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- 3 Apr 2007, 8:23am
- Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
- Topic: Women's entry level touring bike
- Replies: 13
- Views: 2676
I am having the same problem actually. Currently I tour on a second-hand Trek hybrid, which seems to work ok although I can't really compare it to a proper tourer. I would like to buy one, but there don't seem to be any for women. I expect I will just buy a men's one, fit a ladies saddle (Specialize...
I have an Altura Night Vision one which I find quite good for commuting in the dark, although people still don't give you that much space. It's waterproof but could be more breathable, and there is a front pocket but it isn't waterproof through the zipper.
I currently ride a non-folding hybrid bike about 3 miles to a station, then ride 2 miles from the end station to work. I am thinking of getting a folder as this would allow me more choice of trains (more crowded, or Pendolinos which are a pain with a non-folding bike for a short distance). How far c...
- 22 Mar 2007, 12:50pm
- Forum: Touring & Expedition
- Topic: Practicalities of Bikes on Public Transport UK
- Replies: 15
- Views: 5196
I nearly got stuck in Glasgow last year at Easter in this way with Virgin Trains. What they told me at the time was that Virgin requested that bikes be taken on the replacement bus services, but that it was up to the driver and the drivers often won't agree. So, I wouldn't count on getting it on. Ho...
- 5 Mar 2007, 12:37pm
- Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
- Topic: How To Remove John Snow as CTC President
- Replies: 220
- Views: 37798
I agree with Redkite- we should be concerned with what the general public think, because their appreciation is the only way we can be taken seriously and listened to. As a small special-interest group (ie a Touring-only club) we stand not a chance of lobbying for something better. By representing lo...
- 28 Feb 2007, 9:35pm
- Forum: National Standard Cycle Training
- Topic: Impossible traffic situations
- Replies: 4
- Views: 3310
One problem with this sort of situation is that I find drivers have very little tolerance of cyclists in the right hand lane. It bothers them somehow and they will sometimes get quite agitated, honk, or pass where they shouldn't. So, if you go to the right lane too early, you might get some odd driv...
- 18 Feb 2007, 9:34pm
- Forum: Does anyone know … ?
- Topic: Business mileage for cycles
- Replies: 5
- Views: 1543
At the moment my company doesn't offer business mileage for cyclists, but I do travel by bicycle for work purposes, so I wanted to know if other people are able to get this. Do you get business mileage for distances you travel for work purposes, and if so, how much do you get per mile? Also, are the...
- 5 Feb 2007, 8:30pm
- Forum: Touring & Expedition
- Topic: I'm looking for a tent..help appreciated
- Replies: 19
- Views: 11935
Last year we had the same grand search for a touring tent and finally settled on a Coleman 3-man (for 2) which I can't find the name of at the moment, but the point is that it had short poles so it fits nicely into panniers, better than the Vango ones we looked at that cost twice as much. It weighs ...
Dumfries and Galloway is very nice at that time of year, and you can use the Sustrans Lochs and Glens South Cycle route (http://www.sustrans.org.uk) - it is very scenic with mostly quiet roads and I think would mostly be ok for kids although there are some really steep (not long, just 20% grades) cl...
The Faroe Islands are amazing and I'm sure you will enjoy them. I was there for 10 days last September and we travelled to many of the islands. The scenery is truly spectacular. There are a few things to know about the islands in general, and by bike specifically. 1) Check ahead that the place you w...