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by vjosullivan
1 Apr 2013, 7:54pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: bike weight vs rider weight
Replies: 22
Views: 1656

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: 1605

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: 489

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: 133120

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: 2109

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: 2453

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: 2109

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: 1127

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: 6773

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: 6773

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: 2453

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.
by vjosullivan
8 Dec 2012, 8:51am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Any views on "Bike Shels"?
Replies: 17
Views: 1502

Re: Any views on "Bike Shels"?

They look OK but, as pointed out, a small garden shed would do the same job with more than twice the space for less than half the price. The wheel brackets in the Bikeshel are designed to park mountain bike tyres (50mm thick) and road/hybridtyres (up to 30mm thick. If your tyre size is outside these...
by vjosullivan
5 Dec 2012, 1:14pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Compact gearing - how does it work?
Replies: 114
Views: 13165

Re: Compact gearing - how does it work?

Compact schlompact. This is how it goes :- Great gears have little gears with little teeth that bite 'em, And little gears have lesser gears, and so ad infinitum. And the great gears themselves, in turn, have greater gears to go on; While these again have greater still, and greater still, and so on...
by vjosullivan
4 Dec 2012, 8:50pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Unfair treatment of British cyclists.
Replies: 14
Views: 1833

Re: Unfair treatment of British cyclists.

hamster wrote:
andymiller wrote:Hmm and what temperature is it in summer in Austin Texas?


This year it was about 38F and 80% humidity.


It's about 38F here (in Hampshire) at the moment. I hope it was higher than that.
by vjosullivan
4 Dec 2012, 9:05am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Unfair treatment of British cyclists.
Replies: 14
Views: 1833

Re: Unfair treatment of British cyclists.

Warmer than Hampshire, that's for sure.