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by Eton Rifle
18 Nov 2017, 3:44pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: School trying to make numberplates compulsory
Replies: 14
Views: 1773

Re: School trying to make numberplates compulsory

Bloody ridiculous. The headmaster is clearly exceeding his authority. He has no right to interfere in how pupils get to school. Travel to and from school occurs outside school hours and off school premises. The wretched scheme is unworkable anyway. What's to stop a pupil simply removing the stupid &...
by Eton Rifle
14 Oct 2017, 1:38am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Jetboil or Trangia
Replies: 36
Views: 5967

Re: Jetboil or Trangia

Horses for courses, really. A Jetboil is a great lightweight job for boiling water; I take mine on day walks as it weighs about the same as a flask but is much more versatile. You can't really cook with it. Trangia heavier and more bulky but can be used for proper cooking. I use mine with the gas bu...
by Eton Rifle
6 Oct 2017, 6:41pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: What sleeping bag? (oh not again!)
Replies: 49
Views: 3988

Re: What sleeping bag? (oh not again!)

Hmm, what do folks wear in bed then? At home, I always sleep naked, even in v cold weather in a chilly bedroom. I find that my body heat warms the air in the bed v quickly, but if I wear a t shirt etc, I find I stay cold, as every time I move I get chilled by the cold air in the bed, as my body is ...
by Eton Rifle
6 Oct 2017, 10:29am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Shared path guidance
Replies: 16
Views: 1367

Re: Shared path guidance

I have a similar problem. Although quite happy to cycle on roads in rush hour traffic, my commute takes me under a narrow rail bridge. I'm not happy continuing in the road under the bridge as it is quite narrow and I have to turn right immediately afterwards to get onto a segregated path. So I join ...
by Eton Rifle
15 Sep 2017, 1:46pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Pedestrian/Cyclist collision on Oxford Street
Replies: 33
Views: 2837

Re: Pedestrian/Cyclist collision on Oxford Street

There is a photo of the bike here: https://twitter.com/BBCTomEdwards/status/907659090507288576 . It has flat bars, disc brakes and appears to have a camera so it may be possible to find out what happened. Jeez, there are some right [ silly persons ] commenting on that twitter thread. I filled my bi...
by Eton Rifle
2 Sep 2017, 8:29am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: exped down mat - short life
Replies: 30
Views: 2169

Re: exped down mat - short life

I can't get over how tolerant you exped folk seem to be over these failure rates. Is exped a deity working in mysterious ways? The plural of anecdote is not data. People complaining about the premature failure of any product are a self-selecting sample. All the other folk who have not had a problem...
by Eton Rifle
26 Aug 2017, 6:48am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: WHAT FOOD
Replies: 40
Views: 2930

Re: WHAT FOOD

Just to go back to the OP, given that water availability is not a problem, the lightest option is undoubtedly dehydrated food. There's a stack of good advice on the interspaz, mostly backpacking sites. Given the high cost of commercially available dehydrated food (and the variable quality of same) h...
by Eton Rifle
26 Aug 2017, 6:27am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Pictures of your tents.
Replies: 587
Views: 71398

Re: Pictures of your tents.

http://hujev.net/image/velo/med/m00782a-20090803.jpg Hilleberg Akto (I hate this tent - looks fine here, but it condenses like a greenhouse in all conditions... I finally stopped using it and now use a tent that actually keeps me dry - rain or shine!) Lake Superior shoreline, Luce County Michigan, ...
by Eton Rifle
24 May 2017, 8:54pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: How To Lose Weight
Replies: 208
Views: 15177

Re: How To Lose Weight

Interesting thread. Exercise has been mentioned a few times but the dirty little secret is that (on its own) it is a very inefficent way to lose fat. Also, people tend to reward themselves with extra food, easily undoing the benefit of the exercise. How many times have you seen somebody jogging on a...
by Eton Rifle
20 May 2017, 8:37am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cycle lanes putting ambulance patients lives at risk [Telegraph]
Replies: 48
Views: 16118

Re: Cycle lanes putting ambulance patients lives at risk [Telegraph]

Hilarious isn't it? Motor traffic is gridlocking our towns and cities, killing thousands of people with noxious fumes and collisions, making drivers fatter etc but hey, a miniscule change to accommodate cyclists is the real problem. :lol:
by Eton Rifle
20 May 2017, 8:33am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dawes Galaxy Classic 531 2016
Replies: 51
Views: 14474

Re: Dawes Galaxy Classic 531 2016

Old thread, I know but I have recently bought one of these from Evans in a clearance sale for just under £1,100. Now, I haven't got much to compare it with but it seems like a lovely bike to me. Looks magnificent (yeah, I know), surprisingly nimble to what I was expecting and a velvet smooth ride. I...
by Eton Rifle
25 Mar 2017, 8:40pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Anyone Ditched their Car Completely for a Bike?
Replies: 91
Views: 6019

Re: Anyone Ditched their Car Completely for a Bike?

Since changing jobs and swapping my 2-hourly plus daily car commute for a 12-minute bike ride each way, I have started to think about it. At the moment, the car rarely gets driven at all during the working week. At the weekend, it's only used either to take my daughter to dance class (otherwise it i...
by Eton Rifle
6 Mar 2017, 6:59pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Stoves: cheap comparison
Replies: 50
Views: 4356

Re: Stoves: cheap comparison

BTW if anyone is starting a stove self help group I will only admit to owning the following stoves. micron, Vango remote can, Whitebox stove, Vargo triad, caldera cone for an AGG 3 cup pot, mini trangia clone, AGG can type stove, home made can stove (not very good and possibly lost now), 2 ring cam...
by Eton Rifle
6 Mar 2017, 6:45pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: To cook or not to cook?
Replies: 37
Views: 2609

Re: To cook or not to cook?

You could just bring a very small and lightweight coffee/tea only meths stove, perhaps using mug as pot eg 1) A local UK cottage stove: http://speedsterstoves.co.uk/custom-combined-windscreen-and-pot-rest-built-for-your-own-pot.html Also sells burners (or make own). 2) A caldera cone http://www.tra...