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by mediumbird
16 Oct 2020, 5:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Advice re mountain and hybrid bike set up
Replies: 12
Views: 481

Re: Advice re mountain and hybrid bike set up

There is an extensive thread here https://forum.cyclinguk.org/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=141537 about pedals with one SPD side and one flat side. But if you have one or more road bikes with SPDs why not just swap a pair of SPD pedals onto your MTB or hybrid and see how you get on? (Once you have the r...
by mediumbird
15 Oct 2020, 6:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Advice re mountain and hybrid bike set up
Replies: 12
Views: 481

Re: Advice re mountain and hybrid bike set up

The muscle groups you use to pedal a bicycle are probably the three biggest muscle groups in the body; glutes, hamstrings and quads. I don't mind finishing a ride tired, but if at the finish you have one muscle group screaming and the others untouched, there is something wrong. Moving the saddle ba...
by mediumbird
14 Oct 2020, 9:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Advice re mountain and hybrid bike set up
Replies: 12
Views: 481

Re: Advice re mountain and hybrid bike set up

Thanks for these tips, I’ll try them tomorrow. I set the seat height the same as my road bike, but reach was a bit harder because of the straight bars. Not sure re crank lengths, my road bikes are 170, but don’t know about the others.
by mediumbird
14 Oct 2020, 8:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Advice re mountain and hybrid bike set up
Replies: 12
Views: 481

Advice re mountain and hybrid bike set up

I wonder if anyone can advise me of an issue I have when riding a flat bar hybrid or mountain bike, compared to my road bike set up? I’ve had a bike fit on my road bike and am happy with the set up on that, however every time I ride my hybrid or MTB my quads are screaming at me from the get go. It j...
by mediumbird
30 Sep 2020, 6:37pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Police Scotland
Replies: 35
Views: 1068

Re: Police Scotland

Ha ha. Yes a mature woman was the cameraman in this instance :D I don’t have a helmet cam only front and rear ones as I was concerned about the effect of a helmet cam should I come off the bike. So, you can’t prove who the driver was. I’m not going to do anything about it, but it has been an enlight...
by mediumbird
30 Sep 2020, 5:32pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Police Scotland
Replies: 35
Views: 1068

Re: Police Scotland

It wasn’t close passing, it was overtaking me as I approached a roundabout, very close to the central traffic island, so he had to veer into my path to avoid me, then doing two punishment braking manoeuvres in front of me, then stopping on the far side of the roundabout to then follow me, drive alon...
by mediumbird
30 Sep 2020, 3:30pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Police Scotland
Replies: 35
Views: 1068

Re: Police Scotland

https://forum.cyclinguk.org/viewtopic.php?p=1533710#p1533710 Re: earlier interactions, I was talking generally. There is often more to a report to police than meets the eye and the earlier it emerges the better. Re: posting video, AFAIK, it's not possible on here. You need to post it somewhere else...
by mediumbird
30 Sep 2020, 11:25am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Police Scotland
Replies: 35
Views: 1068

Re: Police Scotland

Thirdcrank, you sound either ex or currently serving Police Officer? Appreciate what you say, and I suppose I am like a lot of the population in being put off by the whole go to court thing, the protracted and usually expensive legal process. If only there was a middle ground in reporting issues, ra...
by mediumbird
30 Sep 2020, 10:11am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Police Scotland
Replies: 35
Views: 1068

Re: Police Scotland

I'm a bit mystified about why Police Scotland would volunteer the information highlighted in the OP about not issuing warnings since it wasn't mentioned in the OP's query to them. Perhaps they receive a lot of reports from people announcing they don't want a prosecution, a warning will do. AIUI, th...
by mediumbird
29 Sep 2020, 9:28pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Police Scotland
Replies: 35
Views: 1068

Re: Police Scotland

Over on Twitter we are eagerly awaiting an announcement from Dave Brennan (Pedal on Parliament and head cam guy) . I think it certainly involves Police Scotland and I’ve a suspicion it might also concern the submitting of video footage to PS. We also know a cycling org has become involved. Hence th...
by mediumbird
29 Sep 2020, 7:42pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Police Scotland
Replies: 35
Views: 1068

Re: Police Scotland

They are not unable to, you could go to court, right? .. Sounds like victim blaming, just talking to you, not the criminal. I experienced similar after writing to a Welsh Constabulary urging more traffic law enforcement Instead of writing back to me, the officer in charge sent TWO officers to make ...
by mediumbird
29 Sep 2020, 7:38pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Police Scotland
Replies: 35
Views: 1068

Re: Police Scotland

Here's the message I sent Subject: Dangerous driving and intimidation of a cyclist Details of query: Hi. Does Police Scotland have a facility for reporting dangerous and intimidating driving towards a cyclist? I have the footage captured on camera and understand some police forces have a facility to...
by mediumbird
29 Sep 2020, 7:10pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Police Scotland
Replies: 35
Views: 1068

Police Scotland

So...with the increase in driver intimidation, I thought i would see if Police Scotland had a reporting process for cases of bad driving or cyclist intimidation. I invested in Cycliq front a rear cameras a couple of months ago, but it appears that they will be worthless unless I am actually involved...
by mediumbird
14 Aug 2020, 5:30pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Headache after rides
Replies: 47
Views: 1577

Re: Headache after rides

I used to suffer from this, especially when running. Eventually worked out is was dehydration, but not on the day of the exercise when I would hydrate sufficiently, but on the days prior to the long runs. Once I made sure I drank enough in the run up to the day of the long run, I was fine. Effective...
by mediumbird
25 Jan 2020, 11:03pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: La Vélodyssée as a single female
Replies: 20
Views: 1513

Re: La Vélodyssée as a single female

Isn't there a poster on here called BretonBikes? Iirc he has bike hire and a campsite. Plus runs organised and custom arranged cycling tours. No connection with him but when I was investigating a family tour in brittany he was very helpful indeed without any commercial outcome for that help. Who kn...