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by Tangled Metal
15 Jul 2019, 10:39pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Hat
Replies: 58
Views: 1415

Re: Hat

If touring I want something that doesn't look too cycling off the bike. That's why I've never bought a cycling cap. Perhaps I should get one to try it out. There's a limited selection of caps without obvious cycling branding/theming. I have an Altura black "podium" cap with venting that d...
by Tangled Metal
15 Jul 2019, 10:31pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Hat
Replies: 58
Views: 1415

Re: Hat

Too many holes in a helmet to provide protection from sun. Unless you have a helmet cover that is. A helmet is simply a poor hat for cycling in sent 8 conditions. If you've got to wear something underneath just wear the something underneath instead.
by Tangled Metal
15 Jul 2019, 4:58pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Hat
Replies: 58
Views: 1415

Re: Hat

Can't understand why people cover themselves in sunscreen slime instead of using a natural barrier like clothing. Especially as some of you wild camp - uuugh! From experience, I know that clothing and a hat that are not unsuitable for hot weather or cycling are not enough to stop me from burning, e...
by Tangled Metal
15 Jul 2019, 4:54pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Hat
Replies: 58
Views: 1415

Re: Hat

If touring I want something that doesn't look too cycling off the bike. That's why I've never bought a cycling cap. Perhaps I should get one to try it out.
by Tangled Metal
15 Jul 2019, 3:32pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Hat
Replies: 58
Views: 1415

Re: Hat

Hmmm! Personally collar doesn't cover the gap and I've not got an exceptionally long neck neither. Unless you buy the better outdoor ones for tropical / hot and sunny places nearer the equator with the double flip up collar. IIRC rohan and / or crag hoppers / Royal Robbin do these not not many other...
by Tangled Metal
15 Jul 2019, 3:25pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Hat
Replies: 58
Views: 1415

Re: Hat

https://www.outdoorresearch.com/cl/en/gear-and-accessories/hats/sun-hats/radar-pocket-cap/p/2434460800008#sizefitguide This is my go to hat. Pocketable too. Only I suspect I should have got the xl. They only had the s, M and l in stock where I bought it so didn't know about the xl size that would h...
by Tangled Metal
15 Jul 2019, 1:16pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Hat
Replies: 58
Views: 1415

Re: Hat

I've got a folding peaked cap made by OR from USA. As the Tilley measuring tape in my local outdoor shop said, my hat size is "exceptionelle!" So I guess the American one size fits all is needed. Rohan green socialists cap (not sure why but I associate its shape with a Russian communist wi...
by Tangled Metal
15 Jul 2019, 10:21am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Letters: Help! The New Forest is becoming a suburban park
Replies: 63
Views: 1808

Re: Letters: Help! The New Forest is becoming a suburban park

I knew someone who enjoyed running round a lot of Lakeland hills in 24 hours. I believe it was some round our challenge. He was 67 years old at the time. A bit of a curmudgeon who I could easily imagine writing such a letter about the lakes. Another person ran from windermere to Coniston, ran a 24 m...
by Tangled Metal
15 Jul 2019, 8:57am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What do you think of this multi-tool?
Replies: 19
Views: 732

Re: What do you think of this multi-tool?

Do you pay full price for anything? Why? Bought cheap on spur of the moment. My multi tool before that consisted of adjustable spanner, cheap set of v Allen keys minus the ones I didn't need, tyre levers and a topeak chain splitter. At one time I carried a bottom bracket tool thing as well for some ...
by Tangled Metal
14 Jul 2019, 11:40pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What do you think of this multi-tool?
Replies: 19
Views: 732

Re: What do you think of this multi-tool?

I've got it. But bad. The tools are small and neat. Very well made for what they are. Tyre levers are flimsy but somehow doesn't fall when other stronger/stiffer levers snapped. It has some extras like valve caps of all things. That's a bit annoying as it makes it a pain to put everything back in. I...
by Tangled Metal
14 Jul 2019, 9:27pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Belgium Campsites?
Replies: 6
Views: 334

Re: Belgium Campsites?

IIRC you can download the points to Google earth. There's a folder in poi for Google earth. Open that then look for the file for the country you're visiting. Select that file to download. Then open Google earth and it'll be there, all locations with site name telephone number and some other informat...
by Tangled Metal
12 Jul 2019, 8:55am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What is a constitution?
Replies: 37
Views: 768

Re: What is a constitution?

So the benefits of a constitution comes from laws and judiciary and other bodies set up through laws, treaties and international law? So what point is a written constitution? Is it even needed? Does it really provide protection that not having one doesn't? Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't the supre...
by Tangled Metal
11 Jul 2019, 11:48pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Glastonbury - no single-use plastics? You must be joking!
Replies: 82
Views: 2175

Re: Glastonbury - no single-use plastics? You must be joking!

1300 litter pickers for 175000 revellers. That's 1:135 ratio. More efficient than your fete tidy up team or your fete was more of a tip at the end! :D
by Tangled Metal
11 Jul 2019, 11:41pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What is a constitution?
Replies: 37
Views: 768

What is a constitution?

What constitutes a constitution? Serious query! Just heard a polemic for the UK needing a written constitution. The idea is without a written constitution we're at risk of going down the dictatorship route like cases in history. That got me wondering if we just have a constitution written in the leg...