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by rfryer
16 Feb 2019, 9:14am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: speed and rhythm
Replies: 9
Views: 384

Re: speed and rhythm

ANTONISH wrote:Maybe I've missed something - what is FTP?

The max power output that you can sustain fur an hour.
by rfryer
14 Feb 2019, 2:23pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Carradice cape
Replies: 4
Views: 839

Re: Carradice cape

David F wrote:I bought a cape last year just to see whether it would work for me. Unfortunately, I didn't like it so it's for sale to anyone else who fancies trying a cape without spending too much. I wore it five or six times so it has some marks, but no damage. £15 posted.
David F

I've sent a PM.
by rfryer
13 Feb 2019, 12:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shiny bikes & their advocates
Replies: 47
Views: 3194

Re: Shiny bikes & their advocates

mig wrote:how much enjoyment/satisfaction did he get out of each ride? (i haven't watched the video.

He enjoyed the middle bike almost as much as the expensive one. The cheap bike was awful.
by rfryer
12 Feb 2019, 12:02pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Englishman, Irishman and a Scotsman...
Replies: 44
Views: 2880

Re: Englishman, Irishman and a Scotsman...

Tangled Metal wrote:I'm Terran, my nation is planet earth. Although I've been accused of coming from Mars but she was only a venetian so I ignored her pov! :wink: :D

Venetians often have a limited view. Those that aren't blind(s). :lol:
by rfryer
12 Feb 2019, 8:39am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shiny bikes & their advocates
Replies: 47
Views: 3194

Re: Shiny bikes & their advocates

If the engine is no good, you can spend as much as you like on a fancy bike, you’ll still get passed by a bloke with board shorts and flip flops, on a 5.99 BSO. On the other hand, if the engine is average, the fancy bike could well be the difference between enjoying a club run with a bunch of simil...
by rfryer
12 Feb 2019, 8:35am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shiny bikes & their advocates
Replies: 47
Views: 3194

Re: Shiny bikes & their advocates

It would be more interesting to compare two bikes in the same size - one cheap, one pricey - with the same geometry and both with factory wheels, and the same after-market, fast, lightweight tyres. Not more interesting, but more relevant, and not so pointless. More relevant to what? His test was us...
by rfryer
12 Feb 2019, 7:53am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shiny bikes & their advocates
Replies: 47
Views: 3194

Re: Shiny bikes & their advocates

I thought the video was interesting. He made the point up front that he was deliberately not trying to isolate the effect of individual differences, but was trying to test the entire package. Maybe that leaves some questions unanswered, but it's harsh to criticize him for not doing tests that he nev...
by rfryer
8 Feb 2019, 6:27am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Slowing motor traffic - press the button!
Replies: 200
Views: 8498

Re: Slowing motor traffic - press the button!

I suspect I have many silent supporters who don't bother posting for fear of being criticised And what's your explanation for why these silent supporters won't show their support in the anonymous poll? I believe you have no silent supporters, but I'm truly curious about whether you keep this thread...
by rfryer
3 Feb 2019, 7:40am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Slowing motor traffic - press the button!
Replies: 200
Views: 8498

Re: Slowing motor traffic - press the button!

Still waiting for other suggestions, how do other bleaters fight motor crime? When driving, I stay within the 20mph limit imposed on most of our city roads, aided by the car's built-in speed limiter. That stops others from speeding, makes them drive in a less polluting manner, and gives them an opp...
by rfryer
3 Feb 2019, 6:32am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Slowing motor traffic - press the button!
Replies: 200
Views: 8498

Re: Slowing motor traffic - press the button!

I conspire to make driving less attractive, so people walk instead, like I do.: So you think that by making people spend longer in their comfortable car, contemplating malicious, juvenile behaviour from pedestrians, you'll make drivers want to join the anarchic throng? You're more likely to encoura...
by rfryer
3 Feb 2019, 6:24am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Slowing motor traffic - press the button!
Replies: 200
Views: 8498

Re: Slowing motor traffic - press the button!

Wonder how many people with breathing issues you have killed by your actions .... Just a thought ..... Many vehicles automatically switch off their motors as soon as they stop, could be that I have unkilled people Whether or not vehicles switch off their engines, they will still use more energy (an...
by rfryer
26 Jan 2019, 6:50am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Looks about 100 kilometers is me maxed out
Replies: 37
Views: 3401

Re: Looks about 100 kilometers is me maxed out

ndwgolf wrote:I’ve not made any changes except changing from yellow to blue Shimano cleats last week as I didn’t like all the foot movement in the peddles.

Increasing float is a common way to reduce knee pain. I'd be nervous that you've just done the opposite.
by rfryer
17 Jan 2019, 11:59pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Downhill then immediately up : gear selection ?
Replies: 66
Views: 2805

Re: Downhill then immediately up : gear selection ?

I used to find standing to be hard work, too tiring to be worth the effort. Then, half way through a long, hilly ride, my saddle clamp bolt snapped, and my only option was to ride 30 odd miles standing up. It's amazing how that experience transformed my riding. I now climb out of the saddle much mor...
by rfryer
13 Jan 2019, 8:30am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: SIM card and plans -Finland??
Replies: 12
Views: 825

Re: SIM card and plans -Finland??

I use EE (in the UK), and they have free roaming in European countries, including Finland. However, I believe that this is common with many, possibly all, of the other networks.
by rfryer
12 Jan 2019, 5:30pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Trucks Do Not Have Cyclist-Obscuring Blind Spots
Replies: 161
Views: 8727

Re: Trucks Do Not Have Cyclist-Obscuring Blind Spots

Not that many people are home during the day. They are on day offs, which is better to get shopping delivered. Also, same thing often applies for the fewer evening slots. Not all people have the same days off and many people work shifts. What's a simple thing for one household isn't when many are i...