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by dodger
31 Mar 2017, 2:32pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Ride-on lawn mower
Replies: 19
Views: 777

Re: Ride-on lawn mower

Just been trying out the new walk-behind. It's an Einhell and is making a good job of the half acre of rough ground so far. It's taking about twice as long as a ride-on but I do get more exercise and going uphill is fine using the self-propelled handle. The clippings bag is a reasonable size but obv...
by dodger
28 Mar 2017, 7:48pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Ride-on lawn mower
Replies: 19
Views: 777

Re: Ride-on lawn mower

Thanks Paulatic. It's helpful to have real feedback.
by dodger
28 Mar 2017, 3:28pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Anyone taken their bicycle on the portsmouth-bilbao ferry?
Replies: 17
Views: 3104

Re: Anyone taken their bicycle on the portsmouth-bilbao ferry?

Last time I checked there was no logic to Brittany Ferries' treatment of cyclists. In fact it was cheaper to go by car from Plymouth to Santander than bike. (Based on 4 in a car with bikes on the roof) Also no consistency with how they price for foot passenger versus passenger plus bike on peak or o...
by dodger
28 Mar 2017, 12:59pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Ride-on lawn mower
Replies: 19
Views: 777

Re: Ride-on lawn mower

Thanks for feedback. My wallet and spare tyre agree that a walk-behind mower is the solution.
It takes a lot longer but I need the exercise!
by dodger
23 Mar 2017, 8:32am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Ride-on lawn mower
Replies: 19
Views: 777

Re: Ride-on lawn mower

I'm Cornish, so concentration on the wallet is easy! Used to have a self-drive flail mower which was brilliant until it died, but collecting the grass was a pain. Walking behind is OK, but it's the collection problem, so I guess a ride-on it is - or have I just become lazy? Think I'll look at the Ho...
by dodger
22 Mar 2017, 7:49pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Ride-on lawn mower
Replies: 19
Views: 777

Re: Ride-on lawn mower

Love it!
by dodger
22 Mar 2017, 6:05pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: introduction
Replies: 1
Views: 179

Re: introduction

Welcome to The Forum. You'll soon find that contributors are a mixed bunch, but a very good source of info if you have a particular query.
by dodger
22 Mar 2017, 6:00pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Ride-on lawn mower
Replies: 19
Views: 777

Ride-on lawn mower

My old Westwood ride-on has finally rusted out and seized up, so looking for something capable of cutting and collecting grass on a roughish area of grass about three quarters of an acre. I think the lesson is to clean it up properly at the end of each season and service it more often! Anyone have r...
by dodger
6 Mar 2017, 5:00pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: cycling from santander to roscoff/cherborge
Replies: 2
Views: 527

Re: cycling from santander to roscoff/cherborge

Have a look at the Velodyssey cycle route from Spanish border to Roscoff. Some good bits, some worth avoiding and some a tad boring but it's a good base to start from and choose your own variations. Plenty of small hotels and B&Bs at reasonable prices.
by dodger
23 Feb 2017, 7:29pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Eurovelo 1, Roscoff southward.
Replies: 36
Views: 1363

Re: Eurovelo 1, Roscoff southward.

Climo, do you really think the winds will be behind you??????
by dodger
23 Feb 2017, 7:28pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Eurovelo 1, Roscoff southward.
Replies: 36
Views: 1363

Re: Eurovelo 1, Roscoff southward.

Breton Bikes is right in that they are very helpful for the areas they know, but they are a bit territorial. However, I generally rough out where I expect to stop and plan from guides in advance, then go to the tourist office to check. Sometimes campsites aren't open when they say they will be and, ...
by dodger
22 Feb 2017, 10:24pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Eurovelo 1, Roscoff southward.
Replies: 36
Views: 1363

Re: Eurovelo 1, Roscoff southward.

Sorry Climo, but on other occasions it's been OK. Pot luck I guess!
by dodger
19 Feb 2017, 8:49pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The Dawes Sardar: Britain's best ever bike?
Replies: 41
Views: 8712

Re: The Dawes Sardar: Britain's best ever bike?

Never tried a Sardar, but did buy a Dawes Sonoran hybrid about 15 years ago for about £300 and it's still going strong. The butterfly handlebars were a bit strange to begin with but it was a comfortable ride and now, as my back aches, I swap my Galaxy with drops now and again for a more leisurely tr...
by dodger
19 Feb 2017, 8:41pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Eurovelo 1, Roscoff southward.
Replies: 36
Views: 1363

Re: Eurovelo 1, Roscoff southward.

3 years back it was cold through early to middle of May going South as far as Bayonne, with the wind (of course) in my face. Plus rain on at least half the days. Some campsites open - tourism offices are very helpful in checking for you. Managed to stay on 2 that were effectively closed, but nobody ...
by dodger
3 Dec 2016, 9:17pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Thanks for the Wind Farms
Replies: 85
Views: 7249

Re: Thanks for the Wind Farms

Lots of talk about generating energy, but the best thing we could do is simply to use a lot less energy than we now do, particularly through much better insulation. If you live in a recently built house you will know how energy efficient they are. Forget the nightmare of dealing with future nuclear ...