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by brianleach
29 Nov 2013, 4:39pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Urgent!
Replies: 26
Views: 2824

Re: Urgent!

There will be no problem and as far as I can see the difference between specific train price and standard fare is around a fiver. Not quite the same a long distance northern train fare difference. Would be interested in your take on a very expensive train fare in this context. I would be a little mo...
by brianleach
29 Nov 2013, 2:58pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Urgent!
Replies: 26
Views: 2824

Re: Urgent!

Reservations only required between Waterloo and Salisbury, Exeter and Bristol. Also there are no early ticketing prices on this line. Price will be the same subject to railcards and time of day restrictions. Also most guards are pretty good with bikes. I only travel to Portsmouth with my bike for th...
by brianleach
22 Nov 2013, 2:21pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Route to Portsmouth ferry
Replies: 6
Views: 15490

Re: Route to Portsmouth ferry

I live in Winchester but never cycle to Portsmouth. Always take the train and the traffic on the south coast can be grim.

Perhaps I'm just a lazy wimp!!
by brianleach
21 Nov 2013, 9:45am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Another "interesting" court decision
Replies: 105
Views: 4152

Another "interesting" court decision

http://www.roadjustice.org.uk/case-stud ... -a19-23112

Not much detail but again on the face of it words fail me.
by brianleach
8 Nov 2013, 5:12pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: charging gadgets
Replies: 17
Views: 2937

Re: charging gadgets

Here is another not cheap and not particularly environmental alternative. It gives you the facility to charge all devices from 4 x AA batteries. Unless you are going somewhere really exotic they should always be available locally. I've never found solar chargers particularly effective. https://www.p...
by brianleach
21 Oct 2013, 12:41pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Netbook for touring
Replies: 114
Views: 66005

Re: Netbook for touring

It is windows though, so some people may be put off!


Each to his own I say and I'm glad you get on with it.

I had a Windows Phone about two years ago using the equivalent of Windows 8 and it drove me mad. I persevered for about a month but then sold it at a huge loss so not for me thank you.
by brianleach
20 Oct 2013, 3:07pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Netbook for touring
Replies: 114
Views: 66005

Re: Netbook for touring

No mention of battery life here I see. I took an ASUS netbook on tour for many years. Yes it's a little heavy but the battery lasted all tour and could even be used to charge other devices. I bought the old Nexus 7 as I thought it might be lighter. However battery life is not good and aside from bei...
by brianleach
4 Oct 2013, 2:56pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: This made me sad on several levels
Replies: 93
Views: 8904

Re: This made me sad on several levels

As many have said we weren't there and we don't have the court transcript so whatever we think is speculation. What I found hard to take if the report is correct was the amazing arrogance and lack of any remorse at a wasted life or any contrition. It would seem the tears only appeared when she reali...
by brianleach
3 Oct 2013, 3:35pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: This made me sad on several levels
Replies: 93
Views: 8904

Re: This made me sad on several levels

Sorry to be repetitive but "cancer scientist v cyclist"??!!
by brianleach
3 Oct 2013, 2:33pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: This made me sad on several levels
Replies: 93
Views: 8904

Re: This made me sad on several levels

Who knows Mick you may be right. However the report seemed pretty comprehensive to me and when I read the first report in the Times yesterday my jaw dropped at the breathtaking arrogance of the defendant. 12 good people maybe but I am afraid I refer to my previous post although perhaps I am being to...
by brianleach
3 Oct 2013, 2:17pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: This made me sad on several levels
Replies: 93
Views: 8904

Re: This made me sad on several levels

I suppose cynically cancer scientist v cyclist equals not a hope in hell of a guilty verdict
by brianleach
3 Oct 2013, 1:30pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: This made me sad on several levels
Replies: 93
Views: 8904

Re: This made me sad on several levels

http://t.co/5I39ILVhCN

This appeared today on Twitter posted by Michael Hutchinson.

Sorry if my original post was confusing. I didn't realise she had been found not guilty then!!
by brianleach
3 Oct 2013, 12:43pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: This made me sad on several levels
Replies: 93
Views: 8904

Re: This made me sad on several levels

I now she was found not guilty. Unbelievable.
by brianleach
3 Oct 2013, 12:33pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: This made me sad on several levels
Replies: 93
Views: 8904

This made me sad on several levels

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/10348435/I-cant-help-it-if-a-cyclist-falls-over-says-scientist-accused-of-killing-rider.html I found this terribly sad and indeed shocking. The death is obviously shocking but so is the arrogance of the defendant. So beware if a motorist brushes you and y...