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by bogmyrtle
7 Oct 2019, 5:36pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Tree identification.
Replies: 18
Views: 532

Re: Tree identification.

I would say it's a whitebeam but what would I know :lol:
by bogmyrtle
5 Oct 2019, 9:37pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Tree identification.
Replies: 18
Views: 532

Re: Tree identification.

Whatever it is, it's not good for the foundations being so close to the house.
by bogmyrtle
27 Sep 2019, 8:15am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Front light positition
Replies: 61
Views: 1587

Re: Front light positition

In wet weather verge edges become churned up and it can be difficult to see where the verge starts. The verge edge is the only reference point on a dark unmarked road so it is important it can be seen. As well as lighting the road ahead and being visible to oncoming traffic, the light spread needs t...
by bogmyrtle
26 Sep 2019, 6:58pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Panniers for Topeak Super Tourist DX rack?
Replies: 4
Views: 286

Re: Panniers for Topeak Super Tourist DX rack?

Would it be possible to add a strap to your existing panniers to hold the bottom of the pannier against the rack? That should be enough to stop the pannier from swinging out away from the rack.
by bogmyrtle
23 Sep 2019, 7:42pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: It's not about the bike stupid.
Replies: 30
Views: 1672

Re: It's not about the bike stupid.

All the same, it's nicer on a good bike than it is on a poor one. I have ridden both and a good one allows you to enjoy the ride even more. No spoke breakages, more assured handling, low gears to help you get up those steep little climbs without getting off. You can get by without those advantages,...
by bogmyrtle
17 Sep 2019, 7:17pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: All You Wanted to Know About Chlorinated Chicken
Replies: 17
Views: 481

Re: All You Wanted to Know About Chlorinated Chicken

[ It's not washed away, not even killed. Just " it sends them into a “viable but non-culturable state”, which means they are not picked up in standard tests ". Ian So ours is better because we don't even try to kill the bugs ... we just eat them and get ill ... thats better ? Thorough coo...
by bogmyrtle
2 Sep 2019, 10:39pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Celebrants
Replies: 12
Views: 675

Re: Celebrants

Sounds as though you've come up with a good compromise. The main thing is your sister is happy with it. I had a bit of a disaster with a Celebrant service. I ended up rewriting the whole service the night before the funeral. Funeral services don't need to be in churches. My father was never a church...
by bogmyrtle
24 Aug 2019, 8:59pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Waterproof jacket
Replies: 3
Views: 441

Re: Waterproof jacket

Hello. I'm surprised you haven't had a response. Unfortunately I'm no help whatsoever as I don't have children. I would however suggest you look at what's available in outdoor shops. It's coming to the end of season so you might be able to pick up reasonable quality waterproof jackets. Welcome to th...
by bogmyrtle
18 Aug 2019, 10:10am
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: Spongy Wonder Saddle
Replies: 3
Views: 7314

Re: Spongy Wonder Saddle

I wasn't aware of this particular saddle bit found this rather old link with a bit of conversation about them. https://www.bikeforums.net/commuting/637610-spongy-wonder-vs-spiderflex.html It does look as though it encourages a very different more upright riding position. There are quite a lot of oth...
by bogmyrtle
17 Aug 2019, 7:08am
Forum: On the road
Topic: A noob asks... what is the point of toe clips for a commute?
Replies: 52
Views: 2970

Re: A noob asks... what is the point of toe clips for a commute?

Grippy pedals are perfectly adquate until the grip wears off. Under wet conditions this can be a problem. I put moulded plastic half toe clips on my worn pedals. As someone else has said, these don't have straps. They are easy to flip up and don't squash like some of the cheap metal ones if you do h...
by bogmyrtle
11 Aug 2019, 8:47am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: NC 500 altnaharra food
Replies: 24
Views: 1065

Re: NC 500 altnaharra food

I take it you are referring to the Altnahara Hotel. Like all rural hotels it's had a chequered past over the years with standards going up and down according to how the business was being managed. There is limited competition in the area and the business is now in a position to market itself to the ...
by bogmyrtle
4 Aug 2019, 9:18am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Oldest End-to-End Female Cyclist?
Replies: 12
Views: 1436

Re: Oldest Women Cycled End To End

reohn2 wrote:Incredible achievement and in three weeks too!

+1
It's not so much about the GBR record, more about Mavis's circumstances
by bogmyrtle
3 Aug 2019, 8:30pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Oldest End-to-End Female Cyclist?
Replies: 12
Views: 1436

Re: Oldest Women Cycled End To End

Been discussed further down this page.
by bogmyrtle
2 Aug 2019, 7:53am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: New words/vocab on these fora
Replies: 304
Views: 33605

Re: New words/vocab on these fora

brynpoeth wrote:Sledging

Trolling on the cricket pitch


It's skiting down a hill covered in snow.
by bogmyrtle
30 Jul 2019, 7:55am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: B and B recommendations near Newton Stewart
Replies: 6
Views: 2269

Re: B and B recommendations near Newton Stewart

I would have thought any b &b would suffice. I'm always mildly amused by visitors to rural Scotland's demands for secure bike storage. While opportunistic thieves can strike anywhere, bike theft isn't common in these parts. For peace of mind put your bike round the back of the building and chain...