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by Willpower
17 Apr 2009, 12:55pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Most mileage in a day
Replies: 27
Views: 1278

Re: Most mileage in a day

Mick F wrote:Only 106.

Fully loaded trailer too.


I'll see your 106+ trailer and raise you four miles and a wife :mrgreen:
(IE 110 2 up with camping trailer)
by Willpower
9 Feb 2009, 3:40pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling insurance
Replies: 17
Views: 874

It's also worth checking what your household insurance covers. You can often get it extended to cover bikes away from home. Or you can invest the cash in some really good locks (ha ha if they exist!) I think some buildings insurance includes some liability inurance, can't remember the details though...
by Willpower
9 Feb 2009, 2:34pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling insurance
Replies: 17
Views: 874

An ex-colleague of mine cycled into the back of a parked car and left a hefty dent. I nearly did something similar after my front brake cable snapped at an inoportune moment. Fortunately I left no damage, otherwise it could have been expensive. Leaving aside the rarity of cycling into a parked car ...
by Willpower
9 Feb 2009, 2:15pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling insurance
Replies: 17
Views: 874

It's worth considering being insured against claims which may be made against your causing an accident - CTC membership includes 'free' third party insurance. Out of interest, has anyone ever heard of a cyclist having to claim on their insurance in this way? Yes. An ex-colleague of mine cycled into...
by Willpower
4 Feb 2009, 11:47am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Insurance and riding with non CTC members
Replies: 10
Views: 903

Why would it matter who you are or are not riding with?
by Willpower
3 Feb 2009, 1:20pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Will i get used to it
Replies: 5
Views: 704

1.5" tyres are huge

by some standards.
by Willpower
30 Jan 2009, 1:36pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Pegs, rocks and mallets
Replies: 13
Views: 1000

I took a mallet because I couldn't be aresed faffing about with rocks etc when I was tired and it was raining/midgey/mosquitoey etc.
by Willpower
30 Jan 2009, 1:29pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Riding on 'banned' roads?
Replies: 13
Views: 2020

Would you drive down a cycle lane?
by Willpower
30 Jan 2009, 12:49pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Please don't ride in the gutter!
Replies: 136
Views: 8544

The cycle lanes in Carlisle are the gutter - quite litterally. I've never seen ssuch narrow ones.
by Willpower
30 Jan 2009, 11:44am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Rural riding
Replies: 16
Views: 2389

I have one of those mirrors that clips onto glasses. I got it for sculling (rowing) as it makes steering 100% easier. I'm never too sure about it on the bike though as I'm sure the glare from lights behind would be really bad that close to your face and If I ever did a faceplant with it, I'd be worr...
by Willpower
30 Jan 2009, 11:27am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Please don't ride in the gutter!
Replies: 136
Views: 8544

In my area there's one cycle lane that is in the door zone of a line of parked cars (brilliant design - actually it's there for traffic calming reasons apparently :evil: ) One day I was going along there, not in the lane partly because it's dangerous and partly because I happened to be overtaking an...
by Willpower
28 Jan 2009, 8:37pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Rural riding
Replies: 16
Views: 2389

I'm sure you're right as it is mainly unfamiliarity with slightly busy roads at night that was a bit spooky. I agree that swishing along through the darkness is a great feeling - so long as you do have confidence that you know what's coming! Experimented slightly with a different route tonight. Putt...
by Willpower
28 Jan 2009, 3:35pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: pootling around town.
Replies: 15
Views: 1334

Re: pootling around town.

I've read plenty of times that it's more advisable to have a cheap and skanky bike for pootling around town, the idea being that no-one would want to nick a nasty looking bike. But for the past couple of weeks I'm sure I've seen more Dawes Galaxies than I've ever seen in my entire life. nine out of...
by Willpower
28 Jan 2009, 1:24pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Rural riding
Replies: 16
Views: 2389

Rural riding

Hi, Whilst thinking about re-locating a bit, I tried out a possible new commute route. Currently I do 8.5 miles each way, but it's mainly cycle lanes and/or urban, so I;m quite familiar with the hazards associated with those areas. The new route is 75%urban unlit roads and about 18 miles each way. S...
by Willpower
28 Jan 2009, 12:57pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Tips for a nervy commuter?
Replies: 22
Views: 3341

INteresting. In cambridge they're re-doing a bridge which was two lane, now one narrow lane. There are large signs prohibiting overtaking cyclists and bikes painted on the road ~(whatever that means) Seems to get obeyed. I tend to sit in the middle the lane in case anyone's tempted, but that may not...