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by Morzedec
11 Jul 2020, 2:36pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Donating bodies to Science?
Replies: 31
Views: 520

Re: Donating bodies to Science?

"Under The Shade of the Old Apple Tree" will save a few bob on undertaker's fees - I'd be quite happy with that.

Gosh, just look at the size of his Bramleys .........

Happy days,
by Morzedec
7 Jul 2020, 4:44pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Europe is open - who's going?
Replies: 40
Views: 1326

Re: Europe is open - who's going?

If Brittany Ferries would start taking cyclists, I could go home for the first time in nearly six months!

Or I could go out and buy a car ..............

Not so happy days,
by Morzedec
7 Jul 2020, 4:42pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling Across France
Replies: 6
Views: 496

Re: Cycling Across France

Hello, Roscoff to Nice via the 'eastern' route (Lyons) is a regular for us, returning via the Canal du Midi and Bordeaux. Plus or minus 4000 km, all the way around. We often meet/adopt single cyclists, some more organised/less lost than others, but just go and do it - you will have fun, because Fran...
by Morzedec
7 Jul 2020, 11:06am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: CUK supports BLM
Replies: 260
Views: 4551

Re: CUK supports BLM

Roubaix, hello, What I said (and thought pretty clear) was that certain people of whatever background could prove to be sexual predators. Race does not come into any equations: we recently had to 'move on' a Turkish chap who came to us highly qualified and experienced to do the job we wanted him to ...
by Morzedec
7 Jul 2020, 9:55am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: CUK supports BLM
Replies: 260
Views: 4551

Re: CUK supports BLM

In Oxford and Cambridge many supposedly poor, disadvantaged, and otherwise 'Government Supported' young white males cycle quite regularly - immediately after they have pinched a bike, that is. My earlier post that "ALL LIVES MATTER" became somewhat hijacked by the amateur psychologists on ...
by Morzedec
3 Jul 2020, 3:53pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Oldest Still Serving Panniers/Saddle Bag
Replies: 41
Views: 1211

Re: Oldest Still Serving Panniers/Saddle Bag

Mercalia, hello, That guy is me! You are, of course, dead right: it's amazing just how much I can get into the panniers if I need to, but I've found it a little annoying that they taper towards the bottom rather than being 'straight down', as the 'other half's' do in the picture. I can't recall who ...
by Morzedec
3 Jul 2020, 10:19am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Oldest Still Serving Panniers/Saddle Bag
Replies: 41
Views: 1211

Re: Oldest Still Serving Panniers/Saddle Bag

Pictures: us old bags go on for ever.
by Morzedec
3 Jul 2020, 10:11am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring food
Replies: 36
Views: 988

Re: Touring food

Whoof, hello again,

Your Grandmother probably had three pasties a day, then!

Happy days,
by Morzedec
2 Jul 2020, 9:19am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring food
Replies: 36
Views: 988

Re: Touring food

Whoof, hello, No, silly - it's for afterwards. But then, you knew that all along, and for once were being as daft as I hope to be on this forum, to try and 'lighten up' a lot of the self-imposed seriousness. You know, all the posts that start with 'I think' ...., when thoughts are not facts. Happy d...
by Morzedec
1 Jul 2020, 12:38pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring food
Replies: 36
Views: 988

Re: Touring food

Whoof: you forgot to mention the Andrex ..............................
by Morzedec
28 Jun 2020, 4:52pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: I drove a normal car yesterday
Replies: 225
Views: 4556

Re: I drove a normal car yesterday

I get over a million miles to the gallon; but then, I haven't got a car ..........

Happy days,
by Morzedec
21 Jun 2020, 7:07pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Book Suggestions
Replies: 24
Views: 1015

Re: Book Suggestions

Hello, problem with route planners is that they cannot be all things to all people, what suits one may not another. I may be able to help with France. The long-distance routes are well catalogued (Eurovelo this and that), but shorter routes have often to be 'bespoked' - so select a region, a timesca...
by Morzedec
18 Jun 2020, 4:07pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: I want to carry loads of stuff on my bike (turning it into a tourer)
Replies: 19
Views: 717

Re: I want to carry loads of stuff on my bike (turning it into a tourer)

Merc, hello, and thank you for your post. The adapter (I'm thinking QR spindle?) is transferable between the two 'lookalike' trailers, as is a Bob Yak spindle and the one on the older 'lookalike' - but I only use the 'new lookalike' trailer for fun and to make me look like a road train; I'd never ri...
by Morzedec
17 Jun 2020, 4:31pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Anyone successfully using solar panels?
Replies: 32
Views: 1044

Re: Anyone successfully using solar panels?

What's up, MJR, got your Y-fronts on backwards today? That was all just a little bit heavy, unnecessary, and rather better suited to a different forum. As for Mr Patterson's charming and nostalgic picture, I'm old enough to remember when everyone toured like that, history making us what we are today...
by Morzedec
17 Jun 2020, 11:55am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: I want to carry loads of stuff on my bike (turning it into a tourer)
Replies: 19
Views: 717

Re: I want to carry loads of stuff on my bike (turning it into a tourer)

The early Bob Yak 'Lookalike' trailers were well built, and last for ever: it's the later, cheaper models that are less robust (I've one of each). My version of the earlier type survived being run over by a lorry about ten years ago, and is still going strong today - I straightened it up with a borr...