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by mediumbird
16 Jan 2019, 9:33pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Cycling to work
Replies: 24
Views: 1466

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: 9744

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: 462

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: 462

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: 462

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: 636

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: 540

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: 540

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: 698

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: 698

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: 642

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: 642

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: 4721

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.
by mediumbird
31 Dec 2017, 9:12pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Getting to Andermatt for the Rhine Cycle Route
Replies: 42
Views: 4721

Re: Getting to Andermatt for the Rhine Cycle Route

Hi FatLad1980. Really enjoyed the trip, but beware, the route is not always on tarmac! Muddy forest track on day 1 and a long off road route through the forest after Bad Sackingen . Our road bikes managed though as we were using Schwalbe Marathon plus tyres, though my handlebars did shake loose........
by mediumbird
31 Dec 2017, 3:57am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Getting to Andermatt for the Rhine Cycle Route
Replies: 42
Views: 4721

Re: Getting to Andermatt for the Rhine Cycle Route

Did this route with a friend last year in July and August. But....we flew from Edinburgh to Basel with bikes in one of those big plastic bags. No issues and quick reassemble bars and pedals at the airport. Took the bus from the airport(yep, bikes on board with no issue) to the train station and then...