Cycling in and around Birmingham England
Hi all,Just looking for an opinion. I am hoping to go touring again soon an I am considering using some 28 spoke wheels. The reason being that they have much better hubs, they freewheel noticeably…Continue
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Just saw this and thought it might be of interest to some:…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by John K Nov 28, 2013.
Just saw this on the BBC news website. Looks like bikes are being banned on some roads in Calcutta, India.It seems odd, given that there are a greater number of journeys made there by bike than car,…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by CKS Oct 3, 2013.
So here it is, I’ll try to keep it brief.
Just 3 weeks after my initial go at touring I’m back on the train to Aberystwyth, only this time I’m with a friend. She’s toured before, like serious touring and so there’s a lot I could learn from her. For a start, I think I was carrying a bit more stuff and yet I seemed to have no extra provisions – poor management!…Continue
Posted on September 5, 2013 at 7:30
The rain had stopped, the sun was out, all was well. I had breakfast, got back on the road and within 2km the rain came. I had a jacket with me and, as crazy as it sounds, I was sort of hoping for a splash of rain to test these waterproof panniers. Well they worked, so well done Ortlieb! After just 6km is gets lumpy again, category 4 climb, kicking up to 12% at times. I was a bit cold from the rain and so I was quite happy to have to work at this point.
After Much Wenlock…Continue
Posted on August 11, 2013 at 21:33 — 2 Comments
Having had a good nights sleep, not being woken by the tremendously loud, inhumane snoring coming from the adjacent tent pitch, I cook breakfast and get packed up to get on the road. First up is a little climb out of the campsite, 200m over 4.7km with a great view of Snowdon on the left. Great place to take pictures.…Continue
Posted on August 11, 2013 at 21:08
Some of you may remember me talking about touring a while back, and then recently said I was going to give it a go to see what I thought of it. Recently I have been asking about tents suitable for touring as I wanted to try it soon.
Well, I did and it was great. Here’s my journey.
I got the train to Aberystwyth on Friday morning, cost £15, which seemed reasonable to me. I met another cyclo-tourist from Birmingham, he was…Continue
Posted on August 11, 2013 at 20:00 — 2 Comments