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by manybikes
3 May 2014, 8:28pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Velodyssey
Replies: 2
Views: 1541

Re: Velodyssey

+1. I rode from b Bay of Arcoshon(not sure of spelling) to Roscoff. Camping in main part of summer. No problems with getting into sites and met very few doing same thing. Some sites on Atlantic coast very very expensive with a minimum charge so chose carefully. Met a guy en route doing hotels and he...
by manybikes
22 Apr 2014, 8:43pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: RSF South Lakes Group Photo Galleries
Replies: 232
Views: 220746

Re: RSF South Lakes Group Photo Galleries

I wondered where you had gone. I look forward to these inspirational photos. Well done
by manybikes
31 Mar 2014, 8:03pm
Forum: Cycling UK Member Groups and Affiliates
Topic: Leading the CTC way
Replies: 16
Views: 54081

Re: Leading the CTC way

Didn't we do that back in 2002 or 2003. I remember spending hours and hours in Codes of Practice, Incident Reporting, Risk Assessment, Child Protection Policies et al. It was the issue of the time due to worries about losing the insurance. Many of us submitted papers and feedback to Head Office. The...
by manybikes
30 Jan 2014, 8:42pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Flybe
Replies: 5
Views: 10838

Re: Flybe

It worried me a bit last summer when I faced the same choice. I did as suggested and turned up early and asked for my bike to go with me. They "thought" there wouldn't be a problem and I explained that the bike was an integral part of my trip - not ancillary. I was told not to worry. When ...
by manybikes
22 Jan 2014, 12:12am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Antarctic challenge... White Ice Cycle
Replies: 74
Views: 41097

Re: Antarctic challenge... White Ice Cycle

I sat in our motorhome and watched via satellite, whilst the rain drummed down! Glad I did, well worth watching. Shameful that her exploits received so little attention. Incidentally I heard broadcasters tonight talk about her "bicycling" on a three wheel bike, and another described her re...
by manybikes
17 Jan 2014, 6:23pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Speeding...
Replies: 48
Views: 19648

Re: Speeding...

I note that this is from New Zealand which I find interesting. When we were there a few years ago on holiday we saw three - yes three - very serious collisions at junctions just like that and "miles from anywhere" . I was surprised because traffic levels I experienced were much lower than ...
by manybikes
15 Jan 2014, 10:04am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Rose (Germany)
Replies: 111
Views: 130604

Re: RoseBikes Germany (online order)

@Crepello
Those shoes look nice. Be glad to see your review over a few months please.
Phil
by manybikes
6 Jan 2014, 9:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bromptons - Not Impressed
Replies: 110
Views: 20124

Re: Bromptons - Not Impressed

mrjemm, No you couldn't get your luggage in as well but why would you want to? A few years back I took mine in its suitcase for free to Oregon and did a 500 miles moving on tour with fellow Oregonians. The case was opened by the USA immigration and they still managed to shut it again!!. If you like ...
by manybikes
26 Dec 2013, 3:30pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: RSF South Lakes Group Photo Galleries
Replies: 232
Views: 220746

Re: RSF South Lakes Group Photo Galleries

I second that. They want me to get out there and join you but living on the south coast makes it impractacle.
by manybikes
8 Dec 2013, 8:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bike Friday for riders up to 330 pounds
Replies: 7
Views: 1333

Re: Bike Friday for riders up to 330 pounds

Not sure I understand the question. As far as I am aware this model was the original and the non diamond frame was an "improvement"
by manybikes
8 Dec 2013, 9:37am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bike Friday for riders up to 330 pounds
Replies: 7
Views: 1333

Re: Bike Friday for riders up to 330 pounds

viewtopic.php?f=16&t=78476&start=15 not sure if I've done this correctly - but this is a post I've done before in the forum and shows my heavily laden Bike Friday on a cycle camping tour in Germany. Hope this helps
Phil
by manybikes
6 Dec 2013, 8:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bike Friday for riders up to 330 pounds
Replies: 7
Views: 1333

Re: Bike Friday for riders up to 330 pounds

That is interesting. My elderly NWT is a diamond frame and looks much more similar to this than to the "standard" frame which superceded mine many years ago.
I ma going to assume therefore that mine is strong enough.
by manybikes
11 Oct 2013, 7:44pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Car up or Car down?
Replies: 67
Views: 7813

Re: Car up or Car down?

Our local CTC DA (as it was then!) formalised what to say in our riders rules some ten years ago. The reason? Well the up or down was being misinterpreted by even experienced riders frequently. Some thought it made a difference if we as riders were going up or down hill and often miscalled. The answ...
by manybikes
24 Aug 2013, 11:52pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Am I getting old?
Replies: 18
Views: 18542

Re: Am I getting old?

It's always irritated me that recumbent trikes in particular are seen as 'disability wagons' - I can see they're good if you're less mobile, but they're so much more than that. I find it useful. I suspect motorists think they ought to give more clearance when overtaking if its a disabled person rid...
by manybikes
7 Aug 2013, 9:57am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: touring on a folder
Replies: 30
Views: 6180

Re: touring on a folder

germany tour for ctc.jpg First time to get a photo on - someone else may be able to make it bigger (please!) In front is an elderly Bike Friday and behind a borrowed Airnimal. The Friday is mine and coped better than the Airnimal because it had better carrying capacity. This was in 2011 on a 21 day...