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by Morzedec
14 Jan 2020, 8:18pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Camping togs for men Guardian Style
Replies: 39
Views: 932

Re: Camping togs for men Guardian Style

Designer clothes, to wear in your designer tent.

Any pics, anyone?

Necessary translation required for French campsite Guardians: 'I say, excuse moi, but mon cravat paisley est perdu - don't 'spose you've seen it anywhere?'

Quoi? That's what I thought you said: how rude.

happy days,
by Morzedec
14 Jan 2020, 2:41pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Camping togs for men Guardian Style
Replies: 39
Views: 932

Re: Camping togs for men Guardian Style

Geoff, hello,
You could have tied the shoes to your bike, to stop it being stolen ..............

happy days,
by Morzedec
14 Jan 2020, 12:50pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Reduce wind noise when wearing headphones?
Replies: 89
Views: 7045

Re: Reduce wind noise when wearing headphones?

No baked beans, no wind noise .......................
by Morzedec
13 Jan 2020, 7:55pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Which Tours train station to start my tour?!
Replies: 11
Views: 393

Re: Which Tours train station to start my tour?!

Oh, all right, Rob, is that what those things at the bottom of the page are for?

YOU might be super technical, but I have problems making a pencil sharpener work.

Too old to learn new tricks, and too old to care - where's me bike?

Happy days,
by Morzedec
13 Jan 2020, 7:51pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Camping togs for men Guardian Style
Replies: 39
Views: 932

Re: Camping togs for men Guardian Style

Bmblbzz; who or why or what is Patrick Field AICMFP!?

Worth remembering just how old-fashioned I am ...................

I bought a newspaper, once: 1975, I think it was.

Happy days,
by Morzedec
12 Jan 2020, 6:21pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Camping togs for men Guardian Style
Replies: 39
Views: 932

Re: Camping togs for men Guardian Style

I always have a Dinner Jacket (velvet, dark blue) and a clean hanky in my panniers when I'm camping, just in case - don't you know.

Happy days,
by Morzedec
12 Jan 2020, 6:14pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Which Tours train station to start my tour?!
Replies: 11
Views: 393

Re: Which Tours train station to start my tour?!

Rob, thanks for the post. Perhaps sadly, I'm not familiar with your E2E site (in the same vein that I'm not familiar with almost everything else even remotely technical), so may I please have a link to it? I'm not really a hotel person (unless I've had a week or more of absolute chucking rain on the...
by Morzedec
12 Jan 2020, 9:16am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Dogs
Replies: 73
Views: 1994

Re: Dogs

I once found this in France, and it keeps errant dogs away quite successfully.

Happy days,
by Morzedec
12 Jan 2020, 9:13am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Which Tours train station to start my tour?!
Replies: 11
Views: 393

Re: Which Tours train station to start my tour?!

Sorry to semi-hijack this thread, but Rob: hello.

A list of your cycle friendly hotels in this region might be useful to more than this particular poster, so might we have it 'up' for all prospective Loire-ites to see?

Happy days,
by Morzedec
11 Jan 2020, 8:27pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Which Tours train station to start my tour?!
Replies: 11
Views: 393

Re: Which Tours train station to start my tour?!

Hello, another vote for Saint-Pierre-des-Corps. Like all cities the environs around Tours are a little grotty, but you will soon be out and clear. For information have a look at av3f.com, which shows all the off-road routes in France, with pics as well. Our house is about 60 km SW of Samur, so if yo...
by Morzedec
11 Jan 2020, 10:04am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: La Vélodyssée as a single female
Replies: 18
Views: 1087

Re: La Vélodyssée as a single female

Hello, hope the below helps: I know of two other 'single females' who have ridden the route, alone, and unsupported, without even a hint of trouble. It's a straightforward and easy ride, follows well, and is not strenuous. Loads of small hotels and inexpensive campsites available along the route. I ...
by Morzedec
11 Jan 2020, 9:52am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Crank length
Replies: 64
Views: 2659

Re: Crank length

Brucey, thanks for that. Too old now to try new cranks: I'll probably be dead before my legs adjust to them.

I've also got odd feet: well, odd sizes, that is, cos' ones a 12 and the other a 13. Cycling shoes? - forget them, if anything at all fits then buy it!

Happy days,
by Morzedec
10 Jan 2020, 8:00pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Crank length
Replies: 64
Views: 2659

Re: Crank length

My inside leg is slightly shorter on one side than 'tother, the result of an old rugby injury.

Go on, now explain to me which cranks (apart from our current crop of politicians) I ought to be looking at.

Apparently Hopalong Cassidy had the same problem with his stirrups.

Happy (if lopsided) days,
by Morzedec
10 Jan 2020, 5:44pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: locks & bike security (touring)
Replies: 65
Views: 3586

Re: locks & bike security (touring)

Agree with Nez; when touring (living) in France you don't need a lock: honesty prevails. In the UK I use a small (but very loud) 'personal alarm'; the body tied to the bike and the pin tied to whatever. Just a quid from Quidstretcher. I almost always cover the bike, with a sheet or similar: keeps th...
by Morzedec
9 Jan 2020, 7:16pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What Vintage Raleigh Bike Model is this?
Replies: 8
Views: 745

Re: What Vintage Raleigh Bike Model is this?

The Raleigh? Value? I'd offer a fiver.

If you threw in a bottle of wine, that is.

Happy days,