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by eileithyia
20 Aug 2019, 8:29am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Family touring
Replies: 20
Views: 586

Re: Family touring

Another option; Come and join the annual Cycling Week in the New Forest. Fixed centre for cycling from. Mix of tracks and quiet(ish) roads. Some led rides by the experienced volunteers. Most rides accommodate a variety of experience and child of all ages. Trips to the beach, crabbing, kite flying ar...
by eileithyia
19 Aug 2019, 4:30pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: the right road at the right time
Replies: 20
Views: 780

Re: the right road at the right time

Did a circuit back before the Tour was coming through, to see the 'Polka Dot' cafe, left the car where we could do a circuit taking in Woodhead on the way back. We were on the tops where the snow fences are when the weather changed from sunny to being hit with wind and rain... very unpleasant condit...
by eileithyia
7 Aug 2019, 9:50pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: slowing down on the bike
Replies: 32
Views: 1592

Re: slowing down on the bike

Thankfully not there yet, but some of my friends seem to be slowing up from 70+. Fighting back from a major op, am hoping this isn't the beginning of the slow down for myself.
by eileithyia
2 Jul 2019, 9:25pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: My first major 'off'. Hit and run. Doncaster.
Replies: 22
Views: 4613

Re: My first major 'off'. Hit and run. Doncaster.

Glad to hear you are relatively OK, hope they find the scum and in the mean time keep a tally of all costs, hospital car parking, etc., travel to Dr.s, and all costs of repairs.... keep a diary of how the healing progresses and of medical appointments. Hopefully when they catch the scum they will be...
by eileithyia
1 Jul 2019, 12:11pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling in the Lake District
Replies: 36
Views: 3448

Re: Cycling in the Lake District

Given where you are staying I would say it is possible to do a couple of routes up around Mungrisdale or down to Dockray and Watermillock... give you an hour or so of riding before the family duties kick in... and fairly quiet countryside away from main Lake District attractions.
by eileithyia
28 Jun 2019, 10:42pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Stupid that I am, advice please
Replies: 18
Views: 933

Re: Stupid that I am, advice please

Shock to the system. It was a very strong wind ( I ran out of top gears with it behind me). Dehydration .... drink plenty. Lack of food, you will know what you feel like when you get a hypo... but highly likely in combination with dehydration. Carry a snack, I guess you will have had guidance on thi...
by eileithyia
27 Jun 2019, 6:12pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Glastonbury - no single-use plastics? You must be joking!
Replies: 82
Views: 9277

Re: Glastonbury - no single-use plastics? You must be joking!

Best I heard recently on the radio, someone who was not prepared to take home her dirty muddy tent so left it behind for someone else to it clean up and recycle for 'homeless' or where ever it might be used!!!!!
by eileithyia
27 Jun 2019, 9:10am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Sneaky mobile speed camera van - do you warn people?
Replies: 127
Views: 10608

Re: Sneaky mobile speed camera van - do you warn people?

Do I warn others, absolutely NOT, if they can't drive appropriately then tough.
by eileithyia
27 Jun 2019, 9:09am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Am I mad, newbie tourer
Replies: 130
Views: 11853

Re: Am I mad, newbie tourer

Thanks for the update. I never use anything in my water bottle other than water.... it also mean I can keep them clean on tour.... think having to carry sterilising tabs and thoroughly washing out grotty sticky stuff from bottles and their caps.... ugh.

Good healthy diet and you'll be fine.
by eileithyia
24 Jun 2019, 2:02pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Residents parking
Replies: 173
Views: 17954

Re: Residents parking

brynpoeth wrote:My neighbour accosted me about my car that was parked before his window, I smelt trouble :?
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'Please to park there whenever possible', he bleated, 'otherwise next door parks her *** bus there and we lose the view and the light' :wink:

:lol:
by eileithyia
21 Jun 2019, 9:46am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Travelling to road cycling
Replies: 11
Views: 2881

Re: Travelling to road cycling

i answered but assumed road cycling to cover a variety of types of cycling. Ended up skewed toward using a vehicle to access cycle areas due to variety of factors which difficult to express in a survey, how do you deal with 25 miles of built up continuous town and city in order to go in one directio...
by eileithyia
19 Jun 2019, 10:01am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: What preparation & training for a 1200-1300 mile tour ?
Replies: 26
Views: 862

Re: What preparation & training for a 1200-1300 mile tour ?

I think if you have already done trips of up to 600 miles, 1200 is not that much different. You already know about packing and riding with kit ( I assume). Don't plan to cycle everyday, or have some 'get out of trouble' plans. So if you have a particularly bad day you can stay put, or cut a day shor...
by eileithyia
19 Jun 2019, 9:55am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Priority to on coming traffic with cycle lane - how does this work?
Replies: 10
Views: 2707

Re: Priority to on coming traffic with cycle lane - how does this work?

I'd just give way and not even consider using that debris filled not fit for purpose strip of cycle 'lane'.
by eileithyia
17 Jun 2019, 9:22am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Guides to rules abroad...
Replies: 24
Views: 1004

Re: Guides to rules abroad...

Does the old touring dept advise / guidelines still exist. Used to be as a member, you could write in and ask for touring guidelines for a particular country or area, and, if they existed, you were sent the guidelines. They did however rely on members updating and sending in their own observations a...
by eileithyia
15 Jun 2019, 11:52am
Forum: Family Cycling
Topic: Touring in Denmark
Replies: 3
Views: 986

Re: Touring in Denmark

Long time since I toured in Denmark, I stayed in a hostel between the airport and the city, not sure if it is the same one. Make sure bikes are well locked.... though locking bikes does not prevent saddles being stolen as my well broken in B17 was taken ..... surprise surprise there were a variety o...