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by Peter F
21 Jun 2020, 4:58pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Bike speed
Replies: 11
Views: 632

Re: Bike speed

james.wiz wrote:Bike power seems to be way higher than the speed that im going. Position and bike are decent. Any advice to help me get quicker?

How are you measuring power?
by Peter F
15 Jun 2020, 10:07am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Rude Co-op shop staff
Replies: 200
Views: 5379

Re: Rude Co-op shop staff

One form of exercise per day. Shopping trips should be minimised. https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-52012432 I'm sorry to be the one to break this to you but: Boris lied, or at least actively misled. Neither of those were in the first set of rules, which you can find at http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi...
by Peter F
15 Jun 2020, 8:19am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Rude Co-op shop staff
Replies: 200
Views: 5379

Re: Rude Co-op shop staff

Who stated that? Certainly not in the rules at any point. We were initially allowed to take one period of exercise a day. Sorry, I didn't realise you're in Wales. Settle isn't. Aside for essential trips to buy food, medicine etc were were supposed to stay indoors. Stopping on a ride to get a snack ...
by Peter F
14 Jun 2020, 11:09pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Rude Co-op shop staff
Replies: 200
Views: 5379

Re: Rude Co-op shop staff

Takeaway cafes are open. I think the point is, or at least was, that you shouldn't be getting stuff while you're out on a ride. That was certainly what was stated during the first stages of lockdown, ride as far as you want but don't stop and go into shops while you're out. I honestly don't know if...
by Peter F
14 Jun 2020, 10:55pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Rude Co-op shop staff
Replies: 200
Views: 5379

Re: Rude Co-op shop staff

Takeaway cafes are open. I think the point is, or at least was, that you shouldn't be getting stuff while you're out on a ride. That was certainly what was stated during the first stages of lockdown, ride as far as you want but don't stop and go into shops while you're out. Who stated that? Certain...
by Peter F
14 Jun 2020, 1:26pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Do you ever consider the worse that can happen?
Replies: 33
Views: 1208

Re: Do you ever consider the worse that can happen?

Seriously though: a very difficult thing to quantify - how do you assess risk? David Speigelhalter has some interesting ideas if you take a look. Personally, I nearly died in a non cycling accident eight years ago, and it does make you look at things slightly differently. Whatever you do, you have ...
by Peter F
14 Jun 2020, 8:54am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Rude Co-op shop staff
Replies: 200
Views: 5379

Re: Rude Co-op shop staff

Takeaway cafes are open. I think the point is, or at least was, that you shouldn't be getting stuff while you're out on a ride. That was certainly what was stated during the first stages of lockdown, ride as far as you want but don't stop and go into shops while you're out. I honestly don't know if...
by Peter F
14 Jun 2020, 8:48am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Rude Co-op shop staff
Replies: 200
Views: 5379

Re: Rude Co-op shop staff

arnsider wrote:How do we know that Co-op don't have their own agenda towards outsiders?

Errr...how do they know you're an "outsider"?
by Peter F
14 Jun 2020, 8:45am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Rude Co-op shop staff
Replies: 200
Views: 5379

Re: Rude Co-op shop staff

With cafes being closed, where are we supposed to get our food and drink whilst out on a ride? Takeaway cafes are open. I think the point is, or at least was, that you shouldn't be getting stuff while you're out on a ride. That was certainly what was stated during the first stages of lockdown, ride...
by Peter F
14 Jun 2020, 8:27am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Hamstring pain while pushing on
Replies: 25
Views: 638

Re: Hamstring pain while pushing on

Still haven't adjusted my saddle yet. I'll have a play today. It's not a million miles out as I can go for a steady ride, with some decent hills thrown in and it not be a problem. It really only is when I push myself hard.
by Peter F
14 Jun 2020, 8:19am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Do you ever consider the worse that can happen?
Replies: 33
Views: 1208

Re: Do you ever consider the worse that can happen?

I’ve been cycling ever since I was a kid and never thought about the consequences of being knocked off. In the last few weeks two cyclists died when hit from behind on a road I cycled not three weeks ago (https://www.bucksfreepress.co.uk/news/18489877.two-cyclists-killed-hit-car-wycombe/), I’ve jus...
by Peter F
11 Jun 2020, 9:45pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Kilometres or miles
Replies: 106
Views: 2251

Re: Kilometres or miles

I am neither agreeing or disagreeing, I'm saying they are simply different measures, both useful. Sharks can be very dangerous I.e. the consequence is high. But because they are dangerous we tend to steer clear of them hence low frequency. So the reality is sharks do not kill many people. Horses ho...
by Peter F
11 Jun 2020, 9:29pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Kilometres or miles
Replies: 106
Views: 2251

Re: Kilometres or miles

You are agreeing with me about how the raw casualty figures are a poor guide to danger. People take more care when they perceive danger, and, as I did say, this changes exposure. I am glad we can agree there, but I am not sure why you needed to restate what I said. The classic book on child indepen...
by Peter F
11 Jun 2020, 8:05pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Kilometres or miles
Replies: 106
Views: 2251

Re: Kilometres or miles

Ok, but that is a different question. The UK has a somewhat poor attitude to pedestrians and cyclists compared to other countries. Assuming that data is correct though, it's interesting that despite having roads that are overall safer we are worse on child pedestrian safety. It would be interesting...
by Peter F
11 Jun 2020, 4:31pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Kilometres or miles
Replies: 106
Views: 2251

Re: Kilometres or miles

According to data I can find only Sweden has safer roads than the UK. https://www.worldlifeexpectancy.com/cause-of-death/road-traffic-accidents/by-country/ In general we don't have unsafe roads in this country, in fact we have some of the safest roads in the world. european_ch_ped_kld_who_2015_v2_7...