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by nsew
15 Oct 2019, 7:46pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: La Dolce Vita
Replies: 34
Views: 2366

Re: La Dolce Vita

Eggleston mentioned in the thread - I can finally rest. It was the fake flowers and vases embedded in the wall and trailing cable. I would of liked to continue the stories from the road, they flowed there for a while. But the traveling changed, the hours changed and well, everything changed. The gee...
by nsew
25 Sep 2019, 8:57pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: La Dolce Vita
Replies: 34
Views: 2366

Re: La Dolce Vita

The camping at Saint-Tropez. Tight.
by nsew
25 Sep 2019, 8:40pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Wild camping, wild boar
Replies: 31
Views: 1641

Re: Wild camping, wild boar

The first occasion that I encountered wild boar (Bretagne, 100 years ago) i inexplicably broke into song. It performed the trick admirably and I’ve used that song ever since. I mean, why risk a different tune? It may only be ‘Delilah’ that bothers them so much they leave.
by nsew
14 Aug 2019, 7:04pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: La Dolce Vita
Replies: 34
Views: 2366

Re: La Dolce Vita

The road of excess, leads to the palace of wisdom.
by nsew
10 Jul 2019, 8:30am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: La Dolce Vita
Replies: 34
Views: 2366

Re: La Dolce Vita

My great great Grandfather was a Barrister, band leader, bank manager and bank robber. Fair play. He led his own string band in the NW of England where he also managed a bank. “A man of the utmost character and trustworthiness” as the Manchester Guardian of the day reported. He wasn’t a Cambridge ed...
by nsew
7 Jul 2019, 11:24am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: La Dolce Vita
Replies: 34
Views: 2366

Re: La Dolce Vita

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by nsew
7 Jul 2019, 9:20am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: La Dolce Vita
Replies: 34
Views: 2366

Re: La Dolce Vita

Rolled up here last night feeling good about the change of environment. Back on the road always feels good. Avoid stuck. Missing a couple of teeth and a gash on my forehead but that’s a story for another day. Carpe diem.
by nsew
6 Jul 2019, 6:40pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: La Dolce Vita
Replies: 34
Views: 2366

Re: La Dolce Vita

When I first met her she said that she only smokes when she drinks. She smoked one hell of a lot. Everything she owned was either gifted or stolen. To my knowledge the only thing she paid for were the medicines for her beloved Mastiff. Presumably because her arms weren’t long enough to reach behind ...
by nsew
6 Jul 2019, 6:06pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: La Dolce Vita
Replies: 34
Views: 2366

Re: La Dolce Vita

Nymphs. Byron and Dickens before me. I couldn’t be sure whether he was plain clothes or another of the persistent queers that are legion around these parts. The Lakes. Either way, at some point during the second Corona I reasoned that now was a good time to leave the area. Boats are best and always ...
by nsew
29 Jun 2019, 12:52am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front wheel locked while cycling: disc brake or mudguard?
Replies: 72
Views: 2548

Re: Front wheel locked while cycling: disc brake or mudguard?

Next time you go over the bars put your hands down first to break the fall and then crumble as gently as you can on to your side. Possibly continuing on to your back if the fall is heavy enough. That way you could of just got up, straightened out the guard and carried on your way being more careful ...
by nsew
27 Jun 2019, 9:55am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: La Dolce Vita
Replies: 34
Views: 2366

Re: La Dolce Vita

Well, not long after posting that legally debatable post, I had to get out of there sharpish. The kids were straying a little too far from the house for comfort and there was a bloke harvesting nettles not more than twenty yards away at the copse edge. I waited for the voices to quieten and gave the...
by nsew
27 Jun 2019, 6:49am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: La Dolce Vita
Replies: 34
Views: 2366

Re: La Dolce Vita

Mikhailis from Crete refused to believe there was a house of prostitution in his home town. I was the night manager (sole employee) there some years back. That was some job, let me tell you. I called it a day (or is it night) shortly after carrying a deceased client out of there with one of the girl...
by nsew
26 Jun 2019, 4:49pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Cooking on small gas camp stoves
Replies: 78
Views: 3346

Re: Cooking on small gas camp stoves

Something like this possibly? The leaning tower of cookset.
by nsew
26 Jun 2019, 4:18pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Cooking on small gas camp stoves
Replies: 78
Views: 3346

Re: Cooking on small gas camp stoves

swings and roundabouts, innit…? If there were one fuel that clearly outperformed all others in all respects, we'd all use that I expect. Depending on your priorities and situation any of the common fuels might be deemed 'most suitable'. Outside of that, personal preference and habituation are impor...