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by AJ101
11 Jan 2019, 3:28pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Anyone else doing reliability rides over the winter?
Replies: 5
Views: 1624

Anyone else doing reliability rides over the winter?

Seen a lot of people getting excited about Sportives around my way but they all seem surprised when I mention early season reliabilities to them. Normally a quarter of the cost, to ride a similar route, but with the added benefit of a lot of old school riders around for advice and encouragement. Hig...
by AJ101
12 Dec 2018, 3:22pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Add-on e-bike conversion kit - Swytch or eBay kit?
Replies: 57
Views: 6763

Add-on e-bike conversion kit - Swytch or eBay kit?

Anyone gone down the route of aftermarket e-bike kits? Got to do a commute in January that would be easily do-able it normal clothes if it wasn't for a couple of huge hills in between. Not wanting to go the dedicated cycle clothing / shower / changing rooms kerfuffle, so I'm looking at affordable e-...
by AJ101
13 Oct 2018, 10:09pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: "Stop Killing Cyclists" - Procession & Die-in
Replies: 11
Views: 3259

Re: Stop Killing Cyclists

Went there today, really enjoyed it, and felt it was carried out in a very respectful way http://bikesy.co.uk/features/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/stop-killing-cyclists-procession10-e1539461540428.jpg managed to get a few pictures and gave it a write up here http://bikesy.co.uk/features/every-day-cyc...
by AJ101
15 Jul 2016, 4:01pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Barbed Wire Trap set on trail in Kent
Replies: 26
Views: 19067

Re: Barbed Wire Trap set on trail in Kent

There's nutters doing this up north as well unfortunately. Just seen this in the MEN.
http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/ ... r-11616764
by AJ101
16 Jun 2016, 4:19pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Barbed Wire Trap set on trail in Kent
Replies: 26
Views: 19067

Re: Barbed Wire Trap set on trail in Kent

happening in Central London now with rope in Hyde Park
Crazy
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36547576
by AJ101
9 Jun 2016, 10:17pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Singing the praises of the British Transport Police
Replies: 1
Views: 453

Singing the praises of the British Transport Police

I just got a free lock from the police at my local station. A good one too, proper gold standard job. They also registered my bike with the special marking kit. All for free because they want to keep cycles safe in known hotspots to help encourage cycling. I thought it was a brilliant idea and I wis...
by AJ101
26 May 2016, 1:26pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Selling a Bike-How to Take a Brilliant Picture
Replies: 2
Views: 482

Re: Selling a Bike-How to Take a Brilliant Picture

You also get instances of people taking the picture naked and you only realise it somewhere in the reflection of the item itself. Soon goes viral though but you'd have to be a certain type of person to want to do that!
by AJ101
26 May 2016, 1:21pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Noob saying hi with questions :)
Replies: 9
Views: 638

Re: Noob saying hi with questions :)

Silly question but are you stretching after rides?
Hamstring stretches, quad stretches and pigeon stretches should all help keep you looser around the mid section where you are getting the pain
by AJ101
26 May 2016, 1:08pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Makes you proud to be British
Replies: 23
Views: 1768

Re: Makes you proud to be British

Si wrote:This'll be Robert "there's no such thing as a bad cyclepath" Goodwill will it?


indeed.

Except here where the council giveth and the council taketh away
Image
by AJ101
26 May 2016, 12:50pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Podium Girls
Replies: 474
Views: 23788

Re: Podium Girls

is that fact not simply that men are naturally dominant as nature made them and women fall into a submissive or non competing role by their nature Tell that to Margaret Thatcher or Hillary Clinton Honestly I can't believe some of the old cock being spouted on here. Some of us are trying in any way ...
by AJ101
3 May 2016, 11:44pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Barbed Wire Trap set on trail in Kent
Replies: 26
Views: 19067

Re: Barbed Wire Trap set on trail in Kent

Be careful if you ride on the Brynmenyn cycle track in Wales, the wire is happening again.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-sout ... s-36196234
by AJ101
1 Apr 2016, 1:01pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Can a novice ride 330 miles in two days?
Replies: 53
Views: 2922

Re: Can a novice ride 330 miles in two days?

Hasn't been formally announced yet but heard Dan completed this yesterday. With a team of helpers and what looks like a wind tunnel vehicle in front of him perhaps even I could have done this feat!
https://www.instagram.com/p/BC7rhBtIDqc/ for video of trainings.
by AJ101
13 Mar 2016, 1:43am
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Barbed Wire Trap set on trail in Kent
Replies: 26
Views: 19067

Barbed Wire Trap set on trail in Kent

be careful out there, especially if you're around Maidstone and dropping down to the Pilgrims Way off road. There's some sick people around
http://bikesy.co.uk/features/knowledge/ ... t-in-kent/
by AJ101
22 Feb 2016, 5:34pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Cycling commentator David Duffield has died
Replies: 3
Views: 962

Re: Cycling commentator David Duffield has died

Its been a mixture of sadness and smiles today reading through all the great tributes to DD. Even we've learnt a bit more about him, even having been part of building the 'We Love David Duffield' pages previously. We've managed to get a few more pictures up from the archived site too. http://bikesy....