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by Graham
14 Oct 2019, 2:39pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Woman's fight for A505 safety work
Replies: 8
Views: 347

Re: Woman's fight for A505 safety work

NOTE : this is a generic rant with no specific link to the sad loss of life in the specific case of this topic. How about lowering the speed limit ( and enforcing it ) ? Dangerous roads (?) versus drivers proceeding without sufficient caution and anticipation . . . . particularly where a road is per...
by Graham
14 Oct 2019, 10:08am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Hilleberg Rogen - Review
Replies: 1
Views: 97

Re: Hilleberg Rogen - Review

This review copied and surgically isolated from :-
viewtopic.php?f=42&t=133109 ( in which a few more Rogen bits of info therein )
by Graham
12 Oct 2019, 4:33pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Dear Moderator Help Help!
Replies: 1
Views: 136

Re: Dear Moderator Help Help!

A quick search finds nothing lodged in any dusty corners of the forum. Sometimes they just don't make it through for whatever internetty reason. Others have encountered the same and have raised the issue. Not just this forum either. . . . I've just lost 30 points on Duolingo and now have to answer a...
by Graham
29 Sep 2019, 10:09pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Cycling UK : Proposal for international expansion
Replies: 27
Views: 1279

Re: Cycling UK : Proposal for international expansion

Titles : Your clickbait titles don't fool anyone. Some might find them off-putting / annoying. Presentation : At the very least use appropriate spacing in your text. Nobody is going to read a huge block of endless sentences. There is an EDIT button, which will permit you to correct any of your previ...
by Graham
25 Sep 2019, 9:30pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Wild camping, wild boar
Replies: 31
Views: 1622

Re: Wild camping, wild boar

"Figaro, Figaro, Fi ga ro . . . . . . . . . . . . "

Oh yes I can belt that out . . . . . polite warning from 1/4 mile distance. :lol:
by Graham
25 Sep 2019, 9:33am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Galloway Forest Dark Sky Park
Replies: 7
Views: 606

Re: Galloway Forest Dark Sky Park

Is CarlisleMike an historic reference ?? From Carlisle, take a train ( with bicycle ) to Dumfries, then have a really nice ride over to Newton Stewart either on the NCN or any other quiet road that takes your fancy. I'm not sure which buses also take bikes, but they is/was some capability to take bi...
by Graham
22 Sep 2019, 7:26pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Pollution leaflets
Replies: 13
Views: 581

Re: Pollution leaflets

Flushing the engine exhaust gasses through the interior of the vehicle before dumping it into public space might help to focus minds.
by Graham
22 Sep 2019, 4:23pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Somerset Green Fair
Replies: 2
Views: 282

Re: Somerset Green Fair

Sorry I can't help with the route, but thanks for reminding me of this elite event. I probably need to attend "The Scythe Masterclass" by Simon Fairlie et al. . . . at that festival Ten years after being trained by Simon I've done a fair amount of scything but my endurance is poor = RSI ag...
by Graham
22 Sep 2019, 3:55pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: World Leaders to lead low-carbon lifestyles as example to us all
Replies: 2
Views: 152

World Leaders to lead low-carbon lifestyles as example to us all

:wink: This is what is needed. This important symbol is missing. I will be voting for anyone who adopt such a stance : all the rest of the political stuff is just a lot of froth from us self-destructing loonies. Probably time to change the leaders . . . . . . Climate Change impacts "acceleratin...
by Graham
20 Sep 2019, 6:40pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Can my down sleeping bag be saved ?
Replies: 26
Views: 975

Re: Can my down sleeping bag be saved ?

A specialist outdoor equipment repairer in East Lothian replied :- Hello Graham, Thank you for your enquiry. I’m afraid we would not advise for a refill of your sleeping bag as it is not cost effective. It would end up a similar price to buying a new sleeping bag. We generally only carry out a down ...
by Graham
20 Sep 2019, 8:00am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Can my down sleeping bag be saved ?
Replies: 26
Views: 975

Re: Can my down sleeping bag be saved ?

As a matter of curiousity I have just weighed my egyptian cotton sleeping bag liner / sheet sleeping bag = 280g.

I also have a Pertex sleeping bag cover = 260g.

The combination of these two^ with the sleeping bag ( 1030g ) provide much flexibility.
by Graham
18 Sep 2019, 4:45pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Can my down sleeping bag be saved ?
Replies: 26
Views: 975

Re: Can my down sleeping bag be saved ?

Thanks again to all.

I will report back as things progress.
At present, most of the compartments are looking reasonably good = good enough.

It is just the top five in the back & neck area which are unloftable.
by Graham
18 Sep 2019, 9:24am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Pollution leaflets
Replies: 13
Views: 581

Re: Pollution leaflets

Is there anywhere where I can obtain leaflets to inform people of this issue? It makes me so angry. Your intention is good. However, I fear that this would lead you into the "unfavourable reaction" zone. Refs : Radio 4 items - Nigel Havers [ a famous actor, I'm told ] tried speaking to dr...
by Graham
17 Sep 2019, 8:02pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Can my down sleeping bag be saved ?
Replies: 26
Views: 975

Re: Can my down sleeping bag be saved ?

Thanks all.
I'll try to track down a tumble drier and see how that goes.

Then I'll report back here.
by Graham
17 Sep 2019, 1:41pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Can my down sleeping bag be saved ?
Replies: 26
Views: 975

Re: Can my down sleeping bag be saved ?

^ No tumble drier available.
All post-wash manipulation by hand.
I know what I'm trying to achieve, but there is no evidence of improvement.