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by VinceLedge
14 Oct 2021, 5:42pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What To Wear In Winter
Replies: 50
Views: 1453

Re: What To Wear In Winter

If really cold I wear winter bib longs, long sleeve baselayer, long sleeve cycle jersey , either windproof or not depending on temp and a windproof gilet on top. Have a thin windproof jacket in the bag if get colder or it rains, neoprene overshoes pretty much all winter. Thickness of gloves vary on temp but often carry a pair of waterproof ones in a pocket in case of rain or hands getting colder.
On coldest days wear a pair of ski gloves.
by VinceLedge
8 Oct 2021, 1:38pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What Has Made You Laugh Today ?
Replies: 458
Views: 20003

Re: What Has Made You Laugh Today ?

Having to explain to my partner why The Ring of Fire is the curry song :lol:
by VinceLedge
6 Oct 2021, 6:02pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: A Hardy Horse Rider
Replies: 6
Views: 449

Re: A Hardy Horse Rider

To be fair she didn't look a young 80 :D
by VinceLedge
6 Oct 2021, 3:02pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: A Hardy Horse Rider
Replies: 6
Views: 449

A Hardy Horse Rider

Put for a cycle today and passed this lady on her horse, recognised her from the news article!
https://www.google.com/amp/s/metro.co.u ... 18209/amp/
by VinceLedge
6 Oct 2021, 9:15am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Overwintering 'Somewhere' Sunny with Good Cycling in Europe?
Replies: 30
Views: 1127

Re: Overwintering 'Somewhere' Sunny with Good Cycling in Europe?

Do you need a country with no extradition agreement with the UK? :D
by VinceLedge
6 Oct 2021, 9:09am
Forum: On the road
Topic: No Fuel and it's Windy and Raining
Replies: 40
Views: 1677

Re: No Fuel and it's Windy and Raining

When I was commuting to work, a very short ride, I cycled no matter what the weather , I can't say that every day was enjoyable, some were fairly horrible! The day it was so windy it was hard to actually stop with the wind behind me wasn't great or when I had to carry the bike through the snow as much as pedal it :lol:
by VinceLedge
20 Sep 2021, 9:29am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Half century!
Replies: 21
Views: 626

Re: Half century!

Good achievement, I did my first 100miler this year, was quite surprised I felt OK at the end and could have done a wee bit more.
I have since found that doing rides between 70 and 100 miles is fine, but my riding buddy and I just have to keep reminding each other to keep a slower in the first half, especially up the hills to avoid knackering ourselves too early!
We tend to ride a bit quicker on our usual sub 60 mile rides.

Last winter I bought a smart turbo trainer and rode regularly using zwift when the weather was inclement and I was amazed how much fitter on the bike I was when we started more rides in the spring!
by VinceLedge
20 Sep 2021, 9:21am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Newer bikes are slower.
Replies: 24
Views: 1266

Re: Newer bikes are slower.

Really hard to genuinely tell if one bike is faster than another, surely? Every ride, even on the same route will be different , with your power output being different, weather conditions etc.
Only way I can see is multiple rides on the same route with the different bikes at full effort and compare the average (with power comparisons if you have a power meter).
by VinceLedge
17 Sep 2021, 10:14pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Half century!
Replies: 21
Views: 626

Re: Half century!

Well Done!
by VinceLedge
14 Sep 2021, 9:47pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Greetings whilst riding
Replies: 146
Views: 7905

Re: Greetings whilst riding

Bmblbzzz wrote: 14 Sep 2021, 8:07pm When you are continually surrounded by people you don't know, why would you say hello to them? Even in an English city, there are enough cyclists that it's no rarity to see another.
I thought that until I moved out of the South East of England and found that as you move further north the more people acknowledge each other when passing. Now living in Scotland I find it surprising when someone doesn't acknowledge you!
by VinceLedge
14 Sep 2021, 2:30pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling clothing - where to buy
Replies: 25
Views: 1147

Re: Cycling clothing - where to buy

Online, try Wiggle or Sigma sports as you can return stuff for free, so you can order a couple of sizes to try out.
by VinceLedge
12 Sep 2021, 10:12am
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Tour of Britain
Replies: 37
Views: 1664

Re: Tour of Britain

When we watched it yesterday, we got there early to park and as above it is amazing how many people are involved in the set up and running, including a van with 2 people at each sprint and KOM points to set ut up and remove and collect rubbish from the throw away zones.
Well worth seeing live and free unlike most top sport!
by VinceLedge
12 Sep 2021, 10:07am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Scottish Borders Bus service X62
Replies: 21
Views: 1051

Re: Scottish Borders Bus service X62

I maybe didn't explain clearly, some of the buses go all the way through to Edinburgh with no changes and some of them terminate at Galashiels, just need to check the timetable to get on the through bus at Carlisle.
by VinceLedge
10 Sep 2021, 6:20pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Scottish Borders Bus service X62
Replies: 21
Views: 1051

Re: Scottish Borders Bus service X62

Some terminate at Galashiels and some go on to Edinburgh, if you check the timetable on line or will show which ones.
by VinceLedge
10 Sep 2021, 4:49pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Scottish Borders Bus service X62
Replies: 21
Views: 1051

Re: Scottish Borders Bus service X62

Sweep wrote: 9 Sep 2021, 7:38pm
VinceLedge wrote: 1 Sep 2021, 11:42am They also run these buses on the x95 route, Edinburgh to Carlisle via Galashiels and Hawick. No extra charge for the bikes as far as I know.
by chance came across one of these buses outside carlisle station recently. It was going to galashiels. looked like a really nice bus - had a chat with nice driver - £8.20 he said for person and bike and he said that for the same fare you could get from carlisle to edinburgh, though i don't know how the bus-changing goes on that - will have to investigate.
In short, impressed. Seemed to be every 2 hours from Carlisle.
The x95 goes all the way from Carlisle to Edinburgh via Galashiels, no changes needed.