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by Elizabeth_S
25 Sep 2015, 11:49am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How Can I Put Smart Luggage With Wheels Onto Bicycle Rack?
Replies: 35
Views: 2165

Re: How Can I Put Smart Luggage With Wheels Onto Bicycle Rac

I bought an Osprey Farpoint 40 travel on luggage pack over wheeled luggage for a recent trip, it looks good and you can tie your smart stuff down firmly and the back pack part zips away, it has a laptop sleeve, and it is carry on size. Haven't tried to get it on a bike though and it isn't completely...
by Elizabeth_S
16 Sep 2015, 1:48pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Footway Parking (Scotland ) Bill, survey.
Replies: 29
Views: 1804

Re: Footway Parking (Scotland ) Bill, survey.

Pavement parking really annoys me, the other day I saw a lorry parked up on the footway next to the old A9 out of Dunblane right across the verge, pavement and up to a wall; this is a footway and a cycle route. The only way people could get past is by walking out into a dual carriage way with cars d...
by Elizabeth_S
24 Aug 2015, 3:26pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Motorcycle...YES...Lorry Driver ...NO
Replies: 25
Views: 4917

Re: Motorcycle...YES...Lorry Driver ...NO

It is illegal to lie on a job application form, so Glasgow Council have a case, but I doubt that they will do anything.
by Elizabeth_S
9 Aug 2015, 3:12pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Scottish weather has me freaked out!
Replies: 61
Views: 9588

Re: Scottish weather has me freaked out!

Clegs never worried me, but midges!!!!! Ugh!!! They were bad last time i was up there due to a mild winter..... But agree, forecast is often gloomier than weather turns out, i tend to adopt a wait and see policy if at home, or just do it anyway.... They are normally just an occasional problem but I...
by Elizabeth_S
8 Aug 2015, 10:41pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Scottish weather has me freaked out!
Replies: 61
Views: 9588

Re: Scottish weather has me freaked out!

Um, can I point out that I had a week in Orkney in July and it was dry and I got sunburn (I didn't take the bike as the forecast was bad) and I've just had a week near Aviemore (walking) and it was dry (daytimes) also and even warm at times. It is true it is cold and it has rained allot, but not eve...
by Elizabeth_S
23 Jul 2015, 11:25am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Pedestrians' view of bells ?
Replies: 89
Views: 11250

Re: Pedestrians' view of bells ?

Listen to these bells:
http://www.aviewfromthecyclepath.com/20 ... bells.html
I think the point about the note from pin bells not lasting is a good one.
by Elizabeth_S
22 Jul 2015, 11:39am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Pedestrians' view of bells ?
Replies: 89
Views: 11250

Re: Pedestrians' view of bells ?

I guess how effective a bell is depends on the pitch. Older people tend to lose hearing from the top of the range, so if you have a high pitched ping they might not hear your bell, and they might not hear you if you talk if they have more hearing loss. Or a person of any age might have hearing loss ...
by Elizabeth_S
2 Jul 2015, 12:46pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Sabotage and hatred: what have people got against cyclists
Replies: 11
Views: 2248

Re: Sabotage and hatred: what have people got against cyclis

While this may seem off topic, this article is relevant: http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2015/may/22/why-awareness-raising-campaigns-backfire What it implies is that if a news article says that many people drive too close to cyclists, this will make the matter worse as car drivers will see t...
by Elizabeth_S
28 Jun 2015, 5:15pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Giant Hogweed in Somerset
Replies: 33
Views: 2068

Re: Giant Hogweed in Somerset

I suppose it's a plant we can live without in the UK, but I think that would be rather a pity - it's really eyecatching and only dangerous if you actually touch it (and even then, only if sunlight falls on the skin which has been in contact). For most people it will merely result in an unpleasant r...
by Elizabeth_S
26 Jun 2015, 12:55pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Skye to Oban Route
Replies: 15
Views: 2971

Re: Skye to Oban Route

You mean the Glenelg ferry, it's running, does a good business in sea eagle spotting I believe.
http://skyeferry.co.uk/
by Elizabeth_S
21 Jun 2015, 1:28pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Is it Legal?
Replies: 36
Views: 2334

Re: Is it Legal?

We don't have an app we have a gps unit fitted to the car to monitor driving, there are 4 of us on the policy sharing the car and we allocate mileage to each driver but they don't know which of us is driving at any one time. If we drive well (speed, speed pulling up to and away from junctions, time ...
by Elizabeth_S
17 Jun 2015, 12:50pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Germany tour
Replies: 4
Views: 599

Re: Germany tour

I'm very fond of the Schwabische Alb south of Stuttgart. It is an overlooked area, I've mainly walked there but there are lots of cycle routes and it is very popular with local cyclists. (It isn't a range of hills, alb is an upland meadow and there is an escarpment.) My colleague tells me that it ha...
by Elizabeth_S
17 Jun 2015, 12:33pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Glasgow commuter cyclists - report the fault
Replies: 7
Views: 728

Re: Glasgow commuter cyclists - report the fault

Stirling isn't great.
by Elizabeth_S
15 Jun 2015, 3:11pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Scotland in 2 weeks
Replies: 48
Views: 7749

Re: Scotland in 2 weeks

Just note that the Winchburgh tunnel is closed on the railway line outside Edinburgh so all trains are either running from Linlithgow on to the Fife line and then into Edinburgh or there is a replacement bus service (they are electrifying the line and hence they have to lower the level of the tunnel...
by Elizabeth_S
15 Jun 2015, 1:39pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bicycle tickets on regional and local German trains
Replies: 5
Views: 337

Re: Bicycle tickets on regional and local German trains

Basically it seems to depend on where your service is, some services are free, others you pay 5 euros, and there are local restrictions. https://www.bahn.de/p/view/service/fahrrad/mitnahme/08rad_nahverkehr.shtml https://www.bahn.de/p/view/service/fahrrad/mitnahme/preise_fahrradmitnahme.shtml For exa...