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by ians
25 Nov 2014, 2:10pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Bowel Cancer
Replies: 43
Views: 4358

Re: Bowel Cancer

that's really good to hear and shows how treatments have improved since your wife was first diagnosed. Chemo and radio can be very nasty so I'm not surprised you wife gets fatigued. I had radio on the remains of my left lung (i.e. the bit they didn't cut out) and I now have fibrosis on the left lung...
by ians
13 Nov 2014, 4:29pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Bowel Cancer
Replies: 43
Views: 4358

Re: Bowel Cancer

Which is interesting, I dont think that the percentage of vegetarians is anywhere near 25% yet . So that brings to mind two reasonable explanations for this high figure. Firstly and most obviously that a vegetarian diet increases the risk of bowel cancer, which sort of contradicts most common belie...
by ians
13 Nov 2014, 9:19am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Bowel Cancer
Replies: 43
Views: 4358

Re: Bowel Cancer

But was that only since they were diagnosed with the cancer, it is not unusual for people to take the hint and change their habits when they get cancer. No - these were people who were vegetarian prior to diagnosis. The question came up because I had to wear an ileostomy bag for 18 months while my ...
by ians
12 Nov 2014, 10:36pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Bowel Cancer
Replies: 43
Views: 4358

Re: Bowel Cancer

I saw a BBC program that said one of the major causes was eating processed red meat , that's from large statistical surveys Unfortunately that includes bacon But the majority of the population will eat processed red meat. Did it look at how many vegetarians also suffer from bowel cancer? When I was...
by ians
12 Nov 2014, 12:11pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Bowel Cancer
Replies: 43
Views: 4358

Re: Bowel Cancer

Ian, my Dad is currently fighting advanced bowel cancer, he's 60 is in December. He was diagnosed just a few months ago and the outlook isn't great, statistically. I was just browsing the forum and trying not to think about it, and then I saw your post. Well, it's certainly the most helpful one I'v...
by ians
11 Nov 2014, 9:19pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Bowel Cancer
Replies: 43
Views: 4358

Re: Bowel Cancer

I'm sorry to hear about your Dad and your colleague. I was diagnosed with advanced bowel cancer in 2005 (aged 57). At that time the 5 year survival rate for advanced BC was around 5%. As I am writing this 9 years later you can assume I got lucky. My only symptoms were the runs about a month prior to...
by ians
11 Sep 2014, 8:53pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What the best car is for carrying bikes INSIDE?
Replies: 40
Views: 15721

Re: What the best car is for carrying bikes INSIDE?

I have a Skoda Yeti. With the rear seats removed I can get 2 bikes inside (with front wheels removed) placed upright and side by side. Still enough room luggage - took the car and 2 bikes (inside) to the Pyrenees in the summer.

The Berlingo is bigger inside though.
by ians
10 Jul 2014, 2:22pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Alias Smith & Jones anyone?
Replies: 9
Views: 5763

Re: Alias Smith & Jones anyone?

yes - love it. A perfect warm up for the TdF highlights.
by ians
1 Feb 2014, 11:59am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rear mech hangar for a single speed MTB
Replies: 5
Views: 4052

Re: Rear mech hangar for a single speed MTB

I have one of these http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/shimano-comp ... t-prod406/

on an On-One Pompetamine - works just fine.

There are a few similar hangers around.
by ians
29 Jan 2014, 10:22pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: carbon effect/carbon mudguards
Replies: 14
Views: 6549

Re: carbon effect/carbon mudguards

reohn2 wrote:
So did I,sorry if it came across as being a little brusk,it wasn't meant to.


I understand and apologies if I over reacted.
by ians
28 Jan 2014, 3:59pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: carbon effect/carbon mudguards
Replies: 14
Views: 6549

Re: carbon effect/carbon mudguards

reohn2 wrote:Why would you want to?


what is the point of this reply? The OP asked a perfectly reasonable question in a polite manner.
by ians
18 Jan 2014, 9:24am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Are Electric Bike Owners Cyclists?
Replies: 70
Views: 9204

Re: Are Electric Bike Owners Cyclists?

I have found this thread very insightful as to some attitudes on this forum. Especially when considering this topic about how to get more women using this forum. The very same thought struck me. I guess prejudice is borne out of ignorance. Here is a very simple fact (and I feel confident enough to ...
by ians
17 Jan 2014, 5:27pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Electric bike
Replies: 17
Views: 9655

Re: Electric bike

ukdodger wrote: Also the battery could be nicked if not the bike


Most have the battery locked to the frame.

Mrs Nez might also care to look at e-bikes from Giant and Koga. Koga certainly have Dutch style bikes.
by ians
16 Jan 2014, 12:26pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Are Electric Bike Owners Cyclists?
Replies: 70
Views: 9204

Re: Are Electric Bike Owners Cyclists?

I knew I was in for a kicking BUT the question still needs to be asked :D Is electric bikes the future? It's all Im asking You're actually asking 2 questions. The title of your thread 'are electric bike owners cyclists?' is one, and then you ask if electric bikes are the future, which is a complete...
by ians
3 Jan 2014, 11:07am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Am I losing my mind?
Replies: 11
Views: 3487

Re: Am I losing my mind?

my wife uses this; http://www.mapmyride.com/gb/

She also uses it when we go out for a walk. Even a short walk. Now we can't go anywhere without knowing how many calories we've used ......