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by Psamathe
20 Mar 2014, 9:42am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Milk on tour
Replies: 47
Views: 3720

Re: Milk on tour

Or, for coffee, you can get these sachets with coffee, milk, etc. - normally the white frothy type coffee. OK, instant but ... well I like it. In France you used to be able to buy pots of the mix in every supermarket. In the UK you have to get it in sachets (well we do have these massive landfills t...
by Psamathe
20 Mar 2014, 9:38am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Hi-vis jacket vs Hi-vis helmet
Replies: 7
Views: 3562

Hi-vis jacket vs Hi-vis helmet

At the moment (rightly or wrongly) I wear a helmet (black) and a hi-vis waistcoat (workmen style thingy). However as the summer gets ever closer, I can see myself wanting to lose the hi-vis waistcoat as temperatures rise and I want fewer layers. I'm not keen on getting special cycling tops that keep...
by Psamathe
19 Mar 2014, 10:54pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Biking basics video (US)
Replies: 2
Views: 3111

Re: Biking basics video (US)

ASA would not like that one. Cycling outside the "door zone" (they don't seem to appreciate it's safer). No Hi-vis jackets (contrary the their "bible" ... the Highway Code).

Ian
by Psamathe
19 Mar 2014, 9:42pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: off the bike for a bit
Replies: 39
Views: 24508

Re: off the bike for a bit

Hi, I'm off the bike for a bit as well. Kidney Stone, Never had pain like it. Tramadol, Good stuff man My dog is on tramadol, we get a vet perscriptrion and waltz down to the chemist £27 / month, cost about a third of the vets meds. He's 14 & 1/2. I have some Tramadol for my dog too; the packet...
by Psamathe
19 Mar 2014, 4:08pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycle racing on country lanes
Replies: 30
Views: 6829

Re: Cycle racing on country lanes

I think so much depends on the nature of the "country lanes" and the nature of the event (numbers, day/time, etc.). I think any group that unnecessarily causes massive disruption to others in not good but it is a question of degree. Our system should easily accommodate loads of different u...
by Psamathe
18 Mar 2014, 10:10am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: AA’s cycling safety video
Replies: 8
Views: 4127

Re: AA’s cycling safety video

"Interesting" ad except it will be banned by the ASA as the cyclish shown is clearly contravening advice given in the Highway Code: Rules for cyclists 1.Overview 59. Clothing.You should wear These rules are in addition to those in the following sections, which apply to all vehicles (excep...
by Psamathe
17 Mar 2014, 8:29pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Big relocate... how did you decide?
Replies: 55
Views: 6225

Re: Big relocate... how did you decide?

In my case I've "relocated (and not relocated) several times. When younger my relocations/non-relocations were job/career driven and in many respects beyond my control (being a career oriented person in those days). But then I realised what a waste of time being career oriented was so retired w...
by Psamathe
17 Mar 2014, 8:07pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Help with survey
Replies: 19
Views: 4499

Re: please could you help

+1 for something such as SurveyMonkey

Ian
by Psamathe
17 Mar 2014, 8:04pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Idiot's guide to French road classifications
Replies: 20
Views: 7855

Re: Idiot's guide to French road classifications

I suspect the C roads depend to a large extent on where you are. Where I lived (for 4 years) I never came across any C roads. I lived in two communes (yes, they moved the commune boundary 20 years ago to run right through the middle of my historic house !!). And neither commune had any C roads. Howe...
by Psamathe
16 Mar 2014, 11:38pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Retorts
Replies: 33
Views: 7792

Re: Retorts

Think about what you want to achieve with any reply. I suspect that however clever a case you put in the few words they might hear, they will not be changing their attitudes. You might manage to annoy them (maybe making them more anti-cyclist). You might relieve your own frustration/irritation at su...
by Psamathe
14 Mar 2014, 11:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rear view mirrors
Replies: 15
Views: 4619

Re: Rear view mirrors

II have a real small B&M bar end mirror. http://www.calhouncycle.com/productcart/pc/viewPrd.asp?idproduct=1845 . When I purchased it I thought it would be too small, particularly as it is flat (not a "wide angle" one). But it is excellent, occasionally gets knocked and take no time to ...
by Psamathe
14 Mar 2014, 9:23pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: CTC head honcho
Replies: 21
Views: 27337

Re: CTC head honcho

I think a lot depends on the organisation. Although I member I cannot find the accounts so I've no idea about income, membership, employees, etc. and the salary for the position would to a large degree depend on some of those factors. Report and accounts can be found at http://www.ctc.org.uk/about-...
by Psamathe
14 Mar 2014, 6:12pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Rail Companies Letting Down Cyclists
Replies: 75
Views: 13784

Re: Rail Companies Letting Down Cyclists

... The TOCs don't think about the wider picture (they are not obliged to) - they forget that every bike on a train is a car off the road. Taking a bike on a train isn't a right or a priviledge, it's a conscientious act on behalf of others. ... I believe the national transport system should operate...
by Psamathe
14 Mar 2014, 5:32pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: My cat
Replies: 18
Views: 6121

Re: My cat

It is difficult and when I lost one of my dogs last year (put-to-sleep at a respectable age due to illness) ... I could not talk to anybody for a week (without crying) and I'm still not fully over it (and have moments of great sadness). And to cap it all, my other dog has now seriously injured herse...
by Psamathe
14 Mar 2014, 11:26am
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: CTC head honcho
Replies: 21
Views: 27337

Re: CTC head honcho

I think a lot depends on the organisation. Although I member I cannot find the accounts so I've no idea about income, membership, employees, etc. and the salary for the position would to a large degree depend on some of those factors. Many organisations largely run themselves, driven by the membersh...