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by Paulatic
19 Sep 2018, 8:17pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...why 142 yards?
Replies: 7
Views: 196

Re: ...why 142 yards?

Siting of signs according to appendix A of the Traffic Signs Manual is determined by
85th percentile speed of private cars (mph)
by Paulatic
19 Sep 2018, 8:24am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Private physio for bad back- update
Replies: 9
Views: 716

Re: Private physio for bad back- update

Did you visit a chiropractor Malky?
My first port of call, after years of pain under NHS ( in my 30s) with sciatica was an Osteopath. Visited a number of times in the next 30 years which always put me right.
Now I’m retired I do Pilates every week which so far, fingers Xed has kept it at bay.
by Paulatic
19 Sep 2018, 8:17am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Not sure which bike to get as a commuter
Replies: 9
Views: 224

Re: Not sure which bike to get as a commuter

I don’t like the sound of your LBS s personally with what Youve said I’d steer clear. Blimey for £400 you could have a brand new potential flying machine just add guards rack and lights. https://www.merlincycles.com/ridley-tempo-tiagra-flat-bar-road-bike-118647.html I wouldn’t recommend that for a h...
by Paulatic
18 Sep 2018, 7:21pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Bored with commuter bike - considering alternatives.
Replies: 24
Views: 751

Re: Bored with commuter bike - considering alternatives.

It used to be half an hour into work or home by car, bike or train. That's door to door as well including walking to the train station and walking home from it at the other end. Now the excellent train timetable improvements means I take about an hour and half by train. Car takes a most enjoyable h...
by Paulatic
18 Sep 2018, 10:16am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Bored with commuter bike - considering alternatives.
Replies: 24
Views: 751

Re: Bored with commuter bike - considering alternatives.

Use the car it’s wonderful around Lancaster. This morning from Queue off M6 J34 to the Marsh area was a swift 40 minutes. 3 or 4 miles.. beat that on yer bike! :twisted:
by Paulatic
17 Sep 2018, 10:41pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Deloitte Ride Across Britain ( 2011 - ongoing )
Replies: 80
Views: 17287

Re: Deloitte Ride Across Britain ( 2011 - ongoing )

That climb in the photo up there is The Lecht up in the Cairngorms. #1, it comes about 8 miles into the route so riders haven't had the chance to spread out, #2, it's 7 - 7.30am on a Saturday morning in the Cairngorms - there was no traffic. Thanks for identifying the climb. #1 So it’s OK to ride i...
by Paulatic
17 Sep 2018, 6:10pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Deloitte Ride Across Britain ( 2011 - ongoing )
Replies: 80
Views: 17287

Re: Deloitte Ride Across Britain ( 2011 - ongoing )

mjr is right riding 3 abreast will theoretically make the group shorter. If that group is still longer than a HGV with 40’ trailer it’s a vehicle that would have an escort on the roads. Bear in mind it also makes visibility along the road to look for oncoming traffic a lot trickier. Comparable to pa...
by Paulatic
17 Sep 2018, 4:19pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Deloitte Ride Across Britain ( 2011 - ongoing )
Replies: 80
Views: 17287

Re: Deloitte Ride Across Britain ( 2011 - ongoing )

Thanks FF I didn't realise their route was freely available. I’m an advocate of avoiding going through Carlisle. But when you are on the road they were on then I must likely would. Indeed I have. What I wouldn’t do is go right through to Kingstown. Some of them missed that turning and went over the ...
by Paulatic
17 Sep 2018, 10:49am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Deloitte Ride Across Britain ( 2011 - ongoing )
Replies: 80
Views: 17287

Re: Deloitte Ride Across Britain ( 2011 - ongoing )

The downside of RAB, for me, is the sheer number of cyclists in a group. I saw a photograph this morning taken on the last day and featured on one of their Strava profiles. I wish I’d grabbed it then as I can’t find it now. Shows possibly about a mile of road winding up a hillside. Cyclists the whol...
by Paulatic
17 Sep 2018, 10:26am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Leeds tourers - find me a hill please
Replies: 9
Views: 244

Re: Leeds tourers - find me a hill please

foxyrider wrote:Of course if you are planning on the Hebrides training for headwinds might be more appropriate! :D

+1
by Paulatic
17 Sep 2018, 8:19am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Garmin Edge survived washing machine
Replies: 9
Views: 186

Re: Garmin Edge survived washing machine

I'm currently involved in IP testing of railway equipment to IP67 at PARC in Bideford.. the IPX7 standard which applies to the Garmin is just that .. a standard .... it will actually retain its waterproof status for considerably longer ..... Good kit Garmin ....l: Landsurfer has a Garmin pigeon acc...
by Paulatic
17 Sep 2018, 8:01am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Record attempt scheduled
Replies: 549
Views: 17933

Re: Record attempt scheduled

The final graph confirms what we were thinking last night.
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I learnt from following Hoppo's attempts years ago on Twitter those who support and are involved with the rider remain stoically optimistic. Chapeau
by Paulatic
17 Sep 2018, 7:52am
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Missing link?
Replies: 4
Views: 156

Re: Missing link?

Must be your browser it’s still here in IOS
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by Paulatic
17 Sep 2018, 7:22am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Record attempt scheduled
Replies: 549
Views: 17933

Re: Record attempt scheduled

04:36 LEJOG44 world record attempt aborted. Ian, all support crew and observers are safe and well.
With deteriorating favourable conditions, deep fatigue and an ever increasing gap to… https://t.co/ZZPtcHGysi
by Paulatic
16 Sep 2018, 10:14pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Record attempt scheduled
Replies: 549
Views: 17933

Re: Record attempt scheduled

Peejay56 wrote:Just seen Ian through Beeston and Tarporley on the A49. Looking good and going well.

Pete.

What’s the wind like down there?