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by Flinders
19 Jan 2018, 11:32pm
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: Urinary problems
Replies: 1
Views: 74

Re: Urinary problems

I haven't has the specific problems you mention from cycling, but just a thought- does she wear cycling shorts, i.e. proper ones, worn with no underwear and with antibacterial chamois (unless she's allergic to that)? If not, maybe that would help. I like to wash those bits with just plain water afte...
by Flinders
19 Jan 2018, 11:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Slower with mudguards?
Replies: 53
Views: 1543

Re: Slower with mudguards?

........ Case in point, last nights club ride was accomplished at a dismal 14.5mph average, because the weather was terrible! It was windy, cold, wet and we were having to go carefully. If I hadn't also ridden that same route on the same bike numerous times before, with the same people with an aver...
by Flinders
11 Jan 2018, 7:40pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What rules do you never break?
Replies: 34
Views: 1479

Re: What rules do you never break?

Slightly off topic, but one rule I never break and never allowed anyone working for me to break in the studio/paint shop: Never open a can of paint unless you have some of the solvent for it sitting next to the can first. I did not allow 'think you probably have some in the cupboard somewhere' to b...
by Flinders
11 Jan 2018, 7:35pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 5140
Views: 139993

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

It is actually possible to have weak fascist governments, in that whether they are fascist or not is about what they want to/try to do, not how effective they are in doing it.
by Flinders
11 Jan 2018, 7:33pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Goodbye then .. Chris Froome
Replies: 85
Views: 3758

Re: Goodbye then .. Chris Froome

Alive & well and now on Strava! 1000K in week one. That'll be the salbutamol working then! :wink: Interesting interview here http://road.cc/content/news/235285-lotto-soudals-tim-wellens-says-cyclists-using-inhalers-are-cheating Saying Wellens, who received widespread praise after abandoning las...
by Flinders
11 Jan 2018, 7:29pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Goodbye then .. Chris Froome
Replies: 85
Views: 3758

Re: Goodbye then .. Chris Froome

I am deeply suspicious of the sudden increase in athletes with asthma- not only those who cycle in car fumes. It sometimes seems like every other one of them now has it. I wonder how many would have it if the drugs for it did not also enhance performance? 1) the drugs for asthma do not enhance perf...
by Flinders
11 Jan 2018, 7:25pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Goodbye then .. Chris Froome
Replies: 85
Views: 3758

Re: Goodbye then .. Chris Froome

His asthma is between him and his medical specialist. So is my illness between me and mine. But the only drug I can take for it - an HRT which is merely replacing what I no longer have thanks to surgery - is banned so I have to go without the treatment or not compete. Why are some illnesses okay an...
by Flinders
11 Jan 2018, 3:43pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 5140
Views: 139993

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

I think he is saying this now because he thinks it may happen, so wants it fast before the real truth comes out about how dire it is going to be. The longer it goes on, the more people will realise what a mess it is.
by Flinders
11 Jan 2018, 3:41pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: BBC or CTC
Replies: 27
Views: 584

Re: BBC or CTC

Please quote a few alternative (un-) truths, Danke The Stadtwald in Luebeck has been managed sustainably for 20+ years, this makes less work, some areas are left to nature. Only indigenous trees are planted. The yield is good in relation to inputs, or so we are told, do you agree? The two big untru...
by Flinders
11 Jan 2018, 3:37pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What rules do you never break?
Replies: 34
Views: 1479

Re: What rules do you never break?

Slightly off topic, but one rule I never break and never allowed anyone working for me to break in the studio/paint shop: Never open a can of paint unless you have some of the solvent for it sitting next to the can first. I did not allow 'think you probably have some in the cupboard somewhere' to be...
by Flinders
8 Jan 2018, 9:44am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Private physio for bad back- update
Replies: 3
Views: 280

Re: Private physio for bad back- update

Good news. I'm off to mine later this week for help with a damaged knee ligament. If I went to my GP it would be weeks to get a non-urgent appointment and then weeks if not months to see a physio, by which time it may have recovered on its own, or more likely, become more damaged. I get mad about th...
by Flinders
8 Jan 2018, 9:37am
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Goodbye then .. Chris Froome
Replies: 85
Views: 3758

Re: Goodbye then .. Chris Froome

I take a long-term and very common drug that means I can't compete in any sport, I wouldn't be allowed to compete in an official dressage test, never mind a cycling club competition. There are no exemptions or allowed levels of doses for it, and that that. It isn't anything dramatic, it's just a for...
by Flinders
6 Jan 2018, 6:39pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Cycling hater
Replies: 31
Views: 1373

Re: Cycling hater

Wife no.2 hated cyclists and anything associated with cycling....she went so far as giving me an ultimatum; "it's me or your bikes"....shame really as the bike takes up most of my new bed :wink: Variation of a joke shared by horsey people: Husband to horse-owning wife 'It's me or the hors...
by Flinders
5 Jan 2018, 8:13pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: New Years Fool
Replies: 4
Views: 264

Re: New Years Fool

Glad you're okay! I got given a different generic of a drug I've taken every day for donkey's years. I've had generics of it before, no problem. Then the on-off phases of raging hot red skin started... and spread..... took a while for the penny to drop what was causing it though. I was also on some ...
by Flinders
5 Jan 2018, 8:03pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What English do you SPEAK?
Replies: 123
Views: 4563

Re: What English do you SPEAK?

I speak a well enunciated blend of American and British. Carefully enunciated because I work mostly with people who speak English as a second language. The blended comes from having lived and worked in both countries. For some reason I acquire accents easily, so I tend to gradually sound more and m...