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by Patrickpioneer
26 May 2019, 11:09am
Forum: On the road
Topic: A positive thread
Replies: 629
Views: 107556

Re: A positive thread

Cugel wrote:And one must ask - since these thousands of Welsh laburnums have taken decades to grow, where is the tremendous winnow of all the coos and sheep (and innocently playing little children)? Laburnum poisoning should be at epedemic levels!

Cugel


We are born immune
by Patrickpioneer
26 May 2019, 10:25am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Grrr - Lidl replaces Sheffield stands with Wheel Benders
Replies: 38
Views: 1026

Re: Grrr - Lidl replaces Sheffield stands with Wheel Benders

It narks me off that my GP surgery doesnt have a single cycle stand, not even a piddly wheelbender. I get annoyed at having to use a car to drive 2 villages across to see the quack or collect a prescription simply because there's nowhere to secure a bike. exactly the same for me, the docs and the c...
by Patrickpioneer
26 May 2019, 10:20am
Forum: On the road
Topic: A positive thread
Replies: 629
Views: 107556

Re: A positive thread

I'm just back from a little ride along the lanes and at one point a weasel ran across the road in front of me, its the first i have seen this year. Its the little things in life like this that keep me going out :)
by Patrickpioneer
25 May 2019, 9:27am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Grrr - Lidl replaces Sheffield stands with Wheel Benders
Replies: 38
Views: 1026

Re: Grrr - Lidl replaces Sheffield stands with Wheel Benders

I have just got back from a ride to the vets (they said my rash will clear soon) I had a look around and they have two wheel bender stands, I think these could be for staff? Our local hospital has the same stands under a cover, many bikes get stolen from there or vandalized.
by Patrickpioneer
25 May 2019, 7:53am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Grrr - Lidl replaces Sheffield stands with Wheel Benders
Replies: 38
Views: 1026

Re: Grrr - Lidl replaces Sheffield stands with Wheel Benders

I often see a chap cycle to lidl and lock his bike up by the entrance, the problem is the post he locks his bike to is only four feet tall!
by Patrickpioneer
23 May 2019, 6:38am
Forum: On the road
Topic: dozey pedestrians
Replies: 82
Views: 1902

Re: dozey pedestrians

I read a lot of cyclists on this thread behaving just the same way some motorists behave to cyclists.
Shame, shame on you.
by Patrickpioneer
23 May 2019, 6:31am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cowering pedestrians -is it just me?
Replies: 11
Views: 587

Re: Cowering pedestrians -is it just me?

I think they have meet so many inconsiderate yobs on bikes they have learnt to fear all. I get this too when out, I go slow, say hello but I still see worry in their eyes. I was talking to a man walking his dog on a shared path just a few days ago, his little dog was barking at me on my bike so I st...
by Patrickpioneer
23 May 2019, 6:16am
Forum: On the road
Topic: A positive thread
Replies: 629
Views: 107556

Re: A positive thread

My big sister came yesterday to care for mum so I could go for a 'long' ride. Up the hills i went on the moors, climbing and climbing, then the sun came out and at one point I could see the sea! it was blooming marvelous. twenty five miles, three and a half hours, please don't tell me my average spe...
by Patrickpioneer
20 May 2019, 5:11am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: North Wales
Replies: 0
Views: 150

North Wales

If your up this way this list of attractions may be of interest
http://www.northeastwales.wales/things- ... wales-way/
by Patrickpioneer
19 May 2019, 10:36am
Forum: On the road
Topic: A positive thread
Replies: 629
Views: 107556

Re: A positive thread

Not long back from an hours ride, life can be very cool 8)
by Patrickpioneer
19 May 2019, 6:40am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Cycling for weight loss - Advice sought
Replies: 33
Views: 1225

Re: Cycling for weight loss - Advice sought

I hope you learn to love your bike, I hope you loose the weight you want but its more important to love your bike :D
by Patrickpioneer
16 May 2019, 5:41am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Why not a campaign for 20mph speed limit in Scotland, like Wales?
Replies: 44
Views: 1019

Re: Why not a campaign for 20mph speed limit in Scotland, like Wales?

[ Another friend got nicked in the Cenarth 20mph section around the narow bridge (no pedestrian pavement over it). She was doing 34mph because "I was thinking about the house I was going to see". Some folk find it hard to concentrate on their driving. I often wonder why they don't employ ...
by Patrickpioneer
15 May 2019, 11:01am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Why not a campaign for 20mph speed limit in Scotland, like Wales?
Replies: 44
Views: 1019

Re: Why not a campaign for 20mph speed limit in Scotland, like Wales?

Where I live in wales there are a few and only a few 20mph zones and not many drivers drive within the limit, most go faster and a lot faster when they want to pass me on the bike doing 18mph. When they do break the limit a sign with a 'grumpy face' lights up at them. I bet that makes them scared?
by Patrickpioneer
14 May 2019, 6:05am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cheap reliable commuter wheels (road)
Replies: 8
Views: 594

Re: Cheap reliable commuter wheels (road)

A few years ago I bought a dirt cheap single wall wheel set for my hack bike, think it was fifty quid for the two wheels. I did as Bruce does, bearings etc and got 5000 miles out of the back wheel before the rim was past it. It also helps to keep out of the pot holes and lift your bottom off the sad...
by Patrickpioneer
14 May 2019, 5:58am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Flu
Replies: 23
Views: 1058

Re: Flu

I have been ill with the flu for five days now and off my bike, I am noticing already my knees are going stiff and my calf muscles are cramping. I don't ride far when on the bike but I am out most days. The stiffness and cramps could be the virus? how does your time off the bike effect you if it do...