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by gbnz
26 Jan 2021, 1:42pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: lockdown - anyone been arrested yet?
Replies: 9
Views: 216

Re: lockdown - anyone been arrested yet?

certainly a lot more traffic on the roads than during the first lockdown. + 1, the roads having been empty last April and May, whereas not far off normal traffic levels at present. With the fortunate exception of a main A Road to Scotland yesterday! Gave a fantastic ride over the moors for several ...
by gbnz
26 Jan 2021, 9:51am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: lockdown - anyone been arrested yet?
Replies: 9
Views: 216

lockdown - anyone been arrested yet?

Suppose we're supposed to be staying indoors or something like that. Suppose it may make sense in a metropolis. I know one local town has a popualtion rumoured to be 2800 now and the county capital is known to have over 8000 people living in the area now. But it does seem a bit of nonsense, given th...
by gbnz
25 Jan 2021, 7:26pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Egg’d
Replies: 28
Views: 987

Re: Egg’d

Can't remember anything being thrown at me, other than verbal abuse or blown horns! That said, I'm aware I need to start toning down the response I've been developing over the past couple of years :oops: (Nb. I'm not remotely aggressive, but one side effect of 30 yr's weight lifting, swimming, gymmi...
by gbnz
11 Jan 2021, 9:54pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Covid-19 : 2nd Lockdown 2020 : 3rd Lockdown 2021
Replies: 765
Views: 18245

Re: Covid-19 : 2nd Lockdown 2020 : 3rd Lockdown 2021

obstructing a normally quiet country lane with intent to cause close passes with other people. Never had a problem whilst on the bike, but it isn't that uncommon whilst walking. Whilst I routinely give plenty of space (Nb. Including to to teenagers on bikes, who approaching the same gate at the sam...
by gbnz
10 Jan 2021, 8:45pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: COVID Lockdown - Guidance versus the Law
Replies: 134
Views: 5136

Re: COVID Lockdown - Guidance versus the Law

Stay apart but keep fit. It could save your life. Excellent advice. Just the sort of thing that should have been relentlessly communicated throughout the last year. Jonathan What! By HM Gvt who for six months out of the past 9.5 months, have effectively blocked me from doing 60 minutes intense card...
by gbnz
9 Jan 2021, 3:57pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Did you clap this time round - or last time?
Replies: 83
Views: 2534

Re: Did you clap this time round - or last time?

No. Surely it's about time that a state funded monopoly was closed down?
by gbnz
9 Jan 2021, 3:46pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: How to keep bike fit when roads too dodgy.
Replies: 8
Views: 556

Re: How to keep bike fit when roads too dodgy.

Walking up hills good and fast is a perfect replacement for cycling.. +1. Only problem today, were the sheets of ice across the road! Only did 10.25 miles, took nearly 3.75Hr's, too icy to do anything other than to tiptoe along much of the route :( (Nb. And due to Boris/HM Gvt, still banned from th...
by gbnz
9 Jan 2021, 3:37pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tier 4 exercise limits
Replies: 200
Views: 8667

Re: Tier 4 exercise limits

What are your thoughts on this please? Think it through carefully and then follow the path that's right for you! Suppose I haven't caught Covid, nor know anyone who has. So my lengthy daily walks, runs and rides on empty roads/paths/beaches must be right, even if they may not be in compliance with ...
by gbnz
8 Jan 2021, 10:09am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Want to sell my car in order to cycle
Replies: 73
Views: 2420

Re: Want to sell my car in order to cycle

I am just looking for some advice. :D If you're going carless, it is essential to ensure some NHS Hero declares you as being disabled, as it entitles you to a FOC bus pass/disabled rail card etc. I had a newly appointed, junior NHS Consultant diagnosis me as being unable to walk, over the phone to ...
by gbnz
7 Jan 2021, 8:58pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Want to sell my car in order to cycle
Replies: 73
Views: 2420

Re: Want to sell my car in order to cycle

People don't remain under 70 for ever. Eventually, if you're lucky, you get old which might mean you can't do shopping, appointments and all the other stuff of life, in all weathers by bike. Public transport in many rural locations is abysmal.. Yes, but dosn't the USA's new president get limousines...
by gbnz
6 Jan 2021, 9:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Is there any difference between pedal reflector brands?
Replies: 19
Views: 1118

Re: Is there any difference between pedal reflector brands?

I I've found that the reflective bit seems to fall out quite often,? + 1. Have to admit for twelve years now, I've found the ultra cheap, moulded resin pedals from Wilko are best! £4.99 a pair. Made the mistake of buying a brand name, metal pair at considerable cost 4 years ago, thinking they'd las...
by gbnz
6 Jan 2021, 9:07pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: COVID Lockdown - Guidance versus the Law
Replies: 134
Views: 5136

Re: COVID Lockdown - Guidance versus the Law

Have to admit, the matter is all fairly academic. Wouldn't even think twice about heading for a 50 mile ride, the probablity of enforcement action being taken, being zero. Aside from the fact that I'd never be further than 25 miles from home, there's no liklihood that I'd even come within sight of a...
by gbnz
27 Dec 2020, 8:43pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: What's good about winter cycling
Replies: 60
Views: 2071

Re: What's good about winter cycling

Still enjoyed it though. Hmm...have to admit it's been a ....Christmas. And the five weeks before :wink: But the 25 mile round ride over the moors on Christmas Day, with an inch of snow on the road and a bike not fitted with "full winter kit" , c/w thin, inadequate karrimor gloves, whilst...
by gbnz
29 Nov 2020, 6:54pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Covid-19 : 2nd Lockdown 2020 : 3rd Lockdown 2021
Replies: 765
Views: 18245

Re: WInter 2020 : Covid-19 : 2nd Lockdown

[ You OTOH seem to relish the idea,which is your prerogative of course,so long as you don't take anyone with you who,like me,doesn't wish to leave Oh no. Suppose that having been brought up in an advanced society, it's easier to recognize how backward the UK is. Rather like dealing with a broken co...
by gbnz
29 Nov 2020, 6:14pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Covid-19 : 2nd Lockdown 2020 : 3rd Lockdown 2021
Replies: 765
Views: 18245

Re: WInter 2020 : Covid-19 : 2nd Lockdown

My daughter had it and is well. An aunt had it and died. Two brothers on law had it: one fully recovered, another, previously was fit as could be, only 50 and no previous health issues, still ill after 4 months. He didn't believe in the virus. Until he got it. I know of four people,my SinL,an HGV d...