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by gbnz
20 Oct 2019, 9:54pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What cycling did you do this weekend?
Replies: 33
Views: 718

Re: What cycling did you do this weekend?

I’ve struggled all year for motivation. I’m sick of all my local roads ........ and expand my area. Have to admit I've the same issue :? Actually started in 2013 when I realized that I'd only done a local ride on a favoured route on one occasion during the course of that year. Same this year, when ...
by gbnz
19 Oct 2019, 9:22am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How did I bend my wheel in half!
Replies: 12
Views: 710

Re: How did I bend my wheel in half!

Thanks to both, have to admit the concept that a wheel could simply "fold" isn't one I'd have thought of. But it's clearly happened to others, so clearly it can! On a postive note, a passing delivery driver picked the bike up, returned it home and took the care to carefully tuck it behind ...
by gbnz
18 Oct 2019, 8:42pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How did I bend my wheel in half!
Replies: 12
Views: 710

How did I bend my wheel in half!

Hmm.......any thoughts? Further to an accident last weekend my front wheel is bent in two. If not in half by ay least 40 degrees! I can't figure it out! It's the front wheel on the bike, a moderate strength exal rim, 32 spoked, home built, five years use but minimal wear (NB. despite a good mileage)...
by gbnz
16 Oct 2019, 9:04pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Lost members?
Replies: 26
Views: 719

Re: Lost members?

Does it matter? Even out of 20000 there'll only be a small proportion contributing the bulk of the interesting posts. Subject to it not dwindling to a couple of dozen ......talking amongst themselves, it's still worth following
by gbnz
11 Oct 2019, 4:36pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Broken shoulders!
Replies: 17
Views: 833

Re: Broken shoulders!

I’m a long way behind you, unfortunately. But the check-up on 2 October went okay and progress is happening, so I’m happier than I was before. I still have the sling about half the day and at night. I can lift my arm about halfway, depending on the direction. It feels like a hard stop, but previous...
by gbnz
10 Oct 2019, 7:28pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Broken shoulders!
Replies: 17
Views: 833

Re: Broken shoulders!

I fractured my shoulder (proximal humerus) on 3 September. They operated on 10 September because the fracture was unstable (bit of bone chipped off). Plate installed with several screws. Recovery has been slow and uncomfortable. I’m still in a sling and not even dreaming of cycling yet. I have limi...
by gbnz
10 Oct 2019, 3:12pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: One solution to tailgating?
Replies: 125
Views: 42167

Re: One solution to tailgating?

What do you do when someone is tailgating you? Let them crash :wink: 8-9 years back I suffered the experience of being passed by a convey of 10-12 cars/SUV's on a dead straight moor road. They were all tailgating each other, rather than me, but no surprise when that standard of driving resulted in ...
by gbnz
8 Oct 2019, 5:05pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Found - Twenty Quid
Replies: 73
Views: 2024

Re: Found - Twenty Quid

Nothing on the road, but a few pounds a year from £1 coins stuck in the lockers at the gym.

Used to hand them in, but routinely found myself being questioned as a "guilty party" so now simply retain them. Made a £1 last week :)
by gbnz
7 Oct 2019, 6:37pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Just Waiting (Hospital)
Replies: 25
Views: 543

Re: Just Waiting (Hospital)

My hospital is a 120 mile round trip. Car the only reasonable way of getting there. I thought you lived in Berwick? ....... I didn't say impossible but that car was most reasonable. I live in the country: first a bus to town (two hourly) them one or more buses. All to coincide with appointment time...
by gbnz
7 Oct 2019, 4:41pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Just Waiting (Hospital)
Replies: 25
Views: 543

Re: Just Waiting (Hospital)

My hospital is a 120 mile round trip. Car the only reasonable way of getting there. I thought you lived in Berwick? It's easy enough to get to the main Northumberland hospital by bus from Berwick (NB. I'll be on the Berwick bus tomorrow, as I've got another hospital appointment). To be fair, the th...
by gbnz
6 Oct 2019, 1:12pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Recommend me a tent for a world tour
Replies: 78
Views: 2092

Re: Recommend me a tent for a world tour

Tents are a compromise. If you want light then you might be compromising on durability and robustness to stand up to bad weather. ..... a bit like sleeping bags. People want just one bag that will keep them warm in all temperature ranges, from a light cover in warmer summer months down to -15C in a...
by gbnz
4 Oct 2019, 9:57pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: S.E. England maps
Replies: 0
Views: 132

S.E. England maps

£6.00 inc. postage 1:500000 OS Sheet 166 Luton, Hertford -cover worn and supported by duct tape, map itself in near unused condition AZ London map (NB. All areas within M25 and approx. 5 miles outside|) AZ Southampton (Inc. Eastleigh, Fawley, Hythe, Romsey) - Near new condition Local Red Maps; - Che...
by gbnz
30 Sep 2019, 10:06pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Giving way to pedestrian and having to break suddenly?
Replies: 17
Views: 851

Re: Giving way to pedestrian and having to break suddenly?

I break using my peddles :wink: Are you sure you don't peddle using your breaks. :wink: No comment :wink: It's quite incredible really (Nb. I visited a Northern, post industrial, benefit claiming city today. From the 2 litre bottle of cider and mini bottle of wine being purchased by the shopper in ...
by gbnz
25 Sep 2019, 5:16pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Pothole crash death - a Total And Utter Disgrace
Replies: 24
Views: 1450

Re: Total And Utter Disgrace

My God, a Daily Mail reader on the CTC forum :shock: Disgusting
by gbnz
24 Sep 2019, 1:03pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cyclists v Tummy fat( Power/weight ratio implications)
Replies: 41
Views: 1636

Re: Cyclists v Tummy fat( Power/weight ratio implications)

I,m intrigued.Why are you doing a huge number of sit ups?I thought sit ups had a bad press for back related issues. I find it best to take short breathing spaces from heavy exercise whilst at the gym and find blocks of 100-150 situps' provide that useful breathing space (NB. Couldn't do them this m...