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by Kirst
29 Nov 2010, 1:01pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Snow watch
Replies: 270
Views: 14204

Re: Snow watch

I walked the 3 miles to work (Edinburgh) this morning in snow that varied between 2-10 inches deep.
by Kirst
25 Nov 2010, 1:14pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: An apology
Replies: 4
Views: 1128

Re: An apology

If he was in black and grey kit, it might have been a yacf jersey. So you might want to try posting on yacf.co.uk
by Kirst
25 Nov 2010, 1:01pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Cannulated Screw hip repair
Replies: 147
Views: 43158

Re: Cannulated Screw hip repair

I suspect I succumbed to Stockholm Syndrome in the hospital. I had three days of pretty good care (although no information) followed by three completely unnecessary days of effective holding against my will at huge unnecessary expense to the NHS. Believe me, as an occupational therapist who used to...
by Kirst
16 Nov 2010, 1:07pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Winter Commuting Poll
Replies: 70
Views: 4032

Re: Winter Commuting Poll

The year before last, my neighbour came off his bike on ice, broke a couple of bones in his foot, then developed a DVT and nearly died. Last year I came off on black ice, landed hard on my coccyx and couldn't sit down comfortably for a couple of months. I am being very wary this year and once we get...
by Kirst
15 Nov 2010, 1:01pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Could I Have Avoided This Near Miss?
Replies: 25
Views: 2480

Re: Could I Have Avoided This Near Miss?

But you can't make eye contact with someone who is looking up the road to see if a car is coming...
by Kirst
14 Oct 2010, 1:08pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Offence caught on camera
Replies: 32
Views: 3202

Re: Offence caught on camera

eltonioni wrote:Lucky sod.

Yes, sexual assault is something we all should envy.
by Kirst
14 Oct 2010, 12:52pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: . . . why we lean?
Replies: 51
Views: 2321

Re: . . . why we lean?

You have to keep your centre of gravity within your base of support. As the bike turns, the centre of gravity moves and the base of support changes. So you lean to realign the centre of gravity.
by Kirst
13 Oct 2010, 6:51pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Grumpy Old Women
Replies: 18
Views: 1104

Re: Grumpy Old Women

Recently I went out with a group to celebrate an old friend's 47th birthday. For some reason or other he chose to go to a new bar which was very trendy and specialised in expensive cocktails. I was remarkably restrained and just had a couple of glasses of wine and my friend seemed to be pacing hims...
by Kirst
13 Oct 2010, 12:53pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Grumpy Old Women
Replies: 18
Views: 1104

Re: Grumpy Old Women

by Kirst
30 Sep 2010, 1:18pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycling in the dark.
Replies: 118
Views: 7994

Re: Cycling in the dark.

That was replaced with a B&W Ixon IQ and not surprisingly it blows the other two out of the water. It's very bright and the rechargeable batteries last for ages even on full power. Even better is the beam pattern, which has a nice cut-off to prevent dazzling other people and focuses the light w...
by Kirst
30 Sep 2010, 12:51pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycle Magazine
Replies: 32
Views: 2049

Re: Cycle Magazine

Mine arrived yesterday.
by Kirst
15 Sep 2010, 1:10pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling & Replacement knee operation
Replies: 8
Views: 747

Re: Cycling & Replacement knee operation

Grandad wrote:
He puts his recovery down to faithfully keeping to the post op physiotherapy routine.

Good luck.

This is really important. If you don't do the exercises, you'll never get full flexion back.
by Kirst
2 Sep 2010, 2:04pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Stop Headway - Campaign
Replies: 50
Views: 3586

Re: Stop Headway - Campaign

[XAP]Bob wrote:Adding FaceBook is easy, and is a good publicity tool - but I've no idea how flexible it is in terms of publishing.
Also, however pervasive it appears, there are a good number of people who do not use FB.

Any better ideas than helmetsense... One advantage - It's available ;)

Use Your Head?
by Kirst
1 Sep 2010, 12:49pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: 'I don't ride on the pavement'
Replies: 38
Views: 3281

Re: 'I don't ride on the pavement'

Do it, with a little picture of Stewart Copeland underneath. That should cover you.

I am not a lawyer.
by Kirst
1 Sep 2010, 12:46pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: What ever happened to the Gentleman?
Replies: 62
Views: 4236

Re: What ever happened to the Gentleman?

I punched him in the face knocking him to the ground. ...I was just defending her rights. No you weren't. Defending her would have been pushing him away. He assaulted her, you assaulted him. I think if a women touches a male stranger it's acceptable because he can defend himself, but if a man touch...