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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: 3811

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: 3045

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: 3811

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: 3811

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...
by vjosullivan
1 Apr 2013, 7:54pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: bike weight vs rider weight
Replies: 22
Views: 1673

Re: bike weight vs rider weight

1982john wrote:Weighing only 58kg myself is this something I should be concerned about?

Yes! You need to eat more! (Not that I'm in any way jealous, coming in at 83kg myself.)
by vjosullivan
1 Apr 2013, 2:32pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Sea to Sea (C2C) conditions
Replies: 21
Views: 1618

Re: Sea to Sea (C2C) conditions

The eastern end (Pocklington/Driffield/Bridlington) seems to have escaped worst of the snow and everything is very dry (and cold).
by vjosullivan
27 Feb 2013, 10:13pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle computer
Replies: 4
Views: 500

Re: Cycle computer

I use a Garmin 800 loaded up with the complete OS 1:50,000 UK maps to record my routes. The display can be configured to show the map or a simple "cycle computer" type display or a really complex one that includes distance to go on a pre-planned route, altitude, total ascent, temperature, ...
by vjosullivan
10 Feb 2013, 5:41pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Benefits of CTC Membership??
Replies: 49
Views: 133271

Re: Benefits of CTC Membership??

Personally, I wish the Cams and other politicos were members of the CTC so they could get bombarded with our campaigning materials... My junk mail goes straight in the bin, usually unopened. Getting bombarded with junk actually puts me off whoever is sending it out. Is there any reason to think &qu...
by vjosullivan
28 Jan 2013, 8:08pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Galway in May
Replies: 27
Views: 2129

Re: Galway in May

mcallaghan wrote:My dumb question for the day...if I get a GPS in the US, it should work fine in Ireland right? Just load up a map of Ireland and off I go?
Yes.
by vjosullivan
28 Jan 2013, 9:47am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: total security proceedure[tsp]
Replies: 28
Views: 2476

Re: total security proceedure[tsp]

jjpeterberger wrote:and here I am trying to understand Brits when they speak 'English'... :?

It's English Jim, but not as we know it.
by vjosullivan
23 Jan 2013, 8:36pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Galway in May
Replies: 27
Views: 2129

Re: Galway in May

...i'll have at least 2 weeks (out of 3 or 4) to ride...depending when I get to Ireland. I could arrive towards the end of April, but am not sure what the weather is like during April and May (I am guessing the general 'its always wet' rule applies). My idea was to limit myself to about 50 miles a ...
by vjosullivan
18 Dec 2012, 1:30pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: waterproof soles?
Replies: 17
Views: 1143

Re: waterproof soles?

rollinbone wrote:I am looking for a shoe to use when touring next year and in Uk the summers are likely again to be wet wet wet..

I can remember the days when roads were dry. (Now it just feels like a fading memory.) :(
by vjosullivan
14 Dec 2012, 8:59am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bicycle Sat Navs
Replies: 114
Views: 6945

Re: Bicycle Sat Navs

Very manythanks for your all your comments and imput . Maybe i'm not ready for the digital age just yet . . so i'll stick with an O/S map and compass for now . Garmin 800 with the complete GB O/S 50,000 maps on board, on the handlebars, in front of you, in all weathers. No more stopping at an unsig...
by vjosullivan
11 Dec 2012, 8:14pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bicycle Sat Navs
Replies: 114
Views: 6945

Re: Bicycle Sat Navs

Very manythanks for your all your comments and imput . Maybe i'm not ready for the digital age just yet . . so i'll stick with an O/S map and compass for now . Garmin 800 with the complete GB O/S 50,000 maps on board, on the handlebars, in front of you, in all weathers. No more stopping at an unsig...
by vjosullivan
11 Dec 2012, 12:25pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: total security proceedure[tsp]
Replies: 28
Views: 2476

Re: total security proceedure[tsp]

I feel as if I've entered a parallel universe where James Joyce is still alive and has taken up cycling.