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by willswitchengage
29 Aug 2020, 12:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rim weld lines
Replies: 4
Views: 307

Rim weld lines

It hasn't been a good week. I recently noticed my rear Mavic Cosmic pro carbon (Al rim with bonded carbon aesthetic/aero inner) was quite out of true at one position. I got ready to true it back into position and found that at the position of the errant spoke a several inch long circumferential crac...
by willswitchengage
26 May 2020, 7:18pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Boxhill zig zag
Replies: 90
Views: 3681

Re: Boxhill zig zag

Box Hill has now re-opened! As possibly has Swinley Forest, a few of my mates have posted Strava rides there recently.
by willswitchengage
23 May 2020, 9:25pm
Forum: People, Events & Rides
Topic: Birmingham Velo
Replies: 12
Views: 1744

Re: Birmingham Velo

Even Reading Festival are now offering full refunds. Obviously a far smaller and less complex event than VBM.
by willswitchengage
20 May 2020, 6:22pm
Forum: People, Events & Rides
Topic: Birmingham Velo
Replies: 12
Views: 1744

Re: Birmingham Velo

Ride London now off, albeit with... full refund.
by willswitchengage
8 May 2020, 5:27pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Bugs!
Replies: 23
Views: 1000

Re: Bugs!

I seem to remember seeing on the telly years ago that insect numbers were dwindling (with a commensurate impact on bird populations) due to vehicles taking out the insects with their frontal areas. Perhaps fewer vehicles = more insects?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windshield_phenomenon
by willswitchengage
27 Apr 2020, 9:43am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling as an activity during the Covid 19 outbreak
Replies: 1057
Views: 34153

Re: Cycling as an activity during the Covid 19 outbreak

https://www.somersetlive.co.uk/news/somerset-news/cyclists-report-assaults-abuse-pins-4080390 It's worth looking at the photo in this article. Despite riding 1000 miles now during lockdown I've managed to completely avoid all this rubbish but unsurprisingly the vigilantism continues throughout the c...
by willswitchengage
24 Apr 2020, 9:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling as an activity during the Covid 19 outbreak
Replies: 1057
Views: 34153

Re: Cycling as an activity during the Covid 19 outbreak

Let's have a sweepstake to see if it's actually enforced, considering it has no legal binding. Back in England I continue to see record numbers of cyclists daily so good luck enforcing any sort of controls if the situation in Wales is like here. I imagine it'll create a greater public backlash again...
by willswitchengage
20 Apr 2020, 6:06pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Boxhill zig zag
Replies: 90
Views: 3681

Re: Boxhill zig zag

I wonder what a reasonable distance is and this is different to how I read the rules but that is what is happening in Surrey. Which "rule" do you suspect is being broken? Thanks Jonathan It must be the article in the 2020 Coronavirus Act that states that members of the public shall remain...
by willswitchengage
18 Apr 2020, 8:27am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Boxhill zig zag
Replies: 90
Views: 3681

Re: Boxhill zig zag

Sorry but he was not fined himself so not sure on what the offence was but passing a blue road closure sign on the bit that is a public road is probably an offence. Hopefully the access will be eased soon as there are very few people around and we can start getting back to normal whatever that will...
by willswitchengage
17 Apr 2020, 9:16pm
Forum: People, Events & Rides
Topic: Birmingham Velo
Replies: 12
Views: 1744

Re: Birmingham Velo

They cancelled velo Essex as well, despite it being due in late September, and have returned only 45% of monies paid. One can only assume they won't try to run any more events because you'd have to be daft to ever give them any money again. Probably same people with a new name though..... Hang on -...
by willswitchengage
10 Apr 2020, 8:27pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Boxhill zig zag
Replies: 90
Views: 3681

Re: Boxhill zig zag

Other than the two hairpins another attraction is a consistent gradient. It's very sheltered too so you'll never really get much wind on the road. Choose a gear wisely at the beginning and you won't have to change until you reach the summit. I think my PR is 6-7 minutes so it's nice as an effort jus...
by willswitchengage
10 Apr 2020, 5:49pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Boxhill zig zag
Replies: 90
Views: 3681

Re: Boxhill zig zag

I rode up BH last weekend in the heatwave, not many people on the hill itself but fairly busy in the picnic bench area at the top where the café usually is. Handily the water-refill tap was still working! Similarly the viewpoint was busy-ish with a lot of people stopping. It's hard to do it justice ...
by willswitchengage
9 Apr 2020, 5:50pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling as an activity during the Covid 19 outbreak
Replies: 1057
Views: 34153

Re: Cycling as an activity during the Covid 19 outbreak

Windsor Deer Park now closed to cyclists. Apparently it was getting too congested so naturally it's cyclists to blame, therefore they are no longer allowed. I understand the remainder of the park (the southern bit) remains open.
by willswitchengage
5 Apr 2020, 8:24pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Festive 500
Replies: 35
Views: 2087

Re: Festive 500

willswitchengage wrote:IT'S HERE!!!!11

Well worth incessantly posting about it.


I've now just received an email saying mine has been shipped. I'm beginning to see why Rapha is going down the pan.
by willswitchengage
5 Apr 2020, 6:29pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling as an activity during the Covid 19 outbreak
Replies: 1057
Views: 34153

Re: Cycling as an activity during the Covid 19 outbreak

Anyone ridden on roads they normally wouldn't. I fancy the a59 between Harrogate and Bolton abbey, a road which is usually too busy by far. However now it's quieter...,. But the north yorks police are quite menacing and it's quite a way from home 1hr to menworth hill. Local sir err no sorry officer...