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by eileithyia
11 Oct 2019, 7:11am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Help for commuting
Replies: 8
Views: 424

Re: Help for commuting

Perhaps start with normal clothes and adjust / add to as you progress. Certainly shorts and arm/leg warmers for summer / intermediate days.... but that's a while off now. Layering is often the best way to go. Have change of shoes / socks and trousers at work and as you add more cycle specific clothi...
by eileithyia
7 Oct 2019, 7:37am
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: Now to raise Hackles-The Tour de France
Replies: 12
Views: 852

Re: Now to raise Hackles-The Tour de France

Certainly no point the ladies riding in the same event as the men.... frankly no matter how much I believe in some aspects of equality, the strongest women would have very little ability to compete with the strongest men especially on the climbs and in the sprints, our power to weight ratios etc jus...
by eileithyia
4 Oct 2019, 7:09am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Are some colours out of favour?
Replies: 30
Views: 1123

Re: Are some colours out of favour?

Mick F wrote:PH.
If we had a Like Button, I'd press it. :D


I frequently wish we had a like button, I either have to quote to agree with a comment, or (and more frequently cos can't be bothered esp since op) just don't bother quoting and commenting.
by eileithyia
1 Oct 2019, 9:58pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Are some colours out of favour?
Replies: 30
Views: 1123

Re: Are some colours out of favour?

I'm not quite sure where you are coming from with the colours you have quoted. A shop in Harrogate last week, was selling Castelli Perfetto Jackets in a very bright orange for men (sadly not women's) but in the women's range was a bright orangey/pink and a turquoise one.... and a quick look at chain...
by eileithyia
27 Sep 2019, 10:14pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: !!!!! North Coast 500 . . . . . . by car !!!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 996

Re: !!!!! North Coast 500 . . . . . . by car !!!!!

I'm glad I did most of it solo cycle camping a few years back & thoroughly enjoyed it (some of the early season wild weather apart - it snowed!) but now the word is that as a result of extensive signposting it's some losing appeal as it attracts increasing volumes of motorised traffic, even aro...
by eileithyia
20 Sep 2019, 8:34am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: most aerodynamic/fairingiest handlebar bag or basket?
Replies: 18
Views: 533

Re: most aerodynamic/fairingiest handlebar bag or basket?

Interesting windtunnel testing, I was just thinking whatever fairing or bag you have on, the wind still hits the least aero part of the bike at some stage; the rider and unless you are well tucked down behind the fairing.... it is going to slam into you at some stage.
by eileithyia
19 Sep 2019, 8:51am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Favourite tea shops
Replies: 325
Views: 246898

Re: Favourite tea shops

Heads up for a (probable) tea shop closure. We were at Spinney Caravans (A50 near Goostrey) a popular coffee stop for all sorts of cyclists for 22 years. The cafe prop informed us she has been given a months notice to quit by the spinney management. She is fighting her corner but any stay of executi...
by eileithyia
19 Sep 2019, 8:41am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: New location help
Replies: 7
Views: 494

Re: New location help

We do have a tea shop list in the tea shop.
Look at CTC websites for their runs' lists, these will have cafe stops listed?
Ask at bike shops?
by eileithyia
17 Sep 2019, 5:12pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...the best UK place to live for cycling
Replies: 95
Views: 3083

Re: ...the best UK place to live for cycling

Interested to see Lancashire mentioned, don't deny it is a lovely area, but can be very busy... this was brought home to me when on the BH Sunday recently, we cycled lanes and B road between Penrith and Brampton:- traffic, what traffic? The biggest amount of traffic we saw was the 300 ladies being t...
by eileithyia
17 Sep 2019, 8:05am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...the best UK place to live for cycling
Replies: 95
Views: 3083

Re: ...the best UK place to live for cycling

Inland from Hull / Beverley...... big open country, lots of lanes.... always seems to be sunnier when we go across that side of the Pennines... can think of quite a few cafes / garden centres..... easy access to ferries for overseas trips. Failing that down south to New Forest area as already mentio...
by eileithyia
13 Sep 2019, 8:57am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Can anyone recommend to me a breathable, brightly coloured & reflective waterproof jacket?
Replies: 57
Views: 2604

Re: Can anyone recommend to me a breathable, brightly coloured & reflective waterproof jacket?

Flicked through with interest and if you ever find the answer we would all be delighted to know... Interested about the jacket cuffs inside the gloves... as to me that is likely to cause water to run down inside the gloves filling them with water. Commuting I would do as someone else has mentioned, ...
by eileithyia
12 Sep 2019, 9:48am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cars suddenly parking on the pavement without indicating thoughts.
Replies: 4
Views: 405

Re: Cars suddenly parking on the pavement without indicating thoughts.

Sounds like a big learning curve and why we need to be ever vigilante.... Not saying you were in the wrong.. but if a car was cruising at a slower than usual pace for the road I would have been over cautious as to their intent.. Having stopped as they did it would be highly likely they would then be...
by eileithyia
12 Sep 2019, 9:39am
Forum: On the road
Topic: People shouting 'left' 'right' etc on a cylce path whilst approaching from behind
Replies: 83
Views: 2577

Re: People shouting 'left' 'right' etc on a cylce path whilst approaching from behind

On the road, I would call 'left' or 'on the left' to any following riders to indicate that there is something on the left to avoid ie, parked vehicle, pothole, road furniture etc...... Where do they learn these intructions, usually as a result of riding in clubs.... though it does seem as less rider...
by eileithyia
11 Sep 2019, 12:37pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Parking on the pavement to be banned!
Replies: 58
Views: 1754

Re: Parking on the pavement to be banned!

Vorpal wrote:In some cities in the Netherlands, they have installed new, underground parking under older residential areas to get the cars off the streets.


Certainly would be one answer.
by eileithyia
11 Sep 2019, 9:13am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Parking on the pavement to be banned!
Replies: 58
Views: 1754

Re: Parking on the pavement to be banned!

I guess for most people actually being able to afford a property either rented or purchased is their over-riding priority before considering car parking, the properties around my area are hardly fancy quarter million properties, we are talking 2-3 bedroom industrial revolution terraces where people ...