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by roberts8
30 Jul 2018, 3:28pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Brittany Touring
Replies: 6
Views: 832

Re: Brittany Touring

I agree that the coast is more interesting but worth a note is the local ferry that operates out of St Malo and takes bikes. You could get the ferry to Dinard which is really nice and has a municipal campsite then venture towards the coast returning to Dinard and hop the ferry back to St Malo. We di...
by roberts8
30 Jul 2018, 3:14pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Best way to keep cool
Replies: 53
Views: 1899

Re: Best way to keep cool

After raising this topic the Law of Sod was applied.
I rode the Prudential Ride London 100 on Sunday and was battered by heavy rain and very strong winds in seasonally low temperatures. Will I never learn.
by roberts8
24 Jul 2018, 10:31am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Best way to keep cool
Replies: 53
Views: 1899

Best way to keep cool

I am trying different ways to keep cool and have been using a crystal filled neck scarf soaked in water which works well. Anyone got any other ideas other thado what I did today and went out at 6 am to enjoy the cool and quiet.
by roberts8
17 Jul 2018, 7:14pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Surrey road closure
Replies: 2
Views: 517

Surrey road closure

Due to a bridge repair on Young Street the road from Polesdon Road to Ranmore Common Road will be one way from the A24, Boxhill end. This is a very popular cycle route and will be closed from 1st August for 5 weeks so check before you use as detours are quite lengthy and the one way section will be ...
by roberts8
15 Jul 2018, 2:39pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bells
Replies: 33
Views: 1319

Bells

I have just read the suggestion that bells on bikes should be compulsory. I regularly use a shared path and have a bell on one bike and ring it when approaching pedestrians and most don't hear it because they are wearing ear phones. If the bell law was serious then headphones would need to be banned...
by roberts8
19 Jun 2018, 9:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Shared space
Replies: 2
Views: 301

Shared space

In Budapest at the moment and it interesting to see the pavements shared by cyclists and pedestrians without anyone getting upset. If the traffic is heavy mopeds also join in the fun and nobody seems to worry. I am not on my bike but it looks a good place to visit for cycling and I can only assume t...
by roberts8
18 Jun 2018, 8:27pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Ride London future
Replies: 11
Views: 931

Re: Ride London future

It seems SCC ha thankfully ignored the majority on this occasion and have granted permission but will not say for how long. Opposing political parties want the public opinion taken into account which as I would see it would only mean one thing, the event will stop. I have not seen one comment from C...
by roberts8
16 Jun 2018, 9:44am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Sportives - love them or loathe them?
Replies: 77
Views: 3095

Re: Sportives - love them or loathe them?

I did ride London to Brighton a good few years back and got fed up with the attitude of some of the riders so did some audax events and the Dieppe Raid and really enjoyed them. We are locked in for the day with Ride London and love it and watch the sportive and then the race and in a moment of weakn...
by roberts8
2 Jun 2018, 8:09am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Air - conditioning in open-plan office
Replies: 27
Views: 702

Re: Air - conditioning in open-plan office

Sympathy as I have been in a similar position in a job I hated with aggressive management. My saviour was redundancy which triggered an early retiremement but I had to sign a gagging order. Within two weeks I was on contract visiting sites and felt great. I only had to work 9 months to achieve a goo...
by roberts8
1 Jun 2018, 8:23pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Us boycott
Replies: 3
Views: 245

Us boycott

A friend is fed up with Trump and said he was going to boycott everything American. It made me think that US cycling goods could go up in price and how difficult would it be to avoid US goods. I assume he will still use Microsoft and google so boycotting could be difficult, it just made me think in ...
by roberts8
31 May 2018, 11:02am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Protection from dogs - in India
Replies: 21
Views: 943

Re: Protection from dogs - in India

Should read dog dazer, sorry.
by roberts8
31 May 2018, 11:01am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Protection from dogs - in India
Replies: 21
Views: 943

Re: Protection from dogs - in India

We had three sheep dogs looking threatening in Bolivia when walking and the guide picked up some stones ready to throw. I had a dog dazed and when they were about 15 metres away a zap made them stop and a few more and they backed right off. The guide was fascinated with it and she asked to carry it ...
by roberts8
20 May 2018, 11:12pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Ride London future
Replies: 11
Views: 931

Ride London future

Next week Surrey CC vote on whether to continue supporting the Ride London event. The survey had Just over 400 people sent in comments. 30 percent wanted it to continue. 45 percent want it stopped. 22 percent wanted it routed elsewhere. The rest were non commit all. the anti lobby in surrey is very ...
by roberts8
19 May 2018, 8:16am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Empty roads?
Replies: 23
Views: 1204

Empty roads?

I am not interested in the wedding or football so I am planning a sunny ride on empty roads. I wonder if it will be as good as I am hoping as clear roads are rare round here. Maybe major events on TV could be worth considering for a longer quieter ride.
Just a thought.
by roberts8
17 May 2018, 11:17am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Parking at Portsmouth or Poole
Replies: 10
Views: 509

Re: Parking at Portsmouth or Poole

I have parked in the Hardway area of Gosport. We used the public car park that is near the boatyards so they are generally ok with people parking and sailing which is what we used to do when we had a boat down there. It is easy to get to the ferry port via the Gosport ferry and a short ride. Have no...