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by BlueMeldon
15 Jul 2014, 1:04pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Appropriate License Plate
Replies: 39
Views: 8513

Re: Appropriate License Plate

Hi XAP [Bob], I'd bring it to the attention of the police, it's intentionally misrepresented and there's a hefty fine - if they choose to follow it up !! The law must see these plates daily - perhaps the offence has been down-graded because the gov are making money out of it. A friend of mine wore a...
by BlueMeldon
2 Jul 2014, 4:52pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Nightmare drive
Replies: 134
Views: 12778

Re: Nightmare drive

Apart from any permanent signage and/or temporary restrictions in place, common-sense and courtesy was seriously lacking.

I'm off to write a stern letter to a shop and demand recompense since my doctor told me i was overweight and it's obviously the food to blame ....

:shock:
by BlueMeldon
2 Jul 2014, 4:14pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Appropriate License Plate
Replies: 39
Views: 8513

Re: Appropriate License Plate

Misrepresentation used to be a hefty fine, but the 'agency' responsible for registrations has it's finger in the <make-a-quick-profit> pie, so where does the line get drawn and who's left to enforce it ? Perhaps the offence should carry a different penalty, such as loss of the plate and issue of a n...
by BlueMeldon
1 Jul 2014, 12:08pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: 81 years old and we are ready for 7th May 14 start
Replies: 18
Views: 16154

Re: 81 years old and we are ready for 7th May 14 start

Congratulations - they build them strong up north !
:D
by BlueMeldon
1 Jul 2014, 10:49am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: A6 - how busy?
Replies: 13
Views: 7250

Re: A6 - how busy?

Hi, i used the A6 from Kendal to Penrith & Carlisle back in 2008, it was light on traffic with plenty of space (better than many quieter roads further south) !
Good luck
:D
by BlueMeldon
29 Apr 2013, 2:48pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: forth rd bridge
Replies: 4
Views: 1435

Re: forth rd bridge

In 2008, I approached the bridge heading north and was directed by signs from the Western side approach, to use the underpass to cross on the Eastern side. With a fully loaded touring bike, it took some doing and i still have some scars on my shins - how i laughed :evil: Fortunately, I'd used trains...
by BlueMeldon
27 Apr 2013, 8:10pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: road or mtb shoe
Replies: 27
Views: 8060

Re: road or mtb shoe

I did my E-2-E in my Sidi MTB Action 2 SRS - the most comfy shoes I've ever owned - they have a chunky MTB sole so they were easy to walk with the SPD bit nicely recessed. I indulged myself back in 2005 at almost £200 - which made sense as Sidi's suit my foot shape and my first Sidi's (Confort) last...
by BlueMeldon
22 Jun 2011, 9:05am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Accommodation August 2011
Replies: 6
Views: 632

Re: Accommodation August 2011

Sounds good - do they have secure bike storage ?
:?:
by BlueMeldon
19 Mar 2010, 10:48am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Bike on train which carriage ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1906

Re: Bike on train which carriage ?

From experience: on the way to LE, 125's have storage in the engine-car, your bike will be on two wheels. Part of my return trip was on the new Virgin (intercity type) trains, storage is in the engine-car, but much less of it and you're required to hang your bike upright by a wheel from a hook - you...
by BlueMeldon
14 Sep 2009, 5:37pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Lands End Sign Post
Replies: 42
Views: 4842

Re: Lands End Sign Post

I arrived at LE too late to get my 'photo taken thinking the Saturday train to Penzance, short ride, then a 'photo would be easy - but I should have done my homework as I was also surprised the signpost is not left out. Anyways, it is explained on the signs at the 'hut' that this is a business and i...
by BlueMeldon
28 May 2009, 5:55pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: FOUND: Camera on A30(Penzance>Truro) Sun 17th Aug 2008.
Replies: 7
Views: 1048

Re: FOUND: Camera on A30(Penzance>Truro) Sun 17th Aug 2008.

Well, I did try but no-one seems interested - I only just remembered about this when I saw the camera in my bike toolbox. I'll post an ad in CW and C+ when I get a moment - an email to the local Constabulary didn't even generate a response or a follow-up. It is good to see that there are some people...
by BlueMeldon
4 Feb 2009, 3:05pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Can I send
Replies: 11
Views: 892

In MS Word, on the toolbar,
select Tools,

then
from drop-down menu,
select Macro,

then
select Record Macro
or
Macros - to see those you create(d).

BM
by BlueMeldon
21 Jan 2009, 6:27pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Advice on spares for a LEJOG
Replies: 18
Views: 2023

The most useful additions to the regular spares/tools were tie-wraps, "needle & thread" & Superglue.
They weigh next to nothing and were used to fix my panniers after a spill in Devon and again in Bristol........the latter almost trashed me !!
:D
by BlueMeldon
14 Jan 2009, 6:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Who invented Cotter Pins?
Replies: 34
Views: 4415

Invented by Panna Cotta, an Italian (obviously), who hated cyclists !!
by BlueMeldon
9 Jan 2009, 5:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: TREK Incite 8i Cyclecomputer - HELP !!
Replies: 2
Views: 654

Thanks, I found what I needed via that link :D