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by Brian
29 Oct 2007, 8:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Raleigh Venture GT
Replies: 3
Views: 1050

I bought the cheaper non GT version to see me through last winter, and I did over 2,000 miles on Sunday club runs and a couple of Audaxes. I have just used it again for the first time this winter on a 60 mile round trip to the Dales, and I have to say it felt just as comfortable as my expensive summ...
by Brian
2 Jul 2007, 8:35pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Strange place names
Replies: 146
Views: 17246

ransos wrote:Wetwang is near Upper Thong...


I would'nt want to walk it :lol: :lol:

Upperthong is near to Netherthong.

Both places often feature in the long running tv programme, Last of the Summer Wine.
by Brian
15 Jun 2007, 8:48am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: educating the motoring public
Replies: 91
Views: 13875

Don't feed the trolls
by Brian
14 Jun 2007, 11:00am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: educating the motoring public
Replies: 91
Views: 13875

There is a lot of educating still to do if this motorists attitude is anything to go by.
by Brian
10 Jun 2007, 9:52pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Strange place names
Replies: 146
Views: 17246

Theres a valley on the North Yorkshire moors called Fryup Dale. Every time I see the signs for it I always start to fancy a full English breakfast.
by Brian
8 Jun 2007, 8:12pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: pedal spanner required
Replies: 17
Views: 3800

At the risk of stating the obvious, don’t forget that the non chain side unscrews clockwise.
by Brian
2 Jun 2007, 9:35am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Is it just me?
Replies: 12
Views: 2925

I think it was presented in a neutral rather than a positive light, and simply reporting the winner's crass observations nicely draws attention to the hypocricy. A fair point. My original post was meant mainly to point out the hypocrisy of the winner. For him to take part in such an energy consumin...
by Brian
30 May 2007, 3:37pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycling on the A19 early morning to York Cycle Show
Replies: 12
Views: 3035

vernon wrote:
Aren't you going to give the challenge ride a go. It counts as an Audax ride and the 150km version is a tad lumpy in places.


A tad lumpy? They would have to install a ski-lift to get me up Rosedale Chimney :lol:
by Brian
29 May 2007, 3:56pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Is it just me?
Replies: 12
Views: 2925

Is it just me?

Did anyone else read the article in the latest edition of Cycle (page 15) about the mountain bike race at the North Pole? The winner, who came from Spain, is quoted as saying, “I would like to encourage people to cycle for a cleaner world” So perhaps he could explain how flying from Spain to Norway,...
by Brian
28 May 2007, 7:41pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycling on the A19 early morning to York Cycle Show
Replies: 12
Views: 3035

I’ve never cycled it, but I used to drive the Thirsk to York section on a regular basis during the night. It’s pretty quite during the early hours, but what traffic there is goes well over 70mph on the long straight sections North of Thirsk I believe is all duel-carriageway so you would probably be ...
by Brian
17 Mar 2007, 10:22pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Crazy Cycle Lanes
Replies: 20
Views: 6277

Crazy Cycle Lanes

http://www.warringtoncyclecampaign.co.u ... the-month/

I am not sure if this link has been posted on here before, but for anyone who hasn’t seen it there are some hilarious examples of cycle lanes. Or maybe not so funny when you consider the safety aspect.
by Brian
10 Mar 2007, 10:26am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Audax Insurance
Replies: 2
Views: 1006

Hi nurgles,

Good luck with the Audax, and yes, your CTC insurance is the only cover you require.
by Brian
5 Mar 2007, 12:27pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Jon Snow
Replies: 16
Views: 4627

Regards acf and ctc corner, I am not surprised that some people are a little mystified. As I understand it the acf forum was started by some people who had a big fall out over on Cycling Plus. The ctc corner is just a part of acf provided for ctc members to post on. It has no actual official connect...
by Brian
1 Mar 2007, 9:40pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: First audax
Replies: 16
Views: 3378

Yes, it’s nearly like a marathon. The main difference is that it’s not a race. You just have to finish within the allotted time to be shown on the audax uk web site. Medals and things can be won over the course of the season if you take part in enough events. If the following link works it gives all...
by Brian
28 Feb 2007, 10:59am
Forum: On the road
Topic: First audax
Replies: 16
Views: 3378

If you are able to do 100 miles then you should have no problems with an Audax. Even maybe a 200k one (125 miles) As pointed out by eileithyia, the minimum speed is usually 15kph although for the Audax on this thread it was only 12kph (7½ mph) Even I had no trouble enjoying a couple of good cafe sto...