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by rualexander
21 Dec 2019, 9:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Remove forks for air travel?
Replies: 9
Views: 555

Re: Remove forks for air travel?

There's one golden rule for taking your bike on a plane … never, ever use a soft bag. A "golden rule" that I have never followed in 30 years of flying with my bike all over the world with no problems. The only time I had a problem with my bike on a plane was when the airline insisted I us...
by rualexander
19 Dec 2019, 9:05pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Scotrail are introducing improved cycle capacity on W.highland line
Replies: 21
Views: 1339

Re: Scotrail are introducing improved cycle capacity on W.highland line

landsurfer wrote:Abellio Scotrail have lost their franchise 3 years early ...
It will be a direct award to the DfT ....
.......


Nothing to do with the DfT.
Transport Scotland are the agency with responsibility for these matters in Scotland.
by rualexander
18 Dec 2019, 9:11pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Scotrail are introducing improved cycle capacity on W.highland line
Replies: 21
Views: 1339

Re: Scotrail are introducing improved cycle capacity on W.highland line

Sweep wrote:
To soon to figure whether there might be general improvements with new franchisee - Scotrail will still be running it for a fair while.


The Scotrail franchise is currently run by Abellio. Scotrail is the franchise name not the operator name.
by rualexander
15 Dec 2019, 8:40pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Where to go to flee b****t (This Madness) or jockxit
Replies: 83
Views: 1946

Re: Where to go to flee b****t (This Madness) or jockxit

New Zealand and Australia shouldn't be lumped together either, they are quite different countries and cultures.
by rualexander
4 Dec 2019, 4:10pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Sprained ankle and after a few months there is no improvement - should I see my doctor again?
Replies: 12
Views: 418

Re: Sprained ankle and after a few months there is no improvement - should I see my doctor again?

cotswolds wrote:A physio would understand the injury very well, but I doubt they'd add much to what you already know. If it's not a sprained ankle, further imaging is needed and only your doctor can arrange that.


Physios can order scans, and they can also use things like ultrasound, etc. to treat injuries.
by rualexander
21 Nov 2019, 9:52pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Carretera Austral
Replies: 7
Views: 460

Re: Carretera Austral

From San Carlos Barloche it is possible to cycle to the start of the Carretera Austral by a couple of routes, I am planning to cycle south in Argentina and then cross to the CA at Futaleufu. . That is the route I took back in 1997, nice route through the Siete Lagos, El Bolsen, Parque Nacional Los ...
by rualexander
10 Nov 2019, 7:39pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: How much did your RTW trip cost?
Replies: 10
Views: 896

Re: How much did your RTW trip cost?

Depends on how long you plan to take to do your trip. I haven't cycled 'round the world' but I have spent many months cycling in various places around the world. But most of it was back in the 90's The longest single trip I was away for one year - Malaysia, NZ, Australia, Indonesia. I used to reckon...
by rualexander
7 Nov 2019, 7:19pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Room temperatures
Replies: 47
Views: 2925

Re: Room temperatures

axel_knutt wrote:https://www.bmj.com/content/363/bmj.k4306
Room temp.jpg


Study was done in China on a Chinese population, may not be applicable in western Europe.
Interesting though.
by rualexander
6 Nov 2019, 10:04pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Room temperatures
Replies: 47
Views: 2925

Re: Room temperatures

Serious health risks below 16 degrees?
What are these health risks?

Temperature in my house is below 16 degrees for probably about ten months of the year at least.
Currently 11 degrees inside, 4 degrees outside.

Might put the heating on next week.
by rualexander
4 Nov 2019, 9:20pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Red wine and effects on health /blood pressure
Replies: 22
Views: 1284

Re: Red wine and effects on health /blood pressure

Might be healthier to drink red grape juice instead though.
by rualexander
26 Oct 2019, 6:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Why the Rohloff Speedhub is (secretly) inferior
Replies: 109
Views: 4343

Re: Why the Rohloff Speedhub is (secretly) inferior

.....The thing is, though, the service costs to replace that for a Rohloff would probably be just about as "cheap" as getting a new A11 hub alltogether... Any Rohloff hub shell failures which I have read about have had the shells replaced free of charge. A new Alfine 11 hub costs around £...
by rualexander
25 Oct 2019, 4:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Why the Rohloff Speedhub is (secretly) inferior
Replies: 109
Views: 4343

Re: Why the Rohloff Speedhub is (secretly) inferior

Well, there's a 50 page thread regarding the Alfine 11 and its reliability, or to be more precise its unreliability, https://forum.cyclinguk.org/viewtopic.php?t=64432 I don't see a similar lengthy thread detailing Rohloff problems. Sure some folk have had trouble with their Rohloff, but not very man...
by rualexander
22 Oct 2019, 11:09am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: the North Coast 500: A Great Wilderness?
Replies: 71
Views: 5521

Re: the North Coast 500: A Great Wilderness?

jonk wrote:We cycled on the "A road" through Forsinard and I had no idea that there were other roads available or that they are open to cyclists. One for next time I think.

All roads, tracks, paths, in Scotland's countryside are open to cyclists.
by rualexander
15 Oct 2019, 5:50pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The right way to handle the Scottish Independence?
Replies: 229
Views: 5836

Re: The right way to handle the Scotish Independance?

And that expression, which I also use, sums up the way we in the UK deal with these things. If a chunk of the UK displays a wish to leave the UK and they do it for long enough, they will get a chance to vote on it. The Scots have voted on it twice in my lifetime and will probably do so again at som...