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by Ron
15 Apr 2007, 11:52pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: How far beforehand do you need to book bikes on trains?
Replies: 12
Views: 3148

keepontriking wrote:Today I did two journeys with my bike on train replacement buses where "cycles cannot be carried".
:D

Hilarious :lol: :lol: :lol:
by Ron
15 Apr 2007, 7:54pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: How far beforehand do you need to book bikes on trains?
Replies: 12
Views: 3148

Scotrail , coming south from Thurso last week. Booked by telephone two days before travel and received a Booking Ref Number and the instruction to pay for ticket at Thurso ticket office. Arrived at Ticket office, but the guy claimed to have no knowledge of the booking as "all that information g...
by Ron
3 Apr 2007, 2:54pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: West Highland Way
Replies: 6
Views: 2118

Re: West Highland Way

I did send an enquiry to the commitee in charge of the West Highland Way, but they choose to ignore me. The WHW was designed and constructed as a walkway, and has proved very popular as such. Whilst they may be unable to ban cycling, I doubt the management would want to encourage cycling as this is...
by Ron
31 Mar 2007, 10:17pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tandem transport on Scottish Railway
Replies: 9
Views: 1303

Re: Guards Van

Cunobelin wrote:Why not allocate a large open area or a seperate small carriage to storage of large items. This could then be called a "Guard's Van"

I do wish you would move with the times Cunobelin, next thing you will be looking for a supplier of acetylene lighting systems for bikes. :shock: :lol:
by Ron
29 Mar 2007, 11:36pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tandem transport on Scottish Railway
Replies: 9
Views: 1303

Re: Scotrail

Cunobelin wrote:I did!


Good to hear :o , although the Sleeper does have a "proper" goods compartment.
by Ron
25 Mar 2007, 10:23pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tandem transport on Scottish Railway
Replies: 9
Views: 1303

I doubt if you would get on Scotrail with a recumbent, although they may not have them on their banned list. :?
by Ron
24 Mar 2007, 12:31am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Dear Jon
Replies: 28
Views: 5492

But sadly CTC continues to avoid making open comment on its own Message Boards! I don't think it is required of "CTC" to make a comment in response to multiple postings by a small minority of posters on this forum. If there have been a number of letters to HQ from members then that is a d...
by Ron
23 Mar 2007, 3:15pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Visit to Holland on tandem
Replies: 3
Views: 1734

Re: Visit to Holland on tandem

Rob C wrote: I will need somewhere safe to store the tandem.
Thanks

That will not be a problem, it's people without bikes that are looked on as odd over there! :D
by Ron
22 Mar 2007, 9:27pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Calmac possibilities
Replies: 6
Views: 2052

The possibilities are almost unlimited. The Hopscotch tickets give a basis to make plans, and bikes go free. :D
http://www.calmac.co.uk/hopscotch-rover.html
by Ron
22 Mar 2007, 8:57pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Helmets
Replies: 198
Views: 27272

Cycling includes many disciplines, some of which are much higher risk than others. This often goes unmentioned in helmet discussions where all cyclists are considered to be at equal risk of crashing. The branch of cycling should always be included in any comment on helmet wearing, I think. :)
by Ron
22 Mar 2007, 9:54am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Waterproof trousers
Replies: 17
Views: 4242

Waterproof trousers with an inner lining are usually best, and get ones with loose fitting legs.
Probably depends on where you are touring and ambient temperatures, but I prefer to prevent train getting on my clothes and footwear as getting wet usually means getting cold soon after.
by Ron
18 Mar 2007, 2:47pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Training for JOG LE Start End May 2007
Replies: 17
Views: 6071

All this training sounds a lot more demanding than the trip itself, I'm just glad I did not hear of the need for training before my LEJOG or I would never have started off. :)
by Ron
17 Mar 2007, 11:49pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Bike Racks
Replies: 12
Views: 2870

Here is some info on cycle parking.

http://www.scotland.gov.uk/library2/cbd/cbd-26.asp
by Ron
16 Mar 2007, 11:55pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Thinking of doing Dover to Durness or vice versa
Replies: 16
Views: 4977

[quote="Crazydave"] Also, one of you mentioned bunkhouses to supplement youth hostels. How expensive and frequent are they, and where can I get a map of them?{/quote]

http://www.hostel-scotland.co.uk/
by Ron
15 Mar 2007, 9:13am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Should cyclists shout at Motorists/others?
Replies: 31
Views: 8570

Stage 1 : Shout at car. Stage 2 : Give clear V sign signal to car. Stage 3 : Bang on roof of car. Stage 4 : Knock off car wing mirror with gloved palm of hand. Stage 5 : Ride away quick and stay out of the way of car ! Okay, so I only got to stage 4 once on purpose (once accidentally) but it was fu...