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by Dean
28 Jan 2018, 10:57pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: The Best Hostels in the World
Replies: 17
Views: 1214

Re: The Best Hostels in the World

Hostel Mostel in Sofia. The one in Plovdiv is alright too. Pretty basic but very friendly, with breakfast and an evening meal and beer. Well, in 2011 anyway.
by Dean
23 Aug 2017, 5:40pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: What happens above 15.5mph?
Replies: 24
Views: 5655

Re: What happens above 15.5mph?

You travel back to 1985.
by Dean
24 May 2017, 11:31pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Largest cumulative distance on a single road sign?
Replies: 37
Views: 8863

Re: Largest cumulative distance on a single road sign?

The Morpeth sign at the OP. It's not as per the specifications ............. therefore it's an old sign probably left there, and there's a modern one nearby. I think mine is the longest cumulative standard road sign in the UK. ................. unless you lot know different! :lol: Sorry, Mick, but ...
by Dean
15 May 2017, 5:28pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Ultra distance races
Replies: 7
Views: 9359

Re: Ultra distance races

This might be the one you're thinking of:

http://road.cc/content/news/217860-grea ... ed-baa-baa

It's all gone a bit quiet since the initial burst of interest, so we'll see what happens.
by Dean
7 Apr 2017, 11:09pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Largest cumulative distance on a single road sign?
Replies: 37
Views: 8863

Re: Largest cumulative distance on a single road sign?

Welll done, Pete! Morpeth it is. The other side would've given the game away... https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2880/33515199590_ce84995fce_c.jpg 181-and-a-quarter miles. However, the target to beat is 444.5 miles. Joke signs and set-ups are very welcome, but genuine road signs are what we're after.
by Dean
7 Apr 2017, 10:58pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Largest cumulative distance on a single road sign?
Replies: 37
Views: 8863

Re: Largest cumulative distance on a single road sign?

I don't plan on setting any rules! And FYI, I haven't opened with my trump.

I was hoping someone could dig out the original thread - I think Mick F started it BICBW.
by Dean
7 Apr 2017, 10:38pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Largest cumulative distance on a single road sign?
Replies: 37
Views: 8863

Re: Largest cumulative distance on a single road sign?

Not quite! Think Great North Road.
by Dean
7 Apr 2017, 10:02pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Largest cumulative distance on a single road sign?
Replies: 37
Views: 8863

Largest cumulative distance on a single road sign?

I'm sure there was a a thread about this years ago, but I cannae find it. Anyway, here's my first submission. Bonus points if you can work out where it is - none if you've been there. I've passed this sign loads and always meant to photograph it. https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2887/33086178343_b22d05...
by Dean
4 Mar 2017, 5:02pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Audax Insurance fee
Replies: 17
Views: 736

Re: Audax Insurance fee

meic wrote:If (well actually when) I support Audax I very much prefer to do so by entering local events, even if I end up unable to attend rather than paying for the National membership.


The organiser has to pay your two quid to AUK anyway.
by Dean
20 Feb 2017, 9:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Vittoria Hypers (again)
Replies: 435
Views: 37943

Re: Vittoria Hypers (again)

er this sounds like a massive drawback doesn't it? Says someone who has two pairs waiting to be fitted after recommendations on here. The only times I have slid off a bike in years of cycling have been due to ice, wet wood, oil on the road - never just from dampness or even extreme rain. I was thin...
by Dean
20 Feb 2017, 1:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Vittoria Hypers (again)
Replies: 435
Views: 37943

Re: Vittoria Hypers (again)

How do people find the grip on damp roads? I ask because I came off going round a corner on my 32C Hyper equipped bike today. My bike just slid away under me. The road was damp, but I don't think there was any oil on it nor any white lines etc. Probably just unlucky but I thought I'd ask! I've had ...
by Dean
11 Jan 2017, 2:15am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Berwick-Upon-Tweed, YHA any good?
Replies: 8
Views: 1152

Re: Berwick-Upon-Tweed, YHA any good?

Hiya Paul! Lovely hostel - i've organised a club weekend there for February. And the cycling is fantastic - it's usually pretty mild around the coast unless you're unlucky enough to get an easterly. A trip to Lindisfarne is a must (and the buses will take bikes back to Berwick), and there's a great ...
by Dean
3 Jan 2017, 11:24pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: YHA 25% off offer
Replies: 11
Views: 1370

Re: YHA 25% off offer

I've booked a couple of nights in Berwick - it's a decent hostel, if a bit weird as it's shared with an arts gallery, and the dorms and communal areas are all on the 4th-5th floors. Of the others, I've stayed at Windermere and Grasmere, and had a shower at Hartington - all excellent hostels. Berwick...
by Dean
16 Jun 2016, 7:32pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling To India from Scottish Highlands
Replies: 30
Views: 2447

Re: Cycling To India from Scottish Highlands

Doğubeyazıt rather than Doggybiscuit - that was the nickname we gave it.