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by Swallow
31 Mar 2016, 12:59pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Alternative road route from Roscoff to Carhaix-Plouger
Replies: 11
Views: 851

Re: Alternative road route from Roscoff to Carhaix-Plouger

[quote="quilkin"]Yes, D769 is great. Nice quiet but wide road, gently climbing up towards Heulgoat. Divert to the D14 at Berrien to go to Heulgoat (nice little town, good cafes for lunch). Then down along the river to join the D769 again. Done it several times.
I've also done the D9 / D54 way but it wasn't as interesting. Still quiet roads though.[/
This is the route a friend and I used when cycling from Morlaix to Carhaix-Plouger. I think it used to be the main road but was superseded by a new road so is little used. By the way, there's a bar in Carhaix run by an expat Cornishman that makes great pasties
by Swallow
5 Jan 2016, 3:16pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: First 'dropped bar' road bike Ideas ?
Replies: 30
Views: 2854

Re: First 'dropped bar' road bike Ideas ?

If you are happy with your hybrid, you could try these http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/jtek-superli ... prod36472/ I've never used them so no idea if the're any good but may be a cheap option to see how you get on with drops
by Swallow
22 Nov 2015, 10:54pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How can people chuck £800 away?
Replies: 31
Views: 2287

Re: How can people chuck £800 away?

I was going to sell my Raleigh Randonneur (Rosie) to my brother. My daughter said "You can't sell Rosie, you've had her as long as you've had me" 22 years
by Swallow
22 Nov 2015, 10:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How can people chuck £800 away?
Replies: 31
Views: 2287

Re: How can people chuck £800 away?

hondated wrote:
Swallow wrote:There are many reasons, I have a brand new Dawes Clubman in the garage that has never been ridden. I suffer from Spinal Stenosis, Psoriatic Arthritis and DDD and have had spinal surgery and haven't been able to ride for some time. I also have three other bikes just sat there but selling seems like giving up.

Swallow sorry to read that and your right in keeping them as who knows whether your health may hopefully improve and if it doesn't then looking at those bikes I am sure will remind you of those good times you had riding them.
I one worked with a young fella that use to ride a Yamaha R1 motorcycle until he was diagnosed with MS and was wheel chair bound but he was determined that he would never sell it as it held so many good memories for him.

Thank you hondated
by Swallow
22 Nov 2015, 5:44pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How can people chuck £800 away?
Replies: 31
Views: 2287

Re: How can people chuck £800 away?

tyreon wrote:I'm sticking up for Swallow...tho he needs no sticking-up for. Also,I know no one has critiqued him. Nevertheless,sometimes you need that bit of hope...and,after all, he aint hurting anyone. This is all transference(by me!)as my back isn't quite right(after back strengthening exercises went wrong!),and cos it's winter and I'm a bit fed up. Swallow,I hope you get there. Sunshine and Spring on its way always helps me. Steady is the best advice.

Thanks tyreon, weakness in the legs is the biggest problem at the moment so plenty of gym work and strengthening exercises. First thing I did after the op last November was to enter our Club Audax the following April, thinking I'd be sorted by then but it didn't happen. Fingers crossed for the coming year
by Swallow
22 Nov 2015, 4:58pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How can people chuck £800 away?
Replies: 31
Views: 2287

Re: How can people chuck £800 away?

No problem De Sisti, doesn't make sense to me either :roll:
by Swallow
22 Nov 2015, 3:00pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How can people chuck £800 away?
Replies: 31
Views: 2287

Re: How can people chuck £800 away?

De Sisti wrote:
Swallow wrote:There are many reasons, I have a brand new Dawes Clubman in the garage that has never been ridden. I suffer from Spinal Stenosis, Psoriatic Arthritis and DDD and have had spinal surgery and haven't been able to ride for some time. I also have three other bikes just sat there but selling seems like giving up.

What? So you bought the Dawes knowing that you had the ailments mentioned above and that you had 3 other bikes that weren't being ridden?

Is this true, or am I missing something?

Thought the op was going to sort out the back problem, sort of an incentive to get back on the bike and it was a good deal. The other ailments are largely controlled by medication. I was riding Sportives and Audax events. Still hoping
by Swallow
22 Nov 2015, 12:32pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How can people chuck £800 away?
Replies: 31
Views: 2287

Re: How can people chuck £800 away?

There are many reasons, I have a brand new Dawes Clubman in the garage that has never been ridden. I suffer from Spinal Stenosis, Psoriatic Arthritis and DDD and have had spinal surgery and haven't been able to ride for some time. I also have three other bikes just sat there but selling seems like giving up.
by Swallow
3 Nov 2015, 8:43pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Statins - side effects
Replies: 575
Views: 49501

Re: Statins - side effects

I have many health problems including Psoriatic Arthritis, Spinal Stenosis and Type Two Diabetes. Following some chest pains I was sent for a MIBI Scan, this measures how well the heart is supplied with blood. As a result I have a letter from the hospital saying the results were very good and the likely hood of my having heart or arterial problems in the future is remote yet my GP still has me on statins. I take so much medication with so many side effects that I have decided to drop the statins
by Swallow
22 Oct 2015, 8:05pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Lorries parking in laybys and blocking the path
Replies: 13
Views: 1275

Re: Lorries parking in laybys and blocking the path

mjr wrote:
Swallow wrote:Near where I live there's a pinch point where vehicles have to stop and give way to oncoming traffic. There's a narrow cycle lane on the inside so that cycles can go straight through, or could if some selfish person didn't park his old Land Rover there every day, blocking the exit

Highway obstruction. Report it to the police.

Last time I phoned the police on the non emergency number, I was on hold for thirty five minutes. No wonder reported crime is going down
by Swallow
21 Oct 2015, 1:34pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Lorries parking in laybys and blocking the path
Replies: 13
Views: 1275

Re: Lorries parking in laybys and blocking the path

Near where I live there's a pinch point where vehicles have to stop and give way to oncoming traffic. There's a narrow cycle lane on the inside so that cycles can go straight through, or could if some selfish person didn't park his old Land Rover there every day, blocking the exit
by Swallow
27 Sep 2015, 11:16am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Painfull feet
Replies: 6
Views: 838

Re: Painfull feet

Sounds like what is commonly called hot foot. If you Google Cyclists hot foot you will get some great info
by Swallow
21 Sep 2015, 10:12pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: fed up with bending down to service bike?
Replies: 9
Views: 935

Re: fed up with bending down to service bike?

Grandad wrote:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Bike-Bicycle- ... 51d70e6ef8


Lidl had this in one of their bike sales just over a year ago. If I remember correctly it was slightly cheaper (the 5%?) and has served me well.

I have the Lidl one not the best but well worth the money
by Swallow
20 Sep 2015, 8:50pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Vitamin B12
Replies: 10
Views: 1659

Re: Vitamin B12

ambodach wrote:I sometimes feel like a human pincushion so plenty of jab experience. Don't want to alarm you but B12 injections are relatively painful as the stuff is fairly thick and has to go in slowly. I jest slightly but at least there should be no after effects and it dies down after a few minutes.

I had the first one on Friday, the Doctor asked the student that was with him to do it, no problem at all, 'tho I think I've developed quite a high pain threshold.
by Swallow
19 Sep 2015, 3:24pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Osteoarthritis
Replies: 14
Views: 1814

Re: Osteoarthritis

ambodach wrote:I am on a cocktail of methotrexate,hydroxychloroquine and naproxen. Ibuprofen is not allowed and the big loss is no alcohol. This mainly affects my hands and wrists and gives difficulty changing gear on my mountain bike and tourer. Have now gone on to Brompton which I can manage ok.
Slowly improving I think but going to see my consultant next week. Not more drugs I hope.

Like you, I''m on a load of drugs, in my case for Psoriatic arthritis and spinal stenosis. I was on Methotrexate, then Humira now inject myself once a month with a drug called Simponi (Golimumab) Not much fun
Do you have bar end shifters or STIs on your tourer. I found STIs easier to use