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by TrevA
16 Nov 2018, 6:07pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Is the best rear light, a front light.
Replies: 37
Views: 1178

Re: Is the best rear light, a front light.

When I started riding I was commuting from near Crowle down the A18 to Scunny. I would regularly be riding back from the pub (is the Bent Brief still in existence?) I worked in after we had finished for the night and it would take probably an hour mostly on unlit roads. I did at least have my trust...
by TrevA
16 Nov 2018, 11:39am
Forum: On the road
Topic: HEDGE TRIMMING
Replies: 34
Views: 1088

Re: HEDGE TRIMMING

On yesterday's ride we encountered a 1/4 mile stretch of road covered in hedge cuttings. We were on tenterhooks as we rode past/over them but luckily nobody punctured. It's not practical to get off and walk in your cleated shoes so we just have to run the gauntlet. We also encountered a road that w...
by TrevA
16 Nov 2018, 11:36am
Forum: On the road
Topic: HEDGE TRIMMING
Replies: 34
Views: 1088

Re: HEDGE TRIMMING

On yesterday's ride we encountered a 1/4 mile stretch of road covered in hedge cuttings. We were on tenterhooks as we rode past/over them but luckily nobody punctured. It's not practical to get off and walk in your cleated shoes so we just have to run the gauntlet. We also encountered a road that w...
by TrevA
15 Nov 2018, 5:11pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Cycling Club Names, Z - A
Replies: 19
Views: 1517

Re: Cycling Club Names, Z - A

Bynea CC Maindy Flyers 300 000 miles club OCD Ordre des Cols Durs Dursley CC RSW Rough-Stuff Fellowship The Clarion! I follow a You tuber who is a member of Bynea CC (Ed Laverack) and it's interesting to hear the pronunciation. I would have thought it was Bye-Knee, but it is actually pronounced Bin...
by TrevA
15 Nov 2018, 5:04pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: HEDGE TRIMMING
Replies: 34
Views: 1088

Re: HEDGE TRIMMING

On yesterday's ride we encountered a 1/4 mile stretch of road covered in hedge cuttings. We were on tenterhooks as we rode past/over them but luckily nobody punctured. It's not practical to get off and walk in your cleated shoes so we just have to run the gauntlet. We also encountered a road that wa...
by TrevA
15 Nov 2018, 4:02pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Sustrans Report "UK Cycle Network is unsafe for children"
Replies: 32
Views: 936

Re: UK cycle newwork unsafe for children

I live about 20 yards from an NCN (route 15), but it crosses and recrosses a main road, simply because the path is not wide enough to support it on one side of the road, one of these crossings is light controlled, but the other one isn't. Is the highway corridor not wide enough or does the highway ...
by TrevA
14 Nov 2018, 4:19pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Sustrans Report "UK Cycle Network is unsafe for children"
Replies: 32
Views: 936

Re: UK cycle newwork unsafe for children

I live about 20 yards from an NCN (route 15), but it crosses and recrosses a main road, simply because the path is not wide enough to support it on one side of the road, one of these crossings is light controlled, but the other one isn't. You just have to take your chance with the traffic. I'm not s...
by TrevA
6 Nov 2018, 4:09pm
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: What is stopping women from cycling?
Replies: 143
Views: 14653

Re: What is stopping women from cycling?

My club has around 42% female membership out of 110 members. That's around 50 lady members. They do like to have their own rides - there's a Breeze ride on a Thursday night, a Ladies daytime ride on Fridays and a further Ladies ride on Sundays. Even within the Ladies rides, there are 2 or 3 speed gr...
by TrevA
6 Nov 2018, 3:31pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Prostatitis
Replies: 15
Views: 2605

Re: Prostatitis

Hi,Chris I have a catheter fitted, albeit not for the same reasons. I elected to have a catheter fitted with a tap rather than a bag. Easier to strap onto my thigh, get rid of stuff in the toilet, or behind a hedge, as we cyclists tend to do- just thought you might think it worthy of consideration....
by TrevA
6 Nov 2018, 2:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bar Tape
Replies: 13
Views: 621

Re: Bar Tape

Specialized Bar Phat. Comes with gel inserts that sit underneath the tape and give greater cushioning. My wife has it on her bikes. I find normal cork tape gives enough cushioning.
by TrevA
6 Nov 2018, 2:11pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Download routes from internet
Replies: 11
Views: 620

Re: Download routes from internet

If you are registered on Garmin Connect, have a look at the routes - search Courses. You can display them by List or Map and select one to view the route. These are routes that have been made by others and then made public. I did this whilst on holiday in Somerset and it came back with quite a few s...
by TrevA
6 Nov 2018, 11:31am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: FILUMS ..to see.
Replies: 171
Views: 17489

Re: FILUMS ..to see.

Last night I saw Time Trial. It's a film about David Millar's last year as a professional cyclist. He comes across as a rather a dour person and I'm not sure if he loved or loathed racing, a bit of both maybe. He's held his hand up over the drug use but he is tired of answering questions about it. ...
by TrevA
5 Nov 2018, 6:40pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Halfords to sell Bromptons
Replies: 50
Views: 2486

Re: Halfords to sell Bromptons

Didn't take long, Brompton display filling the window of the Derby Cycle Republic. I was just riding past so didn't have a proper look, but the prominence given to them suggests it's going to be more than just another brand they stock. Yes, I had a lengthy e-mail from Cycle Republic today, extollin...
by TrevA
4 Nov 2018, 11:03pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: BC membership up
Replies: 104
Views: 2340

Re: BC membership up

I see that BC has launched a new 'Commuter' membership category. Was it not a late CTC CEO who objected to BC 'parking tanks on our lawn?'... I've commented on this elsewhere so apologies to the multi forum users for the repetition. This new membership seems to be very limited, just what do you get...
by TrevA
1 Nov 2018, 3:52pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Everday cycling hall of fame
Replies: 19
Views: 809

Re: Everday cycling hall of fame

Josie Dew's more recent exploits involve transporting her 3 kids around by bike - Including a holiday to the Isle of Wight that involved a Circe Tandem ( or was it a triplet) and a trailer. A great example to everyone that it's not necessary to have a car to live everyday life with a family. She wou...