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by mediumbird
30 Sep 2019, 6:06pm
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: Is this issue peculiar to women, or is it me?
Replies: 30
Views: 1345

Re: Is this issue peculiar to women, or is it me?

Thanks slowster. I saw that thread thanks. Need to see how far back my seat was moved after my cleats got pushed back.
by mediumbird
30 Sep 2019, 2:55pm
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: Is this issue peculiar to women, or is it me?
Replies: 30
Views: 1345

Re: Is this issue peculiar to women, or is it me?

It's all very complicated....I've now read the articles and guides to fitting the bike correctly. Before I did though, I gave the visual bike fit guy a go. He moved my spd cleats back a lot! "Do you like riding on your toes?' he asks...."No wonder you have had numb toes".....He then r...
by mediumbird
21 Sep 2019, 12:35pm
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: Is this issue peculiar to women, or is it me?
Replies: 30
Views: 1345

Re: Is this issue peculiar to women, or is it me?

I think I shall enlist the help of a friend that's a very good bike mechanic to try and get my bars set higher, but before that, I might get another bikefit by this person, as he gets good reviews. https://visualbikefit.com/vbf/ I think that before going to a bike fitter it would be better to see i...
by mediumbird
20 Sep 2019, 6:16pm
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: Is this issue peculiar to women, or is it me?
Replies: 30
Views: 1345

Re: Is this issue peculiar to women, or is it me?

Thanks slowster for sound advice. I think I shall enlist the help of a friend that's a very good bike mechanic to try and get my bars set higher, but before that, I might get another bikefit by this person, as he gets good reviews. https://visualbikefit.com/vbf/ It's going to be a work in progress t...
by mediumbird
20 Sep 2019, 1:47pm
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: Is this issue peculiar to women, or is it me?
Replies: 30
Views: 1345

Re: Is this issue peculiar to women, or is it me?

Thanks everyone for taking the time to reply. That’s the problem with bikes, there are just soooo many out there and every company says theirs is the bee knees! Vorpal, my car is even older at 17 years!! I like to hang onto things if they still work... :P Slowster-thanks for your info. I’ve looked a...
by mediumbird
19 Sep 2019, 11:10pm
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: Is this issue peculiar to women, or is it me?
Replies: 30
Views: 1345

Re: Is this issue peculiar to women, or is it me?

Ps Hand built wheels for extra strength. Need to check if I can put 28s on them
by mediumbird
19 Sep 2019, 11:09pm
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: Is this issue peculiar to women, or is it me?
Replies: 30
Views: 1345

Re: Is this issue peculiar to women, or is it me?

Thanks slowster and Carlton green. I have had the Giant bike for 12 years and it has done me well on many cycle touring trips. I got it from a bike shop near Hexham that came recommended. Basically it was an off the shelf frame and the owner put different gearing, handlebars etc to allow for light t...
by mediumbird
19 Sep 2019, 10:36pm
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: Is this issue peculiar to women, or is it me?
Replies: 30
Views: 1345

Re: Is this issue peculiar to women, or is it me?

I’m working on a theory that I’m stretching too far and too much weight on my hands thereby tipping my pelvis forward and causing the issue, it’s just exacerbated by our awful road surfaces......
by mediumbird
19 Sep 2019, 10:34pm
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: Is this issue peculiar to women, or is it me?
Replies: 30
Views: 1345

Re: Is this issue peculiar to women, or is it me?

I’m riding on 25 Schwalbe Luganos, carrying rear panniers. I cycled 69 miles day one, 66 day two and then 54 today(worst road surface today). I’m using the same saddle and bike set up I did LEJOG, the Rhine cycle and St Malo to Nice, plus several shorter trips in Europe on their lovely cycle tracks...
by mediumbird
19 Sep 2019, 4:27pm
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: Is this issue peculiar to women, or is it me?
Replies: 30
Views: 1345

Re: Is this issue peculiar to women, or is it me?

Thanks vorpal. Not bruising but chafing. I’m off the age(56) that finds chamois cream helpful. I also have a gel saddle. I might try and see if a local bike fit guy can help.... Most of my riding is rough riding because of the road surfaces, but the thought of having to do more of that type of train...
by mediumbird
19 Sep 2019, 3:54pm
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: Is this issue peculiar to women, or is it me?
Replies: 30
Views: 1345

Re: Is this issue peculiar to women, or is it me?

Well done on what you’re managing to achieve, I can’t seem to get the ladies in my own family cycling at all. As for whether it’s just you that’s a hard one to give a meaningful answer too because we don’t know enough about the bike that you’re riding. I’ll ride relatively short distances on well s...
by mediumbird
19 Sep 2019, 3:05pm
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: Is this issue peculiar to women, or is it me?
Replies: 30
Views: 1345

Is this issue peculiar to women, or is it me?

So, I have been cycling for a while and done several long distance tours both supported and unsupported. I am aware of the saddle versus our sensitive area issues and had no problem on these trips with the use of chamois cream and good bike shorts, plus a saddle that seems comfortable. However....I ...
by mediumbird
30 Aug 2019, 5:49pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling from Dunning to Kinross - Path of Condie
Replies: 4
Views: 396

Re: Cycling from Dunning to Kinross - Path of Condie

I've done both. The climb up from Dunning is the hardest (known as the Dragon....). The Tulloch road is a good surface whereas the other route is not as good. My preference would be the Tulloch road.
by mediumbird
7 Jul 2019, 5:19pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Why do drivers think this acceptable?
Replies: 60
Views: 9433

Re: Why do drivers think this acceptable?

I don't agree with all the phrasing of BC's campaign Which is rather different trying to gaslight us all claiming that it is campaigning for something completely different. And since the campaign is entirely about changing the wording of the rules of the road then disagreeing with the phrasing is p...
by mediumbird
3 Jul 2019, 5:41pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Why do drivers think this acceptable?
Replies: 60
Views: 9433

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 ri...