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by paddler
13 May 2020, 1:49pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is the UK government an incompentent bunch of liars?
Replies: 1000
Views: 22101

Re: Is the UK government an incompentent bunch of liars?

Just been listening to LBC ( James O'brien). The claim was made that the govt said that care homes were unlikely to be affected by covid-19, this apparantly on the govts website. And further more LBC claimed the telegraph reported a doctor as saying the NHS was decanting old patients into care home...
by paddler
5 Mar 2020, 8:09pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Accommodation near Trondheim
Replies: 3
Views: 300

Re: Accommodation near Trondheim

We stayed at a hostel - Trondheim Vandrerhjem - a couple of years ago and it was quite good. We only stayed one night before heading north, then again on the way back. Whether it would be suitable as a base would be up to you of course. It's in a residential street about 15 minutes walk from the cen...
by paddler
8 Jan 2020, 10:33am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Running....Why?
Replies: 50
Views: 1035

Re: Running....Why?

There is nothing in my post that says people cannot (or DO not) run into their 70s. I was quite careful in the wording. No, but you did claim wear and tear was the main cause of folk stopping running and that's simply not my experience. Lots of bad runners who try to do too much too soon and injure...
by paddler
6 Jan 2020, 3:31pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Running....Why?
Replies: 50
Views: 1035

Re: Running....Why?

why do people run? they are poor people? dont have the cash to buy a bike? the only good think about running ( if you are male) is seeing all the young things........ unfortunately on Streatham Common too many ball shaped people thinking they can lose some weight by running They do say you can't ou...
by paddler
6 Jan 2020, 11:43am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Running....Why?
Replies: 50
Views: 1035

Re: Running....Why?

Anyone can run, at any age. I still enjoy it at the age of 62. If you want to persevere the aches will get less, but if you don't start to like it you may as well stop. I'm lucky in that there are some great trails nearby, I don't like road running. I like that an hours run does more for me than an ...
by paddler
3 Nov 2019, 10:27am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Running / Cycling shoes
Replies: 11
Views: 802

Re: Running / Cycling shoes

I normally take some hot tuna boat shoes, very light but zero cushioning. Despite having had some knee problems I've taken to running and have got some pretty respectable times on 5k 10k half and full marathon. I don't want to lose it all by not running. I'd like to do some park runs in other parts...
by paddler
2 Nov 2019, 7:04pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Running / Cycling shoes
Replies: 11
Views: 802

Re: Running / Cycling shoes

As a runner as well as a cyclist I'd be very doubtful as to whether there is such a thing. I can't imagine running on a sole with a lump of metal under it, but it will be interesting to see if others have found something.
by paddler
2 Nov 2019, 9:16am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Leg over crossbar difficulty . . . what solution(s) ?
Replies: 50
Views: 2819

Re: Leg over crossbar difficulty . . . what solution(s) ?

pete75 wrote: Left foot on left pedal, scoot with right leg and then bring it over the saddle.

I tried this last week funnily enough and it worked of course. I just have this slight fear of catching my leg as I swing it over, but probably practise will make perfect.
by paddler
2 Nov 2019, 8:01am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Leg over crossbar difficulty . . . what solution(s) ?
Replies: 50
Views: 2819

Re: Leg over

. . . .socks . . . no weight training required . . . . . At almost 62 I am gradually losing flexibility and hadn't thought of this so thank you! On a different note, I realised this week that getting in and out of a wobbly canoe is going to take more thought than previously, so I shall have to try ...
by paddler
13 Oct 2019, 12:50pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Recommend me a tent for a world tour
Replies: 78
Views: 3511

Re: Recommend me a tent for a world tour

I have several tents - none have a dedicated footprint (they are always overpriced) but I use the same bit of blue tarp from B&Q for them all. Weighs nothing I am going to bother about - cost about a fiver. I'd just pop out and buy such a thing if I were you. If I know I'll be using proper camp...
by paddler
13 Oct 2019, 11:56am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Recommend me a tent for a world tour
Replies: 78
Views: 3511

Re: Recommend me a tent for a world tour

[ With my Hilleberg (MSR replacement) which is a leave the inner and fly attached and pitch/pack as one - packing it wet did not result in a soaked inner. I expected it to but 1st time soaking wet in the morning I was in a hurry and forecast good to dry later so packed away as one wet and inner was...
by paddler
23 Sep 2019, 12:14pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Cooking on small gas camp stoves
Replies: 78
Views: 4617

Re: Cooking on small gas camp stoves

On a multi day hike I went from cooking and eating porridge in a pot to just putting cold water in the sachet and eating it! On the same theme I went from having a brew first thing to just drinking water - stopped carrying tea at all and just had a few coffee sachets when I could get nice ones. Dave
by paddler
2 Sep 2019, 10:05pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Doing my bit, washing at 30 degrees...
Replies: 24
Views: 954

Re: Doing my bit, washing at 30 degrees...

Ive been making my own for nearly a year now, seems good to me. I use 10 gms Almond oil 20 gms Coconut oil Ping in microwave to make liquid and mix 20 drops Patchouli oil Yes I’m an old hippy so suits me well :D Never heard of Patchouli oil-is that for fragrance? It’s added to kill bacteria you’d k...
by paddler
2 Sep 2019, 6:30pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Doing my bit, washing at 30 degrees...
Replies: 24
Views: 954

Re: Doing my bit, washing at 30 degrees...

I'm interested in those natural deodorant sticks as I begrudge the price of the ordinary stuff. I'm currently trying homemade using coconut oil mixed with baking powder and a bit of lemongrass essential oil for fragrance. The jury is out at the moment! But how long do the natural ones really last, ...
by paddler
2 Sep 2019, 6:29pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Doing my bit, washing at 30 degrees...
Replies: 24
Views: 954

Re: Doing my bit, washing at 30 degrees...

I can also recommend the natural deodorant sticks mentioned above. They last for years and years and are unscented, so don't impart their own odour to garments the way that the usual deodorants do. I'm interested in those natural deodorant sticks as I begrudge the price of the ordinary stuff.... Bu...