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by cc1085
12 Nov 2019, 10:58pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Alternatives to Party Politics?
Replies: 35
Views: 721

Re: Alternatives to Party Politics?

Yes there is a viable alternative to party politics. Restore the commons and full democracy. By this I mean that all "property" be held in common as it always was before the evil of clearances and enclosures and have a citizens assembly elected by lottery.
by cc1085
29 Oct 2019, 8:55pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Wales to Devon
Replies: 14
Views: 896

Re: Wales to Devon

That's only 200 miles. Wait for a stiff NW'ly wind and you could do that in a day if you get a wriggle on. No need any gear, just pack a couple of sarnies and a mars bar!! :wink: :wink: :wink: :lol: :lol: Pembroke Dock to my destination address in Devon is 250 miles plus another 100 to ferry on Iri...
by cc1085
26 Oct 2019, 6:38pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Wales to Devon
Replies: 14
Views: 896

Re: Wales to Devon

If almost always on tarmac get some wiggle commuter tyres at 32mm fast, light and durable. I've been using them on the canal and they are great but not slow on the road either. Cheers James Thanks you James for your suggestion. I have a new set of Schwalbe Marathon Mondial 26" already purchase...
by cc1085
24 Oct 2019, 8:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Wales to Devon
Replies: 14
Views: 896

Re: Wales to Devon

Icsunonove wrote:As you've got plenty of time before the trip, it might worth considering fitting a pannier rack to your bike. (Assuming it has the necessary attachment points).

Yes thank you for your suggestion. I have a set on the way.
by cc1085
23 Oct 2019, 11:07pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Wales to Devon
Replies: 14
Views: 896

Re: Wales to Devon

Thanks everyone for replies and advice and I think I'll just go for it with the bike I have as it is the toughest and most reliable bicycle ever. My daughter and husband live on the Sth. coast of Devon and if I get stuck I have a get out of jail card.
by cc1085
23 Oct 2019, 6:52pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Wales to Devon
Replies: 14
Views: 896

Re: Wales to Devon

I intend staying in b&b,hostels/bunkhouses as I don't want to carry camping equipment on this tour. I have seatpost panniers and a bar bag for the trip. I have a good Giant hybrid with hydr. discs so I should have said this in my post and wondered if this would be suitable or should I get a fast...
by cc1085
22 Oct 2019, 10:48pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Wales to Devon
Replies: 14
Views: 896

Wales to Devon

Next year at the end of May and early June I intend to do a bike tour from Pembroke Dock in Wales to Mulchelney/Langport in Somerset and then on to Devon. No camping, B&B/Hostels. So can anyone suggest a suitable reasonably priced bike/bags for the trip. Will follow NCN as much as possible. Than...
by cc1085
10 Oct 2019, 7:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: The Disc Brake Naughty Corner Thread
Replies: 538
Views: 27735

Re: The Disc Brake Naughty Corner Thread

Agree entirely. I have an old bicycle with rim brakes and a modern one with disc brakes. On disc brakes I travel much faster downhill and take gaps in traffic that I wouldn't dare on a rim brake machine. The increase in the "Feeling" of safety leads to greater risk taking. People jump out ...
by cc1085
21 Sep 2019, 9:34pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Somerset Green Fair
Replies: 2
Views: 332

Somerset Green Fair

June 2020 I will be travelling from Ireland to Somerset for the West Country Scythe Fest. Could anyone on here suggest routes that are reasonably traffic free from Fishguard or Pembroke ??
https://www.greenfair.org.uk/
by cc1085
27 Aug 2019, 8:41pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Living without owning an internal combustion engine
Replies: 284
Views: 15546

Re: Living without owning an internal combustion engine

Morzedec wrote: Goodness, I'm almost becoming famous! Your lifestyle is amost a mirror of mine here in rural Ireland. Mother Nature grows all that I eat on my one acre "farm", I just throw out a few seeds and she does the rest. Fruit nuts veg.etc.no dig. Cycle and walk daily. Swap this for...
by cc1085
13 Aug 2019, 10:37pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Living without owning an internal combustion engine
Replies: 284
Views: 15546

Re: Living without owning an internal combustion engine

The way we live with petrol diesel coal gas and oil is over. Everyone on this forum should join Extinction Rebellion. THERE IS NOTHING ELSE THAT IS MORE IMPORTANT.
by cc1085
3 Aug 2019, 8:54pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Living without owning an internal combustion engine
Replies: 284
Views: 15546

Re: Living without owning an internal combustion engine

I asked the question about going bicycle only. It has brought great answers and debate which I never envisaged at the moment of initially writing the post. Marvellous forum and many diverse participants. Now what about this Brexit thing?...........no no no only jokin'.
Thom
by cc1085
30 Jul 2019, 5:22pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Living without owning an internal combustion engine
Replies: 284
Views: 15546

Re: Bicycle only

The era of the private car is over. To think it can be sustained in any form would be madness in the face of human extinction. The resources that are burned up in production and running requirements are enormous and if these had to be paid for no company would be profitable. That was why I asked the...
by cc1085
25 Jul 2019, 9:39pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Living without owning an internal combustion engine
Replies: 284
Views: 15546

Re: Bicycle only

I asked a question about the CHOICE of going car free which is a choice for most people on here I would imagine. After so many answers I thought today "What if I didn't have a choice"? There are millions of weary and downtrodden people around the World who don't. Instead I should consider ...
by cc1085
25 Jul 2019, 1:04pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Living without owning an internal combustion engine
Replies: 284
Views: 15546

Re: Bicycle only

What great replies. Thanks everyone for taking the time and effort to write such great advice and reasons. I will attempt to do it as much as possible. Have bus pass but not much good in rural Ireland as one needs to be close to main roads. Great to know others are already doing it and have been for...