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by BruceJ
3 Nov 2019, 4:10pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bike Express??
Replies: 15
Views: 1777

Re: Bike Express??

Excellent service, especially if taking a tandem. We have travelled both on the old double decker and the new coach twelve times since 2009 and have already booked for 2020. What with good crack with steward and other cyclists, and sufficient stops to stretch the legs, the time soon passes. Vegetari...
by BruceJ
22 Aug 2019, 1:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano M324 pedal prob
Replies: 63
Views: 2971

Re: Shimano M324 pedal prob

Too late now, I know, but new set of M324s available from Wiggle at £32.99.
by BruceJ
3 May 2019, 7:55pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: First JOGLE in May 2019
Replies: 30
Views: 13403

Re: First JOGLE in May 2019

Strong NNE winds today with wintry showers but forecast to be back to westerlies on 11th (XC weather) - that's for NW Scotland. Good luck Puffin.
by BruceJ
16 Oct 2018, 8:09pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Stay indoors?
Replies: 50
Views: 2557

Re: Stay indoors?

When it's gusting to more than 25 mph I resort to the trike - much safer, and no, that flag pole is not attached to my head!
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by BruceJ
24 Feb 2018, 3:42pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cape Wrath
Replies: 8
Views: 858

Re: Cape Wrath

Nicholas Fairweather describes how he walked from Sandwood Bay to Cape Wrath with his bicycle in the book "Coasting around Scotland". It was not easy!!
by BruceJ
31 Dec 2017, 12:56pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Snow?
Replies: 86
Views: 3803

Re: Snow?

Only a light covering of snow here in Wester Ross but lethal patches of sheet ice on the roads, so no tandem trip to local café today, I'm afraid. Just about to put another peat on the fire.
by BruceJ
18 Nov 2017, 5:14pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Thule pack and pedal rack
Replies: 3
Views: 721

Re: Thule pack and pedal rack

I've used the Tour Rack + Side Frame Kit for four years on the front forks of my tandem and have had no problems with them. Use narrow strap each side to secure panniers.
by BruceJ
7 Nov 2017, 5:03pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Replies: 40
Views: 4413


SWRVE is worth looking at - not cheap, but 3/4 trousers I have are excellent quality.
by BruceJ
5 Sep 2017, 6:32pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: European bike express
Replies: 8
Views: 2015

Re: European bike express

Excellent service - using it this Friday for the tenth time to France, and that's with an eight hour drive to the nearest pick up point.
by BruceJ
30 Aug 2017, 4:43pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Valence 0520 arrival - suggestions?
Replies: 6
Views: 549

Re: Valence 0520 arrival - suggestions?

Bon voyage! We'll be there a week after you. Have had a four hour stay in hotel in Lyon one year for snooze/shower/breakfast which was very nice after 24 hours on bus, but not this year - heading west following drop off on a short, leisurely ride to near Le Cheylard.
by BruceJ
27 Jul 2017, 11:19am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling uk cycle jersey
Replies: 37
Views: 8882

Re: Cycling uk cycle jersey

Any sign of these jerseys yet? I've scoured the website but cannot fine the shop!! Short sleeved weather nearly over in the frozen north.
by BruceJ
26 Jan 2016, 3:18pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling in the Bordeaux region
Replies: 7
Views: 1045

Re: Cycling in the Bordeaux region

Chateau de Crecy, in Romagne, five minutes south of the bike path from Bordeaux to Sauveterre-de-Guyenne, is a very comfortable, bike friendly, place to stay. We liked it so much in 2011, when we spent one night there, that in 2014 our stay was for two nights. Martine and Bruno really do make you fe...
by BruceJ
2 Sep 2015, 5:07pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: What do you do when the going gets tough?
Replies: 52
Views: 4603

Re: What do you do when the going gets tough?

We tandemists quite often burst into song towards the end of a long hard day ....... good for team morale and, of course, breathing.
by BruceJ
18 Aug 2015, 7:52pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: european bike express
Replies: 13
Views: 4084

Re: european bike express

We've been using the EBE each year since 2009 and found the service excellent. There's even vegetarian options on the menu.
by BruceJ
17 Jan 2015, 2:02pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Tandem front rack (high rider)??
Replies: 3
Views: 9020

Re: Tandem front rack (high rider)??

This Thule rack might suit your needs ... -pp_100016, but speaking as a tandemist, much prefer to use low rider front rack or tow a trailer if carrying lots of gear.