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by ThePinkOne
19 May 2020, 10:32pm
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: Saddle sores..
Replies: 35
Views: 1851

Re: Saddle sores..

Sores on soft tissues: I find can be worse at certain stages of the menstrual cycle. Sudocrem can help alleviate sores and I like certain M&S undies made from tencel and none of that jagged elasic around the edges (that blokes pants never have on). There's also a couple of deodorant/dusting powd...
by ThePinkOne
10 May 2020, 4:52pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Unable to honk
Replies: 46
Views: 1735

Re: Unable to honk

Geometry ........ not confidence. and if you can’t ride a bike with the right geometry no hands then I’ve observed it’s a confidence thing. We learnt as children some have never been that lucky. Not necessarily. If your proprioception response is not "normal" it can actually be difficult ...
by ThePinkOne
29 Apr 2020, 7:48pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: van for bikes and camping
Replies: 19
Views: 1167

Re: van for bikes and camping

There's a lot of Vauxhall Vivaro/Renault Traffic (same van different badge) vans about. Mid-sized van, easily get a couple of bikes and kit in but not too big. As vans go, not too thirsty either if you drive them gently. A lot of them about so lots of choice, but beware with the older Vivaro/Traffic...
by ThePinkOne
25 Apr 2020, 10:54pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What should the UK govt do about Branson & Virgin Atlantic?
Replies: 80
Views: 2379

Re: What should the UK govt do about Branson & Virgin Atlantic?

I am totally against govt bailing out Virgin Atlantic. Many small businesses (a couple of directors who are also shareholders, a handful of employees) when they have difficult times their directors lend their company money from their own pocket. Many of these SMEs will currently be struggling as the...
by ThePinkOne
25 Apr 2020, 10:31pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Anybody had the virus?
Replies: 39
Views: 1486

Re: Anybody had the virus?

I have yet to meet or hear from anyone who has had the virus. I had all the symptoms from Boxing Day, the cough lasted 2 weeks and was very painful, I had a fever at one point and a flu like head. It didnt clear up until the end of January and it wasnt until mid february that I felt normal again. I...
by ThePinkOne
8 Apr 2020, 7:33pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Cycling When Ill
Replies: 13
Views: 730

Re: Cycling When Ill

I'd say it depends what the "illness" is and also your existing level of resilience. In the days when I commuted by bike, if I had a nasty bug coming on and was also otherwise stressed/tired/run down, the extra ride made me worse. If it was less nasty a bug and energy levels previously nor...
by ThePinkOne
8 Apr 2020, 7:23pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclist Dismount sign for a railway crossing : Why?
Replies: 41
Views: 1943

Re: Cyclist Dismount sign for a railway crossing : Why?

The first too is a cycle facility, though of a different sort.The rejoin the carriageway provision is not very convenient, is it? It's worse than that: that's a crossing to the continuation of the cycle route(s) at right angles to the carriageway. Now I notice that "my" crossing has a whi...
by ThePinkOne
15 Dec 2019, 6:12pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Whats wrong with Pacer trains?
Replies: 51
Views: 1629

Re: Whats wrong with Pacer trains?

There's worse things to ride on than Pacers...... The hot summer day I was at Salisbury going to Cardiff and a very clapped out 2-car Cl 158 turned up- air con not working (normal for those) and only 3 of the 4 the tiny hopper windows (two per coach) open. The seats (for those lucky enough to have o...
by ThePinkOne
16 Aug 2019, 6:59pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Is electric the end of the bike as we know it
Replies: 65
Views: 3970

Re: Is electric the end of the bike as we know it

E-bikes do seem to have lots of potential for getting car commutors onto (e)-bikes. Something to be celebrated IMO. If (say) 20% of a workforce switched from cars to e-bike to reach the office/shop, you're heading to the sort of level where things like decent secure cycle parking at workplaces becom...
by ThePinkOne
7 Jul 2019, 8:55am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Sneaky mobile speed camera van - do you warn people?
Replies: 127
Views: 11585

Re: Sneaky mobile speed camera van - do you warn people?

Many recent verage speed camera installations I've seen use the back numberplate, not the front.

Maybe to ensure that motorcyclists also need to obey the speed limit :wink:

TPO
by ThePinkOne
5 Jul 2019, 6:52pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Sneaky mobile speed camera van - do you warn people?
Replies: 127
Views: 11585

Re: Sneaky mobile speed camera van - do you warn people?

Average: mean, median, mode? :wink: I try to be a truthful person but occasionally when I see a motron going too fast with his window open I shout %&@# 'safety camera!!'@&€* Unless there really is a safety camera nearby, of course Mean. (i.e. what the everyday shorthand for "average&qu...
by ThePinkOne
5 Jul 2019, 6:46pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: If you can’t see my mirrors...
Replies: 14
Views: 3206

Re: If you can’t see my mirrors...

10 years ago I was driving 7.5 ton delivery vehicles and they had multiple side mirrors that eliminated blindspots to left and right. There was a tapering blind area to the rear of the vehicle however. We were told quite categorically that it was our responsibility to adjust mirrors so they were ef...
by ThePinkOne
5 Jul 2019, 6:29pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Sneaky mobile speed camera van - do you warn people?
Replies: 127
Views: 11585

Re: Sneaky mobile speed camera van - do you warn people?

There is a method that works: Average Speed Cameras (the "yellow vulture" things). Admittedly they do require that the driver can (a) read the signs and (b) understands what "average" means (cannot assume given the level of literacy and numeracy in the general population). They w...
by ThePinkOne
5 Jul 2019, 3:34pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Why do drivers think this acceptable?
Replies: 60
Views: 10030

Re: Why do drivers think this acceptable?

Not really expecting an answer, just want to let off steam. Cycling back from the gym, looking to turn right down a quiet side road, check clear to move to the middle, arm out indicating right, and what happens.? Well, about 50 feet from the turn off two cars think it acceptable to pass me on the r...
by ThePinkOne
5 Jul 2019, 3:11pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Why do drivers think this acceptable?
Replies: 60
Views: 10030

Re: Why do drivers think this acceptable?

In reply to the OP: most drivers of any motorised vehicle probably don't think it's acceptable. That said, a trend I notice developing amongst all road users is an attitude of "I'm bigger than you so you should give way to me." There are 2 motor vehicles that I use- a very small private ca...