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by foxyrider
22 Oct 2019, 9:52pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Transgender woman wins cycling championship
Replies: 114
Views: 25433

Re: Transgender woman wins cycling championship

Guess which is the man entering ladies races in order to cheat his way to the rostrum ...... McKinnon. ( Yes .. he has a penis. ) Does she? how do you know? i understand some genetic women have something extra in their knickers, does that make them male? i have no strong opinion on the issue but cl...
by foxyrider
22 Oct 2019, 9:29pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: I'm suffering on hills
Replies: 6
Views: 247

Re: I'm suffering on hills

When you are young you don't even think about hills a few years down the line, especially with a break from riding and gravity suddenly becomes a big issue! For most of my life i've lived on the edge of the Pennines but i still can't climb for toffee! Don't get me wrong, i can get up hills, i even s...
by foxyrider
21 Oct 2019, 9:38pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Camping touring vs B&B touring - how much extra weight?
Replies: 35
Views: 938

Re: Camping touring vs B&B touring - how much extra weight?

How about keeping same panniers etc. But putting tent outer, inner and sleeping bag in a dry sack on the handlebars? for what its worth, i could get my full camp gear (including cook stuff, wash gear etc) and my clothing in a pair of Back Rollers - i don't because i prefer the extra flexibilty 4 ba...
by foxyrider
21 Oct 2019, 9:20pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: any good tea stops in the 'Avon' area?
Replies: 15
Views: 429

Re: any good tea stops in the 'Avon' area?

Thanks guys, some good ones to start me off! 50 miles from Brizzle is about the limit although if there's somewhere worth going a bit further on i might stretch the ole legs :lol: As an aside, why the heck do tea shops etc put the napkin under the bun/cake on the plate? is the plate not clean? certa...
by foxyrider
20 Oct 2019, 10:33pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Camping touring vs B&B touring - how much extra weight?
Replies: 35
Views: 938

Re: Camping touring vs B&B touring - how much extra weight?

how much extra weight? how long is a piece of string? i think that rather stress too much over weight (many on here have been doing this stuff a while and have acquired lighter kit than you might want to buy at this point), considering the bulk of what you take is more pertinent. The camping gear wi...
by foxyrider
20 Oct 2019, 10:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: any good tea stops in the 'Avon' area?
Replies: 15
Views: 429

any good tea stops in the 'Avon' area?

i'm on a temporary 'secondment' to the area and whilst i can surely find some good riding i don't know the cafe scene. So any recommendations for good stops within say 50 miles of Brizzle? Tea essential, cake appreciated and warm snacks essential as we go into the winter months.

Cheers
by foxyrider
20 Oct 2019, 10:08pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What cycling did you do this weekend?
Replies: 37
Views: 937

Re: What cycling did you do this weekend?

just temporarily relocated to south Glos so yesterday i did a 75 mile loop taking in a ride up Cheddar Gorge, some pre Mendip lanes and a return along the Bath - Bristol cycleway. Lots of new roads to explore and i haven't even done everything in my usual stomping grounds! Today was just an afternoo...
by foxyrider
17 Oct 2019, 7:36pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Cracked Vango Tent Poles - suggested repair
Replies: 46
Views: 4484

Re: Cracked Vango Tent Poles - suggested repair

I'm just bumping this as I've found two splits in one of my Vaude Taurus UL poles. After a decade of abuse I had a similar issue on two sections of the transverse pole on my UL - instead of trying to bodge it I spent about £40 on a repair by some chaps in Suffolk which included replacing the bungee...
by foxyrider
16 Oct 2019, 7:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rear derailleur guard
Replies: 14
Views: 515

Re: Rear derailleur guard

IME they are more trouble than they are worth. Yes they stop the RM hitting the ground/wall etc but the guard often bends instead impacting the mech, at the very least interfering with its function.
by foxyrider
6 Oct 2019, 5:21pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: UCI embarrasses itself with affiliation to virtual cycling nonsense
Replies: 10
Views: 598

Re: UCI embarrasses itself with affiliation to virtual cycling nonsense

British Cycling are just a local branch of UCI. Very similar, except BC probably worse because they've bigger efforts in taking over and marginalising non sport cycling. They are not a 'local branch' of the UCI, they are the UK's recognised international body who are affiliated to the UCI. They can...
by foxyrider
6 Oct 2019, 5:06pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: UCI embarrasses itself with affiliation to virtual cycling nonsense
Replies: 10
Views: 598

Re: UCI embarrasses itself with affiliation to virtual cycling nonsense

mjr wrote:How does this embarrass UCI?


more to the point - it wasn't the UCI but British Cycling! Please folks, check your details. Yes the UCI are talking about running a championship but this case wasn't it.
by foxyrider
6 Oct 2019, 4:58pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Churches - interesting
Replies: 77
Views: 4913

Re: Churches - interesting

I'm certainly not of the religious persuasion but I do like a good church, they are often the only examples of local building that survive the centuries. For example, yesterday I visited the tiny hamlet of Littleborough in north Notts, about 5 houses and a fine, if tiny, pre conquest church. Nearby ...
by foxyrider
6 Oct 2019, 4:45pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: 2019 - Twenty a day?
Replies: 34
Views: 11452

Re: 2019 - Twenty a day?

September has been another interesting month riding wise, I missed a couple of usual ride days due to other 'stuff' then did extra but shorter rides to see some of the World Championships up the road around Harrogate. All this quirked my riding pattern somewhat but I think I still did okay. Here are...
by foxyrider
4 Oct 2019, 6:00pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Roadside bounty from races
Replies: 4
Views: 306

Re: Roadside bounty from races

One earnestly hopes that all the stuff discarded by our sporting heroes is gathered by fans, or dustpersons :? Races these days have a designated zone,usually either side of an official feed where riders are allowed to drop stuff so it can be cleared up by the organisers after they have passed thro...
by foxyrider
2 Oct 2019, 6:13pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Pictures of your tents.
Replies: 587
Views: 67016

Re: Pictures of your tents.

The Power Lizard SUL 1/2 has seen some interesting weather contrasts this year from torrential Yorkshire rain last weekend in Markington DSCN1900.JPG to glorious sunshine on the August tour of southern Sweden DSCN9029.JPG not that it was all so nice as on Oland, DSCN8767.JPG Tingsryd was decidedly d...