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by scotsmanincumbria
20 Apr 2019, 9:37am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Who are the best/worst drivers on the road?
Replies: 190
Views: 29618

Re: Who are the best/worst drivers on the road?

at about 10pm last night I was out teaching my son to drive. as we approached a village where there was a 30mph sign we slowed down to about 25mph. there was a vehicle about 1/2 mile behind. as we exited the village and the speed limit signs changed to 40mph the vehicle behind was no more than 5ft b...
by scotsmanincumbria
26 Sep 2017, 2:36pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: BC Marshalls
Replies: 10
Views: 820

Re: BC Marshalls

I an a BC Marshal and have been for the last 2 years. We have the power to stop traffic using a lollipop sign with an image of a bike on it. If any vehicle fails to stop then they can be reported to the police for failure to stop as the lollipop sign is the equivalent of a red light. They could be ...
by scotsmanincumbria
26 Sep 2017, 12:59pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: BC Marshalls
Replies: 10
Views: 820

Re: BC Marshalls

I an a BC Marshal and have been for the last 2 years. We have the power to stop traffic using a lollipop sign with an image of a bike on it. If any vehicle fails to stop then they can be reported to the police for failure to stop as the lollipop sign is the equivalent of a red light. They could be p...
by scotsmanincumbria
23 Mar 2017, 12:00pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Timely joke
Replies: 8
Views: 467

Re: Timely joke

gaz wrote:Before going back 60 years on the 29th :wink: .


Surely Only 40 years as that is how long we have been in EEC/EU ;-)
by scotsmanincumbria
14 Mar 2017, 6:36am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Cataracts
Replies: 8
Views: 1179

Re: Cataracts

Had both eyes done 4 years ago. Only of for approx 2 weeks each time. Driving was only 1 week each time.
by scotsmanincumbria
15 Feb 2017, 10:48am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Bus Journey Prices
Replies: 70
Views: 1825

Re: Bus Journey Prices

I live in Kendal, and about 4years ago as a family we were going to take the bus to Windermere to the airshow. On checking the bus fares it was going to cost for 2adults & 2children £30.00. We decided to take the car which cist a total of £10.00 including parking. Total distance was 8 miles. If ...
by scotsmanincumbria
16 Jan 2017, 4:04pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Knee problem
Replies: 2
Views: 532

Re: Knee problem

Thanks for the reply.
Wish it had been a party, I crouched down to mop up a spillage and as I got up I felt my knee go.

Looks like I will be off the bike for a while getting this sorted.
by scotsmanincumbria
13 Jan 2017, 10:13pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Knee problem
Replies: 2
Views: 532

Knee problem

On new years eve at work I tore my medial and lateral meniscus On my left knee (still painful & swollen ). I am waiting on my first appointment with the phisio. Is there any exercises I could be doing to help?
Would using the turbo help or hinder?
by scotsmanincumbria
27 Dec 2016, 1:29pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cars overtaking and then slowing down.
Replies: 71
Views: 7121

Re: Cars overtaking and then slowing down.

reohn2 wrote:You're not alone in this,it's the MGIF and the motors have more right to be on the road attitude,toward cyclist,I term them Numpties,with the brains and foresight of a goldfish :?


That's a bit harsh on the goldfish :wink:
by scotsmanincumbria
16 Nov 2012, 11:17pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling with Type 1 Diabates: Insulin Pump.
Replies: 17
Views: 3059

Re: Cycling with Type 1 Diabates: Insulin Pump.

THink what Sir Steve Redgrave has done in the world of rowing - He too is type 1 diabetic.

That should give you some encouragement!!
by scotsmanincumbria
14 Nov 2012, 2:35pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Cataracts
Replies: 16
Views: 1158

Re: Cataracts

I had my cateracts removed last year. The single vision lenses are very good quality. I now only need glasses for reading and I can get them off the shelf for a couple of pounds. As said above they only do one eye at a time, you have a course of eye drop which you start using 4 times a day and reduc...
by scotsmanincumbria
3 Nov 2012, 4:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Jockey Wheels
Replies: 9
Views: 1628

Re: Jockey Wheels

Thanks for the replies. As the wheels are badly worn I will invest in a new derailleur.

George
by scotsmanincumbria
31 Oct 2012, 6:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Jockey Wheels
Replies: 9
Views: 1628

Jockey Wheels

Looking for a bit of advice. I have been given an old Raleigh 10 speed racer. I have changed the bars to butterfly bars and i am keeping the downtube shifters. I have changed the wheels and now have a 9 speed casette on it. My question is as the rear derailleur will move far enough and I have purchs...
by scotsmanincumbria
27 Sep 2012, 10:32pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: V-Brake Pivot Bolts
Replies: 13
Views: 4032

Re: V-Brake Pivot Bolts

I have a couple in my bits box - PM me your address details and I will pop them in the post in the morning

George
by scotsmanincumbria
15 Sep 2012, 4:58pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: False Cross Bars
Replies: 2
Views: 2664

Re: False Cross Bars

I've got one which Ihave had for years and use for my daughters hybrid. Never had any problems when using it.