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by irc
9 May 2018, 4:47pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LEJOG Offroad
Replies: 12
Views: 623

Re: LEJOG Offroad

by irc
27 Apr 2018, 6:29pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Gravel / Adventure bikes, nothing new ?
Replies: 45
Views: 2528

Re: Gravel / Adventure bikes, nothing new ?

The Surly Long Haul trucker going back what? 15yrs? Longer? had the gravel touring capability ticked. Takes up to 700x45mm with mudguards, stable steering. I've done a few days on gravel roads as part of longer USA tours and my LHT was all I needed. Unless conditions were unusually soft or sandy I h...
by irc
22 Apr 2018, 3:07pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why I can'y find Voyager Hypers in 700x32 any more?
Replies: 1
Views: 462

Re: Why I can'y find Voyager Hypers in 700x32 any more?

No longer made according to Vittoria - on this thread.

https://www.bikeforums.net/touring/1126 ... inued.html

May still be the odd one about. But at a price.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00HFR471E/
by irc
21 Apr 2018, 6:03pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Satnavs 'cause accidents'?
Replies: 65
Views: 4106

Re: Satnavs 'cause accidents'?

But - whatever the law says - a satnav is designed to be viewed by a driver while in motion . This means there's risk of a driver paying more attention to it than to important road signs - like the STOP signs in the above video. Like anything else it needs to be used appropriately. I have a part ti...
by irc
5 Apr 2018, 9:23pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Route between Ellary and Balimore, Argyll
Replies: 1
Views: 469

Re: Route between Ellary and Balimore, Argyll

Absolutely fine for a tourer. It is a singletrack private road. So not open to public for cars but fine for bikes. Basically two strips of tarmac with grass growing along the middle.

This pic is going the other direction towards Ellary.

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by irc
4 Apr 2018, 8:05pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Hither Green 'burglar' stabbing: Man, 78, arrested
Replies: 129
Views: 6389

Re: Hither Green 'burglar' stabbing: Man, 78, arrested

I'm sure you know without having it explained that what's reasonable depends on the circumstances. Intentionally and unnecessarily killing somebody in your own home or elsewhere is probably murder. OTOH, I cannot see how anybody in the confusion of being woken by intruders in the night and then bei...
by irc
4 Apr 2018, 7:56pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Legally Can you Cycle on the A77?
Replies: 28
Views: 2501

Re: Legally Can you Cycle on the A77?

I ask this as TomTom maps are adament this is classified as a Motorway status the whole way. When I sent them an email they explained that as its a 70mph road its a motorway. Which proves they know not what they are talking about. There are a few dual carriageways where cycling isn't allowed for ex...
by irc
2 Apr 2018, 9:32pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: What insoles to buy for plantar fasciitis?
Replies: 13
Views: 473

Re: What insoles to buy for plantar fasciitis?

When I had PF it lasted for months and only cleared up when I was put on a high dose of ibuprofen to deal with a badly sprained wrist. When I say high I think I had tried taking the suggested on the packet 400mg dose a couple of times a day for a few days with no long term affect on the PF. Bearing ...
by irc
29 Mar 2018, 11:23am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Lightweight Sleeping Bag suggestions
Replies: 23
Views: 933

Re: Lightweight Sleeping Bag suggestions

I would suggest a look at the Ultralight Outdoor Gear website - they are the experts on this stuff. All the above advice is very nice but it's such a personal thing and there are so many options they are heavily biased to each givers requirements and not neccesarily yours. Is that website not a sho...
by irc
28 Mar 2018, 8:07pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Electricity Increases and silver tongues
Replies: 10
Views: 657

Re: Electricity Increases and silver tongues

reohn2 wrote:We've only Maggie to thank,let the market decide........ :twisted:
It's the same with public transport,and the banks,etc :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:


What we need is several Labour govts to reverse Maggie's policies. Shouldn't take more than 13 years or so. Oh wait .......
by irc
28 Mar 2018, 7:41pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Lightweight Sleeping Bag suggestions
Replies: 23
Views: 933

Re: Lightweight Sleeping Bag suggestions

width? With zip? Half or full? Or wide, without zip to 'pull' on? As Pete says zips are your choice. My Minim 300 has a half zip my Minim 200 has no zip. I prefer the no zip. It's less hassle just shuffling out a bag than fiddling with a zip - as long as the bag isn't too tight a fit. As for temper...
by irc
28 Mar 2018, 4:05pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Lightweight Sleeping Bag suggestions
Replies: 23
Views: 933

Re: Lightweight Sleeping Bag suggestions

Budget? if money not too much of an issue the PHD sale has a Minim 350 rated to -2C. I find the PHD ratings generous so the Mininm 350 should be a good bag for a cold sleeper April - October. It's £275 (for standard size) so not cheap. You can choose different lengths and widths and zips though. At ...
by irc
27 Mar 2018, 8:28pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Motorists Subsidised
Replies: 22
Views: 2514

Re: Motorists Subsidised

Yawn! Obviously figures from an anti car lobby. For example the "cost" of physical inactivity. Somehow never quoted as a cost for public transport. Likewise noise and air pollution are also caused by buses and trains. The most polluted St in Glasgow is bus and taxi only and the measuring p...
by irc
14 Mar 2018, 11:27am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: R I P Sir Ken Dodd (90)
Replies: 63
Views: 3002

Re: R I P Sir Ken Dodd (90)

I saw him in Glasgow maybe 5 years ago. AS I was working the next day I left at the half time break. That was 10.30pm after a 7:30 start. A decent act, well worth seeing. I think he just loved being on the stage. Nobody would do 5 and 6 hour shows night after night if they didn't.
by irc
9 Mar 2018, 11:55pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Evaluating a Carbon fibre frame after a collision
Replies: 20
Views: 1582

Re: Evaluating a Carbon fibre frame after a collision

softlips wrote:As there has been an injury it’s a legal requirement to report the accident to the Police.


For the driver, yes, Not the OP.