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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: I carried this on my bicycle
« Reply #875 on: 06 June, 2023, 08:25:25 am »
Meanwhile, the person in the next pitch ....
Sounds like you're on tour somewhere Kim?
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quixoticgeek

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Re: I carried this on my bicycle
« Reply #876 on: 06 June, 2023, 03:57:03 pm »
Meanwhile, the person in the next pitch ....
Sounds like you're on tour somewhere Kim?

Last seen successfully escaping Kent. Whether she gets out of Essex in one piece waits to be seen...

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Re: I carried this on my bicycle
« Reply #877 on: 06 June, 2023, 06:18:46 pm »
I am sure that Essex will be much improved by Kim in passing  ;D
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Kim

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Re: I carried this on my bicycle
« Reply #878 on: 06 June, 2023, 07:49:24 pm »
I escaped Essex, no thanks to the relentless northeasterly or the 400k insects.

The intrepid German from the next pitch is heading for Scotland, so hopefully the wind will stop at some point. He had a good moan about Silly Sustrans Gates (justified by the state of his shins) and maps showing campsites but not warning you that they're only for use by Scouts. Particularly if they're at the bottom of a big hill and the flattery is batt.

Re: I carried this on my bicycle
« Reply #879 on: 06 June, 2023, 08:15:15 pm »
Whether she gets out of Essex in one piece waits to be seen...

J

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Re: I carried this on my bicycle
« Reply #880 on: 06 June, 2023, 10:26:45 pm »
Kim is a resourceful & well prepared lady who carries a backpack nuke to deal with annoying counties... 
Not fast & rarely furious

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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: I carried this on my bicycle
« Reply #881 on: 07 June, 2023, 09:39:11 am »
maps showing campsites but not warning you that they're only for use by Scouts.
I remember falling foul of this with my buddy Jim on one of my earliest cycle expos, early 90s. We ended up in Wiltshire, somewhere near Salisbury Plain, and headed for the campsite marked on the map. Scouts, and all in residence too. But they let us stay, on condition we pitched at the other end of the field, behind the building, and what's more, in the morning the Arkelas, Brown Owls and Grey Wolves, or whatever they call themselves, made us a cup of tea and some breakfast. All for free!

It wouldn't, as they say, happen now.
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Mr Larrington

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Re: I carried this on my bicycle
« Reply #882 on: 07 June, 2023, 06:03:07 pm »
Meanwhile, the person in the next pitch (who didn't seem to understand English, though with hindsight I should try German) appears to be doing some fully loaded Riese and Muller e-cargo-bike touring, with a huge pile of Ortlieb Duffle style bags in the cargo area. I'll try to get a photo in the daylight.

My chum Gunnar is doing something similar around Germany only his is “workpacking” rather than holibobs.
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Re: I carried this on my bicycle
« Reply #883 on: 28 July, 2023, 09:45:53 pm »
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Concretey stuff - 3 trips, one with 3 posts aboard (96kg) not often I use the small chainring around here!

Later this afternoon, fetched Mum's old lawnmower over for a buyer tomorrow.

I was well ready for some calories and a visit to "The Ship", our local re-hydration establishment. Reckon I'll sleep well tonight.

Re: I carried this on my bicycle
« Reply #884 on: 16 June, 2024, 01:19:15 pm »
I recently Freegled a full size pram and the guy came round on a cargo bike to collect it.  He put the body on one side and the frame with two wheels off on the other side.  Daughter on a crossbar seat as well. Much impressed!

It was an Xtracycle conversion which I see they don't make anymore - that seems a shame.