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by Bensons
17 Jun 2016, 11:29am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Frightening horses
Replies: 87
Views: 6550

Re: Frightening horses

Of course the horse doesn't get a say in it! You can't humanise them, they are horses! As for what is in their best interests, I have always bought very young horses and backed them myself, my oldest one is now 25 and I have owned her since she was two. The cycling 'incident' happened when she was f...
by Bensons
17 Jun 2016, 9:03am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Frightening horses
Replies: 87
Views: 6550

Re: Frightening horses

From the horse's mouth, as it were, a pdf leaflet. http://www.bhs.org.uk/safety-and-accidents/common-incidents/cycles Perhaps something could be included in Cycle magazine to raise awareness of how to deal with passing horses. I am sure that the BHS would be keen to have some input. I just think tha...
by Bensons
16 Jun 2016, 8:35pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Frightening horses
Replies: 87
Views: 6550

Re: Frightening horses

My horse wasn't scared of cars, or tractors, or combine harvesters, or bin lorries .... because none of them scared the life out of her as a youngster by doing a wheelie in her face on the road! On a very quiet road I would hear a car whereas I wouldn't necessarily hear a cyclist so yes, a very fast...
by Bensons
16 Jun 2016, 7:24pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Frightening horses
Replies: 87
Views: 6550

Re: Frightening horses

As someone who has ridden horses on the roads for 40 years I agree entirely with Bev's post and thought it was fairly well written. My own horse took years to get over her bike related incident, but as an owner and rider you have to persevere, training them in a controlled area to hone their respons...
by Bensons
15 Jun 2016, 5:55pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Frightening horses
Replies: 87
Views: 6550

Re: Frightening horses

Just calling out 'hello' is my preferred option, more than once if necessary. Slowing down a bit is just common sense. I have had horses all my life, still have two retired ones. When one of my old horses was four years old two youths on bikes came out of a forest track onto the main road and though...
by Bensons
13 Jun 2016, 8:24pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Weight Gain
Replies: 16
Views: 1082

Re: Weight Gain

I don't think BMI is considered the benchmark it used to be Brian. It doesn't take the proportion of body fat to muscle into account. Waist size is a more accurate indicator these days I think. Take my husband, 6'3", long arms and legs, not an ounce of fat on him but very muscular, 14 stone and...
by Bensons
13 Jun 2016, 11:09am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Weight Gain
Replies: 16
Views: 1082

Re: Weight Gain

Why don't you just eat more calories at mealtimes? Good, honest food rather than anything else. My husband is very fit/muscular build and eats like a horse! He is not cheap to run that's for sure. There really is nothing wrong with eating between meals, especially if you are worried about losing too...
by Bensons
8 Jun 2016, 12:53pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ....the "new" Velo Orange layback seatpost?
Replies: 71
Views: 11816

Re: ....the "new" Velo Orange layback seatpost?

I think that my husband has got one of these (looks like a new one - about 9-10 months ago?), no issues. It is now on a thorn club tour, no issues. When I wanted one I had trouble getting hold of one, after waiting two months for it not to arrive I went for the Gran Compe seat post instead. He would...
by Bensons
8 Jun 2016, 11:17am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Islabikes new Pro Series - rather expensive !!
Replies: 46
Views: 2096

Re: Islabikes new Pro Series - rather expensive !!

Disc brakes still aren't allowed in circuit races are they? Have Isla missed that point in trying to be even more elitist than they already were or is the plan that the kids who own one of these massively expensive bikes have a second, compliant one, for events.
by Bensons
6 Jun 2016, 8:25pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Can anyone suggest a fair price for this frame
Replies: 10
Views: 854

Re: Can anyone suggest a fair price for this frame

Thank you PH, that is great to hear, I had no idea how to price it but am trying to be realistic rather than having it sit around in the barn gathering dust. Will take it to York and try there, I think the auction is on from their web page.
by Bensons
6 Jun 2016, 6:37pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Can anyone suggest a fair price for this frame
Replies: 10
Views: 854

Re: Can anyone suggest a fair price for this frame

No, it isn't perfect, it has been used on the roads and has some minor paint chips/scratches.

Sizing 58cm Seat Tube, 59cm Top Tube, 64cm Down Tube (all centre to centre tubes), and 20cm Head Tube - this extends 6cm above the top tube.
by Bensons
6 Jun 2016, 4:11pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Can anyone suggest a fair price for this frame
Replies: 10
Views: 854

Can anyone suggest a fair price for this frame

Bob Jackson end-end 10 months old, few scratches/chips on the paint - no idea what to ask for it. Think it was about £650 new but that includes the paint job and the extended head tube which not everyone might want - is £300 too much to ask? For those that have been/go to the York Rally is the aucti...
by Bensons
6 Jun 2016, 11:21am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring with child - child bike options
Replies: 15
Views: 855

Re: Touring with child - child bike options

We sold our used weehoo for £175 and considering the cost of buying (sadly new as they had only just been launched at that point) it thought it was a great deal for the years we needed it. There is an ex hire one on eBay for £225 at the minute. We moved onto a real bargain of a used Thorn tandem tha...
by Bensons
4 Jun 2016, 12:01pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Allergy testing
Replies: 10
Views: 1448

Re: Allergy testing

Colin is right, I wouldn't give anyone my money for an allergy test. Ours are carried out in a hospital allergy clinic by a consultant allergist, retested every 12-18 months for my daughter, 3 years or so for me. The consultant measures the skin pricks and decides the grade of reaction, not an unkno...
by Bensons
3 Jun 2016, 9:41pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Allergy testing
Replies: 10
Views: 1448

Re: Allergy testing

I know that an allergy involves the immune system whereas an intolerance doesn't but other than that I don't know much about it.

A quick google produces this

https://www.allergyuk.org/food-intolera ... ntolerance