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by robing
18 Sep 2018, 9:27pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Camping mat recommendations
Replies: 8
Views: 272

Re: Camping mat recommendations

I have had a response from Thermarest in Ireland - they will replace it :) but I have to post the old one back to them.
by robing
17 Sep 2018, 7:16pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Woman struck by hit-and-run cyclist in Dalston dies - BBC
Replies: 84
Views: 2778

Re: Woman struck by hit-and-run cyclist in Dalston dies - BBC

I've been saying this for years. Worst offenders are lorries through roadworks where is is mandatory 50mph limit. They drive right up your ars@, so dangerous.
by robing
15 Sep 2018, 4:24pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Camping mat recommendations
Replies: 8
Views: 272

Re: Camping mat recommendations

Thanks Mercalia for the link :D
I always undo the valve Willem and it happened recently when it was not hot.
It was caused by me overinflating it. I find the self inflation is never enough.
by robing
15 Sep 2018, 1:35pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Camping mat recommendations
Replies: 8
Views: 272

Camping mat recommendations

I'm not having much luck with camping mats. After a couple of cheaper ones I splashed out on a Thermarest Evolite but it's already starting to delaminate. How do I go about claiming on the Thermarest lifetime guarantee? All the mats I've had so far have been self inflating, but always seem to need s...
by robing
12 Sep 2018, 4:24pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Woman struck by hit-and-run cyclist in Dalston dies - BBC
Replies: 84
Views: 2778

Re: Woman struck by hit-and-run cyclist in Dalston dies - BBC

I wasn't defending the cyclist at all. Just making the point this sort of incident pales into insignificance compared with the numbers of pedestrians killed by vehicles - which of course get zero news coverage. Then on the basis of these extremely rare cases they want to change the law for cyclists ...
by robing
12 Sep 2018, 1:50pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Woman struck by hit-and-run cyclist in Dalston dies - BBC
Replies: 84
Views: 2778

Woman struck by hit and run cyclist dies

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-45497026

Cue mass hysteria from the likes of the Daily Mail.
Don't get me wrong this is a terrible incident, but look at the figures quoted.
In 2016 448 pedestrians were killed on the roads. Just 3 of these cases involved cyclists.
by robing
12 Sep 2018, 1:36pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Please suggest a good 1-person tent
Replies: 32
Views: 1146

Re: Please suggest a good 1-person tent

These are the best tent pets I have found. Strong,light, cheap and don't bend. https://www.decathlon.co.uk/ultralight-aluminium-camping-tent-pegs-id_2873930.html?_cclid=v3_4fde02ef-82c1-5b50-83da-76fb73aef923&gclid=CjwKCAjw8uLcBRACEiwAaL6MSQfLoQ0LacIaBtaa0PqyakwIzQrxQGuwy0hLAeFhVSYTCznwB7cbzxoC7...
by robing
8 Sep 2018, 10:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Small Panniers
Replies: 8
Views: 366

Re: Small Panniers

Also Got a pair of altura dryline 16l that I use for light touring on my road bike. Used them on lejog in June, were great
by robing
8 Sep 2018, 10:24am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Please suggest a good 1-person tent
Replies: 32
Views: 1146

Re: Please suggest a good 1-person tent

I've had a Vango Blade 100 one man tent for 4 years and it's been a great tent for cycle touring. Only 1.5kg. The beauty of this tent is that it has a single pole that runs lengthways so you get decent height, enough to sit up. Plus it has a porch. They don't make it any more but you may be able to ...
by robing
8 Sep 2018, 10:08am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Prostatitis
Replies: 10
Views: 1889

Re: Prostatitis

Hi chaps, I’m new to this form stuff, so don’t know if this will be seen. I’ve been suffering with non bacterial prostititis for around 5 years now, had different antibiotics, cystoscopy, kidney scan, bladder scan, flow tests, mri scan etc,.I get pain after passing water, when driving, sitting down...
by robing
8 Sep 2018, 9:50am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Small Panniers
Replies: 8
Views: 366

Re: Small Panniers

I have a pair of ortlieb front roller city. They've been great. Do you mean 10cm depth? Not sure you could get anything that small width wise.
by robing
4 Sep 2018, 11:04pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Britain's best tours
Replies: 35
Views: 1159

Re: Britain's best tours

hondated wrote:Could I ask is it possible to ride the Lon las cymru on a touring bike . Thanks

Yep, did it on fully loaded touring bike in May. Camped all the way, superb route and weather was fantastic.
Definitely the best shorter tour I've done.
by robing
1 Sep 2018, 10:40pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: France & getting by with limited french
Replies: 84
Views: 1990

Re: France & getting by with limited french

The French have lots of little phrases. Sling a few of those in and you'll sound like a natural.
Ben oui! Tant pis, de rien, super! Genial! Bravo!!
by robing
28 Aug 2018, 5:07pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: France & getting by with limited french
Replies: 84
Views: 1990

Re: France & getting by with limited french

Does anyone remember an English football manager that for some unknown reason, when he was interviewed on French TV (he couldn't speak French of course) he spoke English in a clumsy French accent, reminiscent of Allo, Allo! :D :D :roll:
by robing
28 Aug 2018, 11:58am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: France & getting by with limited french
Replies: 84
Views: 1990

Re: France & getting by with limited french

Spanish is your best choice for a second language. The more languages you speak, the easier it becomes to learn another, especially if similar root like Latin languages. I only learnt German at school but can also speak French and Spanish well now. I am finding Italian a little harder as it is a bit...