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by Zulu Eleven
3 Mar 2020, 8:14pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Increase cycling - Build airfields
Replies: 32
Views: 1588

Re: Increase cycling - Build airfields

handy hint - look at the terrain where most airfields are built... also often rural areas with low traffic levels, and often lots of people working in low-wage agricultural jobs etc.
by Zulu Eleven
3 Mar 2020, 8:08pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: 1945 Footage of District Nurse
Replies: 28
Views: 1586

Re: 1945 Footage of District Nurse

james01 wrote:Imagine trying to persuade modern medics to do their rounds like this!



ahem:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yf8qKxGN9AI
by Zulu Eleven
19 Feb 2020, 6:36pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring with bulky camera gear
Replies: 48
Views: 2719

Re: Touring with bulky camera gear

If you *must* carry your DSLR then I would say that putting it in a proper bar bag would be the best way, simply due to the fact that the best photos generally come when you have your camera easily to hand, rather than tucked away in a pannier or box.
by Zulu Eleven
28 Jan 2020, 9:17pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Bivvi bags - advice please
Replies: 93
Views: 4296

Re: Bivvi bags - advice please

Still have (but haven’t used in a long while) a double hooped gore-tex bivvy bag (which had a heavier rubberised base and really lightweight event-style gore-tex on top. Couldn’t recommend it enough. The hooped version is a lot better than just a bivvy bag IMO. They were very rare, Gucci items, but ...
by Zulu Eleven
28 Jan 2020, 7:37pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Offline map software for a Mac
Replies: 30
Views: 1116

Re: Offline map software for a Mac

Cant imagine anything worse than taking my MacBook on a cycle tour as another thing to lug up hills, let alone worry about getting soaked or nicked. I'd buy a second hand iPad mini off Ebay and use the OS maps app on it (you can either download maps with the code fond on paper maps or download a rou...
by Zulu Eleven
26 Jan 2020, 2:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gap in new rim
Replies: 24
Views: 1114

Re: Gap in new rim

Categorically this is fine and not unusual for the lower end rims - the gap will close up under spoke tension
by Zulu Eleven
23 Jan 2020, 9:01pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: King Alfred's Way GPX
Replies: 6
Views: 1008

Re: King Alfred's Way GPX

savo67 wrote:I Found it :-)


If it’s where I think you found it *be aware* this is a draft route for consultation and the formal route *will* vary from this (I have a number of alterations already and I *guarantee* that nobody outside my laptop has the formal route yet...) ;)
by Zulu Eleven
20 Jan 2020, 8:58pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: King Alfred's Way
Replies: 52
Views: 2599

Re: King Alfred's Way

I rode a short section of part of the western half of the Ridgeway many years ago, and my hazy recollection is that parts of that particular section were extremely deeply rutted by 4 x 4 use. What made the ruts particularly bad was not just the depth, e.g. 6", but the fact that the sides of th...
by Zulu Eleven
20 Jan 2020, 10:44am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: King Alfred's Way
Replies: 52
Views: 2599

Re: King Alfred's Way

Happily provide examples (and apologies if I came across as a bit defensive) Anything from this 6C3B6665-740F-4583-9007-8E8DFDFE5785.jpeg Through AAF17C28-6B80-4522-B0AA-34EF1802C9BF.jpeg Bits of 81F01DD4-9263-4B3E-BCFE-B1F175DFCCDB.jpeg Stretches of DFDE4310-B846-4FDB-A3A5-5D372704799B.jpeg And som...
by Zulu Eleven
19 Jan 2020, 11:56am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: King Alfred's Way
Replies: 52
Views: 2599

Re: King Alfred's Way

I have no particular interest in a back and forth debate on this mjr, but suffice to say that your post is wrong on a number of points, and I’m entirely confident on my figures.
by Zulu Eleven
18 Jan 2020, 1:09pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: King Alfred's Way
Replies: 52
Views: 2599

Re: King Alfred's Way

As a general rule there’s nothing on this route that would be be achievable on a gravel or cross bike, [...] Given the latest update, should this have said "unachievable"? And never mind these modern gravel and cross things ;) - are they rideable on touring bikes and roadsters? I see the ...
by Zulu Eleven
17 Jan 2020, 10:49pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: King Alfred's Way
Replies: 52
Views: 2599

Re: King Alfred's Way

by Zulu Eleven
3 Jan 2020, 6:41pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Surrey County Council survey
Replies: 22
Views: 1066

Re: Surrey County Council survey

The Ride London event has got the green light for another 10 years. The route may have to change though. I’ve argued for some time that that is overdue It’s important to realise that the impact of the event itself is much longer - ie pretty much all year round with the number of clubs and riders tr...
by Zulu Eleven
2 Jan 2020, 5:49pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: King Alfred's Way
Replies: 52
Views: 2599

Re: King Alfred's Way

Don't know if this is the route but it appears to miss out a large chunk of Alfred's History. No Somerset where the Ilse of Athelney is located and the place where he burnt the cakes, or nearby where the priceless Alfred jewel was found. :( https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/e1971793333e41a8a6d32...
by Zulu Eleven
2 Jan 2020, 5:44pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: King Alfred's Way
Replies: 52
Views: 2599

Re: King Alfred's Way

If it helps we’re being absolutely clear that the ‘off-road’ aspect of our work and focus of these routes is, like the Great North Trail, aimed at rough-stuff & MTB, both in the connections with rural tourism & reconnects people with nature of landscape. So predominantly this is on unsurface...