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by gbnz
16 Oct 2019, 9:04pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Lost members?
Replies: 6
Views: 147

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: 813

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: 813

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: 119
Views: 41730

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: 48
Views: 1309

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: 536

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: 536

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: 2068

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: 126

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: 850

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: 1442

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: 1625

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...
by gbnz
22 Sep 2019, 7:43pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Broken shoulders!
Replies: 17
Views: 813

Re: Broken shoulders!

Ride a recumbent.... Hmm.....I find it hard enough to hide the uprights from the Landlord ! I've found the best approach is to dismantle and store one bike in a built in wardrobe and wheel/lock up the other two at the gym, 5 minutes walk away :wink: (Nb. Perhaps I should buy again, rather than rent...
by gbnz
22 Sep 2019, 3:28pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: rip off local cycle shop?
Replies: 62
Views: 2518

Re: rip off local cycle shop?

Oldjohnw wrote:All motorists are out to kill us.


Hey, I'm sure some are ok
by gbnz
22 Sep 2019, 3:14pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Broken shoulders!
Replies: 17
Views: 813

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...