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by Traction_man
3 Mar 2021, 9:42pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Isle of Mull - Loch Buie
Replies: 5
Views: 396

Re: Isle of Mull - Loch Buie

When i cycled on mull i purchased the footprint visitors' map on the ferry over. Necessary since I had done precisely no days planning and went up on a whim because the weather looked nice :oops: . http://stirlingsurveys.co.uk/visit.php It shows all footpaths, and also paths suitable for cycling (t...
by Traction_man
28 Feb 2021, 8:38pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Lockdown crowds!
Replies: 60
Views: 1845

Re: Lockdown crowds!

by Traction_man
23 Feb 2021, 9:27pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring from 12th April?
Replies: 21
Views: 1232

Re: Touring from 12th April?

I couldn't see one for Scotland. Do you know if there is one? I've not seen one for Scotland yet, when it comes I hope the BBC add it and also norn iron too for us over here... The new plan for Scotland, but only in words: https://www.itv.com/news/2021-02-23/how-lockdown-will-end-in-scotland-as-nic...
by Traction_man
23 Feb 2021, 9:21pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring from 12th April?
Replies: 21
Views: 1232

Re: Touring from 12th April?

matt2matt2002 wrote:
Traction_man wrote:Quite a handy graphic from the beeb.
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Nice. Thanks.
I couldn't see one for Scotland. Do you know if there is one?


I've not seen one for Scotland yet, when it comes I hope the BBC add it and also norn iron too for us over here...

All the best,

Keith
by Traction_man
23 Feb 2021, 8:12pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring from 12th April?
Replies: 21
Views: 1232

Re: Touring from 12th April?

Quite a handy graphic from the beeb.
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by Traction_man
18 Feb 2021, 5:37pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Brittany Ferries update
Replies: 18
Views: 1022

Re: Brittany Ferries update

I think some of their ferries may have been switched to Irish routes. I've been keeping an eye on this crossing, Ireland-France, once we have more freedoms to travel (for me NI/RoI/F), putting in some random summer dates into the Brittany Ferries web-site, bicycles do seem to be bookable: Your book...
by Traction_man
16 Feb 2021, 5:55pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tier 4 exercise limits
Replies: 278
Views: 11958

Re: Tier 4 exercise limits

by Traction_man
10 Feb 2021, 9:35pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tyre sealer/inflaters - do any of them work?
Replies: 45
Views: 1532

Re: 2 SLIME or not 2 SLIME?

I had slime in both tubes, it was awful, gunging up the valves, which would then slowly leak air over time as they wouldn't close up properly after pumping up, and I'm sure the gunge slowed me down on the road! More rolling resistance?! Any way, I ditched the tubes with the slime and bought new tube...
by Traction_man
6 Feb 2021, 11:56am
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Gravel Bike
Replies: 72
Views: 3462

Re: Gravel Bike

Great photo! And it is a gravel road (I expect it's smooth tarmac now*). But we should beware of falling into the "someone extraordinary did this so you can too" trap. Well when I was a kid we used to go all over the place often on stuff a lot worse than that on 5 speed "racers"...
by Traction_man
6 Feb 2021, 9:26am
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Cycle mag
Replies: 44
Views: 2613

Re: Cycle mag

My copy arrived today, completely soaked, it's now dry but wrinkly... Keith I hope you complain to RM, waterproofing mail shouldn't be the responsibility of the sender, I'm glad it's not wrapped in plastic. I have indeed, it's affected other stuff I've received lately, though the weather here has b...
by Traction_man
5 Feb 2021, 10:28pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Cycle mag
Replies: 44
Views: 2613

Re: Cycle mag

My copy arrived today, completely soaked, it's now dry but wrinkly... IMG_20210205_104323470.jpg I like the mag, there are no 'normal' cycling magazines on the shelves, just ones for sporty types or mountain bike types, I'm neither of those. I just wish the mag was longer or more frequent, and bette...
by Traction_man
30 Jan 2021, 10:11pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Camping in England
Replies: 41
Views: 2172

Re: Camping in England

Somewhere out there on the web is a website listing pubs that allow forms of over nighting in their grounds. Usual requirement is that you eat/drink there and there may or may not be a cost.My experience of the website was that it catered for camper vans but I bet many a pub has a spare bit of lawn...
by Traction_man
19 Jan 2021, 9:54pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tier 4 exercise limits
Replies: 278
Views: 11958

Re: Tier 4 exercise limits

Interesting article Joggers and cyclists should wear masks – here's why ... The main one being that the NHS is truly overwhelmed for the first time in its 70-year history because of the rise in COVID hospital admissions. All possible measures must be taken to reduce these numbers. ... ...The 15-min...
by Traction_man
16 Jan 2021, 9:22pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring overseas 2021
Replies: 75
Views: 3010

Re: Touring overseas 2021

One thing for sure, as soon as it is deemed possible (by any countries concerned) to travel in Europe again there will be a mad rush. Ferry and air tickets (and accomodation) will be like gold dust. Such a pent-up demand, at least from those who don't have financial worries and haven't been spendin...