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by andrewwoods
13 Sep 2014, 9:40am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Off the see The Tour .....
Replies: 22
Views: 2329

Re: Off the see The Tour .....

I went yesterday to see them climb Chinnor Hill. I agree that they were past in a flash - even on a steep hill - but it was an interesting and enjoyable experience, which adds to my enjoyment of watching this and the other Tours on the telly.
by andrewwoods
9 Sep 2014, 9:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rack bag recommendation?
Replies: 12
Views: 692

Re: Rack bag recommendation?

I've got one of these http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/09/09/aa2e61e1b2fd3ca052534cde02b8a689.jpg which is really good, but not 100% waterproof. It velcros onto the rack. I bought it in a shop in oxford, but details are here http://www.saeshop.cz/cyklisticke-brasny/lrc---lehka-rekreacni-cyklisti...
by andrewwoods
9 Jul 2014, 4:35pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: TdF SPOILERS WARNING 09 JUL. Attention all sports fans
Replies: 6
Views: 2472

Re: TdF SPOILERS WARNING 09 JUL. Attention all sports fans

Is there any 2013 champion who's managed a successful defence?

Man Utd, Andy Murray, Seb Vettell, Chris Frome etc
All failed to defend their title.
by andrewwoods
23 Jun 2014, 9:39am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Swiss: Short steep descent or not
Replies: 11
Views: 4894

Re: Swiss: Short steep descent or not

A gift descent where you do not have to work to get to the top... what are you waiting for wheeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!! Enjoy! :lol: If this was later in the tour, then I would completely agree. A free descent, and out of scope of Rule 55 is great. But it's the first thing on the first day. Perhaps I need...
by andrewwoods
20 Jun 2014, 3:14pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Swiss: Short steep descent or not
Replies: 11
Views: 4894

Re: Swiss: Short steep descent or not

Thanks everybody. Looks like I'll probably be OK.
by andrewwoods
20 Jun 2014, 12:28pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Swiss: Short steep descent or not
Replies: 11
Views: 4894

Swiss: Short steep descent or not

Hi I am going to Switzerland for a 7-day YHA tour in late July. Mostly this will be fairly flat - eg round Lake Geneva. In order to fit in with other arrangements, I need to start my ride by coming through the Christehorn mountain on the railway from Kandersteg. I will then be heading west along the...
by andrewwoods
21 May 2014, 8:31pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: CO2 pumps are rubbish.
Replies: 35
Views: 7468

Re: CO2 pumps are rubbish.

I've got one of these

revolution air pump mini

which is a great compromise.
by andrewwoods
5 May 2014, 3:11pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Tandem Record attempt LeJog. Abandoned!
Replies: 4
Views: 13279

Re: Tandem Record attempt LeJog.

No, they abandoned this morning :(

"@DomIrvine: Sorry to say we've had to abandon the ride this morning. Glenn collapsed - he's ok but on way to Carlisle Hospital to get checked out. :( "
by andrewwoods
5 May 2014, 2:44pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: London to Inverness sleeper
Replies: 3
Views: 1365

Re: London to Inverness sleeper

I did the sleeper from Inverness to London last August - it was excellent and I consider that it was a bargain.

There was quite a lot of luggage, but plenty of space for the three booked bikes

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by andrewwoods
5 May 2014, 2:39pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Best mobile service provider for LEJOG?
Replies: 12
Views: 15859

Re: Best mobile service provider for LEJOG?

I'm with O2 and there was coverage all the way.

You could also look at GiffGaff.com which uses the O2 network and can be a very cheap option.
by andrewwoods
2 Apr 2014, 9:56pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Berridale Hairpin to be removed
Replies: 6
Views: 7827

Berridale Hairpin to be removed

Transport Minister Keith Brown said: “The natural geography at Berriedale Braes, with a steep gradient and hairpin bend, is a very challenging road alignment, especially for HGVs and other long vehicles. http://www.transportscotland.gov.uk/News/Option-Selected-for-A9-Berriedale-Braes-hairpin But the...
by andrewwoods
24 Mar 2014, 1:30pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: cargo bike for dog transport?
Replies: 14
Views: 3057

Re: cargo bike for dog transport?

I saw this chap on the Dunwich Dynamo a couple of years ago - he had cycled 100 miles through the night with his dog in the crate!

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by andrewwoods
21 Mar 2014, 4:20pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: CTC B&B route? Map or Garmin?
Replies: 11
Views: 8230

Re: CTC B&B route? Map or Garmin?

I used the road atlas method on my LeJog last summer. It worked really well, except in city centres where I resorted to Maps on the iPhone.
If I was doing it again I would pay more attention to the large towns/cities and their one-way and pedestrian streets.
by andrewwoods
14 Mar 2014, 2:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rear view mirrors
Replies: 15
Views: 4616

Re: Rear view mirrors

I got one of these http://www.wiggle.co.uk/zefal-z-eye-mirror/ last summer. It's excellent and gives you a good view behind without turning your head. No substitute for a proper look before turning etc, but allows you to keep an eye on following traffic. I felt that it stopped me being taken by surp...
by andrewwoods
14 Mar 2014, 2:18pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Rail Companies Letting Down Cyclists
Replies: 75
Views: 13770

Re: Rail Companies Letting Down Cyclists

fluffybunnyuk wrote: I dont think id object to paying 50% of the fare for my bike

This is the situation in Switzerland - you have to pay between half and full fare for the bike. That sounds very reasonable to me.