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by Dean
11 Aug 2019, 6:35pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Where is this?
Replies: 63
Views: 3354

Re: Where is this?

Looks quite Teesdale-ish to me.
by Dean
7 Aug 2019, 11:30pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: What is the Most Popular Touring Bike in the World?
Replies: 50
Views: 3275

Re: What is the Most Popular Touring Bike in the World?

Yeah, probably LHT. Or the disc version. If someone asked me for an off-the-shelf tourer, I reckon that's what I'd recommend.

But in the pernickety tone of all other replies, I feel I should say "whatever bike you already have when you wanna go touring".
by Dean
6 Aug 2019, 4:57pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Northallerton - A-roads or lanes?
Replies: 11
Views: 816

Re: Northallerton - A-roads or lanes?

Foxton Lane is great fun, but save it for the rough stuff rides. There's a singletracky section in the middle, and it's a bit overgrown. If you insist on the flatlands, then the classic route would be Maltby-Hilton-Rudby- Brompton into Northallerton. There's a rough section through Harlsey Grove whi...
by Dean
2 May 2019, 11:50pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Lyon Outdoor
Replies: 3
Views: 2735

Re: Lyon Outdoor

I found them PDG as well. They replaced an Exped that was spitting feathers. They wouldn't post it to India for me, but sent it to a minion in the UK to post on to me (and I'd bought it second hand).
by Dean
13 Mar 2019, 11:36am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: braze on's ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1893

Re: braze on's ?

Kevin Winter in Ferryhill?

I'm struggling to think of anyone else nearby. Pop into NRG Cycles in Thornaby and they can mebbes point you at someone.
by Dean
4 Mar 2019, 10:35pm
Forum: People, Events & Rides
Topic: 50, 100, 150 and 300 km audaxes from Newby Wiske, North Yorkshire - Saturday 27th April 2019
Replies: 1
Views: 4637

50, 100, 150 and 300 km audaxes from Newby Wiske, North Yorkshire - Saturday 27th April 2019

...Or Newby Wiske Festival of Cycling, as I'm tempted to re-brand it next year (for brevity, if nothing else). But we do have an array of events to suit almost all tastes, all starting from a mate's farm in the very pretty village of Newby Wiske. It's an easy ride from Northallerton and Thirsk railw...
by Dean
21 Feb 2019, 2:59pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Inverness to Strathcarron
Replies: 10
Views: 1834

Re: Inverness to Strathcarron

You could always take the scenic route: Inverness - North Kessock - Redcastle - Muir of Ord - Marybank.....then take the single track road out to Strathconon & Scardroy Lodge (which is the end of the tarmac). When the tarmac runs out you're on a walking track over the hill to the A890 (follow t...
by Dean
30 Aug 2018, 5:34pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Industrial heritage sites that you find interesting!
Replies: 61
Views: 1916

Re: Industrial heritage sites that you find interesting!

Tees Cottage Pumping Station, Darlington. It has a steam-powered pump, a gas-powered pump and a leccy one.

The steam engine is fabulous - all polished brass and intricate pipework and serene shifting of beams and wheels. The gas engine is a massive percussive racket.
by Dean
30 Aug 2018, 4:12pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: C2C Whitehaven to Whitby (kind of)
Replies: 5
Views: 526

Re: C2C Whitehaven to Whitby (kind of)

Loads of options! Across the Moors, I'd be tempted to use the old Rosedale railway, which is all permissive bridleways. Something like this: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28477708 There's not much on the route in the way of facilities, so you'd have to call into the Lion on Blakey Ridge (there's an...
by Dean
16 Mar 2018, 9:31pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Audax DIY 1000k, 13000m climb: preparation?
Replies: 18
Views: 1964

Re: Audax DIY 1000k, 13000m climb: preparation?

..And on the note of climbing, when you do pick your route, don't edit out all of the main roads - they're in they're for a reason, which is they give you fast miles. It can be very time-dependent, but on days 2 and 3 of the event, the evening rides were fairly quick main road bashes (A7/A6 and A170...
by Dean
15 Mar 2018, 10:19pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Audax DIY 1000k, 13000m climb: preparation?
Replies: 18
Views: 1964

Re: Audax DIY 1000k, 13000m climb: preparation?

I didn't read any sarkiness in your post, TC. Possibly a little dry wit, but not aimed at the OP. Mind you, deadpan humour is everyday communication around here.
by Dean
15 Mar 2018, 8:37pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Audax DIY 1000k, 13000m climb: preparation?
Replies: 18
Views: 1964

Re: Audax DIY 1000k, 13000m climb: preparation?

I rode the event a couple of years ago. It's tough, but doable. First, I'd take a good look at the route - if you're DIY-ing, you can just make up your own. Not a criticism of Andy Corless, but routes on audax events are limited by logistics such as where you can get a hall to start and finish, plac...
by Dean
9 Mar 2018, 11:16pm
Forum: National Standard Cycle Training
Topic: Jackie Chan
Replies: 11
Views: 65970

Re: Jackie Chan

The video was posted four years ago.
by Dean
4 Mar 2018, 12:39am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: What to do with panniers and kit when touring?
Replies: 46
Views: 3462

Re: What to do with panniers and kit when touring?

Most UK Town centres have a Wilko, or a supermarket with a cafe. And they have trolley lockers - just unload your kit into one, lock your bike outside and go get pissed or take in the culture.
by Dean
28 Jan 2018, 10:57pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: The Best Hostels in the World
Replies: 17
Views: 1126

Re: The Best Hostels in the World

Hostel Mostel in Sofia. The one in Plovdiv is alright too. Pretty basic but very friendly, with breakfast and an evening meal and beer. Well, in 2011 anyway.