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by theenglishman
26 Jul 2012, 6:53pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: If the dog dazer thing works?
Replies: 51
Views: 12366

Re: If the dog dazer thing works?

pete75 wrote:If there are two of you you only need to out speed your companion not the dog. :twisted:


This. Much cheaper as well. :P
by theenglishman
26 Jul 2012, 6:14pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Be Safe, Be Seen.
Replies: 181
Views: 12779

Re: Be Safe, Be Seen.

Lights on approaching vehicles are a dangerous distraction from real hazards which can be closer to the cyclist. ..which is why it's now a legal requirement for all newly registered motorcycles to have a front light that is permanently on. I don't understand what you wrote. Unless I've read you wro...
by theenglishman
26 Jul 2012, 4:07pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Road signs... confused!
Replies: 7
Views: 1989

Road signs... confused!

Taken from the current issue of our beloved charity's magazine. I'm a bit perplexed over the meaning of this one... https://dl.dropbox.com/u/59045346/img007.jpg Wracking those brain cells that were last used nearly 30 years ago when I did my driving test the best I could come up with was no no cycli...
by theenglishman
21 Jul 2012, 11:48am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycle Parking at the Olympics
Replies: 14
Views: 5959

Re: Cycle Parking at the Olympics

Cable locks are very easily defeated and should not be used. As another poster said use as small a U lock that will fit with as small an amount of gap as possible so the thieves can't burst the lock with a small bottle jack. 16 or 19mm D locks are a must. Bromptons are high priority targets in Londo...
by theenglishman
21 Jul 2012, 11:40am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: blame culture?
Replies: 9
Views: 6051

Re: blame culture?

You missed out world peace!
by theenglishman
15 Jul 2012, 7:33pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: First Aid Kits
Replies: 32
Views: 4003

Re: First Aid Kits

I attended an excellent first aid talk from a motorcycle trauma doctor who operates in Hampshire Anyway, As emergency service access is pretty much immediate in this country what the roadside 'first aider' needs to know is how to first of all call the emergency services, then 'secure' the accident a...
by theenglishman
14 Jul 2012, 3:32pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring: Advice on essential kit
Replies: 56
Views: 13218

Re: Touring: Advice on essential kit

Batteries/charger Bivvy bag (for extra bag protection. It's Scotland, remember) Clothes (warm/wet Cook utensils (Bottle/tin opener, stove, fuel, collapsible cup, spork,etc) Dry bags Food (assorted dry food, tin etc, most to be bought on the way as needed. And tea bags/coffee sachets) GPS Insect rep...
by theenglishman
14 Jul 2012, 10:19am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling through Stratford during Olympics
Replies: 2
Views: 1499

Re: Cycling through Stratford during Olympics

The website 'they' (LOCOG) are promotion is Get Ahead Of The Games - http://www.getaheadofthegames.com/ Every second announcement on the trains etc seems to be selling this website. PGood Luck! and personally, I'd advise against cycling along an Olympic route with a rucksack on your back while weari...
by theenglishman
12 Jul 2012, 11:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wind proof headphones
Replies: 30
Views: 3154

Re: Wind proof headphones

Wear some really fluffy ear muffs to lessen the amount of turbulence across your ears. I saw some really funky ones in Camden Market today!
by theenglishman
12 Jul 2012, 11:56pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Zip off trousers
Replies: 19
Views: 4688

Re: Zip off trousers

Ann Summers had some zip off trousers in the Westfield store in the sale.

Or so I heard.
by theenglishman
11 Jul 2012, 8:28am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Dumbo camper seeks cooking kit tips
Replies: 29
Views: 2397

Re: Dumbo camper seeks cooking kit tips

The last time I did anything like that it was a bakery for breakfast, stop around 11am (before everything closes for lunch) to buy a picnic lunch then cycle a bit further to find a nice place to stop and actually have lunch. Dinner was in a restaurant or more usually the others in the campsites felt...
by theenglishman
10 Jul 2012, 11:35pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: lightweight touring.
Replies: 50
Views: 13548

Re: lightweight touring.

I saw a very good talk at a Horizons Unlimited meet (ok it was aimed at motorbikes, but the principle is the same) where the speaker talked about want vs need. He took a very lightweight bag, a tarp, a water bottle and ate cold food, so no need for a cooker/stove. One pair of clothes and one pair of...
by theenglishman
10 Jul 2012, 1:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Good Locks - Are They Worth It?
Replies: 30
Views: 2203

Re: Good Locks - Are They Worth It?

Not true. I left my bike cable locked to a tree. When I came back, someone had tried to saw through the lock. The plastic was a mess but the metal inside was fine. If they had bolt cutters it would be gone but since they were ill equipped, all they did was cosmetic damage. They were amateurs and yo...
by theenglishman
10 Jul 2012, 11:04am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Good Locks - Are They Worth It?
Replies: 30
Views: 2203

Re: Good Locks - Are They Worth It?

Personally, I'd get a lock that can't be cropped with hand tools. So you're looking at 16mm chain or a 16+mm U shackle. Cable locks are worthless.
by theenglishman
10 Jul 2012, 12:04am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How can I look like a "real" cyclist?
Replies: 41
Views: 4422

Re: How can I look like a "real" cyclist?

And also the streamers on the ends of the handlebar, the reflectors on the spokes and the pink dolls carrier behind the seat! :D You forgot a peg clamped to the rear stay holding a bit of cardboard from the top of a cereal packet so you get that authentic 'clack' clack clack clack clack clack clack...