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by Mark R
21 Apr 2010, 1:54pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: best sun hat for cycle touring
Replies: 29
Views: 5758

Re: best sun hat for cycle touring

"Tell me you're joking pleeeease"

Wouldn't wear one myself, but have a look at this guy.

http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/page/?o=RrzKj&page_id=36087&v=hl&part=2

Hardcore or what?
by Mark R
21 Apr 2010, 12:33pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: What's the point...
Replies: 140
Views: 5322

Re: What's the point...

The argument that cyclists should stop at every red light simply because the law requires is a pretty stupid argument that does not stand up to scrutiny. There are many reasons why ignoring red lights is a good thing (and I am not talking about racing through pedestrian crossings narrowly missing pe...
by Mark R
20 Apr 2010, 10:34pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: best sun hat for cycle touring
Replies: 29
Views: 5758

Re: best sun hat for cycle touring

Thanks for the suggestions, I like the look of the Columbia schooner cap. I was also thinking of a French Colonial pith helmet, these are made of cork and canvas, probably too cumbersome though...
by Mark R
20 Apr 2010, 8:18pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: best sun hat for cycle touring
Replies: 29
Views: 5758

best sun hat for cycle touring

Hi all I will be cycling to the Swiss alps in June and will hopefully get some decent weather. As I am light skinned a sunhat will be essential (I do not wear cycle helmets). The wide brimmed hats I have tried deform and lift at speed. Just wondered what other people use and if anyone has any good s...
by Mark R
19 Apr 2010, 9:22pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: What's the point...
Replies: 140
Views: 5322

Re: What's the point...

Regarding RLJing; what about this argument then: 'BIcycles don't have exhaust pipes, so why should cyclists sit stationary at red lights breathing in other peoples filth?' Red lights and one way streets are there to mitigate the congestion caused by motor vehicles, cyclists are wise to ignore such i...
by Mark R
7 Apr 2010, 11:17am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: upcoming alps trip, equipment advice needed
Replies: 9
Views: 686

Re: upcoming alps trip, equipment advice needed

Hi Yes I will be going via Lake Léman and the Rhone valley but I may come back a different way. I quite like the idea of joining the Rhine and trying to follow it up to Holland, I haven't checked the route but I reckon there's bound to be a few passes between the watersheds. I am slightly concerned ...
by Mark R
6 Apr 2010, 9:10pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: upcoming alps trip, equipment advice needed
Replies: 9
Views: 686

Re: upcoming alps trip, equipment advice needed

Thanks very much for the suggestions and advice chaps, food for thought indeed. I guess I will be prudent to sacrifice some top speed in favour of lower gears, or I may carry a smaller front chain-ring seeing as they are so light as insurance against overgearing.
by Mark R
5 Apr 2010, 2:49pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Switzerland cycling map
Replies: 2
Views: 196

Re: Switzerland cycling map

Thanks for that, that makes one less thing to carry!

Mark
by Mark R
5 Apr 2010, 2:45pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: upcoming alps trip, equipment advice needed
Replies: 9
Views: 686

upcoming alps trip, equipment advice needed

hi I need to get to the Arolla in the Swiss Alps by mid June and am planning to make the trip by bike with luggage (Newhaven-Dieppe then down through France), I have a Simoncini 700c touring bike and also a 1963 F-frame series 1 Moulton. I would need to buy new racks and panniers for the Simoncini w...
by Mark R
5 Apr 2010, 1:54pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Switzerland cycling map
Replies: 2
Views: 196

Switzerland cycling map

hi

I wonder if anyone can advise me how easy it is to buy the kummerly and frey 1:300000 cycling map once in Switzerland.

thanks
mark

p.s If anyone has a used map they want to sell please pm me.
by Mark R
26 Feb 2010, 11:53pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: ctc cycling election campaign is not ambitious
Replies: 15
Views: 1932

ctc cycling election campaign is not ambitious

Hi all Just recieved the latest newsletter, top of the list is the 'vote cycle manifesto' . Sounded interesting so I clicked the link and it turns out the first piece of CTC advocacy is that the government should aim to double levels of cycling within the next ten years. Now on my four mile commute,...