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by eileithyia
11 Mar 2019, 3:42pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: #Festive500
Replies: 52
Views: 4614

Re: #Festive500

Mine too, despite no email... A bit smaller than previous years and also without any other stuff, in the past there's been beer mat, postcard, booklet, presentation envelope, poem... I put it down to the cost rising with the popularity, I can see it becoming a virtual badge before long, I like the ...
by eileithyia
10 Mar 2019, 2:56pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Am I mad, newbie tourer
Replies: 106
Views: 4365

Re: Am I mad, newbie tourer

I would seriously get used to cycling before considering a tandem, unless it really is not practicable to solo cycle. Tandems are great fun but not if you need to gain experience, you need a very 'easy' companion to ride with, one who does not wriggle around on the back and 'fight' the steering.... ...
by eileithyia
10 Mar 2019, 2:48pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: New child, new bike, child seat or trailer, gear hubs... and more musings
Replies: 7
Views: 658

Re: New child, new bike, child seat or trailer, gear hubs... and more musings

Whatever you have that works, with some low gears. We followed the route of trailer, 5 weeks to approx 2 years. Overlapping with bike seat, 7months to 31/2 years...... returned to trailer for cold winter days, particularly bad weather.... as it was far easier to weather proof, less so for trailing t...
by eileithyia
9 Mar 2019, 7:24pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: #Festive500
Replies: 52
Views: 4614

Re: #Festive500

Mine too, despite no email... A bit smaller than previous years and also without any other stuff, in the past there's been beer mat, postcard, booklet, presentation envelope, poem... I put it down to the cost rising with the popularity, I can see it becoming a virtual badge before long, I like the ...
by eileithyia
8 Mar 2019, 8:26pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Am I mad, newbie tourer
Replies: 106
Views: 4365

Re: Am I mad, newbie tourer

Well you'll probably want to budget for a couple of bikes. And ride them from now. Unless your wife is taller than you, then she's probably much weaker than you and you should basically plan on bringing all the luggage for you both. Ooohhh no one told me to bring a man with me to carry all my lugga...
by eileithyia
8 Mar 2019, 8:15pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike cameras
Replies: 8
Views: 1032

Re: Bike cameras

We use Fly 6 and 12, importantly they look like a light so are not so obvious that they are cameras. They have a reasonable battery life but clearly depends on the length of rides you do. They also double as a bright light though clearly this drains the battery life. It all depends on the sort of le...
by eileithyia
8 Mar 2019, 4:26pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: #Festive500
Replies: 52
Views: 4614

Re: #Festive500

It's arrived!
by eileithyia
8 Mar 2019, 8:39am
Forum: On the road
Topic: #Festive500
Replies: 52
Views: 4614

Re: #Festive500

S2L wrote:I thought the email was the prelude to a swift delivery, but after nearly 2 weeks I haven't received anything yet :(


Likewise...
by eileithyia
7 Mar 2019, 8:23am
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: Woman Topic About Cycle Shorts and the Monthly
Replies: 21
Views: 1536

Re: Woman Topic About Cycle Shorts and the Monthly

I'm a bit confused. What sanitary products are you using? I've always worn padded shorts and use tampons with a pant liner stuck directly on the padding on the shorts to deal with any leaks. Was going to add to post; Certainly on light days I would use a panty liner directly on to shorts. I did con...
by eileithyia
6 Mar 2019, 8:16am
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: Woman Topic About Cycle Shorts and the Monthly
Replies: 21
Views: 1536

Re: Woman Topic About Cycle Shorts and the Monthly

Think it can depend on your period and how heavy it can be. Can you avoid cycling on a 'heavy' day? Or do shorter rides? I used to commute 17 miles one way, and would wear pants under my shorts on those days with no problems of chaffing etc... if shorts got marked I would just cold soak them and the...
by eileithyia
6 Mar 2019, 8:10am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Recommend some Winter Clothing (& accesories)
Replies: 14
Views: 945

Re: Recommend some Winter Clothing (& accesories)

I ride with a combination of shorts, under winter tights (unpadded when I can get them), decent socks. Then various layers of thermal vests and a couple of cycle tops, with a gilet, number of layers will depend on temp and work rate... light weight rain jacket carried with me... hate wearing them as...
by eileithyia
2 Mar 2019, 8:43am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Obtaining a cardboard bike box in Seville
Replies: 5
Views: 1176

Re: Obtaining a cardboard bike box in Seville

When we flew home from from Gib we used a bike cover taped around the bike that came from Decathlon. Though a search implies they no longer do these.
by eileithyia
2 Mar 2019, 8:36am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Anyone else putting off touring decisions due to Br***t?
Replies: 109
Views: 5103

Re: Anyone else putting off touring decisions due to Br***t?

Holiday booked... just hoping to make it as will be just over 6 weeks post op, but consultant has already said 'No Problem'
by eileithyia
1 Mar 2019, 4:40pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Mallorca
Replies: 9
Views: 1252

Re: Mallorca

Thumbs up for PdP, we stay there regularly. Never had issues with the roads mentioned. There are lanes out the back of the village that can add variety to your ride. Alcudia/Playa de Muro/Ca'n Picafort seem to all run into one anyway.... have stayed at the two latter ones. It just means being in the...
by eileithyia
25 Feb 2019, 12:57pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Hartside cafe
Replies: 44
Views: 8822

Re: Hartside cafe

I for one wish him good luck, to have the cafe back would be awesome... hopefuly he realises it is not just C2Cers who use the cafe but lots of other cyclists in differing capacities. Safe covered are for bikes would be great. Some basic tools spares etc also. Food other than just fried / chips with...