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by cyclop
17 Feb 2019, 12:03pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How to prepare for an organised EVENT (soon) from zero start?
Replies: 38
Views: 934

Re: How to prepare for an organised EVENT (soon) from zero start?

Don,t.Could be the most painful and unpleasant experience you,ve ever had.
by cyclop
8 Feb 2019, 8:44am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What Shape is the Earth?
Replies: 56
Views: 2495

Re: What Shape is the Earth?

All wrong.Obviously, the earth is mostly uphill with down bits in between.
by cyclop
8 Feb 2019, 8:36am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Taking flak
Replies: 38
Views: 1653

Re: Taking flak

How about "breaks" and "peddles" seen often on this site.
by cyclop
20 Jan 2019, 2:53pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Role model: who is yours?
Replies: 116
Views: 5349

Re: Role model: who is yours?

Ken Russell-1952 tour of Britain winner.No team,next to no help from his back up vehicle(too slow),did it on his own.A massive chapeau.Not a role model though,just total respect.
by cyclop
18 Jan 2019, 6:31pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Came off my bike today
Replies: 39
Views: 2395

Re: Came off my bike today

Came off on Monday due to a basic error i.e.distracted by adjusting a mirror,drifted left onto a verge,lost control and hit the deck.Fortunately a quiet road.Finished the ride but haven,t ridden since due to stiff knee.Several lessons (re)learned!Stupid boy.
by cyclop
4 Jan 2019, 4:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New SPD pedals
Replies: 47
Views: 2005

Re: New SPD pedals

Do you,like me,nip down the shops on a bike that you use for runs out and don,t want to change shoes just for a paper.These are ideal.
by cyclop
2 Jan 2019, 8:19am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: most plonkist
Replies: 2
Views: 222

most plonkist

The most plonkist thing I,ve seen over the holidays-------having struggled up Wansfell Pike,above Ambleside,to watch the annual fell race,some plonker had dragged a chiminea up there and lit it with a can of petrol.He was lucky it didn,t explode,merely lit with a loud whoompf,belching fumes.Quel plo...
by cyclop
1 Jan 2019, 9:04am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Recumbent riding with prolapsed disc.
Replies: 20
Views: 2429

Re: Recumbent riding with prolapsed disc.

Just as an update,been out tentatively in the woods and ,touch wood,no after affects.Very little pain now,just weak right quads.Surprised what you can do with 1.5 legs.
by cyclop
24 Dec 2018, 3:24pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Recumbent riding with prolapsed disc.
Replies: 20
Views: 2429

Re: Recumbent riding with prolapsed disc.

Your welcome to come and have a seat on my Fuego. As others have said seats do vary. Thanks for the offer.I need to convince myself of the necessity to go down the the bent route.I,ve tentatively gone out on the upright for 20 mins and will persist until it proves counter productive.I think an elec...
by cyclop
24 Dec 2018, 3:09pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: 1 year, 10,000 miles on the clock
Replies: 38
Views: 1875

Re: 1 year, 10,000 miles on the clock

275 hrs up to mid oct when nerve compression stopped me dead until god knows when.Aiming to do 365hrs.I count hrs as 40% of my riding is forest trails,especially in winter.To get mileage,I take an average of 14mph,my justification for this is the effort involved ,i.e.my 2hr woodland ride might only ...
by cyclop
20 Dec 2018, 4:16pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Recumbent riding with prolapsed disc.
Replies: 20
Views: 2429

Re: Recumbent riding with prolapsed disc.

Thankyou.I tried a recumbent last year for a completely different reason but decided against it.Now ,it may be a case of recumbent or nothing due to ongoing sciatica,femoral nerve compression leading to rt quad weakness.Also looking at electric versions of the same.Cheers.
by cyclop
20 Dec 2018, 10:25am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Recumbent riding with prolapsed disc.
Replies: 20
Views: 2429

Recumbent riding with prolapsed disc.

My question is this.Does recumbent riding put less pressure on the lumbar discs compared to upright?
by cyclop
11 Dec 2018, 4:48pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Femoral nerve compression
Replies: 8
Views: 440

Re: Femoral nerve compression

All good advice and quite correct.Spinal specialist advised half squats against a wall,not easy at all so adapted to half squats with support ,this being about the only exercise with no bad after effects;up to about 200 a day. Docs. can be wrong ;they don,t have my physiology with at least 100,000mi...
by cyclop
10 Dec 2018, 11:05am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Femoral nerve compression
Replies: 8
Views: 440

Re: Femoral nerve compression

ok,short story long.Whilst installing loft boards,I "tweaked" my back,something I,ve done a few times in an active,strenuous,working life.7-14 days if past experience told me and,fair enough,a week later I felt 90%,did a 1.5hr road ride which did cause some pain the day after.2 days later,...
by cyclop
10 Dec 2018, 10:42am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What to pack when riding my first road bike
Replies: 40
Views: 1549

Re: What to pack when riding my first road bike

I,ve never taken co 2 cartridges,always a pump and always the most excellent zefal aluminium pumps,a joy to use.