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by Sares
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...
by Sares
3 Apr 2007, 8:11am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Commuting with a foldeing bike
Replies: 3
Views: 819

Thanks Essexman for the summary and thirdcrank for the links!
by Sares
2 Apr 2007, 8:04am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Waterproof jacket
Replies: 11
Views: 2377

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.
by Sares
2 Apr 2007, 8:00am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Commuting with a foldeing bike
Replies: 3
Views: 819

Commuting with a foldeing bike

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...
by Sares
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...
by Sares
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...
by Sares
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...
by Sares
18 Feb 2007, 9:34pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Business mileage for cycles
Replies: 5
Views: 1543

Business mileage for cycles

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...
by Sares
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 ...
by Sares
5 Feb 2007, 8:14pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Easter in Scotland?
Replies: 2
Views: 1817

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...
by Sares
4 Feb 2007, 4:08pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Faroe Islands
Replies: 5
Views: 2823

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...