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by Diane Bulley
1 Feb 2008, 10:50am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Finally an end to cycle theft?
Replies: 22
Views: 2609

An end to cycle theft.

What I wrote was copied from page 19 of 'New Scientist' 19th January 08. As this letter was not censored by the great Si, everyone of any gender is entitled to read it. Do buy a copy in Sainsburys. A great shame the same courtesy does not extend to the CTC. Apolgies are not in Si's repertoire - one ...
by Diane Bulley
31 Jan 2008, 5:03pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Finally an end to cycle theft?
Replies: 22
Views: 2609

Finally an end to cycle theft?

(extract from New Scientist 19th Jan 2008) from Dan Roberts, Whitley Bay 'I wonder whether it is a coincidence that 2 consecutive articles on 15th Dec could hold the key to solving many more crimes in the UK. Indoor satnav surely has the potential to make the UK government's identity card scheme red...
by Diane Bulley
24 Jan 2008, 3:41am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling to China
Replies: 25
Views: 3902

Cycling to China

The reports I read years ago, were from people who had been attacked and robbed in their tent by gangs of thugs in Italy.

Best find someone to go with. Dont go alone.

And best of all - dont go with Ben Fogle !
by Diane Bulley
23 Jan 2008, 5:04pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Tips about touring, camping and cooking ?
Replies: 59
Views: 9641

Camping advice

More absolute rubbish. The answer lies in the name - freak ! I have used Space Blankets many times , and kept lovely and warm with one just lying losely over my sleeping bag. They tend to slide off about 6 a.m. but its getting warmer then, so no problem. When it was very cold I put the second one un...
by Diane Bulley
23 Jan 2008, 7:40am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Tips about touring, camping and cooking ?
Replies: 59
Views: 9641

Tips about camping, food etc

Sorry, that should be Space Blanket. They are the silver plastic sheets given to finishers in the London Marathon to keep the body warm. Take 2, as if its very cold, you can use both - they are only small packs. Although you may have a built in groundsheet, get a strong plastic sheet. On arrival che...
by Diane Bulley
23 Jan 2008, 7:20am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling to China
Replies: 25
Views: 3902

Cycling to China

Years ago someone else said, if camping, stay out of Mediterranean belt countries - Spain, Italy, Greece etc. Its just not safe.
by Diane Bulley
22 Jan 2008, 8:18pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Tips about touring, camping and cooking ?
Replies: 59
Views: 9641

Camping etc

Absolute rubbish reJohn. :lol: You need a warm sleeping bag, it gets very cold at 2 a.m. Plus spacewarmer to put over the sleeping bag, to keep your hands and feet warm in the night. It should take a whole day to pack everything properly. You should know where everything is, in your panniers, for ea...
by Diane Bulley
22 Jan 2008, 5:03am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Tips about touring, camping and cooking ?
Replies: 59
Views: 9641

Camping advice

Something else no one else has thought of - TENT PEGS. Dont accept all smooth ones, that come with the tent. They are ok on pasture land, or grassy camp sites. But abroad, especially in Sud de France, some camping areas are hard, stony ground. So you need some aluminium ratchet edged pegs as well. I...
by Diane Bulley
22 Jan 2008, 4:12am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Train travel England-Milan
Replies: 4
Views: 942

Train travel - England to Milan.

I remember reading there is a Coach Service with trailer, for cyclists , from Amsterdam to southern Europe but cant remember the detail.

Get European Bike Express brochure, for up to date information. The trailer is not being taken to Venice this year.
by Diane Bulley
22 Jan 2008, 4:05am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Tips about touring, camping and cooking ?
Replies: 59
Views: 9641

Tips about cycle camping/cooking.

Weekends - south of France/religious festivals in Austria which meant everywhere closed Thursday p.m. . to Monday morning - I always took 48 hours dried food. Collect all the small dehydrated packs you can find -porridge takes up far too much space. Collect used film containers and label to fill wit...
by Diane Bulley
21 Jan 2008, 3:51pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: collar bone update
Replies: 22
Views: 2944

Broken collar bone.

I think you need to forget about the new bike until Easter. The potholes, and bumpy roads wont do it much good. I will be trying out my new s/h folder bike next month, hopefully it will be better for my spine to sit up straight. Its good to be able to sit at the sewing machine after 2 and a half yea...
by Diane Bulley
20 Jan 2008, 5:44pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling to China
Replies: 25
Views: 3902

Solo to China

Its all very well everyone giving advice, but this lady is not a tourist with years of experience under her belt. Or in her legs. I think she should be sensible, and divide the journey into several sections. Fly home after each one, then rejoin the route next year, and ride the next section. Nobody ...
by Diane Bulley
20 Jan 2008, 1:40pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: collar bone update
Replies: 22
Views: 2944

Collar bone update.

How are you getting on now Eilethya ? I do think of you.

The weather is so depressing if you are stuck indoors, in plaster.

Hope there is good news fairly soon.
by Diane Bulley
6 Jan 2008, 7:46pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: collar bone update
Replies: 22
Views: 2944

Broken collar bone.

This is natural. Any form of injury triggers a reaction from the whole body.I broke my wrist October 6th and it has just stopped hurting. I used the time to write a series of columns for our local paper on allotment gardening, have done 43 so far. Being published on the Gardening Pages in Feb. You c...
by Diane Bulley
5 Jan 2008, 6:03am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: collar bone update
Replies: 22
Views: 2944

Collar bone update.

Sorry to hear you are in trouble Eleitheya. Whether you work for the NHS or not - bone jobs are always slow. Proven by yearly dates on other postings. I slipped in the bath, and damaged my spine over 2 years ago. This week is the first time I can sit and sew at my sewing machine for longer than 10 m...