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by ANTONISH
23 Feb 2019, 9:08am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Rookie Cycle Tour from London to Trieste
Replies: 85
Views: 5138

Re: Rookie Cycle Tour from London to Trieste

For those interested in more info about the differences between transportation options in the US and the EU and their respective carbon emissions, have written a post here to summarise our findings: https://tyrelady.wordpress.com/2019/02/21/low-carbon-zero-waste-journey-choosing-my-poison-1-2/ I'm ...
by ANTONISH
23 Feb 2019, 8:43am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bikes on cross channel ferries
Replies: 9
Views: 361

Re: Bikes on cross channel ferries

I went with P&O from Dover to Calais last September. They had newly acquired one of those wheel breaker cycle racks and insisted that bikes were placed in them. Another cyclist and myself lashed our bikes together using bungey cords - at least this reduced the movement. I much prefer to lash my ...
by ANTONISH
17 Feb 2019, 9:06am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Does anyone know the LeJog statistics?
Replies: 13
Views: 2408

Re: Does anyone know the LeJog statistics?

Antonish, I did no official recording of my start or finish, at jog no one seemed even aware that such records existed. I knew of these record books - but wasn't interested in them as I just wanted to do the ride - but oddly enough a colleague who was aware that I'd mentioned doing the ride, visite...
by ANTONISH
17 Feb 2019, 8:53am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Kent Traffic Free Routes?
Replies: 14
Views: 777

Re: Kent Traffic Free Routes?

Catch a train to Gravesend and cycle east along the NCN route following the Thames estuary. This is traffic free for a while, but then takes you onto some wonderfully quiet lanes, where you will meet very few cars, and into the surprisingly lovely countryside of the Hoo peninsula. This is an area l...
by ANTONISH
17 Feb 2019, 8:40am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How to prepare for an organised EVENT (soon) from zero start?
Replies: 50
Views: 2229

Re: How to prepare for an organised EVENT (soon) from zero start?

Coops57 wrote:It's over one day. Going via channel tunnel to Calais


Not quite such a flat ride to Folkestone shuttle terminal then :mrgreen:
by ANTONISH
16 Feb 2019, 5:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How to prepare for an organised EVENT (soon) from zero start?
Replies: 50
Views: 2229

Re: How to prepare for an organised EVENT (soon) from zero start?

Are you intending to cover this ride in one day (or perhaps 24hrs) ? The roads North of the A2 are flatter but not without some hills - nothing serious. There is an off cycle route from Canterbury to Patrixbourne ( It starts near the prison I think). From Patrixbourne there are reasonably quiet road...
by ANTONISH
16 Feb 2019, 9:16am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Does anyone know the LeJog statistics?
Replies: 13
Views: 2408

Re: Does anyone know the LeJog statistics?

There are many possibilities for routes and does everybody record it at either end?
I did Jogle but didn't bother with signing in - I don't suppose I'm alone.
by ANTONISH
16 Feb 2019, 8:50am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Added memory eTrex 20
Replies: 30
Views: 1435

Re: Added memory eTrex 20

These cards are readily available at many supermarkets.
by ANTONISH
16 Feb 2019, 8:44am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: speed and rhythm
Replies: 9
Views: 386

Re: speed and rhythm

Maybe I've missed something - what is FTP?
by ANTONISH
14 Feb 2019, 3:35pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Rookie Cycle Tour from London to Trieste
Replies: 85
Views: 5138

Re: Rookie Cycle Tour from London to Trieste

Actually I think I misunderstood "Tyre Lady's" figures. I now think they were meant to be fuel consumption per tonne-kilometre. Assuming a 20k journey and assuming the OP with bike and luggage weighs 100kg the fuel cost by train would be 56g and the ferry 250g. Of course the lower figure b...
by ANTONISH
14 Feb 2019, 3:22pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bike Bag idea??
Replies: 10
Views: 976

Re: Bike Bag idea??

In the past I've made bags for train travel out of reinforced plastic tarpaulin. With padding it works ok and it's light enough to take with me if I'm touring. Last year I bought a bike bag - Rockwell - bought on e-bay - about £25- reinforced nylon. Smaller than the bike bag I use for transporting t...
by ANTONISH
14 Feb 2019, 9:04am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Rookie Cycle Tour from London to Trieste
Replies: 85
Views: 5138

Re: Rookie Cycle Tour from London to Trieste

Here's where you can get an idea of some of the figures: The train is 28 g/km from here: https://www.delijn.be/en/overdelijn/organisatie/zorgzaam-ondernemen/milieu/co2-uitstoot-voertuigen.html From the Carbon Independent Source: http://www.carbonindependent.org/sources_ferry.htm For a ferry, took t...
by ANTONISH
14 Feb 2019, 8:47am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Frame Resprayer recommendation South East London ?
Replies: 19
Views: 1673

Re: Frame Resprayer recommendation South East London ?

Two frames resprayed by Mario several years ago - paint still good - one was metallic which was left to harden for a month before being built up.
I speak as I find - there are always those who will denigrate a company, whether justified or not and I think Mario has had a fair amount of this.
by ANTONISH
13 Feb 2019, 9:35am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Rookie Cycle Tour from London to Trieste
Replies: 85
Views: 5138

Re: Rookie Cycle Tour from London to Trieste

Thanks Niks (=Nirakaro cos I mis-read your name as Nikaro!!!) At this moment in time, it will have to be via Calais because this is a low carbon journey and will cross via Le Shuttle. The ferries dump pollution in both the ocean and the atmosphere and found they are 3 times more carbon polluting th...
by ANTONISH
5 Feb 2019, 8:45am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: A Burkean moment for transport
Replies: 17
Views: 2284

Re: A Burkean moment for transport

" In effect, cars created the suburbs and opened up the countryside "
Surely trains and bicycles did that far earlier than the motor car ? - John Betjeman's "Metroland" film is an example.