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by amaferanga
30 Sep 2016, 7:14pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: UK to Sahara and back?
Replies: 14
Views: 815

Re: UK to Sahara and back?

I followed bits of Nick Crane's route in the Atlas, starting and finishing in Marakesh back in 2007 and much of it was absolutely stunning. We did just under 3 weeks, with a mix of guest houses and wild camping. The book is a great read and it's possible to plot most of his route from the details in...
by amaferanga
9 Sep 2016, 8:22pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Question for Mick F - 7 day LEJoG
Replies: 47
Views: 18981

Re: Question for Mick F - 7 day LEJoG

Well that sounds like pretty unusual weather for the end of May. I only had heavy rain most days. Still, given typical UK summer weather, it's not really as big an undertaking as this example suggests. Many, many people manage in 5 days or less without it being a drama or an ordeal. BTW if you can ...
by amaferanga
9 Sep 2016, 2:04pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Question for Mick F - 7 day LEJoG
Replies: 47
Views: 18981

Re: Question for Mick F - 7 day LEJoG

Well that sounds like pretty unusual weather for the end of May. I only had heavy rain most days. Still, given typical UK summer weather, it's not really as big an undertaking as this example suggests. Many, many people manage in 5 days or less without it being a drama or an ordeal. And as above, so...
by amaferanga
8 Sep 2016, 9:43pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Question for Mick F - 7 day LEJoG
Replies: 47
Views: 18981

Re: Question for Mick F - 7 day LEJoG

Ok. For the mega fit cyclist, he/she can pick a scenic route and still be fast. I drove in support of some riders doing LEJOG in five days. May 2008. 1st night was Bristol. They never made it, and had to be given a lift due to fallen trees. Following morning, we took them back to where they left of...
by amaferanga
2 Aug 2016, 8:00pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Greater Manchester Transport Strategy 2040
Replies: 12
Views: 739

Re: Greater Manchester Transport Strategy 2040

I must admit Westhoughton is a bit out on a limb in some ways, but I'm over that way reasonably frequently. I'd have to think of the best way to get there without adding too much mileage (it depends a bit which part of Westhowfen you're in), I've not yet tried it myself yet since they've finished, ...
by amaferanga
29 Jul 2016, 6:14pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Greater Manchester Transport Strategy 2040
Replies: 12
Views: 739

Re: Greater Manchester Transport Strategy 2040

Nah I've tried cycling around here and there are stretches of road that are okay, but there's always a busy A or B road. There may well be okay-ish routes to the Ribble valley, but then you've got to go through a city to get over the river! Not my idea of fun midway through a bike ride. I just can't...
by amaferanga
29 Jul 2016, 5:35pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Greater Manchester Transport Strategy 2040
Replies: 12
Views: 739

Re: Greater Manchester Transport Strategy 2040

Manchester is a horrible city for cyclists. Greater Manchester as a whole is horrible for cyclists - so hard to find roads that actually go anywhere that aren't rat runs. I've lived in a number of cities in the Northern half of England and Southern Scotland and always found ok routes through the cit...
by amaferanga
18 Jul 2016, 3:16pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: It's not rocket science
Replies: 1278
Views: 47413

Re: It's not rocket science

I'm looking forward to finding out the truth about MRI scanners. But I'm worried because it relies on (quantum) spin, so it could be really, really bad news.
by amaferanga
18 Jul 2016, 3:06pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: It's not rocket science
Replies: 1278
Views: 47413

Re: It's not rocket science

REFERENCE FRAMES.
by amaferanga
18 Jul 2016, 8:30am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: It's not rocket science
Replies: 1278
Views: 47413

Re: It's not rocket science

Pick a frame of reference and describe the motion using that alone. You're jumping between frames of reference and confusing yourself leading to the utter nonsense your babbling on about.

With each post it becomes more apparent that you have no grasp of VERY basic physics.
by amaferanga
17 Jul 2016, 7:15pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: It's not rocket science
Replies: 1278
Views: 47413

Re: It's not rocket science

Basic astronomy "makes crap up". Even basic physics does with the density thing.... Have you studied either subject? I mean actual study, not just Google? FWIW I studied physics and astrophysics at university. You've written nothing that demonstrates you have even a basic grasp of physics...
by amaferanga
17 Jul 2016, 5:44pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: It's not rocket science
Replies: 1278
Views: 47413

Re: It's not rocket science

What makes you think you would see the same stars from the equator (at the same time of night) 6 months apart?

Seems to me that you're too stupid to understand basic physics/astronomy so you just make crap up.
by amaferanga
9 Jan 2014, 10:01am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Elephant Highway Botswana anyone?
Replies: 11
Views: 38181

Re: Elephant Highway Botswana anyone?

I cycled this road several years ago. I was doing 100 miles/day through Botswana from Namibia to Zambia via Francistown and I think the only night I didn't wild camp was when I stayed in Maun. It's very easy to find a quiet spot, but just be careful what food you keep in your tent given the likeliho...
by amaferanga
31 Dec 2011, 11:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: the girlfriend wants a bike trainer!
Replies: 26
Views: 1384

Re: the girlfriend wants a bike trainer!

Try reading Cyclecraft. You will be bullied if you let yourself be bullied but the sort of assertive cycling explained in Cyclecraft does a lot to reduce it to an acceptable level IME. YMMV. I'm certainly assertive on the road, but there is a minority of motorists who will squeeze past you, cut you...
by amaferanga
28 Dec 2011, 8:13am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: the girlfriend wants a bike trainer!
Replies: 26
Views: 1384

Re: the girlfriend wants a bike trainer!

alas, I cannot get her out on the road; she isnt happy without a metal cage around her. too many dumb drivers, she says; and it's not exactly like I can do anything except agree with her on that point. we all know how true that is! 8 million Boris bike journeys round London without a single serious...