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by JJF
14 May 2007, 12:14pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Private messages
Replies: 4
Views: 1997

Private messages

I see that there is a system for private messages. How do you send a private message?
JJF
by JJF
13 May 2007, 9:30pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: London to Harwich?
Replies: 6
Views: 2725

London to Harwich?

Hello two-canadians, The pertinent part of th A120 is like a motorway. Motorists would be surprised to come across cyclists. Not recommended. Train to Colchester is a good idea. My suggestion of Shenfield would have given maximum cycle ride but a big problem finding a route. I don't know much about ...
by JJF
12 May 2007, 9:17pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: London to Harwich?
Replies: 6
Views: 2725

London to Harwich?

Hello two-canadians I live about half way along your proposed route. I strongly recommend you to avoid the A roads. Unless somebody offers detailed advice to the contrary I suggest that you take the train from London Liverpool St station to Shenfield. (That's part of Brentwood). From there you shoul...
by JJF
13 Apr 2007, 10:06am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wirelss bike computer
Replies: 1
Views: 718

Wirelss bike computer

I am hoping to buy a wireless bike computer. I've got one with an astonishing array of facilities (most of which I don't want) including heart rate monitor. Essentially what I want is to record distance travelled. The literature says that this computer "Starts Automatically". But it also h...
by JJF
30 Mar 2007, 8:10pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Manchester to Cambridge; any suggestions?
Replies: 5
Views: 1921

Manchester to Cambridge, any suggestions?

The second of the URLs I pasted in doesn't work. If you go to www.sustrans.org.uk, look for Sustrans projects, national cycle network, online mapping. Then you can enter any location.
Good luck.
by JJF
30 Mar 2007, 7:59pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Manchester to Cambridge; any suggestions?
Replies: 5
Views: 1921

Manchester to Cambridge, any suggestions?

Manchester to Cambridge looks to me to be very complicated. The National Cycle Network might be helpful to you. Its developers intend that it could be used for a journey like yours. However I have only used small segments when they happened to coincide with a route I have otherwise found using Ordna...
by JJF
27 Mar 2007, 8:05pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Travelling across Paris
Replies: 7
Views: 2482

Travelling across Paris

I've cycled from Gare du Nord to (I think) Gare de Lyon which is near Gare d'Austerlitz. As somebody else has said, you need a street map but the route is fairly simple. Travel SSE on Boulevard de Magenta, Bd du Temple etc in virtually a straight line to Place de la Bastille. Then fork left to Gare ...
by JJF
19 Feb 2007, 3:47pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Harwich Holyhead
Replies: 5
Views: 2326

Harwich to Holland

Bikepacker The ferry from Harwich is indeed to Hook of Holland not Rotterdam. I noticed that Stena reservation website didn't offer the choice of "bicycle" among their list of vehicles. So I emailed. Their response was as follows: Thank you for your e mail concerning the carriage of bicycl...
by JJF
17 Feb 2007, 9:19pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Carradice saddlebags
Replies: 16
Views: 4369

I have a Carradura saddle bag bought in the last 12 months. It has webbing "bar" for fitting modern rear lights.