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by Deckie
23 Jul 2013, 12:05am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Age is calling me towards a camper or caravan
Replies: 30
Views: 14353

Re: Age is calling me towards a camper or caravan

We have a VW Transporter T4 van with windows in the back. It's also been lined, insulated and had a power inverter fitted so there are two 3 pin sockets. Leaving the back as an open space makes it very versatile, It can take rubbish to the tip and be our camper. The tandem fits in without dismantlin...
by Deckie
22 Jul 2013, 11:47pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why I'm feeling like this...
Replies: 19
Views: 3132

Re: Why I'm feeling like this...

Thanks for all the replies!, Thanks for your concern Al, I did get myself checked out recently at my wife's incistence and they said I'm fine (phew!) A couple of days not riding in, combined with cooler weather & it did feel much better again today, so probably a case of over doing it just yet.....
by Deckie
18 Jul 2013, 8:49pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why I'm feeling like this...
Replies: 19
Views: 3132

Re: Why I'm feeling like this...

Could be that, it has really been in the past couple of weeks. I try to tell myself not to push too hard, but don't have the right gearing not to! On the tandem we can just sit up & spin the gears on the uphills, but my bike has a 36x25 bottom gear, not really suited to our hills. I shall have t...
by Deckie
18 Jul 2013, 7:17pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why I'm feeling like this...
Replies: 19
Views: 3132

Why I'm feeling like this...

In April I was roped in to a challenge with work. Teams from branches around the country got together at a race track in Northamptonshire to take part in a 24 hour relay to raise money for 5 different charities. Being brutally honest, I has let myself get out of practice and shape and so started to ...
by Deckie
16 Jul 2013, 11:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Aldi LIdl cycle Computer
Replies: 10
Views: 1591

Re: Aldi LIdl cycle Computer

I've got the Crivit one from Lidl and the cable is sufficiently long for the sensor to read from the rear wheel of my road bike without interfering with the steering, so reaching the front wheel of a Brompton should be no difficulty. The only problem I have encountered is that it doesn't like workin...
by Deckie
4 Jul 2013, 12:18pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Alternatives to A30 (from split topic)
Replies: 23
Views: 23185

Re: Alternatives to A30 (from split topic)

We used the Camel Trail from Camelford to Bodmin (staying night with friends there) during our JoGLE on the tandem (700C 25 tyres, Marathon Supreme) no problems. Good surface, quiet, beautiful, slightly downhill all the way from the start a couple of miles south of Camelford, to Wadebridge. The clos...
by Deckie
4 Jul 2013, 12:04pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Two cyclists killed this morning on A30
Replies: 39
Views: 4989

Re: Two cyclists killed this morning on A30

Ditto we start in 2 weeks from JoG and I've been back over the route avoiding more A roads, we ride into Wadebridge on the A39 for the last 10 or so miles on day 11 and I'm reconsidering that. The A39 is a totally different beast, not a dual carriageway, not nearly so dangerous. But then, it's not ...
by Deckie
24 Jun 2013, 1:34pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: TdF how long do the bikes last?
Replies: 14
Views: 47621

Re: TdF how long do the bikes last?

I don't suppose any one really knows. Unless trashed in a crash the frame will be used until it is superceded by the suppliers latest design, probably less than one season. If sold off then who knows how long they last in the hands of an enthusiast / amateur racer.
by Deckie
24 Jun 2013, 1:27pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Last of the summer whines (I hope)
Replies: 4
Views: 584

Re: Last of the summer whines (I hope)

Did somebody say summer? when was that? did I miss it?

P.S. Hope the back gets better soon.
by Deckie
19 Jan 2013, 9:41pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Hello Again!
Replies: 2
Views: 255

Hello Again!

I'm back here after a couple of months of life getting in the way - illness, work, floods... I'd just set up the bike on the turbo trainer in the conservatory when I collapsed - doctor said low blood pressure, a bit worrying for someone who has always had slightly high blood pressure, but all seems ...
by Deckie
17 Jan 2013, 4:46pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Scenic JOGLE Route - Leaving May 24th
Replies: 22
Views: 2403

Re: Scenic JOGLE Route - Leaving May 24th

Re: day 15 - Unless you particularly want to go along the Iron Bridge Gorge (and who wouldn't?), the roads through Telford to get there are not the most pleasant, and the signage not always the most helpful... Can I suggest turning off your route at Lilleshall along Lillyhurst road and then dropping...
by Deckie
3 Nov 2012, 11:56am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Ash Trees
Replies: 82
Views: 6420

Re: Ash Trees

Looking at the photo's, I think it was ok as far as this disease goes. According to the forestry commission website the timber would have been grey rather than that "healthy" pink colour. They also show the spread of the disease, other than those identified as being imported & planted,...
by Deckie
2 Nov 2012, 9:56am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Christmas Day
Replies: 16
Views: 3691

Re: Christmas Day

Working in retail, I'm afraid I have real issues with SOME people who express a bah humbug attitude to Christmas. I get fed up with the whole thing (we've had decorations in store for nearly two weeks & I'm annoyed with them already...), but what annoys me most is that we are not allowed to take...
by Deckie
25 Oct 2012, 9:10pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: CTC & Phil Liggett
Replies: 39
Views: 4076

Re: CTC & Phil Liggett

With that sort of threat on the table, who would not testify against another? I am not saying in any way that I think LA is not culpable for his actions, but until the publication of the report all we had was the testimony given under threat by witnesses who had already been found to be less than ho...
by Deckie
25 Oct 2012, 9:26am
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: CTC & Phil Liggett
Replies: 39
Views: 4076

Re: CTC & Phil Liggett

Going back to the OP. No, the CTC should not distance itself from Phil Liggett. Until the publishing of the report we had very little information. What we had was a couple of ex-pro riders, Floyd Landis was one, who had been caught using banned substances and had apparently been offered reduced puni...