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by Vorpal
20 Jul 2018, 8:30pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: 3 week cycle trip - Buy bike, rent or borrow friend's bike
Replies: 11
Views: 219

Re: 3 week cycle trip - Buy bike, rent or borrow friend's bike

Welcome to the forum. The first question is, do you currently have a bike of any sort? If so, what? If not, what else do you plan to do with a bicycle? The second question is how much cycling have you done? I'm cycling about 12 miles a day and about 30 miles on weekends (on top of running and gym)....
by Vorpal
20 Jul 2018, 11:57am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: 3 week cycle trip - Buy bike, rent or borrow friend's bike
Replies: 11
Views: 219

Re: 3 week cycle trip - Buy bike, rent or borrow friend's bike

Welcome to the forum.

The first question is, do you currently have a bike of any sort? If so, what? If not, what else do you plan to do with a bicycle?

The second question is how much cycling have you done?
by Vorpal
20 Jul 2018, 11:44am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Doored while on pavement.
Replies: 29
Views: 688

Re: Doored while on pavement.

I may not be able to ride at all. I'd have to sell the bike to afford to pay him. I'm young, and have never dealt with anything this serious. Can he technically do anything with a phone number? Should I offer half? How young is young? Young enough to ask an adult for help? If so, please do so. In a...
by Vorpal
20 Jul 2018, 10:13am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 6267
Views: 175705

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

If anyone would like to comment further on moderation, please take it up via pm, with Graham, or other forum staff.

Thanks.
by Vorpal
20 Jul 2018, 9:48am
Forum: On the road
Topic: How Do You Exit A Roundabout. Incident Two.
Replies: 14
Views: 664

Re: How Do You Exit A Roundabout. Incident Two.

What you've done looks okay to me. The only thing I might do differently is carry on down the outside (to the right of the traffic in the jam), if there's room and it's safe to do so. I see no reason to join the traffic jam before it is absolutely necessary. There will always be some aggressive or i...
by Vorpal
20 Jul 2018, 9:40am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Returning to cycling after 50 years
Replies: 9
Views: 250

Re: Returning to cycling after 50 years

What do you want to accomplish by getting a new bike? I agree with others here that a new set of tyres, designed for road riding, will make riding on the road much easier and more comfortable. If you are uncomfortable on the bike, it may not be set up correctly for you. Have a look at member 531coli...
by Vorpal
20 Jul 2018, 9:21am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Doored while on pavement.
Replies: 29
Views: 688

Re: Doored while on pavement.

Hi, Welcome to the forum. sorry to hear about your incident. While there are clearly a number of factors involved, you are probably not at fault. s.42 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 says it is illegal to open the door of vehicle in such a way as to endanger or injure someone. This person has committed...
by Vorpal
20 Jul 2018, 9:17am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 6267
Views: 175705

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

The thread was not moderated because a single individual complained. The thread was moderated because increasingly insulting personal remarks were being made. Please do not discuss whether someone is overly sensitive, or insult others on this thread. And remember that 'tone' may not come across on t...
by Vorpal
19 Jul 2018, 3:44pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 6267
Views: 175705

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

A series of posts were removed or modified because of personal remarks.

Others may not have seen all of the related posts prior to removal.
by Vorpal
19 Jul 2018, 3:15pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: HS2
Replies: 479
Views: 73124

Re: HS2

HS2 have now been accused of breaking their commitments to provide cycle crossings... https://www.theguardian.com/environment/bike-blog/2018/jul/18/hs2-accused-of-breaching-cycle-crossing-commitments-along-high-speed-route?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Tweet and a Twitter thread about it https://twitter.com/...
by Vorpal
19 Jul 2018, 1:45pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Diabetes Advice
Replies: 8
Views: 181

Re: Diabetes Advice

I'm not diabetic, but I have family members who are & have experienced the bonk (hypoglycemia) myself. I did so once when pregnant & now seem more vulnerable to it. My advice is eat little and often (don't go long periods without food), drink plenty, replenish electrolytes (with drops in wat...
by Vorpal
19 Jul 2018, 1:12pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Which touring bike . .again probably !
Replies: 36
Views: 1011

Re: Which touring bike . .again probably !

Out of interest what did you find the problem was? After using STI type levers i found them difficult. I am of the generation that was raised on down tube levers for racing and touring but i took to the STI type easily. Personally i never ride on the drops, i ride on the hoods all the time, and fou...
by Vorpal
19 Jul 2018, 11:51am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Drying your padded shorts
Replies: 33
Views: 1461

Re: Drying your padded shorts

In the days before kindle, I used to post my books home to myself when I finished them, so I didn't have to carry them around. I've posted a few other things, also. But never my shorts.

I don't think I could get through a week without washing some, anyway.
by Vorpal
19 Jul 2018, 10:39am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Which touring bike . .again probably !
Replies: 36
Views: 1011

Re: Which touring bike . .again probably !

The only shops I know of who will do ride to work at sale prices are Evans and Wiggle. Hewitt would most likely want full price for the bike you linked to, which would take it over the ride to work limit. It wouldn't hurt to ask. Also the Edinburgh Bicycle Co-op have done CTW scheme at sale prices,...
by Vorpal
19 Jul 2018, 7:02am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 6267
Views: 175705

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

They are all ifs. But prior to the end of the Cold War the only NATO countries which didn't practice conscription were the USA, Canada, the UK and Iceland - and Iceland has no military - but it is strategically positioned. Most European countries did not get the numbers required to run all-professi...