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by wilbo
28 Apr 2009, 11:51am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Hybrids for touring
Replies: 19
Views: 1444

Re: Hybrids for touring

Where did you find a new 08 Galaxy for that price?
by wilbo
20 Apr 2009, 11:32am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Is there a nutritionalist in the house?
Replies: 16
Views: 961

Re: Is there a nutritionalist in the house?

I did a 70 mile trip at the weekend, and because of continual sweating and drying from the wind, my face was covered with salt when I got back, it looked like someone had tried to season me. So I would still go for one of these drinks.
by wilbo
17 Apr 2009, 3:17pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...why my nose runs?
Replies: 25
Views: 1031

Re: ...why my nose runs?

it's maybe something to do with the humidity of the air. Cold air has a much lower capacity for holding water than the warm air that's usually in your nose. When the air in your nose is constantly cold and therefore dry, it will draw the moisture out of your nostrils, so the nose has to compensate b...
by wilbo
6 Apr 2009, 12:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Help me decide between these 2 bikes
Replies: 6
Views: 662

Re: Help me decide between these 2 bikes

Would there be a noticable speed disadvantage to the 32mm tyres on the Tricross compared to the 23mm on the Surosa? I understood that narrower was faster and 23mm was optimum for road use while still having a comfortable ride.
by wilbo
6 Apr 2009, 11:49am
Forum: On the road
Topic: The Silliest Comment You've Had...
Replies: 76
Views: 4094

Re: The Silliest Comment You've Had...

Me: "I'm going to cycle from Land's End to John O Groats."

Mate: "Why don't you take a taxi?"
by wilbo
6 Apr 2009, 11:12am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dumb Sat Nav Question
Replies: 9
Views: 644

Re: Dumb Sat Nav Question

I don't own one either but from what I've read, the Garmin Legend HCx and Vista HCx both do turn by turn navigation, provided you have the city navigator maps installed. You can also specify that it's "bike" directions you want so it avoids motorways/certain A-roads and I think you can set...
by wilbo
6 Apr 2009, 9:18am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Help me decide between these 2 bikes
Replies: 6
Views: 662

Help me decide between these 2 bikes

I'm trying to decide between these 2 bikes. I can't see a lot of difference between, but I'm new to road bikes, so I'd appreciate any thoughts from more experienced people about which might be more suitable. I'm using it for a 7 day LEJOG this summer, staying at B&Bs so I'm planning on using a s...
by wilbo
3 Apr 2009, 10:45am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Stimulating your appetite?
Replies: 22
Views: 915

Re: Stimulating your appetite?

For a 100 mile day it comes out at 3,000 calories - that doesn't sound too unreasonable I think? Depends on the terrain. 106 miles Cheddar to home last year consumed 5752 cals. Most of the route was flatish - Somerset and down the Old A38 to Exeter, then Old A30. A recent ride up into Mid Devon - n...
by wilbo
1 Apr 2009, 1:56pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Stimulating your appetite?
Replies: 22
Views: 915

Re: Stimulating your appetite?

I've been told to eat every 2 hours, consuming 30 calories for every mile you've done in that 2 hours. So if you average 13mph, you need to eat 780 calories every 2 hours. This sounds loads to me. Any thoughts?
by wilbo
31 Mar 2009, 4:19pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Drink Cycling
Replies: 114
Views: 9723

Re: Drink Cycling

I just don't see that it seems ok for cyclists to ride on the public highway whilst under the influence of drugs or alcohol but not for motorists irrespective of the size and capabilty of the relevant machines. The size and capability of a car is the only reason that alcohol/drug restrictions are i...
by wilbo
30 Mar 2009, 4:27pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: incident advice
Replies: 21
Views: 1239

Re: incident advice

Bill, Ill let you know the situation. I was cycling yesterday afternoon (about 5) on a main road by my house , I was travelling between 16-18mph and was halfway across a junction when a car that was waiting to turn left suddenly decided to turn left. Without even time to think about pulling the bra...
by wilbo
26 Mar 2009, 2:12pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Off the road
Replies: 16
Views: 965

Re: Off the road

Strip your bike and meticulously polish every component until it's shinier than when it came out the factory.
by wilbo
25 Mar 2009, 2:30pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Touring and family holidays!!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 860

Re: Cycle Touring and family holidays!!!!

barn wrote:driving a car around is just not me.


Why don't you go somewhere that doesn't require a car. IMO the best way to see a new place is to spend all day walking around, but I've only gone to European cities. I suppose if you were going to Florida or something then there's no choice but to rent a car.
by wilbo
25 Mar 2009, 11:43am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Legalities of Pedestrian Areas?
Replies: 11
Views: 978

Re: Legalities of Pedestrian Areas?

How do these guys actually fine you? Can't you just cycle away?
by wilbo
24 Mar 2009, 2:46pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Lejog bike for £350?
Replies: 24
Views: 2525

Re: Lejog bike for £350?

The list of bikes I want to buy keeps getting bigger. I'm looking at the Surosa Audax now. It's £580 but it gets a really good review on bikeradar: http://www.bikeradar.com/gear/category/bikes/road/product/audax-08-31016 Does anyone have any thoughts on the Surosa before I try and decide which bike ...