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by Paulatic
20 Jan 2019, 5:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Angle of drop handlebars - how to set?
Replies: 22
Views: 448

Re: Angle of drop handlebars - how to set?

LittleGreyCat wrote::D Still doesn't get round the hub dynamo wiring, though. :D

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Couldn’t be simpler and once or twice I’ve forgotten to unplug before removing the wheel and no harm done.
by Paulatic
19 Jan 2019, 4:23pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: What better than doing the coast to coast?
Replies: 18
Views: 522

Re: What better than doing the coast to coast?

Am I alone here? I find it very distracting when the terms C2C ( sea to sea) or coast to coast are used quite wildly. Unless otherwise stated and especially when referring to crossing in the Northern half of England can we please stick to what is normally recognised. https://www.cyclinguk.org/cycle/...
by Paulatic
18 Jan 2019, 10:11pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: This Heart Rate Thing...
Replies: 11
Views: 220

Re: This Heart Rate Thing...

We are all very different and using any formula is probably very dubious at best.
Pic below are my figures on the day we (Wimps) rode with NA. Aged 66 I’m a long way short of 220-age :lol:
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by Paulatic
18 Jan 2019, 6:14pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: This Heart Rate Thing...
Replies: 11
Views: 220

Re: This Heart Rate Thing...

In your case low HR will be a good thing. You’re cycling >130 mls/ week you’ll be as fit as a lop. I was in hospital a few years back for a minor op just had a coffee and walked into the bay. Nurse checks BP and pulse and didn’t believe her reading and took pulse again (54) Then asks if I was an ath...
by Paulatic
18 Jan 2019, 4:48pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Christmas cake and cheese… why not?
Replies: 64
Views: 1327

Re: Christmas cake and cheese… why not?

Always..as long as I can remember Christmas cake was always served with Wensleydale cheese. I was born in Yorkshire and lived most of my childhood and early working years in Yorkshire. I remember what Wensleydale [b]used[b] to taste like. I remember the farms that sold it, illegally, and even a blu...
by Paulatic
18 Jan 2019, 2:34pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: "What you bring on your ride needs to go home with you."
Replies: 179
Views: 4706

Re: "What you bring on your ride needs to go home with you."

londoncommuter0000 wrote: About cats Reading that I believe your cats are extremely lucky to be with you. As you say in many other circumstances they would be dead. My only experience of cats are in rural settings. One of the joys of hand milking a couple of house cows would be surrounded by purrin...
by Paulatic
18 Jan 2019, 1:15pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: "What you bring on your ride needs to go home with you."
Replies: 179
Views: 4706

Re: "What you bring on your ride needs to go home with you."

Dog sausages are ubiquitous, do dogs and their keepers expect everyone to constantly look at the ground? That soft sliding underfoot when one treads in one.. :( I think there are far too many dogs. And cats My ESA emotional support animal is a teddy I got for free many years ago We have four cats, ...
by Paulatic
18 Jan 2019, 1:07pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Duke In Rollover
Replies: 224
Views: 2904

Re: Duke In Rollover

. Can the mods separate the two topics? It just seems that young and old driver problems simply are not the same but discussion on one always leads to the other. ? Can you start a thread on younger drivers? Perhaps use a story relating to younger drivers causing accidents as a starter? It might be ...
by Paulatic
18 Jan 2019, 12:25pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Duke In Rollover
Replies: 224
Views: 2904

Re: Duke In Rollover

. I have driven on roads in that area and I remember feeling that drivers there were very aggressive, doing a lot of tailgating if you didn't share their relaxed attitude to road safety. I’ve felt that too on their main roads. We take the caravan to Sandringham and keeping to the lanes it’s a lovel...
by Paulatic
18 Jan 2019, 10:36am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Duke In Rollover
Replies: 224
Views: 2904

Re: Duke In Rollover

News reports say the council may authorise safety measures on that road later today . Given this remarkable promptness, should we consider asking the Duke to come and have accidents on other roads that concern us? I hope you realise it has been on the Council’s agenda for sometime. Proposals have b...
by Paulatic
17 Jan 2019, 9:32pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Country mouse goes to the big city
Replies: 38
Views: 736

Re: Country mouse goes to the big city

If they drank the water near the top they’d be fine. IME sheep usually die further down. This drinking water takes me back nearly 40 yrs I went to see a job in Ayrshire. Full of romance the cottage was beside the Afton Water ( think Rabbie Burns) Went to look at the dipping tub which discharged stra...
by Paulatic
17 Jan 2019, 3:55pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The Spine race
Replies: 31
Views: 573

Re: The Spine race

Sorry to walk it? NO! Perhaps do it in sections and miss the long marches out with nothing to see but grass and sheep :P Its slow at a walk and rather boring I.M.O. From Kirk Yetholm to the hadrians wall about 65 miles, you climb up onto the hill then 20 odd miles next to a fence (Scotland England ...
by Paulatic
16 Jan 2019, 11:26pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The Spine race
Replies: 31
Views: 573

Re: The Spine race

Paulatic wrote:
NATURAL ANKLING wrote:Hi,
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The pennine way is also rather flat.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joss_Naylor


A flat profile?
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BTW NA Do you know if Joss did that purely solo or did he use guide runners in sections?
Like they do on the Bob Graham round.
by Paulatic
16 Jan 2019, 11:14pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The Spine race
Replies: 31
Views: 573

Re: The Spine race

NATURAL ANKLING wrote:Hi,
.
The pennine way is also rather flat.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joss_Naylor


A flat profile?
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N A is having a laugh
:lol:
by Paulatic
16 Jan 2019, 11:13pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The Spine race
Replies: 31
Views: 573

Re: The Spine race

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