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by bogmyrtle
27 May 2020, 8:27pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: how can I fix my back pain?
Replies: 10
Views: 217

Re: how can I fix my back pain?

Bending your elbows would allow your arms to absorb shock and limit the transfer to your neck and the top of your spine where it looks as though you've got the problem.
by bogmyrtle
6 May 2020, 9:19am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Just not improving?
Replies: 30
Views: 1074

Re: Just not improving?

Try pushing yourself for short distances within your existing rides. Use markers like telegraph poles and allow yourself time after each 'sprint' to fully recover your breathing and for your leg muscles to relax. As time goes on (and you will need to be patient) you should be able to put in more of ...
by bogmyrtle
5 May 2020, 7:27pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Leather mitts
Replies: 10
Views: 465

Re: Leather mitts

My leather palmed mitts ponged.
by bogmyrtle
21 Apr 2020, 8:27pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Hebholidays/Hebshuttle
Replies: 4
Views: 408

Re: Hebholidays/Hebshuttle

I take it your friend has paid something up front to the company?
by bogmyrtle
21 Apr 2020, 6:16pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Hebholidays/Hebshuttle
Replies: 4
Views: 408

Re: Hebholidays/Hebshuttle

Jonathan Murray still appears to be an active officer so the company is still active (at the moment anyway).
by bogmyrtle
19 Apr 2020, 4:13pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: glucosamine and chondroitin
Replies: 18
Views: 756

Re: glucosamine and chondroitin

I took glucosamine/chondroitin supplement maximum dose for three years in an attempt to stave off knee replacement. It made no difference whatsoever. The advanced arthritis in one knee put my whole balance out of kilter and put strain on the other knee which is also arthritic but less advanced. I co...
by bogmyrtle
13 Apr 2020, 9:57am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling as an activity during the Covid 19 outbreak
Replies: 1055
Views: 33168

Re: Cycling as an activity during the Covid 19 outbreak

Your three people sitting on a bench senario would be classed as a gathering in terms of the legislation ............... Show me chapter and verse of the legislation that three friends chatting on a bench is classed as a gathering. Looks like they're not more than 2metres apart though, which is aga...
by bogmyrtle
12 Apr 2020, 9:06pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling as an activity during the Covid 19 outbreak
Replies: 1055
Views: 33168

Re: Cycling as an activity during the Covid 19 outbreak

The law does say that gatherings in a public place of more than 2 people are banned (unless those people are members of your household). 13. Can I go to the park? You can still go to the park for outdoor exercise once a day but only alone or with members of your household, not in groups. Communal p...
by bogmyrtle
2 Apr 2020, 9:13am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Any carers out there?
Replies: 14
Views: 675

Re: Any carers out there?

My caring days are over now :( but I've been using a borrowed turbo trainer as a means for recovering from surgery. I think it's a fairly basic Tacx trainer but it does the job ok. I live on my own so noise isn't a problem but the whirry/whiney noise could be if it annoys the person you're caring fo...
by bogmyrtle
1 Apr 2020, 10:28pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Front Page of Cycle
Replies: 38
Views: 1101

Re: Front Page of Cycle

See page 2 of magazine for explanation also thread on embarrassing confessions.
Oops beaten to it.
by bogmyrtle
1 Apr 2020, 6:54pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Embarrassing confessions
Replies: 58
Views: 2697

Re: Embarrassing confessions

I was wondering where the bloke in the middle went. He has vanished by page 40.
Perhaps he was the photographer.
by bogmyrtle
1 Mar 2020, 10:07pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: New words/vocab on these fora
Replies: 349
Views: 37787

Re: New words/vocab on these fora

We blether in Scotland :wink: Mither or moider in various English or Welsh dialects. Moedrodd in Cymraeg. Yep. As for Scotland, it depends on where you are from my experience from living in Scotland for years and years. They don't all blether ........ I guess it's a Glaswegian expression. Ask someo...
by bogmyrtle
23 Feb 2020, 3:54pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Sunday strict observance on Outer Hebrides northern isles
Replies: 72
Views: 2843

Re: Sunday strict observance on Outer Hebrides northern isles

The beauty of the islands for me is that they aren't necessarily set up for tourists. There aren't coffee shops and cafes evenly distributed and to be found at places you may want to stop. The reality for islanders is that tourists based businesses don't earn all year round so are not sustainable un...
by bogmyrtle
23 Feb 2020, 1:14pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Sunday strict observance on Outer Hebrides northern isles
Replies: 72
Views: 2843

Re: Sunday strict observance on Outer Hebrides northern isles

If you are staying at the Gatliff Trust hostels why don't you just self cater? The hostels aren't really anywhere near evening opening facilities. You meet interesting (and some very odd ) people in hostels. One of the best nights I've had in a hostel was at Berneray where a music session kind of de...
by bogmyrtle
23 Feb 2020, 12:18pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Sunday strict observance on Outer Hebrides northern isles
Replies: 72
Views: 2843

Re: Sunday strict observance on Outer Hebrides northern isles

Where are you likely to be on a Sunday?