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by mjr
28 May 2020, 9:55am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Baldies, how do you protect your head from burning under your helmet.
Replies: 41
Views: 1022

Re: Baldies, how do you protect your head from burning under your helmet.

If you put anything under a helmet, check it's a helmet that is ok with that. Most aren't. I don’t understand this, I’m assuming it’s a safety issue? But what’s the problem with something very thin like a buff or casquette? I think it defeats the retention strap system on some, so the helmet can sl...
by mjr
28 May 2020, 9:52am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: OS Maps free on line?
Replies: 22
Views: 898

Re: OS Maps free on line?

The OS is a government agency. We've already paid, as did our ancestors. Charge anyone from a country that doesn't also offer their maps for free. No double taxation! You could say that about lots of things. Though at least you accept it has to be paid for. If you don't pay at point of use it means...
by mjr
28 May 2020, 9:43am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Underwear, shorts or bib?
Replies: 19
Views: 495

Re: Underwear, shorts or bib?

Some people just don't get on with having a sweaty pad underneath them and seams around it and are just fine without. Live and let live. It is indeed a personal thing, but you must also recognise that there are people, of which I am one, who do benefit from a good pad, [...] Sure. Knock yourself ou...
by mjr
28 May 2020, 9:35am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Escooter trial to start
Replies: 33
Views: 985

Re: Escooter trial to start

Belgium's road safety institute announces that helmets and hi Vis would be a good way to reduce the numbers of E scooter users injuring their chests, hands, jaws and skulls, but acknowledge this can't be done without killing rental schemes. They also push for a ban on pavement use, which is currentl...
by mjr
28 May 2020, 12:01am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: OS Maps free on line?
Replies: 22
Views: 898

Re: OS Maps free on line?

Probably going to be critised for this comment however - why free? The OS needs to raise money somehow to continue working, so having it free maens you are using , but not contributing to the cost, which seems a little unfair. The OS is a government agency. We've already paid, as did our ancestors....
by mjr
27 May 2020, 11:53pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Underwear, shorts or bib?
Replies: 19
Views: 495

Re: Underwear, shorts or bib?

Usual nonsense! Some nappy wearers just can't accept that some people have terrible problems with them and it's nothing to do with personal hygiene. It's seams, usually. Seams irritate and the ones on pad edges tend to be in very sensitive places. I'll wear seamless underwear instead, thanks. Some p...
by mjr
27 May 2020, 11:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: G-one Allround 700/29 x 2.25
Replies: 9
Views: 291

Re: G-one Allround 700/29 x 2.25

I saw some of those in 35mm (I think) on discount today when looking for new tyres for the Dutchie but instead I chickened out and stuck with the Delta Cruisers I've been using for years.
by mjr
27 May 2020, 9:56pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Cycling UK statement on Covid19
Replies: 16
Views: 1378

Re: Cycling UK statement on Covid19

[...] the 5m advice on Belgian TV or the similar triathlon non-drafting rule of 7m behind the front of the bike in front. British Triathlon drafting rules vary by length of event. Sprint and standard distance = 10m behind the front of the bike in front. Middle and Long distance = 12m behind the fro...
by mjr
27 May 2020, 6:33pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Halfords Cycling UK Discount
Replies: 41
Views: 15528

Re: Halfords

TrevA wrote:(and 15% from Cycle Surgery).

Only the Great Portland St and Bishop's Square (Spitalfields) branches are currently open and the chain is closing down, last I heard: https://road.cc/content/news/270347-cyc ... ustainable
by mjr
27 May 2020, 6:26pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Cycling UK statement on Covid19
Replies: 16
Views: 1378

Re: Cycling UK statement on Covid19

British Cycling suspensions have been extended to 1 September (national/international), 1 August (regionals/sportives) and 4 July (clubs/groups), to be reviewed fortnightly with just two weeks' notice if things get suspended again, making organisers' lives difficult: I wouldn't be surprised if some ...
by mjr
27 May 2020, 5:57pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling to work in hot (or bad) weather
Replies: 17
Views: 502

Re: Cycling to work in hot (or bad) weather

I agree with what's said - 6 miles will take you about half an hour at a relaxed pace. That depends on the route. If there's many junctions, especially if your path through has low priority, it could take far longer. The weather is getting better and better, even quite hot. I was wondering what is ...
by mjr
27 May 2020, 5:49pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Keeping to the left
Replies: 11
Views: 527

Re: Keeping to the left

I rode on the right of a road in town today. By the time I'd avoided the walkers in the road (hurrah social distancing) and the potholes, that's where I was. No riders or drivers coming towards me, though. I've also done it in some similar situations when I wanted to leave a contraflow cycleway to g...
by mjr
27 May 2020, 5:40pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: where to buy ten inner tubes, and which?
Replies: 17
Views: 444

Re: where to buy ten inner tubes, and which?

alexnharvey wrote:Great if you need tubes with 90mm Dutch valves though ;)

I didn't find any Dutch (Woods) valve tubes on there. Where are they, please?
by mjr
27 May 2020, 5:12pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: C19 - Ending The Lockdown
Replies: 756
Views: 20165

Re: C19 - Ending The Lockdown

Hi, Dominic Cummings has effectively terminated any worthwhile support forthcoming! Lock-down is now dead, why should we bother! MM Interestingly, R4 reported that public adherence & support was still very strong (and stronger than MPs, it was noted) At least the public gives a [self-censored b...
by mjr
27 May 2020, 2:55pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Two metre rule
Replies: 16
Views: 607

Re: Two metre rule

tatanab wrote:Taking that closed window point - if you are walking down a street of flat fronted terraced houses, would you give 2m clearance to a window just in case somebody is sitting behind it?

Yes, unless the effective width available is less than 2m. Why wouldn't anyone?