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by toontra
7 Jun 2019, 1:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wahoo Elemnt - simple question
Replies: 15
Views: 565

Re: Wahoo Elemnt - simple question

Simple answer - yes. On several occasions I've stopped the Bolt (no reason why the Element would be different) mid-route and re-started it. I usually reload the route just to be on the safe side - not sure if this is necessary. Note: the black arrows showing the route don't show immediately on the m...
by toontra
3 Jun 2019, 8:29pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: CUK 3rd party insurance - making a claim?
Replies: 11
Views: 467

Re: CUK 3rd party insurance - making a claim?

In my case on Sunday the situation was getting VERY heated - not with the driver but a whole crowd of nutters gathered and were screaming in my face about "bloody cyclists" and saying "you're gonna have to pay for this", etc. (this despite me being the only injured person and not...
by toontra
3 Jun 2019, 2:53pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: CUK 3rd party insurance - making a claim?
Replies: 11
Views: 467

Re: CUK 3rd party insurance - making a claim?

If the pedestrian is a householder s/he may have third-party insurance included in their policy....if they have one. Good luck with that! :? I believe that in an incident like this you are not supposed disclose that you have CUK 3rd party insurance, so I hope you didn't volunteer it. The pedestrian...
by toontra
3 Jun 2019, 2:42pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: CUK 3rd party insurance - making a claim?
Replies: 11
Views: 467

CUK 3rd party insurance - making a claim?

Anyone have any experience of making a claim on CUK's 3rd party insurance? Yesterday a pedestrian walked out right in front of me and pushed me into the rear of a stationary car, breaking the rear brake/indicator light cover. The driver is on holiday from Romania and it's a hire car. We swapped deta...
by toontra
23 May 2019, 9:47pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Malaga to Granada
Replies: 12
Views: 405

Re: Malaga to Granada

Hah - I well remember the ride up to the Zafarraya Pass from Malaga. You can see the u-shape from miles down the road and it never seems to be getting any closer, especially on a hot day!

There are a couple of loop-the-loops near the bottom. Makes a change from the usual hairpins.
by toontra
23 May 2019, 4:45pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Malaga to Granada
Replies: 12
Views: 405

Re: Malaga to Granada

Only one way a cyclist should get to Granada from Malaga and that's via the Pico de Veleta (Sierra Nevada). :twisted:

Mind you September is the only "safe" month to try this. The route could possibly blocked by snow at any other time :lol:
by toontra
20 May 2019, 10:35pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: (Also EBAY)Castelli Raddoppia Jacket (LOW PRICE, did not fit) <<Latvia>>
Replies: 5
Views: 416

Re: Castelli Raddoppia Jacket (LOW PRICE, did not fit) <<Latvia>>

Ebay ad suggests this is size M (which in Castelli sizing is small).

There is a problem with these jackets - no wind-blocking flap behind the zip so in cold weather you get a cold strip down the centre of your chest.
by toontra
16 May 2019, 12:29pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycling on a fast dual carriageway.
Replies: 32
Views: 1459

Re: Cycling on a fast dual carriageway.

It's the joining/leaving DC's that can be most risky. I would never try to use the slip road as drivers do and filter. I get to the mouth of the slip road then wait for a gap in traffic, dismount and walk across at right angles to get onto the main carriageway. I will sometimes do this at slip-roads...
by toontra
16 May 2019, 9:04am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycling on a fast dual carriageway.
Replies: 32
Views: 1459

Re: Cycling on a fast dual carriageway.

Personally I will use dual carriageways in certain circumstances, usually if the alternatives add too much mileage or are too lumpy. Coincidentally I'm currently planning a ride in Northumberland and for a section there is no viable alternative to using the A1. I try and keep well to the left, in th...
by toontra
7 May 2019, 7:29pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Over exercise?
Replies: 15
Views: 703

Re: Over exercise?

I'd rather drop dead of brain blott or some such whilst trying to catch the wheel of a cheeky passing-sprog going up a hill. :-) Cugel Indeed. The risks of under-exercising far outweigh the risks of over-exercising. Health professionals are by nature risk-averse and often not well versed in data re...
by toontra
7 May 2019, 11:30am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Car parking ha ha
Replies: 31
Views: 755

Re: Car parking ha ha

The owner would appear to be someone of not only limited intelligence but also vocabulary :D
by toontra
7 May 2019, 9:36am
Forum: On the road
Topic: "Hit and run" or attempted murder?
Replies: 42
Views: 1540

Re: "Hit and run" or attempted murder?

I'm left wondering what would have happened if the casualty had not secured the CCTV evidence himself and the clip had not been publicised eg on the BBC www. I think we all know the answer to that, sadly. This echoes my experience of the Met precisely. I was knocked off in a hit and run and they di...
by toontra
2 May 2019, 8:31pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: "Hit and run" or attempted murder?
Replies: 42
Views: 1540

"Hit and run" or attempted murder?

A shocking case of what is being described by the police as a "hit and run" (but looks to me more like attempted murder) captured on CCTV. This is especially disturbing for me as it's on a stretch of my routine training route. A telling piece from the article: The police are investigating ...
by toontra
30 Apr 2019, 6:39pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: B&M Ixon IQ Premium 80lux
Replies: 21
Views: 914

Re: B&M Ixon IQ Premium 80lux

The way in which the light wobbles even when correctly mounted is unsettling. After the escape which broke the closing latch I bought a second mount from B&M. The latching knob was certainly designed to be more prominent on the replacement, but the wobble wan't cured. After a bit of destructive...
by toontra
29 Apr 2019, 4:32pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: B&M Ixon IQ Premium 80lux
Replies: 21
Views: 914

Re: B&M Ixon IQ Premium 80lux

Thanks - apart from beam pattern close to the bike I am interested in your take on the closure mechanism. Also, if by chance you have any Smart Lunar lights, like this: https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/smart-lunar-25-lux-front-light/rp-prod70361?gs=1&sku=sku268151&pgrid=60711842778&p...