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by eileithyia
21 Oct 2020, 8:28am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: British Cycle Quest
Replies: 14
Views: 639

Re: British Cycle Quest

I've used anything from MTB, to my race bike, to my touring bike, to my commuter/winter bike.... My race bike in the days when i raced with a road bike and clip on bars and was at an event in a different area then after race went BCQ hunting with my son.... (it was on such an occasion we found we co...
by eileithyia
19 Oct 2020, 2:08pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: British Cycle Quest
Replies: 14
Views: 639

Re: British Cycle Quest

There's also the golden rule - The more effort you put into getting to a BCQ point - The more likely you are to pass right by it at some other as yet unknown time. My frustration is all the places I visited pre BCQ start and now found I could have loads more ticked off by now I know the feeling! I ...
by eileithyia
19 Oct 2020, 8:50am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: British Cycle Quest
Replies: 14
Views: 639

Re: British Cycle Quest

There's also the golden rule - The more effort you put into getting to a BCQ point - The more likely you are to pass right by it at some other as yet unknown time. My frustration is all the places I visited pre BCQ start and now found I could have loads more ticked off by now if only I'd known! Als...
by eileithyia
19 Oct 2020, 8:47am
Forum: On the road
Topic: woman freezes to death after falling from bike
Replies: 32
Views: 1270

Re: woman freezes to death after falling from bike

i said early on in the thread, why would you ring the police and not an ambulance, and use 999..... (it's not clear if 999 was used). It was stated that the 'finder' attempted to help the lady stand but she could not because of an injured ankle. Injured or not someone who is collapsed, whether you s...
by eileithyia
19 Oct 2020, 8:38am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Rohan sale
Replies: 43
Views: 1463

Re: Rohan sale

Unfortunately the Rohan item I liked is no longer made, the bags for Ladies :(
by eileithyia
18 Oct 2020, 5:36pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: British Cycle Quest
Replies: 14
Views: 639

Re: British Cycle Quest

Oh and be warned Holme Moss it definitely at the top of a bloomin great hill as it was the venue for the Holme Valley CC hill climb competition last weekend.
by eileithyia
18 Oct 2020, 5:26pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: British Cycle Quest
Replies: 14
Views: 639

Re: British Cycle Quest

Likewise if you want the Parbold one it is at the top of a hill, but it is easier if you approach from Standish then you whizz down the hill and try to trigger the speed camera :lol: Holme on Spalding Moor might be flatish lands but the hill up to the answer point will catch you out.... We recently ...
by eileithyia
17 Oct 2020, 9:19am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Confused over clothing
Replies: 26
Views: 1000

Re: Confused over clothing

I have about a dozen pairs of bamboo socks. Darn company keeps/sending them for some reason. Comfortable enough but thin so not very warm. My domestic manager tells me that they take for ever to dry. Noticeably longer than wool. This surprises me, I have some bamboo socks, very comfortable and the ...
by eileithyia
17 Oct 2020, 9:16am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Winklebury Cycles, Basingstoke, evicted
Replies: 19
Views: 817

Re: Winklebury Cycles, Basingstoke, evicted

As with all, there is probably 2 sides to the story, with a bit of what each side believes has ocurred thrown in.
by eileithyia
15 Oct 2020, 10:07pm
Forum: Family Cycling
Topic: HELP. 2.5YO won't ride her balance bike
Replies: 13
Views: 389

Re: HELP. 2.5YO won't ride her balance bike

Ahhh she's only 2.5.... give her chance... many do not start riding until they a bit older anyway, some might be ready earlier. I remember when my niece had her first bike (no balance bikes in those days) she wasn't always the most enthused to try it until her younger sister began to jump on it and ...
by eileithyia
15 Oct 2020, 9:59pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Confused over clothing
Replies: 26
Views: 1000

Re: Confused over clothing

have discovered bamboo baselayers.... brilliant and lovely and soft against the skin. I have a bamboo shirt that I really like, but was disappointed to discover that it's a bit of a con. It's made by extracting the cellulose in the bamboo to make a viscose rayon, the source of the cellulose is larg...
by eileithyia
15 Oct 2020, 9:53pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: woman freezes to death after falling from bike
Replies: 32
Views: 1270

Re: woman freezes to death after falling from bike

It's easy with the wisdom of hindsight to wonder why police could not find, she did not use bike as a crutch, did not use her phone etc... I would suggest possibly the alcohol had some bearing on any decisions she may have made.... cold / wet, you can quickly become hypothermic and unable to make ra...
by eileithyia
11 Oct 2020, 5:07pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Transporting kit on a self-guided tour
Replies: 22
Views: 917

Re: Transporting kit on a self-guided tour

3 sets of shorts, lightweight wickable vests, a couple of short sleeve shirts, pair of leg warmers and pair of armwarmers, long sleeve top that can double for evening wear, spare socks (again 3 pairs), lightweight walking trousers and some undies... small very basic wash kit. If you are using B&...
by eileithyia
11 Oct 2020, 4:59pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Confused over clothing
Replies: 26
Views: 1000

Re: Confused over clothing

mumbojumbo wrote:Stick to a natural product like merino,even though it is Spanish.


What's the problem with 'spanish'?