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by gbnz
26 Sep 2020, 10:11am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Did you cycle to school?
Replies: 26
Views: 632

Re: Did you cycle to school?

our visiting science teacher, an exotic-seeming Canadian with a big bushy beard, who drove a tatty old Porsche 356!! Surprised. We Canadians always skied to school, half timbered, Country Squire Station Wagons being the preferred car (Nb. They were tiny, the micro version only being 22-23' long, wi...
by gbnz
26 Sep 2020, 7:34am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Winter accessories
Replies: 19
Views: 656

Re: Winter accessories

Jdsk wrote:......
by gbnz
25 Sep 2020, 7:54pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Winter accessories
Replies: 19
Views: 656

Re: Winter accessories

[quote="Jdsk"]
I don't use them. But I don't make any recommendation to others outside the family...

Oh? Perhaps you'd like to review your posts?
by gbnz
25 Sep 2020, 7:25pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Winter accessories
Replies: 19
Views: 656

Re: Winter accessories

Full finger gloves - main glove should be oversize to allow a thin inner glove Mudguards with flap extensions Two front and two rear lights (in case of failure of one light) + 1. I'd view gloves, lights (+ reflectors), mudguards as being critical kit. Though have had the luxury of being able to com...
by gbnz
22 Sep 2020, 6:56am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Comparing my cycling performance to others
Replies: 14
Views: 715

Re: Where can I find out if .....

"brychan" As above, I'd say your statistics are excellent. Weight loss would make a fair difference, though it's not as critical as general fitness etc. Have to admit I'm 6'1" and would regard anything over 12.5 stone as being flabby (NB. Despite being a keen swimmer, weights person a...
by gbnz
18 Sep 2020, 9:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wahoo to strava: Heart Rate Monitor
Replies: 11
Views: 887

Re: Wahoo to strava: Heart Rate Monitor

Have to admit I no longer use a HRM monitor on the bike (NB. Suppose it stopped when I pretty much swapped from high speed road biking to moderate speed long rides. But still use a HRM as a matter of routine in other exercise. And have slowly realized that I'm still basing my heart rate on that requ...
by gbnz
13 Sep 2020, 12:09pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Broken shoulders!
Replies: 29
Views: 1880

Re: Broken shoulders!

PS: I'll come back on access to NHS options. Thanks. The local NHS Health Trust haven't spoken or prescribed anything in relation to my broken collar bone, though to be fair, they remembered to give me a collar and cuff sling when I came around 20 odd hr's after being knocked out . Likewise they've...
by gbnz
13 Sep 2020, 8:05am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Broken shoulders!
Replies: 29
Views: 1880

Re: Broken shoulders!

I second what Simon says about physio.: Apologies on reopening the thread! But any idea whether physio should be avoided for the initial few weeks? Within 24 days of the initial fracture, my collar bone was feeling great! I was careful to avoid any form of upper body physical exercise/weights, but ...
by gbnz
12 Sep 2020, 6:47pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: YHA "post Covid"
Replies: 51
Views: 1966

Re: YHA "post Covid"

as I never got a good night's sleep, full of inconsiderate l. + 1. I don't normally use YHA's but for various reasons have tried to stay at YHA Keswick on 3 occasions in the past year. It's a superb place, other than the fact that I found any form of sleep impossible. Having booked 2-3 nights stay ...
by gbnz
2 Sep 2020, 9:02am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: "Advanced Decisions"
Replies: 14
Views: 392

Re: "Advanced Decisions"

Please could you add the full wording of your "Advanced Decision".l] A summary, is as followws; "I do not wish to be treated to life saving treatment, should I lose the mental and physical capacity to live my life without being obligated to accept treatment and/or care from the NHS, ...
by gbnz
2 Sep 2020, 8:46am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: "Advanced Decisions"
Replies: 14
Views: 392

Re: "Advanced Decisions"

You don't want the NHS to try to save you if you are the subject of an incident that renders you unconscious? That seems extreme. Ok fair enough. I'm merely concerned to ensure that in more extreme situations my Advanced Decision is complied with. Having had to spend eight months taking formal acti...
by gbnz
2 Sep 2020, 8:36am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: "Advanced Decisions"
Replies: 14
Views: 392

"Advanced Decisions"

Whilst I'm <50, exceptionally fit, I'm aware that a medical issue could easily result in my having an accident on the bike and who knows, turning myself into a vegtatable. And so, I've served an Advanced Decision to ensure those .......at the NHS can't touch me And yet; I've slowly come to realize t...
by gbnz
30 Aug 2020, 9:06am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Shock
Replies: 16
Views: 643

Re: Shock

Hope it turns out well. But don't forget to question those .....at the NHS, particularly if it's Northumbria Healthcare Foundation Trust. And stay on the bike :wink:
by gbnz
29 Aug 2020, 8:41am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Right arm pain
Replies: 5
Views: 189

Re: Right arm pain

Impossible to really know, but I'd suggest it could well be due to the general shakes, bumps and unaccustomed tensioning/relaxation of bits of muscle/tendon, that are effectively undertaking motions/exercise they're not accustomed to? I'm fairly sure I'll of had similar experiences at some stage or ...
by gbnz
28 Aug 2020, 8:43am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Broken shoulders!
Replies: 29
Views: 1880

Re: Broken shoulders!

Genuine thanks to both RJB & Simon. Been downloading physio fact sheets by 03.30-04.00am this morning