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by xjs
17 Jul 2018, 12:28pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Peroneal tendinopathy
Replies: 55
Views: 2536

Re: Achilles Tendinitis

Hi, Hi Natural Ankling I tried my Theraband exercise last night for the first time and hey presto my ankle is worse this morning :x . I wouldn't mind trying something that doesn't help, but it's actively making me worse again! But I guess I have to keep doing it a bit longer before I give up. IT DO...
by xjs
29 Jun 2018, 12:13pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Peroneal tendinopathy
Replies: 55
Views: 2536

Re: Achilles Tendinitis

What shoes do you wear for the dancing? Could they be damaging your ankles?

And what others have said - maybe you've been pushing too big a gear on the bike...
by xjs
16 May 2018, 2:26pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Old Skool
Replies: 44
Views: 2047

Re: Old Skool

Yeah, I've noticed it amongst commuters in London. Most people on the hire bikes are not helmeted, and there do seem to be more of the "usual" commuters sans casque. At a traffic light yesterday evening, four or five out of twenty or so riders had no helmet on.
by xjs
4 May 2018, 12:53pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: 8.5 mile commute for a beginner cyclist?
Replies: 19
Views: 1702

Re: 8.5 mile commute for a beginner cyclist?

Get the best tyres you can - any deflationary incidents will be highly annoying. I can heartily recommend Schwalbe Marathon Plus and Specialized Armadillos. You'll probably need water to drink on hotter days.
by xjs
9 Mar 2018, 10:55am
Forum: On the road
Topic: cycling clubs on the streets of London this morning
Replies: 4
Views: 1271

Re: cycling clubs on the streets of London this morning

Maybe, maybe... but I think I found it... http://clubpeloton.org/mipim/

the guys who overtook me were in RCC gear, might have been a coincidence... http://www.rapha.cc/gb/en/rcc
by xjs
8 Mar 2018, 2:15pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: cycling clubs on the streets of London this morning
Replies: 4
Views: 1271

cycling clubs on the streets of London this morning

On my commute into central London this morning I was overtaken by a small group of people on bikes in matching cycling club kit. Didn't think much of it, though it was a strange sight - usually it's just commuters on a weekday morning. Then at Waterloo a large group (probably about 20) from a differ...
by xjs
24 Jan 2018, 12:05pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Nice route around London
Replies: 8
Views: 653

Re: Nice route around London

Hello. The Paddington Arm of the Grand Union Canal could be good - https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/enjoy-the-waterways/canal-and-river-network/paddington-arm-grand-union-canal I used to commute that way sometimes. Can't quite remember the timings but, landmark-wise, you may be able to get from near W...
by xjs
22 Jun 2015, 10:56pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: another cyclist killed by a lorry in London
Replies: 66
Views: 5919

Re: another cyclist killed by a lorry in London

Regarding the handlebars point, it would be interesting to know if there's a pattern in the style of bike ridden by the unfortunate people who get killed - if you're taken by surprise, is it also easier to stop quickly and not lose your balance on a light road bike than on a heavier "classic&qu...