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by Pebble
12 Aug 2020, 2:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 32 spokes v. 36 spokes - Ride Comfort? & Chain Longevity
Replies: 28
Views: 2307

Re: 32 spokes v. 36 spokes - Ride Comfort?

Though I found out today I'm suffering from chain stretch :shock: . Only done 499.30 miles since 15 December on a Sram PG830 chain and found out today, that somehow it's stretched by an 1/8th of an inch :shock:. No wonder it's been jumping for the last 2-3 weeks! over the entire length of the chain...
by Pebble
12 Aug 2020, 9:33am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Wooler as a base for cycling
Replies: 39
Views: 1203

Re: Wooler as a base for cycling

Yes that's the one. Crossed the river on the "closed bridge" about half a mile west of Kilham. if you enjoyed that bit from Kilham down to Akeld - then, if you had turned right after the closed bridge and went through kirk yetholm the down either the bowmont or kale valleys you may well b...
by Pebble
11 Aug 2020, 5:28pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Sea cruises: Why? Why not?
Replies: 40
Views: 715

Re: Sea cruises: Why? Why not?

It is probably the most environmentally destructive holiday you can possibly take - it is something like 4x as much co2 per passenger mile than a airliner, they're a total nightmare.
by Pebble
10 Aug 2020, 11:49pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Cats: Why? Why not?
Replies: 75
Views: 1427

Re: Cats: Why? Why not?

Not more than us of course. They are about to build a new retail park up the road, it will destroy hedges, a bit of woodland and some farmland which was generally under arable but could have been even more useful to wildlife when under a ley crop or pasture. That land will be lost to birds, small m...
by Pebble
10 Aug 2020, 11:10pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Wooler as a base for cycling
Replies: 39
Views: 1203

Re: Wooler as a base for cycling

Just wanted to say that we're enjoying ourselves out and about around Wooler. We arrived Sat morning and rode over to Lindisfarne and back. Yesterday it was Budle Bay and Bambrugh. Today we rode up to Norham via Ford and Etal, over to Coldstream with fish and chips and local beer in the Besom Inn, ...
by Pebble
10 Aug 2020, 12:23am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Road position discussion from 'Witness or victim' thread
Replies: 109
Views: 942

Re: Witness or victim?

Hi In a different context there are plenty of drivers who understand overtaking rules in the Highway Code but will overtake cyclists approaching blind bends without thought either for cars oncoming at 60mph or wide vehicles. tim-b Most drivers know exactly how to over-take a cyclist, on a wide stra...
by Pebble
9 Aug 2020, 10:53am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Cats: Why? Why not?
Replies: 75
Views: 1427

Re: Cats: Why? Why not?

And if a fix or badger defecates on your lawn you would celebrate.... Cats are fantastic creatures, not all kill pointlessly... one of mine was very proud when he caught a stick, others have grabbed the odd mouse from the nearby fields - but generally they are well enough fed at home to not bother ...
by Pebble
9 Aug 2020, 9:51am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Cats: Why? Why not?
Replies: 75
Views: 1427

Re: Cats: Why? Why not?

we have worked long and hard to establish a wildlife garden, unfortunately this means we are now a mecca for local cats to come and test their skills at killing the wildlife we attract. And then there is the issue of cat crap (easily identifiable form other creatures) if someones dog was crapping in...
by Pebble
8 Aug 2020, 11:14am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: TV licensing...
Replies: 1213
Views: 64067

Re: TV licensing...

Sadly I too have had enough of the beeb, seems to have changed from being one of the worlds greatest broadcasters into a sort of brain washing organisation doing its best to change the way the nation thinks promoting its own highly predictable agenda, it is as if all the beeb execs are avid guardian...
by Pebble
8 Aug 2020, 12:22am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Twenty a day for 2020?
Replies: 65
Views: 2618

Re: Twenty a day for 2020?

July was very much a repeat of the last few months for me. 1047 miles ridden bringing the total for the year so far to 6061 miles. I haven't previously calculated my total altitude gain but I saw an advert for a challenge to ride the height of Everest in a month so decided to keep track of my climb...
by Pebble
7 Aug 2020, 9:26am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Witness or victim?
Replies: 59
Views: 2497

Re: Witness or victim?

Where do you live? It must be a bloody awful place wherever it is, because I really don't recognise the situation you describe where I live in Cornwall. Ok, you get the very occasional driver who may get a bit close, but very, very rarely do I get what feels to be a deliberate close pass, or what w...
by Pebble
7 Aug 2020, 9:26am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Road position discussion from 'Witness or victim' thread
Replies: 109
Views: 942

Re: Witness or victim?

Where do you live? It must be a bloody awful place wherever it is, because I really don't recognise the situation you describe where I live in Cornwall. Ok, you get the very occasional driver who may get a bit close, but very, very rarely do I get what feels to be a deliberate close pass, or what w...
by Pebble
6 Aug 2020, 11:59pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Road position discussion from 'Witness or victim' thread
Replies: 109
Views: 942

Re: Witness or victim?

"In the Gutter" is where a sizeable minority of motorists believe/wish cyclists should ride, one such clown once over took me, slammed on his brakes, got out of his car and pointing to the gutter told me that is where I should be, apparently I had held him up and he was late for something ...
by Pebble
5 Aug 2020, 8:28pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Witness or victim?
Replies: 59
Views: 2497

Re: Witness or victim?

Ride in the gutter and you will get treated like something in the gutter, nothing wrong with the riders road position. In fact I would have taken a wider line coming into that junction, with the blue pug waiting to emerge and a car coming the other way I would have blocked the path of the VW - it wa...
by Pebble
5 Aug 2020, 8:28pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Road position discussion from 'Witness or victim' thread
Replies: 109
Views: 942

Re: Witness or victim?

Ride in the gutter and you will get treated like something in the gutter, nothing wrong with the riders road position. In fact I would have taken a wider line coming into that junction, with the blue pug waiting to emerge and a car coming the other way I would have blocked the path of the VW - it wa...