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by bikepacker
17 Jan 2019, 6:36pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Duke In Rollover
Replies: 427
Views: 13431

Re: Duke In Rollover

He was driving. A neighbour of mine still drives she is 97 and is one of the most careful drivers I encounter around here. Everyday she takes her dogs up to Worcester Woods to exercise them.
by bikepacker
16 Jan 2019, 9:08am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: cycling in the sixties
Replies: 28
Views: 867

Re: cycling in the sixties

My school job was to deliver groceries for the local Coop shop every weekday evening and Saturday mornings. Riding a big heavy bike with no gears and a basket full of groceries on the front helped to build strong legs.
by bikepacker
15 Jan 2019, 11:45am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: cycling in the sixties
Replies: 28
Views: 867

Re: cycling in the sixties

Wouldn't that be cool. :)
by bikepacker
15 Jan 2019, 11:29am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: cycling in the sixties
Replies: 28
Views: 867

Re: cycling in the sixties

According to my mother (I was too young to remember) I did my first solo bike tour at the age of 4 that would be in 1947. Since then I have never been without a bike to ride so that mean I have so far been cycling for 71 years. And hope to go on for many more.
by bikepacker
14 Jan 2019, 2:13pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring saddle
Replies: 40
Views: 3500

Re: Touring saddle

My saddle problems have been well documented on this forum and in other places. I have tried most of the popular saddles and found many to be very uncomfortable for touring. For the last three years my main touring saddle has been the Selle Italia Man Gel Flow and while not perfect it does tick most...
by bikepacker
13 Jan 2019, 8:47pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Best exhibition for lightweight gear
Replies: 2
Views: 430

Re: Best exhibition for lightweight gear

If you want to see the best display of lightweight camping equipment, find out when the Backpackers Club AGM is and go along. You will be able to get first hand advice from those who are using such equipment.
by bikepacker
25 Dec 2018, 7:50pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: 1 year, 10,000 miles on the clock
Replies: 38
Views: 2246

Re: 1 year, 10,000 miles on the clock

Until a week after Mildenhall Rally I was on course for another 10,000 mile year. Unfortunately my wife's heath issues and hospitalisation since then has seriously curtailed my cycling mileage. Sorry to read this bp I hope that she is now out of hospital. Yes she came out last week. She now has to ...
by bikepacker
25 Dec 2018, 11:54am
Forum: On the road
Topic: 1 year, 10,000 miles on the clock
Replies: 38
Views: 2246

Re: 1 year, 10,000 miles on the clock

Until a week after Mildenhall Rally I was on course for another 10,000 mile year. Unfortunately my wife's heath issues and hospitalisation since then has seriously curtailed my cycling mileage.
by bikepacker
25 Nov 2018, 9:29am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Airnimal Joey Explore
Replies: 13
Views: 7738

Re: Airnimal Joey Explore

Firstly the Airmimal Joey with dropped or straight bars will not fit in a normal suitcase, believe me I have tried. It will fit in the Airnimal specific case which is much larger. The drawback with this when flying is you will get excess charges with most airlines. Here is the specific case rigged u...
by bikepacker
22 Nov 2018, 2:35pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Around Ireland
Replies: 17
Views: 1018

Re: Around Ireland

mnichols wrote: I think the core of the ride would be an end to end up the west coast (Malin to Mizen Head),


If you are going up the west coast then you would go from Mizen to Malin. Here are my diary notes for my Ireland E2E of a few years ago. http://www.bikepacker.co.uk/irelandtour.html
by bikepacker
31 Oct 2018, 4:51pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: new MIllau bridge
Replies: 20
Views: 2675

Re: new MIllau bridge

I have cycled over the Union Chain Bridge a couple of times when touring the Borders it is a lovely bridge. Prior to his death I had a friend who lived on Anglesey, his wife worked for the Wales Tourist Board and she always proclaimed the Menai Bridge was the older. This was because work on it was c...
by bikepacker
30 Oct 2018, 12:31pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: new MIllau bridge
Replies: 20
Views: 2675

Re: new MIllau bridge

brynpoeth wrote:
bikepacker wrote:
brynpoeth wrote:
How long do suspension bridges last?


The oldest iron road suspension bridge in the world is still in daily use. https://www.visitanglesey.co.uk/en/thin ... 9hJcxNFDcs

Cymru am byth!
:wink:


My favourite cycling and walking country.
by bikepacker
30 Oct 2018, 12:12pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: new MIllau bridge
Replies: 20
Views: 2675

Re: new MIllau bridge

brynpoeth wrote:
How long do suspension bridges last?


The oldest iron road suspension bridge in the world is still in daily use. https://www.visitanglesey.co.uk/en/thin ... 9hJcxNFDcs
by bikepacker
29 Oct 2018, 4:21pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: new MIllau bridge
Replies: 20
Views: 2675

Re: new MIllau bridge

Been under it a few times and drove over it once but by far the most dramatic view of the structure is looking up from the base of the highest tower. Image
by bikepacker
26 Oct 2018, 4:46pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: City centre cycling ban
Replies: 67
Views: 3212

Re: City centre cycling ban

Vorpal wrote:That's the nub, isn't it? People wouldn't ride like idiots through the town centre, if there were better optins available.



There are quite a few options available.