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by DevonDamo
27 May 2020, 1:09pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: how can I fix my back pain?
Replies: 10
Views: 217

Re: how I can fix my back pain?

Suggestion: this is your first post and there's a rich tradition on here of people posting a single question which opens a floodgate of opinion and advice, and they then never show their faces again. Could I suggest you do a follow-up post and use it to upload your video and photo in a different for...
by DevonDamo
26 May 2020, 11:44pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Keeping to the left
Replies: 11
Views: 531

Re: Keeping to the left

We are all aware that there are many more cyclists on the road. One worrying thing I find is that I frequently find cyclists in a group spread across the road so that I often find a cyclist coming towards me on my side of the road. Just to be clear this is when I'm on my bike - it's not a motorist ...
by DevonDamo
24 May 2020, 1:45pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Truly Weird... a Fausto Coppi coincidence
Replies: 5
Views: 404

Re: Truly Weird...

Confirmation bias It would only be confirmation bias if the OP had used this observation to support a specific hypothesis (e.g. 'God is trying to give me a message') whilst failing to give equal consideration to the trillions of other potential coincidences which haven't happened. Despite the fact ...
by DevonDamo
20 May 2020, 8:32pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lockdown non-touring quiz
Replies: 1120
Views: 25111

Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

Another clue: I'm biting my tongue on this one as I haven't got a location ready to follow on with.
by DevonDamo
16 May 2020, 11:58am
Forum: On the road
Topic: The 'M' Word Motorist
Replies: 72
Views: 2201

Re: The 'M' Word Motorist

I couldn't find anything juicy. Come on, spill the beans, what does it mean? Motard is an attempt at a portmanteau of 'motor' and 'retard.' I hadn't previously been aware of 'moron' being a sensitive term, but using 'retard' as an insult is definitely right up there with 'spastic' or 'gay' and is a...
by DevonDamo
16 May 2020, 10:59am
Forum: On the road
Topic: The 'M' Word Motorist
Replies: 72
Views: 2201

Re: The 'M' Word Motorist

I don't believe the various versions of this 'M' word have gained any traction anywhere except with a few determined individuals on this forum over the past year or so. There's a good reason for this - as witty epithets, they're so badly executed that there's a certain irony in using them to insult ...
by DevonDamo
14 May 2020, 10:52pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclist fined for riding on the M58
Replies: 49
Views: 1515

Re: Cyclist fined for riding on the M58

You seem to have mis-read my post which I think was number 12 in your list. If you re-read what I said I didn’t refer to the misguided soul who cycled on the motorway but rather complained at the lack of equal provision for cyclists. If we as a country can provide fast, level and direct routes for ...
by DevonDamo
14 May 2020, 9:35pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclist fined for riding on the M58
Replies: 49
Views: 1515

Re: Cyclist fined for riding on the M58

There are a lot of people out there that want to get cycling banned, and many of them seem to be posting in this thread. It's a bit of a Groundhog Day situation here. Every time there's a report of a motorist doing something vindictive or stupid, they're rightly slated for having done so. However, ...
by DevonDamo
14 May 2020, 4:51pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclist fined for riding on the M58
Replies: 49
Views: 1515

Re: Cyclist fined for riding on the M58

There are a lot of people out there that want to get cycling banned, and many of them seem to be posting in this thread. It's a bit of a Groundhog Day situation here. Every time there's a report of a motorist doing something vindictive or stupid, they're rightly slated for having done so. However, w...
by DevonDamo
12 May 2020, 1:43pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycle Helmet Recommendations & Gift Ideas
Replies: 14
Views: 442

Re: Cycle Helmet Recommendations & Gift Ideas

What sort of riding is he doing? If he's doing anything off-road which involves a risk of going over the handlebars, a full-face helmet to protect the face/chin would be useful. Other than that, the biggest selection criterion by far is what he likes the look of. They're all built to a standard so w...
by DevonDamo
12 May 2020, 11:00am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Tent for Brompton
Replies: 32
Views: 1171

Re: Tent for Brompton

OP hasn't been back. I'm new here, but seems to me if you make a request for advice or help you don't then go awol. Totally agree. When a new member's first post is a question or request for advice, all too often they turn out to be 'fire and forget' posts. It also happens with established forum me...
by DevonDamo
9 May 2020, 3:38pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ADVICE: Which mountain bike do I get ???
Replies: 13
Views: 591

Re: ADVICE: Which mountain bike do I get ???

Thanks for the clarifications, I had bought my daughter a MTB and she loves it. Not sure If the same rule applies for kids as she loves it, if not I would sell it and get her a hybrid. Not sure how it works for Kids I've only been giving you a very 'techie' opinion on which bike is theoretically op...
by DevonDamo
8 May 2020, 11:29pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ADVICE: Which mountain bike do I get ???
Replies: 13
Views: 591

Re: ADVICE: Which mountain bike do I get ???

thanks for the updates, tbh I am a bit confused. It was a friend who gave me a hybrid, and they all had hybrids, but I am not comfortable riding on the road, so my friend at the gym who has a MTB said to go for MTB. I just read up info https://www.duvine.com/blog/road-hybrid-or-mountain-which-bicyc...
by DevonDamo
7 May 2020, 9:17pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What sort of bike to buy for mainly road & some flatish off-road?
Replies: 7
Views: 447

Re: What sort of bike to buy for mainly road & some flatish off-road?

This might be a bit random but does anyone use walkies to communicate when out on a ride? Been thinking of getting some anyway and wondered if they could be used for this purpose also? If so anyone got any recommendations? I've used walkie-talkies for rock climbing and to stay in touch with friends...
by DevonDamo
6 May 2020, 9:56pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ADVICE: Which mountain bike do I get ???
Replies: 13
Views: 591

Re: ADVICE: Which mountain bike do I get ???

I've just looked at the Trans Pennine trail to Hornsea beach online and it seems to be a smooth path, so no need for a mountain bike. What hybrid bike were you borrowing previously and what do you want to improve over that? If it was an otherwise good bike, but not comfy enough, you might be able to...