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by Tinnishill
2 Oct 2018, 11:55am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Side to Side RRA
Replies: 19
Views: 1364

Re: Side to Side RRA

A random choice across the wide bit of Englandandwalesland ?
by Tinnishill
1 Oct 2018, 9:52pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Pictures of your bike(s)
Replies: 1706
Views: 481389

Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Folding bike touring. Both 1998 Bromptons.

Touring  Bromptons.jpg



Brompton Rucksack.jpg
by Tinnishill
29 Sep 2018, 6:54pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Why isn't there a cycles on trains campaigns from Cycling UK?
Replies: 227
Views: 17546

Re: Why isn't there a cycles on trains campaigns from Cycling UK?

We were at Berwick on Tweed station yesterday. In the 75 minutes we sat waiting for a train we had prebooked I saw about a dozen touring cyclists, chatting to a few of them. The station ticket office had shut early and the ticket vending machine had failed. Several cyclists who had expected to turn ...
by Tinnishill
22 Sep 2018, 11:48am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Keeping bottles sterilised
Replies: 77
Views: 2445

Re: Keeping bottles sterilised

I don't think anyone has mentioned this option. Reuse a pop bottle a few times over a few days and then chuck it in the recycling. Rinse it out between uses. My favorite bottle costs 69p at the COOP and comes with 500ml of lemonade, free. If you use an adjustable cage, they can hold bottles between ...
by Tinnishill
6 Sep 2018, 11:56am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Interfering stranger lecturing my son about bike clothing
Replies: 252
Views: 8792

Re: Interfering stranger lecturing my son about bike clothing

Cyril Haearn » 6 Sep 2018, 10:16am Anybody else had a similar experience? My boys are in their 20's now,but they did a fair bit of touring when they were younger. Here's a picture that I have posted on here before which illustrates the sort of set up we had. Scan.jpeg We were subjected to quite a f...
by Tinnishill
5 Sep 2018, 9:12pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Changing driver behaviour
Replies: 16
Views: 854

Re: Changing driver behaviour

Back to my original post. Average speed cameras have reduced traffic speeding offences on the urban stretch of Dalkieth Road, Edinburgh, from 15,000 a day to 2. Not 2,000,you will notice, but 2 . Serious injuries have dropped from about 3 per year to zero. That is now, today, with current technology.
by Tinnishill
4 Sep 2018, 10:55pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Changing driver behaviour
Replies: 16
Views: 854

Changing driver behaviour

by Tinnishill
3 Sep 2018, 11:11pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Travel Question
Replies: 995
Views: 127890

Re: New Route Planner

Impressed
by Tinnishill
29 Aug 2018, 11:24pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Guardian: Nederland, more dead cyclists than motorists, e-bikes
Replies: 127
Views: 4994

Re: Guardian: Nederland, more dead cyclists than motorists, e-bikes

AtoB magazine of May 2018 had a two page report of ebike safety analysis by the German Insurers Accident Research Unit (the UDV). You would have to pay AtoB 99 pence for a read of the whole article, but the bottom line is there is a roughly 10% increased actuarial risk for over 65’s taking up ebikei...
by Tinnishill
28 Aug 2018, 10:34am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Gear upgrade
Replies: 20
Views: 1008

Re: Gear upgrade

Welcome to the ”fold” of Brompton tourers. Whether a Brompton is a good choice depends on the style of your touring. If you like all day in the saddle and high milages (HDAU, I believe is the acronym) then you would be much better off with a traditional tourer. If, on the other hand, you like potter...
by Tinnishill
26 Aug 2018, 12:24pm
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: Geraint Thomas....
Replies: 216
Views: 7743

Re: Geraint Thomas....

Who is Geraint Thomas’s helmet sponsor ? How much is he paid by them to promote their goods ?
by Tinnishill
20 Aug 2018, 7:43pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: What to do if you get injured in a remote location
Replies: 30
Views: 1225

Re: What to do if you get injured in a remote location

I carry one of these. http://oceansignal.com/products/plb1/ It really is last ditch use only. You still have to be conscious enough to switch it on. Response depends on the local government's agencies, but every government is treaty bound to respond somehow. Help might take some time coming, but som...
by Tinnishill
18 Aug 2018, 5:31pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Edinburgh - Aberdeen - Inverness?
Replies: 2
Views: 499

Re: Edinburgh - Aberdeen - Inverness?

Since nobody else has pitched in here’s my worthless opinion. Prevailing wind direction ? Yep, that is from the south west, but your route involves a bit of a haul back west to get back to Inversneck; in summer it shouldn’t be a game changer decision. Wild camping is legal but is some times physical...
by Tinnishill
28 Jun 2018, 12:34pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: York Rally 2018 - hit or miss?
Replies: 12
Views: 755

Re: York Rally 2018 - hit or miss?

This year was my spouse’s first visit. The first observation she made, a few minutes after arrival, was “I hadn’t realised just how very eccentric all this was”. The summary at the end of the weekend was “you couldn’t call this exciting, but it is all very, very, amiable.” If you don’t live in an ar...