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by Vitara
28 Mar 2019, 6:22pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Taking bike on ferry to Isle of Wight
Replies: 9
Views: 2066

Re: Taking bike on ferry to Isle of Wight

Unless there's a big cycling event on, e.g. the IOW Randonnee, you can just turn up & book a ticket We've always been directed to lean our bikes against the bow door. They are very secure, if there are a few cyclists on the crossing bikes may be stacked 2 deep but I've never sustained any damage...
by Vitara
18 Mar 2019, 6:55pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Gravesend cyclist fined
Replies: 20
Views: 2907

Re: Gravesend cyclist fined

The fine seems way over the top. It is a minor matter and should have been dealt with as such. I do know pedestrianised streets that get too busy for cycling to be done safely, and if this street is one of those (I don't know it) I don't object to a ban. I am a pedestrian too. I agree with Kwackers...
by Vitara
14 Mar 2019, 4:08pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Ascent replacement? Strava?
Replies: 41
Views: 5183

Re: Ascent replacement? Strava?

What about using Strava online? Trouble is, I’m not interested in the slightest about sharing my stats and tracks, and I’m definitely NOT and athlete nor interested in competition and comparison. Strava is designed for those things, and not for someone like me. Can Strava be used solely for recordi...
by Vitara
14 Mar 2019, 3:53pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Waste disposal?
Replies: 19
Views: 2218

Re: Waste disposal?

My daughter recently had a nearly new cooker given to her and needed to get rid of the old one. She put the old one out on the pavement late on Sunday night. When we left the house at 8-30 Monday morning it had been removed! She has a service road running past her house which is set back from the m...
by Vitara
6 Mar 2019, 12:15am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Private hearing aids.
Replies: 11
Views: 1303

Re: Private hearing aids.

FC that’s a very comprehensive background to your problem. Hearing Loss is not my area of expertise, but I have a working knowledge as it’s a common problem amongst the patients I see. It sounds (excuse the pun) like you have Noise Induced Hearing Loss. Tinnitus is a common feature with this. There ...
by Vitara
3 Mar 2019, 9:05pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Private hearing aids.
Replies: 11
Views: 1303

Re: Private hearing aids.

Browsing Spec savers website shows they offer free hearing tests and offer a wide range of hearing aids at different price points with lots of info about the the different options. If your hearing loss is effecting your quality of life you may feel it's something worth spending your money on. Howeve...
by Vitara
24 Feb 2019, 2:51pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Garmin GPS and maps
Replies: 16
Views: 6098

Re: Garmin GPS and maps

Neither of the above, I'd recommend using Open Street Maps (OSM), free or donation I download mine from VeloMap, https://www.velomap.org/ but there are other options. I would also follow a Track rather than use Routing. With a Track you simply follow the line, Routing on a Garmin often behaves in od...
by Vitara
14 Jan 2019, 8:18pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Travel Insurance
Replies: 91
Views: 64682

Re: Travel Insurance

Thanks are due to Neil & Nigel.

Snowcard have confirmed they cover Long Distance Audax events. They also use a well established underwriter and are focussed on providing reliable service (as opposed to cheapest price). I'll be sorting my policy with them shortly.
by Vitara
14 Jan 2019, 3:04pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Travel Insurance
Replies: 91
Views: 64682

Re: Travel Insurance

If it's anything like Pet Insurance (I'm a vet) then there are loads of different companies and in effect you get what you pay for. If it's cheap it's cheap for a reason. There are certain companies that are dreadful, they take your money and look at any reason for not paying out I use Snowcard and...
by Vitara
13 Jan 2019, 8:06pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Travel Insurance
Replies: 91
Views: 64682

Re: Travel Insurance

On the strength of my researches so far, I've cancelled the ETA policy I'd just taken out, because SportsCover Direct is clearly a better product at an equally keen price. Probably because activity is a central theme of this insurance, there don't seem to be any naughty exclusions from cover for th...
by Vitara
25 Dec 2018, 9:04pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently
Replies: 1121
Views: 81697

Re: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently

Interesting one that...and any particular reason the electrician was female? It's a bit like my favourite: you can put hot things in a vacuum flask and it they stay hot and you can put cold things in and they stay cold. But how does it know? I got a vacuum flask from Santa Now I know how it works I...
by Vitara
16 Nov 2018, 9:47pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently
Replies: 1121
Views: 81697

Re: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently

Given the choice of a wonderful wife or a wonderful bike, which would you choose

Dura-Ace or Campagnola?
by Vitara
15 Nov 2018, 10:18pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently
Replies: 1121
Views: 81697

Re: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently

I quit my job at the Helium Factory after being told off by the Manager

I refuse to be spoken to in that tone of voice
by Vitara
10 Oct 2018, 2:35am
Forum: On the road
Topic: How much to take on an audax?
Replies: 24
Views: 2069

Re: How much to take on an audax?

That's great, thanks all. I've done 200KM rides in the summer with only a small saddle pack as part of a group but I knew Id need something bigger for longer / colder rides. ANyone got experience of this or something similar.? https://www.evanscycles.com/ortlieb-bikepacking-seat-pack-EV276883 I'd p...
by Vitara
6 Oct 2018, 8:42pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: How much to take on an audax?
Replies: 24
Views: 2069

Re: How much to take on an audax?

For shorter events and good weather I find the 9 litre carradice super c audax is enough Longer rides and changeable weather and I use a 15 litre nelson. I work on the principle that I'd rather have extra kit/clothes that I don't need, than need kit and not have it. Obviously you don't want to be lo...