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by leadale
19 May 2017, 2:46pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycle lane direction
Replies: 12
Views: 5020

Cycle lane direction

My Question:
Is it legal/OK to ride against the traffic direction in a cycle lane.? This would be safer than with traffic direction as you can see all oncoming traffic as opposed to having traffic behind you and unable to see how close it is therefore having enough time to take avoiding action.
by leadale
7 May 2017, 8:39pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Butterflies and Bats - Cycling Around the World
Replies: 15
Views: 7103

Re: Butterflies and Bats - Cycling Around the World

I cycled from the UK to Singapore in 84 my advice is your health is the big issue at your age. At a minimum get shots for hepatitis A B and C or you'll certainly get one of them, consider rabies shots as necessary and typhoid tetanus and yellow fever if you're going to Africa. Take spares - I tyre 2...
by leadale
7 May 2017, 6:36pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Voodoo Bizango
Replies: 7
Views: 15910

Voodoo Bizango

Hi All I'm contemplating my first MTB at age 68 to maintain some fitness and get away from the fast roads and traffic. Been looking at the Voodoo bizango as about my budget, I'm 5' 10" tall, and used to riding a good road bike (Diamondback XR3) 700 wheels.I want to get the right bike the first ...
by leadale
24 Apr 2017, 6:57pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Sicily touring anybody done that
Replies: 7
Views: 609

Re: Sicily touring anybody done that

Thanks Conrad and Raybo for the info and thoughts very much appreciated and lots for me to ponder
by leadale
21 Apr 2017, 12:03pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Sicily touring anybody done that
Replies: 7
Views: 609

Re: Sicily touring anybody done that

Thanks for the tip Thornie
by leadale
20 Apr 2017, 4:19pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Sicily touring anybody done that
Replies: 7
Views: 609

Sicily touring anybody done that

I hope to tour some of Sicily this summer but have no information or plan as yet, Has anyone got any past experience of good routes to follow, and best way of getting there with bike and kit, or possibly hiring for a week - thanks for any info -
by leadale
20 Apr 2017, 4:14pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Way of the Roses
Replies: 13
Views: 971

Re: Way of the Roses

Did it last June, some climbs are quite hard, but when you're done in you just get off and walk them. It takes as long as you want, plenty B&Bs and hotels along the route are used to cyclists, it took us 5 days but others do it in 4 or less. The headwinds can be a strain sometimes, but the harde...
by leadale
20 Apr 2017, 4:03pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: cycling from england to asia
Replies: 26
Views: 1728

Re: cycling from england to asia

I did UK to Singapore in 1985 with 27inch x 1- 1/4 tyres no problems but don't use stainless steel spokes especially those thinned in the middle types they break under strain, ordinary standard rustless are best. Take a spare tyre and spare shifter and brake cables and all tools,learn how to true a ...