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by Mick Metcalfe
11 Jul 2019, 9:13pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Easy erect tent for disabled rider
Replies: 12
Views: 620

Re: Easy erect tent for disabled rider

Being a bit infirm I fancy an inflatable pole tent but being on my own I only want a 2 person size. So far I have found none of this size and the “ family” ones are far too big and heavy. If anybody else has found one it could interest a lot of us. This is the one I’ve just bought. Hope this helps....
by Mick Metcalfe
11 Jul 2019, 6:49pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Easy erect tent for disabled rider
Replies: 12
Views: 620

Re: Easy erect tent for disabled rider

Thanks for all the suggestions. :) Today I went into the shop and tried the Vaude Hogan 2P (external frame that I talked about above). I did find it a lot easier, though I obviously wasn’t able to peg into the shop floor. Hehe I did end up buying this tent as a result of testing it, and I also bough...
by Mick Metcalfe
11 Jul 2019, 10:24am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Easy erect tent for disabled rider
Replies: 12
Views: 620

Re: Easy erect tent for disabled rider

Thanks for the reply’s. Those Khama tents only come in 3+ berth and seem extremely heavy. Weight isn’t much of a concern for me but 6-10kg May be pushing that boundary a bit to much. Yes those pop up tents are great to set up but extremely awkward to put away and transport. I see them more of a fest...
by Mick Metcalfe
10 Jul 2019, 10:17pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Easy erect tent for disabled rider
Replies: 12
Views: 620

Easy erect tent for disabled rider

Hi, I’m after sourcing a tent that is as easy as possible to set up as I’m disabled with a spinal injury. I currently ride a recumbent, so any tents using the bike as a stabilising aid will not work. I had thought of a tepee style tent with a single internal pole but was wondering which would be bes...
by Mick Metcalfe
28 Oct 2015, 4:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Long distance and touring GPS help (purchase)
Replies: 44
Views: 3084

Re: Long distance and touring GPS help (purchase)

Well, I finally bought a Garmin Edge Explorer 1000 in the end, as I got a good deal on it from Leisure Lake bikes! :D I only just had chance to go through a few things with using it and have programmed in a little course for Friday, in order to test it out. The Garmin Connect facility is not at all ...
by Mick Metcalfe
8 Oct 2015, 9:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Long distance and touring GPS help (purchase)
Replies: 44
Views: 3084

Re: Long distance and touring GPS help (purchase)

Thanks for all the feedback guys! Wasnt expecting quite so much as this, so cheers. With regards to the Edge Touring, is that the Edge Explorer that you are referring to? Or is this an older model? If the Edge tourer is an older model, do you reckon that it could be a wise investment to get the newe...
by Mick Metcalfe
7 Oct 2015, 9:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Long distance and touring GPS help (purchase)
Replies: 44
Views: 3084

Long distance and touring GPS help (purchase)

May I please ask for a bit of assistance from anyone in the know about bike GPS. Thinking of 3 models atm. Garmin touring plus. Completely mixed reviews ranging from awesomeballs to completely useless and not accurate and taking a very long time to sync, if it works at all. Garmin Edge 1000. Looks a...
by Mick Metcalfe
19 Aug 2015, 8:33pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Loss of feeling of my toes on a recumbent trike
Replies: 14
Views: 8299

Re: Loss of feeling of my toes on a recumbent trike

These were my first pair of shoes as I have only just started cycling. :) I think I have got it sorted, for the most part. Just a little fine tuning now I guess. It was the first ride out I was finding it hard, as they were numb after just a mile. I was told by a store that tight footware was a must...
by Mick Metcalfe
19 Aug 2015, 7:35pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Loss of feeling of my toes on a recumbent trike
Replies: 14
Views: 8299

Re: Loss of feeling of my toes on a recumbent trike

Ive seen some recumbents where the crank is positioned a little lower. Ofc, this was on a recumbent with big back wheels to give the rider the elevation though.
by Mick Metcalfe
16 Aug 2015, 12:02am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Loss of feeling of my toes on a recumbent trike
Replies: 14
Views: 8299

Re: Loss of feeling of my toes on a recumbent trike

Ive put the cleats a little durther back and it has certainly helped alot tbh. I also try and eleviate pressure on my feet every npw and then by either pulling with the foot or just letting it rotate idley. It seems to work a treat as the lack of presaure being applied allows the blood to flow aroun...
by Mick Metcalfe
8 Aug 2015, 12:35pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Pictures of your recumbent
Replies: 511
Views: 221759

Re: Pictures of your recumbent

Wow, that would be great. Ofc I could try and meet you half way at a park or something if that would be more suitable? :)
by Mick Metcalfe
7 Aug 2015, 11:48pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Pictures of your recumbent
Replies: 511
Views: 221759

Re: Pictures of your recumbent

That looks awesome Indeboat! #jealous. Hehe. Bet you can pick up some good speed with that! :)
by Mick Metcalfe
7 Aug 2015, 12:29am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: North Nottingham cyclists.
Replies: 19
Views: 2598

Re: North Nottingham cyclists.

Rhothgar wrote:No. Mick Metcalfe. I am!


Hi Rhothgar.

Not sure what you are referring to. No, what? You are what?

Sorry :)
by Mick Metcalfe
4 Aug 2015, 12:45pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: North Nottingham cyclists.
Replies: 19
Views: 2598

Re: North Nottingham cyclists.

Cant see the newstead abbey one on there for the 15th August. :( I did contact a few of the different secretaries, but it sounded as though nothing goes off in the North of Nottingham, as I was informed there were not many people in the north of Nottm and it isnt as nice as the south rides. With onl...
by Mick Metcalfe
3 Aug 2015, 2:53pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: North Nottingham cyclists.
Replies: 19
Views: 2598

Re: North Nottingham cyclists.

You might be interested in Velo Venturers, an informal group doing sociable rides from different meeting places around Nottingham. Speeds vary according to who's there. We do already have a member with a recumbent trike! http://www.facebook.com/groups/800013136679874/ Ah so you're Roger? Thanks for...