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by timmitchell
29 Oct 2020, 7:37pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Rotterdam, or anywhere, anywhere but home.
Replies: 22
Views: 1303

Re: Rotterdam, or anywhere, anywhere but home.

My recollection of coming off the ferry at Europoort is that breakfast options are thin on the ground. Restaurant de Punt at Botlek does nice egg and chips and such. Good coffee. Friendly staff. Sometimes one or two other cycle tourers. The beauty of the mini cruise is bed, breakfast and evening me...
by timmitchell
29 Oct 2020, 12:11pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Rotterdam, or anywhere, anywhere but home.
Replies: 22
Views: 1303

Rotterdam, or anywhere, anywhere but home.

Pre Covid I did a mini cruise to Zeebrugge. Rode from Saddleworth to Hull, one night on the ship a six hour ride around the Southern Netherlands and back to the ferry. Highly recommended, Once the Covid cloud has lifted I am planning to recreate the experience, again ride to Hull but this time a 'Mi...
by timmitchell
19 Oct 2020, 9:26pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Cycling after a vasectomy??
Replies: 17
Views: 950

Re: Cycling after a vasectomy??

I was on my bike after 48 hours

Follow the advice
by timmitchell
23 Jan 2020, 9:21pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Any recs for a Bike-Hire-Shop : NE coast Mallorca (Can Picafort)
Replies: 5
Views: 339

Re: Any recs for a Bike-Hire-Shop : NE coast Mallorca (Can Picafort)

Thanks guys. Perhaps I should have said where it was.

Colon is the Spanish name for Christopher Columbus, but it also makes me smile. So does Trump, but I guess he makes me cry.
by timmitchell
23 Jan 2020, 2:40pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Any recs for a Bike-Hire-Shop : NE coast Mallorca (Can Picafort)
Replies: 5
Views: 339

Any recs for a Bike-Hire-Shop : NE coast Mallorca (Can Picafort)

Family holiday so any riding will be am, perhaps 3 hours. Maybe one day with a 125k ride. I am OK for routes but am after personal recommendations of bike hire shops. (Yes I have google, but I want a ' used X, don't bother / they are brill) Also, I will be there Paris Roubaix Sunday and need a place...
by timmitchell
20 Jan 2020, 10:29pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Yorkshire's reet grand - We love Yorkshire
Replies: 179
Views: 35373

Re: Yorkshire's reet grand - We love Yorkshire

No need for a peace wall between Lancashire and Yorkshire :wink: But were there not some boundary changes that moved places from L to Y or Y to L? Is there a sudden change in speech/dialect at the boundary? Not that I know of. I am a Yorkshire Man, bred in Saddleworth. It was and remains in the Wes...
by timmitchell
25 Nov 2019, 6:06pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring in Croatia
Replies: 5
Views: 485

Re: Touring in Croatia

It is 10 + years since I did similar. We flew to Dubrovnik and headed North through the islands of Sipan, Korcula and finally onto Split. We then headed down the coast and back to Dubrovnik. Very different group, all lads from my Cycling Club. Observations that would help. It is really hot, this cut...
by timmitchell
17 Sep 2019, 6:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mudguard Sizing
Replies: 9
Views: 581

Mudguard Sizing

I have snapped my rear mudguard on my Genesis TDF 20 commuter / touring bike Looking at them online I can't work out the size I need. They tyres are 35mm.....but I measure the rear guard as being 600 mm, obviously this accounts for the curve. So would I need a 28"/700c X 35mm or x 600? I can't ...
by timmitchell
18 Jun 2019, 9:32pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Breskins Ferry
Replies: 1
Views: 245

Breskins Ferry

I have one day in Belgium / Netherlands. A ride to Hull and over night on the ferry to Zeebrugge and a 140 k trip round Zeeland via the Breskins cycling ferry. A few questions. What time to bikes disembark the Hull Zeebrugge ferry. What does the weather have to be like to stop the Breskins cycling f...
by timmitchell
12 Nov 2018, 10:31pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: West Yorkshire Cycle Route
Replies: 21
Views: 9294

Re: West Yorkshire Cycle Route

Looks accurate Breton to Hebden which is the part I am familiar with.
by timmitchell
6 Oct 2018, 12:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Difficulty whilst tightening pedal into crank
Replies: 4
Views: 451

Re: Difficulty whilst tightening pedal into crank

Sorted it this morning.

Baby wiped the thread. Screwed in the pedal on the reverse side. Grease and presto.

Thanks for the tips
by timmitchell
13 Sep 2018, 9:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Difficulty whilst tightening pedal into crank
Replies: 4
Views: 451

Difficulty whilst tightening pedal into crank

Swaped pedals tonight and the drive side crank pedal hasn't gone in smooth. It is OK till about the last two turns. Can you reface the thread or is it a sign from the crankset god?

Next question will be how?

Cheers
by timmitchell
19 Feb 2018, 7:59pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Touring in Holland
Replies: 23
Views: 1721

Re: Touring in Holland

They are on Booking.com https://www.booking.com/hotel/nl/chalet-de-broodkist.en-gb.html?aid=309654;label=booking-be-en-emea-IBI3WzoewToApB5Oktq48QSM63676439692%3Apl%3Ata%3Ap1%3Ap21%2C093%2C000%3Aac%3Aap1t1%3Aneg%3Afi%3Atiaud-146342137030%3Akwd-2558630230%3Alp9046658%3Ali%3Adem%3Adm;sid=fe8c2756da4b7...
by timmitchell
19 Feb 2018, 1:21pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Touring in Holland
Replies: 23
Views: 1721

Re: Touring in Holland

I have a pet hate on forums when a question is asked but someone replies about something slightly different but that is what I am going to do, sorry. I have had 2 family holidays on Zeeland ( a large Island in the Southern Netherlands) I would restrict myself to here. It has everything we think of a...
by timmitchell
31 Oct 2017, 3:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rear Dynamo
Replies: 1
Views: 241

Rear Dynamo

My Genesis TDF has a B&M Secula Plus tail light...which doesn't work. The headlight does, so I assume the dynamo is fine. I have taken out the connections and reconnected them but still nothing. Any ideas???