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by DavidT
31 Mar 2016, 6:16pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: A positive thread
Replies: 688
Views: 121703

Re: A positive thread

Fed up with the dearth of decent cycle mags on the shelves (CTC magazine the exception of course), I've recently taken out a subscription to Aktiv Radfahren of Germany. A nice, broad magazine generally happy to report on a culture where cycling seems to be a way of life rather than a platform for fu...
by DavidT
31 Mar 2016, 5:58pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Amazon do you really want to buy from them?
Replies: 51
Views: 1994

Re: Amazon do you really want to buy from them?

I rarely use Amazon these days. A combination of issues have overwhelmed the preference I once had for them. Namely; tax issues, treatment of staff, use of the "Market Place" to apparently sell absolutely everything from absolutely anyone - and thus losing control of their Quality Control,...
by DavidT
27 Jan 2016, 6:32pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Midsomer Murders ... Cyclist murdered!
Replies: 23
Views: 1457

Re: Cyclist murdered!

I quite like Midsomer Murders (typically a more enjoyable watch than all the "hard hitting drama" we seem to get these days?) and a few years ago I made a point of having a long weekend cycling around many of the filming locations in Buckinghamshire. A great few days. Very attractive villa...
by DavidT
10 Jan 2016, 8:23pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Someone nearly killed me today
Replies: 26
Views: 1751

Re: Someone nearly killed me today

I could predict what was going to happen next. I knew the lead driver hadn't seen me so I prepared myself. And sure enough as I approached he pulled out in front of me on to the main road and went the opposite way. Now because I had read the situation, I was able to brake safely. If I hadn't I woul...
by DavidT
31 Dec 2015, 3:41pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Where can I get a decent jacket?
Replies: 19
Views: 2024

Re: Where can I get a decent jacket?

One jacket to avoid is the mountain warehouse cycling jacket, I took one one tour and while it was waterproof and quite breathable the surface layer wetted out and took forever to dry, it also made it heavy. I bought one of these (assuming you refer to the Adrenaline jacket?) a year ago and have be...
by DavidT
23 Nov 2015, 6:33pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Carry ID
Replies: 50
Views: 3461

Re: Carry ID

Unfortunately (or fortunately in the context of this thread :wink: ) I have a reasonably complex cardiac complaint. So I wear a MedicAlert necklace everyday of my life. By putting it on in the morning, I never forget to take ID with me. Simple. :D As a slight aside I was pleased recently when my tee...
by DavidT
11 Nov 2015, 9:56pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Ignoring the banksman
Replies: 34
Views: 2264

Re: Ignoring the banksman

I work with numerous companies who have (operational) staff who have to manage work activities in the vicinity of the public (including drivers, cyclists, pedestrians, shoppers etc...). No matter how best intended in obtaining sensible safety for one and all, one common theme is that obtaining even ...
by DavidT
7 Nov 2015, 4:47pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: BBC Bespoke cycling
Replies: 8
Views: 1689

Re: BBC Bespoke cycling

A good heads up. Thanks
by DavidT
31 Aug 2015, 3:31pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Hurry to the M&S web site!
Replies: 62
Views: 6418

Re: Hurry to the M&S web site!

And another pair ordered here! I don't have an obvious regular use for them, but at that price....... :D Thanks GG.
by DavidT
24 Aug 2015, 7:04pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Shoreham air crash
Replies: 114
Views: 11606

Re: Shoreham air crash

To some extent I agree (though of course I presume he was not directly involved with the running of the Shoreham show). However I would like to consider myself as pretty experienced and knowledgeable in my field, but if faced with a barrage of questions from an attack dog like Humphreys (and to a l...
by DavidT
23 Aug 2015, 11:02pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: A46 near Newark (to Lincoln) - Cycle path?
Replies: 5
Views: 1251

Re: A46 near Newark (to Lincoln) - Cycle path?

Thanks Neilob. A good clarification :D
by DavidT
16 Aug 2015, 8:54pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: A46 near Newark (to Lincoln) - Cycle path?
Replies: 5
Views: 1251

Re: A46 near Newark (to Lincoln) - Cycle path?

Yes, but what's on the other side of the hedge? Google maps, aerial view (not linked because I'm not clever enough) shows some sort of track. At a guess it's probably part of the field system, i.e. private. However it does join with slip/access roads, and there are adjacent cycle paths put in furthe...
by DavidT
16 Aug 2015, 7:34pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Are there more birds of prey around?
Replies: 31
Views: 4345

Re: Are there more birds of prey around?

TrekMad wrote:Hissing is about as far as they go!


That's good to hear! :D
by DavidT
16 Aug 2015, 5:29pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: A46 near Newark (to Lincoln) - Cycle path?
Replies: 5
Views: 1251

A46 near Newark (to Lincoln) - Cycle path?

I know the area reasonably well, but not well enough and would like to know if there is a cycle path parrallel with the A46 southbound from Brough to Winthorpe roundabout (off which is the excellent Newark Air Museum of course). That's only a mile section but it would be useful to know, as a potenti...
by DavidT
16 Aug 2015, 5:21pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Are there more birds of prey around?
Replies: 31
Views: 4345

Re: Are there more birds of prey around?

Lots of interesting responses. :D I'm pleased that the consensus is that there are more birds of prey around - and I'm therefore not imagining it! Brave gulls, I wouldn't like to mess with a swan with brood. I've seen a swan have a go at two canoeists on a canal once when they tried to paddle their ...