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by PJ520
2 Jul 2020, 4:05am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Rude Co-op shop staff
Replies: 193
Views: 4807

Re: Rude Co-op shop staff

Cyril Haearn wrote:The co-op at Llanfairfechan plays loud music to deter guests from spending time in the store
There's a shop in Seattle that plays opera all the time to discourage hangers about.
by PJ520
2 Jul 2020, 3:49am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Breaking in a Brookes Saddle
Replies: 14
Views: 387

Re: Breaking in a Brookes Saddle

The only time I experience the least discomfort on my B17 is when I'm riding with my wife, some would say my wife gives me a pain in the... Actually the reason for that is that I am riding much slower than I usually do and actually sitting for longer periods than I do in my regular riding i.e. my bu...
by PJ520
21 Mar 2020, 10:28pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: USA coast to coast tour
Replies: 34
Views: 1572

Re: USA coast to coast tour

Mostly camping. A mix of roadside camps - pitch at dusk and away early, cheap campsites £10-$15 a night. Free camping in town parks, especially Kansas Colorado. There are extensive State Park systems in the 50 states and most reservoirs have campgrounds maintained by the Corps of Engineers or by a ...
by PJ520
18 Mar 2020, 1:42pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: USA coast to coast tour
Replies: 34
Views: 1572

Re: USA coast to coast tour

I've considered organized ACA tours but recently this article from Outside magazine put me off. A friend of mine who did the Northern Tier with ACA put me on to it. It's nice to ride with other people but it can have its drawbacks is the gist of it.
by PJ520
16 Mar 2020, 5:50pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: USA coast to coast tour
Replies: 34
Views: 1572

Re: USA coast to coast tour

The Eastern Express blurb talks about nasty dogs. They are a very real consideration in Kentucky as I remember from years ago, so much so nowadays that a friend of mine who was riding the Transam with his wife driving SAG refused to ride across Kentucky they were so bad. My theory is that the drug b...
by PJ520
16 Mar 2020, 4:49pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: USA coast to coast tour
Replies: 34
Views: 1572

Re: USA coast to coast tour

A note about camping in town parks. Find out when and if sprinklers come on, if they do they tend to come on early in the morning. It's been known for a camper to be awoken by a sprinkler their tent was pitched on. In lots of places, there are local ordinances against camping in town parks. Some sh...
by PJ520
16 Mar 2020, 6:12am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: USA coast to coast tour
Replies: 34
Views: 1572

Re: USA coast to coast tour

A note about camping in town parks. Find out when and if sprinklers come on, if they do they tend to come on early in the morning. It's been known for a camper to be awoken by a sprinkler their tent was pitched on.
by PJ520
15 Mar 2020, 3:50pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: USA coast to coast tour
Replies: 34
Views: 1572

Re: USA coast to coast tour

How did you guys plan your stops? Did you find somewhere to stay on your way or pre book? The direction from start to finish was just a thought as I've road tripped from New York to San Francisco. The general concensus seem to be west to east due to the winds. I've never planned a cycle tour like t...
by PJ520
15 Mar 2020, 6:00am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Corona virus - impact on European tours in next 3 months?
Replies: 252
Views: 12859

Re: Corona virus - impact on European tours in next 3 months?

thatsnotmyname wrote:Brexit argument = "Don't listen to the experts, we just want brexit"

Corona virus argument = "Don't listen to the experts, we just want isolation"

I think I see a pattern forming...
Wonderful - I wish there was a way of upvoting comments.
by PJ520
15 Mar 2020, 5:45am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Corona virus - impact on European tours in next 3 months?
Replies: 252
Views: 12859

Re: Corona virus - impact on European tours in next 3 months?

It's blown my UK trip out of the water. I've cancelled B & B booking for May in Melrose, lost my deposit but fair enough. I've tried to cancel the flights I booked through Expedia with scant success. I Filled in a cancellation form (twice) and haven't heard from them, not even an automated email...
by PJ520
15 Mar 2020, 5:33am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cheap bag packing solution.
Replies: 7
Views: 916

Re: Cheap bag packing solution.

I use a see through Eagle Creek packing cube for my clothes. If you use stuff sacks for odds and ends, gloves, knee warmers, helmet cover etc. go to a stationary store and get some labels with string attached, they cost next to nothing for a 100, and list the contents of each sack on a label you att...
by PJ520
15 Mar 2020, 5:18am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: USA coast to coast tour
Replies: 34
Views: 1572

Re: USA coast to coast tour

Wouldn't the prevailing wind make it better to do it from West to East? definitely a toss up in my experience. I've done it twice from E->W and both times got some headwinds and both times on long flat bits where it really matters (N Dakota, Kansas) got strong tailwinds. Mind you I tried to do Rout...
by PJ520
31 Jan 2020, 6:44pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike Storage over winter
Replies: 17
Views: 988

Re: Bike Storage over winter

Mick F wrote:Easiest thing to do, is sell them.
When you come back here, you buy another pair.

Sorry.
It's not what you want to hear. :oops:
Sell the bikes or the batteries? If you sell the batteries they may not be available in 6 months' time. Stuff changes so fast.
by PJ520
31 Jan 2020, 6:18pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Prescription Sunglasses
Replies: 63
Views: 3323

Re: Pescription Sunglasses

Got mine from here, very happy with them, but might not be as cheap as you want. https://www.optilabs.com/product-category/sport/cycling-sunglasses/ Me too and I live in the US! I have photochromic prescription bifocal lenses and never need sunglasses. I even used them in the Mojave desert. Do make...
by PJ520
25 Dec 2019, 8:06am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Garmin 1030 bike alarm feature
Replies: 20
Views: 948

Re: Garmin 1030 bike alarm feature

when I stop riding (take a rest), I press the button to stop the ride, then switch the unit off ... when I start riding again, I press the on switch then the record button. While I'm riding, I have a quick check at the distance travelled, and make sure that I've pressed the record button. simple, a...