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by mediumbird
7 Jul 2019, 5:19pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Why do drivers think this acceptable?
Replies: 60
Views: 2711

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: 2711

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...
by mediumbird
16 Jan 2019, 9:33pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Cycling to work
Replies: 24
Views: 1546

Re: Cycling to work

I used to shower before I set off, then quick birdie bath at a sink when I got to work. Showers handy for other employees such as runners. I tend to sweat more running so would shower after that. I would therefore put showers in at workplaces to give options for the staff.
by mediumbird
13 Jan 2019, 5:55pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Should cyclists be allowed to use (some) M-way hard shoulders?
Replies: 44
Views: 9826

Re: Should cyclists be allowed to use (some) M-way hard shoulders?

I've had the same thought. Cyclists can cycle on dual carriageway with the same speed limit as a motorway but zero separation from the 48 ton lorry in the slow lane.....the hard shoulder surely has to be safer than that for a cyclist? However I avoid cycling on any dual carriageway as far too danger...
by mediumbird
28 Dec 2018, 11:13pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Hamburg to Berlin
Replies: 7
Views: 475

Re: Hamburg to Berlin

Boring and easy is good, particularly when one member of the group is not that fit..... :shock:
by mediumbird
24 Dec 2018, 9:32pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Hamburg to Berlin
Replies: 7
Views: 475

Re: Hamburg to Berlin

Thanks brynpoeth, much appreciated. I'd better not mention the rural stretches to my friends that need fed cake every 2 hours..... :lol: .
by mediumbird
24 Dec 2018, 4:27pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Hamburg to Berlin
Replies: 7
Views: 475

Hamburg to Berlin

Hi. Myself and 3 friends are thinking of doing this route in July 2019. We have only got 5/6 days to do the route. Planning on using the Elbe cycle path and then maybe the Havel Cycle path(though that section may add too many miles for one of my less fit friends...). Has anyone cycled this route and...
by mediumbird
7 Oct 2018, 8:05pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Drinking fountains
Replies: 10
Views: 654

Re: Drinking fountains

Reversing the trend in Scotland apparently...https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-45652212
by mediumbird
7 Sep 2018, 10:07pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Cycling with fractured 5th metacarpal
Replies: 7
Views: 572

Re: Cycling with fractured 5th metacarpal

Been "off grid" for a bit and only just getting round to looking at the forum. Oops. Tried a short cycle trip on day 5 post injury, but too painful on our shockingly rough roads. Also, couldn't put any pressure through the brakes. Common sense prevailed and I cancelled my cycle trip. Was g...
by mediumbird
19 Aug 2018, 7:29pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Cycling with fractured 5th metacarpal
Replies: 7
Views: 572

Cycling with fractured 5th metacarpal

So disaster has struck! Supposed to be heading off next Saturday on a supported London to Venice cycle over 17 days and cycling an average of 65 miles a day. What did I go and do yesterday but sustain a spiral fracture of my 5th metacarpal! Am gutted. Did it getting my bike rack off the roof of my c...
by mediumbird
11 Apr 2018, 10:15pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Forth and Clyde and Union canals
Replies: 3
Views: 704

Re: Forth and Clyde and Union canals

Many thanks largeallan, thought that might be the case. So probably not ideal for my road bike......
by mediumbird
11 Apr 2018, 8:01am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Forth and Clyde and Union canals
Replies: 3
Views: 704

Forth and Clyde and Union canals

Hi. Does anyone know if the tow path surfaces of these canals have been resurfaced in tarmac to allow road bikes to use them? Many years ago I cycled the Union canal on my hybrid bike and it was just awful. I had heard a rumour that they were upgraded but can't find that info anywhere, so thought I ...
by mediumbird
2 Feb 2018, 6:47pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Postural hypotension
Replies: 7
Views: 667

Re: Postural hypotension

Thanks vitara. Not on any medication. Been recovering from a cold which probably didn't help...Had coffee and cake at the halfway point, but didn't have my usual lucozade sport in my drinks bottle, so probs not enough cals on board. Am 54 female and otherwise well. Symptoms gone after my dinner. I n...
by mediumbird
2 Feb 2018, 6:09pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Postural hypotension
Replies: 7
Views: 667

Postural hypotension

Just experienced this several hours after a 50 mile ride. Anyone else get it? Think I maybe overdid it and only had water with me rather than some sports drink. Anyone else get this and if so, any tips to help stop it happening?
by mediumbird
1 Jan 2018, 11:15pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Getting to Andermatt for the Rhine Cycle Route
Replies: 42
Views: 4819

Re: Getting to Andermatt for the Rhine Cycle Route

The muddiest track was day 1 from Oberalpass. The other off road routes were forest tracks or canal towpaths. Not sure why the flickr link doesn't work, think the album is set to public.