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by AMMoffat
3 Nov 2020, 4:30pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...why women's' cycling clothing is still mainly pink?
Replies: 48
Views: 1679

Re: ...why women's' cycling clothing is still mainly pink?

I do not particularly like pink despite the fact that some of my bike and running gear is, or is part, pink. The only reason for this is the insistence of the manufacturers of women's sport clothing in making it in either pink, black, baby blue or fluorescent yellow. Just look at the latest range fr...
by AMMoffat
20 Aug 2020, 10:21pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Back To School Essentials
Replies: 22
Views: 650

Re: Back To School Essentials

Are you quoting Trump or do you seriously believe more guns the safer the school? Would you go postal in a school if every adult armed to the teeth? Much better than UK school security guards with handheld metal detectors!! We need a second amendment!!! That’s not the way to stop shootings... The U...
by AMMoffat
15 Aug 2020, 5:59pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bringing a bike back from the USA
Replies: 26
Views: 1080

Re: Bringing a bike back from the USA

Unlike watches, where some, like Navarra, may choose to take the chance, bikes are rather too large to conceal in your luggage. If you had read my posts you would see I'm not talking about concealing anything!You take a flight out and pay to take a bike with you(just as 100s of us do when we go to ...
by AMMoffat
13 Aug 2020, 7:45pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bringing a bike back from the USA
Replies: 26
Views: 1080

Re: Bringing a bike back from the USA

We were stopped in the green channel returning from Belize via the US with our boxed up bikes by a customs man who very definitely knew his bikes. He didn't ask us to open the boxes when we said they contained a Thorn and a Roberts. I have no doubt that had he thought we were lying or we had mention...
by AMMoffat
31 Jul 2020, 6:02pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Home insurance that covers theft of bikes from shed
Replies: 15
Views: 492

Re: Home insurance that covers theft of bikes from shed

See what Lloyds Bank are offering these days. Years ago I contacted them about a home insurance policy and adding the bikes to it. I was told the bikes would be insured on the premises but not otherwise and there was no option to add away from premises cover. As we use our bikes the policy would hav...
by AMMoffat
18 Jul 2020, 6:23pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Wide womens cycling shoes
Replies: 9
Views: 377

Re: Wide womens cycling shoes

Does her shoe size rule out men's shoes? I'm a woman with very wide feet. There are very few brands of shoe where the women's version is wide enough for me and I haven't found any cycle shoes that are. I wear Specialized Tahoes, but the men's version, which are sufficiently wide and are fine with to...
by AMMoffat
5 Jul 2020, 10:20pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Is doing JOGLE solo lonely?
Replies: 37
Views: 1606

Re: Is doing JOGLE solo lonely?

It really depends on how much you enjoy your own company. A couple of years ago I cycled solo offroad across Scotland. The advantages of being alone were that I was under no pressure to keep up with anyone and could stop, linger or not, as I pleased. I did have to be equipped to deal with any mechan...
by AMMoffat
1 Jul 2020, 6:51pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Non-cycling books
Replies: 44
Views: 2882

Re: Non-cycling books

I'm not a climber but this account of the author's climbing exploits in the 1930s is a great read: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Always-Little-Further-climbing-Scotland-ebook/dp/B012TEN9ZM I'm also not a runner, but this is fascinating: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Born-Run-Hidden-Ultra-Runners-Greatest/dp/1...
by AMMoffat
29 Apr 2020, 8:37pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Planning ahead, tent wise...
Replies: 21
Views: 866

Re: Planning ahead, tent wise...

We've got a Robens Double Dreamer https://www.robens.de/en-gb/shop/outdoor-tents/double-dreamer for 2 people plus 2 dogs in crates. Ours is an older model and sleeps 4 so more akin to the current Midnight Dreamer. With 3 hoops I can pitch it on my own in less than 30 mins though pitching is easier, ...
by AMMoffat
15 Mar 2020, 4:06pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Lockdown for over seventies?
Replies: 181
Views: 5129

Re: Lockdown for over seventies?

cant see it working. There will be legal challenges? SO Hancock glibly says they will order food online. Who is going to pay for the delivery? it aint cheap. so I order some loo paper/baked beans/pasta/pork chops/hand washing soap. I look in the box they dump out side my door - empty :( :roll: A fr...
by AMMoffat
2 Feb 2020, 5:28pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Total Knee Replacement - 10 months later
Replies: 31
Views: 1950

Re: Total Knee Replacement - 10 months later

I had a knee replacement 4 years ago. One thing I learned from my post-op physio classes is that everyone progresses at different speeds depending on the amount of swelling. I was able to turn the pedals with the saddle at a normal height after 12-14 weeks. Before that, as others have said, I raised...
by AMMoffat
10 Dec 2019, 9:17pm
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: Finding non-standard bib tights
Replies: 18
Views: 2809

Re: Finding non-standard bib tights

I am a female also long in the leg and have given up trying to find winter cycling longs that fit and are long enough. For longer, colder rides I don a pair of these to fill the gap: https://rab.equipment/uk/hunza-stretch-mid-gaiter. They are slim fitting compared with regular long gaiters and are ...
by AMMoffat
10 Dec 2019, 12:18pm
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: Finding non-standard bib tights
Replies: 18
Views: 2809

Re: Finding non-standard bib tights

I am a female also long in the leg and have given up trying to find winter cycling longs that fit and are long enough. For longer, colder rides I don a pair of these to fill the gap: https://rab.equipment/uk/hunza-stretch-mid-gaiter. They are slim fitting compared with regular long gaiters and are a...
by AMMoffat
30 Nov 2019, 4:59pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Winter Glove Recommendations Please
Replies: 47
Views: 3323

Re: Winter Glove Recommendations Please

These should keep your hands warm but you'll need to take out a 2nd mortgage on your house: https://www.sealskinz.com/by-activity/r ... -black.htm
by AMMoffat
6 Nov 2019, 9:34am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: MTB toe clips - difference/advantages?
Replies: 19
Views: 1263

Re: MTB toe clips - difference/advantages?

I use full Zefal MTB toeclips on all my bikes as they give me a wider option of shoes/boots but change to studded flat pedals for any serious mountain biking. The reason for this is that I've found on very rough and/technical ground if I have to take my feet out of toeclips for any reason when I try...