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by carlislemike
31 May 2019, 10:56am
Forum: On the road
Topic: NCN 1 blocked at Gravesend
Replies: 8
Views: 612

Re: NCN 1 blocked at Gravesend

Thanks Gaz, I'll give it a go on the cyclecross bikes with a mate. Two sets of hands may make it possible.
by carlislemike
31 May 2019, 8:00am
Forum: On the road
Topic: NCN 1 blocked at Gravesend
Replies: 8
Views: 612

Re: NCN 1 blocked at Gravesend

Gaz, thanks for that. Obviously missed the notice from “considerate builders.” One positive of the day, later on we came upon a work team clearing the undergrowth-overgrowth on the Canal Path and considerate warning to beware of the thorns on branches on the path. Our return from High Halstow was on...
by carlislemike
30 May 2019, 10:23pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: NCN 1 blocked at Gravesend
Replies: 8
Views: 612

NCN 1 blocked at Gravesend

Went for what was going to be a jaunt along NCN 1 from Gravesend towards Hoo Peninsula. Sadly after following the route from the Pier across the “Esplanade” the route came to an end with blue builders’ hoardings which completely closed off the route. No explanation and no alternatives/ mapping provi...
by carlislemike
29 May 2019, 2:58pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What has happened to Herne Hill Cycle Jumble?
Replies: 3
Views: 485

Re: What has happened to Herne Hill Cycle Jumble?

And finally, the answer from Wally himself. He decided to retire from the scene last year, at 86. Chapeau to a great HHV character.
by carlislemike
28 May 2019, 9:28pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What has happened to Herne Hill Cycle Jumble?
Replies: 3
Views: 485

Re: What has happened to Herne Hill Cycle Jumble?

Yes, I have their poster. The usual first Saturday of the month events are still scheduled but conspicuous by absence of Wally‘s name. As a minor matter of interest, the HH committee responsible for this newer event, canvassed the local bike shops a tad later than bike shops need to respond and prep...
by carlislemike
28 May 2019, 5:08pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What has happened to Herne Hill Cycle Jumble?
Replies: 3
Views: 485

What has happened to Herne Hill Cycle Jumble?

What has happened at Herne Hill Velodrome Cycle Jumble? Usually it is flagged up as contact Wally Happy but this year, that byline has gone from the Bike Jumbles website? I have done my less than regular shed clearance and once again want to give the stuff worth selling, to Wally and his HHV charity...
by carlislemike
19 Mar 2019, 8:33pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: FInding a Surly LHT or Disc trucker to try out ( Plymouth area )
Replies: 22
Views: 4860

Re: FInding a Surly LHT or Disc trucker to try out ( Plymouth area )

I can't help you on a loan; I live in London and have been riding it again since the winter winds were over. It's the non disc version and from trying the weight of others, I don't think it means much extra. As others say, when it is unloaded, it feels slow but is that because I expect to go fast on...
by carlislemike
3 Nov 2018, 9:27pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling shoes for cold / winter use
Replies: 20
Views: 1660

Re: Cycling shoes for cold / winter use

Have tried that solution two years back, success but not as good as clingfilm on top of the shoes. On the same day, I got friends to go into the nearby petrol station to get the freebie plastic gloves by the diesel pumps. They worked great under their own gloves. Simple solutions when desperate meau...
by carlislemike
3 Nov 2018, 7:55am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bills Epic Round the World Tour!
Replies: 23
Views: 1515

Re: Bills Epic Round the World Tour!

That to my mind was an excellent Tour. The description was magnificent, Vantage and the replies were equally brilliant. It doesn’t need a LEJOG or a 65,000 mile RTW record to be cycle touring. This tour is what we all do/did and retold with a smile I’d guess. Thanks for your story.
by carlislemike
26 Oct 2018, 6:21pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling shoes for cold / winter use
Replies: 20
Views: 1660

Re: Cycling shoes for cold / winter use

Overwhelming choices folks. I discovered a Sketchers outlet yesterday and leaver sports style shoes but not trainers for £49.00 approx. Seem a good choice and narrow enough if I need to use a front toe cage. Black or brown being default shoes but sensible, reasonably grippy soles for gripping pedals...
by carlislemike
23 Oct 2018, 5:58pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling shoes for cold / winter use
Replies: 20
Views: 1660

Re: Cycling shoes for cold / winter use

I saw these last year BUT can they be ridden without clipping in, ie as normal footwear? Thanks.
by carlislemike
23 Oct 2018, 5:37pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling shoes for cold / winter use
Replies: 20
Views: 1660

Cycling shoes for cold / winter use

I'm sure someone has probably asked this before but I can't find the links. I have been out the last few days in quite sunny but chilly weather. I am no wimp but my current shoes have a mesh surface so my feet; after 30+ miles each day, were freezing. I don't clip in due to issues with arthritis in ...
by carlislemike
29 Sep 2018, 10:02am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Parish Churches
Replies: 201
Views: 27107

Re: Parish Churches

At the risk of possible repetition, have The Commonwealth War Graves: Individual Gravestones been catalogued? They are our first point of call when visiting any church whether rural or urban.
by carlislemike
17 Sep 2018, 6:44am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Garmin Edge survived washing machine
Replies: 9
Views: 3456

Re: Garmin Edge survived washing machine

Dessicant an excellent idea. Thanks
by carlislemike
16 Sep 2018, 10:14pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Garmin Edge survived washing machine
Replies: 9
Views: 3456

Garmin Edge survived washing machine

I bought my Garmin Edge at least 4 years ago. It is the 200 series. So far stood upto everything the weather has thrown at it. Final proof of its waterproof qualities; it survived a 40 Celsius wash in our washing machine. Nope, it wasn’t a test just human stupidity. I forgot I’d left it in my jersey...