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by dodger
30 Apr 2007, 7:45pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Useless facilities vs. Unrideable roads--Way forward?
Replies: 39
Views: 8469

Maybe the answer is to get motorists to be more considerate. How? Encourage more of them to cycle as well. I sometimes cycle along parts of the A38 trunk road in Cornwall. Traffic is fast and, at times, frightening, but the road has about a metre wide section on the inside marked off with a white li...
by dodger
26 Apr 2007, 8:07pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Cycling stuff at Aldi on thursday 26th April
Replies: 20
Views: 5125

Thank You Mrs T
Went in to Plymouth Aldi just after 9.00 to find a scrum of bargain hunting cyclists.
Bought some good stuff at silly prices so thanks for the tip.
by dodger
22 Apr 2007, 7:45pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: My first tour oh and Hi
Replies: 5
Views: 1749

Depends how much you want to pay.
I got a reasonable tent in Decathlon for £40 ish, which weighs 2.3 kg. That's about the max weight you want.
For a really lightweight one you will be paying well over £100.
by dodger
21 Apr 2007, 5:48pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: My Local Bike Shop
Replies: 3
Views: 1850

Hi Mick
They close on mondays, but open all day saturdays.
by dodger
21 Apr 2007, 1:29pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: My Local Bike Shop
Replies: 3
Views: 1850

My Local Bike Shop

Don't know if they've been featured here before, but had a trip into Plymouth today (that takes some effort when you live in the sticks - not just because of the distance!) to see NATURAL CYCLES in Benbow Street (off Albert Road). Not been there for a while so I'd forgotten how helpful and friendly ...
by dodger
18 Apr 2007, 10:44pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Road maintenance
Replies: 5
Views: 1332

Hate to be an old cynic, but I will not be surprised to find the repairs not happening!!
by dodger
18 Apr 2007, 7:44pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Clocks
Replies: 10
Views: 31259

Clocks

Looks like the Forum clocks are an hour behind. Haven't they got to Spring yet?
by dodger
18 Apr 2007, 7:42pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Road maintenance
Replies: 5
Views: 1332

Road maintenance

Recently noticed that Cornwall County Council is cutting £2M from its road maintenance bill. Guess we all know which roads will be most affected. YES, the minor ones that are havens for cyclists. Is this happening in the rest of the Country and is the CTC going to make representations? It's a bit of...
by dodger
9 Apr 2007, 8:48pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Beaten by a Hill!
Replies: 99
Views: 15119

Plym Valley Cycle Way is great for cyclists, but not on a sat or sunday, when it's overrun with walkers, dogs and youngsters learning. During the week or early/late it can be heaven. Pity about the new age mountain bikers who hurl their way at all other users and think they are really something! If ...
by dodger
6 Apr 2007, 6:22pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: bikes/trains/housse
Replies: 9
Views: 2556

If your bike is not in a carry bag SNCF will carry it as freight, but it might take an extra day to get to you.
by dodger
3 Apr 2007, 9:58pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Advice needed: want to buy a touring bike
Replies: 15
Views: 5095

Butterfly bars are good for giving a variety of hand/wrist positions and are more upright than drops. I find mine the best design for me rather than straights or drops so well worth a try.
by dodger
3 Apr 2007, 9:55pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Sardinia info please!
Replies: 4
Views: 1318

Why not record your tour and pass it on to CTC tours list so we can all have a look.
Won't help you but it will help others coming later.
by dodger
31 Mar 2007, 9:17pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: brittany
Replies: 7
Views: 2393

The Brest - Nantes Canal towpath is pleasant to drop in on at times, but it's not a quick riding surface. Josselin, Pontivy, Malestroit are all on the canal and worth visiting. It's also usually more sheltered. A CTC member has a new B&B in Huelgoat - Alan Edwards 07949900907. Haven't visited bu...
by dodger
20 Mar 2007, 9:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Roscoff Plymouth ferry
Replies: 6
Views: 1496

Hi Noel We had a lot of correspondence about this a few weeks ago, sparked off by my comments. Basically, B/F only allows you to book 1 bike per party, so you have to book each person separately, and if you book with a credit card they charge you £3 each time. They say they are trying to sort it, bu...
by dodger
16 Mar 2007, 9:47pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Bicycle versus the bus
Replies: 24
Views: 4826

On the other hand, maybe next time the stupid driver will think twice when he remembers what happened last time!
It's nice to fight back sometimes.