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by liamba
17 Oct 2019, 3:51am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Cycling with a ruptured Anterior cruciate ligament [ACL]
Replies: 6
Views: 420

Re: Cycling with a ruptured Anterior cruciate ligament [ACL]

I’ve had ACL reconstruction twice in my right knee. I’m by no means an expert but once the swelling has subsided I’d be happy to cycle. Pre-op I was encouraged to strengthen as much as possible (exercise bike, leg curls and leg presses, no leg extensions) to assist post-op. In my experience, the ris...
by liamba
12 Oct 2019, 9:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mudguards for Trek Dual Sport 4 2019
Replies: 1
Views: 147

Mudguards for Trek Dual Sport 4 2019

I recently bought a Trek DS 4 for family cycling and the occasional commute. Now I’m middle aged, I’m more interested in staying dry than looking cool so can anyone recommend a set of mudguards that will fit pls? Wheel size is 700x40c.

Thanks
by liamba
1 Oct 2019, 9:06pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: 50 years ago
Replies: 23
Views: 867

Re: 50 years ago

What a wonderful thread. Thank you Mick F!
by liamba
21 Jul 2019, 9:18pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling in the Lake District
Replies: 36
Views: 3555

Re: Cycling in the Lake District

Been meaning to drop a note for a while to say thanks to everyone for the input in the Lakes. Lovely holiday and well worth taking the bike. Got out three mornings about 6:30 and had the road to myself. First trip was a badly planned loop around Ullswater. Badly planned as I planned on a Garmin whic...
by liamba
30 Jun 2019, 11:39pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling in the Lake District
Replies: 36
Views: 3555

Re: Cycling in the Lake District

I don’t think so :lol: The OP wanted 50K at the crack of dawn.

Yeah, 114 miles and nearly 4,000m of climbing is probably a tough ask by breakfast :-)

Thank you for all of the suggestions though, much appreciated. A few have mentioned mountain bikes but I’m looking to stick to roads.
by liamba
27 Jun 2019, 8:58pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling in the Lake District
Replies: 36
Views: 3555

Re: Cycling in the Lake District

https://www.google.com/aclk?sa=l&ai=DChcSEwiipsvLsorjAhUKQ9MKHTl_DykYABAOGgJ3Yg&sig=AOD64_0zlkn6ndyofLJFJU6U26fBgTUIGQ&ctype=5&q=&ved=0ahUKEwiDyMTLsorjAhWZRBUIHTD7AhQQ9aACCFA&adurl= https://www.aldi.co.uk/135cm-open-rail-roof-bar/p/014953278678201?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIvLDYn7OK4...
by liamba
25 Jun 2019, 11:36pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling in the Lake District
Replies: 36
Views: 3555

Re: Cycling in the Lake District

Thanks all for the above. A bit of marital communication and I’ve established we’re a little further east than I thought, just south of Troutbeck, Penrith (who would have thought there were two Troutbeck’s in the Lakes!), staying in Matterdale. I’d be on a road bike and likely heading off at 6am so ...
by liamba
25 Jun 2019, 7:48am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling in the Lake District
Replies: 36
Views: 3555

Re: Cycling in the Lake District

Pleased I asked as not really the answers I expected. Thanks all.
by liamba
24 Jun 2019, 11:56pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling in the Lake District
Replies: 36
Views: 3555

Cycling in the Lake District

I’m off on a family holiday to the Lake District in a couple of weeks and am keen on taking my bike. With a wife, little fella and a dog I’m going to have to invest in a roof rack (bike usually goes in the boot). My question is, is the cycling in the lakes sufficiently good to make the investment? W...
by liamba
31 Mar 2019, 7:36am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Where to spend my money
Replies: 11
Views: 1494

Re: Where to spend my money

Thanks for all of the replies guys, some good food for thought. It looks like the the sort of thing I’d like new would be between £3k/£4K and not sure I want to spend that; you’ve got me thinking/looking now though. Hadn’t considered the second hand market so will have a look at that too. A little c...
by liamba
30 Mar 2019, 6:32am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Where to spend my money
Replies: 11
Views: 1494

Where to spend my money

Hi - first post here so apologies if I’ve missed any forum etiquette. I have one of these.... http://www.bianchiusa.com/archives/09-bicycles0/09-b4p0/928-carbon-mono-q/09-b4p-928-monoq-1051/ Don’t know how I have a US spec bike but using the power of Google I couldn’t find the uk version. I’ve had i...
by liamba
30 Jun 2016, 11:55pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: routes around Beaconsfield
Replies: 10
Views: 512

Re: routes around Beaconsfield

Will you have a car? If so, I'd chuck your bike in the back and head to Marlow (10mins). From there head out of town via Oxford Road to Frieth and out towards the Hambledon Valley. Lots of cracking countryside but it is pretty hilly. As is mentioned above, it's the Chilterns! Of course you can cycle...