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by PH
19 Apr 2021, 11:55pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: My message to Park Tools regarding their music videos
Replies: 12
Views: 301

Re: My message to Park Tools regarding their music videos

horizon wrote: 19 Apr 2021, 9:16pm Here is one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkZxPIZ1ngY
The music does actually stop at some point (quite a relief!).
That some point is about 2 min into a 16 min video, at about the same time the important instructions start. I like Park Tool's videos I clicked the link because despite having watched a few, I'd never noticed any music.
by PH
17 Apr 2021, 1:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How much does hydraulic cable matter?
Replies: 4
Views: 280

Re: How much does hydraulic cable matter?

I'd say not, but maybe find a more reputable seller. The two Shimano hose types are interchangeable, but you have to be careful to use the correct barb and olive for the hose. It's a pretty basic and crude function, using an olive to make the seal, if it doesn't work you can see so straight away from the leakage.
by PH
17 Apr 2021, 1:29pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Humber Bridge closed to cyclists & pedestrians indefinitely
Replies: 143
Views: 4202

Re: Humber Bridge closed to cyclists & pedestrians indefinitely

thirdcrank wrote: 17 Apr 2021, 12:18pm
PH wrote: 17 Apr 2021, 11:43am
thirdcrank wrote: 17 Apr 2021, 6:29am Perhaps one thing to reflect on here is that the relevant authorities don't seem to see cUK as significant.
Don't let the dead get in the way of another opportunity to knock CUK, reflect on that.
I'm sorry if it came across like that, although I make no secret of having opposed the charity conversion and so on.
OK, but you could just as easily made that point without the party politics, the criticism of the bridge authority is that they haven't given pedestrians and cyclists due consideration. While there's something in that, it's an attitude that predates CUK by many decades. You might reflect on how this situation came about, and why the country hasn't had an effective organisation that stopped that attitude becoming so prevalent, but this isn't the thread for it.
by PH
17 Apr 2021, 11:43am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Humber Bridge closed to cyclists & pedestrians indefinitely
Replies: 143
Views: 4202

Re: Humber Bridge closed to cyclists & pedestrians indefinitely

thirdcrank wrote: 17 Apr 2021, 6:29am Perhaps one thing to reflect on here is that the relevant authorities don't seem to see cUK as significant.
Don't let the dead get in the way of another opportunity to knock CUK, reflect on that.
by PH
17 Apr 2021, 11:20am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Time required to train for (gentle) JOGLE
Replies: 44
Views: 1505

Re: Time required to train for (gentle) JOGLE

LittleGreyCat wrote: 16 Apr 2021, 7:53pm With respect, and I am aware that we are drifting between science and faith, but are you sure that you didn't enter ketosis?
No, I don't know that, and I'm not particularly interested in finding out.
We headed down this rabbit hole with you saying
Eating keto style means that there aren't any "quick fix" refuelling options like sweet tea and cake.
The benefits are mainly in stamina and lack of "bonk".
I was responding that for many of us, who are not eating keto or any other specific diet, don't require this frequent refuelling either.
by PH
17 Apr 2021, 11:11am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Carradice saddlebag for touring - luggage on top
Replies: 4
Views: 261

Re: Carradice saddlebag for touring - luggage on top

The Bagman frames, which I like, bounce about with a bit of weight in them, I've overdone the shopping a couple of times and felt it on the way home, I wouldn't want to ride with it heavily loaded all day, though suck it and see is probably the best advice. I rode behind someone who had a stuff sack underneath the Bagman, looked quite neat, though I didn't get a close look to see how it was attached, or know what was in it.
I use the loops for a waterproof jacket, seems the obvious place for it for the reasons thirdcrank gave, I don't want to be opening the saddle bag when it starts raining to get it out, or putting a damp jacket back in.
by PH
16 Apr 2021, 3:09pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Time required to train for (gentle) JOGLE
Replies: 44
Views: 1505

Re: Time required to train for (gentle) JOGLE

TrevA wrote: 12 Apr 2021, 7:14pm Not necessarily. Look at the weather in recent weeks - the wind has been coming from the North for several weeks now.
indeed, last time I was in Scotland, not on an E2E, the wind was in opposite directions depending on whether you were on the East or West coast, we were going up the middle!
When I did JoG>LE we had awful headwind for the first couple of days, then met a couple coming in the opposite direction in Inverness. Well actually in the train station, they were trying to change their tickets as the headwind they suffered in Cornwall and Devon had cost them a day. I don't know if they managed to book another train, if not they were going to cut it short as they had to be back at work, another advantage of ending in the south - plenty of train options.
by PH
16 Apr 2021, 3:02pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Time required to train for (gentle) JOGLE
Replies: 44
Views: 1505

Re: Time required to train for (gentle) JOGLE

LittleGreyCat wrote: 15 Apr 2021, 8:44pm Well, I did tell you that I can ride 5 hours without the bonk.
If that isn't evidence in practice than I'm not sure what you are continually asking for.
I frequently do that, on 200km Audax I like to have just the one stop, so 5 hours, eat, another 5 hours. Doesn't have anything to do with keto.
I ride with some who need to snack constantly.
We're all different, please don't confuse anecdote with data.
by PH
15 Apr 2021, 1:41pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: C2C Campsites along route
Replies: 8
Views: 245

Re: C2C Campsites along route

When I did it camping a few years ago, maybe five, we had no problem getting on In Keswick, unbooked and in the summer, mid August. Lightweights are pitched down by the water, there was plenty of space and several looked to be single nighters. Maybe it's a newer policy, or maybe you can't book those pitches? While we were in the office several car campers were turned away. We were in two tents and not members.
Second night we camped in Alston, it's in a scrapyard, I wouldn't camp there again, not only is it dirty and smelly, there's zero security. I like Alston and if there are no other sites I could probably find somewhere nearby to stealth camp.
The last night was on a campsite near Lanchester, a little off route, I can't find it on the map and don't have any memory of it good or bad. I do remember it was a really wet day and once pitched we couldn't be bothered to go out again, even though there is a pub nearby.
by PH
15 Apr 2021, 10:03am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Views on/experience of this tent
Replies: 10
Views: 362

Re: Views on/experience of this tent

You might say why, apart from the colour, that tent appeals to you?
It's a common enough design, about the weight I'd expect at that price point, from a supplier with a variable customer service reputation.
I don't know the tent at all, but I'd be surprised if it wasn't adequate. Modern materials and cheap manufacturing makes just about any tent usable, the penalty you pay for going cheap is some missing design features and weight! At the same price point, similar design and weight, there's plenty of choice, Vango, Wild Country and Rubens spring to mind, a friend has an older version of this Rubens and really rates it
https://www.outdoorworlddirect.co.uk/ro ... -tent.html
Alpkit are also worth a look, they don't have anything similar, but they do have some I'd prefer.
And to make the point about how cheap you can go, this review of a £60 OEX is worth a look
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dw4i0Im59Kw
by PH
15 Apr 2021, 12:17am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Doner Kebab All Hype?
Replies: 50
Views: 835

Re: Doner Kebab All Hype

bungle73 wrote: 14 Apr 2021, 8:20pm Except that in Asda one can find all sorts of good beer from various breweries.
And plenty of rubbish beer... so if someone had a poor beer, would you expect them to say there were no good ones?
by PH
14 Apr 2021, 8:10pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Doner Kebab All Hype?
Replies: 50
Views: 835

Re: Doner Kebab All Hype

bungle73 wrote: 14 Apr 2021, 7:47pm But then I guess I wouldn’t have known what one was like and now I do.
Well you know what that one was like...
Ordering a kebab from a chip shop is unlikely to get you the best of either. it's the difference between buying your beer from a brewery or Asda. I deliver Just Eat and Deliveroo, I've never ordered anything from either.
by PH
14 Apr 2021, 7:38pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Doner Kebab All Hype?
Replies: 50
Views: 835

Re: Doner Kebab All Hype?

Not all Doners are the same, when we're allowed to do such things, you should find a decent Turkish restaurant and try the real thing. Or find a decent recipe and make one.
I'm a huge fan of fish and chips, but there's plenty you could order through the Uber app that would put you off for life.
by PH
14 Apr 2021, 5:35pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: pukka pies
Replies: 59
Views: 1323

Re: pukka pies

thirdcrank wrote: 14 Apr 2021, 12:04pm I wasn't aware that Newcastle Brown was ever a sort of appelation controlée, but that does demonstrate the absurdity of some of this. The logic would be that some other brewer local to Newcastle Upon Tyne could brew and market their own version.
If you want absurdity - You can't produce Stilton cheese in Stilton.