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by sir_lozz
1 Aug 2008, 2:43pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: are the police anti-cycling? or just idiots?
Replies: 96
Views: 10128

are the police anti-cycling? or just idiots?

2 incidents i have witnessed lately make me question the police in this country and their attitude/egos. Firstly i was lost and cycling through the center of Birmingham, only to have a copper chase after me to ask me to dismount depsite me about to get on the road in 50feet and travelling slower tha...
by sir_lozz
1 Aug 2008, 2:30pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: if you want to take you bike on the train...
Replies: 46
Views: 5290

done.

i had a look and there is a petition to make cyclists pay a tax to cover the "congestion and accidents" that they cause to motorists!!!!!!! outrageous. fortunately this petition has 12 signatures, the one in favour has over 500
by sir_lozz
1 Aug 2008, 10:13am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Is this list sufficient/overkill for a 1st touring weekend?
Replies: 27
Views: 3225

i would say that is alot of clothes to be lugging around. i am going for 3 weeks and am taking 2 cycling tops (one short sleave and one light weight long sleave, if i get cold i wear both) Waterproof 2 cycling shorts cycling trousers 2Xsocks 3Xboxers Pair of trousers where the legs zip off to become...
by sir_lozz
24 Jul 2008, 8:35pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: new to touring please help!
Replies: 6
Views: 969

some sound advice thank you all. particularly useful website, thanks for the list!
by sir_lozz
23 Jul 2008, 12:41pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: which factor suncream for british ' summer '
Replies: 25
Views: 7913

i go for a factor 30, sounds alot but means that you never have to re-apply meaning no need to carry the extra 50 grammes!
by sir_lozz
23 Jul 2008, 11:08am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: campsite tips and tricks
Replies: 49
Views: 33371

my words of wisdom would be to try out everything, absolutely everything before you go. there is nothing worse than lugging something for 3 days to go to use it for the 1st time and something is missing or it does'nt work!
by sir_lozz
21 Jul 2008, 6:04pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: new to touring please help!
Replies: 6
Views: 969

new to touring please help!

Hello there, i am a member of north birmingham CTC and can comfortably clock up 50 a day. My cycle keen friend is also quite fit and has a place in Grenoble so after a few beers decided to book a ferry and we are committed to spending all of august trying to get there. We have adequate equipment etc...