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by gbnz
21 Oct 2018, 6:28pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: How far?
Replies: 22
Views: 764

Re: How far?

I'm a bit like Mick. I like a reason. A good ones is just to come back knackered. 60 this morning is a typical Sunday am club run. 100+ in the week total for me and at this time of year 40 are split between 2 gravel chain gang rides after dark. Yep, I'd agree. Though I love the ride, an evening bac...
by gbnz
14 Oct 2018, 1:51pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Car parking close to the kerb by the traffic light s
Replies: 41
Views: 1671

Re: Car parking close to the kerb by the traffic light s

[quote="Sum"] he, he he, him, him, his feet, him, he........... Why the assumption that the OP is male? When dealing with a case, I've always found it useful to rely on the facts available I.e. the gender of the OP is unknown. And while the suggestion by the OP that they collect a child fr...
by gbnz
26 Sep 2018, 11:35am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: GCSE Project Survey
Replies: 16
Views: 539

Re: GCSE Project Survey

Completed, good luck!
by gbnz
21 Sep 2018, 6:56pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Nutrition; Use by dates!
Replies: 16
Views: 491

Re: Nutrition; Use by dates!

Bought at approx 11.00 this morning, refund rejected by Sainsburys at approx 15.15 Got a result! Sainsburys have agreed that a refund was in order and have offered a voucher to the price of TWO chickens :wink: Thankfully they haven't asked for the decomposing remains of the original to be returned
by gbnz
20 Sep 2018, 7:45pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: NEW HERE....need advice please
Replies: 32
Views: 760

Re: NEW HERE....need advice please

simonhill wrote:I wonder how much the OP wants to pay. "Not a lot of cash" means different things to different people.


You must of been reading the Telegraph last weekend? My recall is that they recommended 1-2 basic bikes (£1300.00 ish) and a few other hundred pounds worth of bits
by gbnz
20 Sep 2018, 7:56am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Multiple crimes/offences (3+?) by motons
Replies: 11
Views: 570

Re: Multiple crimes/offences (3+?) by motons

doubtless many commit a third and a fourth.. :( I've only noticed two this week. A road cyclist riding straight through the red lights in front of me last weekend (Nb. I was on the bike). Heavy traffic, roundabout directly beyond the red lights with traffic on it, considerable nuisance value to all...
by gbnz
19 Sep 2018, 3:43pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: GCSE Project - Hi-Vis / Safety
Replies: 58
Views: 1763

Re: GCSE Project - Hi-Vis / Safety

+1. Only this morning was I looking at Wilko's cheap reflector pedals for winter use (Nb. Wouldn't bother trying to fit reflectors to my shimano spd pedals) I've put strips of reflective self-adhesive tape on mine. Does it meet the legal requirements? I'd prefer to have a fully legal bike for that ...
by gbnz
19 Sep 2018, 3:41pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: After A Tour ... Lacking Motivation to Go Out Cycling
Replies: 57
Views: 2056

Re: After A Tour ... Lacking Motivation to Go Out Cycling

really dull and boring. Knowing exactly what was round every bend, knowing exactly how many miles to go from any point on the ride, knowing exactly where I'd finish the ride, etc.. ........ how to inject a bit of interest into cycling in an area you know really well? I find the same, though in my c...
by gbnz
18 Sep 2018, 1:31pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: GCSE Project - Hi-Vis / Safety
Replies: 58
Views: 1763

Re: GCSE Project - Hi-Vis / Safety

2) The issue of our bikes being legally required to have ( BS certified) reflectors on the pedals but most of our favourite pedals not having such reflectors fitted and the afterthought remedies generally not being adopted by users.. +1. Only this morning was I looking at Wilko's cheap reflector pe...
by gbnz
15 Sep 2018, 9:06pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Opinions on Decathalon please ....
Replies: 18
Views: 1107

Re: Opinions on Decathalon please ....

To be fair, had the chance to call into a Decathalons the other night. In the "flesh" a staggering store; spent 20-25 minutes browsing through bikes and bike related stuff. Huge no. of items worth looking at, though time was too short. That said, surprised that the bottom grade road bike w...
by gbnz
15 Sep 2018, 8:34pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Nutrition; Use by dates!
Replies: 16
Views: 491

Re: Nutrition; Use by dates!

: "fit to eat, with an unusually strong taste" :) Try a chicken on it's use by date, transported home via a hot bus 8-9 years ago :wink: Tasted fantastic, smell free, organic, free range, Sainsburys chicken - after effects approx. 36 Hr's with fluids running from both ends, bed ridden and...
by gbnz
14 Sep 2018, 9:40pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Nutrition; Use by dates!
Replies: 16
Views: 491

Re: Nutrition; Use by dates!

A fresh chicken, sold from a refrigerated display etc is never going to have a long date on it. The date on a chicken isn't "best before" - it's when it should still be safe to cook, if it has been properly stored. It needs proper food hygiene:- Don't store raw meat where it can come into...
by gbnz
14 Sep 2018, 6:18pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Nutrition; Use by dates!
Replies: 16
Views: 491

Nutrition; Use by dates!

Tired of my healthy cycling diet of dishes based on lentils & dried beans over the last four weeks, taken so I can drop weight and cycle more quickly (Nb. In combination with an extreme exercise regime; it's worked!) I treated myself to a chicken today :shock: Incredibly I failed to notice the u...
by gbnz
14 Sep 2018, 12:33pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: When a younger guy challenges you at the lights ...
Replies: 38
Views: 1627

Re: When a younger guy challenges you at the lights ...

Openly challenging someone at the lights? Good heavens no. By far the most important rule of Silly Commuter Racing is that win or lose (and I've had my share of both), you studiously pretend not to be playing... + 1. Precisely what I did when passing the time trialists two weekends ago, when on my ...
by gbnz
14 Sep 2018, 12:29pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Building a touring bike for my boyfriend- clueless and need help!
Replies: 50
Views: 2244

Re: Building a touring bike for my boyfriend- clueless and need help!

Welcome to the forum! It's a lovely idea, but I wouldn't recommend buying anything without consulting your boyfriend. The chances of making a (possibly expensive) mistake are high. Most people investing the time and effort into building their own touring bike will be quite particular as to requirem...