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by oldun
15 Jun 2020, 7:12am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Rude Co-op shop staff
Replies: 200
Views: 5359

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: 1162

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: 54
Views: 3338

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: 54
Views: 3338

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: 1363

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...
by oldun
1 Jan 2019, 1:21pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Hadrian's Cycleway transport?
Replies: 8
Views: 472

Re: Hadrian's Cycleway transport?

Andrew tr.....i cycled this route 2 years ago and to get back to Carlisle we just turned up at Newcastle station , waited on the correct platform and when the train arrived just queued up with 5 other cyclists who all got on , in fact another 2 cyclists got on at the next station , so don't worry ab...
by oldun
24 Dec 2018, 8:44am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Budget Hybrid for Eurovelo Tour
Replies: 65
Views: 2226

Re: Budget Hybrid for Eurovelo Tour

Hello Clemontine36.......Have a look in Sports 2000 at the Nakamura range . Some 8 years ago i bought a Nakamura " cliff hanger " VTT for 125 euros :D and it has never let me down and to date has been ridden more than 8000klms on tours in Spain ,France, Morocco , England . I am not saying ...
by oldun
20 Nov 2018, 7:01am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Wind direction in query
Replies: 12
Views: 945

Re: Wind direction in query

Hello Bolex .....In general the wind blows from the south west ,and this is why our area ( i live in Lowestoft ) is in general , the driest area of England . Today you would have a great but cold ride to Birmingham with this easterly wind but in general it would be in your face .
by oldun
1 Aug 2018, 8:50pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: getting out of Malaga Airport on a bike
Replies: 13
Views: 1108

Re: getting out of Malaga Airport on a bike

Hey Whoof...Many thanks for your reply . I don't know why ( maybe old age ) but i am feeling a bit ill at ease with my plans of getting from Malaga Airport to the city at night . I am thinking of shipping my bike to a hotel in the city with a company called "Luggage Mule " , however as alw...
by oldun
1 Aug 2018, 6:51pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: longest pannier rack available?
Replies: 18
Views: 1323

Re: longest pannier rack available?

Tommydog , This has been an ongoing problem for me with my largish feet . This year i have solved the problem by cutting about 1 cm off the heels of my shoes and along with having my panniers fixed as far back as possible , this actually works great for me . :wink: All prepared for my ride in Septem...
by oldun
19 Jun 2018, 8:14am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Seat PositionAnd Safety
Replies: 10
Views: 487

Re: Seat PositionAnd Safety

Yes as others have said, the saddle adjustment rails limits have not been passed ( not that they can be ) , so all will be fine . One of my two bikes has a smaller frame and i ride it with the saddle adjusted to its maximum rear position ...i had a slight problem the first time out with the saddle t...
by oldun
25 Apr 2018, 11:50am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: IBIS and F1 Hotels in France - Any Advice?
Replies: 16
Views: 2025

Re: IBIS and F1 Hotels in France - Any Advice?

Simonhill....there are quite a few chain hotela in France now.....B&B.....Mr Bed....Fast Hotel.....Balladins et etc . The problem with some hotel chains , and not just the Formule 1 chain , is that they are now being used by some local towns to house immigrant families and as such are often quit...
by oldun
19 Apr 2018, 3:44pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: getting out of Malaga Airport on a bike
Replies: 13
Views: 1108

Re: getting out of Malaga Airport on a bike

Horizon....thanks for your input and staying at the airport may not be a bad option as trying to get out of the airport at night on roads that seem to be bike unfriendly may not be the best idea . Whoof.....I am planning mid September so any info you can find would be great for me . There is a track...
by oldun
19 Apr 2018, 8:01am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: getting out of Malaga Airport on a bike
Replies: 13
Views: 1108

Re: getting out of Malaga Airport on a bike

Bikerwaser....thanks for your reply . The last train , i believe , is around 11 pm , so by the time i have recuperated and unpacked my bike this would not be an option . I don,t suppose a bike would be acceptable by a taxi driver either . It looks like bright bike lights , hi vis jacket and a bit of...
by oldun
19 Apr 2018, 7:14am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: getting out of Malaga Airport on a bike
Replies: 13
Views: 1108

getting out of Malaga Airport on a bike

Hello , i am just wondering if anyone has ridden out of the airport in the direction of Malaga city centre and if so any tips ? I have done a street view but i think it dates from 2008 when there seems to have been major works going on at the airport . The roads around the airport do seem very bike ...