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by roberts8
7 Nov 2018, 9:54am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Folding pedals
Replies: 25
Views: 1237

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: 1242

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: 1226

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: 273

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: 273

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: 1054

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: 1302

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...
by roberts8
10 Aug 2018, 8:46pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why would you do that
Replies: 15
Views: 1302

Why would you do that

On the day of the Ride London 100 a friend popped into Guildford. On the return train trip to Leatherhead he was surprised to see a small group of riders with Ride London numbers on getting on the train, they got off at Leatherhead and rejoined the ride missing quite a chunk of the ride including tw...
by roberts8
10 Aug 2018, 7:29pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: My London to Brighton experience
Replies: 76
Views: 3561

Re: london to brighton

The route is a good route that is worth building up to and fine if you take it easy, you may have to walk Ditchling but with some practice you should get up. The L2B is like all mass rides, crowded but fun atmosphere but not for everyone. I really enjoy putting routes together so why try a few near ...
by roberts8
4 Aug 2018, 5:27pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Surrey road closure
Replies: 2
Views: 527

Re: Surrey road closure

After local protests the council will leave things as they are whilst the bridge is being repaired, so no change likely.
by roberts8
1 Aug 2018, 8:36am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Top tube bag
Replies: 17
Views: 1054

Top tube bag

During Ride London I saw a great variety of top tube bags that looked useful. I want one that is for a phone but I will probably use it to put route details in. Any thoughts please as I cannot find one in particular I liked that began with an i as in iPhone.
by roberts8
30 Jul 2018, 3:28pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Brittany Touring
Replies: 6
Views: 848

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: 2000

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: 2000

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: 527

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 ...