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by durhambiker
16 Jan 2019, 2:43pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: I am not a vegan
Replies: 201
Views: 6507

Re: I am not a vegan

I'm not vegan but I wouldn't snipe at anyone who takes the trouble to form an ethical way of living that they try to enact, so long as it doesn't harm other people. There is a growing body of evidence that eating meat and diary is v unhealthy....ie..hormones in milk...more salt in a chicken than in...
by durhambiker
16 Jan 2019, 2:40pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: I am not a vegan
Replies: 201
Views: 6507

Re: I am not a vegan

Put yourselves in the mindset of a vegan. Most, if not all vegans think that killing animals is wrong and a lot would argue that it's tantamount to murder. Now imagine if woke up one day and everyone was killing and eating humans, keeping them slaves, raping them, torturing them etc. How would you ...
by durhambiker
16 Jan 2019, 9:15am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: a nasty surprise for someone....?
Replies: 60
Views: 2539

Re: a nasty surprise for someone....?

Marcus Aurelius wrote:Disc brakes are a nightmare. I avoid them whenever possible.
tell me more
by durhambiker
16 Jan 2019, 9:14am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: a nasty surprise for someone....?
Replies: 60
Views: 2539

Re: a nasty surprise for someone....?

Woodtourer wrote:Brake pads are overrated anyway!!
So is a broken leg
by durhambiker
15 Jan 2019, 10:25am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring saddle
Replies: 40
Views: 3500

Re: Touring saddle

My experience of leather saddles is restricted to Brooks. If you trawl through the various threads we've had about them, the main consistent theme is that they are inconsistent. Unlike those made from synthetic materials, you cannot simply decide which model you like and then buy more assuming they...
by durhambiker
15 Jan 2019, 10:23am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring saddle
Replies: 40
Views: 3500

Re: Touring saddle

Brooks B17...no contest..prostate trouble,,or relieve pressure in that area,,,B17 short.(womens version)..
by durhambiker
12 Jan 2019, 5:13pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Rear Flashers??
Replies: 34
Views: 1848

Re: Rear Flashers??

simonhill wrote:Just for info - the term "flasher" means something very specific in UK English. To quote wiki "A person who displays his or her body in a form of indecent exposure ".

I thought flashing only referred to the front portions,,not the rear?
by durhambiker
12 Jan 2019, 5:04pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: 1 week tour in europe recommendations?
Replies: 14
Views: 2358

Re: 1 week tour in europe recommendations?

Germ of a trip started last weekend over a beer with some old friends. We're based in West Midlands and are looking at a 60 miles a day camping tour in august. We're looking for something that's not too hilly, with campsites aplenty and interesting towns and villages along the way. I'm not a keen f...
by durhambiker
12 Jan 2019, 4:45pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: What tours have you done? What do you want to do?
Replies: 103
Views: 7366

Re: What tours have you done? What do you want to do?

Reading this fills me with despair. I’d LOVE to do a tour. But there is no way my wife would be remotely interested. So I don’t think it will ever happen. I've been married for 30 years and have been touring for the 8.....alone :D I try to encourage her to come along (no really) but the good lady r...
by durhambiker
12 Jan 2019, 4:38pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: What tours have you done? What do you want to do?
Replies: 103
Views: 7366

Re: What tours have you done? What do you want to do?

E2E Gibraltar to JóG Eurovelo 6 Nordkapp - tarifa Transam Southern Tier usa British coast Basque country tour Vienna to cherbourg Santander - Cherbourg Cherbourg - Munich - Cherbourg Across canada A few other smaller rides. Single now but wasn't for many of that lot. Will get round to ; porto-vladi...
by durhambiker
12 Jan 2019, 4:31pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Frisian Eleven Cities Cycling Tour
Replies: 7
Views: 2064

Re: Frisian Eleven Cities Cycling Tour

Anyone else taking part in this popular bike ride in the Netherlands? Looks like it's going to be enormous fun; the pleasure of riding along the cycle infrastructure is going to be a joy that I am looking forward to with much anticipation. https://www.fietselfstedentocht.frl 15000 participants with...
by durhambiker
11 Jan 2019, 10:27am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: "What you bring on your ride needs to go home with you."
Replies: 179
Views: 5331

Re: "What you bring on your ride needs to go home with you."

At a personal level, I quite see apple cores a bit differently: there is not much left, they are more of less invisible and they rot quickly. 14million people visit the lakes every year.I do not wish to see paths littered with 14M apple cores banana skins,orange peel,etc,because people are too lazy...
by durhambiker
6 Jan 2019, 12:40pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Winter sales. Time to choose
Replies: 19
Views: 1600

Re: Winter sales. Time to choose

Great looking bike.Enjoy.Looks similair to my Koga Randonneur..Hope you have many happy miles.
by durhambiker
3 Jan 2019, 12:29pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: "What you bring on your ride needs to go home with you."
Replies: 179
Views: 5331

Re: "What you bring on your ride needs to go home with you."

Someone mentioned bagged dog waste in trees.i occasionally do this, like many other dog owners. The idea is we can pick it up on the return journey.hangung it up keeps it off the ground. If we have gone the trouble to pick it up, it unlikely we would then just discard it as litter. some might thoug...