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by lbomaak2
16 Jan 2020, 11:05pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: A wee problem
Replies: 20
Views: 1724

Re: A wee problem

It's a while since I posted this, but I recently spoke to a urologist (admittedly in an informal setting rather than a formal consultation): after I described my symptoms, he immediately told me that I had an overactive bladder. It's a very common condition, and annoying rather than debilitating (at...
by lbomaak2
15 Nov 2019, 9:03pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Help for non-member of CUK
Replies: 19
Views: 1027

Re: Help for non-member of CUK

The police won't prosecute. H'mmmm....... apologies for asking but the police, did they give a reason for not prosecuting? Actually, I had misunderstood what my son told me when I wrote that they won't prosecute. They are still gathering evidence, so there is still the possibility of prosecution. A...
by lbomaak2
15 Nov 2019, 9:23am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Help for non-member of CUK
Replies: 19
Views: 1027

Re: Help for non-member of CUK

To be honest this is why I would go to a claims solicitor, they can collate all the electronic data, get medical records and present everything to the other side's insurers. Plus they will not settle too quickly, giving full opportunity to see how the injury heals, you could settle quickly too quic...
by lbomaak2
13 Nov 2019, 8:08pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Help for non-member of CUK
Replies: 19
Views: 1027

Re: Help for non-member of CUK

take a look at this topic https://forum.cyclinguk.org/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=133764&p=1413884&hilit=knocked#p1413884 Btw you can still use the Cycling UK solictors. You can deal directly with his insurance company. if there is no serious injury I would do it this way, they can be quite gen...
by lbomaak2
13 Nov 2019, 2:31pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Help for non-member of CUK
Replies: 19
Views: 1027

Re: Help for non-member of CUK

Thank you. What's the easiest way to find out the driver's insurance details? We do have the van registration.
by lbomaak2
13 Nov 2019, 10:57am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Help for non-member of CUK
Replies: 19
Views: 1027

Help for non-member of CUK

I had family membership for my son until he was 18. He's not a particularly keen cyclist, only uses a bike for short utility rides, so I didn't insist on him remaining a Cycling UK member. He has been knocked off in an incident that was clearly the driver's fault: my son was going along a straight r...
by lbomaak2
17 Aug 2019, 3:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: New verb
Replies: 30
Views: 1481

New verb

We are used to brand name becoming verbs; after all, who has never googled? Now in the Cyclopedia section of the latest Cycle magazine, a correspondent says that his wheel "pringled". The meaning is obvious, at least to anyone who has ever seen Pringles. But have I been leading a sheltered...
by lbomaak2
5 May 2019, 10:23pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Black Waterproof jackets - a bad idea?
Replies: 164
Views: 5728

Re: Black Waterproof jackets - a bad idea?

...I have had zips get stuck before, but never in such a permanent way. Has anyone else had an experience like this? I've never had to cut one off. Take it off over your head like a pullover and then it's easier to free when you are not wearing it and getting hot and bothered. I tried that, but the...
by lbomaak2
5 May 2019, 3:45pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Black Waterproof jackets - a bad idea?
Replies: 164
Views: 5728

Re: Black Waterproof jackets - a bad idea?

Slightly off-topic maybe, but a black waterproof jacket is definitely a bad idea if it requires a pair of scissors to remove it. I have had my Madison Stellar for 18 months, although it has only been in regular use for less than a year (I carried on using my old jacket until it was completely unwear...
by lbomaak2
2 May 2018, 8:32pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Can you swim?
Replies: 50
Views: 2506

Re: Can you swim?

I eventually mastered the mechanics of breaststroke when I was about 12, and was OK swimming widths in the shallow end. I had (and still have) a phobia of being in water to deep to stand up in. One day when I was 14, my parents decided to make me confront the phobia. After we got home from the swimm...
by lbomaak2
15 Apr 2018, 8:14pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Cycling is too quick
Replies: 3
Views: 466

Cycling is too quick

Did others hear Alexei Sayle on BBC Radio 4 "Broadcasting House" programme this morning? He came up with an excuse for not cycling which Cycling UK's PR people may have some difficulty dealing with. He said that he used to be a keen cyclist, but the problem is that cycling gets you to your...
by lbomaak2
11 Apr 2018, 5:51pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Bikes on trains and a moral conundrum
Replies: 85
Views: 5288

Re: Bikes on trains and a moral conundrum

The photos will speak for themselves, but I must add that the stowage isn't good. Mercian came out of the wheel slot after a while, and I had to hang the handlebars over the fold-up seat to anchor it and stop it moving back and fore as the train swayed this way and that. Not surprised the wheel-slo...
by lbomaak2
7 Apr 2018, 9:15pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Bikes on trains and a moral conundrum
Replies: 85
Views: 5288

Re: Bikes on trains and a moral conundrum

I'm not a frequent user of trains with my bike, but over the years I have travelled on trains with just about every variety of bicycle accommodation there is. I seem to have been really lucky on those occasions when I have used a busy train. The typical scenario when boarding is that the train condu...
by lbomaak2
29 Mar 2018, 3:01pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: HedgeHog Watch.
Replies: 3
Views: 453

Re: HedgeHog Watch.

We also have good hedgehog facilities in our garden: weedy area, overgrown hedge, pond, space under the decking, plenty of slugs to eat. But we haven't had any hedgehogs in the 11 years we have lived here. Frogs, newts, foxes, the occasional peacock (!); but no hedgehogs. Whereas in my old bachelor ...
by lbomaak2
29 Mar 2018, 2:51pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The hills with no name
Replies: 8
Views: 704

Re: The hills with no name

bovlomov wrote:Can we not compromise? A small shuffle of letters makes The Cloudia Rainier Hills


But the Americans have already got a Rainier mountain, in Washington State.