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by Oop North John
Thu May 30, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: ADVENTURE BIKE RIDER
Topic: Biker with Ear Problem
Replies: 15
Views: 1061

Re: Biker with Ear Problem

Agreed that too much external noise cancelling is counter productive, so tend to like having music playing as it means I hear what I want to. I'm sure that there was a link to some fairly cheap in ear monitors a while back, but haven't been able to find it :(
by Oop North John
Wed May 29, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: Les Grande Route des Alpes - Current info?
Replies: 6
Views: 429

Re: Les Grande Route des Alpes - Current info?

herman wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 1:30 pm
Me too, good innit.
Yes indeed, so much to see and so many passes a short distance away, and a small enough place for it to feel friendly :D
by Oop North John
Wed May 29, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: Les Grande Route des Alpes - Current info?
Replies: 6
Views: 429

Re: Les Grande Route des Alpes - Current info?

They're useful as they seem to give up-to-date information. A couple more sites: http://www.inforoutes06.fr/fr/#6107 http://www.inforoute04.fr/ And some webcams to get an idea of what the weather is / has been: https://www.tourisme-alpes-haute-provence.com/webcam/ And the forecast: http://www.meteof...
by Oop North John
Mon May 27, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: Les Grande Route des Alpes - Current info?
Replies: 6
Views: 429

Re: Les Grande Route des Alpes - Current info?

Best look at the French department sites for up to date information, like this one: http://inforoute.hautes-alpes.fr/www/index.html
by Oop North John
Sun May 12, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: Go Big and Ride Small
Replies: 165
Views: 13810

Re: Go Big and Ride Small

This and other threads got me thinking, so now an owner of the type of bike I first owned, and which I passed my test on, a few years ago. Remember going out on the roads around York on it, proper adventure riding! The mighty YB100, a 1990's vintage not the late 70's I had, but a simple lightweight...
by Oop North John
Sun May 12, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: BIKES
Topic: Go Big and Ride Small
Replies: 165
Views: 13810

Re: Go Big and Ride Small

This and other threads got me thinking, so now an owner of the type of bike I first owned, and which I passed my test on, a few years ago. Remember going out on the roads around York on it, proper adventure riding! The mighty YB100, a 1990's vintage not the late 70's I had, but a simple lightweight ...
by Oop North John
Fri May 10, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: Police and thieves...
Replies: 16
Views: 1136

Re: Police and thieves...

Been watching a programme about shipwrecks and it makes much the same point that the ruling classes made the laws to enable them to remain the ruling classes and that any transgressors, especially those who stole etc from the ruling classes were firmly put in their place, probably underground. That ...
by Oop North John
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: WE LOVE PICS
Topic: A photo you took, today
Replies: 8008
Views: 795268

Re: A photo you took, today

One of General Wade's bridges over the upper River Spey.
by Oop North John
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: WE LOVE PICS
Topic: A photo you took, today
Replies: 8008
Views: 795268

Re: A photo you took, today

The parallel roads of Glen Roy in the back ground, been to Spean Bridge etc dozens of times and never knew that the geological feature was so close.
by Oop North John
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: RIDE REPORTS
Topic: Glencoe Camping
Replies: 9
Views: 586

Re: Glencoe Camping

Was up there a couple of years, but I'm not a rufty tufty biker, so used the pods here:

https://www.invercoe.co.uk/micro-lodges-in-glencoe/

Lucky to have not too bad weather, and a dusting of snow on the hills, your great pictures are making me make some plans!

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