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by Crazydave
27 Jun 2010, 9:36pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LEJOG at Easter?
Replies: 5
Views: 753

LEJOG at Easter?

Hello everyone, I know it's been a while. I was ill for along time but have finally recovered for now. The reason I'm thinking of doing the ride at Easter is that I'm a newly self employed gardener and I don't want to damage my business taking 2-2.5 weeks off at peak season. I am also hoping to enro...
by Crazydave
27 Oct 2009, 9:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which make of bike is best?
Replies: 8
Views: 671

Re: Which make of bike is best?

I'm looking at getting a second hand bike if I'm going to get a replacement. The bill will be more than £210 if I decide to repair the front forks (strongly advised). From a trade-it magazine, I should be able to get one for less than that. It's complicated at the moment by the fact that I'm not ear...
by Crazydave
27 Oct 2009, 5:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which make of bike is best?
Replies: 8
Views: 671

Which make of bike is best?

I was just wondering if you could help me out here. I'm looking to buy another bike. I don't want to spend a fortune. the one I've got now has unfortunately got a £210+ repair bill on it, after a major accident on Saturday which nearly killed me. My mum has bought a Trade It magazine, since I'm not ...
by Crazydave
8 Aug 2009, 8:15pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Depression
Replies: 43
Views: 3189

Re: Depression

Things are slightly better at the moment. I have got some temporary voluntary work until 24th August. I'm being given more room by my parents as there haven't been any hospital trips for a while now.
by Crazydave
8 Aug 2009, 8:07pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: What is the worst road you've ever cycled on?
Replies: 29
Views: 1474

Re: What is the worst road you've ever cycled on?

Just did the BCQ in Greater London, and the Balckwall Tunnel was pretty scary. I couldn't get hold of the OS map for Eastern London, so had a 5 miles to 1 inch road atlas, which didn't even mark all the roads. I'm amazed I managed to reach all 6 sites in one day. Starting at Beaconsfield meant the w...
by Crazydave
23 Jul 2009, 4:16pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: GDAs for regular cyclists?
Replies: 4
Views: 354

Re: GDAs for regular cyclists?

10000 extra Calories/ week is 1400/day, so you'll be needing almost 4000 to maintain. I think men who get no exercise are meant to eat a bit less than 2500, but if you're marginally over, you may already be burning 2500 without exercise. It depends how old you are too.
by Crazydave
23 Jul 2009, 4:03pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: cyclist nearly knocked door off my car this morning
Replies: 32
Views: 2755

Re: cyclist nearly knocked door off my car this morning

Shouldn't you as a motorist have looked before opening the car door. It's the same with pulling out. You should be giving way to what's already on the road. Plus by the sounds of it you were drunk at the time. I hope you at leat apologised to the cyclist for nearly killing him/her. Granted, not wear...
by Crazydave
23 Jul 2009, 3:57pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclist fined
Replies: 44
Views: 2425

Re: Cyclist fined

It does seem very stupid to cycle on a motorway just because your sat nav told you to. What happened to the days of map reading? There is a perfectly good, easy to follow B road next to it. I always thought your map reading skills were meant to be part of the E2E challenge. :? On a motorway, you may...
by Crazydave
23 Jul 2009, 3:44pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Category Climbs in Britain
Replies: 33
Views: 12940

Re: Category Climbs in Britain

Even if we don't have extreme altitudes in this country, we have some beasts of climbs, e.g. Bathford to Monkton Farliegh, near where I live. You start of at 11% going from 20-90m, then turn off onto a single track road, which attacks the contours directly going up to 200m, at 25%. Only 180m (600ft)...
by Crazydave
23 Jul 2009, 3:33pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: What is the worst road you've ever cycled on?
Replies: 29
Views: 1474

What is the worst road you've ever cycled on?

Just curious to know what the most night marish routes have been for you all. For me, the worst one was probably the A557. This was in my JOGLE. At 4-5pm, it wasn't even quite rush hour, but I could smell the chemical works, it wasexceptionally busy, traffic was ill mannered, it was grade seperated ...
by Crazydave
23 Jul 2009, 3:21pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Where do you keep your bike?
Replies: 51
Views: 2096

Re: Where do you keep your bike?

Mine is outside, but under a special porch/ roof which my dad made a while ago. It's always locked even though I live in a cul-de-sac in a small town because you just never know. It used to be in the shed in our back garden, which was a nightmare with a terraced house, as you can imagine. At my last...
by Crazydave
23 Jul 2009, 3:17pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Healthy Eating
Replies: 88
Views: 3218

Re: Healthy Eating

I would probably look very underweight with a BMI of 19. My "healthy range" is 60-76kg. I weigh 69.5kg, at 174cm and wouldn't want to weigh any less. I have 63.5kg of lean weight, so would have to lose muscle mass as well as all my fat to reach the lower end of the BMI rane, so I couldn't ...
by Crazydave
23 Jul 2009, 3:03pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: GDAs for regular cyclists?
Replies: 4
Views: 354

Re: GDAs for regular cyclists?

My impression is GDA's go up for everything except salt with Calories. Salt is recommended at 6g doing side by side comparisons for men/ women, whereas fat, saturated fat and sugar will go up. I've been told 30% of Calories from fat, 10% limit for saturated fat, 20% from sugar. The remaining 50% sho...
by Crazydave
23 Jul 2009, 2:51pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Depression
Replies: 43
Views: 3189

Re: Depression

I had the graudation ceremony yesterday. It was hard in a way, as I pulled out of my final year so was getting a BSc instead of an MPhys, so was sat with people I didn't know as well. It also meant meeting (very briefly) people I'd already said goodbye to. I managed not to cut last night even though...
by Crazydave
22 Jul 2009, 11:15am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Summer is a washout again.
Replies: 18
Views: 684

Re: Summer is a washout again.

I think most places have had above average rainfall for July already and it's only the 22nd. Southampton is on 55.8mm so far, compared with an average of 36.2mm for the entire month, and has been one of the driest places. June was wet in some places up North as well, although better than average for...