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by LondonBikeCommuter
8 Oct 2013, 8:36am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Recommendation for sport glasses
Replies: 53
Views: 9736

Re: Recommendation for sport glasses

Not as expensive as Oakley but more than the Lidl/Aldi glasses I'd recommend Adidas. I bought a pair of Evil Eye and couldn't be more pleased with them.
by LondonBikeCommuter
4 Oct 2013, 4:25pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Strava climbing speeds
Replies: 11
Views: 2557

Strava climbing speeds

Was looking through some strava segments in interesting places I've been and one segment struck me. Not sure how you link to a specific segment but it's just south of Winchester in Otterbourne so its not unsurprisingly called "Otterbourne Climb". I'm not trying to compare my fully loaded C...
by LondonBikeCommuter
2 Oct 2013, 12:47pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Edge 810 newbe asks....
Replies: 2
Views: 436

Edge 810 newbe asks....

Any Edge 810 users out there? Have a couple of questions! 1. Started my cycle this morning at 8pm. Stopped for lunch at 12:30 and to charge my stuff. How do you pause the track? Or do you have to have separate tracks for each stop/start???? Grrrrr 2. I saved a course of my route which I was using to...
by LondonBikeCommuter
2 Oct 2013, 12:38pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Morrison's cleaning
Replies: 5
Views: 777

Morrison's cleaning

Despite being on my short tour to the south coast I haven't yet decided on which sleeping bag to get SO a kind friend lent me his on the condition that I have it cleaned afterwards. Thought fair enough as I'd seen Morrison's doing sleeping bag cleaning (down) for £10ish. Now having used the bag for ...
by LondonBikeCommuter
29 Sep 2013, 1:32pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Random Farm Camping
Replies: 10
Views: 1495

Re: Random Farm Camping

I never ask. My thoughts are that as long as you act responsibly and leave everything as you find it then there should be no problem. I have a meal at a pub, basic wash, brush teeth and use the loo. Go to my desired field set up. Go to bed. Wake up, pack up find a lay by or suitable place to boil a ...
by LondonBikeCommuter
29 Sep 2013, 12:38pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Aldi 26th September
Replies: 32
Views: 15098

Re: Aldi 26th September

You can find some really fantastic bargains but I've found the problem to be that the product you buy today might not be the same product you buy tomorrow. Had some cracking salami but 2 weeks later it was rubbish and obviously a different supplier. With the non discounters the product pretty much s...
by LondonBikeCommuter
29 Sep 2013, 12:31pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: YHA dead?
Replies: 192
Views: 36301

Re: YHA dead?

I guess that the business man found the YHA last minute booking prices less punitive than those at say travellodge. My own personal experience is that things have moved on but the YHA hasn't. There's a comment above along the lines of charging in line with what your offering but have to say that eve...
by LondonBikeCommuter
28 Sep 2013, 5:56pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: My Mercian nightmare continues
Replies: 121
Views: 10333

Re: My Mercian nightmare continues

Tonyf33 wrote:As the amount is greater than £1000 you cannot go down the small claims track in county court I'm certain.


You need to add a 0 as the claims limit is £10,000 not £1,000
by LondonBikeCommuter
26 Sep 2013, 9:37pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: London to Poole Harbour route
Replies: 5
Views: 2576

Re: London to Poole Harbour route

Thanks, will Definately be using the seafront promenade via Christchurch. Not sure what cycling restrictions there are if any but what a view.

Anyone any ideas on getting out of London in one piece?
by LondonBikeCommuter
26 Sep 2013, 9:32pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Fixing a puncture on the road
Replies: 140
Views: 10348

Re: Fixing a puncture on the road

Thanks everyone some really useful tips and things I hadn't thought about.

Bought 2 spare inner tubes from Evans this evening but hoping not to have to use them as I've just fitted 2 brand new Gatorskin hardshell tyres to the bike in honor of this first 'tour'
by LondonBikeCommuter
26 Sep 2013, 2:40pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Fixing a puncture on the road
Replies: 140
Views: 10348

Fixing a puncture on the road

Off in a few days for a weeks 'tour' to the south coast. Everything was sorted until I was asked how I repair a puncture at the side of the road. I'm ok with most of it until I come to finding the hole. At home I use a bowl of water but on the side of the road in the dark in rubbish weather??? Ok......
by LondonBikeCommuter
25 Sep 2013, 4:26pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: London to Poole Harbour route
Replies: 5
Views: 2576

London to Poole Harbour route

Hey

Just been checking out the Google maps bike route planner for the above trip and have found it meanders all over the place.

Anyone know of a safe and scenic bike route from Trafalgar Square London to Poole Harbour Dorset. Prefably that I can see in Google maps
Cheers
by LondonBikeCommuter
23 Sep 2013, 4:23pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring with an edge
Replies: 3
Views: 1553

Touring with an edge

Has anyone toured using a Garmin Edge?

If so any tips? Not so much charging etc but do you switch it on at the beginning of the day and off at the end or every time you stop ie lunch, snack, breather etc
by LondonBikeCommuter
21 Sep 2013, 8:45pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Fast & light cycle camping
Replies: 3
Views: 807

Fast & light cycle camping

With the nights drawing in and the temperatures falling I was wondering if anyone had any advice on fast and light cycle wild camping. Only a day or two at a time. In summer you can get away with a tarp and no sleeping bag. For winter a synthetic sleeping bag is about £100 and quite bulky and then a...
by LondonBikeCommuter
19 Aug 2013, 5:59pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: an evenings ride around Oxford
Replies: 15
Views: 1868

Re: an evenings ride around Oxford

Often used to ride from Swindon to Oxford will be doing my first London to Oxford this bank holiday weekend. Anyway great post thanks for sharing :)