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by Elizabeth_S
15 Jan 2017, 1:25pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Immenstadt, Germany
Replies: 4
Views: 1480

Re: Immenstadt, Germany

From a quick search, you can hire bikes there in Immenstadt i allgau, you can also get a weekly train/bus ticket for 21 euros so you can go other places with the train. They do have a good website for the region in German.
by Elizabeth_S
11 Jan 2017, 11:44am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Three peaks prep?
Replies: 17
Views: 1587

Re: Three peaks prep?

Easter time is early for Ben Nevis, even on the tourist path, unless you are fully prepared with an ice ax and crampons etc. and know how to use them. (Someone broke their leg in snow in June when I walked it.)
by Elizabeth_S
10 Jan 2017, 12:38pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Waterproofing leather boots
Replies: 17
Views: 2237

Re: Waterproofing leather boots

If you want an actual soft wax, then Meindl sportwax is excellent.
by Elizabeth_S
3 Jan 2017, 7:00pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: longest cyclable uk bridges
Replies: 35
Views: 3142

Re: longest cyclable uk bridges

Queensferry crossing 2.7 km opens in May, you can't cycle it once it's open but there may be a bike and hike event before it opens, anyone know if there will be?
by Elizabeth_S
17 Nov 2016, 12:41pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Group Cyclist And Dog Walkers
Replies: 45
Views: 5785

Re: Group Cyclist And Dog Walkers

Get their details if you are injured, most pet insurance has liability cover. He just legged it and left me there. Never saw him again. Police were not interested either. I always put my dog into a sit and tell her to stay until the bike has gone past. But then she's a collie not a cute 'oodle, or ...
by Elizabeth_S
16 Nov 2016, 2:20pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Group Cyclist And Dog Walkers
Replies: 45
Views: 5785

Re: Group Cyclist And Dog Walkers

Get their details if you are injured, most pet insurance has liability cover. When I didn't have pet insurance (dog too old) I made sure I still had liability cover, most responsible owners will. But then they won't be the ones whose dogs are running around like that. I always put my dog into a sit ...
by Elizabeth_S
7 Nov 2016, 12:15pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Accommodation near Livingston, Scotland
Replies: 13
Views: 2180

Re: Accommodation near Livingston, Scotland

Interesting choice of place to stay, try http://visitwestlothian.co.uk/accommodation/ it has B&B though most are not central Livingston.
by Elizabeth_S
28 Oct 2016, 10:26am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Ink Removal
Replies: 19
Views: 1949

Re: Ink Removal

Though it should be pointed out that pure acetone has a flash point of -17 C and a bp of 56 C so you need to handle it very carefully in a well ventilated area and store it in an appropriate fire proof area.
by Elizabeth_S
10 Oct 2016, 6:54pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Roundabout Troubles
Replies: 33
Views: 3012

Re: Roundabout Troubles

On a major trunk route with traffic lights then 60 might be possible (likely irresponsible, but hey), but OP, 60 on a roundabout is very much the exception, please be reassured. Keir roundabout between the A9 and the M9, they might not reach 60 but sometimes it isn't far short. Is that not a major ...
by Elizabeth_S
10 Oct 2016, 2:33pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Roundabout Troubles
Replies: 33
Views: 3012

Re: Roundabout Troubles

Bonefishblues wrote:On a major trunk route with traffic lights then 60 might be possible (likely irresponsible, but hey), but OP, 60 on a roundabout is very much the exception, please be reassured.


Keir roundabout between the A9 and the M9, they might not reach 60 but sometimes it isn't far short.
by Elizabeth_S
9 Oct 2016, 5:30pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Best Mosquito repellent
Replies: 17
Views: 1910

Re: Best Mosquito repellent

Incognito, it works for midges, doesn't contain deet, and isn't oily
by Elizabeth_S
13 Sep 2016, 1:01pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Rob Roy Way Drymen to Pitlochry.
Replies: 3
Views: 840

Re: Rob Roy Way Drymen to Pitlochry.

For some reason I thought that it went from Drymen up to the end of Loch Katrine and then into the Monachyle Glen and then to Balquhidder from there (lovely route for walkers but boggy) as this would really go through Rob Roy country, but it doesn't! It goes over the right of way from Aberfoyle to C...
by Elizabeth_S
20 Aug 2016, 2:36pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: YHA - advice for a rookie
Replies: 44
Views: 2205

Re: YHA - advice for a rookie

I always take good ear plugs and flip flops with me. There is often stuff like salt and pepper in the kitchen in a box marked for use.
by Elizabeth_S
15 Aug 2016, 10:23am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling on and near Skye
Replies: 7
Views: 645

Re: Cycling on and near Skye

I read this last week: https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/islands/998229/petition-calls-for-improvements-as-skye-is-swamped-by-tourists/ There were other pieces in the news about it, it seems that Skye featuring in films has lead to a huge increase in tourism, most Scottish schools go back ne...
by Elizabeth_S
15 Jul 2016, 11:25am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Another Scottish Referendum just around the corner?
Replies: 104
Views: 2950

Re: Another Scottish Referendum just around the corner?

All the people I know that voted to stay in the UK in the independence referendum, voted to remain in the EU referendum, and now say they will vote leave if there is a new Scotland out referendum if they can rejoin the EU and they will even accept the euro. I think it would be 62:38 to leave next ti...