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by mnichols
20 Jun 2019, 3:33am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Reducing pack size for credit card tour
Replies: 73
Views: 1996

Re: Reducing pack size for credit card tour

Deodrant - any tips on reducing from a roll on? https://uk.lush.com/products/guvner and one of those small pots you sometimes get lip balms in. - Skewers Pardon? Why would you need more of these than on the bike? Similarly, replace "Spokes" with a "Fiber fix". - Helmet - Garmin ...
by mnichols
20 Jun 2019, 3:29am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Reducing pack size for credit card tour
Replies: 73
Views: 1996

Re: Reducing pack size for credit card tour

The pedals, skewers, etc are listed separately as I have to take them off to pack the bike in the box.. They aren't spares. It's just to remind me to put them in the box The inhalers and antihistamines are a medical requirement I only take one pair of shoes, so the overshoes are lightweight and keep...
by mnichols
19 Jun 2019, 11:22pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Things that make you disproportionately happy.
Replies: 131
Views: 10670

Re: Things that make you disproportionately happy.

Had a pair of Spotted Flycatchers in the garden, and found that they are nesting in my neighbours climbing rose yesterday One of my happiest memories was cycling through Tuscany a few years ago as the sun rose and had a Golden Oriole fly down the road infront of me for about 50 yards. Made me happy ...
by mnichols
19 Jun 2019, 11:10pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Reducing pack size for credit card tour
Replies: 73
Views: 1996

Reducing pack size for credit card tour

I've got my pack size down to about 10 litres including pump, tubes and bike spares Big improvements this year are swapping out my waterproof for a shakedry, my gillet for the tiny endurra waterproof gillet, and tiny pants! I haven't used chamois cream all year, so hoping to be able to do a week wit...
by mnichols
18 Jun 2019, 6:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How many times can you rewaterproof Gore?
Replies: 20
Views: 830

Re: How many times can you rewaterproof Gore?

Yes, it was seeping through the fabric - in my experience this is unusual unless there is some puncture damage to the garment. If you can identify the particular area that is getting wet then I would place it over a bowl and pour some water into that part to see if it leaks through. Surface abrasio...
by mnichols
17 Jun 2019, 9:34pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How many times can you rewaterproof Gore?
Replies: 20
Views: 830

Re: How many times can you rewaterproof Gore?

alexnharvey wrote:Is the seam tape all still attached?


Yes, it was seeping through the fabric
by mnichols
17 Jun 2019, 8:52am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How many times can you rewaterproof Gore?
Replies: 20
Views: 830

Re: How many times can you rewaterproof Gore?

If you have to get a new one, try the Gore shakedry ones. I've recently acquired one to replace an ancient super-thin pertex windproof that I usually stuff in a back pocket. That is 20 years old and never was waterproof; now it's s bit torn and the zip's gone too so .... "I'll try a-one o' the...
by mnichols
17 Jun 2019, 8:51am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How many times can you rewaterproof Gore?
Replies: 20
Views: 830

Re: How many times can you rewaterproof Gore?

[quote="thirdcrank"]I take it from the way you explain this that there has been a noticeable change in the way the garment behaves. This may seem b..... obvious to you but is it possible that you have used it differently, eg riding more actively for longer.[\quote] I'll only ride all day i...
by mnichols
17 Jun 2019, 8:43am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How many times can you rewaterproof Gore?
Replies: 20
Views: 830

Re: How many times can you rewaterproof Gore?

Mick F wrote:I've had one Goretex cycling jacket maybe 30years. Washed many many times over the years along with general washing in the machine.
No special treatment ............. ever.


But is it still waterproof? Mine will still cope with showers but had 10 hours of rain on Saturday
by mnichols
16 Jun 2019, 7:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How many times can you rewaterproof Gore?
Replies: 20
Views: 830

How many times can you rewaterproof Gore?

Just did a short two day tour in the rain and my previously excellent Gore Active Waterproof let me down I think I've had it 8 or 9 years, and with two tours coming up over the next few weeks, I don't know whether to just rewaterproof it again, or if it's time for a new one - i'd rather not find out...
by mnichols
12 Jun 2019, 8:22pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Are my times average or good
Replies: 15
Views: 997

Re: Are my times average or good

Just wanted to say good luck with your fight and congratulations on your progress and weight loss

You are faster than everyone sat on the couch....and I mean that in a positive way

I would focus on your progress rather than comparing yourself with anyone else

Sounds like you've doing well

Chapeau
by mnichols
11 Jun 2019, 10:38pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Gloucester to Forest of Dean
Replies: 9
Views: 392

Re: Gloucester to Forest of Dean

Thank you for your responses
by mnichols
10 Jun 2019, 9:49pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Gloucester to Forest of Dean
Replies: 9
Views: 392

Re: Gloucester to Forest of Dean

Both road (A46) and path from Nailsworth to Stroud are rough, narrow in places, but rideable. Unless I was in a hurry or it was a very quiet time, I'd take the path. It is at least more scenic! Watch out for the steep dip though. So the path is more scenic than the road? That's good because the roa...
by mnichols
10 Jun 2019, 8:37pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Gloucester to Forest of Dean
Replies: 9
Views: 392

Re: Gloucester to Forest of Dean

NCN42 to Highnam, B4215 to Tibberton, byroads to Northwood Green and then to Popes Hill? That's what I usually do, or turn right past Flaxley Abbey at the staggered X just before Popes Hill. The Nailsworth-Stroud cycle track is a bit of a mixed bag, but it's all perfectly rideable on a road bike. P...
by mnichols
10 Jun 2019, 7:19pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Gloucester to Forest of Dean
Replies: 9
Views: 392

Re: Gloucester to Forest of Dean

Thanks, any idea what the NCN45 is like between Nailsworth and Stroud?