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by eileithyia
15 Jan 2019, 8:12am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Arnside to Grange-over Sands
Replies: 9
Views: 898

Re: Arnside to Grange-over Sands

Nope.
But the little lanes are lovely, you do have to a short bit of main road A6/A590 but you can quickly get off again.
by eileithyia
14 Jan 2019, 8:36am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Hit by a car
Replies: 11
Views: 506

Re: Hit by a car

Hello, welcome and sorry to hear of your accident. Firstly you already have lawyers involved so take their advice. You have supplied the necessary documentation etc., for expenses. You should have been advised to include out of pocket expenses, travel to and from / hospital parking etc..... ********...
by eileithyia
13 Jan 2019, 8:46am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Plea to roadies....
Replies: 30
Views: 1855

Re: Plea to roadies....

landsurfer wrote:Ah well .. If we fail to change the behaviour of motorists at least we can fight amongst ourselves ..... :roll: ... Bloody Cyclists, nothing but
trouble .......

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Yep divide and rule....
by eileithyia
13 Jan 2019, 8:45am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Had my first puncture today
Replies: 26
Views: 792

Re: Had my first puncher today

The beauty of the cycle club club run...... you learn the basics as you go along. Back in the 70's early 80's there was probably hardly a club run where the tool kits didn't come out to tweak someone's bike... most of bike mechanicing was learnt that way..... PS we have visitations from the fairy, t...
by eileithyia
12 Jan 2019, 6:01pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: A good average speed to aim for??
Replies: 31
Views: 1113

Re: A good average speed to aim for??

17-18mph is a fair average speed. Better test is did you enjoy your ride, it is not just about speed. Yes I time trial, yes some of my rides are about applying some speed as training but not all and even when i up the speed I can still keep a watch out for what is going on around.... views / wildlif...
by eileithyia
9 Jan 2019, 6:21pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Solihull
Replies: 11
Views: 427

Re: Solihull

It's awhile since I lived that way or commuted that way to the hospital, but agree with previous poster; south and west are your best options. Earlswood, Henley in Arden, Warwick, Leamington.
by eileithyia
9 Jan 2019, 8:57am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Royal Park cycling - charged with offence
Replies: 62
Views: 2356

Re: Royal Park cycling - charged with offence

I have no experience of that, but if you made a mistake you are just human. My inclination in your position would be to go along, state what happened and your reasoning / confusion at the time, and do it with an apologetic smile. I wonder if in fact you were confused because what you were meant to ...
by eileithyia
8 Jan 2019, 8:50am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Majorca
Replies: 5
Views: 319

Re: Majorca

you could look for some of the many cycle holiday options. I know Andy Cook cycling is looking at putting a ladies' only long weekend on in May next year. https://andycookcycling.com/bike-camps/mallorca-wows/ But by searching cycling in Mallorca you can find a lot of holiday options with different l...
by eileithyia
7 Jan 2019, 8:36am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Plea to roadies....
Replies: 30
Views: 1855

Re: Plea to roadies....

Not all 'Roadies' are such clowns. But have seen examples where some are....have observed them all go off together like that as there is an inherent fear that will be left behind ...... But many years ago we were in a gateway (off the road repairing an inner tube deflation) when a car from opposite ...
by eileithyia
6 Jan 2019, 5:19pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Club kit
Replies: 14
Views: 619

Re: Club kit

Having been in a job all my life that requires uniform and conformity I do dislike being 'told' what to wear outside of work. Having said that some club kit is subisdised or may carry sponsorship so obviously it is in the sponsors (ultimately the club's) interests to have the kit worn as that is wha...
by eileithyia
5 Jan 2019, 8:39am
Forum: On the road
Topic: First aid kit?
Replies: 18
Views: 618

Re: First aid kit?

I have one with my MTB which I have used when out with the junior club and when in the New Forest on the cycling week. I do have a few bits in the bag I keep with my bike housed in Mallorca....

To be honest haven't got anything on road bike..
by eileithyia
5 Jan 2019, 8:37am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: I know I was stupid to buy it...but now?
Replies: 43
Views: 2046

Re: I know I was stupid to buy it...but now?

ibgarrow wrote:let me get over getting all this stuff done first, then I'll see whether I need to replace the front chainring(s)! Hopefully not.


Good luck, oh and welcome to the forum.
by eileithyia
4 Jan 2019, 8:20pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: I know I was stupid to buy it...but now?
Replies: 43
Views: 2046

Re: I know I was stupid to buy it...but now?

OK. Got a pair of R500s with an Ultegra 10-speed cassette in good nick. Ordered head bearings and new chain. Let's see what comes out... Also be aware that as a chain wears so do the parts it articulates around ie the chain rings and regularly used sprockets... a new chain may not mix with worn com...
by eileithyia
4 Jan 2019, 8:56am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: I know I was stupid to buy it...but now?
Replies: 43
Views: 2046

Re: I know I was stupid to buy it...but now?

Thanks to every one of you who has taken the time to reply. It's helped a lot. I'll hang on at the mo' to see whether to split the S-Works until the cold light of day. Perhaps I can post a few images to help explain what I have. And I'll root out the Aldi special and have another bash on it. The bi...
by eileithyia
3 Jan 2019, 5:22pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: WHAT!
Replies: 58
Views: 2054

Re: WHAT!

I was pretty shocked by the story and surprised he wasn't banned for life... at least he has rather come down in the world with his wheels, Kia Picanto, not knocking it as we have one... but it is hardly footballer macho man wheels, guess it's just about what is affordable with the insurance bill he...