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by LifeintheSaddle
11 Nov 2009, 10:25am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Of cycle paths and city-cycle-maps
Replies: 24
Views: 1496

Re: Of cycle paths and city-cycle-maps

I find the ones provided by tfl in London are generally pretty good, at least along the routes I cycle. The signposting is generally pretty clear and consistent as well. Although for some reason the people who put them up didn't always deem it necessary to signpost a number of (pretty important) tur...
by LifeintheSaddle
30 Oct 2009, 3:00pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...of any good cycling podcasts?
Replies: 15
Views: 2093

Re: ...of any good cycling podcasts?

I'd give my vote to "The Bike Show" as well, it's a pretty good listen.
by LifeintheSaddle
27 Oct 2009, 11:15am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Heart Rate Monitor
Replies: 7
Views: 405

Re: Heart Rate Monitor

How about the Polar CS100, not too pricey and I've read good things about it...

http://www.polarusa.com/us-en/products/cycling/CS100/
by LifeintheSaddle
27 Oct 2009, 10:35am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: why high pressures protect against p*****res
Replies: 17
Views: 1466

Re: why high pressures protect against p*****res

As far as I know, underinflation of tyres can lead to pinch flats as mentioned above but overinflation of tyres can cause additional normal punctures as the tyre has far less give and won't absorb "regular" small stones, glass etc. I think the key is just to inflate your tyre correctly and...
by LifeintheSaddle
26 Oct 2009, 4:06pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: So why DO you cycle?
Replies: 81
Views: 256667

Re: So why DO you cycle?

It's that overwhelming sense of freedom that I get from cycling along with the wind in my hair. I become far more involved with everything around me than when sat in a car. I can hear and feel everything around me which is great. Although smelling taxi exhausts isn't always pleasant, it still makes ...
by LifeintheSaddle
21 Oct 2009, 10:16am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Getting squirted
Replies: 24
Views: 1905

Re: Getting squirted

I must say even the concept of people using their windscreen washers as methods of attack has never come even close to crossing my mind before today. Although I do remember swapping the pump for my rear and front washers around in my old car becasue the front one was broken (and I figured I didn't n...