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by LondonBikeCommuter
2 Dec 2013, 4:20pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Another reason not to use Amazon?
Replies: 18
Views: 1764

Re: Another reason not to use Amazon?

I am back shopping at Amazon again. Al First port of call local book shop.... no not in stock but will order will take approx. 2 weeks and cost £30. Next Waterstones... not in stock, will order approx.1 week cost £30. Amazon.. in stock delivery tomorrow cost £15.40. The above isn't unusual! While w...
by LondonBikeCommuter
2 Dec 2013, 4:14pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Salisbury Plain route open?
Replies: 6
Views: 1900

Re: Salisbury Plain route open?

Did it this morning..... did try and find out if it was open but got a different answer from everyone I asked. Decided to chance it.....BUMMER it was closed. Went around to the next sentry box approx. 3 miles pushing a fully loaded tourer over the worst gravel/rubble track ever as I was terrified of...
by LondonBikeCommuter
30 Nov 2013, 7:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Garmin Tempe
Replies: 36
Views: 3893

Re: Garmin Tempe

Mick F wrote:Is anyone using a Garmin Tempe?

Anyone got one?
Are they any good?
Are they accurate?


Yes, added one to my Fenix. Not done any testing but seems very accurate. I like the sampling feature. Only issue I've had is that they are just too easy to lose.
by LondonBikeCommuter
30 Nov 2013, 5:28pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Salisbury Plain route open?
Replies: 6
Views: 1900

Salisbury Plain route open?

Don't want to get caught out again but can't seem to get info on if the route Google maps is showing over Salisbury Plain is open. Route is Devizes to Salisbury via Honey Down Copse. Don't know the exact date but but almost certainly between 2 and 5 of December. Anyone have any idea where the info i...
by LondonBikeCommuter
29 Nov 2013, 6:32pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Urgent!
Replies: 26
Views: 2916

Re: Urgent!

brianleach wrote:Would be interested in your take on a very expensive train fare in this context.

With the invalid ticket the cost would be around £60 for a single according to ticket office. O.K not heinous but why throw away good money.
by LondonBikeCommuter
29 Nov 2013, 6:16pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Urgent!
Replies: 26
Views: 2916

Re: Urgent!

Ok have bought a cheap ticket after 100% of people have said you'll have no problems. Still would have been nice to have had the reassurance of a cycle booking. Can't fathom why SWT have done away with them.
by LondonBikeCommuter
29 Nov 2013, 4:03pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Urgent!
Replies: 26
Views: 2916

Re: Urgent!

Thanks everyone... have drawn a blank with the SWT call centre. Can only get a cheap ticket using a specified train. No cycle space no journey so new VERY expensive ticket. Looking to travel between 7pm & 10pm on Friday next week. Train starts in Weymouth. Looks like my only option is to buy the...
by LondonBikeCommuter
29 Nov 2013, 2:41pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Urgent!
Replies: 26
Views: 2916

Re: Urgent!

Forgot to add im in the GWR region not SWT.
Cheers
by LondonBikeCommuter
29 Nov 2013, 2:40pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Urgent!
Replies: 26
Views: 2916

Urgent!

Sorry, but drawn a comple blank everywhere else. Ive tried to book a bike onto a south west trains service from Bournemouth to London. Website wont allow me to do it and the local train station here cant do it either for ANY swt train. Called customer service and they basically say its first come fi...
by LondonBikeCommuter
29 Nov 2013, 10:25am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: My way or the highway? Garmin 810 routing
Replies: 6
Views: 18729

My way or the highway? Garmin 810 routing

Was in Oxford and wanted to get to Devizes to pick up the Avon & Kennet canal. Having done the northern route via Farringdon, Swindon a million times was pleased to see my Garmin 810 routed me on a southernly route. To be honest it turned into a complete nightmare (I'll post more fully why later...
by LondonBikeCommuter
27 Nov 2013, 10:16am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclist charged withGBH
Replies: 134
Views: 25256

Re: Cyclist charged withGBH

TonyR wrote:What I don't understand is how he managed to do a runner up a steep hill.

My guess would be that most people would have been more concerned about the critically injured child laying in the road rather than a hit and run cyclist slinking away.
by LondonBikeCommuter
21 Nov 2013, 1:07pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: BBC: 8 radical solutions to protect cyclists
Replies: 63
Views: 30269

Re: BBC: 8 radical solutions to protect cyclists

MartinC wrote:The really radical change would be an improvement in driving standards - but that's totally unrealistic.

Suggest you pop along to YouTube and do a search on "Silly Cyclists"
by LondonBikeCommuter
19 Nov 2013, 10:44am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Blindingly bright rear light
Replies: 32
Views: 3687

Re: Blindingly bright rear light

Im not sure I totally agree with that insofar as the cheaper? lower powered? smaller? tend to get lost especially on faster more twisty roads. Also there seems to be a fad currently to place lights (front and rear) in odd places like a helmet. Look to the left or right and rear visibility is pretty ...
by LondonBikeCommuter
18 Nov 2013, 1:03pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Blindingly bright rear light
Replies: 32
Views: 3687

Re: Blindingly bright rear light

Whereas I think it is the other way around. In a city you might want a bright light to show up amongst all the other lights and clutter whereas in the dark country lanes you have nothing to compete with so a comparatively dim but large area light might be better. Interesting, never really thought a...
by LondonBikeCommuter
18 Nov 2013, 12:45pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Blindingly bright rear light
Replies: 32
Views: 3687

Re: Blindingly bright rear light

Never really thought about absolute brightness as living in 'light polution central' I.e London its not really an issue but as I was looking to do a bit of touring thought that a more powerful light would be useful on those unlit country roads. Was cycling fully loaded down Moor Lane (A4145) in Watf...