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by dan_b
16 Mar 2009, 9:30am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Pavements, Cycle Lanes and Roads.
Replies: 58
Views: 3752

Re: Pavements, Cycle Lanes and Roads.

This act does not appear to be online but there are references to this section ie "Driving on the footway contrary to section 72 of the Highways Act 1835 72. Riding or driving on footpath If any person shall wilfully ride upon any footpath or causeway by the side of any road made or set apart ...
by dan_b
13 Mar 2009, 4:47pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: How many bikes is enough ?
Replies: 24
Views: 1394

Re: How many bikes is enough ?

Two and a half. One nice bike (dry days only), one practical bike (mudguards, rack, pannier) and one collection of parts which is permanently attached to the turbo so I don't stress the frame in nasty ways on either of the outdoor ones. If I did MTB or cycloX or anything other than road riding then ...
by dan_b
13 Mar 2009, 3:31pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Pavements, Cycle Lanes and Roads.
Replies: 58
Views: 3752

Re: Pavements, Cycle Lanes and Roads.

Wheras cyclists are forbiden from riding on pavements, cars are not forbiden from driving on them. Um, in law or in practice? While I believe the latter may be true in some areas, I don't know of any legislation that would give rise to that situation. At the risk of resurrecting an RLJ thread, see ...
by dan_b
2 Mar 2009, 9:55am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Since when did 700c road wheels become difficult to buy?!
Replies: 9
Views: 802

Re: Since when did 700c road wheels become difficult to buy?!

If you want cheap, I'm pretty sure Decathlon had 700c wheels with freewheel last time I was there. Not much help if you're not near one of their stores, I know.
by dan_b
28 Feb 2009, 9:35am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: lent
Replies: 107
Views: 3654

Re: lent

As their commander I'd let them get on with it and do their job. If I were in the position of someone who could give them moral/religious advice (as the chaplain presumably was in the previous example) I'd give them the best advice I had, and in a culturally sensitive fashion (this of course is why ...
by dan_b
28 Feb 2009, 2:01am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: lent
Replies: 107
Views: 3654

If I believed that ten pints a night was the way to health and quality of life, I would hope[*] that my doctor would advise me against that course of action rather than "respecting my beliefs" and letting me poison myself. I'm not saying that he'd be justified in hectoring me or forcing me...
by dan_b
28 Feb 2009, 1:45am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: the advantages of joining Audax UK?
Replies: 17
Views: 1901

If I was regularly riding Audax events I'd definitely think about shelling out, but like the OP I would like to know where the money goes/what it's used for. Seeing as the entry fee for events goes direct to the organiser and is the same for members/non-members anyway (modulo insurance), where does ...
by dan_b
28 Feb 2009, 1:14am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: lent
Replies: 107
Views: 3654

This strikes me as a very blinkered view of life. The person was entitled to be respected to make their own decision Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't the usual buzzword " informed consent"? It seems to me that if the patient was essentially acting on false information (that god would sa...
by dan_b
28 Feb 2009, 12:53am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Is interval training any good?
Replies: 19
Views: 781

thirdcrank wrote:* And a newsagent who didn't know the difference between Coureur (published by Jock Wadley) and Courier (published by Unesco)

Sounds like maybe he should hav sought a different Career?
by dan_b
28 Feb 2009, 12:52am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Is interval training any good?
Replies: 19
Views: 781

I expect there are many forms of interval training and some of them are better than others - certainly the usual recommendation seems to be that the interal should be balls-out effort for slightly longer than you can cope with it. Would suggest this may not really be tenable for taking turns on the ...
by dan_b
28 Feb 2009, 12:47am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Clicking BB
Replies: 15
Views: 639

Mine was the cartridge BB, definitely. When I took it out I found that the plastic threaded bit had split
by dan_b
27 Feb 2009, 6:11pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: the advantages of joining Audax UK?
Replies: 17
Views: 1901

CTC insurance is good for AUK events, as was said upthread
by dan_b
27 Feb 2009, 4:49pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Is interval training any good?
Replies: 19
Views: 781

Re: Is interval training any good?

I started with L4, L5 and L6 intervals (do a google, it's a little technical) for an hour 3 times a week, and I've just discovered the Hour of Power, which involves keeping up a sustainable power for an hour with 15 second bursts at 130% of your FT every 3 minutes. I'm guessing FT is a Threshold of...
by dan_b
27 Feb 2009, 3:22pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Is interval training any good?
Replies: 19
Views: 781

Yes, I've always felt that fartlek is intervals without the regimentation that sucks the fun out.

Though I don't tend to do it on roadsigns but on gradients and potential overtaking targets.
by dan_b
27 Feb 2009, 12:16pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: lent
Replies: 107
Views: 3654

After reading the God Delusion, I was reluctantly forced to admit that Dawkins is a lot more pleasant than most of his fanboys.