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by orangebiker
26 Mar 2019, 1:28pm
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: Maternity cycle wear
Replies: 5
Views: 3575

Re: Maternity cycle wear

Thanks for the suggestions. I cycle to work in normal clothes but for long rides (several hours) I like having a jersey with pockets. Surely men's stuff will just have huge shoulders rather than more space at the waist? I appreciate that cycling has become a bit clothing obsessed and 20 years ago ev...
by orangebiker
24 Mar 2019, 4:36pm
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: Maternity cycle wear
Replies: 5
Views: 3575

Maternity cycle wear

I literally cannot find maternity cycle clothes available at all. Does anyone have any sources for this?
Maybe there is a running t shirt with a pocket in?
I like having pockets in my jersey and none of my stuff fits any more.
Grateful for any suggestions!
by orangebiker
24 Mar 2019, 4:31pm
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: Woman Topic About Cycle Shorts and the Monthly
Replies: 25
Views: 8143

Re: Woman Topic About Cycle Shorts and the Monthly

Definitely wear clean shorts every day no matter what time of the month. Wearing dirty shorts you will end up with saddle sores especially if you are fairly new to it. Plus it's really demoralising putting on dirty shorts. Other option would be take padded cycling undies and wear a thin pair of runn...
by orangebiker
25 Feb 2019, 3:16pm
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: What is stopping women from cycling?
Replies: 272
Views: 45315

Re: What is stopping women from cycling?

The only logical answer to the original question is safety (or perceived safety). Suggested reasons such as women's obsession with their appearance and childcare (and even sexist comments) clearly don't apply either to other sports (e.g. running) or other countries or other ways of getting to work s...
by orangebiker
28 Jun 2017, 5:41pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Arrangements for Trangia fuel bottle on flights
Replies: 17
Views: 1335

Re: Arrangements for Trangia fuel bottle on flights

I've had an empty bottle confiscated. Was clean and dry etc. It was in hold luggage but in a rucsac so it went to a separate large luggage thing where they x rayed it on the spot and removed the fuel bottle. In a suitcase it would most likely have been fine - have flown several times with gas cannis...
by orangebiker
28 Jun 2017, 5:34pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Booking cycle reservations on Virgin Trains
Replies: 48
Views: 4441

Re: Booking cycle reservations on Virgin Trains

Make sure the train manager knows you have a bike and where you are getting off. Often the train manager never comes through as they check tickets before you get on at the two stations I normally get on at. Even if you do tell them, they tend to forget. I used to do it on a weekly basis and I used ...
by orangebiker
28 Jun 2017, 4:56pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle hire in the Netherlands
Replies: 5
Views: 483

Re: Cycle hire in the Netherlands

I think the OV fietsen only come in adult sizes, but a ten year old is probably big enough to ride one with the saddle down - you see loads of dutch children riding round on adult sized bikes I only hired a bike in Holland once and it was very cheap and easy - booked in advance though. Hire bikes te...
by orangebiker
17 Jun 2017, 2:13pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Booking cycle reservations on Virgin Trains
Replies: 48
Views: 4441

Re: Booking cycle reservations on Virgin Trains

I disagree with whoever above said that taking a train on Virgin is fine once you've booked the ticket. I find the staff rude, obstructive, disrespectful, and have many times found that despite booking a reservation, no-one is available to unlock the special door either getting on or getting off. Th...
by orangebiker
4 May 2017, 9:26pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Vrienden op de fiets (The Netherlands)
Replies: 15
Views: 3615

Re: Vrienden op de Fiets

He he sorry didn't mean to put you off! If you are a sociable type you would probably love it! It was our first longish tour and one of us (not me!) had brought some very old wheels and tyres which got shredded and broken on the belgian cobbles. Once in the Netherlands we found it very difficult to ...
by orangebiker
4 May 2017, 4:49pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Vrienden op de fiets (The Netherlands)
Replies: 15
Views: 3615

Re: Vrienden op de Fiets

We did a 10 day tour last year and used them. You are supposed to give at least 24 hours notice so you have to contact them the day before at least. Not all have email addresses either. The hosts are usually quite old (mainly retired or getting towards it) and not all of them speak that much English...
by orangebiker
2 Mar 2016, 1:24pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Crossing on Red. No One Complains About Pedestrians
Replies: 56
Views: 5071

Re: Crossing on Red. No One Complains About Pedestrians

I agree that jaywalking laws are a Bad Idea The point about the multiple crossings is not just that you can cross the road easier but that the behaviour of drivers is changed, they need to be much more observant and careful, rather than assuming the road belongs to them, and priority in urban areas ...
by orangebiker
2 Mar 2016, 11:06am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Crossing on Red. No One Complains About Pedestrians
Replies: 56
Views: 5071

Re: Crossing on Red. No One Complains About Pedestrians

One of the great things a green party councillor did in my area was to change the pedestrian crossing light so that the car light goes red virtually instantly when the button is pressed. At first it caused some drivers to almost do an emergency stop! When I first got the flier throught he door I tho...
by orangebiker
26 Feb 2016, 10:54am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Road rage incident and Police response
Replies: 9
Views: 1288

Re: Road rage incident and Police response

Ok thanks for the replies (especially Valbrona :D ). I will give a statement and see what happens. The police have given it a crime number "as an incident causing harassment, alarm or distress contrary to section 4A of the Public order Act". They are going to look at local CCTV The bus com...
by orangebiker
25 Feb 2016, 5:13pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cameras
Replies: 15
Views: 1536

Cameras

After a few unpleasant incidents I am thinking it's time to get a camera so that next time someone knocks me off/cuts me up/shouts abuse I can prove it to the Police. I was loathe to do this because I would rather presume people are not going to attack me but I am starting to get to the end of my te...
by orangebiker
25 Feb 2016, 5:07pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Road rage incident and Police response
Replies: 9
Views: 1288

Road rage incident and Police response

Just feeling the need to rant a bit! Was in a road rage incident 3 days ago where a white van driver cut me up and then proceeded to chase me down the road threatening me and swearing in the most foul language imaginable. Must be somebody with anger issues as I had done nothing whatsoever than could...