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by carlislemike
19 Mar 2019, 8:33pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: FInding a Surly LHT or Disc trucker to try out ( Plymouth area )
Replies: 22
Views: 4633

Re: FInding a Surly LHT or Disc trucker to try out ( Plymouth area )

I can't help you on a loan; I live in London and have been riding it again since the winter winds were over. It's the non disc version and from trying the weight of others, I don't think it means much extra. As others say, when it is unloaded, it feels slow but is that because I expect to go fast on...
by carlislemike
3 Nov 2018, 9:27pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling shoes for cold / winter use
Replies: 20
Views: 1458

Re: Cycling shoes for cold / winter use

Have tried that solution two years back, success but not as good as clingfilm on top of the shoes. On the same day, I got friends to go into the nearby petrol station to get the freebie plastic gloves by the diesel pumps. They worked great under their own gloves. Simple solutions when desperate meau...
by carlislemike
3 Nov 2018, 7:55am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bills Epic Round the World Tour!
Replies: 23
Views: 1423

Re: Bills Epic Round the World Tour!

That to my mind was an excellent Tour. The description was magnificent, Vantage and the replies were equally brilliant. It doesn’t need a LEJOG or a 65,000 mile RTW record to be cycle touring. This tour is what we all do/did and retold with a smile I’d guess. Thanks for your story.
by carlislemike
26 Oct 2018, 6:21pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling shoes for cold / winter use
Replies: 20
Views: 1458

Re: Cycling shoes for cold / winter use

Overwhelming choices folks. I discovered a Sketchers outlet yesterday and leaver sports style shoes but not trainers for £49.00 approx. Seem a good choice and narrow enough if I need to use a front toe cage. Black or brown being default shoes but sensible, reasonably grippy soles for gripping pedals...
by carlislemike
23 Oct 2018, 5:58pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling shoes for cold / winter use
Replies: 20
Views: 1458

Re: Cycling shoes for cold / winter use

I saw these last year BUT can they be ridden without clipping in, ie as normal footwear? Thanks.
by carlislemike
23 Oct 2018, 5:37pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling shoes for cold / winter use
Replies: 20
Views: 1458

Cycling shoes for cold / winter use

I'm sure someone has probably asked this before but I can't find the links. I have been out the last few days in quite sunny but chilly weather. I am no wimp but my current shoes have a mesh surface so my feet; after 30+ miles each day, were freezing. I don't clip in due to issues with arthritis in ...
by carlislemike
29 Sep 2018, 10:02am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Parish Churches
Replies: 179
Views: 21712

Re: Parish Churches

At the risk of possible repetition, have The Commonwealth War Graves: Individual Gravestones been catalogued? They are our first point of call when visiting any church whether rural or urban.
by carlislemike
17 Sep 2018, 6:44am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Garmin Edge survived washing machine
Replies: 9
Views: 3301

Re: Garmin Edge survived washing machine

Dessicant an excellent idea. Thanks
by carlislemike
16 Sep 2018, 10:14pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Garmin Edge survived washing machine
Replies: 9
Views: 3301

Garmin Edge survived washing machine

I bought my Garmin Edge at least 4 years ago. It is the 200 series. So far stood upto everything the weather has thrown at it. Final proof of its waterproof qualities; it survived a 40 Celsius wash in our washing machine. Nope, it wasn’t a test just human stupidity. I forgot I’d left it in my jersey...
by carlislemike
1 Sep 2018, 1:44pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Solar Keratosis
Replies: 0
Views: 341

Solar Keratosis

I have had a diagnosis of Solar Keratosis for the last 5-6 years. It mainly affects my brow and scalp. Every few months, I have to use Solareze which in effect burns off the affected skin. It isn’t very pleasant to look at; shades of German measles and can be very painful when I put on th E45 as a m...
by carlislemike
25 Aug 2018, 7:27pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Catford LBS
Replies: 1
Views: 4351

Catford LBS

I went to a LBS, in Catford, for a bar bag and some other bits. Only staff in sight was relaxing in front of the computer and asked cursorily what I wanted. Begrudgingly mentioned the range but beyond that, I could have been a cold caller. Left with my budget of £100+ intact. More help round the cor...
by carlislemike
16 Aug 2018, 7:30am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Romney Hythe and Dymchurch
Replies: 6
Views: 536

Re: Romney Hythe and Dymchurch

Thanks for all that. It was for an elderly friend who was worried about making it in face of a stiff breeze.
by carlislemike
15 Aug 2018, 12:04pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Romney Hythe and Dymchurch
Replies: 6
Views: 536

Romney Hythe and Dymchurch

As a matter of interest; to me at least, does the RH&D have a cycle policy? Thanks for any info. Mike
by carlislemike
13 Aug 2018, 6:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Garmin Edge Explore GPS Cycling Computer
Replies: 2
Views: 426

Garmin Edge Explore GPS Cycling Computer

Hi, Anyone have this or have experience with this? Is it worth the £215.00 aged for it on Wiggle? Ease to upload maps or use onboard maps plus Battery life would be the areas that matter. Many thanks, Mike
by carlislemike
24 May 2018, 5:43pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycle Travel Website
Replies: 6
Views: 455

Re: Cycle Travel Website

Right, panic over. I can retrieve my planned route for a weekend sortie. Interesting that Richard himself took time out to reply. Thanks all.