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by Millhouse
25 Mar 2010, 8:11am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Buying a bike to tour, upon arrival
Replies: 6
Views: 478

Re: Buying a bike to tour, upon arrival

Trailers are great as load carriers but have limitations when using public transport. It's hard enough using trains and buses with a bike but add a trailer into the equation and it's almost impossible. Very difficult to load and carry up/down steps. Panniers would probably suit and are usually easie...
by Millhouse
24 Mar 2010, 4:14pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: The Man Who Cycled the Americas :repeated ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1451

Re: The Man Who Cycled the Americas :repeated ?

It will probably be on BBCiplayer.
by Millhouse
24 Mar 2010, 4:12pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Mark Beaumont
Replies: 91
Views: 6625

Re: Mark Beaumont

Bottom line is that there are people who do things off their own bat, without thought or need of reward, sponsorship or fame, and there are certain people who without these rewards wouldn't do these charity events or world records. Eventually people decide for themselves who to give their respect t...
by Millhouse
19 Mar 2010, 2:23pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Million Pound Ride = LUNACY
Replies: 60
Views: 3316

Re: Million Pound Ride = LUNACY

+3 for kwackers
And well said Si.
Amazing amount of money raised and Eddie Izzard's multi marathon runs were just unbelievable.
by Millhouse
19 Mar 2010, 9:51am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Coverting spd pedal to flat and spd
Replies: 9
Views: 808

Re: Coverting spd pedal to flat and spd

I love cycling, but it can become expensive if I let it. My idea was to find something inexpensive. I would love to buy some new cycling boots, or new pedals, but cash is at a premium right now!! The cheepest way will be to take some flat pedals with me (which I already have) and swop them over when...
by Millhouse
18 Mar 2010, 4:58pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Coverting spd pedal to flat and spd
Replies: 9
Views: 808

Re: Coverting spd pedal to flat and spd

Thank's for the replies. The ones that pete75 mentions sound about right and a good price.
Just checked out the delivery cost....£3.99 and the pedal converters are just short of £6!! How much do they weigh, bit of a rip off for delivery.
by Millhouse
18 Mar 2010, 3:58pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Coverting spd pedal to flat and spd
Replies: 9
Views: 808

Coverting spd pedal to flat and spd

I will be going on a ride(s) where some pushing and walking in rough conditions will be required. I use SPD pedals and the appropriate shoes. I would like to take my hiking boots along with me for the more extreme walking/cycling. Is there an affordable product which converts one side of my double s...
by Millhouse
16 Mar 2010, 11:51am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Black Sail & Skiddaw House YHA, access by cycle?
Replies: 6
Views: 1214

Black Sail & Skiddaw House YHA, access by cycle?

I am thinking about a cycle trip to Coniston (the one up the track), Black Sail and Skiddaw House YHA's. Black Sail is described as access on foot only, however my OS map shows a track leading to the Hostel. Anyone been there by bike, and if so what was the access like? Similar question with Skiddaw...
by Millhouse
8 Mar 2010, 10:18am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Crocus time St. Chads Poulton le Fylde
Replies: 12
Views: 718

Re: Crocus time St. Chads Poulton le Fylde

Crocus time is here!
The weather was amazing, cold but fantastic blue skys.

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by Millhouse
5 Mar 2010, 12:12pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Springwatch ctc style 2010
Replies: 40
Views: 1548

Re: Springwatch ctc style 2010

Billy, our peacock thinks it's Spring!


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by Millhouse
3 Mar 2010, 4:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Carry Freedom trailer - resurrection report
Replies: 44
Views: 3924

Re: Carry Freedom trailer - resurrection report

MacBludgeon,
If you return to 'Board Index' and scroll down to 'technical-to good to loose' there are two subjects with loads of useful info on trailers.
by Millhouse
26 Feb 2010, 3:24pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: What size Recumbent?
Replies: 5
Views: 691

Re: What size Recumbent?

Thank's for the replies. From reading Richard's post I think I need to try before I buy.
by Millhouse
26 Feb 2010, 1:36pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: What size Recumbent?
Replies: 5
Views: 691

What size Recumbent?

Just looking at the Non Standard Human Powered vehicles and saw 'Challenge Seirans on flea-bay. The recumbents look interesting. How do you size a recumbent?
I am 6'2" would the Challenge Mistral fit?
by Millhouse
25 Feb 2010, 3:11pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Crocus time St. Chads Poulton le Fylde
Replies: 12
Views: 718

Re: Crocus time St. Chads Poulton le Fylde

Another cafe?
Glasson Dock?[/quote]

It's by the swing bridge in the centre, can't remember it's name, but I think it has 'Lune' as part of it!