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by nickodemia
28 Apr 2019, 8:38am
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: SOLD. Camelback Hydration Pack
Replies: 2
Views: 153

Re: Camelback Hydration Pack

Hi there, it’s a Classic and it’s black.
by nickodemia
27 Apr 2019, 3:03pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: SOLD. Camelback Hydration Pack
Replies: 2
Views: 153

SOLD. Camelback Hydration Pack

Camelback Hydration Pack. Used once. £15 inclusive of postage.
by nickodemia
9 Jan 2019, 3:11pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Solihull
Replies: 11
Views: 1598

Solihull

Please could someone who knows the area please give me some idea about cycling in and around Solihull ? My husband and I ride a tandem, prefer on road, quiet lanes etc and do a considerable number of miles per year so like to have a choice of routes. Thanks
by nickodemia
29 Aug 2018, 2:16pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Query about taking a bicycle to India
Replies: 5
Views: 451

Re: Query about taking a bicycle to India

Last February we flew to India with our tandem, it was in two separate bike bags. We didn’t have to register it anywhere.
by nickodemia
31 Jul 2018, 10:46am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: EuroVelo in North Germany
Replies: 1
Views: 307

EuroVelo in North Germany

Hi, we are starting to plan a long distance camping tour for next year. The initial plan is Hook of Holland to the west of Poland and then returning along the Baltic coast to Hamburg. Does anyone have any recent experience of the EuroVelo routes in this area ?
by nickodemia
29 Jul 2018, 11:18am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: RECUMBENT POSITION AND SUN/HEATBURN
Replies: 4
Views: 305

RECUMBENT POSITION AND SUN/HEATBURN

When we ride our Hase Pino tandem I am in the recumbent front seat and in hot sunny weather my thighs get very burnt. I have tried factor 50 sun screen, wearing three quarters, wearing thick denim, combining 2 of these at the same time but whenever it’s warm/ hot sunny weather I still end up with a ...
by nickodemia
23 Feb 2017, 6:59pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Hip replacement
Replies: 52
Views: 5603

Re: Hip replacement

Had my left one done just 4 years ago when I was 65. They won't let you out until you can manage stairs, I came home the 3rd day, was very particular about doing the given exercises and by the end of the first week I was walking without a stick. Back on the bike in 6 weeks and have done about 10,000...
by nickodemia
23 Feb 2017, 6:50pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Salisbury, Wiltshire
Replies: 6
Views: 439

Re: Salisbury, Wiltshire

Many thanks for the help, got it all written down. The A360 Devizes Road is the destination otherwise I wouldn't be going through the city, much prefer small lanes .
by nickodemia
22 Feb 2017, 5:49pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Salisbury, Wiltshire
Replies: 6
Views: 439

Salisbury, Wiltshire

Can anyone in Salisbury recommend a route across the city ? I will be coming into the city from the Southampton side and have to get to the A360, the Devizes road. Thanks
by nickodemia
22 Sep 2016, 9:13am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Keeping Dry on a recumbent
Replies: 7
Views: 585

Keeping Dry on a recumbent

Has anyone found a jacket that actually keeps the rain out when riding a recumbent ? Any recommendations please.
by nickodemia
18 Aug 2015, 9:32am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Inland route north of Inverness
Replies: 22
Views: 6863

Re: Inland route north of Inverness

If you go up past the Crask Inn as far as Altnaharra you can then bear right and go up Strath Naver to Bettyhill. It's a beautiful ride up there and very quiet. There is a hotel at Altnaharra but I haven't been inside so I don't know what accommodation they have. I believe the hotel at Bettyhill has...
by nickodemia
17 Aug 2015, 7:33pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Help to plan a route : Inverness to Didcot
Replies: 12
Views: 4714

Re: Help to plan a route : Inverness to Didcot

Try the CTC journey planner, you have to enter several sections as it won't do lots and lots of miles in one go but it may give you some ideas.
by nickodemia
17 Aug 2015, 7:30pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Help to plan a route : Inverness to Didcot
Replies: 12
Views: 4714

Re: Help to plan a route : Inverness to Didcot

We are doing Cape Wrath to Southampton next month and including Inverness to visit friends. Our route will take us from Inverness - Kingussie - Pitlochry- Stirling- Lanark - Lockerbie- Penrith - Leyburn - York- Oakham- Castle Ashby - Oxford and on down. Have reckoned it's just over 800 miles the ent...
by nickodemia
31 Jul 2015, 2:00pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Cape wrath to Kingsgate
Replies: 10
Views: 12557

Re: Cape wrath to Kingsgate

We are doing a similar ride on our tandem in September. At first we were going to do Dover to Durness then thought as we live on the south coast ( in the middle) why not just set off from home. Then as we were having to book various things in the far north decided to go up there then ride home. Roug...
by nickodemia
6 Feb 2015, 12:35pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Hip replacement
Replies: 26
Views: 1818

Re: Hip replacement

I had a total hip replacement in March 2013, I was back on the bike after 7 weeks ( it could have been sooner but I had to get cleared by the surgeon first ). Have now done just over 5000 miles since then, absolutely no problems. I saw the hospital physiotherapist who gave me exercises to do at home...