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by RodT
16 Dec 2020, 1:30pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Closure of shared path between Marazion and Penzance
Replies: 53
Views: 1808

Re: Closure of shared path between Marazion and Penzance

Update on this, for anyone thinking of using the path: it will be re-opened temporarily,from 19/12 to 03/01. Parts of it have been re-surfaced with rolled aggregate. I don’t know if that is the finished job or preparation for something more permanent. Anyway, it’s much smoother while it lasts.
by RodT
17 Nov 2020, 3:48pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Closure of shared path between Marazion and Penzance
Replies: 53
Views: 1808

Re: Closure of shared path between Marazion and Penzance

Update: the section between the footbridge to Sainsbury’s and the station, ie the last bit, is now closed. The footbridge is still accessible.
by RodT
13 Nov 2020, 4:13pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Closure of shared path between Marazion and Penzance
Replies: 53
Views: 1808

Re: Closure of shared path between Marazion and Penzance

Looks like Cormac are about to start work on the path. Pictures show the work site and two samples of the existing track. Things can only improve. C971CD63-F8B2-430A-A3F4-F8AD2304A877.jpeg 23E317A9-0346-463E-A75C-A7B336DAA0A9.jpeg 124E8882-6706-4E1E-80AC-42D5EA80382E.jpeg 4E542B97-75E8-477A-AF02-3C4...
by RodT
2 Nov 2020, 9:37am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Closure of shared path between Marazion and Penzance
Replies: 53
Views: 1808

Re: Closure of shared path between Marazion and Penzance

Well, it looks like fun. The horses are big cobby creatures and they’re ridden onto the beach and into the sea, sometimes with swimmers hanging onto their tails. Everybody seems to enjoy it, including the horses.
by RodT
2 Nov 2020, 8:15am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Closure of shared path between Marazion and Penzance
Replies: 53
Views: 1808

Re: Closure of shared path between Marazion and Penzance

When I started this thread, I didn’t anticipate the footbridge over the A30 becoming such a topic. I just cycle over it. It’s the best way to access the hinterland from Long Rock, and as has been noted, there’s no ‘No Cycling’ sign at the seaward end. I’ve only ever seen two walkers using the bridge...
by RodT
31 Oct 2020, 9:32am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Closure of shared path between Marazion and Penzance
Replies: 53
Views: 1808

Re: Closure of shared path between Marazion and Penzance

Comments about harsh weather conditions being the reason for the long timescale of the project seem reasonable. Sometimes you have to sprint between showers of spray flung up by breaking waves if you don’t want your (steel) bike drenched in salt water. Storms can leave swathes of seaweed all over th...
by RodT
27 Oct 2020, 9:44pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Closure of shared path between Marazion and Penzance
Replies: 53
Views: 1808

Closure of shared path between Marazion and Penzance

As part of a project called 'Experience', involving six areas of the Channel region, the shared path between Marazion and Penzance is to be upgraded. In order for this work to be done, the path will be closed for six months. This is a well-used path, popular with cyclists, runners and dog-walkers. I...
by RodT
4 Oct 2020, 7:49am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Ginnels, and snickets
Replies: 53
Views: 1524

Re: Ginnels, and snickets

In Cornwall we have ‘opes’. Sometimes we have ‘igh ‘opes. Sorry.
by RodT
11 Sep 2020, 4:06pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Halfords Penzance
Replies: 1
Views: 267

Halfords Penzance

After fitting new shifters and brake levers, I could not get the front dr indexed properly. Took the bike up the road to Halfords, which was weirdly empty, with only five or six bikes on sale. Young mechanic put my bike up on the stand, fixed the front, checked the rear and gently pointed out that I...
by RodT
21 Jun 2020, 7:20am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Any experience of the CINELLI Hobootleg Easy Travel Bike -
Replies: 35
Views: 1084

Re: Any experience of the CINELLI Hobootleg Easy Travel Bike -

oneten: the brakes. The Cinelli is equipped with rim brakes and bar end shifters, on the principle that both are simpler to fix than discs and brifters should things go wrong while crossing the Kalahari desert. The brakes are cantilever, and work well enough. I swapped mine for v-brakes, which are s...
by RodT
19 Jun 2020, 6:57pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Any experience of the CINELLI Hobootleg Easy Travel Bike -
Replies: 35
Views: 1084

Re: Any experience of the CINELLI Hobootleg Easy Travel Bike -

Brucey, you’re absolutely right, as usual. The Cinelli is a heavy bike. But somehow not a slug, and anyway it makes you feel a mere lad again when you get on a lighter bike.
by RodT
19 Jun 2020, 7:13am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Any experience of the CINELLI Hobootleg Easy Travel Bike -
Replies: 35
Views: 1084

Re: Any experience of the CINELLI Hobootleg Easy Travel Bike -

I bought the Cinellihobo (as it was then called) shortly after it was introduced, marketed as ‘the bike that didn’t exist’, or some such. Nowadays, it would be called a gravel bike. It’s a great machine, and until very recently has been my only bike, used for shopping, tootling around and long dista...
by RodT
9 Jun 2020, 10:09pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Another irritating new bike query
Replies: 20
Views: 863

Re: Another irritating new bike query

I see you've been tempted by Temple. I was, and succumbed. I bought the Adventure Tour (large), just in time for adventure touring to become inadvisable. Nevertheless, I've used it for twice-weekly rides of 30-40 miles in Cornwall (hills, wind, more hills) and am delighted with it. It does everythin...
by RodT
8 Jun 2020, 7:47am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Lockdown Nostalgia
Replies: 23
Views: 1440

Re: Lockdown Nostalgia

Two Sundays ago, I rode from Truro to Penzance using B-roads and lanes, and part of the old A-30. Very few cars, lots of cyclists of all descriptions, including families. 25 miles of blissed-out pedalling. Yesterday I repeated the journey; but not the experience. Very few cyclists, very many cars. I...
by RodT
1 Jun 2020, 7:28am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bar end plugs
Replies: 5
Views: 799

Re: Bar end plugs

Thanks for the advice. I’ve ordered a pair from eBay.