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by Carpediem
19 Jan 2019, 12:05am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Flu
Replies: 12
Views: 624

Re: Flu

I wouldn't go running or take any other kind of strenuous exercise until the infection has gone. Flu is generally an upper respiratory tract infection, but if you do anything that makes you breathe hard you could suck it deep into your lungs and have a very nice case of pneumonia. In which case you...
by Carpediem
5 Jan 2019, 12:11am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Novel overtaking move this morning
Replies: 20
Views: 1981

Re: Novel overtaking move this morning

The scary thing with this head on overtaking manouvere is the speed the car is approaching gives little or no time to take avoiding action,even if your lucky enough t have somewhere to bail out. From now on I pay extra attention to an oncoming car, and th car behind that one,and make a guess as to i...
by Carpediem
3 Jan 2019, 12:12am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Novel overtaking move this morning
Replies: 20
Views: 1981

Re: Novel overtaking move this morning

I was proceeding through a local village, where the road is a succession of bends, a car was behind me waiting for a good view before passing me, when we were both overtaken by a pickup completely on the wrong side of the road around a blind bend. What, if anything, was the driver thinking?? It is ...
by Carpediem
2 Jan 2019, 11:57pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Upper Body Circuits?
Replies: 6
Views: 393

Re: Upper Body Circuits?

Don't you do upper body for your Boxing? The easiest thing you can do is to get out on your bike in the real world, climb some hills and do real world intervals if you must. This will improve your cardio, and give your upper body and legs a good all-round workout. As a bonus you'll get a bit of exp...
by Carpediem
23 Dec 2018, 11:57pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Mental activity v. Mental decline?
Replies: 36
Views: 1578

Re: Mental activity v. Mental decline?

Very brave of you to bring mental health issues to the forum,and full respect to. For a start your obviously not alone here, there are millions of us. I'm no expert but in my experience as we age we obviously can't do things we could 20 yrs ago,which is frustrating and can lead to a drop in self con...
by Carpediem
22 Mar 2018, 12:44am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Yet another noob looking for a hybrid..
Replies: 16
Views: 2002

Re: Yet another noob looking for a hybrid..

ratherbeintobago wrote:On the subject of cycling in Manchester, these maps might be of interest.

As with many (but not all)retail outlets as they expand their customer service seems to slowly worsen.


Cooksons?


Thanks for the link..some good rides there.
by Carpediem
21 Mar 2018, 12:39am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Yet another noob looking for a hybrid..
Replies: 16
Views: 2002

Re: Yet another noob looking for a hybrid..

I'd like to give Cooksons( a small Indy bike shop) a mention on here.
I've been using them a few years now and always found them friendly,helpful and knowledgeable.
As with many (but not all)retail outlets as they expand their customer service seems to slowly worsen.
by Carpediem
12 Mar 2018, 10:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Breakup of sidewall mesh on Continental Duraskin tyres
Replies: 18
Views: 885

Re: Breakup of sidewall mesh on Continental Duraskin tyres

I've been running conti 4s for a few years now and really like them especially in winter,they offer great traction. Maybe just luck but only suffered a few punctures in 2 yrs. I do accept they are very expensive and probably a bit draggier than other tyres ,but that's a small price to pay for excell...
by Carpediem
10 Mar 2018, 12:21am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Positive health news for old 'uns
Replies: 26
Views: 972

Re: Positive health news for old 'uns

I noticed the same thing at my last visit to an A&E a few months ago,but as you said we don't know their medical history so can't comment. What was more surprising to me were the people rolling fags in the waiting area and then going outside to smoke next to the no smoking signs...I don't know :?
by Carpediem
5 Mar 2018, 12:46am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Poll of cycle accidents
Replies: 41
Views: 15954

Re: Poll of cycle accidents

Yes luck plays a big part in accident outcomes.
Most spills I've had have been my own fault, mostly while Mtbing and often happened when I was in my so called 'comfort zone'.
Age and experience has taught me to be especially careful here...you can never switch off.
by Carpediem
3 Mar 2018, 12:26am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Hip replacement and cycling
Replies: 36
Views: 7530

Re: Hip replacement and cycling

I am a 63 yr old female cyclist and took up riding 5 years ago after I was told that I needed hip replacement after being a runner for years. I was upset that I could no longer run, but my daughter encouraged me to start riding as I needed to wait a year as in Australia I needed to be in a health f...
by Carpediem
22 Feb 2018, 12:46am
Forum: On the road
Topic: road surfaces after the winter
Replies: 64
Views: 6860

Re: road surfaces after the winter

Same here in east lancs,more potholes(or should that be sinkholes) this winter than I've ever known. Council says it's due to the very wet Autumn and then weeks of near to zero temps..they say they're one of the highest spenders in the country on repairing them..maybe if the repairs were done proper...
by Carpediem
20 Feb 2018, 8:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tight tyres on tubeless ready rims.
Replies: 18
Views: 1122

Re: Tight tyres on tubeless ready rims.

On the original point, I think that since 584 is a new rim size (in that there are no, or very few, old designs), and it's largely aimed at mountain bike use, a high proportion of what there is available will be tubeless ready. One that does appear that it may be suitable, in that it should be a re...
by Carpediem
16 Feb 2018, 11:14pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Why do we need space when being overtaken?
Replies: 32
Views: 2662

Re: Why do we need space when being overtaken?

I had both hips replaced at 6 month intervals in 2015 . After 6 months on a static bike I eventually plucked up the courage to venture out on cycle tracks on my MTB. After a few rides I was back on the road bike,sticking to quite roads and none rush hour times. As you say the fear of falling is a b...
by Carpediem
14 Feb 2018, 9:26pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Why do we need space when being overtaken?
Replies: 32
Views: 2662

Re: Why do we need space when being overtaken?

Glad to hear you didn't suffer too badly. Linear tramline-like gouged,potholes,etc are a PITA for two wheelers especially when wet or icy. Widening the thread subject slightly,since the "age of austery" got into full swing I'm noticing a lot more of them where lanes of tarmac are laid on ...