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by gbnz
17 Apr 2019, 2:23pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: German wants to reserve bikespace
Replies: 52
Views: 1199

Re: German wants to reserve bikespace

As some have suggested the best bet is to find a ticket office (not too busy) with a skilled and helpful staff member. Yep, that's how I got tomorrows ticket booked (NB. Having decided at 07.00am that I fancy a change of scene, the station manager and myself scrolling through services between 06.00...
by gbnz
16 Apr 2019, 9:23pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: German wants to reserve bikespace
Replies: 52
Views: 1199

Re: German wants to reserve bikespace

Have you tried to make a bicycle reservation with Greater Anglia (NB. The train company)? I'd accept that you have to lie about having bought a ticket and focus on making the bicycle reservation. The bicycle reservation is free of charge and if you then find you can't buy an actual ticket for the se...
by gbnz
13 Apr 2019, 8:30pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Late night cycling and early morning headaches
Replies: 6
Views: 346

Re: Late night cycling and early morning headaches

One thing i have noticed the last few times is if i have a glass of milk before sleep i tend to not get the headaches or at least not as bad, might be that im low on calcium ?) It could be a simple dehydration issue. Milk is often advised for dehydration issues, something to do with it being absorb...
by gbnz
9 Apr 2019, 7:40pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: XXXXL clothing needed for a mountainbiker
Replies: 5
Views: 302

Re: XXXXL clothing needed for a mountainbiker

I look like Mr Potato man lol. Have to admit I piled weight on last spring - not Mr Potato man, but still...... You'll know, but I forgot for five months that it's the diet that counts. 5 months of extreme exercise* - 150+ miles on the bike, 6 hr's in the pool, 6-8hr's at the gym and 10-15 miles on...
by gbnz
9 Apr 2019, 2:55pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Ten mental health tips
Replies: 43
Views: 1102

Re: Ten mental health tips

Keeping sabbath, shabbat or shabbos? Totally disagree. Why should anyone feel the need to sit around thinking of a creation myth? Better to be out doing something more useful ............ It's slightly funny that as physically tired as you might be through any activity, when you have to completely ...
by gbnz
7 Apr 2019, 9:43am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Favourite local climbs
Replies: 41
Views: 1315

Re: Favourite local climbs

Have to admit I'm thoroughly a downhill man. Though I do prefer the long 4-5 mile lengthy descent, where the view can be enjoyed, while still pushing on the pedals, attaining speed while in a relaxed mode :wink: That said, had a run up the Struggle (17% ?) and over the Kirkstone Pass last Saturday. ...
by gbnz
4 Apr 2019, 9:33pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Wild camping in the Yorkshire Dales / Lake District?
Replies: 12
Views: 443

Re: Wild camping in the Yorkshire Dales / Lake District?

nick12 wrote:I have never had a problem finding an overnight camp in the lakes or the dales and north yorks moors..


Have you ever been disturbed at night? Suppose that's the most significant issue putting me off wild camping in the Dales/Lakes
by gbnz
4 Apr 2019, 9:25pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Wild camping in the Yorkshire Dales / Lake District?
Replies: 12
Views: 443

Re: Wild camping in the Yorkshire Dales / Lake District?

there's a couple of picnic areas in the Lakes that I've used several times. Thanks to all, but if even picnic areas have been used, it must be possible :wink: While I've never had issues crashing out in various parts of the UK, the population densities (Permanent & transient) in the Dales &...
by gbnz
4 Apr 2019, 7:12pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Wild camping in the Yorkshire Dales / Lake District?
Replies: 12
Views: 443

Wild camping in the Yorkshire Dales / Lake District?

I'm seriously interested if anyone's ever managed to wild camp in the Yorkshire Dales / Lake District (NB. While I'm ok with the rest of the UK, I've always assumed population densities, lack of cover et al, make it a impossible). While I'd like to have a few long weekends through the Dales/Lakes th...
by gbnz
4 Apr 2019, 7:32am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What distinguishes between a mens saddle & womens saddle ?
Replies: 15
Views: 792

Re: What distinguishes between a mens saddle & womens saddle ?

If I found that a "women's" saddle was comfortable for me, a male, I would use it without a second thought. My view precisely, though have to admit I didn't consider pelvic bone issues et al! I was merely bemused that as a male who's apparently being riding around on a womans saddle for y...
by gbnz
3 Apr 2019, 8:00pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What distinguishes between a mens saddle & womens saddle ?
Replies: 15
Views: 792

Re: Trasgender issues....

reohn2 wrote:Were your eyebrows plucked or done with eyebrow pencil?


Neither, though the new Turkish barber in town engages in burning one's small hairs off with a giant match / mini flame thrower! Quite entertaining
by gbnz
3 Apr 2019, 7:51pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What distinguishes between a mens saddle & womens saddle ?
Replies: 15
Views: 792

What distinguishes between a mens saddle & womens saddle ?

Does buying a womans saddle, qualify me as transgender? On a more serious note, what qualifies a saddle to be a womans saddle, rather than a mans? From what I can see it's got all the necessary cut away sections et al. And why are no saddles qualified as being a mans saddle? Is this a sexist issue?
by gbnz
3 Apr 2019, 4:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Replacing components on bikes unused for a few years
Replies: 15
Views: 758

Re: Replacing components on bikes unused for a few years

Depending how you stored it. 2 years is not long blow the tyres up, check the brakes, lube the chain then see how it rides. + 1. I've had a look over the road bike I stored away in 2012 and won't be replacing anything. There's simply no need (NB. Though it'd had a full rebuild prior to being put in...
by gbnz
2 Apr 2019, 6:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 32 spokes v. 36 spokes - Ride Comfort? & Chain Longevity
Replies: 25
Views: 1915

Re: 32 spokes v. 36 spokes - Ride Comfort?

I've broken a PG-830 too. A new chain that skips is (barring stiff links) almost invariably 'too short' for the wear pattern in the sprockets. When the PG-850 gets worn to about 0.5%, you may find that it runs OK on the old cassette. cheers Thanks, will persevere with the old cassette for a while (...
by gbnz
2 Apr 2019, 2:04pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: loud horn for a bike
Replies: 19
Views: 976

Re: loud horn for a bike

Oh, and forgot to mention........people are always asking me why I'm looking behind all the time, when on the bike! (NB. Only had one vehicle overtake me without my knowing about it this weekend - a road cyclist, on an uphill stretch)