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by charliepolecat
13 Feb 2019, 3:32pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Cyclists killed riding LeJog
Replies: 16
Views: 2801

Re: Cyclists killed riding LeJog

Thanks. One aspect of being hit whilst cycling is that for the most part a cyclist isn't going to be seeing the vehicle before impact since the vehicle will be usually coming from behind and the rider will not be aware of the threat particularly if there is enough traffic noise to mask the sound. On...
by charliepolecat
13 Feb 2019, 2:42pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Went for a ride
Replies: 20
Views: 1052

Re: Went for a ride

Audax67, It looks magical. :D
by charliepolecat
28 Jan 2019, 2:36pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: I set off.....
Replies: 39
Views: 3602

Re: I set off.....

Clearly there are dark forces at work in the shape of an automatic deletion processes. In the past when I have commented to the 'moderator' that my post had been deleted and asked why, the standard form sent to me was that there had been no deletion and it must have been my fault for not hitting the...
by charliepolecat
26 Jan 2019, 10:38pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: I set off.....
Replies: 39
Views: 3602

Re: I set off.....

Your posts may have gone to the hidden forum board. No dark forces involved, just the moderators.


If one cares, how does one view the 'hidden forum board'? I'm wondering if deleting posts that are innocuous is all arbitrary on the part of a 'moderator'.
by charliepolecat
24 Jan 2019, 8:32pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: I set off.....
Replies: 39
Views: 3602

Re: I set off.....

Does anyone else suffer from posts disappearing?

I've had several that have appeared on the screen and then later disappeared - including posts by others to which I have responded. Are there dark forces at work here?
by charliepolecat
23 Jan 2019, 11:14pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: I set off.....
Replies: 39
Views: 3602

Re: I set off.....

"You're probably one of those nutters who enjoy going out in this?" as she shivered at the cold. I agreed with a smile & took it as a compliment! :D


Super! :D :D :D
by charliepolecat
23 Jan 2019, 5:22pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: I set off.....
Replies: 39
Views: 3602

Re: I set off.....

work, medicine, cinema


I can't imagine ever riding to go to one of those whatever the weather, I do have a car. :?
by charliepolecat
23 Jan 2019, 3:46pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: I set off.....
Replies: 39
Views: 3602

Re: I set off.....

For winter riding I watch the weather forecast and if it is going to be raining, I stay in, if it's going to be below 40 F, I stay in, if the wind is going to be more than 15 MPH, I stay in. No problem with going out and having to turn back in those cases.
by charliepolecat
23 Jan 2019, 3:41pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wheel sizes vs Handling
Replies: 54
Views: 2689

Re: Wheel sizes vs Handling

Is 700c very different to 27"?


You asked the question and you seem to be answering it as well: :P

The bigger the wheel, the more the effort to swing it side-to-side
by charliepolecat
23 Jan 2019, 3:02pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Stuff you already knew...
Replies: 5
Views: 1455

Re: Stuff you already knew...

he found America that nobody knew was there.


I blame American's destruction of the English language proliferating our airwaves for crap writing and inane thinking.
by charliepolecat
23 Jan 2019, 2:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wheel sizes vs Handling
Replies: 54
Views: 2689

Re: Wheel sizes vs Handling

Dawes Mixte 501 with 27"


Did you ride this bike before the wheel change and if so how does the bike differ from that ride? Comparing bikes to bikes rather than wheel to wheel is more applicable.
by charliepolecat
19 Jan 2019, 3:33pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Really creepy experience cycling home tonight (I did solve the mystery eventually)
Replies: 32
Views: 3587

Re: Really creepy experience cycling home tonight (I did solve the mystery eventually)

Recently I had a jackdaw swoop down and scratch my head with its claws when I was walking on a busy pavement in Edinburgh


Now if you had been wearing a helmet.... :roll: :P
by charliepolecat
18 Jan 2019, 4:26pm
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: Saddles (Probably Again)
Replies: 19
Views: 3019

Re: Saddles (Probably Again)

If you've tried lowering the nose of the saddle but to no effect - doing so though will put extra strain on the arms if the angle is too steep but a fraction of an inch at a time is recommended - I suggest you investigate nose-less saddles. I'll see if I can find any info on these and post.
by charliepolecat
17 Jan 2019, 2:46pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Plea to roadies....
Replies: 36
Views: 4521

Re: Plea to roadies....

+1