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by vjosullivan
26 Sep 2013, 10:49pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: London to Poole Harbour route
Replies: 5
Views: 2411

Re: London to Poole Harbour route

Not sure what cycling restrictions there are if any but what a view. Bournemouth has daytime cycling restrictions on the seafront in July and August but otherwise it's an excellent way to cycle to Poole. East of Bournemouth Pier, I don't think there's a seafront path, so you'd have to go inland a b...
by vjosullivan
4 Jun 2013, 1:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Which GPS?
Replies: 44
Views: 3514

Re: Which GPS?

Ayesha wrote:If guidance was a primary function, the things would be sold with usable detailed maps installed.
Don't you consider OS maps usable?
by vjosullivan
4 Jun 2013, 7:47am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Danube route..
Replies: 14
Views: 1261

Re: Danube route..

The same reports also mention levels of the Elbe "approaching those seen in 2002"; so like all floods, the severity varies widely from one location to another and depends heavily on local conditions.
by vjosullivan
28 May 2013, 10:09pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Thoughts after completing LEJoG
Replies: 15
Views: 2836

Re: Thoughts after completing LEJoG

My thoughts on LeJoG (and a bit on cycle touring in general)  Do the extra miles and go to Dunnet Head. The finish should be here: wild, spectacular and unvisited. Interesting write up. My only comment - and a minor one, at that - would be that, if the finish should be at Dunnet Head (the most nor...
by vjosullivan
17 May 2013, 8:33pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Wind & Rain
Replies: 40
Views: 2589

Re: Wind & Rain

Starfire wrote:I really hope we don't get another summer like we did last year.

You got a summer, last year? You were lucky!
by vjosullivan
14 May 2013, 5:53pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Roberts v Thorn v Dawes v Surly
Replies: 235
Views: 32541

Re: Roberts v Thorn v Dawes v Surly

Horizon.....one of the downsides of living in the lovely part of Britain where you live is that you're a long way from Harrogate, and Spa.............. It's not so far, if it gets you what you want. I live near the south coast and am fortunate enough to have a car. It was a day trip to Harrogate an...
by vjosullivan
10 May 2013, 7:05pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Which GPS?
Replies: 44
Views: 3514

Re: Which GPS?

I'm just getting to grips with the Edge 800. It does everything I want. I'd second that. The ability to move between a map and a bike computer with a swipe across the screen and to mix and match whatever info (and there are dozens of really obscure things being tracked) you want to see is extremely...
by vjosullivan
1 May 2013, 6:31am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Galway in May
Replies: 27
Views: 2109

Re: Galway in May

mcallaghan wrote:I depart for Ireland tomorrow and am mental...

Sounds great. I hope the weather holds out for you.
by vjosullivan
27 Apr 2013, 10:30am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Carradice alternative saddlebag
Replies: 4
Views: 1357

Re: Carradice alternative saddlebag

There's all sorts of stuff around. Specialized do a nice range of small, discreet bags which are perfect for a few tools and spares. If you're feeling flush then check out Gilles Berthoud 's extensive range. If you want something handmade to your specifications (with matching prices) then Shoichi Wa...
by vjosullivan
22 Apr 2013, 10:28pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bar bag
Replies: 11
Views: 906

Re: Bar bag

...hugely inflated prices. I haven't used it, but thirty seconds on Google found this on Amazon for five quid including delivery. I made the mistake of buying one of those. Utter utter utter rubbish. No room for a map inside the so-called map pocket and no sane method of attaching to a normal bar a...
by vjosullivan
22 Apr 2013, 7:30pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bar bag
Replies: 11
Views: 906

Re: Bar bag

Dave W wrote:...hugely inflated prices.

I haven't used it, but thirty seconds on Google found this on Amazon for five quid including delivery.
by vjosullivan
21 Apr 2013, 12:11pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Help- what bike should i use for a Daily 10 mile commute
Replies: 88
Views: 3520

Re: Help- what bike should i use for a Daily 10 mile commute

I'm just back from a Sunday morning ride with my daughter. Nice sunny day, dry roads (mostly), not much wind, almost warm. I can't remember the last time we had a day like that. Wheeling the bikes back to the shed, she said: "How come I always come back covered in mud and you don't?". She'...
by vjosullivan
19 Apr 2013, 8:42pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Lidl and Aldi - how do they do it?
Replies: 34
Views: 3007

Re: Lidl and Aldi - how do they do it?

Dave W wrote:So when a company sells a pair of shorts at well over a hundred quid how can they justify it?

The fact that they can sell them at that price is the only justification needed. Everything else is just noise.
by vjosullivan
19 Apr 2013, 1:10pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Help- what bike should i use for a Daily 10 mile commute
Replies: 88
Views: 3520

Re: Help- what bike should i use for a Daily 10 mile commute

I may not use mud guards as I don't care about getting too wet either and I still probably won't use racks on the bike, so in that instance should I just get a road bike? It's not just about getting wet. All roads are covered in grit, grot, oil, mud, diverse roadkill remnants, dogshit, birdshit and...
by vjosullivan
18 Apr 2013, 5:33pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Help- what bike should i use for a Daily 10 mile commute
Replies: 88
Views: 3520

Re: Help- what bike should i use for a Daily 10 mile commute

...I am looking to start commuting to work which is about a 10 mile commute to and from work.... I think most people were assuming you were intending to do 10 miles each way. Given the shorter distance, each day's riding will be much less of an expedition than people were advising for. In that case...