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by foxyrider
16 Oct 2019, 7:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rear derailleur guard
Replies: 5
Views: 136

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: 9
Views: 521

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: 9
Views: 521

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: 4857

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: 11429

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: 294

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: 66942

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...
by foxyrider
2 Oct 2019, 5:19pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Roadside bounty from races
Replies: 4
Views: 294

Roadside bounty from races

This weekend, up at the Worlds around 'arrygate, both me and my mate were lucky (?) enough to have had water bottles delivered to us by riders in the Junior & Elite Women's races. Nothing spectacular but nice reminders of the races for nowt. :D So what has everyone else got from races? i'm not t...
by foxyrider
2 Oct 2019, 5:09pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycle From Amsterdam Port to City Centre
Replies: 4
Views: 275

Re: Cycle From Amsterdam Port to City Centre

When you say 'Port of Amsterdam', do you mean the ferry port (which is actually at Ijmuiden) or do you mean the docks along the Ij waterfront (of which there are many!)? :)
by foxyrider
30 Sep 2019, 9:00pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Road Worlds
Replies: 65
Views: 1609

Re: Road Worlds

I spent something like 3 hours on the finishing circuit yesterday, trying to keep up via the commentary with a series of flash pasts of the riders. I was cold and wet despite being dressed for Siberia after riding (yes actual pedalling a bicycle) from our campsite ten miles away to be there and be p...
by foxyrider
30 Sep 2019, 8:36pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Rhine Ferries
Replies: 10
Views: 492

Re: Rhine Ferries

I have several times found Rhein fahr not running or missing, reasons have run from high or low water levels and poor visibility to being used as a temporary ferry at a different site for Karneval. There aren't as many bridges as you might expect but you can cross at all the road ones including moto...
by foxyrider
21 Sep 2019, 8:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bike Safety Checklist When Replacing Parts or Building New Bike
Replies: 16
Views: 789

Re: Bike Safety Checklist When Replacing Parts or Building New Bike

Skewers... I love arguing this one. The Velominati book probably has a rule about them, but most people can justify their own reasons for why they position their skewers the way they do, and simply can't live with the way others position theirs. I think everyone is agreed that they have to be on th...
by foxyrider
20 Sep 2019, 6:50pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: And another off.
Replies: 74
Views: 2632

Re: And another off.

The police might believe that but it is not the law https://www.cyclinguk.org/news/2007-01-27/cyclist-who-refused-to-stay-in-gutter-wins-re-trial Thats quite a good cycle lane .... not a painted line festooned with dead hedgehogs and tyre debris .... personally i'd have used it ... being squished b...
by foxyrider
19 Sep 2019, 7:48pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Wild camping, wild boar
Replies: 31
Views: 1622

Re: Wild camping, wild boar

I was terrorized by hedgehogs on a Swedish campsite last month - do mini hogs count? :wink:
by foxyrider
19 Sep 2019, 7:44pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Something for the weekend, sir?
Replies: 4
Views: 524

Re: Something for the weekend, sir?

There was one outside JE James in Sheffield, think it disappeared when they remodelled the shop. :wink: