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by mjr
20 Jul 2018, 8:27pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: 2018 Tour De France (Spoilers)
Replies: 77
Views: 2160

Re: 2018 Tour De France (Spoilers)

NATURAL ANKLING wrote:On live today TDF itv4 a women track rider taken to the road?

Dani Rowe (née King), Waowdeals UCIWWT pro cyclist and Team Sky Luke Rowe's sister-in-law, with her husband, Matt Rowe.
by mjr
20 Jul 2018, 1:38pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: 2018 Tour De France (Spoilers)
Replies: 77
Views: 2160

Re: 2018 Tour De France (Spoilers)

Hi, Two days in yellow and two days following Dumoulins lead when it matters. Dumoulin should let G lead up next climb? TD seems snookered. If he lets G lead, then G backs off (he probably doesn't need much more time over TD and Froome before the time trial), Froome or someone else attacks and eith...
by mjr
20 Jul 2018, 1:29pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Poundworld
Replies: 12
Views: 343

Re: Poundworld

richardfm wrote:If they called it Guinea World they would be drastically reducing their customer base. Everyone knows what a pound is but I doubt if many people under 50 know what a Guinea is

Type of furry pig, i'n't it?
by mjr
20 Jul 2018, 1:21pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Proposed cycling ban High St, Rugby
Replies: 30
Views: 725

Re: Proposed cycling ban High St, Rugby

As far as I'm concerned a bike is something you ride. . . . . Do you ever get off and walk with your bike because the space is too crowded? No - I sometimes stop and wait for it to clear a bit, I sometimes scoot/shuffle/whatever-you-want-to-call-it and if it's really crowded, I sometimes divert. Th...
by mjr
20 Jul 2018, 1:14pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Printers
Replies: 8
Views: 130

Re: Printers

Can anyone out there educate an ignoramus (me) about the pros and cons of laser printers, please? More expensive to buy for the same print colour/resolution than inkjet. Faster printing. Cheaper to run in the long term, but each toner (ink equivalent) cartridge is probably more expensive than inkje...
by mjr
20 Jul 2018, 11:00am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Doored while on pavement.
Replies: 40
Views: 927

Re: Doored while on pavement.

I'd get legal advice from my house insurer which includes legal cover. The motorist is probably hoping not to report the collision to their insurer, which would be insurance fraud, so I think he'll probably fold as soon as you get legal advice. As there was property damage, if he only gave you his p...
by mjr
20 Jul 2018, 10:44am
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: 2018 Tour De France (Spoilers)
Replies: 77
Views: 2160

Re: 2018 Tour De France (Spoilers)

Another thing to remember is that the sprinters can climb the 5% average and so on typically seen on the Tour - Cavendish did finish the stage, remember - but not at the 15-20mph that the climbers are typically racing up them. Racing up a climb is a whole different world of pain to riding up. Go fin...
by mjr
19 Jul 2018, 11:08pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Proposed cycling ban High St, Rugby
Replies: 30
Views: 725

Re: Proposed cycling ban High St, Rugby

I do not want to cycle along the high street When I go into town I park my bike once, then walk, usually I want to visit several places, shops, library, cinema, don't want to unlock my bike to ride 200 m Plus One for walking in town Do you never want to visit something at the far end of the high st...
by mjr
19 Jul 2018, 8:26pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: 2018 Tour De France (Spoilers)
Replies: 77
Views: 2160

Re: 2018 Tour De France (Spoilers)

More ominously, it sounds as though Nibali didn't come out of his crash very well and he's gone to hospital in Grenoble with a suspected fractured vertebra. Let's hope it's not as bad as it sounds. I've seen it on two sites now that he's out but I guess we won't know for sure until tomorrow's sign-...
by mjr
19 Jul 2018, 8:25pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Drying your padded shorts
Replies: 33
Views: 1463

Re: Drying your padded shorts

What I like best about this idea is that anyone trying it will arrive home to either a door that's difficult to open because of the stack of smelly kit built up behind it or more likely a load of "we'll keep your parcel for X days then return it to the sender" cards and you'll probably get...
by mjr
19 Jul 2018, 8:13pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: 2018 Tour De France (Spoilers)
Replies: 77
Views: 2160

Re: 2018 Tour De France (Spoilers)

cycleruk wrote:Every one I speak to knows about Craddock. Excellent advert for EF Energy than any one else. Has his team leader, Uran, gone out today?

Uran's out, but EF is Education First, who are language schools and travel organisers. www.ef.edu
by mjr
19 Jul 2018, 3:59pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Proposed cycling ban High St, Rugby
Replies: 30
Views: 725

Re: Proposed cycling ban High St, Rugby

On the other hand, they'd take up more room if they were walking their bikes, and in any case about the same room as those bl00dy stupid wheeled suitcase things that everyone seems to use... Ah, but if you wheel a bike into a place where the motorists on foot have won and banned their use, then you...
by mjr
19 Jul 2018, 3:55pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Proposed cycling ban High St, Rugby
Replies: 30
Views: 725

Re: Proposed cycling ban High St, Rugby

Bully for you. I do mind. Our High St is long enough that since the councils irrationally reinstated the bike ban, even I've been going to the out of town shops where I can park by the door and I don't have to limp (and I do still limp a bit when carrying stuff since breaking bones in my foot a whi...
by mjr
19 Jul 2018, 3:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: the humble tyre lever
Replies: 51
Views: 1333

Re: the humble tyre lever

Glueless patches get you going quicker than people taking wheels out and replacing tubes, though! if you have an IGH + chaincase, yes, but a standard QR wheel with rim brakes and dedangler gears it is always quicker to change the tube. As you know, I disagree, but I hope we never both puncture simu...
by mjr
19 Jul 2018, 3:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: the humble tyre lever
Replies: 51
Views: 1333

Re: the humble tyre lever

I carry two tubes with me. Patching on the side of the road is something I avoid. I carry glueless patches in case the tubes don't work out. In my and others experience, glueless patches are temporary and peal off after a time. Glueless patches get you going quicker than people taking wheels out an...