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by bikepacker
22 Feb 2019, 7:32pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Of Cysts and Hysterectomies.
Replies: 14
Views: 257

Re: Of Cysts and Hysterectomies.

eileithyia. I feel for you as my wife was diagnosed with an ovarian cyst in September and has had a really bad time. On 23rd of October they removed a tumour the size of a melon from her ovaries. Because of the spread of cancer she also had a full hysterectomy plus removing her appendix and part of ...
by bikepacker
9 Feb 2019, 11:56am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Solid shampoo bars
Replies: 28
Views: 2332

Re: Solid shampoo bars

There are a few companies that sell similar items, if you google melt and pour solid shampoo some will come up. I got mine from a shop in Bury St Edmunds (no longer there) in a 1kg tub.

My friend in Leeds got some from here: https://www.stephensonpersonalcare.com/ ... crystal-ss
by bikepacker
7 Feb 2019, 8:09pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Solid shampoo bars
Replies: 28
Views: 2332

Re: Solid shampoo bars

I have been advocating and using solid shampoo/shower gel, on tours for years. I buy it in a big tub and either cut off pieces to size or melt some in a plastic mould in the microwave.
Doing the latter your can add some fragrance a method often liked by the ladies, lavender being my wife's favourite.
by bikepacker
6 Feb 2019, 12:06pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Avoiding Kessock Bridge
Replies: 12
Views: 1470

Re: Avoiding Kessock Bridge

Don't get me wrong I wasn't implying Kessock Bridge should be avoided, I have used it a few times via the cycle path and it is good. I was just outlining my preferred route for the one the OP had stated.
by bikepacker
5 Feb 2019, 4:59pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Avoiding Kessock Bridge
Replies: 12
Views: 1470

Re: Avoiding Kessock Bridge

I have cycled between Ullapool and Inverness quite a few times and never used Kessock Bridge. I would always use the Beauly route and along the south of the firth.
by bikepacker
25 Jan 2019, 11:56am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Alex Salmond Charged with Attempted Rape
Replies: 56
Views: 2460

Re: Alex Salmond Charged with Attempted Rape

Canuk wrote:
landsurfer wrote:++1 ... It's almost as if "someone" is keeping past misdemeanours in a bag waiting to pounce at the right time .....


A charming fellow to be sure, but not my cup of tea.


I once met him at a wedding in Banff and found him to be anything but charming.
by bikepacker
18 Jan 2019, 2:01pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: West Midlands Trains/London North Western
Replies: 22
Views: 1562

Re: West Midlands Trains

I have never had a problem with the bike on WM trains as one of the main companies serving Worcester I often use them. One example; last September whilst on a short 4 day tour I received an urgent phone call to return home quickly. At the time I was 8 miles from Rugby at 3.30 in the afternoon. As yo...
by bikepacker
17 Jan 2019, 6:36pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Duke In Rollover
Replies: 408
Views: 11521

Re: Duke In Rollover

He was driving. A neighbour of mine still drives she is 97 and is one of the most careful drivers I encounter around here. Everyday she takes her dogs up to Worcester Woods to exercise them.
by bikepacker
16 Jan 2019, 9:08am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: cycling in the sixties
Replies: 28
Views: 765

Re: cycling in the sixties

My school job was to deliver groceries for the local Coop shop every weekday evening and Saturday mornings. Riding a big heavy bike with no gears and a basket full of groceries on the front helped to build strong legs.
by bikepacker
15 Jan 2019, 11:45am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: cycling in the sixties
Replies: 28
Views: 765

Re: cycling in the sixties

Wouldn't that be cool. :)
by bikepacker
15 Jan 2019, 11:29am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: cycling in the sixties
Replies: 28
Views: 765

Re: cycling in the sixties

According to my mother (I was too young to remember) I did my first solo bike tour at the age of 4 that would be in 1947. Since then I have never been without a bike to ride so that mean I have so far been cycling for 71 years. And hope to go on for many more.
by bikepacker
14 Jan 2019, 2:13pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring saddle
Replies: 40
Views: 3171

Re: Touring saddle

My saddle problems have been well documented on this forum and in other places. I have tried most of the popular saddles and found many to be very uncomfortable for touring. For the last three years my main touring saddle has been the Selle Italia Man Gel Flow and while not perfect it does tick most...
by bikepacker
13 Jan 2019, 8:47pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Best exhibition for lightweight gear
Replies: 2
Views: 308

Re: Best exhibition for lightweight gear

If you want to see the best display of lightweight camping equipment, find out when the Backpackers Club AGM is and go along. You will be able to get first hand advice from those who are using such equipment.
by bikepacker
25 Dec 2018, 7:50pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: 1 year, 10,000 miles on the clock
Replies: 38
Views: 1885

Re: 1 year, 10,000 miles on the clock

Until a week after Mildenhall Rally I was on course for another 10,000 mile year. Unfortunately my wife's heath issues and hospitalisation since then has seriously curtailed my cycling mileage. Sorry to read this bp I hope that she is now out of hospital. Yes she came out last week. She now has to ...
by bikepacker
25 Dec 2018, 11:54am
Forum: On the road
Topic: 1 year, 10,000 miles on the clock
Replies: 38
Views: 1885

Re: 1 year, 10,000 miles on the clock

Until a week after Mildenhall Rally I was on course for another 10,000 mile year. Unfortunately my wife's heath issues and hospitalisation since then has seriously curtailed my cycling mileage.