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by bogmyrtle
12 Apr 2019, 8:10pm
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: Blackthorn, primrose and celandine - spring delights
Replies: 3
Views: 274

Re: Blackthorn, primrose and celandine - spring delights

Great time of year for them to visit.
I once met a Danish couple in the Outer Hebrides. They were unbelievably excited at seeing a pig outdoors.
by bogmyrtle
8 Apr 2019, 9:41pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: post,knee op
Replies: 2
Views: 228

Re: post,knee op

I'm a couple of weeks behind you. Operation is this Friday (having been cancelled from the beginning of March). Like you I will likely have a half knee replacement unless other horrors are found once they get in there. You are right, most of the information is for total replacement. I've advised my ...
by bogmyrtle
7 Mar 2019, 7:43am
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: Woman Topic About Cycle Shorts and the Monthly
Replies: 23
Views: 4162

Re: Woman Topic About Cycle Shorts and the Monthly

I'm a bit confused. What sanitary products are you using?
I've always worn padded shorts and use tampons with a pant liner stuck directly on the padding on the shorts to deal with any leaks.
by bogmyrtle
22 Feb 2019, 11:41am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Triggering traffic signals with magnet?
Replies: 55
Views: 5815

Re: Triggering traffic signals with magnet?

There is a set of lights at a junction on my commute that don't trigger if I go quickly straight over the sensor. When this happens I have to wait for a vehicle to approach from behind to activate the sensor. If I slow down on the approach and weave over the sensor the lights trigger in the expected...
by bogmyrtle
16 Feb 2019, 5:26pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Flat pedal shoes with velcro fastening.
Replies: 16
Views: 2006

Re: Flat pedal shoes with velcro fastening.

I was just about to suggest five tens.
Why velcro?
by bogmyrtle
28 Jan 2019, 6:12pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cats
Replies: 19
Views: 7141

Re: Cats

If you put yourself at cats eye level there isn't much of s bike that's visible to them.
by bogmyrtle
27 Jan 2019, 5:43pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Cycling to work
Replies: 24
Views: 1300

Re: Cycling to work

I'm not sure where to hang this post, but here goes..... I've always cycled to work, and for me showers take too long. I find a sink, and have a quick scrub with a flannel. I'm dealing face-to-face with customers every day and must look presentable, and it works for me. I may be able to influence t...
by bogmyrtle
26 Jan 2019, 2:17pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Walking trousers
Replies: 20
Views: 1117

Re: Walking trousers

Craghoper Kiwis. They do light and heavy weight also stretchy versions. Often sold half price at Debenhams.
by bogmyrtle
23 Jan 2019, 7:54am
Forum: On the road
Topic: black ice
Replies: 52
Views: 8956

Re: black ice

Ice can be more problematic under thawing conditions. A road can appear ok on the whole but parts that are sheltered or where the ice was thicker can be slower to thaw. Hit one of those patches when you are bowling along its virtually impossible to stay upright.
by bogmyrtle
20 Jan 2019, 7:11pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Cycling to work
Replies: 24
Views: 1300

Re: Cycling to work

Definitely showers. After my long commute I need to wash my hair. Much quicker in the shower.
by bogmyrtle
19 Jan 2019, 9:38pm
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: Saddles (Probably Again)
Replies: 22
Views: 7906

Re: Saddles (Probably Again)

I gave up on my Brooks saddle for the same reason. I now have a Selle Italia Diva. The whole saddle is longer so the cut out extends further forward taking pressure off the soft tissue that was previously being nipped and bashed on the rock solid nose of the Brooks. Thanks for the input. I've read ...
by bogmyrtle
18 Jan 2019, 10:36pm
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: Saddles (Probably Again)
Replies: 22
Views: 7906

Re: Saddles (Probably Again)

Not wishing to hijack the thread but would appreciate input from you ladies. My wife and I got a tandem last year and we love it. I decided to fit it with Brooks B17 Imperial saddles (the one with the cut outs - hers is a S ladies version). I love mine but my wife is struggling with pressure from t...
by bogmyrtle
14 Jan 2019, 10:55am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Hebridean Way on a Mountain Bike
Replies: 5
Views: 669

Re: Hebridean Way on a Mountain Bike

What are you doing for accommodation?
Charging an ebike could be an issue.
by bogmyrtle
11 Jan 2019, 7:55am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: When I'm dead .........
Replies: 78
Views: 4460

Re: When I'm dead .........

Hi, No one can be forced to pay for another's funeral I think? Not sure your married partner is liable either? But if you have an estate will the law take your money before the will is read? In any event paupers funeral, got to be cremation is paid by council. I missed the bit about cremation until...