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by AMC
17 May 2007, 7:15pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Best Panniers For Touring
Replies: 26
Views: 11662

60L sounds like a lot to me. Spreading the load is good & sticking with small front & back panniers would be ideal as long as your tent & poles fit. I cycle camp (on my own & with my partner) using rear Ortlieb Bike Packer Classics, Sport Packer front & an Ortlieb bar bag. They'r...
by AMC
8 May 2007, 11:37am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Shoulder pain
Replies: 11
Views: 1877

Since I posted the original query have been thinking about toeclips & can seee your point re the Time clips - makes complete sense, so I'll consider changing to those (my partner's given up with clips & spd's altogether for the same reason, but I can't face that). The low gears/higher cadenc...
by AMC
7 May 2007, 6:23pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Shoulder pain
Replies: 11
Views: 1877

Ritchie - Worrying similarity there with the dodgy knee. Apart from more cycling to strengthen it I don't know what to do about it - I'd be very interested to hear what the osteopath has to say. If he says we're just too old I'll be gutted! I'll definitely check the frame alignment PW - thanks for t...
by AMC
5 May 2007, 11:08am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Shoulder pain
Replies: 11
Views: 1877

Shoulder pain

I wonder if anyone's experienced this; I couldn't find any previous threads. I've been getting stiff shoulders, especially the right one after only a couple of hours cycling. The pain is strongest in the lower part of the shoulder blade area, but wears off quickly after getting off the bike. I had m...
by AMC
4 May 2007, 10:13am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Transporting a family by bike
Replies: 16
Views: 3498

I don't have kids but do use a "Bike Box" trailer. I ws lucky enough to be given some offcuts from that reflective stuff they use on police cars, which I liberally applied all over the aluminium trailer box. The main roads here in Mid Wales at night are unlit but fast, but the effect of al...
by AMC
25 Jan 2007, 9:34am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: trains Andalucia
Replies: 5
Views: 2102

Diolch yn fawr am y syniad 'na - dwi'n wedi bod yn dysgu Cymraeg hefyd (mae'n teimlo fel gwaith caled weithiau!) ac mae'n neis iawn i glywed o'r rhywun o Gymru. well - this is what I hope I've said yn Saesneg/English: Thanks for that idea - I've been learning Welsh aswell, (feels like hard work some...
by AMC
24 Jan 2007, 12:34pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: trains Andalucia
Replies: 5
Views: 2102

I think you're right, I do mean El Puerto de Santa Maria. My Spanish teacher will be grateful for the reminder of harbout gender, as indeed am I. Thank you. Long live pedantry.
by AMC
24 Jan 2007, 9:29am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: trains Andalucia
Replies: 5
Views: 2102

trains Andalucia

Please moderate me if I'm going on too much! The road into Cadiz is a main highway, & although it's permitted to cycle on the hard lane of the autopistas it can be a bit noisy & tiring. (Often the autopista offers only straight route out of a town & they're ok to cycle, especially at nig...
by AMC
23 Jan 2007, 7:36pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bikes on trains in Andalucia
Replies: 5
Views: 2827

Andalucian trains

In my experience the regional trains are good for bikes; bikes are permitted, certainly I've taken them out of Sevilla & Cadiz, & often the end carriage has a raised wide area where you can sit with your bike. I've often heard that the faster trains on regional routes & the major routes ...