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by grw
20 Apr 2011, 12:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Waterproof shoes - winter
Replies: 3
Views: 284

Waterproof shoes - winter

Hi everyone, My Specialized shoes have just about given up on me, with crack appearing across the sole of the shoe behind the cleat. Super glue is no longer cutting the ustard. After havng had them for over 10 years, everyday commuting, a few tours, and plenty of mountain biking i, I can justify get...
by grw
25 Aug 2010, 10:45am
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Afan Forest Park - Skyline red route
Replies: 5
Views: 2254

Re: Afan Forest Park - Skyline red route

Good stuff. Your photo 23 made me laugh - what happened to the chap in the background? Just taking a rest? Its been a couple of years since I went at Afan - I loved spending weekends there! I seem to remember thinking that the Red routes were okay for beginners. Or at least I did until I took a mate...
by grw
8 Jul 2010, 4:29am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Allergic to summer
Replies: 14
Views: 704

Re: Allergic to summer

In Australia, where I lived for a few years, it could be 35 degrees day and night non-stop for a week but no-one seemed to complain and cyclists still cycled. Last summer here, there was a definite drop off in the number of cycle commuters in Melbourne when the temp hit 40 deg. Although it really w...
by grw
17 Jun 2010, 1:00am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: why I need so many bicycles?
Replies: 66
Views: 4572

Re: why I need so many bicycles?

N = N + 1 where N is the number of bicycles you currently own. I lost count somewhere at 15. However, most of them are in parts or frame-only. This rule has been improved - now reads "The minimum number of bikes one should own is three. The correct number is n+1, where n is the number of bikes...
by grw
30 Mar 2010, 12:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brooks and Nikwax
Replies: 20
Views: 1973

Re: Brooks and Nikwax

For what it's worth, i think there is a world of difference between the two and it's madness to put Nikwax on a Brooks. Maybe so. I've been using some generic brand of leathercare cream for a couple of years on my brooks, and the same stuff on my walking boots. The saddle is pretty comfortable, and...
by grw
18 Feb 2010, 10:55am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: BeautyandtheBike
Replies: 46
Views: 3387

Re: BeautyandtheBike

Because you are living in a civilised country where people care for others,in the UK people don't.For cycling the UK is the worst country I've cycled in,in Europe,but as has been said it isn't just cyclists, we've become the uncivilised sick man of Europe.The problem is a social one across the boar...
by grw
8 Feb 2010, 2:12am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Snakes
Replies: 24
Views: 1069

Re: Snakes

GRW Could it be Red bellied black snake that you are searching for, as they are one of the most common Aussie snakes and certainly the easiest to recognise. Sounds about right to me. I think they are easy to recognise once they are lying on their back!!! Or maybe when their back arches as they laun...
by grw
1 Feb 2010, 10:04pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Snakes
Replies: 24
Views: 1069

Re: Snakes

I am considerably more wary on the mountain bike here than I was in the UK ( ihave fallen off a lot less though :D ) Riding past vegetation which snaps and rustles is nerve wracking, although most of the time I guess its just birds in the bush. I've seen plenty of lizards and goannas but only one sn...
by grw
22 Jan 2010, 4:02am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: what's the point of recessed cleats...
Replies: 13
Views: 1235

Re: what's the point of recessed cleats...

I type I'm wearing a pair of 10+ year old Spesh MTB boots with cleats fitted when they were new. They work fine and I've used em all over the UK and Europe. Cost so much new I swore I would wear them to destruction and, like a lot of Spesh kit of that era, they are bombproof and will not die. Simil...
by grw
12 Dec 2009, 12:57pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Job Applications
Replies: 8
Views: 490

Re: Job Applications

Just got a job after a few months of looking. And yes, I had the same thing. It got to the stage where I would ring them several times. Just to get them to go through the same conversation again. I was unemployed. I was bored. To hear some muppet who'd agreed to call me and hadn't, go through the sa...
by grw
5 Dec 2009, 11:49pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: silliest bike incident
Replies: 15
Views: 1061

Re: silliest bike incident

Maybe my second silliest... when aged 5 or 6, my dad took us for a ride to Lyme Park. Going over a cattle grid on a bike for the first time in my life, I panicked, and jumped off. Thinking back, it was pretty fortunate that both my legs didn't go through the bars and snap. I think my dad had sweats ...
by grw
2 Dec 2009, 10:49am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: silliest bike incident
Replies: 15
Views: 1061

Re: silliest bike incident

On thinking that my front tyre looked a little flat, I leant forward to give it a bit of a test squeeze. I should really have stopped first....
by grw
29 Nov 2009, 2:15am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Redundancy
Replies: 32
Views: 1581

Re: Redundancy

Back to work on Monday :D After 6 months of unemployment - three of which were spent waiting to hear if I could have a spouse visa which would let me work in AUstralia - I have a job. I really like the company, the type of work they said they do, and can't wait to get going. We have to move to Melbo...
by grw
29 Nov 2009, 2:08am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Google maps query
Replies: 3
Views: 331

Google maps query

Hopefully there might be some It gurus who can help with this query. I've been using google maps for a while and until recently never had this problem. If i expand the map to the left of the screen (to make it bigger and easie to see a larger area) the navigation controls no longer work, nor can I a...
by grw
23 Nov 2009, 9:06pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Quiz Question
Replies: 26
Views: 691

Re: Quiz Question

Maybe the answer taken from an American quiz book? The 'World' series, is not quite global either is it?