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by herzog
29 Jan 2010, 4:55pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Self Inflating Camping Mats
Replies: 4
Views: 600

Self Inflating Camping Mats

Hi, Got my first self inflating mat today (http://www.alpkit.com/airic/); I'd previously been using a foam roll mat and I thought it was time to replace it. I got the regular size and so far it looks and feels really good. However, can self-inflating mats be folded before rolling to reduce width (i,...
by herzog
15 Jan 2010, 9:01am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Electrolyte Drink - Cheapest Option?
Replies: 16
Views: 5239

Re: Electrolyte Drink - Cheapest Option?

As has been pretty much been said, fruit juice and water, or just squash, with a pinch of salt (optional: additional glucose powder) usually does the job. I've recently been experimenting with 50:50 flat Coke and orange juice, again with a pinch of salt added. For shop-bought drinks, I like Vitamin ...
by herzog
13 Jan 2010, 1:35pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: touring tent
Replies: 4
Views: 860

Re: touring tent

I've a Wild Country Duolite tourer and it's proved a good buy (only two tours so far). Relatively cheap, very spacious (a bike may fit in the vestibule, though I stick my panniers etc. in it) and easy to put up/take down. A good buy for >£200.

Herzog
by herzog
13 Jan 2010, 8:42am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Brighton to Bern
Replies: 2
Views: 400

Brighton to Bern

Hello, I'm moving to Bern in summer and I'll be going by bike. Thought I'd follow the Eurovelo 5 for most of the way, with diversions as and when! I've mapped out the route and I'll be using the following maps: France IGN "Top 100" 1:100k New Series ­ 101, 111, 112, 122 Belgium 100K Topogr...
by herzog
17 Dec 2009, 8:16am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Early touring cyclist
Replies: 1
Views: 449

Early touring cyclist

85,000 km in three years (1928 - 1931) around the old Soviet Union - without 27 gears and Reynolds tubing :wink:
http://englishrussia.com/?p=7099
by herzog
16 Dec 2009, 7:13pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cycle trains...
Replies: 5
Views: 1295

Re: Cycle trains...

do they need to do this? Campaigners have presented proposals to Brighton and Hove City Council to allow regular mass bike rides on Lewes Road. one of the beauties of cycling is that you can get on it and go to where you're going, if you need to wait to travel along a main road in the middle of you...
by herzog
15 Dec 2009, 9:00am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cycle trains...
Replies: 5
Views: 1295

Cycle trains...

I've been cycling since age 4 and I've never heard of these (http://www.theargus.co.uk/news/4791800. ... r_Brighton). Have I been living under a rock?
by herzog
9 Dec 2009, 7:45pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Keeping the legs turning
Replies: 12
Views: 538

Re: Keeping the legs turning

The only way I have found to stop the boredom, on the exercise bike, is to play games on the PC. I rest a thick book on top of the bars and, using the mouse, play a selection of games or even read through this site. I agree playing games is a good way to get through the time. I tried reading once, ...
by herzog
7 Dec 2009, 5:36pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: When a human being becomes a motorist...
Replies: 16
Views: 1108

Re: When a human being becomes a motorist...

A similar thing happened to me - I learnt that advising someone not to drive when they are drunk is very difficult. It generally turns into a slanging match resulting in a drunk angry person getting in the car rather than just a drunk one. I'd be tempted to call the police, though this would be a bi...
by herzog
6 Dec 2009, 6:52pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Stretching...?
Replies: 41
Views: 1707

Re: Stretching...?

I stretch after, never before. I find it helps me relax and minimizes post-ride aches. When riding reasonable distances (50-70 miles) on consecutive days, I consider stretching to be important.

Herzog
by herzog
4 Dec 2009, 6:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: face masks
Replies: 5
Views: 342

Re: face masks

As a microbiologist, I would avoid facemasks like the plaque; unless they're sterilized regularly lots of nasties may build up. I believe that they have no influence in the inhalation of particlates, but may be wrong on that one :?

Herzog
by herzog
25 Nov 2009, 11:11am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LeJog Info for the downright stupid
Replies: 24
Views: 3225

Re: LeJog Info for the downright stupid

My advice would be to get used to riding on consecutive days (i.e. decent millage on both Sat & Sun) as this is no doubt what you'll be doing on LEJOG! Also, ride at any available opportunity.

Good luck!
Herzog
by herzog
19 Nov 2009, 3:32pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Stolen bikes on ebay
Replies: 31
Views: 6112

Re: Stolen bikes on ebay

You're protected by paypal if you buy an item over £50 from a seller with a low number of feedback (<100) or been on ebay for <6 months. Paypal holds the cash until you recieve the item and leave positive feedback. I recently bought a bike using Paypal from a seller with 1 feedback rating and I got ...
by herzog
19 Nov 2009, 12:59pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling and wind ....
Replies: 19
Views: 1823

Re: Cycling and wind ....

Is this not the cycling equivalent of a KERS button in F1?

Herzog
by herzog
19 Nov 2009, 9:20am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Stolen bikes on ebay
Replies: 31
Views: 6112

Re: Stolen bikes on ebay

On a related note, second-hand shops in Brighton and Hove have now started finger printing people coming in to flog bikes.

http://www.theargus.co.uk/news/4743721. ... ike_crime/

Herzog