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by roberts8
20 Jun 2011, 9:53pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: St. Malo -> Dinan
Replies: 13
Views: 4578

Re: St. Malo -> Dinan

Sorry, Iforgot to mention parking at Portsmouth. At Hardway on the Gosport side is a carpark I used to use when out on my boat. You can leave your car there for a max of 7 days and it is free. You cycle along to the Gosport ferry then follow a tenuous cycle track to the channel ferries. hope this he...
by roberts8
20 Jun 2011, 9:45pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: St. Malo -> Dinan
Replies: 13
Views: 4578

Re: St. Malo -> Dinan

Just got back. A really pleasant route, we stuck as close to the Rance as we could and I agree that the hill in St Suilliac is tough but the bar at the bottom is really pleasant. We crossed and went through Plouer -s-Rance then tried the back roads into Dinard. This was sort of successful but in tru...
by roberts8
21 May 2011, 2:34pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: olympic road race on Box Hill
Replies: 4
Views: 610

olympic road race on Box Hill

I have seen comments by a local councillor that for the trial race and the main event the National Trust are going to erect a 1.8 m high fence for 2.5 kms and have a security firm patrolling to keep fans off the hill, the prime spot on the course. I spoke to members of the NT and they said that Natu...
by roberts8
21 May 2011, 8:23am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why some cyclists would not greet you when they overtake you
Replies: 59
Views: 4999

Re: Why some cyclists would not greet you when they overtake

I have noticed that if I am on drops other cyclist on similar bikes will respond but if I am on straights and day clothes I get far fewer responses from them. It is a small sample so maybe it is me being paranoid?
by roberts8
21 May 2011, 8:18am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Good places to buy a touring bike in London
Replies: 3
Views: 369

Re: Good places to buy a touring bike in London

A few years ago My bike was squashed by a car, along with me. It had taken me ages to get it to be a good fit so a replacement for touring was a problem. My wife suggested I went the extra mile and had a bike made to measure at Roberts in Croydon. It cost me £1700 and it is perfect, so worth the ext...