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by tykeboy2003
20 Jan 2020, 12:20pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Watch out for bushes
Replies: 16
Views: 812

Re: Watch out for bushes

On monday, cycling home from work I got myself tangled up in a bush which was growing out over the edge of the road - result, spectacular crash, cracked skull, broken shoulder blade and several cracked ribs. Got out of hospital yesterday and seem to be mending well, look like I've done 10 rounds wi...
by tykeboy2003
18 Jan 2020, 4:04pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Watch out for bushes
Replies: 16
Views: 812

Watch out for bushes

On monday, cycling home from work I got myself tangled up in a bush which was growing out over the edge of the road - result, spectacular crash, cracked skull, broken shoulder blade and several cracked ribs. Got out of hospital yesterday and seem to be mending well, look like I've done 10 rounds wit...
by tykeboy2003
30 Dec 2019, 8:45pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Dazzled by new-style vehicle headlights
Replies: 42
Views: 1675

Re: Dazzled by new-style vehicle headlights

peetee wrote:Surely I can't be the only one this bothers?


You're not.
by tykeboy2003
30 Dec 2019, 8:41pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycling (and other) plans 2020
Replies: 30
Views: 1075

Re: Cycling (and other) plans 2020

After an enforced layoff due to a knee injury, I just want to get back to my commute (12 miles a day) and some longer weekend rides. Made a start today with 25 miles. The injury happened at the end of August and I stopped riding regularly a few weeks later, I was hoping to average 10 a day this year...
by tykeboy2003
22 Dec 2019, 1:33pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Getting worse out there?
Replies: 31
Views: 1618

Re: Getting worse out there?

Bigger motor vehicles are causing a lot of damage to country roads, they overfill car park spaces and are a constant danger to more vulnerable road users. Also contributing excessively to pollution and carbon emissions. I work for BCA in the commercials division and a huge proportion of vehicles I ...
by tykeboy2003
22 Dec 2019, 1:20pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Why wear black?
Replies: 640
Views: 15553

Re: Why wear black?

My morning & evening commute has recently been in dark ,wet & often foggy weather. I have been surprised by the number of obviously experienced cyclists riding in all black gear. They are usually using good lighting, but why put yours at greater risk of being inconspicuous by wearing black?...
by tykeboy2003
20 Aug 2019, 7:03am
Forum: On the road
Topic: A noob asks... what is the point of toe clips for a commute?
Replies: 52
Views: 3304

Re: A noob asks... what is the point of toe clips for a commute?

I don't use clip-in pedals, I have traditional pedals with strapless toe clips on both my tourer and hybrid (for my commute). I only use them to keep my foot in the best position for efficient cycling (preventing my feet sliding about and the pedal ending up under my instep). I suspect that the vast...
by tykeboy2003
20 Aug 2019, 6:55am
Forum: On the road
Topic: At what time can I get away with a bike on a train in London?
Replies: 15
Views: 1138

Re: At what time can I get away with a bike on a train in London?

On a rare visit to The Smoke on saturday, I saw a lad with his road bike sitting in a regular seat on the tube. I'm pretty sure that's not allowed.
by tykeboy2003
5 Aug 2019, 7:33pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Uses for an old/near new tyre?
Replies: 25
Views: 3528

Re: Uses for an old/near new tyre?

Paulatic wrote:I’m pleased you put a question mark :D


Tongue was firmly in cheek.....
by tykeboy2003
5 Aug 2019, 7:06am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Uses for an old/near new tyre?
Replies: 25
Views: 3528

Re: Uses for an old/near new tyre?

Tennis/squash/badminton raquette grip?
by tykeboy2003
26 Jul 2019, 7:14am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Priority for Cyclists?
Replies: 7
Views: 2981

Priority for Cyclists?

Now we have a pro-cycling prime minister, should we start a Parliamentary Petition to get the law changed so that Cyclists have priority on all roads other than Motorways (as they have in Denmark)?
by tykeboy2003
22 Jul 2019, 6:44am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Padded Cycling Shorts - What Do You Wear Under - How Often Do You Wash
Replies: 30
Views: 5042

Re: Padded Cycling Shorts - What Do You Wear Under - How Often Do You Wash

keyboardmonkey wrote:a) nothing
b) each time they are worn, ASAP after a ride.


Agreed.

On point b, I usually have a bath after a ride and the pants have a bath with me.
by tykeboy2003
17 Jul 2019, 7:33am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Red means STOP! or How I began to hate cyclists.
Replies: 166
Views: 13353

Re: Red means STOP! or How I began to hate cyclists.

I understand and agree with your anger, but I find that round where I live, motorists run red lights just as often as cyclists.
by tykeboy2003
17 Jul 2019, 7:30am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Dogs off lead on shared use path
Replies: 97
Views: 11643

Re: Dogs off lead on shared use path

I've noticed that a lot of road-bike people deliberately ignore cycle-paths when they run alongside a road. I seldom use separate cycle paths next to roads unless it's a particularly dangerous road (dual carriage way for example). Often they are more dangerous than the road, near me there's one whi...
by tykeboy2003
13 Jul 2019, 8:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Should I worry about cracks in rim alongside spoke holes ?
Replies: 18
Views: 1262

Re: Should I worry about cracks in rim alongside spoke holes ?

Just ordered a pair of wheels suitable for disks (with cassette, I was thinking of replacing the cassette anyway) for £63.99.