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by eileithyia
19 Sep 2018, 5:52pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Keeping bottles sterilised
Replies: 8
Views: 182

Re: Keeping bottles sterilised

1. I only use water in mine, so a hot soapy wash is adequate
2. For those who have one hot wash in dishwasher.
3. Milton then wash

How long I keep them very much depends on how it looks or if something on it falls apart / breaks.
by eileithyia
19 Sep 2018, 12:02pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Could you tour europe in the winter and not regret it?
Replies: 20
Views: 650

Re: Could you tour europe in the winter and not regret it?

Going East from Malaga there is a flat coastal road that is a quite a bit quieter than the westerly DC, until you get to Nerja. Roads and routes are sparse but generally anything that goes away from the coast climbs into the mountains. There appears to be a couple of campsites open when I have been ...
by eileithyia
19 Sep 2018, 9:19am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Navigation pain
Replies: 25
Views: 475

Re: Navigation pain

Some form of map holder so you can see the route without stopping. It's also sometimes worth jotting down (on a post it maybe) the places you intend passing through. I generally try to memorise the next few turns anyhow so I don't have to check at every junction. I'll be touring so stopping to navi...
by eileithyia
19 Sep 2018, 9:18am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Navigation pain
Replies: 25
Views: 475

Re: Navigation pain

I don't use any GPS mapping at all.I have tried it(and my unit has it) both on and off road and i just don't like it.I don't use Satnav in the car either.I am by no means a technophobe as I have Laptops/tablets/latest smartphones etc I just prefer routing the old fashioned way. Much more fun than s...
by eileithyia
18 Sep 2018, 10:55pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Navigation pain
Replies: 25
Views: 475

Re: Navigation pain

https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/accessories ... ap-holder/

Makes light of the faff of using a map having to stop at junctions...
by eileithyia
18 Sep 2018, 10:51pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Emergency Advice needed please (crash)
Replies: 25
Views: 746

Re: Emergency Advice needed please (crash)

Hello and welcome. I am finding your explanation of the accident a bit confusing. From what I understand you were on the pavement and rode off it from behind parked cars in order to cross a road? Pardon for me sounding harsh but was that then not your fault? I live on a road that ends in a T-junctio...
by eileithyia
18 Sep 2018, 8:15am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: GCSE Project - Hi-Vis / Safety
Replies: 40
Views: 1007

Re: GCSE Project - Hi-Vis / Safety

Hi and welcome. As with any forum you will encounter all our prejudices so hopefully you can work through some of the stuff and find useful information. Personally I pay decent money for my kit and don't like the idea of some tatty bit of builders Hi-Viz tabard over it, quite apart from the fact I f...
by eileithyia
16 Sep 2018, 4:51pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Building a touring bike for my boyfriend- clueless and need help!
Replies: 39
Views: 1388

Re: Building a touring bike for my boyfriend- clueless and need help!

AND WHAT IS WRONG WITH THAT?..................... :lol: :? :lol: :? :lol: :? :lol: :? :lol: EVERYTHING especially when your 80's tourer was designed and built to take 80's kit... not to mention watching him faff around with cotterpins on his own bike and clearly have no idea how to fit them properl...
by eileithyia
16 Sep 2018, 5:16am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Could you tour europe in the winter and not regret it?
Replies: 20
Views: 650

Re: Could you tour europe in the winter and not regret it?

Southern Spain would be my option, indeed I knew of a couple who used to spend 2-3 months of the winter (along with a lot of other northern europeans) in their camper van in southern Portugal. But as said it would be the longer winter evenings that might be more tedious to deal with
by eileithyia
16 Sep 2018, 5:12am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Building a touring bike for my boyfriend- clueless and need help!
Replies: 39
Views: 1388

Re: Building a touring bike for my boyfriend- clueless and need help!

......................or I would have ended up with chater lea cottered chain rings and cranks on it.... :shock: AND WHAT IS WRONG WITH THAT?..................... :lol: :? :lol: :? :lol: :? :lol: :? :lol: EVERYTHING especially when your 80's tourer was designed and built to take 80's kit... not to ...
by eileithyia
15 Sep 2018, 4:55pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Building a touring bike for my boyfriend- clueless and need help!
Replies: 39
Views: 1388

Re: Building a touring bike for my boyfriend- clueless and need help!

Welcome to the forum! It's a lovely idea, but I wouldn't recommend buying anything without consulting your boyfriend. The chances of making a (possibly expensive) mistake are high. Most people investing the time and effort into building their own touring bike will be quite particular as to requirem...
by eileithyia
15 Sep 2018, 4:52pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Building a touring bike for my boyfriend- clueless and need help!
Replies: 39
Views: 1388

Re: Building a touring bike for my boyfriend- clueless and need help!

Welcome to the forum. What a lovely lady you are... I just wonder .... if it was a bloke posting that he was going to build a surprise bike for his partner of the female gender, would there be all this "ask her first" talk? Just wondering. :-) Welcome to the 21st Century. You both assume ...
by eileithyia
14 Sep 2018, 5:58pm
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: Chafing from padded shorts
Replies: 4
Views: 246

Re: Chafing from padded shorts

useful response already. Also make sure the padding is female specific. Padding is differently shaped.
by eileithyia
14 Sep 2018, 5:55pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Building a touring bike for my boyfriend- clueless and need help!
Replies: 39
Views: 1388

Re: Building a touring bike for my boyfriend- clueless and need help!

Welcome to the forum. What a lovely lady you are, however I would reiterate what others have said; get your head together with your boyfriend and offer to pay for some or all of the replacement bike for his birthday. I had some very definite ideas and some knowledge but still learnt loads the first ...
by eileithyia
14 Sep 2018, 8:49am
Forum: On the road
Topic: When a younger guy challenges you at the lights ...
Replies: 34
Views: 1228

Re: When a younger guy challenges you at the lights ...

Touring in Devon, leaving a small town slight uphill and weighed down with our panniers we were easily overtaken by a young lad. We were riding single file due to nature of the road. Road went slightly downhill for a mile so after that we quickly gained ground on aforementioned lad until we were lin...