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by Mike_Ayling
26 Aug 2020, 8:48am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Petition to increase the 25kmh limit on electric bikes in the UK.
Replies: 150
Views: 3513

Re: Petition to increase the 25kmh limit on electric bikes in the UK.

hamish wrote:The Netherlands seem to have been wresting with this issue for a while.

Relevant information here and on some of the linked pages: https://www.holland-cycling.com/blog/275-new-laws-for-speed-pedelecs-in-2017


Seems quite sensible to me.

Mike
by Mike_Ayling
25 Aug 2020, 8:48am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Merino Wool Underwear
Replies: 26
Views: 2536

Re: Merino Wool Underwear

I have a Merino Beanie that I bought in NZ . It cost £40, which sounds crazy, but its sooo good, sooo warm and it even resists wind! Its actually 40% Meino Wool, 40% Possum fur and 20% silk. Someone mistakenly introduced Possums into NZ and now there is 70 million of them - they are a pest whose fu...
by Mike_Ayling
21 Aug 2020, 9:34am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bestest ever bicycle brakes... ?
Replies: 129
Views: 4066

Re: Bestest ever bicycle brakes... ?

.......While the bb7s may possibly melt their adjuster knobs, I don’t see that as much of an issue..... I've heard of this happening,but we've toured in North Wales hills on our Cannondale Tandem and turned the rear rotor blue braking without any problem with the plastic adjusters melting. I conclu...
by Mike_Ayling
20 Aug 2020, 8:23am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Would you vote for a party with an 80 year old leader?
Replies: 77
Views: 1428

Re: Would you vote for a party with an 80 year old leader?

Cyril Haearn wrote:Kamala Harris is coming up on the inside, I think everyone knows that :wink:



Precisely!

Mike
by Mike_Ayling
16 Aug 2020, 8:07am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Sea cruises: Why? Why not?
Replies: 109
Views: 2195

Re: Sea cruises: Why? Why not?

Long before the Ruby Princess in Sydney covid outbreak there were fairly regular gastro outbreaks reported on cruise ships. Mike And schools, and places of work and - in fact pretty much anywhere people congregate. Having been on ships I'd warrant they make more effort to prevent such things than y...
by Mike_Ayling
16 Aug 2020, 8:04am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Comfort and folding bikes
Replies: 9
Views: 493

Re: Comfort and folding bikes

FWIW I notice on cycle touring journal sites that Bike Fridays (which are not very easy to fold imho) are frequently seen with drop handle bars.

Mike
by Mike_Ayling
14 Aug 2020, 5:48am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Sea cruises: Why? Why not?
Replies: 109
Views: 2195

Re: Sea cruises: Why? Why not?

Long before the Ruby Princess in Sydney covid outbreak there were fairly regular gastro outbreaks reported on cruise ships.

Mike
by Mike_Ayling
7 Aug 2020, 8:27am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Askew
Replies: 14
Views: 482

Re: Askew

Interesting
by Mike_Ayling
7 Aug 2020, 6:26am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Handlebar bag advice
Replies: 40
Views: 1215

Re: Handlebar bag advice

Very happy with our Ortliebs. Valuables, food, gloves, USB battery pack etc live in it, just as you say. Comes off the bike with us every time we leave them. Have never used the lock. Some like internal partitions, some don't. But they're easy to add. NB: Interference with lights and gadgets. May n...
by Mike_Ayling
7 Aug 2020, 6:17am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Waterproof for long downpour
Replies: 18
Views: 1219

Re: Waterproof for long downpour

https://road.cc/content/review/showers-pass-elite-21-jacket-272063 I bought one of these, after much, much googling, couldn't find a bad word said about them, and I very particular what I spend my money on....(read tight.. :wink: ) No problem ordering 2 sizes and returning one, full returns labels ...
by Mike_Ayling
1 Aug 2020, 8:52am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Using your watch as a compass
Replies: 67
Views: 1673

Re: Using your watch as a compass

My Garmin Etrex 30 has a compass function but I have never tried to use it

Mike
by Mike_Ayling
28 Jul 2020, 8:25am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Getting fed up with pedestrians and dogs on "shared" paths
Replies: 56
Views: 1748

Re: Getting fed up with pedestrians and dogs on "shared" paths

axel_knutt wrote:
PLodon wrote:what do you expect", I replied "A little awareness"

IME when a group of pedestrians are blocking the path and talking, one will look up, see you coming, then carry on talking. Happens when I'm walking, as well as cycling.


Get anAirzound!
by Mike_Ayling
18 Jul 2020, 3:02am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: New words/vocab on this forum, these fora, forae, forums, chatboards..
Replies: 461
Views: 40389

Re: New words/vocab on this forum, these fora, forae, forums, chatboards..

FOX HUNT I was just watching the "new" Tomb Raider film and the opening scenes mentioned a race called FOX HUNT where some one with a * fox" tail and a holed tin of paint is chased by the "hounds" and if the paint runs out without the fox( tail) being caught then the fox wi...
by Mike_Ayling
15 Jul 2020, 9:32am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: pumps, a list of the good uns based on your findings.
Replies: 111
Views: 3024

Re: pumps, a list of the good uns based on your findings.

Zefal HPX http://www.zefal.com/en/traditional-pumps/32-hpx.html Best frame pump I've ever used. I could not recommend any mini pumps, unfortunately. I have a Blackburn Airstik Anyvalve mini pump which I just about tolerate. I have a Joe Blow track pump for home use which is excellent. I have an Air...
by Mike_Ayling
14 Jul 2020, 6:28am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: KISS
Replies: 51
Views: 2329

Re: KISS

sorry, what is D of E ? Duke of Edinburgh(s) Award ? Yep. They seem keen on giving extensive kit lists of must-have items to be carried up and down hills in high summer by skinny teens. I suppose you might more broadly call this the "better safe than sorry" school of packing. Or a PMA dut...