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by dodger
4 Aug 2020, 8:31pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: COURTESY DAY
Replies: 0
Views: 167

COURTESY DAY

Had a regular trip through the lanes/B roads to Looe and back this morning. Obviously busy. Looe is a big attraction for tourists. I often have a moan about the attitude of drivers but today was the most couteous day I've had for a long time. Cars holding back and waiting and not then racing by. Car...
by dodger
28 Jul 2020, 9:08pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: tick tock tick tock tick tock tick tock
Replies: 30
Views: 850

Re: tick tock tick tock tick tock tick tock

Hate hate hate ticking clocks, ticking our lives away. Particularly as I've got much older and there's much less time left.
by dodger
28 Jul 2020, 9:04pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: heat, haircut & hat - warning!
Replies: 21
Views: 677

Re: heat, haircut & hat - warning!

Was out in London Thursday with only a pair of sunglasses for protection and my head today was a little tender, luckily I've got some aftersun cream in the bathroom cabinet so rubbed that in today. I'd have been worried about the rest of me getting burnt with only sunglasses on, not to mention the ...
by dodger
28 Jul 2020, 8:59pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Pointless gesture - or simple genius?
Replies: 24
Views: 745

Re: Pointless gesture - or simple genius?

The sad fact about bikes languishing in sheds and garages is that people who try to go cycling or get back to it are put off by the perception (and reality) of danger on the roads. Unless motorists are forced to accept that cyclists have an equal right to be on the roads through legislation (such as...
by dodger
8 Jul 2020, 8:59pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Are you going to the pub?
Replies: 13
Views: 351

Re: Are you going to the pub?

Imagine if Mick F is a super-spreader without knowing it! - He will single-handedly have created his own pandemic in S E Cornwall.
There is no way I'm entering a pub until I'm satisfied there is no more risk.
by dodger
3 Jul 2020, 4:06pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Lockdown Nostalgia
Replies: 23
Views: 1424

Re: Lockdown Nostalgia

Oh dear. Estimated 80,000 tourists on their way here (Cornwall) this weekend. After a brief excursion on two A and two B roads today I'm going to stick to the country lanes. Lots of traffic and lots of speed on the As and Bs and even when they stick to the speed limit and give a metre clearance, it'...
by dodger
1 Jul 2020, 8:36am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring food
Replies: 72
Views: 2423

Re: Touring food

I carry 2 expedition meal-in-a-bag sachets that just need boiling water, but only for emergencies. Ditto a supply of "trail mix" because it's high in calories per weight. Quick cook porage/porridge is good for lasting energy but nothing beats freshly cooked fish and chips or a real cornish...
by dodger
1 Jul 2020, 8:25am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Post-Covid-19: Could some ferry operators ban cyclists?
Replies: 68
Views: 3382

Re: Post-Covid-19: Could some ferry operators ban cyclists?

There is no logic to Brittany Ferries treatment of cyclists. I think they are such a small part of their business that they can't be too bothered with them. I've traveled on BF many times by bike or car and loading a bike is quick and easy. Cyclists carry low food supplies and eat and drink plenty o...
by dodger
19 Jun 2020, 3:10pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: To the lighthouse – one of the UK’s toughest bike rides
Replies: 37
Views: 1268

Re: To the lighthouse – one of the UK’s toughest bike rides

The only reason I'd like to visit Cape Wrath is to make it the end point of a ride from Cape Cornwall, as an alternative to LEJOG.
I guess much of the route would be the same, but, if JOG is as touristy as Lands End, I wouldn't want to go there anyway.
by dodger
19 Jun 2020, 3:06pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Average speeds for women
Replies: 20
Views: 1042

Re: Average speeds for women

"Quite respectable" is an understatement. I generally average about 10 mph, although if you know the Cornish terrain, you'd understand why. I used to watch my cycle computer and worry over speed, but then I realised I wasn't enjoying the ride. Now I've junked the computer and just cycle at...
by dodger
18 Jun 2020, 2:18pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Lockdown Nostalgia
Replies: 23
Views: 1424

Re: Lockdown Nostalgia

Out at 8.00ish for a circular ride to Whitsands. Mainly lanes but small sections of larger roads. Another increase in traffic numbers, but I guess there are more people off to work or school. Generally considerate drivers but I've noticed that, in addition to Audi, BMW and Merc drivers, there are a ...
by dodger
12 Jun 2020, 9:28pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Little Britain.
Replies: 47
Views: 1053

Re: Little Britain.

"Losing" Little Britain is no real loss. There were some funny bits, but overall it was a cruel programme, and made worse by the seeming delight of the 2 main players.
I shed no tears for this and many other older racist, sexist and stereotyping shows. Good Riddance.
by dodger
9 Jun 2020, 4:42pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Lockdown Nostalgia
Replies: 23
Views: 1424

Re: Lockdown Nostalgia

Caught part of a police interview yesterday which, I think, basically said there had been a marked increase in accidents in the preceding couple of weeks in Devon and Cornwall, which they attributed to speeding since the relaxation on travelling. Not surprised. Off the roads, I've seen a huge increa...
by dodger
7 Jun 2020, 4:36pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Lockdown Nostalgia
Replies: 23
Views: 1424

Re: Lockdown Nostalgia

Went out again today to Looe in S E Cornwall. Definitely busier, although not with the tourists normal at this time of the year. Lots of locals glad to get out, despite the temperature and impending rain. Again, mainly considerate drivers, but just more of 'em. The town was busier and thankfully, wa...
by dodger
5 Jun 2020, 7:12pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Lockdown Nostalgia
Replies: 23
Views: 1424

Lockdown Nostalgia

Out for my usual particular weekly cycle today around S E Cornwall. A bit cold and windy, but that's OK. The big change over even a week ago is the volume of traffic. In the early days of lockdown it was almost blissful on the roads. Today I estimate probably a threefold increase in traffic over tho...