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by robing
22 Jun 2019, 7:07pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: OEX Phoxx 1 Man Backpacking Tent
Replies: 26
Views: 7587

Re: OEX Phoxx 1 Man Backpacking Tent

Hi, Not seen this variety like the others posted here , 90 int hight 1.7 kgs, ideally you need as said 100 high- http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vango-Blade-100-World-Challenge-Branded-Sale-Price-60-inc-Free-Postage-/162515884946?hash=item25d6b39b92:g:eOQAAOSwdGxXIjML vango blade.jpg Two man tent probabl...
by robing
22 Jun 2019, 12:44pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cyclist 50% to blame for hitting pedestrian
Replies: 112
Views: 2835

Re: Cyclist 50% to blame for hitting pedestrian

There are 2 aspects to this. The incident itself and the penalty. For the incident, however stupid the pedestrian was, the cyclist could have avoided the collision. They saw the pedestrian stepping out and were doing less than 15 mph so could have braked /swerved. All blasting an air horn is going t...
by robing
21 Jun 2019, 8:58am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: OEX Phoxx 1 Man Backpacking Tent
Replies: 26
Views: 7587

Re: OEX Phoxx 1 Man Backpacking Tent

Hi, Anyone got any experience of this tent? Looks ok for £60 from Go Outdoors. Pros - light, nice low profile so good in the wind, good ventilation and HH 5000. Cons - prob a bit cramped for anything other than sleeping in. Shame it's black. http://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/oex-phoxx-1-man-backpacking-t...
by robing
19 Jun 2019, 8:53am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cyclist 50% to blame for hitting pedestrian
Replies: 112
Views: 2835

Re: Cyclist 50% to blame for hitting pedestrian

About to be discussed on lbc by nick ferrari (well known for being anti cyclist) He’s supporting the cyclist. A female colleague of mine ran over and killed someone on the road years ago and wasn’t prosecuted at all. Witnesses saw the man run out of a shop into my colleagues path. He did support th...
by robing
19 Jun 2019, 8:23am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cyclist 50% to blame for hitting pedestrian
Replies: 112
Views: 2835

Re: Cyclist 50% to blame for hitting pedestrian

I'm amazed at the amount of pedestrians that cross the road without even looking. I know on a bike they don't hear you, but many times they don't even look - and it's not all phone related.
by robing
19 Jun 2019, 8:02am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cyclist 50% to blame for hitting pedestrian
Replies: 112
Views: 2835

Re: Cyclist 50% to blame for hitting pedestrian

About to be discussed on lbc by nick ferrari (well known for being anti cyclist)
by robing
18 Jun 2019, 9:12pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cyclist 50% to blame for hitting pedestrian
Replies: 112
Views: 2835

Re: Cyclist 50% to blame for hitting pedestrian

Legally, could he put in a counter claim? He was also knocked out and presumably had damaged bike etc
by robing
18 Jun 2019, 6:54pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cyclist 50% to blame for hitting pedestrian
Replies: 112
Views: 2835

Re: Cyclist 50% to blame for hitting pedestrian

The female victim cannot remember any details of the accident because she is suffering from post traumatic amnesia!!
by robing
8 Jun 2019, 5:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wahoo Elemnt - simple question
Replies: 15
Views: 593

Re: Wahoo Elemnt - simple question

Yes. I have used the Wahoo Bolt for LEJOG and Lon Las Cymru and I had a route loaded for the whole thing and picked it up each day. Although I mostly use Komoot I do use RWGPS too and it works fine for TBT. I had the Garmin Edge 820 Explore and it drove me nuts - it took FOREVER to upload a route, t...
by robing
23 May 2019, 10:22am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Gout on a bike
Replies: 17
Views: 1162

Re: Gout on a bike

axel_knutt wrote:
robing wrote:Allopurinol is a cheap and safe drug

It killed my father.

Really? How?
by robing
22 May 2019, 2:35pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Who are the best/worst drivers on the road?
Replies: 190
Views: 29868

Re: Who are the best/worst drivers on the road?

One thing that seems to be on the increase is drivers stopping anywhere - and I mean anywhere often in inconvenient or downright dangerous places. A lot of it is phone related. But instead of finding a safe place to pull over they stop anywhere they like.
by robing
20 May 2019, 11:21am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Gout on a bike
Replies: 17
Views: 1162

Re: Gout on a bike

Allopurinol is a cheap and safe drug but needs to be taken lifelong as a preventative, so I think is why GPs aren't in a rush to prescribe. I coped for many years by treating flare ups with nsaid, but it progressed to a point where I needed to go on preventative. Avoiding dehydration is the most imp...
by robing
20 May 2019, 11:17am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Fixed my sore knee due to torn meniscus.
Replies: 4
Views: 431

Re: Fixed my sore knee due to torn meniscus.

I think the thinking is nowadays for degenerative type meniscus tears that most will get better with conservative treatment. I've had a few knee ops for meniscal tears and acl. The first meniscus tear was very painful and even walking was bad. Subsequent ones not as bad and not convinced surgery was...
by robing
15 May 2019, 4:31pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: A positive thread
Replies: 634
Views: 108742

Re: A positive thread

Lovely ride out with Cuk then on my way back saw a weasel dart across the road :D
He was carrying something in his mouth. Glad he made it across the road ok.
by robing
13 May 2019, 9:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Brooks saddle, a newbie question.
Replies: 16
Views: 752

Re: Brooks saddle, a newbie question.

One daft thing I did was putting the bike upside down to fix a puncture and unfortunately have scratched the saddle a bit :( It'll polish out if you keep riding it, like one of mine did when I parked the bike against a barbed wire fence and the pannier slipped off the post it was resting against. W...