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by Icsunonove
20 Jan 2021, 3:02pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Can anyone recommend me a bike please?
Replies: 16
Views: 869

Re: Can anyone recommend me a bike please?

Hey all, first time poster. I cycle a few times a week for an hour at a time, usually just around town, occasionally off-road but not down the side of a mountain or anything. I currently have a 15 year old heavy "Minerva" mountain bike that I bought for around £150 I think, and I'm lookin...
by Icsunonove
3 Dec 2020, 10:28am
Forum: On the road
Topic: High Performance Cars
Replies: 335
Views: 7887

Re: High Performance Cars

Cars are so cosseting these days that I don’t think the average driver has any idea how their presence, speed and positioning affects other un-cocooned road users. Most of the situations that appear threatening to us as cyclists (and, largely for pedestrians too) ie speed, speed of approach, proxim...
by Icsunonove
15 Oct 2020, 2:27pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Breakdown/recovery service?
Replies: 8
Views: 463

Re: Breakdown/recovery service?

I've had ETA cover for a few years now. Not needed to use it so far but gives me peace of mind on my cycling adventures knowing there's a 24 hour helpline to call if I breakdown deep in the countryside, 100s of miles from home, in the middle of the night..... Much better than calling your Husband/Wi...
by Icsunonove
9 Sep 2020, 1:41pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: First road bike
Replies: 22
Views: 756

Re: First road bike

Thank you all again. I can't say I have anyone that would be able to come with me to check, new to the area and haven't met many people yet! What's a basic check list aside from the afformentioned wheel check and test ride? Can a test ride and going with my gut feeling suffice given my inexperience...
by Icsunonove
9 Sep 2020, 9:30am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front Lights in Daylight
Replies: 104
Views: 3480

Re: Front Lights in Daylight

So is your opinion hjd10, that pedestrians should wear lights in daytime? because that's what we'll be heading towards with your logic! That would be logical if pedestrians were causing as much harm to others as drivers of motor vehicles. They aren't. It isn't. Jonathan ???? I thought the alleged b...
by Icsunonove
24 Aug 2020, 8:50am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Aargh! Bitten - Attack of the insects hoards
Replies: 72
Views: 4747

Re: Wasp Sting - whole body itchiness!

Update on my wasp sting. Sympathetic GP has advised me to continue as usual. Any further problems should be reported asap for further consideration. Note to self: Don't get stung! I had, what sounds like, a very similar reaction to a wasp sting about 12 years ago. Stung on the neck that after about...
by Icsunonove
23 Jul 2020, 5:10pm
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: How to protect your brain by not wearing a helmet
Replies: 171
Views: 5726

Re: How to protect your brain by not wearing a helmet

You have to ask why pedestrian safety appears to have increased significantly. How do pedestrian numbers in 2020 relate to figures in 2000? Taking it further how does pedestrian time and distance traveled compare? How has road infrastructure changed in the past 20 years that offers no benefits to o...
by Icsunonove
21 Jul 2020, 2:06pm
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: How to protect your brain by not wearing a helmet
Replies: 171
Views: 5726

Re: How to protect your brain by not wearing a helmet

Hi, How would you know when to use your studded tires? I can sympathise with what you say... In 'normal times' I commute to work each weekday all year round. I also have more than one bike so can have one shod with studs all through the winter... Well from the first frost through to the end of Marc...
by Icsunonove
21 Jul 2020, 10:52am
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: How to protect your brain by not wearing a helmet
Replies: 171
Views: 5726

Re: How to protect your brain by not wearing a helmet

I fell off on black ice and hit the side of my head on a relatively solid ground. I reckon I suffered mild concussion for several days. This is the first time in 52 years riding. The helmet was damaged, the argument goes that if I was not wearing a helmet my head wouldn't have come anywhere near th...
by Icsunonove
9 Jul 2020, 11:10am
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: How to protect your brain by not wearing a helmet
Replies: 171
Views: 5726

Re: How to protect your brain by not wearing a helmet

The way I've rationalised not wearing one: UK DfT research report (2009) claimed that between 10% and 16% of fatal injuries might be prevented by the wearing of a helmet. In the UK, according to published figures there are typically 100 to 110 cyclists are killed annually. The total annual distance ...
by Icsunonove
8 Jul 2020, 4:54pm
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: Helmet manufacturer confirms helmets are not designed for incidents involving motorvehicles
Replies: 46
Views: 1276

Re: Helmet manufacturer confirms helmets are not designed for incidents involving motorvehicles

I'm not sure how an individual doctor could know that. All of the doctors that I know choose to wear helmets, and that's somewhere between a hundred and a thousand. And the College of Emergency Medicine (as was) and Association of Paediatric Emergency Medicine are in favour of mandatory wearing for...
by Icsunonove
21 May 2020, 9:07pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Longer rides post CV lockdown.
Replies: 38
Views: 1592

Re: Longer rides post CV lockdown.

Cycling isn't banned and never has been. Indeed. We were actively encouraged to get some exercise. Unless of course you live in Wales! i had to go through the principality on todays ride, for about 2 miles as you can't avoid it from the Severn Bridge - looked much the same as England to me but with...
by Icsunonove
21 May 2020, 11:01am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Longer rides post CV lockdown.
Replies: 38
Views: 1592

Re: Longer rides post CV lockdown.

Oldjohnw wrote:Cycling isn't banned and never has been.

Indeed. We were actively encouraged to get some exercise.
by Icsunonove
21 Apr 2020, 8:30pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycling Longer Distances
Replies: 50
Views: 2167

Re: Cycling Longer Distances

I think the trick is not to think of the distance, it's time in the saddle. Leave home at 6am, ride slowly until 10 and look for a cafe for coffee and a pastry. Get a couple more hours in before stopping for lunch (all day breakfast is a good option). Roll on for say another three hours and stop for...
by Icsunonove
12 Mar 2020, 1:18pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Extinction Rebellion - go slow Salisbury
Replies: 50
Views: 2273

Re: Extinction Rebellion - go slow Salisbury

reohn2 wrote:I'm guessing your job isn't a physical one,if it is chapeau.


Fortunately these days it isn't; therefore I've plenty in reserve for weekend cycling :) I like to think of work as a reason for a bike ride.