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by rotavator
5 Nov 2019, 8:35pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cymru am byth - we love Wales!
Replies: 401
Views: 72705

Re: Cymru am byth - we love Wales!

I was Cynddylan! Between school and university I thumbed up to the Highlands with a tent and climbing gear. I asked a farmer for work and he showed me a shallow depression (I later realised somebody else had given up there) and put me to digging a hole for a strainer post, 2x2x1 in the sparse, ston...
by rotavator
26 Oct 2019, 2:28pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: Fave quotes...
Replies: 227
Views: 18107

Re: Fave quotes...

My aunt, on seeking a lover:

"If you keep on searching through the woodpile, then you end up with a rotten log"
by rotavator
18 Oct 2019, 5:01pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: It's very wet! - submerging the electric motor in floodwater
Replies: 17
Views: 964

Re: It's very wet!

Stuff newspapers into your shoes to help them dry out, that is the good old fashioned way
by rotavator
12 Oct 2019, 10:11pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Polecamping in Netherlands
Replies: 10
Views: 808

Re: Polecamping in Netherlands

Bmblbzzz wrote:No. Care to explain roughly what it is? Intriguing name.


A quick google reveals: a form of Wild camping, where the facilities are minimal. First and foremost for fruitpickers but recreational and tourist (cycling) are also welcome.
by rotavator
12 Oct 2019, 10:08pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Marathon Plus or Marathon Tour?
Replies: 28
Views: 1278

Re: Marathon Plus or Marathon Tour?

On a related topic, I do have a few marathons but remain mind boggled by the variants. Can anyone point me at a simple guide to them all - with differences in easy to understand language? Have you looked at Schwalbe's website which gives scores for various properties of their tyres? https://www.sch...
by rotavator
12 Oct 2019, 7:19pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Marathon Plus or Marathon Tour?
Replies: 28
Views: 1278

Re: Marathon Plus or Marathon Tour?

On a related topic, I do have a few marathons but remain mind boggled by the variants. Can anyone point me at a simple guide to them all - with differences in easy to understand language? Have you looked at Schwalbe's website which gives scores for various properties of their tyres? https://www.sch...
by rotavator
8 Oct 2019, 3:26pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Found - Twenty Quid
Replies: 91
Views: 3873

Re: Found - Twenty Quid

While skiing at St Moritz I found a heavy gold bracelet and I handed in to the lift attendant at the bottom of the hill. Rather wish I hadn't now!
by rotavator
5 Oct 2019, 7:16pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Have you cycled up Bealach-na-ba?
Replies: 51
Views: 9026

Re: Have you cycled up Bealach-na-ba?

I have done it in both directions, on a push bike, in decent weather and not loaded down with touring luggage, and I thought it was relatively easy compared to some hills in Wales that have beaten me.
by rotavator
30 Sep 2019, 9:16am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The tories priorities?
Replies: 94
Views: 1978

Re: The tories priorities?

And who really needs that "ultra-fast" broadband? I don't.


Well I do for one, because I would be able to work from home instead of having to commute weekly to the big smoke, staying in a crappy but ridiculously expensive rented room.
by rotavator
25 Sep 2019, 12:47pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Front light positition
Replies: 61
Views: 1761

Re: Front light positition

Anyone have these lights coming on sale in Aldi? https://aldi.co.uk/p/017096282743300 I'd be interested also. Seems very cheap but are they any good? I have tried neither but from past experience with cheap Aldi lights I would advise you that: 1. the front light could well be prone to dazzling onco...
by rotavator
24 Sep 2019, 2:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: feels like a stiff link, but.....
Replies: 7
Views: 435

Re: feels like a stiff link, but.....

Have you checked that the correct quick link has been used to join the chain?
by rotavator
15 Sep 2019, 9:33pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Pannier rack failures
Replies: 16
Views: 910

Re: Pannier rack failures

As a matter of interest, what make and model of rack was it? Is it Al alloy?
by rotavator
2 Sep 2019, 9:45pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Favourite railway cycle routes
Replies: 23
Views: 2311

Re: Favourite railway cycle routes

Glen Ogle south of Killin has a good but short section Mawddach Trail has to have some of the best views in the UK Monsal Trail is good with plenty of tunnels but a bit short Prestatyn - Dyserth tramway and Porth Penrhyn - Bethesda are quite good but short Tarka Trail is long enough for a good day out
by rotavator
2 Sep 2019, 4:11pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: I am back
Replies: 4
Views: 511

Re: I am back

Go on, show us a picture of the Tiger! I am intrigued.
by rotavator
1 Sep 2019, 10:17pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Gospel Pass
Replies: 20
Views: 1349

Re: Gospel Pass

+1 for south to north because you will be climbing slowly up some narrow, steep, locally potholed, twisty, enclosed, gloomy sections on the south side. In contrast, sight lines and road surfaces are better on the north side so it is good for rapid descending.