Search found 753 matches

by Michael R
10 Jul 2014, 12:31pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Energy Drinks . . Any good ?
Replies: 19
Views: 1503

Re: Energy Drinks . . Any good ?

I use a decent fruit squash , loads of demerera sugar and a dash of salt

Or coffee in thermos with loads of sugar.

Saw me well on this recently

http://michaelroberts4004.wordpress.com ... to-lytham/
by Michael R
5 Mar 2014, 7:43am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: anybody cycled Las Vegas?
Replies: 4
Views: 7600

Re: anybody cycled Las Vegas?

I stayed with a friend in LV last year. He uses a bike. There are quite few cycle routes within the built-up areas eg LV and Hnederson. There seemed to be reasonable scope. I know have a Nevada sticker on my car stating it is LAW to give 3ft space when overtaking. Some of the surrounding desert and ...
by Michael R
26 Feb 2014, 7:47am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling with earphones in
Replies: 71
Views: 12747

Re: Cycling with earphones in

Has your mate organised a hearse as a back-up vehicle?
by Michael R
17 Feb 2014, 7:45am
Forum: On the road
Topic: get off your phone!!
Replies: 41
Views: 22642

Re: get off your phone!!

It should be automatic loss of licence
by Michael R
7 Feb 2014, 8:34am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Snowdrops, buzzard, partrdige, rainbow,
Replies: 14
Views: 26043

Re: Snowdrops, buzzard, partrdige, rainbow,

Shouldn't you have been checking your speed with Strava?
by Michael R
1 Feb 2014, 7:50am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Pushing Uphill, Should it be Accepted, Maybe EvenRecommended
Replies: 43
Views: 26822

Re: Pushing Uphill, Should it be Accepted, Maybe EvenRecomme

I suppose a gear of two feet can be preferable to one of 24 in :lol:

Cycling is anarchic so we do what we like
by Michael R
19 Jan 2014, 9:12am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: helmet guilt
Replies: 14
Views: 1150

Re: helmet guilt

I don't like banging my head on the road. I would rather scratch my helmet :o
by Michael R
14 Jan 2014, 7:41pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Toe overlap - incredibly annoying isn't it?
Replies: 63
Views: 10324

Re: Toe overlap - incredibly annoying isn't it?

Back on toe overlap again

I consider it lethal and had to return a Cube bike which was totally scary, as doing a U-turn on a country lane.

Unless it is needed for specialist reasons it should not be on standard bikes
by Michael R
8 Jan 2014, 10:21pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Vehicle drivers acknowledging our courtesy
Replies: 31
Views: 18732

Re: Vehicle drivers acknowledging our courtesy

it is essential to acknowledge and if possible wave a considerate motorist, even if it is your right of way.

Even a smile if you need both hands on the bars.

It adds up to better relationships
by Michael R
7 Jan 2014, 4:03pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is life possible without GPS?
Replies: 79
Views: 23465

Re: Is life possible without GPS?

I have never used GPS . Always used maps or aerial photos, the latter in deserts and 64 degrees north.

Much prefer an OS map , but was with students last year in a thick pine forest in the USA where GPS allowed greater precision in identifying location
by Michael R
5 Jan 2014, 10:11pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Gender specific cycle clothing colours
Replies: 61
Views: 15196

Re: Gender specific cycle clothing colours

Black is the worst colour as it can render a cyclist invisible. That doesn't help for accidents

Perhaps it is time for brighter colours and to look better

We have moved on from Henry Ford with his 2 speed cars
by Michael R
4 Jan 2014, 11:57am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: legal lights
Replies: 210
Views: 28549

Re: legal lights

On my bikes I have two back lights (cateye and Raleigh) and two on front - Raleigh LED and less good minimal flasher, plus various reflectives
by Michael R
23 Dec 2013, 4:41pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Giving up cycling for winter
Replies: 35
Views: 9694

Giving up cycling for winter

Why do people keep asking me if I am giving up cycling for the winter? It started in October.

I will ride if it is not too icy
by Michael R
20 Dec 2013, 7:59am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: First world cycling problem
Replies: 10
Views: 2765

Re: First world cycling problem

What does you bum say?