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by pootler
28 Sep 2012, 3:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New Cheap Bike
Replies: 14
Views: 1763

New Cheap Bike

Due to a back / leg problem I can no longer run as I used to and I am putting on weight. A friend has suggested doing the C2C in two days, so I thought that I had better do some training. I've sold my hybrid. I have a Galaxy for touring but I don't want to use it for training, as I can't afford to r...
by pootler
1 Aug 2012, 5:38pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Packing help please
Replies: 11
Views: 3762

Re: Packing help please

A lot of people mention using the bar bag and taking it off when they go into a cafe or shop. I tried this but found that it got in the way. I now carry my valuables in a small bumbag which goes absolutely everywhere with me and I don't have to worry about where I have put my wallet, money or keys.
by pootler
3 Jun 2012, 10:58am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Great Glen Way and logging
Replies: 0
Views: 1584

Great Glen Way and logging

Just a note of caution. I have just returned from Scotland. Rode along canal for Neptune's Sraircase to Gairlochy with no problem. Then continued on Great Glen Way to Invergarry. About two miles from Invergarry we found out that they were completing a logging process which meant that there was a 600...
by pootler
3 Jun 2012, 10:51am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Sciatica and Scotland
Replies: 0
Views: 1251

Sciatica and Scotland

I posted about a month ago. Thanks for all the responses. My daughter and I completed a two week 350 mile trip from Fort William westwards to Skye, Applecross, Gairloch to Inverness. Other than not being able to stand on the pedals and falling off ten times, when dismounting, we had a good time. So ...
by pootler
1 May 2012, 3:17pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: SCIATICA
Replies: 17
Views: 2974

SCIATICA

I have managed to hurt my back and according to the Doc there is an issue with the nerve between lumbar 3 and 4. Consequently I have various pains and numbness. Has anyone any suggestions / thoughts about riding and or treatment? I was meant to be going to Scotland for a couple of weeks late this mo...
by pootler
15 Mar 2012, 1:34pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: It's not much fun cycling at 125mph!
Replies: 18
Views: 3568

Re: It's not much fun cycling at 125mph!

Contact Scotrail Telesales on 08457 55 00 33. I used them last year and have recently booked two separate journeys for myself and my daughter with bikes. The sales person can check bike space availability and book the space there and then. Tickets can be sent through the post, including tickets for ...
by pootler
24 Nov 2011, 3:56pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: dawes horizon/vantage vs. revolution country traveller
Replies: 16
Views: 3153

Re: dawes horizon/vantage vs. revolution country traveller

It's possible that the thread on gearing that was mentioned by Horizon is one that started from my question. I had toured Scotland on a Galaxy and found that with all the weight on, me included, not being a light person or fit in cycling terms, I wanted an easier set up. I don't know how link to the...
by pootler
21 Nov 2011, 4:43pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Decent carrier lights
Replies: 22
Views: 2297

Re: Decent carrier lights

I,ve just fitted a Cateye Reflex rear light to the Tubus carrier on my Galaxy. Once out of the box and having looked at the instructions it must have taken all of three minutes to fit and this included dropping the screws on the garage floor on more the one occasion . I then tried it on my £6.00 Ald...
by pootler
29 Sep 2011, 12:39pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: CAR BIKE RACKS
Replies: 15
Views: 1338

Re: CAR BIKE RACKS

Thanks to everyone. God ideas and links to previous posts. Found the Thule 2 bike rack at local tow bar fitters. Then the tow bar. £260 fitted, plus the rack plus the number plate. Oh well there goes the new bike I was looking at.
by pootler
27 Sep 2011, 12:34pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: CAR BIKE RACKS
Replies: 15
Views: 1338

CAR BIKE RACKS

i've never used a bike rack before. I have a 2006 Toyota Avensis 5 door. Does anyone have a view point on good and reliable racks to use?
by pootler
27 Sep 2011, 9:06am
Forum: On the road
Topic: small memorial
Replies: 12
Views: 1118

Re: small memorial

In Scotland during June I came across a small bench, just south of Scourie, with views out to sea. Rather a shock when I realised that it was a memorial to cyclist Roy James Sidwell. Apparently he really enjoyed cycling.
by pootler
2 Aug 2011, 5:23pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: bike with low level step through
Replies: 1
Views: 221

bike with low level step through

My wife is loking for a bike with a low level step through height, due to problem with a hip. I am aware of Brompton and Dahon models although I have no experience of them. Is there anything else slightly cheaper that people would recommend?
by pootler
26 Jul 2011, 2:23pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: TDF - missing you already
Replies: 19
Views: 1373

Re: TDF - missing you already

I decorated the mother in law's lounge while watching the thing live. Funny how it took me three weeks and it's still not finished!
by pootler
13 Jul 2011, 9:33am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Route up the Great Glen from Fort Billy
Replies: 5
Views: 830

Re: Route up the Great Glen from Fort Billy

I've just done some of this route on a loaded Dawes Galaxy. The Great Glen Way from Neptune's Locks is OK if boring. I didn't take the next section from Gairlochy as i wanted to visit the Memorial at Spean Bridge. The road section from here to Laggan was fast and OK.Rejoining the GGW at Laggan was f...
by pootler
8 Jul 2011, 6:21pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: The nutritional value of "Pot Noodles".
Replies: 62
Views: 6558

Re: The nutritional value of "Pot Noodles".

I have used PN as my main food source when running many mountain marathons. Very useful. Empty contents into a bowl and crush. Place crushed contents into plastic bag and tie. Do the same with a second PN. Both PN then fit into one pot. Once at campsite pot is used for PN, tea, coffee, packet soup, ...