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by Romeo Whisky
15 May 2009, 5:01pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Europe end to end?
Replies: 23
Views: 2719

Re: Europe end to end?

rualexander wrote:North Cape (Nordkapp) in Norway to Cape Tarifa in Spain, northernmost point to southernmost point of Europe. Something I would like to cycle someday.


How far is that then, and will you do it North to South or South to North? Or both!
by Romeo Whisky
12 May 2009, 5:14pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: CTC and Helmet research
Replies: 178
Views: 11340

Re: CTC and Helmet research

meic wrote:Most people dont cycle either!


plenty of people in wheelchairs enjoy an active sporting life.
by Romeo Whisky
11 May 2009, 8:14pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Family Touring Holiday
Replies: 21
Views: 1121

Re: Family Touring Holiday

The Scottish Borders are nice, but if the weather turns there isn't much to keep four kids amused Kevin Disagree with you on that one Kevin. If you do Peebles, Innerleithan, Gala, Melrose, Kelso you san stop by at three swimming pools, and there seems to be a stately home with cafe and adventure pl...
by Romeo Whisky
11 May 2009, 4:32pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Judge does it (again)
Replies: 67
Views: 3429

Re: Judge does it (again)

In Scotland try www.scotcourts.gov.uk . However to really know what happened, you have to be there.
by Romeo Whisky
11 May 2009, 2:30pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Family Touring Holiday
Replies: 21
Views: 1121

Re: Family Touring Holiday

Have a look at following the Tweed through the Scottish Borders.

Are you able to travel to start point by Car? At the distances you suggest you wouldn't really need to make the route circular. One of you could cycle back to get the car on the last day.
by Romeo Whisky
11 May 2009, 2:21pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Around the coast of Scotland
Replies: 8
Views: 670

Re: Around the coast of Scotland

Thanks Loafer, I know Applecross, the pub, campsite and the Pass :twisted: Ardnamurchan I looked at, it'll cost a day's ride so I'll check at the last minute whether the time's available. It's currently set out as a 16 day ride, I might be able to gain a day somewhere further south. suspect you can...
by Romeo Whisky
10 May 2009, 7:21pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Not Fun... :-( Trying to be positive about my trip out today
Replies: 46
Views: 4204

Re: Not Fun... :-( Trying to be positive about my trip out today

My Brother in law and I were doing a short triathlon today. Sadly he noticed the 20' chain and yacht anchor that I had tied to his seat post. and at no point did he stop and wait for me to catch up. :evil:
by Romeo Whisky
8 May 2009, 10:18pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Not Fun... :-( Trying to be positive about my trip out today
Replies: 46
Views: 4204

Re: Not Fun... :-( Trying to be positive about my trip out today

On second thoughts thank your lucky stars that you have a wife who is in to cycling, that you are not wildy different in pace and that you will be getting closer. Cherish her!

R
by Romeo Whisky
8 May 2009, 10:07pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Not Fun... :-( Trying to be positive about my trip out today
Replies: 46
Views: 4204

Re: Not Fun... :-( Trying to be positive about my trip out today

More secret training is needed, and splash some cash on upgrading bikes. You will find in time that going fast is fun, as long as you are ging a wee bit faster than your companion. In the meantime try letting her tyres down a bit before you go out, and adjust her brakes so the rub on the rims. Sorte...
by Romeo Whisky
7 May 2009, 11:29am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Around the coast of Scotland
Replies: 8
Views: 670

Re: Around the coast of Scotland

You will be faster on the East Coast than the west. Far less bendy twisty stuff. Inverness to Edinburgh is probably four days, although I did it in just over 3 days, by cutting the corner from Aberdeen to the Moray Firth Coast at Spey Bay. I was travelling light and staying with friends an relatives...
by Romeo Whisky
30 Apr 2009, 4:39pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Admitting liability?
Replies: 16
Views: 3244

Re: Admitting liability?

So is there some way that an honest motorist can influence proceedings to cause a just and fair compensation from their insurers? The insurance coy will ask you for your side of the story. Nothing wrong with telling them that you had just done something stoopid, feel terrible about it , know that yo...
by Romeo Whisky
29 Apr 2009, 10:28pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Ferry to Denmark
Replies: 13
Views: 2132

Re: Ferry to Denmark

Thanks for all the very helpful replies. I used to post on CTC forumsome time ago, and I have to say it seems a much better place to be now! Anyone know what the city night line attitude to tandems is? We will have two solo's and a kiddy back tandem.
by Romeo Whisky
29 Apr 2009, 5:10pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Ferry to Denmark
Replies: 13
Views: 2132

Re: Ferry to Denmark

Thanks Tam. I am a bit further North than you though. Not much further to Esbjerg than it is to Harwich. I really need a departure from further North for it to be practical, but unfortunately its not looking good :cry:
by Romeo Whisky
29 Apr 2009, 3:41pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Ferry to Denmark
Replies: 13
Views: 2132

Ferry to Denmark

I thought there was a ferry from Newcastle to Denmark, but I can now find no information about it. Anyone know if the route has been terminated and if anyone is talking about running it again?
by Romeo Whisky
29 Apr 2009, 3:16pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: LBS, not alwys the best choice.....
Replies: 13
Views: 1026

Re: LBS, not alwys the best choice.....

Just relying on Mrs W's experience. Bolt holding the hanger in place sheared when she went large to large, after months of being told not to because 1. it wears the chain, 2. knackers the teeth, and 3. you don't need to to find your desired gear.