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by Ray
4 Jul 2020, 5:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Midsole cleat position
Replies: 6
Views: 80

Re: Midsole cleat position

I seem to remember this thread touched on something similar?

viewtopic.php?f=49&t=138899&p=1503771#p1503771
by Ray
27 Jun 2020, 8:50pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Too Many Smilies?
Replies: 21
Views: 623

Re: SMILE

I'm always sparing in my use of exclamation marks, having some sympathy with Terry Pratchett, who thought that their excessive use was a sign of an insane mind. I wonder what he would have made of multiple smilies.
by Ray
17 Jun 2020, 3:39pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Porridge: love or hate?
Replies: 283
Views: 19404

Re: Porridge: love or hate?

https://www.theguardian.com/food/2020/j ... -141650595
Some of these are on the wilder fringes of what I'd call porridge, though :shock:
by Ray
24 May 2020, 12:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: conception vs execution; shoes can be a problem
Replies: 22
Views: 611

Re: conception vs execution; shoes can be a problem

I've recently had the problem of soles separating from running shoes and walking shoes, both pairs of which I've owned for several years, but not worn excessively. Seems to me that perhaps the adhesive had dried out, degraded, or perhaps been poorly or inadequately applied in the first place. While ...
by Ray
2 May 2020, 9:13am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Travel to Northern France
Replies: 27
Views: 1300

Re: Travel to Northern France

I had thought of Yorkshire - If I remember correctly there is flat around York but of course areas with plenty of hills - so good views and lots of freewheeling. Ah, yes, of course I should have mentioned Yorkshire. Because I live here and know it pretty well, I tend to look further afield for holi...
by Ray
1 May 2020, 12:48pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Travel to Northern France
Replies: 27
Views: 1300

Re: Travel to Northern France

maybe a late holiday in the UK and we haven't had one of those in a good many years. I'm not sure where would be a good area (ideally a choice of flat rides and hilly rides). We'll quite likely be looking for something similar, providing the worst of the virus and lockdown have gone away. Don't kno...
by Ray
30 Apr 2020, 7:30pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Travel to Northern France
Replies: 27
Views: 1300

Re: Travel to Northern France

We'd booked two separate weeks in Gites de France in Provence from end May to mid-June. Travelling via Hull-Zeebrugge, and hotels on the way. Given all the uncertainties, and having paid the initial 25% for the gites, we decided to be pro-active and ask for postponement until the same time next year...
by Ray
27 Apr 2020, 10:08pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Toothache unbearable after a ride
Replies: 24
Views: 938

Re: Toothache unbearable after a ride

Excellent news! You really were impatient to get back on the bike, weren't you :wink:
by Ray
24 Apr 2020, 5:06pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Toothache unbearable after a ride
Replies: 24
Views: 938

Re: Toothache unbearable after a ride

Nobody seems to have suggested not riding your bike. At least until Monday. The misery of toothache is even worse than not being able to ride. Try and hang on for a few more days, just don't grit your teeth!
by Ray
1 Apr 2020, 10:01pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Covid19 - How far should we cycle each day?
Replies: 135
Views: 3818

Re: Covid19 - How far should we cycle each day?

It's undeniably true that "if you have an accident" you may put an unwanted burden on the overloaded emergency services. But it is certainly debatable how real this risk is and, indeed, whether it is any greater than for any other means of transport, particularly motor vehicles. In over 60...
by Ray
29 Mar 2020, 7:34pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Covid19 - How far should we cycle each day?
Replies: 135
Views: 3818

Re: Covid19 - How far should we cycle each day?

One of the riders I passed while out on Thursday posted his 130km ride on Strava, under the title, "Boris made me do it". Buck firmly passed.
by Ray
20 Feb 2020, 9:42pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Porridge: love or hate?
Replies: 283
Views: 19404

Re: Porridge: love or hate?

I've made porridge with milk, milk/water, and variety of substitutes containing soya, hemp, almond, rice - but not yet coconut. Most recently I've been using oat drink of various kinds, diluted 50/50 with water. This I like best of all, as it avoids dairy, and presumably enhances the effect of the p...
by Ray
17 Feb 2020, 7:42am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Prescription Sunglasses
Replies: 63
Views: 3323

Re: Prescription Sunglasses

Has anyone successfully asked for their physical measurements for glasses from their optician to use for glasses ordered online, i.e pupil distance? Yes, I asked, and was given the measurement without demur. In the event I never got round to ordering glasses elsewhere. I still have that measurement...
by Ray
16 Feb 2020, 6:04pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Favourite spots in Western France
Replies: 39
Views: 2114

Re: Favourite spots in Western France

Well worth camping at Camping Municipal de la Citadelle in Blaye, on the Garonne estuary not far north of Bordeaux. You pitch inside the walls of the citadel itself, a short walk from the nice little port of Blaye.
by Ray
15 Feb 2020, 12:43pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Prescription Sunglasses
Replies: 63
Views: 3323

Re: Prescription Sunglasses

If they are not made to your prescription, how do you see? Fortunately, as with many people (see upthread), my prescription is not complicated. My distance vision is OK, but I struggle to read small print or, indeed, handlebar computers and route sheets. So, although the cheap glasses are not absol...