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by mw3230
5 Jul 2009, 4:06pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: nearly done
Replies: 7
Views: 632

Re: nearly done

On 23rd September I hope I too can report 'all done' Congrats, is there a single outstanding memory; and how many times did you think 'I wish I'd never started this'?
by mw3230
5 Jul 2009, 3:54pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Houston, we have a problem
Replies: 9
Views: 893

Re: Huston, we have a problem

I'm pleased to report that our internet seems to be working as normal - only thing is, having no technical knowledge I'm not sure if it's normal at all. Nonetheless it se@em to br ko. Plissed the spoolchucker os wonking orlrit.
by mw3230
2 Jul 2009, 8:35pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Micheal Shields not released.......
Replies: 11
Views: 1068

Re: Micheal Shields not released.......

To give an informed opinion it would be necessary to review the full file of evidence along with learned advice....... but surely this is what has been done?
by mw3230
2 Jul 2009, 9:08am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Just finished LEJOG
Replies: 6
Views: 572

Re: Just finished LEJOG

I strongly suspect that the person who wrote about the 'grimness of Northern England' would describe New England in the Fall as a vista comprised of trees with their leaves dying! Pah!
by mw3230
2 Jul 2009, 9:04am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: 3-4 Day UK Bike Trip
Replies: 7
Views: 567

Re: 3-4 Day UK Bike Trip

Yes, The Coast and Castles is suitable for a road bike although I wouldn't want to do it with narrow racing tyres. I have 23c tyres and have been along most of the off road (footpath) section without any difficulty. Clearly touring tyres would be a little more comfortable but the path is reasonably smooth and well made
by mw3230
30 Jun 2009, 4:53pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Yet another Helmet thread
Replies: 26
Views: 3110

Re: Yet another Helmet thread

Try wearing a buff under your helmet - it soaks, wicks etc and may remove the need for too frequent washings. You may think this would heat you up but it seems to add to the comfort and also stops perspiration trickle down
by mw3230
29 Jun 2009, 3:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Post codes on 705 Edge
Replies: 1
Views: 205

Post codes on 705 Edge

I've recently taken delivery of a Garmin 705 Edge with City Navigator Europe. The advertising blurb on the seller's website commented that the map was now updated to include full UK post code searches. So far I have been unable to discover how to enter a post code (the instruction are somewhat brief!). If anyone has this model can they tell me if there is something I'm missing - is there a 'field' for a post code on the search screen, or have I been sold an older version of the map. Thought I'd try and get the correct info before approaching the seller. Thanks
by mw3230
25 Jun 2009, 3:23pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: In the eye of the beholder ..
Replies: 4
Views: 432

Re: In the eye of the beholder ..

Why man hadaway with ya, that's nee botha! (Tsk tsk old chap, that's not a problem at all)
by mw3230
25 Jun 2009, 12:01pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: In the eye of the beholder ..
Replies: 4
Views: 432

In the eye of the beholder ..

Yesterday I cycled a circular route between Alnwick and Bamburgh in Northumberland including a section alongside the fantastic coastline. If anything ever answers the question 'why cycle' then a ride like yesterday's does it in spades - clear blue skies, fabulous countryside, historic castles, abundant wildlife and good refreshments. There are many parts of the UK which can rival but none can beat Northumberland
by mw3230
25 Jun 2009, 11:53am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: JOG finishing post
Replies: 23
Views: 2008

Re: JOG finishing post

I'm doing LEJOG in September courtesy of CTC Hols and whilst I appreciate the above comments (and never having undertaken such a long tour) I feel that the satisfaction will be from having ridden the miles, not from seeing tawdry or unkempt touristy landmarks at each end. Indeed, I may be a little at odds with many, but I prefer the less developed sites and areas of the UK and I wouldn't pay some profiteer for the pleasure of a photograph. However it takes all sorts and I would not disparage those whose view differs from mine.
by mw3230
22 Jun 2009, 6:50pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Who won the GRAND SPRING DRAW?
Replies: 5
Views: 269

Re: Who won the GRAND SPRING DRAW?

Are there no 'CTC officials' monitoring this discussion who can give us an answer, or is it a fact that there are really no winners - I can't believe that this is the case. Perhaps everyone threw their tickets away after all! Oh dear .... I've just had an awful thought - surely the 'officals' can't be at Wimbledon enjoying corporate hospitality
by mw3230
22 Jun 2009, 1:30pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Northern Rock Cyclone
Replies: 2
Views: 349

Re: Northern Rock Cyclone

It may be that 'flying marshalls' should be deployed to gate duty ... and litter picking
by mw3230
22 Jun 2009, 10:36am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Anyone fancy a read?
Replies: 15
Views: 793

Re: Anyone fancy a read?

Interesting .... but a little too much time on the laptop and too little on the bike? Get thee on another trek. Have you done anything in Europe?
by mw3230
22 Jun 2009, 10:34am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Litter Everywhere
Replies: 24
Views: 1183

Re: Litter Everywhere

In a similar vein, what about dog mess. I religiously bag anything my dog does and dump it in a bin (sometimes have to walk miles). Some seem to bag it and then hang the bag on a hedge or fence - WHY? Do they think there is a 'poo monitor' following behind?
by mw3230
22 Jun 2009, 1:08am
Forum: On the road
Topic: So there I was
Replies: 17
Views: 1579

Re: So there I was

I was always brought up to believe that 'two wrongs don't make a right' but on the other hand, when I'm driving I'm a motorist and when I'm cycling, motorists are the enemy!!