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by xerxes
3 Mar 2021, 3:25pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Rosie Swales Pope MBE
Replies: 83
Views: 4042

Re: Rosie Swales Pope MBE

Mick F wrote:At the speed she went through our area, it'll take her years!

Maybe because she spends too much time talking to people along the way! May not be the case if she can't speak Russian.
by xerxes
20 Feb 2021, 9:42pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Would you take a vaccine against CV? Vote now please!
Replies: 1305
Views: 31339

Re: Would you take a vaccine against CV? Vote now please!

Had mine two days ago. Felt a bit grotty yesterday, though not enough to prevent me going out for a gentle ride. Fine today. I've had flu jabs in the past where the grottiness lasted for several days.
by xerxes
14 Feb 2021, 8:49pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Heavy duty trailer
Replies: 30
Views: 1100

Re: Heavy duty trailer

The ones on here seem quite expensive and not obviously better and weight limit is 40kg which doesn't seem like THAT much: https://hollandbikeshop.com/en-gb/bicycle-trailers/m-wave-bicycle-trailers/m-wave-cargo-bicycle-trailers/m-wave-fold-bicycle-trailer-up-to-40kg-black-561829/ Thanks What on ear...
by xerxes
13 Feb 2021, 9:41pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Perfect winters day on the road
Replies: 17
Views: 981

Re: Perfect winters day on the road

No snow here in Cheshire, but the wind has completely dried out the roads, so much so that I even had the summer bike out today in sub-zero temperatures.
by xerxes
5 Feb 2021, 3:59pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: I'm pushing each training session to my FTP
Replies: 6
Views: 310

Re: I'm pushing each training session to my FTP

Surely riding the same local routes can't be as boring as sitting on a training machine?
by xerxes
5 Feb 2021, 3:54pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Vitamin D - how much?
Replies: 102
Views: 4680

Re: Vitamin D - how much?

I avoid exposure to direct sunlight as much as possible, as I am a very fair complexion and burn easily. That doesn't mean staying indoors, but covering up as appropriate with clothing and sunblock. Ever since childhood I have taken 10ml cod liver oil a day (a habit instilled by my mother) and it se...
by xerxes
2 Feb 2021, 4:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bloomin' great - I've now knackered the pedal
Replies: 24
Views: 847

Re: Bloomin' great - I've now knackered the pedal

I've never used cleats, and I think if you're just starting then they re probably a bad idea anyway. Just get some ordinary pedals with a toe cage, and wear a pair of old trainers. If you are intending doing competitive riding then you may graduate on to cleats, but otherwise they are a waste of mo...
by xerxes
2 Feb 2021, 4:29pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Too many patches
Replies: 50
Views: 1711

Re: Too many patches

My suggestion to the OP would be not to patch at the roadside (unless it's your last tube and there's no chance to beg, borrow, buy or steal another, of course). Just put a spare tube in. Take punctured tubes home and mend them there, in bulk. That way you get to do it in more comfortable condition...
by xerxes
27 Jan 2021, 8:41pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bloomin' great - I've now knackered the pedal
Replies: 24
Views: 847

Re: Bloomin' great - I've now knackered the pedal

I've never used cleats, and I think if you're just starting then they re probably a bad idea anyway. Just get some ordinary pedals with a toe cage, and wear a pair of old trainers. If you are intending doing competitive riding then you may graduate on to cleats, but otherwise they are a waste of mon...
by xerxes
21 Jan 2021, 2:00pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Tubeless tyres
Replies: 8
Views: 538

Tubeless tyres

Just seen this on Facebook. Wonder why it never caught on?

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by xerxes
17 Jan 2021, 9:39pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Commuting Luggage
Replies: 26
Views: 1003

Re: Commuting Luggage

I'm surprised no-one has suggested a simple rucksack. I've never used anything else. Beats messing about with panniers any day.
by xerxes
11 Dec 2020, 8:45pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Using a phone as a front light
Replies: 40
Views: 1539

Re: Using a phone as a front light

Don't think it will work on my Nokia 3310. :)
by xerxes
6 Dec 2020, 3:46pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Lost spillcheck ?
Replies: 11
Views: 583

Re: Lost spillcheck ?

freiston wrote:This reminds me of a grate posed eye sore on face buck the other day:
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That's brilliant. It cud (!) be further improved by using 'quay' instead of 'key' and 'putt' instead of 'put'!
by xerxes
6 Dec 2020, 3:36pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Hedge Clipping
Replies: 72
Views: 3426

Re: Hedge Clipping

Had one a few weeks back, clippings all over the road was weaving in and out of it and then - click click click click click click - I had a 4 inch piece of hawthorn attached to the rear wheel, decided just to leave it, 10 mile of that clicking noise before the wood wore away, tyre was still inflate...
by xerxes
22 Nov 2020, 9:27pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bells
Replies: 114
Views: 3381

Re: Bells

What's the point of a bell when you have a voice?