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by roberts8
7 Jan 2019, 8:18pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Handle Bar Bags Compatible With A Torch
Replies: 10
Views: 524

Re: Handle Bar Bags Compatible With A Torch

I have a carradice bar bag which has a detachable bar underneath that could take a couple of lights.
by roberts8
7 Jan 2019, 8:16pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Chapel lane, Boxhill area
Replies: 3
Views: 1398

Chapel lane, Boxhill area

Just to let people know.

Chapel Lane will be closed for five weeks at the Polesden Lacey end. Not sure if a bike will get through or not but just to let people know. I will check it out during the week.
by roberts8
31 Dec 2018, 8:13am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Ramsgate ferry
Replies: 7
Views: 525

Ramsgate ferry

Whatever our individual feelings are about the B word it seems there may be a new ferry from Ramsgate to Ostend. Having cycled out of Ostend many times I hope this ferry does materialise. Maybe Cuk could negotiate a cycling friendly approach and deals as it would be a great to land in Belgium again.
by roberts8
30 Dec 2018, 5:23pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: The real solution to close passes
Replies: 16
Views: 958

Re: The real solution to close passes

I have a redundant tent pole that could be used with a small flashing light on the end. How far away from the bike would it be legal to protruding?
by roberts8
17 Dec 2018, 7:46pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Next bike, touring, etc.
Replies: 20
Views: 2845

Re: Next bike, touring, etc.

Rode a bit in Sri Lanka on a hybrid that was fine. Getting the tyres right first is a good idea. I replaced the forks on my rockhopper to surly yeti rigid forks and have butterfly bars for a variety of hand positions. I saved nearly 2 kilos on the fork change and it still handles well on lumpy surfa...
by roberts8
11 Dec 2018, 10:36pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Wrist mirror
Replies: 39
Views: 2161

Re: Wrist mirror

The safety aspect is a good point so maybe I will look at the ones that fit on the down tubes so can be interchangeable between bikes. Thanks for your opinion.
by roberts8
11 Dec 2018, 7:20pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Wrist mirror
Replies: 39
Views: 2161

Wrist mirror

Does any know if these work? I have butterfly bars and drops and do change bar positions frequently on a ride so constant adjustment could be annoying but can see (no pun intended ) the advantage as I have slightly restricted movement in my neck. I assume it would be useful when cycling on European ...
by roberts8
9 Dec 2018, 1:47pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Friendly people /Christmas Spirit?
Replies: 6
Views: 799

Re: Friendly people /Christmas Spirit?

Today there was an mtb,running event an the end of our single track road in the local hall. Very cheery marshals and thanks from competitors when people held back to let them through so you maybe right about festive spirit. I will go out over the next few days and test the theory.
by roberts8
7 Nov 2018, 9:54am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Folding pedals
Replies: 25
Views: 1261

Re: Folding pedals

Just a thought. If these were fitted to a bike would I still need to remove them for plane travel?
by roberts8
29 Oct 2018, 8:13am
Forum: On the road
Topic: The not-so-invisible man
Replies: 16
Views: 1279

Re: The not-so-invisible man

When I did a lot of commuting I added a red light secured by Velcro to my right leg around my knee. Not sure if it was legal or not but people from the office said it looked strange and I must admit close passes did ease off. I am sure my constant light and flashing light were legal but my safety wa...
by roberts8
20 Oct 2018, 8:34am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of clothing?
Replies: 27
Views: 1271

Re: Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of clothing?

I so agree about spf clothing.
Earlier this year I had a large Basal Cell Carinoma removed from my back which was not fun. I now wear a rash vest under my club top and it is fine. Being thin on top I wear a cap under my helmet.
by roberts8
7 Oct 2018, 8:21pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Penwith circular ride
Replies: 2
Views: 277

Re: Penwith circular ride

The ride was a Rotary Club local ride.

The route you outline looks really good and having looked at the map it looks perfect for blowing away festive cobwebs and I will certainly use the suggested stops.

Thanks for your time.
by roberts8
7 Oct 2018, 10:40am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Penwith circular ride
Replies: 2
Views: 277

Penwith circular ride

It looks like we will be with family at Marazion over the New Year so I need to plan a few days out to ensure what is left of my sanity remains. I will be taking my touring bike and plan to really explore the back roads and came across this ride but no route details. Happy to enjoy the planning with...
by roberts8
13 Aug 2018, 12:14pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Top tube bag
Replies: 17
Views: 1088

Re: Top tube bag

Thanks, looks like the one so I will look into it. I will use the panel to read written route details but may one day graduate to using a phone. It is a worry that these product seem to encourage the use of headphones when cycling as I think it is crazy to block off the sounds around you when cyclin...
by roberts8
11 Aug 2018, 12:35pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why would you do that
Replies: 15
Views: 1312

Re: Why would you do that

Si could have a point. I had to miss Leith hill but if they were close to the cutoff after Newlands Corner they could have decided to get back on schedule and it is a fun ride after all so not really a problem. I have used the train to get back on schedule when touring in Holland so no difference re...