M. Cann

Helpful votes received on reviews: 99% (194 of 196)
Location: Berkshire


Top Reviewer Ranking: 37,964 - Total Helpful Votes: 194 of 196
Great Caves of the World: 1 by Tony Waltham
Great Caves of the World: 1 by Tony Waltham
This book is a perfect introduction to the diversity of caves around the world. I bought a copy as a present for a 7 year old who loves the amazing diversity of pretty much everything natural-history, and it's a hit (with both of us): Each cave is described over a page or so of text and (very important!) has one or more pictures of the cave. The caves described range in size, type, country, history and reason-of-interest.

Oh, and the book includes Gaping Gill - so if you live near Yorkshire, England and you'd like to do some cave-bagging (not sure if that's a recognized term) then get yourself along to a Gaping Gill wynch-meet and get started. Then plan your holidays for the… Read more
Mirrycle Mountain Bike Bar End Mirror - Black Mirrycle
...and I've got through a few.

Fairly tough, and very adjustable.

My previous mirror (of this type) lasted 7 years or so, and only broke on a recent encounter with some black ice (it was the first bit of the bike to hit the floor). So, when it came to buying a replacement I looked around to see if the science had move on at all - didn't look like it had, so got another of these. Roll on the next 7 years+ .
Cateye El540Rc Econom Force Bike Light - Black Cateye
Provides decent light for a 4xAA battery light, but compared to many Li-ion battery based lights it is quite bulky (not that it's going to put me off - but if you are looking for something bright and light there are better options out there).

There are some nice practical implications of the controls:
hold button down for 2s to switch on or off
double press button to switch to or from flashing mode
press button once to switch between high and low settings
all that means that you can switch between high and low without having to go via "off" or "flashing" - so you'll never lose sight of the road and other traffic users should have no cause… Read more

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