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by Dean
Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Cafes and Cake Stops
Topic: Harbourside Cafe
Replies: 0
Views: 94

Harbourside Cafe

Those wanting a different experience to that offered by "Nauti but nice, at Porthleven, may wish to look across the harbour to the harbourside cafe. It certainly gets my vote. Plenty of room, during the winter, at least, for parking bikes safely in the small courtyard at the front and room a plenty ...
by Dean
Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Cafes and Cake Stops
Topic: Jenn’s Diner
Replies: 0
Views: 87

Jenn’s Diner

This was Keith’s suggestion and followed up by the OGIL on a very wet Wednesday morning. 5 dripping cyclists were made welcome and the leatherette seats coped with our sogginess completely. Advertised as Good Cornish Food with an American style it didn’t disappoint. Bright and welcoming with the Juk...
by Dean
Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 2
Views: 162

Re: Insurance

Completely impracticable then, Adrian. Haven’t seen many Wheelers out on Sunday, or Wednesday, with half a ton of ironwork hanging from the seat post. My protection has always to be to make sure that there is a more attractive looking bike on top of mine at the cafe stop, but I do use a simple cable...
by Dean
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 2
Views: 162

Insurance

What are the pros and cons of insuring your bikes, either through your house insurance or separately? Any recommendations and any potholes to avoid?
by Dean
Fri Oct 26, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Cafes and Cake Stops
Topic: Cafe Chaos
Replies: 0
Views: 171

Cafe Chaos

Most of the cafes on regular Wheelers ride routes are to the north west and west of Falmouth. The Cafe Chaos fully fits the bill for a suitable cafe stop on the outskirts of Truro, but alas, is only open during week days. Run by the Chaos Group (Community helping all of Society) the cafe offers good...
by Dean
Sun Oct 07, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Cafes and Cake Stops
Topic: St Agnes Bakery
Replies: 0
Views: 115

St Agnes Bakery

If “Pasties or cake” suits you then the bakery in St Agnes is a great weekday destination. Mind you, the choice of pasty fillings, including a veggie and a vegan variety that was just superb, will have you pondering for a while. Seating upstairs so order before you go up. Nothing but praise on TripA...
by Dean
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Cafes and Cake Stops
Topic: The Cabin, Perranuthnoe.
Replies: 0
Views: 112

The Cabin, Perranuthnoe.

Make sure you are there by 11am if you want to order off the breakfast menu but whenever you arrive you will be rewarded with good food and good service. Sit outside or in and capture the view. Reasonable prices.
by Dean
Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Helmets or no.
Replies: 10
Views: 845

Re: Helmets or no.

I was surprised, when visiting Amsterdam earlier this summer, to see that very few cyclists wore helmets. Segregated from motorists they were safe from collision with 4+ wheel vehicles but with heavy, two way cycle traffic, which included light motorcycles, and with a multitude of speeds, types of b...
by Dean
Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Helmets or no.
Replies: 10
Views: 845

Re: Helmets or no.

You might expect that there would be a touch of levity in my posts, Robin, but rim brakes are not as good as disc brakes and tricross brakes are worse than most. That is the reason I always ride at the back, well behind, out of the way. Perhaps I should in fact ride at the front? You mention the vel...
by Dean
Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Helmets or no.
Replies: 10
Views: 845

Re: Helmets or no.

I would go as far as saying that helmets should be worn on club rides. I think the club has a duty of care to members and should insist that helmets are worn. Amanda’s points are very valid. The risk of falling off is greater when riding together. No matter how experienced you are, me being just in ...