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by eileithyia
9 Dec 2019, 9:13am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: How long can I use an indoor bike
Replies: 16
Views: 835

Re: How long can I use an indoor bike

My mental health and sit bones start to suffer at around 1h15-1h30, I mostly do 1hr- 1h15 sessions, approx 20 miles. Remember when on a static bike you are probably pedalling all the time. This was brought home to me when I use tacx films, following a couple of riders, when they come to a junction t...
by eileithyia
25 Nov 2019, 8:34am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How to link Strava to the Tacx Smart Trainer App
Replies: 2
Views: 176

Re: How to link Strava to the Tacx Smart Trainer App

Can't answer your question directly but when we have had issues with tacx we have used their support services, have you tried them? I think also there is a tacx forum?
by eileithyia
21 Nov 2019, 5:47pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Rumania - bears?
Replies: 17
Views: 1067

Re: Rumania - bears?

My Ex wild camped around Alaska and western parts of Canada, advise is to cook away and store you food away from the tent. It is the food / cooking smells that attract them. Well he survived the trip to come back and subsequently cause me a lot of problems.
by eileithyia
18 Nov 2019, 8:35am
Forum: On the road
Topic: 52 36 or 50 34?
Replies: 22
Views: 1174

Re: 52 36 or 50 34?

If neither use or need the inner ring why bother with it, why not just have a single speed front ring?
by eileithyia
15 Nov 2019, 4:09pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Help with tyre punctures
Replies: 21
Views: 1195

Re: Help with tyre punctures

Various advise so far but when you get a puncture spin the wheel initially and look for something in the tyre (like the nail, even large thorns can be spotted this way), Remove inner tube but try to keep it aligned with the way it was in the tyre (hope that makes sense). Pump it up and find the hole...
by eileithyia
14 Nov 2019, 8:31am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Help for non-member of CUK
Replies: 19
Views: 935

Re: Help for non-member of CUK

take a look at this topic https://forum.cyclinguk.org/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=133764&p=1413884&hilit=knocked#p1413884 Btw you can still use the Cycling UK solictors. You can deal directly with his insurance company. if there is no serious injury I would do it this way, they can be quite gen...
by eileithyia
13 Nov 2019, 7:19pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Help for non-member of CUK
Replies: 19
Views: 935

Re: Help for non-member of CUK

Any cycling magazine will have adverts from cycling solicitors. You can still use CUK solicitors despite not being a member. Any 'fees' are added to the costs against the otherside and not deducted from compensation so don't be worried about that. You might want to keep track of all out of pocket ex...
by eileithyia
10 Nov 2019, 5:33pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Legal Advice Needed after crash
Replies: 8
Views: 664

Re: Legal Advice Needed after crash

Be aware your bike was not new at the time of the incident. In my case I claimed for the full cost of replacing the bike at today's prices. My solicitor had receipts for evrything (even car park charges at gthe hospital), including the original receipt for the bike which was 23 years old, and for w...
by eileithyia
8 Nov 2019, 5:37pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Legal Advice Needed after crash
Replies: 8
Views: 664

Re: Legal Advice Needed after crash

As far as I am aware, payment of solicitors should not be out of your compensation monies but will be charged as 'costs' and will be a separate item on the bill to the insurers. Last time I had an injury claimed for the solicitors had a book of injuries and guide line costs for injuries of various t...
by eileithyia
7 Nov 2019, 8:51am
Forum: On the road
Topic: What's your average speed?
Replies: 76
Views: 2755

Re: What's your average speed?

Depends on the terrain, cycling companions etc. In a group with shelter and conversation etc., can be skipping along at 14-18mph. Solo often find I am nearer 12-14mph but will often have faster bursts within that, so could be bowling along at higher speeds sometimes and slower at others. Yesterday w...
by eileithyia
5 Nov 2019, 7:56am
Forum: Family Cycling
Topic: Youngest to do C2C?
Replies: 4
Views: 994

Re: Youngest to do C2C?

We had a 6 year old member ride solo a few years ago I think they took a bit longer than the main group who did it over 5days. She did it with family over 7days.
by eileithyia
1 Nov 2019, 5:20pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Beginner Training
Replies: 10
Views: 618

Re: Beginner Training

I have an overweight non-cycling work colleague who got fit enough to do this, (though some of the 'training rides' did seem to consist of cycling to the pub). So am sure if she could do the ride you can. Get a bike, get some decent kit, padded shorts / winter tights / underwear (whatever is your ch...
by eileithyia
31 Oct 2019, 6:20pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Drivers might be trying to help, not obstruct
Replies: 33
Views: 1282

Re: Drivers might be trying to help, not obstruct

casoja, sorry to see some of the replies you have had. I would agree with last post, take your cue from cars in front, and align. Having had to cycle in heavy traffic into a town (occasionally) in the past, there is nothing worse than filtering on one side then finding a car sat in a position that m...
by eileithyia
22 Oct 2019, 8:16pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Helmets in Spain
Replies: 47
Views: 2092

Re: Helmets in Spain

We were in Mallorca a couple of weeks ago and very few people were wearing helmets Really? I am usually a lone non-helmet wearer..... apart from 'locals' etc who don't seem to take any notice. Very complex rules, technically it is legal requirement to wear one unless; in town, when climbing, or it ...