bigjim wrote: stating that it is full of touring articles, rather than just facing up and admit that it's focus lies elsewhere. As you pointed out, re market forces.
One does wonder what the robust defenders agenda is?
Cheers for the reply. I shall move on.
So lets have a look at the magazine, but first let us start with a definitian of touring, not yours, not mine, how about CJs? He seems to embody everything people thought good about CTC that they feel has been lost, so here it is:
Touring has no need of a precise definition. Vague is good. It's about what's going on in your head and being more interested in your surroundings than in the cycling.
So the magazine
Interesting editorial, but not much about touring.
2 page great picture from the Welsh Cycling Festival and a bit of info about it, if you don't think the WCF has anything to do with touring you've obviously never been, you should it's a great weekend.
page of guff from the CEO and page about the Big Bike revival - I'm interested in this, but it's not touring.
page about what's going on in Wales, the off road access is relevant to many who go off road touring
page of campaigning news, safer lorries would be better for everyone and the train carriage very relevant for cycle touring
2 pages flogging raffle tickets - yawn
page of product news, most of those look like they'd interest some touring cyclist
Pedal review - not interested
front rack review - Not touring? What?
Mini V brake review - one of the most talked about tech subjects here, definitely of interest to some tourers
Book reviews, the biggest one the E2E - no touring interest?
range of letters
Something about the chairman leaving
Members bike review - his search for a comfortable touring bike
The off road Welsh touring article you don't like, I've just glanced at it and it makes me want to go
Long piece about Leicester facilities, i can see that not everyone would be interested but I am
Touring the Western Front
Q&As some subjects there of interest to tourers
Fat bike review - not interested
Hybrid review (Tested on tour) mildly interested
Another brake review, another subjest that keeps coming up on here - not of interest to tourers? You'd have to be kidding
Some membership and contacts stuff
Four great travelers tales, pure touring, I really like the family on the High Peak one.
You think it has no touring interest? And anyone who thinks it does has an agenda? Just what's yours?