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by dkmwt
6 Jun 2010, 9:44am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Throughly fed-up with Facebook
Replies: 45
Views: 2276

Re: Throughly fed-up with Facebook

Cheers for the tip MikeMars, last time I tired to hide it would only hide the person, that was ages ago.
by dkmwt
5 Jun 2010, 6:36pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Did you know......?
Replies: 22
Views: 1431

Re: Did you know......?

Here is something to think about during the long days in the saddle on your next end-to-end. If the entire history of the Earth (4.5 billion years) was represented by your 1000 mile Lejog then... Good post. And if the Sun was a football, Jupiter would be a pea ten miles away. We take a lot for gran...
by dkmwt
3 Jun 2010, 8:22am
Forum: On the road
Topic: I hate using shared cycle paths
Replies: 13
Views: 737

Re: I hate using shared cycle paths

wyadvd wrote:
How do I resist the urge to shout F off?


You don't resist, shout it at the top of your voice.
by dkmwt
31 May 2010, 9:58am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Taxi drivers. Gack!
Replies: 21
Views: 1442

Re: Taxi drivers. Gack!

Interesting wording : "the cyclist collided with the taxi". There isn't sufficient detail in the report but it seems likely that the taxi collided with the cyclist. If I'm not mistaken every accident I've read about that involves a cyclist of any kind always says. "The cyclist collid...
by dkmwt
25 May 2010, 11:01am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What have you forgotten to take?
Replies: 25
Views: 1370

Re: What have you forgotten to take?

Only yesterday I forgot to make sure my lights where in my bag for riding home at 10pm. I worked early shift on Friday, put lights in fleece pocket. As the weather is so nice I didn't take fleece = no lights. I got a lift home and will get a lift back to work today. Previously I've locked my mtb (ye...
by dkmwt
24 May 2010, 11:29am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Unsafe to overtake - How drivers see us
Replies: 56
Views: 3965

Re: Unsafe to overtake - How drivers see us

I'm sure a lot of drivers see us as an obstacle that their ego says they must pass what ever the consequences.
by dkmwt
17 May 2010, 3:35pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Draycote Water ride
Replies: 34
Views: 3200

Re: Draycote Water ride

I'd love to join you all on these rides but it's a bit far from Plymouth. Especially on a limited budget.
by dkmwt
8 May 2010, 1:01pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: National Express coach from Inverness after Lejog?
Replies: 10
Views: 1501

Re: National Express coach from Inverness after Lejog?

I did it last year, cost me £81. As we had a camper as a support vehicle I took far more than I needed :oops: so I sent all my camping gear(not enough bed space in the camper) home by UPS and still had a trailer full of clobber. The driver at Inverness put the fear of god in me by saying that he doe...
by dkmwt
4 May 2010, 4:58pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Chopper JOGLE companions please?
Replies: 40
Views: 2808

Re: Chopper JOGLE companions please?

Hi Mick.
I'd would have liked to join you at Okehampton on the Saturday as it's the first day of a week off. Then I remembered what I have planned, I have a week to strip, respray and rebuild my trike to go back to work on the 7th June.
by dkmwt
25 Apr 2010, 2:18pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LEJOG on a Raleigh Chopper
Replies: 152
Views: 12415

Re: LEJOG on a Raleigh Chopper

I worry about Berridale. If there's one bit that I may walk and push, it will be Berridale. Hi Mick If you can ride your Chopper up Gunny Hill to the Rifle Volunteer in St Ann's Chapel then you should be Ok doing Berridale. According to Google Earth Gunny Hill is bigger than both sides of Berridale.
by dkmwt
11 Apr 2010, 12:02am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: ICE Trice - Chain falls off
Replies: 12
Views: 2328

Re: ICE Trice - Chain falls off

Yes I've had the problem and solved it on both mine and my brothers trike. As you said the problem is when reversing the chain tube pulls the chain towards the middle of the trike working in the same way that the dérailleur works when going forward but there are no screws to limit this movement. The...
by dkmwt
27 Mar 2010, 10:58am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Journey to the dark side complete
Replies: 4
Views: 803

Re: Journey to the dark side complete

Tigerbiten wrote:Congrats.

I've had my Trice Q for over 6 months now and the :D is still there.

Luck ......... :D



I've had my Trice "S" for 4 1/2 years and I still get the :D especially after bombing down Forder Valley hill at 50+ miles an hour.
by dkmwt
13 Mar 2010, 5:29pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: No bike spaces on trains!!!
Replies: 28
Views: 2483

Re: No bike spaces on trains!!!

Take the wheels off and put it in a bike bag, then it's normal luggage.
by dkmwt
10 Feb 2010, 9:53pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: I want to build a recumbent...
Replies: 30
Views: 4977

Re: I want to build a recumbent...

Also ICE sell frame sets, at least they used to.
by dkmwt
25 Jan 2010, 3:31pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Pallet to Wick?
Replies: 49
Views: 3007

Re: Pallet to Wick?

I wish I could go with you Mick but I can't afford to do much in the way of cycling tours this year.

Having said that I am looking at cycling to the Isle of Wight and back for this years Randonee. Should work out at just over 400 miles in 5 days.