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by LollyKat
16 Apr 2019, 11:02am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Mick F route fast but safe.
Replies: 82
Views: 12401

Re: Mick F route fast but safe.

If you have the time (and money!) you could take the ferry from Gill's Bay to St Margaret's Hope, then cycle to Kirkwall and get the ferry to Aberdeen.
by LollyKat
13 Apr 2019, 9:37pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Healthy snack bar
Replies: 19
Views: 900

Re: Healthy snack bar

Mrs R2's bars hold up very well.
by LollyKat
13 Apr 2019, 9:32pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Bike insurance and road side assistance options
Replies: 4
Views: 250

Re: Bike insurance and road side assistance options

For any mechanical problems other than punctures you are never going to be that far from some form of rescue. Be it limping on to a bike shop, a mobile mechanic,another cyclist, or a taxi ride to a bike shop or in worst case a rail station. This ^, most of the time. In remote areas you will find pe...
by LollyKat
12 Apr 2019, 10:08pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Healthy snack bar
Replies: 19
Views: 900

Re: Healthy snack bar

Mmmm - those look good!
by LollyKat
12 Apr 2019, 10:26am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Brompton B75
Replies: 9
Views: 601

Re: Brompton B75

It doesn't have the folding pedal, which costs £35. Still seems a good deal, though.
by LollyKat
7 Apr 2019, 11:18am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Healthy snack bar
Replies: 19
Views: 900

Re: Healthy snack bar

This is my favourite, from Mrs R2. They are dead easy to make, too. I never go anywhere without some. They keep well in a tin, too. Mrs R2's Mueseli bars without added* sugar:- one 397g can of condensed milk 250g rolled oats 75g of prunes and dried apricots 100g dried cranberries 125g mixed seeds 12...
by LollyKat
2 Apr 2019, 2:43pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: June 1st 2019 at Lends End
Replies: 11
Views: 734

Re: June 1st 2019 at Lends End

Just let your eye drift down a few thread titles on this board and you'll see it! :lol:
by LollyKat
30 Mar 2019, 12:24pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Sea to Summit Thermolite Reactor sleeping bag liner
Replies: 16
Views: 543

Re: Sea to Summit Thermolite Reactor sleeping bag liner

Would a Thermatex blanket be any good? I have never tried one but considered getting one to boost my sleeping bag when I thought I might return to camping.
by LollyKat
26 Mar 2019, 10:25am
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: Maternity cycle wear
Replies: 5
Views: 1409

Re: Maternity cycle wear

Most of my life I cycled in (carefully chosen) normal clothes so my pregnancies in the 1980s weren't an issue. Only within the last ten years did I start using lycra for longer runs and touring. All my utility riding is still done in ordinary clothes.
by LollyKat
25 Mar 2019, 3:13pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: My Lidl helmet - and fall
Replies: 62
Views: 2177

Re: Trek comes out with new helmet material, says old helmets are rubbish

my Lidl helmet prevented a bad knock. As I got off my bike I fell backwards against an edge of a path, not very hard but the helmet showed the indent which would have been my head I assume . Thats the sort of accident I would assume a helmet is useful for ? Pretty sure your head would have hurt fro...
by LollyKat
24 Mar 2019, 9:36am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Almost forgot how to ride...
Replies: 7
Views: 1691

Re: Almost forgot how to ride...

Good for you for getting started again! Don't worry - everything will come back and it won't take very long to build up your stamina again. In a few weeks time you'll be laughing.
by LollyKat
23 Mar 2019, 11:18pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Of Cysts and Hysterectomies.
Replies: 29
Views: 898

Re: Of Cysts and Hysterectomies.

Get well soon!
by LollyKat
23 Mar 2019, 11:10pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How do you look behind with falling off your bike
Replies: 51
Views: 5813

Re: How do you look behind with falling off your bike

531colin wrote:What I actually do (and I checked!) is drop my left shoulder down and twist my back to the right and look round my shoulder; my head is on its side so my right ear is up and my left ear is down.

I've never thought of doing it this way but it sounds good - must give it a try!
by LollyKat
23 Mar 2019, 10:08am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How do you look behind with falling off your bike
Replies: 51
Views: 5813

Re: How do you look behind with falling off your bike

I do the opposite of the above. With both hands on the bars, I move my right elbow in towards my torso and drop my RIGHT shoulder a little - this lets me twist my head round a bit more without drifting off my line. For a long look, though, I'll let go with the right hand completely.
by LollyKat
20 Mar 2019, 10:37am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Not all mayhem caused by motorists.
Replies: 20
Views: 3333

Re: Not all mayhem caused by motorists.

It could be anything - gang-related or girlfriend-related....