks for all your comments. As has been noted it's okay in the middle bit but the ends introduce two hazards for cyclists entering and leaving when heading westward (as we were). The bus stop fandangles mean that cyclists will have to give way to bus passengers alighting or boarding which isn't id...
by timdownieuk
12 Oct 2016, 6:37pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Facility or farcility?
Replies: 63
Views: 5346

Facility or farcility?

This is a new cyclepath built in my home town. Be interested to hear opinions. The video is under 3 minutes long.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/43hjk06p2q0yh ... h.mp4?dl=0
by timdownieuk
10 May 2016, 8:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tyre lever recommendations?
Replies: 17
Views: 1148

Re: Tyre lever recommendations?

After 7 punctures in two rides (Thank you Superstar Components for your lack of qc and shoddy rim tape :roll: ) my thumbs are crying out for a decent set of tyre levers for use at home. So far Google pulls up VAR trye levers and Bike hand long tyre levers, but do those in the know have any recommen...
by timdownieuk
6 May 2016, 10:59am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Remote battery charger/booster for GPS
Replies: 19
Views: 2008

Re: Remote battery charger/booster for GPS

If you're not in a hurry (and have money to burn), https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ezelleron/kraftwerk-highly-innovative-portable-power-plant Crowd funded for $300, runs on LPG and a 3 second squirt from an aerosol can will give 11 phone charges; says nothing about ignition?!?!?!?! They also o...
by timdownieuk
5 May 2016, 11:26pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Remote battery charger/booster for GPS
Replies: 19
Views: 2008

Re: Remote battery charger/booster for GPS

I'll post this side as the GPS types are helping me with another topic. My Garmin Edge 800 only has a limited battery life. Fine most of the time but I know it won't last for an anticipated 5 day camping trip in the Scottish hills. Has anyone got a personal favourite booster pack. The sort of thing...