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by oldun
21 Nov 2020, 9:56am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: If you could go anywhere where would you go?
Replies: 51
Views: 2148

Re: If you could go anywhere where would you go?

For me it would be the Via de la Plata camino from Seville to Santiago . I would start in Cadiz and cycle the Via Augusta ( i think thats its name )up to Seville and join the Via de la Plata . I have cycled from Seville 3 times and loved every moment ....good weather....cheap food....cheap hostels i...
by oldun
12 Nov 2020, 11:22am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Getting rubber bar grips to stick?
Replies: 21
Views: 645

Re: Getting rubber bar grips to stick?

I just use contact glue on the bar and then quickly slide the grips on . If they ever have to be removed then a Stanley knife does the job .
by oldun
9 Nov 2020, 9:56am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Dutch government pilots technology to cut e-bike road deaths
Replies: 31
Views: 1036

Re: Dutch government pilots technology to cut e-bike road deaths

I have noticed some €bikes going quite slowly, I suspect the heavy batteries are exhausted, minusplus? Unlikely. Perhaps they are just using them as intended, to help them keep riding on the parts of their journey where they need a little assistance. Not everyone feels the need to ride at their max...
by oldun
25 Oct 2020, 9:53am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Go Outdoors
Replies: 23
Views: 1356

Re: Go Outdoors

Similar problem last year for me . Went to the Norwich store to buy a pair of walking boots for my wife which were advertised in a leaflet we received in a free paper . Eventually found the boots in store which were priced £30 higher than the offer price even if i purchased the £5 discount card so i...
by oldun
5 Oct 2020, 6:51pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Want to do LEJOG for charity - wife has cancer
Replies: 49
Views: 1617

Re: Want to do LEJOG for charity - wife has cancer

Hello again Scott ....still thinking of how to help you , but in the meantime as regards to your route have you heard of the Windy maps app ? If you have a smart phone you can download this app for free and it will give you a route by car ,foot, or bike . I have never used it in the U K but many tim...
by oldun
3 Oct 2020, 2:08pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Want to do LEJOG for charity - wife has cancer
Replies: 49
Views: 1617

Re: Want to do LEJOG for charity - wife has cancer

Scott.....i am full of sympathy for your situation but as has been stated by many others this is such short notice , which i know cant be helped , but , with no training , equipment etc and in unpleasant weather is LEJOG really do-able ? as i believe normally, any donations are only paid if the task...
by oldun
2 Oct 2020, 9:06am
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Tricheurs....cheaters...true or false .
Replies: 2
Views: 259

Tricheurs....cheaters...true or false .

Just watched this on French T V and found this link on youtube.
Please watch it to the end .
I do not know what to think , but i do know that French investigative journalists do go the extra mile to find the truth .



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0s2yo6ws9U
by oldun
30 Aug 2020, 10:44am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Is The Current Bike Shortage Europe or Even Worldwide?
Replies: 20
Views: 1201

Re: Is The Current Bike Shortage Europe or Even Worldwide?

I have been looking at buying a bike in Spain at" Decathlon" for an upcoming ride in Sept /Oct but many models have been sold out for weeks now .....https://www.decathlon.es/es/browse/c0-d ... /N-1n3n0pl
by oldun
21 Aug 2020, 7:04am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring Destination 2 Months Mid Oct to Dec - Any Ideas
Replies: 47
Views: 2347

Re: Touring Destination 2 Months Mid Oct to Dec - Any Ideas

As Martinbrice states , one of the Spanish pilgrim caminos would also be a good choice . My preference would be the "Via de la Plata " from Seville up to " Granja de Moreuella" , then taking the camino " Sanabres " through "ourense " ( a MUST visit in Ourense ...
by oldun
20 Aug 2020, 7:26am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring Destination 2 Months Mid Oct to Dec - Any Ideas
Replies: 47
Views: 2347

Re: Touring Destination 2 Months Mid Oct to Dec - Any Ideas

My choice would be South Morocco.....Cheap and delicious food, cheap hotels/lodgings , warm weather . Starting in Marrakech we did a lovely ride through Ouarzazate , Agdz ,..along the beautiful Valley du Draa to Zagora ( 32 deg in January ) .We then took a long dirt track , which may well be tarmace...
by oldun
15 Jun 2020, 7:12am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Rude Co-op shop staff
Replies: 200
Views: 5782

Re: Rude Co-op shop staff

I was at work stacking the shelves in Co-op. It was not a good day. things were going poorly. I had dropped some pasta sauce out in the store room and had to clear up the mess. Anyway, I was stacking the shelves when this bloke came up and asked me where he could find some special crisps. I don't k...
by oldun
20 Apr 2020, 5:00pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Energy drinks: Why? Why not?
Replies: 26
Views: 1250

Re: Energy drinks: Why? Why not?

For instant energy which would be down to not eating enough to keep up my energy levels I carry a couple of "pate de fruit" which I buy when I'm in France. I suppose large fruit pastilles would do as well.[/quote] Yes ASTONISH, i always carry a couple the "pate de fruit" bars . I...
by oldun
24 Oct 2019, 10:34am
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: Helmets in Spain
Replies: 56
Views: 4003

Re: Helmets in Spain

:lol: The helmet would make the same amount of difference as it does in a country where they *aren't* required. So there are very few situations where the insurer could wriggle out of paying much of your claim. Your choice though - your head! I wonder if a claim would be paid in full if a non seat b...
by oldun
23 Oct 2019, 11:34am
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: Helmets in Spain
Replies: 56
Views: 4003

Re: Helmets in Spain

I have ridden many many miles in Spain but always with a helmet . I believe it is the law in non urban areas except when riding up hill :shock: or when the weather is hot :D . I wear one, as i wonder what position my travel insurance company would take if i had an accident and sustained a head injur...
by oldun
26 Feb 2019, 4:04pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Obtaining a cardboard bike box in Seville
Replies: 5
Views: 1404

Re: Obtaining a cardboard bike box in Seville

Hello Deckertim......there is a large Decathlon store in Camas which is only a couple of klms out of Seville itself who may be able to help ......see here......https://www.google.es/maps/place/Calle+Poeta+Muñoz+San+Román,+Camas,+Sevilla,+Spain/@37.390506,-6.0230056,14z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0xd126c85af5d2...