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by Clouded Leopard
28 Dec 2020, 8:46am
Forum: On the road
Topic: What's good about winter cycling
Replies: 60
Views: 2078

Re: What's good about winter cycling

For me it is that we change from cold rain in winter to warm rain in summer. Something to look forward too anyway.
by Clouded Leopard
14 Dec 2020, 7:58am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Currently listening to .......
Replies: 361
Views: 52168

Re: Currently listening to .......

“Harry” Catherine Howe.
by Clouded Leopard
2 Dec 2020, 2:36pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Flashing headlights
Replies: 40
Views: 1581

Re: Flashing headlights

From the Highway Code 110 Flashing headlights. Only flash your headlights to let other road users know that you are there. Do not flash your headlights to convey any other message or intimidate other road users. Rule 111 Never assume that flashing headlights is a signal inviting you to proceed. Use ...
by Clouded Leopard
23 Nov 2020, 1:22pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Rear light mounting problems
Replies: 57
Views: 2124

Re: Rear light mounting problems

I have an Axa Riff Battery powered LED rear pannier light. Fits nicely onto my rear pannier and has a built in reflector to boot. Just have to be careful putting the cycle into the car in case it gets damaged. Costing less than £15 I am very pleased with it.
by Clouded Leopard
7 Nov 2020, 8:53am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Currently listening to .......
Replies: 361
Views: 52168

Re: Currently listening to .......

“Bruton Town” The Pentangle.
by Clouded Leopard
6 Aug 2020, 11:00am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Car speedometer accuracy.
Replies: 44
Views: 935

Re: Car speedometer accuracy.

Picked this up. Make of it what you will.

“speedometers must never underreport a vehicle's speed, while it must never overreport by more than 110% of the actual speed + 6.25mph. So if you're going 40mph, your speedometer may read up to 50.25mph - but it can never read less than 40mph.”
by Clouded Leopard
28 Jul 2020, 8:43am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Out-and-back or circuit?
Replies: 77
Views: 2489

Re: Out-and-back or circuit?

Normally Circular (prefer anti-clockwise) or figure of eight routes. However I always plan routes to enable a quick escape route back to the start if necessary.
by Clouded Leopard
6 Jul 2020, 9:42am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Weather - just noting...
Replies: 18
Views: 1067

Re: Weather - just noting...

Set off yesterday (Sun) for a short ride. Had only gone a couple of miles when a side gust nearly blew me to the centre of the road. Lucky no traffic. Gave up and returned home for the sake of staying safe. Had about 2 weeks of ‘Orrible weather here.
by Clouded Leopard
4 Jul 2020, 8:44am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Garmin Edge Explore
Replies: 21
Views: 701

Re: Garmin Edge Explore

Rather than use a dedicated cycling computer I have the ETREX Touch 35 with OS maps on SD card. Simply because I hillwalk and cycle so could not justify two GPS units. Yes there are drawbacks however I like to plan my routes and then load them to the unit. Quite a large downside is that the screen i...
by Clouded Leopard
27 Jun 2020, 12:25pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Casual shorts...
Replies: 18
Views: 807

Re: Casual shorts...

As mentioned previously Rohan Shorts are brilliant. They may seem expensive but I am still wearing some I bought in the late eighties along with is now called “Goa” top. Nice and baggy with plenty of pockets. Bye the bye most of my Rohan kit is over 20 years old, still looking good even the green la...
by Clouded Leopard
25 Jun 2020, 2:48pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Olympus quits camera business after 84 years
Replies: 61
Views: 1454

Re: Olympus quits camera business after 84 years

Clouded, please, why are you still using a film camera? I used to love using mine, but I have 30 kg of paper pictures (need to sort them sometime) Someone said: discard all your poor pictures, then you only have a few left and people think you are a good photographer :wink: Processing film is magic...
by Clouded Leopard
25 Jun 2020, 8:52am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Olympus quits camera business after 84 years
Replies: 61
Views: 1454

Re: Olympus quits camera business after 84 years

Still using an Olympus OM1 Film camera plus the OMD 10Mk3 and OMD Mk5. Although the digital cameras are 4/3 they are producing superb images. Just love the OM 1 but sadly my favourite film Agfapan 25 is no longer available The DSLRs are far too heavy and bulky for me. So it looks like Sony from now ...
by Clouded Leopard
19 Jun 2020, 12:27pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Anyone found the roads less busy and/or motorists driving better?
Replies: 269
Views: 12919

Re: Anyone found the roads less busy and/or motorists driving better?

Cyril Haearn wrote:Cars should be fitted with friendly bells for that porpoise


My ambulance was fitted with bells way back in the early 70’s. Made a great, melodious sound.
by Clouded Leopard
18 Jun 2020, 8:33am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Anyone found the roads less busy and/or motorists driving better?
Replies: 269
Views: 12919

Re: Anyone found the roads less busy and/or motorists driving better?

Out last weekend cycling on quiet country lanes in the Ribble Valley. Heard a gentle beep of a car horn. Looked behind to spy a BMW X series. I saw a small pull in about 100 yards up the lane so pulled over. The car driver stopped and apologised for sounding his horn and thanked me for pulling over....
by Clouded Leopard
6 Jun 2020, 11:00am
Forum: Family Cycling
Topic: Bike rack how to tie on / secure bikes
Replies: 14
Views: 821

Re: Bike rack how to tie on / secure bikes

I use the Thule Ride On 3 Tow Ball Mounted. In addition to the Thule supplied straps us two additional straps to really secure the cycle(s). Downside is of course you need the towing kit on your car.