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by bikepacker
25 Nov 2018, 9:29am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Airnimal Joey Explore
Replies: 13
Views: 7156

Re: Airnimal Joey Explore

Firstly the Airmimal Joey with dropped or straight bars will not fit in a normal suitcase, believe me I have tried. It will fit in the Airnimal specific case which is much larger. The drawback with this when flying is you will get excess charges with most airlines. Here is the specific case rigged u...
by bikepacker
22 Nov 2018, 2:35pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Around Ireland
Replies: 16
Views: 643

Re: Around Ireland

mnichols wrote: I think the core of the ride would be an end to end up the west coast (Malin to Mizen Head),


If you are going up the west coast then you would go from Mizen to Malin. Here are my diary notes for my Ireland E2E of a few years ago. http://www.bikepacker.co.uk/irelandtour.html
by bikepacker
31 Oct 2018, 4:51pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: new MIllau bridge
Replies: 20
Views: 2461

Re: new MIllau bridge

I have cycled over the Union Chain Bridge a couple of times when touring the Borders it is a lovely bridge. Prior to his death I had a friend who lived on Anglesey, his wife worked for the Wales Tourist Board and she always proclaimed the Menai Bridge was the older. This was because work on it was c...
by bikepacker
30 Oct 2018, 12:31pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: new MIllau bridge
Replies: 20
Views: 2461

Re: new MIllau bridge

brynpoeth wrote:
bikepacker wrote:
brynpoeth wrote:
How long do suspension bridges last?


The oldest iron road suspension bridge in the world is still in daily use. https://www.visitanglesey.co.uk/en/thin ... 9hJcxNFDcs

Cymru am byth!
:wink:


My favourite cycling and walking country.
by bikepacker
30 Oct 2018, 12:12pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: new MIllau bridge
Replies: 20
Views: 2461

Re: new MIllau bridge

brynpoeth wrote:
How long do suspension bridges last?


The oldest iron road suspension bridge in the world is still in daily use. https://www.visitanglesey.co.uk/en/thin ... 9hJcxNFDcs
by bikepacker
29 Oct 2018, 4:21pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: new MIllau bridge
Replies: 20
Views: 2461

Re: new MIllau bridge

Been under it a few times and drove over it once but by far the most dramatic view of the structure is looking up from the base of the highest tower. Image
by bikepacker
26 Oct 2018, 4:46pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: City centre cycling ban
Replies: 67
Views: 2397

Re: City centre cycling ban

Vorpal wrote:That's the nub, isn't it? People wouldn't ride like idiots through the town centre, if there were better optins available.



There are quite a few options available.
by bikepacker
25 Oct 2018, 9:49pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: City centre cycling ban
Replies: 67
Views: 2397

Re: City centre cycling ban

I had a spell of 5 years as RTR for the Worcester area having many meetings with council officers and councillors. My overwhelming thought at the end of the meetings was that many of Worcester’s officials tolerate but dislike cyclists. A view also shared by the local paper Worcester News which is ve...
by bikepacker
22 Oct 2018, 5:46pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Lewis Hamilton- discuss !
Replies: 43
Views: 1097

Re: Lewis Hamilton- discuss !

As already said he wants to be classed as British but does not want to pay our taxes on his vast income. The 90 day residency rule should have been changed years ago to include the day of travel. Then he and others could not get away with abusing our system.
by bikepacker
21 Oct 2018, 4:39pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: City centre cycling ban
Replies: 67
Views: 2397

Re: City centre cycling ban

During the 10.30 to 16.30 pedestrian only time, I always walk through Worcester pushing my bike. I am however appalled at the bad behaviour of some cyclists and the speeds the go in an area with a lot of wandering pedestrians.
by bikepacker
16 Oct 2018, 5:49pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: NC500 Lochcarron Camping opportunities ?
Replies: 5
Views: 396

Re: NC500 Lochcarron Camping opportunities ?

Been told today that the Shieldarg campsite is closed this year so disregard my previous advice regarding this campsite.
by bikepacker
15 Oct 2018, 6:53pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: NC500 Lochcarron Camping opportunities ?
Replies: 5
Views: 396

Re: NC500 Lochcarron Camping opportunities ?

On the road to Shieldarg after the climb out of Lochcarron there are a few places before you get to the Applecross turning. I have wild camped quite close to the junction out sight behind a small mound. BTW although the Wee campsite isn't officially open they often let backpackers camp there I know ...
by bikepacker
12 Oct 2018, 1:46pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Where in Achnasheen can i leave my car ?
Replies: 26
Views: 1245

Re: Where in Achnasheen can i leave my car ?

You may be able to park up by the Bunkhouse it has a large carpark. http://www.ledgowanlodge.co.uk/the-bunkhouse
by bikepacker
1 Oct 2018, 5:26pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Should I sell my Mercian?
Replies: 55
Views: 2083

Re: Should I sell my Mercian?

Just to update you. After giving it some thought over the last week I have decided to leave it hanging on my garage wall for the time being. The low price second hand bikes are fetching it would not be worth selling. Maybe at some future time I will strip it down and sell all the parts separately, t...
by bikepacker
23 Sep 2018, 6:23pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Should I sell my Mercian?
Replies: 55
Views: 2083

Re: Should I sell my Mercian?

Why do I not like riding some ask? Compared to my other bikes it is a much harsher ride and no matter what make of tyres the ride does not feel as comfortable. I purchased it because at the time it was a lighter frame so I built it as a lighter bike. Plus most of the Sunday group I rode with a the t...