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by dionherbike
9 Apr 2015, 2:06pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Accident claims, does anyone else feel like this?
Replies: 47
Views: 6641

Re: Accident claims, does anyone else feel like this?

Thank you all for your advice. This is not the first time that I have been knocked off my bike. Last time involved an ambulance and the police and resulted in a new bike, funnily enough the very one I got knocked off of today.
by dionherbike
9 Apr 2015, 9:23am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Accident claims, does anyone else feel like this?
Replies: 47
Views: 6641

Accident claims, does anyone else feel like this?

I am interested to know if anyone feels the same way that I do about the personal injury claim culture. I was knocked off my bike this morning, classic SMIDSY. I was hit by a car joining the road that I was cycling along in the daylight with my high viz jacket and helmet cover, and flashing lights. ...
by dionherbike
11 Dec 2013, 7:59pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: how long it takes to clean a bike?
Replies: 37
Views: 3041

Re: how long it takes to clean a bike?

Hiya, my husband uses the hot shampoo jet car wash thingies at the local gas station. I'm reluctant to do so, as I feel that it forces water into places that should otherwise remain dry , but he's been doing it for some time now with no evident ill effects. What do others think of this?
by dionherbike
5 Mar 2013, 8:29pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Knocked off this morning
Replies: 90
Views: 4955

Re: Knocked off this morning

I am sorry to hear of your accident and hope that you find it OK to get back on your bike again. I had a similar experience week before last, hit by a car pulling out of a side street, straight case of SMIDSY. I was attended by an ambulance crew and the police and the driver did the favour of admitt...
by dionherbike
12 Feb 2013, 9:40pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike on a train from Brighton to Guildford
Replies: 2
Views: 541

Re: Bike on a train from Brighton to Guildford

Hello, I have taken my bike on the train from Brighton to London. As it happened it was the Monday after the London to Brighton bike ride and while the train conductor was happy to let bikes on (there were quite a few, due to the event) the train driver wasn't so happy, however my stubbornness and t...
by dionherbike
11 Jan 2013, 8:07pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Virgin Trains
Replies: 12
Views: 57185

Re: Virgin Trains

Hello, we booked out tickets by phone and were given a Fast Track ticket number. We then collected our tickets from the Fast Track machine at the train station on the day of our travel (or you could pick them up beforehand from your nominated Fast Track station). Easy, Peasy, Lemon Squeezy :D .
by dionherbike
10 Dec 2012, 6:23pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Dog Training Web Sites
Replies: 11
Views: 734

Re: Dog Training Web Sites

dionherbike if you find the rescue websites torture do not visit, fatal. You will fall in love at first sight with 4 at least and then feel guilty for only selecting one.[/quote]

Sounds like a voice of experience! How did you stop at just one? Di.
by dionherbike
9 Dec 2012, 2:59pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Dog Training Web Sites
Replies: 11
Views: 734

Re: Dog Training Web Sites

There are quite a few good dog training videos on youtube (and some bad ones). One contributor in particular seems to be quite good - tab289. Sadly, I don't have a dog, but would dearly love one. Occasionally I torture myself by watching videos like this and looking at the dog rescue websites until ...
by dionherbike
6 Dec 2012, 5:36pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Virgin Trains
Replies: 12
Views: 57185

Virgin Trains

Hiya, My husband and I have just travelled Carlisle to Preston on Virgin Rail and we had a great experience. When we turned up at the station and found our platform, a Virgin Train lady in her big, red, and above all, warm coat ambled over and asked "are you travelling on my train?". The l...
by dionherbike
29 Sep 2012, 4:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Help! I can't get my SPD shoe off the pedal.
Replies: 20
Views: 1549

Re: Help! I can't get my SPD shoe off the pedal.

No walls - just hedges covered in snow. I did slightly simplify the story as he actually escaped by grabbing hold of a lamp post after failing to attract anyone's attention. Fair enough. I have the shoe off now, I inserted a screwdriver and levered it out of the binding, having previously loosening...
by dionherbike
29 Sep 2012, 3:34pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Help! I can't get my SPD shoe off the pedal.
Replies: 20
Views: 1549

Re: Help! I can't get my SPD shoe off the pedal.

Just be grateful you were not wearing them at the time this happened! I have heard of a case of a cyclist whose shoes froze to the pedals during a very cold/snowy day. He had to cycle backwards and forwards outside his house until he could attract someone's attention to come out and grab him so he c...
by dionherbike
29 Sep 2012, 3:05pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Help! I can't get my SPD shoe off the pedal.
Replies: 20
Views: 1549

Help! I can't get my SPD shoe off the pedal.

First, let me start with this :oops: :oops: I had bought a pair of Shimano SPD M324 pedals off t'internet some time ago. I then waited patiently for Aldi's cycle special so that I could get a pair of SPD shoes. As many regular forum users know, this happy event occured on Thursday. I spent a content...
by dionherbike
28 Sep 2012, 10:11am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Aldi Cycling event
Replies: 37
Views: 6951

Re: Aldi Cycling event

Actually, if you are a girlie with a good grip on the earth, the size 10 fits quite well. :oops: Nice and wide too.
by dionherbike
23 Aug 2012, 2:22pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Washing a down bag?
Replies: 32
Views: 8983

Re: Washing a down bag?

I took my bag down to the local laundrette because they have the big commercial machines. I think that space is one of the important things when washing a down bag. I used Granny's Soap Flakes, bought from the big supermarket that begins with tesk and ends with oh. They are just pure soap. After was...
by dionherbike
22 Jul 2012, 4:59pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: If the dog dazer thing works?
Replies: 51
Views: 12179

Re: If the dog dazer thing works?

I have read that dogs will chase cyclists because they like the chase, which has been mentioned before. Apparently the best way to deal with the dog is to get off and walk or stop with the bike between you and the dog, then the dog loses interest because there is nothing to chase. I have used this m...