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by carlislemike
13 Jun 2019, 8:25pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: What shorts?
Replies: 6
Views: 616

Re: What shorts?

Endura Humvee no question. On my third pair.
by carlislemike
11 Jun 2019, 9:32pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: A Guide to Crossing London Between Trains
Replies: 17
Views: 779

Re: A Guide to Crossing London Between Trains

Vorpal, no issue. Have you seen or got the t-shirt I’m a Woman. What’s your Superpower? My 25 yr old daughter, super fit, super healthy, sports nut who presses and benches weights I can only dream of, is in that category. She’s not tall, not old and not a bloke but god help anyone who crosses a woma...
by carlislemike
11 Jun 2019, 5:21pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: A Guide to Crossing London Between Trains
Replies: 17
Views: 779

Re: A Guide to Crossing London Between Trains

I think that pushing past 2-3 old blokes with laden touring bikes takes nerve. Doesn't mean we let them barge. Who needs to rush outside Rush-Hour? I actually found the instructions excellent and I do live and ride regularly in London, station to station.
by carlislemike
10 Jun 2019, 7:16pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Regents Canal not suitable for cycling??
Replies: 13
Views: 721

Re: Regents Canal not suitable for cycling??

Try the Suez Canal or the Panama Canal; loads of road space :D
by carlislemike
9 Jun 2019, 7:47pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycle Rant 1
Replies: 0
Views: 299

Cycle Rant 1

Rant time. I live and cycle regularly in London and I am usually very dismissive of friends who cycle on pavements or who cross roads using pedestrian crossings having dismounted and waited in a patient line. We are entitled to ride as part of traffic so do what a cyclist does best, ride the roads a...
by carlislemike
1 Jun 2019, 12:34pm
Forum: Offered for Free
Topic: Free Bike Kit, Charity Bootsale possibly??
Replies: 0
Views: 217

Free Bike Kit, Charity Bootsale possibly??

After a small clear out in the shed, I had a few items I was going to give to Wally Happy to sell on at Herne Hill Velodrome. Unfortunately, Wally has retired so if anyone has a Charity Bike Jumble coming up, I'd be only too happy to pass them on. I don't want anything for them and I don't really wa...
by carlislemike
31 May 2019, 10:56am
Forum: On the road
Topic: NCN 1 blocked at Gravesend
Replies: 8
Views: 423

Re: NCN 1 blocked at Gravesend

Thanks Gaz, I'll give it a go on the cyclecross bikes with a mate. Two sets of hands may make it possible.
by carlislemike
31 May 2019, 8:00am
Forum: On the road
Topic: NCN 1 blocked at Gravesend
Replies: 8
Views: 423

Re: NCN 1 blocked at Gravesend

Gaz, thanks for that. Obviously missed the notice from “considerate builders.” One positive of the day, later on we came upon a work team clearing the undergrowth-overgrowth on the Canal Path and considerate warning to beware of the thorns on branches on the path. Our return from High Halstow was on...
by carlislemike
30 May 2019, 10:23pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: NCN 1 blocked at Gravesend
Replies: 8
Views: 423

NCN 1 blocked at Gravesend

Went for what was going to be a jaunt along NCN 1 from Gravesend towards Hoo Peninsula. Sadly after following the route from the Pier across the “Esplanade” the route came to an end with blue builders’ hoardings which completely closed off the route. No explanation and no alternatives/ mapping provi...
by carlislemike
29 May 2019, 2:58pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What has happened to Herne Hill Cycle Jumble?
Replies: 3
Views: 309

Re: What has happened to Herne Hill Cycle Jumble?

And finally, the answer from Wally himself. He decided to retire from the scene last year, at 86. Chapeau to a great HHV character.
by carlislemike
28 May 2019, 9:28pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What has happened to Herne Hill Cycle Jumble?
Replies: 3
Views: 309

Re: What has happened to Herne Hill Cycle Jumble?

Yes, I have their poster. The usual first Saturday of the month events are still scheduled but conspicuous by absence of Wally‘s name. As a minor matter of interest, the HH committee responsible for this newer event, canvassed the local bike shops a tad later than bike shops need to respond and prep...
by carlislemike
28 May 2019, 5:08pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What has happened to Herne Hill Cycle Jumble?
Replies: 3
Views: 309

What has happened to Herne Hill Cycle Jumble?

What has happened at Herne Hill Velodrome Cycle Jumble? Usually it is flagged up as contact Wally Happy but this year, that byline has gone from the Bike Jumbles website? I have done my less than regular shed clearance and once again want to give the stuff worth selling, to Wally and his HHV charity...
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: 4685

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: 1497

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...