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by Carlton green
18 Aug 2019, 10:54am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Council limiting modes of transport to a cycling cafe
Replies: 47
Views: 1934

Re: Council limiting modes of transport to a cycling cafe

I think my first thoughts were this seems a wrongheaded action by the council. Thinking about what was supposedly complained about, noisy cycling meets, I can see a potential problem. Having been in various outdoor activity groups over the last 20 plus years I am aware how noisy groups at meet up p...
by Carlton green
18 Aug 2019, 9:10am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Tampering with locks: wet rag on it?
Replies: 24
Views: 932

Re: Tampering with locks: wet rag on it?

Stop being lazy, take your lock with you, personally I can't stand the look of racks and lamposts/railings with several locks adorned to it, especially since you know full well many don't actually get use! it's selfish as it makes life harder to lock your own bike up and it's unsightly. +1 -"H...
by Carlton green
17 Aug 2019, 6:51am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Energy on longer rides
Replies: 23
Views: 517

Re: Energy on longer rides

I'd been watching this thread and wondering about this. My recent tour (couple of months) I'd be doing 4+ hours without eating, often without stopping, often without drinking and in hot weather (the heatwave in France ...). Ian Cyclists as a group contain a very broad spectrum of fitness and experi...
by Carlton green
16 Aug 2019, 10:52pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Energy on longer rides
Replies: 23
Views: 517

Re: Energy on longer rides

I don't think the issue here is food/nutrition, it's fitness. The OP rode for a couple of hours, and was tired out due to pushing too hard for their level of fitness. Eating more food won't help. I think the best advice would be to ignore your average speed and pace yourself, concentrate on buildin...
by Carlton green
16 Aug 2019, 12:19pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Losing a LBS
Replies: 10
Views: 406

Re: Losing a LBS

Just when the opposite should be happening:-( https://www.theguardian.com/environment/bike-blog/2019/aug/16/what-do-we-lose-when-we-lose-a-local-bike-shop?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other An interesting article, thank you. One particular point mentioned, that would help cycling in general, is the reduction o...
by Carlton green
16 Aug 2019, 11:48am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: saddle shock absorber?
Replies: 8
Views: 427

Re: saddle shock absorber?

The rails are effectively acting as springs. Dependant upon the correct material being used they shouldn’t fatigue but I have concerns about how well the idea would work in practice and over a wide weight range. For those that want shock absorption there are other solutions on the market.
by Carlton green
15 Aug 2019, 5:01pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: All-female cabinet?
Replies: 46
Views: 945

Re: All-female cabinet?

That moderating effect is widely espoused. Personally I don't completely agree with it. My perception of cameron before the 2010 GE was a kind of change in which end of tory party was gaining power. More centrist IMHO and pushing a kind of slightly green edge to n the blue. IIRC this was the time o...
by Carlton green
15 Aug 2019, 8:23am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Is electric the end of the bike as we know it
Replies: 44
Views: 1359

Re: Is electric the end of the bike as we know it

No. EDIT:- And furthermore as e-bike use increases as it surely will and as a matter of course increasing overall bike use,infrastructure will need to increase as a result and there'll follow a critical mass that government both local and national will not be able to ignore. I see the e-bike as a s...
by Carlton green
14 Aug 2019, 12:27pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Disguised Remuneration. Any Sympathy?
Replies: 33
Views: 872

Re: Disguised Remuneration. Any Sympathy?

I have little to no sympathy for those that deliberately and actively evade paying taxes, and particularly so large companies. Perhaps I’m incorrect but I believe that the likes of Amazon, ebay, and Facebook do not pay ‘correct’ taxes on U.K. earned income, IMHO those big hitters cost the public pur...
by Carlton green
14 Aug 2019, 9:26am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: All-female cabinet?
Replies: 46
Views: 945

Re: All-female cabinet?

A fairly well known female politician suggests an all-female cabinet to get us out of This Mess A letter in the Grauniad points out that all her suggested ministers are white, and eight of the ten studied or taught at Russell Group universities, looks like another Elite Cabinet Just a fantasy, one ...
by Carlton green
14 Aug 2019, 9:03am
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: Saddle choice
Replies: 7
Views: 433

Re: Saddle choice

My wife enjoys cycling and we cycle together most days and clock up around 5000 miles each year. Lately she's noticed that if she doesn't cycle for a week or two then sensitivity in her saddle area is much improved. She doesn't want to give up cycling so we're in the market for a better saddle. I s...
by Carlton green
13 Aug 2019, 9:30pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Continuing cycling in older age - what is the secret if any?
Replies: 13
Views: 634

Re: Continuing cycling in older age - what is the secret if any?

As part of our celebration and follow-up of this year's TriVets series, we at Cycling UK are looking for some helpful tips and advice from forum users for keeping riding into your later years. Obviously ebikes are a way forward for many but what other tips can you pass on in terms of nutrition, bik...
by Carlton green
10 Aug 2019, 9:32am
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: What is stopping women from cycling?
Replies: 272
Views: 45139

Re: What is stopping women from cycling?


I am a manager at work and when I want my team to adopt a new process I make it easy and remove obstacles to their progress.


Some of the most sensible words I’ve seen for a while.
by Carlton green
10 Aug 2019, 8:26am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: This wonderful, beautiful bat came in through the bathroom window
Replies: 23
Views: 762

Re: This wonderful, beautiful fluff ball came in through the bathroom window

.. I love being autistic, I believe it has made me truly love all animals in a way many don't or can not .. I think many of this parish are on the spectrum at least, +1?! I can get on with people but dislike crowds But what about people who are more abnormal? Most foetuses with downs syndrome are a...
by Carlton green
9 Aug 2019, 4:08pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Disgraceful behaviour in supermarket.
Replies: 78
Views: 2646

Re: Disgraceful behaviour in supermarket.

What do people think of this ? (Watch from 2m35s - note that the link will expire at 10:30 tonight) . We saw this on last night's news and were quite appalled. Quite apart from the terrorising, and assaulting, of law-abiding and innocent customers simply doing their shopping, these POB's (I can't c...