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by bogmyrtle
16 Feb 2020, 7:21pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Belfast to Giants Causeway
Replies: 6
Views: 311

Re: Belfast to Giants Causeway

I wouldn't call that the coastal route.
I've gone from Larne along the most easterly road adjacent to the coast along the top of then down to Donegal. Didn't have any traffic issues.
by bogmyrtle
12 Feb 2020, 7:57am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: New words/vocab on these fora
Replies: 330
Views: 35939

Re: New words/vocab on these fora

Marcus Aurelius wrote:
brynpoeth wrote:Jockxit

It’s about SNP / Scottish blithering about leaving the U.K. Good luck with that :lol:

We blether in Scotland :wink:
by bogmyrtle
8 Feb 2020, 10:07am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Developers- New Housing
Replies: 61
Views: 1448

Re: Developers- New Housing

Oh yes, strikes a chord! A field which can only be accessed across my and a neighbour's land is advertised for sale with planning permission for 4 detached houses. There has been no notification process and letters to Local Authority as to "Why not" are simply unanswered. Lack of transpar...
by bogmyrtle
8 Feb 2020, 9:59am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LEJOG presentation - anyone done one?
Replies: 8
Views: 1320

Re: LEJOG presentation - anyone done one?

The original post was 2008. Assume talk has taken place.
by bogmyrtle
5 Feb 2020, 11:17pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Outer Hebrides
Replies: 26
Views: 1088

Re: Outer Hebrides

Hi All, Im planning a cycle trip to Outer Hebrides next spring. Im from N Ireland and plan to take a bus with my bike to Glasgow. Any advice on best way to travel from Glasgow to the Islands and return would be very much appreciated. I need to spend as little time as possible on the travel Thanks D...
by bogmyrtle
4 Feb 2020, 7:32am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Total Knee Replacement - 10 months later
Replies: 31
Views: 1269

Re: Total Knee Replacement - 10 months later

Well done. Hopefully you will be on the road once the clocks change and the weather improves (if it improves).
by bogmyrtle
3 Feb 2020, 3:34pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Total Knee Replacement - 10 months later
Replies: 31
Views: 1269

Re: Total Knee Replacement - 10 months later

Cowsham wrote:Did most of you cycle before the knee trouble or had it been a long term non cycling issue?

Cycling wasn't the reason for my arthritis if that's what you are asking.
by bogmyrtle
2 Feb 2020, 10:52am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Tiree
Replies: 4
Views: 350

Re: Tiree

I realise this will probably cause negative comments but I don't see anything wrong with it. It's aimed a those who don't know how to use passing places.
by bogmyrtle
1 Feb 2020, 12:33am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Total Knee Replacement - 10 months later
Replies: 31
Views: 1269

Re: Total Knee Replacement - 10 months later

I had the same issue after a partial replacement. I'm only a few years younger than you and my knee(s) had prevented me from cycling for 4 years When I first got on the bike I could almost get a full revolution but I couldn't get enough bend in my hip and knee to get it over the top of the stroke. I...
by bogmyrtle
27 Jan 2020, 9:36pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Health Kick - Cycling Commute
Replies: 14
Views: 588

Re: Health Kick - Cycling Commute

If you know you are unfit it is rather an ambitious expectation if you intend commuting every day. Don't forget, this isn't about cycling 30miles day, it's about doing a day's work, being unfit and cycling 30 miles a day. As the week wears on you will be very tired. Before you start, you need to hav...
by bogmyrtle
20 Jan 2020, 8:50pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Are bike carriers safe?
Replies: 35
Views: 1088

Re: Are bike carriers safe?

Check what your car manufacturer says. Some tailgates are made from cheese and not designed to support additional weight.
by bogmyrtle
16 Jan 2020, 8:01am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Gloves for cycling
Replies: 33
Views: 1425

Re: Gloves for cycling

Altura Night Vision. Don't know if these are still sold with lining gloves. If they do, they are more effective worn without the liners. Tight or close fitting gloves conduct heat away from the hands and hold sweat close to the hand. Better with looser fitting gloves that allow a bit of air space be...
by bogmyrtle
10 Jan 2020, 7:57pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Dangerous bike rack on new buses.
Replies: 8
Views: 352

Re: Dangerous bike rack on new buses.

fausto copy wrote:But is there an A&E department for detached cyclists?

It's currently under construction on a PFI agreement :(
by bogmyrtle
9 Jan 2020, 8:03am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Diagnosis of Arthritis in Hip
Replies: 20
Views: 3911

Re: Diagnosis of Arthritis in Hip

Have you been prescribed painkillers? This tends to be the immediate response of GPs when osteoarthritis is diagnosed. There are two problems with painkillers. One is they are just masking the pain that is caused by the joint which is degenerating and two they have side effects which over time are m...
by bogmyrtle
8 Jan 2020, 7:11pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Running....Why?
Replies: 50
Views: 947

Re: Running....Why?

kwackers wrote:
OTOH I don't know anyone that's been running for a decade or more and doing so consistently who've given up due to bad joints.


Allow me to introduce myself :)