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by Morzedec
11 Sep 2019, 2:18pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: PMs honours: who deserves one?
Replies: 49
Views: 1066

Re: PMs honours: who deserves one?

Back in the UK once again.

Lord Boardman? Sir Phil Liggett? Dame Phillipa York? His Honour Mick F?

Happy days,
by Morzedec
27 Aug 2019, 10:26am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Living without owning an internal combustion engine
Replies: 284
Views: 15311

Re: Living without owning an internal combustion engine

Freiston, 'jour, Your post reminded me that poor old Dicky Beeching took all the blame, for doing a job that Marples - as nought but a useless politician - couldn't (or wouldn't) do. At least the UK still has some rural railways and branch lines, unlike France where the 1960s cull was almost absolut...
by Morzedec
27 Aug 2019, 10:14am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: It’s time to ban bikes at peak times - tow paths
Replies: 61
Views: 7781

Re: It’s time to ban bikes at peak times - tow paths

No probs in France ....................
by Morzedec
26 Aug 2019, 5:39pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: YHA Infomation and updates
Replies: 92
Views: 13533

Re: YHA Infomation and updates

Never mind the snoring: it's the after-baked-bean-self-catering trumpet calls that bother me. However, I can offer an alternative: it's called 'camp in my garden for free if you arrive on a bike', the possible downside being that my garden is in France. So far this year we have hosted 'pooped' Frenc...
by Morzedec
24 Aug 2019, 3:51pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Living without owning an internal combustion engine
Replies: 284
Views: 15311

Re: Living without owning an internal combustion engine

Bryn: bit confused (not uncommon, most days). France pro - what?

Paris, of course, is not in France; in the same sense that London is not part of England.

Us country boys doo'ent think 'em there is concerned with the loikes o' we.

I'm all for pro-me.

Happy days,
by Morzedec
22 Aug 2019, 7:45pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Living without owning an internal combustion engine
Replies: 284
Views: 15311

Re: Living without owning an internal combustion engine

Bryn, 'jour,

I cycle back to the UK(Cornwall) about four or five times a year, there to have the benefit of an Internet connection for a few days.

Been back since last Sunday, and due to return to France after the Bank Holiday - so will soon be offline again for a few months.

Happy days,
by Morzedec
22 Aug 2019, 2:10pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Living without owning an internal combustion engine
Replies: 284
Views: 15311

Re: Living without owning an internal combustion engine

Goodness, I'm almost becoming famous! My way of life is not that different to many others in France: rural people tend to stay close to where they were born, and often only visit a large town when they absolutely have to - making hospital visits when the get older, for example. My nearest commune po...
by Morzedec
21 Aug 2019, 6:05pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Oldest End-to-End Female Cyclist?
Replies: 12
Views: 1436

Re: Oldest End-to-End Female Cyclist?

OK then, it's going to be 'cat amongst the pigeons time', folks: Confirmed age of the oldest MALE cyclist to ride an E to E? No cheating by taking three years, no electric bikes, no support vehicles, no nothing; just an old bloke on a bike, who rode it for fun. To get you all started, I know of a 79...
by Morzedec
21 Aug 2019, 3:27pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Living without owning an internal combustion engine
Replies: 284
Views: 15311

Re: Living without owning an internal combustion engine

Someone asked about snow .........................

February 2018, it was: a white-out for weeks, so no riding possible - I had to WALK to the nearest bar!

Even more happy days,
by Morzedec
20 Aug 2019, 5:30pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Wild camping, wild boar
Replies: 31
Views: 1638

Re: Wild camping, wild boar

We get boar in our french garden, but they are very shy and clear off if they hear you moving around. We let cyclists camp in the garden for free if they are in trouble and can't make any more distance; no problems yet with boar, but the resident whip snakes can get curious sometimes ..................
by Morzedec
20 Aug 2019, 4:44pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Living without owning an internal combustion engine
Replies: 284
Views: 15311

Re: Living without owning an internal combustion engine

Bmbzzzbmbib, or whatever - thank you for your response. We do have mains electricity and water, so not 'off-grid' in that sense. As with most rural properties in France our waste water goes into a pit. No telephone line, and no mobile either - in an absolute emergency (leg falling off, broken spoke,...
by Morzedec
19 Aug 2019, 10:20am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Living without owning an internal combustion engine
Replies: 284
Views: 15311

Re: Living without owning an internal combustion engine

Morning all; back in the UK again (yesterday's Roscoff to Plymouth ferry crossing) for a week. Most might know that I'm now living pretty much 'off-grid' in France: no car, telephone, television, washing machine, microwave, nor much else either. 12km each way to the nearest shop keeps my legs in tri...
by Morzedec
19 Jul 2019, 7:08pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Train to Penzance won't take bike trailer - how else?
Replies: 41
Views: 4981

Re: Train to Penzance won't take bike trailer - how else?

Hello again, glad that you are getting sorted. Don't underestimate your 7-yr old, and how far they can ride: I came back up through France last week and rode for a while with a family that included a four-yr old (riding their own bike) who was doing fifty km (30 miles) daily between campsites withou...
by Morzedec
16 Jul 2019, 3:11pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Train to Penzance won't take bike trailer - how else?
Replies: 41
Views: 4981

Re: Train to Penzance won't take bike trailer - how else?

Hello folks, I'm back in the UK for just a week before returning to France once again. Suggest you mail/courier the trailer down to Mick F in Gunnislake, then get him to 'ride' it down to LE for you: he does so love a challenge, and could use his Chopper for a change. (Sorry Mick, but you are such a...
by Morzedec
27 May 2019, 10:21am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: camping chair hunt
Replies: 103
Views: 15909

Re: camping chair hunt

Hello, I once found this luxurious item whilst 'wild camping', previously abandoned by someone but easily adapted for us by me!

And no, I didn't take it with me when I continued on my way.

Happy days,