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by mw3230
14 Mar 2009, 2:07pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Counting?
Replies: 15
Views: 1066

Counting?

I am beginning to wonder if there is not a cohort of professional policticians who submit comments to - or originate - threads on the forum. Why else the trivia and need to talk for the sake of it? Or perhaps some of you are professional writers accustomed to being paid by the word, or indeed are so...
by mw3230
7 Aug 2007, 8:47am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: B&B in Holland
Replies: 5
Views: 1570

I have stayed at a very good B and B in the small town of Bakkum near to Castricum. This may be a little north of where you wish to be but it is a great area for touring. The facilities offered include en suite, private terrace and garden and a good choice of restaurants nearby. Please let me know i...
by mw3230
26 Jul 2007, 4:46pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: JD Cycles Ilkley
Replies: 1
Views: 1614

JD Cycles Ilkley

I cannot recommend the staff and service at JD Cycles too highly. About a year ago I bought a Landescape tandem fron them and recently buckled the front wheel necessitating a complete rebuild with a new rim. Ruth and John did the job free of charge as a goodwill gesture and now I'm back on the road....
by mw3230
15 Jul 2007, 10:20pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: BRITTANY FERRY EMBARKATION AT PORTSMOUTH
Replies: 14
Views: 2458

We have used the DFDS ferry from North Shields to Holland on a number of occasions and have always complained to the loading staff because of the (in our view) inordinate wait on the dock before we were loaded. It would seem to be so easy for the few cyclists to slip on rather have to wait for lorri...
by mw3230
10 Jun 2007, 12:44pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tandem Trikes
Replies: 17
Views: 4099

Thanks everyone for the messages. Since my original post I've had another go and the secret is in the stoker leaning into the bend to keep the wheels down, while the captain forces the front wheel around. Sounds strange but with a little practice it's gets to be easier - picture motorcycle sidecar r...
by mw3230
31 May 2007, 11:29pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tandem Trikes
Replies: 17
Views: 4099

Tandem Trikes

Recently I had the opportunity to ride a Longstaff tandem trike - a beautiful machine but one with a mind of it's own. With a little practice I began to get the hang of steering and making it go where I wanted but there are a number of issues on which I would be grateful advice 1. What is the secret...