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by Winged wheels
22 Aug 2018, 9:28pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Flying with KLM - What Bike cost / experience ?
Replies: 13
Views: 1536

Re: Flying with KLM - What Bike cost / experience ?

We regularly fly KLM/Air France never taken my bike but anecdotally I am sure that i have read that the way to fly bike is to state that it is sporting equipment?? Skis, golf clubs go free as do bikes? I have no evidence and no experience but suggest it worth an email/telephone call.
by Winged wheels
22 Aug 2018, 9:23pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring without cooking equipment?
Replies: 53
Views: 1775

Re: Touring without cooking equipment?

I always take a mini Triangia to brew Oolong tea. It is always restorative and improves pre cooked or raw foods. Esbit solid fuel stove was my old kit but I found Hex blocks no longer seemed to be hot enough.
The need to cook is purely personal.
by Winged wheels
22 Aug 2018, 9:17pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Grand Union Canal
Replies: 10
Views: 527

Re: Grand Union Canal

Thank you for all your replies. I recognise those pitfalls and goes that it would not be the best idea. I also have ridden kennet and avon from bristol switching to the A4 at one point. I missed the ncn4 sign. Sheerness to Worcester was nice a few years ago which I rode apart of my ride to Sustrans ...
by Winged wheels
22 Aug 2018, 8:35am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Grand Union Canal
Replies: 10
Views: 527

Re: Grand Union Canal

Where to start should be my first question given how rideable I guess
by Winged wheels
22 Aug 2018, 8:33am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Grand Union Canal
Replies: 10
Views: 527

Grand Union Canal

:D I have a random week leave beginning of September. Fascinated by canals as they are flat run from town to town so pubs and accommodation along the way. Anyone ridden the full length? Coming back to touring and thinking of riding a Saturday to Thursday to Uxbridge. Any knowledge or experience of t...
by Winged wheels
22 Aug 2018, 8:26am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Statins - side effects
Replies: 490
Views: 35643

Re: Statins - side effects

What if you have proven dna risk? Untreated I naturally hit 14+. That’s on fish veg fruit nut diet and occasional meat. I have great concerns and therefore monitor bloods for muscle wastage. Agree it’s not simple and I don’t trust international Pharma without evidence.So far so good. It is a convers...
by Winged wheels
1 Jun 2018, 8:53pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Penny farthings
Replies: 28
Views: 987

Penny farthings

How hard is it to ride a penny farthing? Anyone got one and learnt from scratch? Any tips? I fancy one and new ones are available online :?:
by Winged wheels
1 Jun 2018, 8:47pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Statins - side effects
Replies: 490
Views: 35643

Re: Statins - side effects

Cannot disagree with anything written on this thread. So far so good but am sceptical and uncomfortable with the idea. Read widely; BMJ, New England Journal of Medicine and discussions with many consultants. Going with it for now as no issues. My main motive is not to stroke out, seen too many, duri...
by Winged wheels
31 Mar 2018, 8:19am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: PSA Test & Cycling
Replies: 41
Views: 3859

Re: PSA Test & Cycling

Lots of false positives due to trauma from exercise so follow GP advice
by Winged wheels
30 Mar 2018, 10:09pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Statins - side effects
Replies: 490
Views: 35643

Re: Statins - side effects

Do diagnosis of familial hyper cholestereama... confirmed with dna testing, diet good exercise good what to do?
Consultant and GP way up the evidence and statins the way to go. Right type right dose
Simples
by Winged wheels
7 Mar 2018, 10:08pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Natural clothing
Replies: 78
Views: 5097

Re: Natural clothing

:D Great food for thought thank you. When humidity rises I have used a cape and still do. Can mean dropping a gear to bear the west county winds.17 years of commute and it’s coming to the end. Has draw backs but keeps legs dry. Long day rides are not fun in it. I also use an endura jacket autumn win...
by Winged wheels
25 Feb 2018, 10:13am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Natural clothing
Replies: 78
Views: 5097

Natural clothing

I have over the last few years moved towards greener sustainable clothing. In the main using wool- Marino base layers tops and tweeds as insulation fleece jacket replacement. (They’re remarkably warm, drizzle proof and breathe. However I would like a waterproof. I recall years ago when I started the...
by Winged wheels
9 Jul 2017, 9:59pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Ordinary/penny farthing.
Replies: 1
Views: 294

Ordinary/penny farthing.

8) delighted to say that a colleague has ordered an ordinary :mrgreen:
Any tips on how to ride, he has offered me ago and I'm back in work tomorrow to find out how he got on.
If I get chance I'd like to try it without damaging it or me.
by Winged wheels
23 Jan 2017, 9:41pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling sat navs
Replies: 22
Views: 2213

Re: Cycling sat navs

Garmin 800 has been good as a heart monitor and cycle computer but I've never got to grips with it as a satnav. Tried to use it for a quick way home before but it sends you the long main road way. Bit disappointed, use it to spot little turnings that one may miss on the map. But navigation by map po...
by Winged wheels
23 Jan 2017, 9:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: LED pedals
Replies: 8
Views: 1519

Re: LED pedals

All good points. They seem robust for a daily commute and we live on the west coast so dull misty mornings are common. Gimmick yes visible without following headlights Year surrounding reflectors still effective yes, Happy days spread the cycling love. They are on a utility/city bike. Would not have...