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by hamish
16 Jan 2020, 7:47am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Dogs
Replies: 73
Views: 1994

Re: Dogs

I live in the middle of nowhere too... I agree that all humans have equal rights to use a shared use path. And we have equal responsibility to use it in a way that allows others to use it without undue hinderance. The dog walker often finds it harder to do this because one component of the dog/human...
by hamish
11 Jan 2020, 12:28am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Dogs
Replies: 73
Views: 1994

Re: Dogs

Sorry about my first reply. Not a nice reply so please accept my apology. It was a bit intemperate and obviously not addressing your question. Sorry! No need to apologise... I guess I was kind of thinking out loud really and my post was a little random, but thank you. It's appreciated. ...are the l...
by hamish
10 Jan 2020, 9:59am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Dogs
Replies: 73
Views: 1994

Re: Dogs

I understand the whole shared use path thing. I do think that until we get cycle paths designed for transport purposes rather than recreation, we will never maximise the potential of cycling as a mode of transport; but I use them and am careful about how I use them. I guess what I find it difficult ...
by hamish
9 Jan 2020, 11:55pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Dogs
Replies: 73
Views: 1994

Re: Dogs

I still feel the question is valid. It's not just a moan; it's a question. I guess I want to work out if my (and my fellow commuters) feelings that dogs are something of a problem is reasonable. If it's not I guess I have to go away and think a bit more. Any resultant thoughts will inform our ongoin...
by hamish
9 Jan 2020, 10:03pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Dogs
Replies: 73
Views: 1994

Dogs

Now, I like dogs. I don't want one but I like them. But... I commute about 20 miles each day by bike. Much of it is on shared use cycle paths. There is a bit of argy bargy between slow cyclists and fast cyclists and cyclists and walkers, but on the whole things seem to work fine. But dogs... Nearly ...
by hamish
3 Jan 2020, 9:43pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Bosch ebike motor
Replies: 15
Views: 966

Re: Bosch ebike motor

The point is not about whether or not the police are interested or who does the most damage. There are two points I tried to make: 1. Some people do care about whether they are riding a legal bike. Some of those people may be under the misapprehension that an unrestricted ebike that is illegal on th...
by hamish
27 Dec 2019, 11:44pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Bosch ebike motor
Replies: 15
Views: 966

Re: Bosch ebike motor

The whole reason for pointing out that ebikes that are illegal on the road are also illegal on footpaths is because some people aren't aware of this... and may want to know before they spend time and money getting hold of a 'chipped' ebike. If they don't care then fine. I am not a great one for rule...
by hamish
24 Dec 2019, 9:40pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Bosch ebike motor
Replies: 15
Views: 966

Re: Bosch ebike motor

y willcee » 16 Dec 2019, 11:52pm I'm becoming more and more rattled by those on here who jump on every chance to rail at E bikes and criticise the want or wish to ride them on or off road , away from public ,off piste if you like and who the hell in any real world situation is going to ask them wha...
by hamish
15 Dec 2019, 12:52am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Bosch ebike motor
Replies: 15
Views: 966

Re: Bosch ebike motor

Not reminding you about the road legality thing... But it would also be illegal off road on bridleways and trail centres unless the landowner has given you permission.
by hamish
5 Dec 2019, 7:26am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Amusing video about Cervelo being shoddy
Replies: 31
Views: 1941

Re: Amusing video about Cervelo being shoddy

Meanwhile IRD now offering new build loose bearing BB, very nice quality.


One thing I don't miss about the days when I started cycling is greasing and adjusting bottom brackets... Sealed units may be a bit wasteful but they last ages and don't go loose and clunky and need adjusting.
by hamish
24 Nov 2019, 7:25pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Belfast Tandem and City Centre Cycles
Replies: 0
Views: 134

Belfast Tandem and City Centre Cycles

We just popped into http://www.citycentrecycles.com for a spanner for a Brompton. Really helpful and friendly. A top bloke and a proper independent bike shop/workshop with an interest in cycling form all perspectives as well as inclusive cycling/tandeming. They feature in that BBC tandem club fill-i...
by hamish
22 Oct 2019, 9:54pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Great North Trail
Replies: 21
Views: 2022

Re: Great North Trail

This is the number on their blog page 07719678729 https://capewrathferry.wordpress.com/ra ... -services/ I think that is the number for the now retired ferryman. The new ferryman is his son. Looking through my phone history I think his number is: 07719 544207. We went over at the end of September. ...
by hamish
22 Oct 2019, 9:28pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Frame bags cf conventional panniers.
Replies: 26
Views: 1948

Re: Frame bags cf conventional panniers.

I use a frame bag with small rear panniers for all my off road touring/bikepacking. I don't like those long sticky out seat packs and I don't like bulky handlebar rolls. I like panniers. My panniers sit quite high on my rack as its on a fat bike and the rack mounts are quite high up an already high ...
by hamish
31 Aug 2019, 10:58am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Ticks and wild camping!!!
Replies: 45
Views: 2769

Re: Ticks and wild camping!!!

thankfully you don’t always get the bulls eye :D My Pharmacist said " if you do get the bulls eye or any flu like symptoms within the next month then visit your GP. Sorry, to clarify (as said by others above) I meant that you don't always get a bullseye rash if you become infected by Lyme. I d...
by hamish
28 Aug 2019, 2:18am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Ticks and wild camping!!!
Replies: 45
Views: 2769

Re: Ticks and wild camping!!!

As far as I understand... you don't always get a bulls eye rash and if you do it's not always around the bite. I picked up ten or so ticks this weekend around Elan Valley area. They were nearly all larvae/nymphs and not mich bigger than a full stop or poppy seed. If I didn't know what I was looking ...