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by herzog
1 Apr 2010, 6:35pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lightweight mallet
Replies: 24
Views: 2372

Re: Lightweight mallet

Thanks for suggestions on the mallet. Waiting to be corrected, but aren't most deserts composed of silica (silicon dioxide). Silicon dioxide has a greater density than the majority of carbonates present in terrestrial environments. Either way, I hate cycling on sand no matter what the chemical compo...
by herzog
1 Apr 2010, 10:21am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lightweight mallet
Replies: 24
Views: 2372

Lightweight mallet

Anyone got any recommendations? I'm sick of hunting around trying to find a decent stone/using my shoe.
by herzog
31 Mar 2010, 10:27am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Mark Beaumont
Replies: 91
Views: 6764

Re: Mark Beaumont

Just watched it again tonight. I found myself checking everything - handlebars (butterflys), make (Kona?), helmet (not wearing), panniers (four - very good :D ), shirt (hmmm...) etc etc. Camping out in the middle of nowhere (been there, done that). This is a programme for tourers and there aren't m...
by herzog
31 Mar 2010, 10:14am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lewes to Eastbourne avoiding the A259 and the A27
Replies: 3
Views: 1067

Re: Lewes to Eastbourne avoiding the A259 and the A27

Something like this. http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=New+Rd&daddr=50.897403,0.10746+to:Lower+Wick+St+to:Unknown+road+to:A295%2FSouth+Rd+to:B2104%2FHailsham+Rd+to:B2104%2FFriday+St+to:B2104%2FLangney+Rise+to:eastbourne&hl=en&geocode=FYR1CAMd8L4AAA%3B%3BFUbyBwMdb...
by herzog
30 Mar 2010, 10:06am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Adding Luggage Makes your bike faster?
Replies: 18
Views: 1036

Re: Adding Luggage Makes your bike faster?

My Dawes feels much smoother when fully loaded - there's a lot to be said for inertia!
by herzog
23 Mar 2010, 3:42pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Finger - either numb or pins/needles
Replies: 31
Views: 233387

Re: Finger - either numb or pins/needles

Owing to poor positioning, you could be putting too much pressure on your wrists... I had a similar problem ages ago. I dropped my saddle slightly and had no more hand pain.
by herzog
23 Mar 2010, 9:36am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Newhaven port to Hove station (75mins?)
Replies: 16
Views: 2448

Re: Newhaven port to Hove station (75mins?)

Regarding advantage, I use it when the road is busy (i.e. during the morning and evening rush hours). Outside these periods, it's easier to use the main carriageway, especially as you will be heading west and the track is on the other side. It only covers the hill: http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=d&...
by herzog
23 Mar 2010, 9:29am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Newhaven port to Hove station (75mins?)
Replies: 16
Views: 2448

Re: Newhaven port to Hove station (75mins?)

It's not a proper cycle track, more a sectioned piece of tarmac (http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=newhaven&sll=53.800651,-4.064941&sspn=15.403614,39.506836&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Newhaven,+East+Sussex,+United+Kingdom&ll=50.790782,0.0274...
by herzog
22 Mar 2010, 12:51pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Newhaven port to Hove station (75mins?)
Replies: 16
Views: 2448

Re: Newhaven port to Hove station (75mins?)

I do this route at least twice a week. Out of Newhaven, ignore the National Cycle route up Gibbon road and go up the A259 via the ringroad. On the hill leading westwards out of Newhaven, there is an unmarked cycle track on the eastbound carriageway, I usually use this. Once you enter peacehaven, it'...
by herzog
24 Feb 2010, 6:56pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Rough equipment list, any ideas and help?
Replies: 26
Views: 2672

Re: Rough equipment list, any ideas and help?

I don't go anywhere without a good book! I also always take a diary.

Herzog
by herzog
22 Feb 2010, 2:01pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Hadrian's wall or Coast and Castles
Replies: 12
Views: 1591

Re: Hadrian's wall or Coast and Castles

As said in post above, south of Blyth the ride isn't too nice; I was born there, leaving 18 years later to go to Uni. However, the coastline is stunning as you head north with lots of distractions (castles...I don't know how anyone can not get excited by them) :) I've riden along Hadrians wall (only...
by herzog
19 Feb 2010, 12:40pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Reading Map Whilst Cycling
Replies: 27
Views: 2007

Re: Reading Map Whilst Cycling

Both eyes different prescription and need some correction for distance and near sight. Started with varifolcals and admitted they did need a little gettingused to, I did not ride in them to begin, but as I was only on familiar roads did not to map read, or if I did could still adequately read it. G...
by herzog
15 Feb 2010, 9:25pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Brighton to Bern
Replies: 2
Views: 400

Re: Brighton to Bern

Thanks for the info!

Herzog
by herzog
2 Feb 2010, 5:51pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Nearly under the wheels of a van...
Replies: 16
Views: 1123

Re: Nearly under the wheels of a van...

Hi Bob,

I too can sympathize having been taken out by the odd van in my time! In your second post you mention you were leaning on his van; why were you leaning on his van?

I'm not being provocative, just interested,

Herzog
by herzog
29 Jan 2010, 5:37pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Self Inflating Camping Mats
Replies: 4
Views: 600

Re: Self Inflating Camping Mats

Excellent - that's that one sorted.

Many thanks,
Herzog