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by carlislemike
31 Mar 2020, 5:50pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Covid 19 and Spitting
Replies: 41
Views: 1353

Re: Covid 19 and Spitting

Ah, sense of something at last in the immediate last two posts. Putting a large spittoon on my handlebars for next journey and another on the floor next the turbo. Durst not try it by the rollers; balance already precarious :wink:
by carlislemike
30 Mar 2020, 10:37pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Covid 19 and Spitting
Replies: 41
Views: 1353

Re: Covid 19 and Spitting

I’m starting to get a righteous picture here: a small change of thought perhaps for you all! My dad contracted TB in his late teens and went into isolation. Came out after several months and was quite healthy until WW2. Volunteered straight away but essentially should have been rejected. Posted to J...
by carlislemike
29 Mar 2020, 9:27am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Ride with a buddy?
Replies: 17
Views: 697

Re: Ride with a buddy?

Quotation from Carlton Green,“ Because I’m not vulnerable I’ll cycle alone, but I have no doubt that there definitely are circumstances where the greater good is served by riders having a safe distance buddy. In life there are always instances where we focus so hard on avoiding one hazard that we fa...
by carlislemike
28 Mar 2020, 8:47pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Ride with a buddy?
Replies: 17
Views: 697

Re: Ride with a buddy?


There will be no Club Group Rides during the Covid-19 social distancing period.

Please do continue cycling – alone or with a buddy at a safe distance.”
by carlislemike
28 Mar 2020, 8:40pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Ride with a buddy?
Replies: 17
Views: 697

Re: Ride with a buddy?

Look carefully at some cycling club guidelines; they’re not so specific folks. It’s bad enough having to take turns in the turbo with my non cycling wife. Saddle swap and height change forced me to buy a new seat post :lol:
by carlislemike
27 Mar 2020, 8:42pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Ride with a buddy?
Replies: 17
Views: 697

Ride with a buddy?

Ok having been splattered on my thread re Spitting, I’ll raise another issue. Government guidelines say not to ride unless it’s with someone in your own household. On two club sites, the current suggestion is find a buddy to ride with. Am I right to be concerned?
by carlislemike
27 Mar 2020, 6:00pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Covid 19 and Spitting
Replies: 41
Views: 1353

Re: Covid 19 and Spitting

Wow a different turn. Went out after posting this original thread start, to return to the replies and find I’m a pariah. Ride today was not strenuous but spotted a lot of kitted out cyclists but not in club gear. Lot of spitting at the top of Westow Hill as they recovered from that beastly ascent. N...
by carlislemike
27 Mar 2020, 10:04am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Covid 19 and Spitting
Replies: 41
Views: 1353

Covid 19 and Spitting

Ok, spitting is not necessarily high etiquette in social circumstances but when cycling, it is necessary. However, is the consensus that you shouldn’t in these days of Covid 19? Must say, after a real slog, I can’t see how it can be curbed. Obviously cycling alone there’s no whip back effect on othe...
by carlislemike
18 Mar 2020, 11:38am
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Cycling magazine June 63 & Cyclisme 1966 TdeF
Replies: 2
Views: 340

Re: Cycling magazine June 63 & Cyclisme 1966 TdeF

Right, how much exactly do you want? Up for both if still available
by carlislemike
28 Jan 2020, 5:21pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Mosel Cycle Hire
Replies: 5
Views: 378

Re: Mosel Cycle Hire

Thanks folks. Sadly Bike Express aren’t doing their Med rte which passed through Nancy; at least for this year.
by carlislemike
26 Jan 2020, 7:00am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Mosel Cycle Hire
Replies: 5
Views: 378

Mosel Cycle Hire

Ok got my usual nagging urge to travel this late spring. Also, I have my usual doubts about lugging my bike by plane or train across Europe. Is it possible to hire a reasonably decent ]bike from Thionville then cycle to Koblenz where I could leave it ie like a one way car hire? Thanks
by carlislemike
30 Dec 2019, 8:35pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How much YOU have spent This year on Bike related stuff?
Replies: 123
Views: 7949

Re: How much YOU have spent This year on Bike related stuff?

Well, bugger all. Obvious innit, dudes?
by carlislemike
22 Dec 2019, 7:29pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Folding bicycle choice for London commute
Replies: 23
Views: 1352

Re: Folding bicycle choice for London commute

I don’t train and cycle commute but I think the idea of leaving a cheap bike at Paddington overnight is probably the easiest. Whatever you spend on a cheap hack from a knacker’s yard ( sorry, police pound resale centre) will save the worry over a new, highly filchable Brompton.
by carlislemike
3 Nov 2019, 8:23pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bike Express??
Replies: 15
Views: 1756

Re: Bike Express??

The routes are much more limited these days. I guess it's take up pressure. Wanted to use Med B to access Moselle but the option has gone. Good luck to the company who provide a good service on Med A and Atlantic routes.
by carlislemike
23 Oct 2019, 4:08pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Road cycling routes from London (South) + finding House to hire
Replies: 14
Views: 749

Re: Road cycling routes from London (South) + finding House to hire

Dries, I am thinking of the South out of London routes I take. I live in Forest Hill but can’t help on accommodation, sorry. Here are a few of the trips I have made and recommend. Something to see/do, somewhere to eat/drink and access to trains via Greenwich, Bromley or Lewisham. Right, someone sugg...