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by cranky1
15 Jan 2013, 1:10pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Fausto Coppi pics
Replies: 20
Views: 34163

Re: Fausto Coppi pics

Interesting that Faustino in still the Campinisimo (full of drugs) whereas the next post down is all about what a right b******d Mr Armstrong was/is.

Is it because drugs were legal in Coppi's day?

Nice pictures though.
by cranky1
12 Jan 2013, 2:32pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: SPd shoes at the airport
Replies: 11
Views: 832

SPd shoes at the airport

I am traveling abroad (flying) with the bike but without a bag in the hold, so will only have carry on luggage with me. I know that there are restrictions on what you are allowed to take on board an aeroplane. I also know that getting through security at the airport involves going through the metal ...
by cranky1
7 Dec 2012, 1:57pm
Forum: Cycling UK Member Groups and Affiliates
Topic: New members wanted - Teesside - Sunday rides
Replies: 14
Views: 100440

Re: New members wanted - Teesside - Sunday rides

Mark Not all the rides are 100 miles - in fact most are about 60 - If you are bothered about the distance now is the time to start getting out as the length of the rides reduces over the winter. The shorter rides help to maintain a bit of momentum over the winter months and give a bit of a boost in ...
by cranky1
6 Dec 2012, 7:28pm
Forum: Cycling UK Member Groups and Affiliates
Topic: what we did on our summer holidays
Replies: 2
Views: 90792

Re: what we did on our summer holidays

The file wouldn't copy accross as a shortcut so if you want to read it but don't want to visit our facebook site here is the report of the trip. Of course I would rather you visit our facebok page. 2012 CTC Alps Trip – September 8th to 16th – Review September 7th Friday Mark typed in Facebook, “Reve...
by cranky1
4 Dec 2012, 7:58pm
Forum: Cycling UK Member Groups and Affiliates
Topic: what we did on our summer holidays
Replies: 2
Views: 90792

what we did on our summer holidays

I havn't posted on here for a long time - the last post was one appealling to new members for our small Sunday rides group (the group is small - the rides are just about average I think) Anyway, that message has been on for over a year now with no success so I thought I would post this report and yo...
by cranky1
21 May 2012, 8:28pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: CTC on Facebook
Replies: 18
Views: 186929

Re: CTC on Facebook

I've had a look at the ctc Facebook page and it is being used as many of the sites - if not all of them really - as a bit of free advertising, it's about attracting new members by telling people what it's all about, the problem seems to be that it isn't being maintained. It would be good if members ...
by cranky1
26 Jul 2011, 9:25pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Coast to Coast. My assessment.
Replies: 8
Views: 1005

Re: Coast to Coast. My assessment.

the C2C was more arduous, as far as my memory goes I've only done the official Sustrans C2C route once, well twice actually cos we went there and back over 5 days. I did it with a fella from work who had just got a bike shaped object for Christmas and I borrowed a mountain bike from a bloke. I dont...
by cranky1
13 Jul 2011, 1:08pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Alpine Weather?
Replies: 12
Views: 947

Re: Alpine Weather?

there are a lot more places to drink beer, coffee, and eat the suberb cakes lower down! That sounds like my type of cycling! I think I might need to be a bit more specific however as most of the replies so far have been for the German Alps, we are aiming for Bourg d oisons and wanting to take in so...
by cranky1
12 Jul 2011, 9:03pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Alpine Weather?
Replies: 12
Views: 947

Re: Alpine Weather?

This: As anywhere mountainous.. expect anything. Could be anything from blazing sun to howling snow. That is exactly my concern as I am trying to persuade a group to commit to this and take advantage of relatively cheap accomodation I wouldn't want to bear the blame for the weather being - well -we...
by cranky1
12 Jul 2011, 1:21pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Alpine Weather?
Replies: 12
Views: 947

Re: Alpine Weather?

snibgo wrote:In September 2000 I crossed the Hochglocknerstrasse (the highest road pass). The wind was about 120 mph, with snow.


That sounds fantastic! and the name of the hill is the same sort of noise that I make as I struggle ever upwards.
by cranky1
11 Jul 2011, 7:47pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Alpine Weather?
Replies: 12
Views: 947

Alpine Weather?

Hello

We are planning a trip to the Alps next year and are considering going in September - Mid September, has anybody out there been at that time of year and if so what was the weather like particularly up on the tops of the high passes.
by cranky1
11 Jul 2011, 7:42pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: A tourists tale
Replies: 0
Views: 375

A tourists tale

Every year we try to organise a few days tour, this is the story from this years tour. Many thanks to Big Mike Newton. http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fgasbags.wikidot.com%2Flocal--files%2Fannual-ride-reviews%2F2011-CTC-Teesside-cycle-ride-to-the-Lake-District.pdf&h=aAQB-JUTy It is a...
by cranky1
26 Mar 2011, 8:11pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: What Now?
Replies: 11
Views: 817

Re: What Now?

The first time I did it there was a rush, not of elation but back to the station in Wick to try and catch the train home. We got there in time but there was no room on the train for bikes. So we booked into a good hotel and had a bath, the first for almost two weeks and then a good steak dinner and ...
by cranky1
15 Feb 2011, 1:18pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Gear Recommendation - Campagnolo
Replies: 17
Views: 1571

Re: Gear Recommendation - Campagnolo

If you can purchase the bike without the chainset and a triple front mech; I run a stronglight triple 48/38/28 with a veloce/centaur mix long cage rear mech and 13-28 cassette and it works fine, it is only 9 speed though. You would need to check that the chainset is narrow enough for a 10 speed chai...