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by ambodach
15 May 2019, 4:54pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Snarky driver query?
Replies: 23
Views: 1431

Re: Snarky driver query?

It may not be common and in your opinion not sense but it has served me well for the last 60 years or so and I am still here to write this.
by ambodach
15 May 2019, 4:47pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Why not a campaign for 20mph speed limit in Scotland, like Wales?
Replies: 55
Views: 3852

Re: Why not a campaign for 20mph speed limit in Scotland, like Wales?

Cudgel things have probably changed but when I used to go to Wales on business about 20 years ago I thought the drivers were manic. Where I now live is touted as an idillic rural retreat but has turned into a kind of theme park which attracts a lot of tourists. They bring their driving non manners w...
by ambodach
14 May 2019, 6:20pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Its A Motorhome......No Its Van....
Replies: 20
Views: 1843

Re: Its A Motorhome......No Its Van....

The converter should have amended the vehicle details before you got it. I have bought a couple of conversions and the firm doing the work did this as a matter of course. If you imported it then they may not be conversant with UK regulations.
by ambodach
14 May 2019, 6:10pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Snarky driver query?
Replies: 23
Views: 1431

Re: Snarky driver query?

Common sense told me many years ago that filtering up the inside where vehicles are turning left is probably not a good idea if I want to stay alive.
by ambodach
13 May 2019, 4:51pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Port Appin loop
Replies: 11
Views: 6036

Re: Port Appin loop

Just an update on an earlier post. When coming from Creagan Bridge I mentioned a narrow bit in the path at a bridge near the first Port Appin turn off. Due to storms and a variety of causes I have only now got round to checking this out. The narrowest bit on the path is 42 inches from the wall on th...
by ambodach
11 May 2019, 4:23pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Blocking Post From Users.
Replies: 44
Views: 1345

Re: Blocking Post From Users.

Never bother blocking anyone even tho’ a few seem to make unnecessary snide comments sometimes.
by ambodach
11 May 2019, 4:19pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Dont drive over fifty
Replies: 69
Views: 1615

Re: Dont drive over fifty

I would never buy a car which did not have a spare wheel. Even one of these spacesaver things would do but my present car has a full size spare. The motorhome also has a spare but the most important thing is to check regularly that the cradle is still in good condition and the moving bits lubricated.
by ambodach
11 May 2019, 4:10pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Visiting Orkney, which ferry, best place to leave a car
Replies: 18
Views: 908

Re: Visiting Orkney, which ferry, best place to leave a car

On Hoy don’t forget to visit the Dwarfie Stane. Amazing thing and unknown outside Hoy probably.
by ambodach
11 May 2019, 4:07pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Why not a campaign for 20mph speed limit in Scotland, like Wales?
Replies: 55
Views: 3852

Re: Why not a campaign for 20mph speed limit in Scotland, like Wales?

Wanlock Dod what do you think they should do and what is the money wasted on?
by ambodach
8 May 2019, 6:34pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Car Insurance
Replies: 12
Views: 1417

Re: Car Insurance

I have a problem shopping around as most companies will not quote on line and then refuse cover when I phone. Currently car I use Rias and motorhome Shield. Once over a certain age nobody will quote for new business it seems. Even those who advertise no age limits are not telling the truth.
by ambodach
6 May 2019, 7:05pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: End of Pensioner "Perks"
Replies: 329
Views: 8243

Re: End of Pensioner "Perks"

Loneliness is certainly a problem when as in my case I was widowed after being a full time carer for a few years. I live in a small community which has good and bad points. One problem is that I am not fast enough to cycle with the local club tho’ I do mix with them from time to time. People of my o...
by ambodach
28 Apr 2019, 4:35pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: scotland cycle tour suggestions - first time to scotland
Replies: 27
Views: 1121

Re: scotland cycle tour suggestions - first time to scotland

The Mull Rally is certainly to be avoided but is in October not June. I leave the island for the duration. From Tarbet northwards the A82 on Loch Lomond is certainly best avoided unless very early morning. There seems to be a daily RTC mainly around Inveruglas. Best to stay further west and follow t...
by ambodach
26 Apr 2019, 3:51pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What bungies for Carry Freedom trailer?
Replies: 15
Views: 603

Re: What bungies for Carry Freedom trailer?

Bungies are elasticated and not really very good for securing a load on a trailer as the load could bounce about . Some non elastic straps are better. Cannot really make suggestions re makes etc as I got mine from Lidl or Aldi some time ago.
by ambodach
25 Apr 2019, 3:39pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Judgement by the Mob
Replies: 38
Views: 1226

Re: Judgement by the Mob

Mercalia has hit on something I have believed for some time. Any criticism of Israel leads to cries of anti semitism. They are not the same thing and I am not anti Semitic but would certainly criticise a lot of Israel’s behaviour.
by ambodach
18 Apr 2019, 5:47pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Quiet site near Loch Ness
Replies: 27
Views: 827

Re: Quiet site near Loch Ness

I think the CL’s of the C&CC often specify own sanitation. Not handy for cycle camping. A Dutch couple of backpackers with a tiny tent had a full size hard standing pitch next to me at Dingwall last year. The site manager had to be persuaded that they were exhausted and could not travel further ...