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by velotrev
25 Jun 2020, 3:53pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: How to report an assault?
Replies: 40
Views: 1655

Re: How to report an assault?

In your report you also need to make sure you emphasise how "alarmed " and "distressed" it made you feel and hopefully this will flag up and be taken more seriously than "just" a traffic offence.
by velotrev
9 Oct 2019, 1:10pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Unprovoked road rage
Replies: 15
Views: 2053

Re: Unprovoked road rage

probably not unrelated to the obvious increased use of recreational drugs...as backed up by the increase in driver s being caught under the influence!
by velotrev
18 Apr 2019, 10:30am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Poyner's of Wolverhampton
Replies: 26
Views: 16200

Re: Poyner's of Wolverhampton

The F.R refers to Fred who as said was known as "nutty" Russell, but should have actually been "Gnutti" which was, I am led to believe, a particular brand of cycle component of which Fred was very fond, hence the nickname. We also had a "Campag" in the cycle club, (Wals...
by velotrev
12 Aug 2018, 10:45am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Death by Dangerous Cycling
Replies: 130
Views: 5460

Re: Death by Dangerous Cycling

If such a law is put in place does that then also mean that "all" cyclists that cycle on the public highway will need insurance?
by velotrev
27 Oct 2017, 10:48am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Diverticulitis/diverticulosis
Replies: 38
Views: 8291

Re: Diverticulitis/diverticulosis

I am not vegetarian. I don't eat a lot of meat though. I have increased my intake of fruit and veg, and also use Fybogel to increase my fibre intake. Only a few weeks ago having returned from holiday, I let my diet fall into old habits, and wasn't getting enough fibre, lo and behold got struck down ...
by velotrev
15 May 2017, 3:55pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Diverticulitis/diverticulosis
Replies: 38
Views: 8291

Re: Diverticulitis/diverticulosis

I have also been diagnosed with diverticular disease and have had two bouts of diverticulitis this year, the latter I am just getting over now. Despite changing my diet (which I thought was OK before). I think the latest bout was caused by getting dehydrated whilst away working, and during the long ...
by velotrev
28 Dec 2016, 3:24pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: 100 mile a day commute?
Replies: 95
Views: 14407

Re: 100 mile a day commute?

Personally I wouldn't recommend it, it sounds too far.
I used to do a 52mile commute when I was in my 20s and was a fit club level racing cyclist. Even then by the weekend I was pretty done in, and add in bad weather, headwinds, ice and snow......!
by velotrev
26 Oct 2016, 3:02pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Prostatitis
Replies: 21
Views: 8239

Re: Prostatitis

I was diagnosed with prostatitis two years ago. I think it started with a urinary tract infection that went wrong.I also declined Ciproflaxin at first as I had side effects to this antibiotic before. After the first month though I had to relent, and finally went on ciproflaxin which thankfully did c...
by velotrev
9 Oct 2015, 3:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What temperature do your shorts come off?
Replies: 47
Views: 4910

Re: What temperature do your shorts come off?

"Never wear shorts in a month that contains an "R"..." I was told as a lad, which I more or less follow with the odd exception. My knees still work 40 years on so hasn't done me any harm.
by velotrev
11 Oct 2014, 5:25pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Clipping and running
Replies: 74
Views: 8007

Re: Clipping and running

I have just added the link to this clip for our next club newsletter.... the tag being..a good illustration that you should never make sudden manouvres when riding in a close line/group!!
by velotrev
30 Apr 2009, 3:23pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: New tarmac composition and modern bike tyres
Replies: 7
Views: 678

Re: New tarmac composition and modern bike tyres

My own experience of these road surfaces is pretty negative having lost a friend and club mate recently due to a fall on such a surface. It has since transpired that this stretch of rural B road in Suffolk has so far caused at least 7 bikes, 1 pedestrian (the paramedic slipped as he stepped off the ...