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by eileithyia
17 Jul 2021, 8:37pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: best ride of the year?
Replies: 7
Views: 363

Re: best ride of the year?

My best was probably the one I did just a couple of days before cartwheeling down the stairs.... my 100 km ride for my grand fondo series i was clocking up each month, sadly now have to rebuild up to that again.

That said now on a caravan site just outside Winchester and we have clocked up 25miles along the Itchen valley to Alresford and back to Winchester, ticking off 2 BCQ points in the process.
by eileithyia
14 Jul 2021, 10:31pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Your first proper road bike?
Replies: 23
Views: 718

Re: Your first proper road bike?

I started touring on bf's spare bike, a local frame builder; Pollard. This meant I both had the time to know I was a, going to continue cycling, b, could do my research and look around for a bike, c, finish college and start work thus having the money to buy a touring bike.
I settled on the Dawes Super Galaxy, in Gold Mink with brown handlebar tape and lug lining. Sadly someone drove into the back of it a few years later.
by eileithyia
14 Jul 2021, 10:26pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...being sensible about organising rides
Replies: 58
Views: 1936

Re: ...being sensible about organising rides

mattsccm wrote: 14 Jul 2021, 9:58pm My mum would bang your heads together.
:lol:

:lol: :lol:
by eileithyia
13 Jul 2021, 9:31pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...being sensible about organising rides
Replies: 58
Views: 1936

Re: ...being sensible about organising rides

Darkman wrote: 13 Jul 2021, 6:19pm
slowster wrote: 12 Jul 2021, 3:33pm You have posted the same request for advice on Cycle Chat (and maybe elsewhere too). That means members of this forum will potentially waste their time providing information and advice which someone else has already provided to you on Cycle Chat, and vice versa.

https://www.cyclechat.net/threads/i-nee ... te.277234/

Please have the courtesy and consideration for members of this and other forums not to post the same request on multiple forums, at least not without stating in your post that you have asked the same question on another forum.
I don't see what the problem is - it certainly isn't discourteous or inconsiderate. I don't read cycle chat, or any of the other places the OP may or may not have asked this question.
Nor me,
by eileithyia
13 Jul 2021, 9:30pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...being sensible about organising rides
Replies: 58
Views: 1936

Re: ...being sensible about organising rides

Have led club rides for years, and will happily do so in future,but if I was advertising rides and taking on strangers, i would want to know i had some ride leader acknowledgement, with liability insurance cover, and basic first aid certificate with a kit on rides.
by eileithyia
5 Jul 2021, 4:31pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Anyone cycled on Isle of Jura ?
Replies: 25
Views: 754

Re: Anyone cycled on Isle of Jura ?

We did it purely at as a day trip, camping on Islay, so can't offer too much advise regarding camping on the island.
by eileithyia
5 Jul 2021, 4:21pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Is your bottle clean? I wouldn't bidon it...
Replies: 33
Views: 1231

Re: Is your bottle clean? I wouldn't bidon it...

Milton and removable pop up bit.
by eileithyia
3 Jul 2021, 6:07pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tyre on the wrong way round
Replies: 27
Views: 993

Re: Tyre on the wrong way round

RickH wrote: 3 Jul 2021, 3:48pm The only time you really should worry if your wheel is on the wrong way round is if you are running disc brakes! :shock:
:lol: :lol:
by eileithyia
3 Jul 2021, 2:51pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: CTC Holidays and Tours to Cease Trading
Replies: 49
Views: 2444

Re: CTC Holidays and Tours to Cease Trading

I too was surprised at the 20 year comment, so thanks to CJ for an excellent history of CTC tours abroad, (and at home) quite a few of my friends and acquaintances have been tour leaders. I also know of at least 3 couples who found love while on such tours.
by eileithyia
3 Jul 2021, 2:40pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tyre on the wrong way round
Replies: 27
Views: 993

Re: Tyre on the wrong way round

I wouldn't worry about it, oh so many ride with their tyres on the 'wrong' way around. When i started cycling there was no such thing. Tyres are designed like that these days to aid water dispersal... but it's no big deal.
by eileithyia
1 Jul 2021, 9:53am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Knocked off bicycle by car - Injuries
Replies: 17
Views: 963

Re: Knocked off bicycle by car - Injuries

1983SD wrote: 30 Jun 2021, 3:03pm
Richard D wrote: 29 Jun 2021, 8:52pm The insurers will be hoping to settle with you before you go to a lawyer; that way they know that they can offer you less than it’s actually worth. The problem with going to a lawyer is that most of them will want you to take out an "after the event" insurance policy, AND they will want a cut of the damages. In a case where the other side has already effectively admitted liability, you don’t want to sign any agreement that gives them more than 15% - 20% at the absolute most.

My years of reading Kemp & Kemp to be able to quantify damages are long over, I’m afraid. I have a figure in mind, but it would be a complete guess.
Thanks for the comment. I get it and understand. Will try and ensure keep myself protected.

I get that each accident is different and there can be lingering issues which can affect any type of payment
I have never paid my solicitors a cut of compensation, their costs are added to the claim.
by eileithyia
29 Jun 2021, 4:33pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Knocked off bicycle by car - Injuries
Replies: 17
Views: 963

Re: Knocked off bicycle by car - Injuries

Get a solicitor and under no circumstances accept a settlement until you are happy your injuries are either fully recovered or as good as they will ever be. Start a diary of pain, discomfort and of what you can and can't do starting with driving etc., and work. You will not remember these details later in proceedings.

Also you need to check your work contract, you may find if there is an accident where you are claiming compensation, then your employer also expects their costs to be claimed...... You do not want to find you have not done this and then they ask you for payments out of your compensation.. My last accident the solicitor was in contact with the works finance dept to assess their cost which were then added on top of my claim.....
by eileithyia
28 Jun 2021, 2:09pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: South Wales
Replies: 12
Views: 980

Re: South Wales

AndyK wrote: 27 Jun 2021, 2:21pm Just to be clear, the circuit round Llangorse Lake is entirely on public roads - it's not a Sustrans-type traffic-free route. They're very quiet roads, though there will be a little bit of traffic on the 'B' road between Llangorse and Cathedine. It's worth taking two detours down to the lakeside: one just west of Llangorse village, past the campsite and common to the jetties, where you get a good view of the crannog; and one on the south side down to Llangasty-Talyllyn where there's a pretty church and a good view of the wildfowl reserve.
Thanks again, not looking for specifically for off road routes but not too hilly while recuperating, while hoping I will have regained some leg strength and fitness when we are travelling to Wales.
by eileithyia
27 Jun 2021, 1:30pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: First big accident
Replies: 45
Views: 1941

Re: First big accident

It's easy to say don't be scared, but we are all nervous of situations that are new to us, I have been on both sides of surgery and know the staff are wonderful and very careful of your health and well being, but being on the otherside and worrying about going to sleep is perfectly normal.
by eileithyia
27 Jun 2021, 1:25pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Servicing a bike myself
Replies: 53
Views: 2314

Re: Servicing a bike myself

Yes but I learnt mainly by seeing stuff go wrong and watching others repair it usually roadside when bikes were generally less reliable.

For a first service, it is mainly check nuts and bolts, that they aren't coming loose, and ensuring cables haven't stretched thus meaning braking or changing gear isn't as efficient as they should be.