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by ANTONISH
19 Oct 2019, 9:03am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bike Express??
Replies: 7
Views: 303

Re: Bike Express??

I've used it a couple of times. Obviously it involves all night on a coach - the seats are well spaced though. Bikes are secure. Sometimes delayed. The main drawback I find is that the dates and routes don't match my requirements. Relatively expensive compared to flying - or even train for early boo...
by ANTONISH
18 Oct 2019, 9:41am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: CYCLISTS ARE OWN BIGGEST DANGER
Replies: 129
Views: 16207

Re: CYCLISTS ARE OWN BIGGEST DANGER

Interesting Cudgel, Some years ago, maybe in the 70's there was an experiment on how much time difference would be obtained at different speeds. I think the start point was in Germany and the end in Italy. One driver was instructed to drive with care but allowed to drive up to the speed limit. The o...
by ANTONISH
16 Oct 2019, 8:46am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Problem with 105 set up
Replies: 7
Views: 388

Re: Problem with 105 set up

Thank you all for the replies. All points toward the outer from the shifter which I'm going to replace. I hadn't thought about the BB cable guide but that seems in good condition. It occurs to me that I had a problem with the LH shifter (front changer) earlier in the year. The wires of the housing h...
by ANTONISH
15 Oct 2019, 8:44am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Flu Jab - side effects?
Replies: 65
Views: 1717

Re: Flu Jab - side effects?

I’d forgotten I’d had mine yesterday until reading this. Had my jab on Saturday. Practice Nurse "We're giving a shingles jab today as well" Me "I've already had shingles " Practice nurse "doesn't matter you can catch it again". Administers injection "oh, and you m...
by ANTONISH
14 Oct 2019, 9:31am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Problem with 105 set up
Replies: 7
Views: 388

Problem with 105 set up

I've had a Shimano 105 triple set up all running well. The chain needed renewing - new KMC for old Sram. I noticed that the cable for the rear derailleur was frayed and I changed it. The new inner seemed "draggy" and the changing was poor. I changed the outer at the derailleur which seemed...
by ANTONISH
14 Oct 2019, 8:54am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Flu Jab - side effects?
Replies: 65
Views: 1717

Re: Flu Jab - side effects?

I’d forgotten I’d had mine yesterday until reading this. Had my jab on Saturday. Practice Nurse "We're giving a shingles jab today as well" Me "I've already had shingles " Practice nurse "doesn't matter you can catch it again". Administers injection "oh, and you m...
by ANTONISH
12 Oct 2019, 9:36am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Flu Jab - side effects?
Replies: 65
Views: 1717

Re: Flu Jab - side effects?

I usually get a reaction from the flu jab - a bit under par for a few days. My experience pretty well mirrors that of the Guardian columnist. I had a flu jab in late 2017 and in early 2018 I had a severe bout of what I would describe as " a coughing flu ". My elder son and a lot of my acqu...
by ANTONISH
12 Oct 2019, 9:13am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Go left Young man/woman ......go left.
Replies: 19
Views: 978

Re: Go left Young man/woman ......go left.

Whilst riding the Danube cycle path I kept to the right in order to comply with what I thought was the rule of the road. I sometimes encountered groups on e-bikes. They seemed to ride without consideration of what was the correct side - a bit disconcerting when I had a large group coming towards me....
by ANTONISH
23 Sep 2019, 10:03am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Vitamin B12 dosage
Replies: 24
Views: 801

Re: Vitamin B12 dosage

I don't have an answer to your problem. I find vitamin supplementation confusing. The dosages are often multiples of the daily recommended amount. I believe that vitamins by supplements are not absorbed by the body as well as by absorption by foodstuffs. Perhaps that is why the dosages are so high. ...
by ANTONISH
17 Sep 2019, 9:35am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Billy no mates, channel to the med
Replies: 28
Views: 1457

Re: Billy no mates, channel to the med

I rode Narbonne to Dieppe last year. I went by Ferry to Calais - train - Calais to Narbonne via Lille. Partly dismantled bike in light bike bag - carried during the ride. I've used the Bike Bus but the dates are limited and it's overnight on a coach - but it is a good way to take your bike. Riding o...
by ANTONISH
10 Sep 2019, 8:59am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Bells on bikes
Replies: 126
Views: 5232

Re: Bells on bikes

"Bicycles aren't much better. A walk along the canal path between Bradford-on Avon and Bath was ruined on the bank holiday weekend by a tidal wave of cyclists aggressively ringing at us pedestrians to get the hell out of the way. Though one kind soul did make a stab at basic politeness by shout...
by ANTONISH
8 Sep 2019, 9:14am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: New advice on adding strength training
Replies: 2
Views: 432

Re: New advice on adding strength training

Chief medical officer now advising doing some form of strength training twice a week in addition to aerobic exercise. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-49609597 I regularly duo some press ups, sit ups together with dead lift and squats. Nothing heavy (~35 kg), doesn't take very long or require gym ...
by ANTONISH
8 Sep 2019, 9:06am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Hot weather fluid consumption
Replies: 12
Views: 429

Re: Hot weather fluid consumption

I would hesitate to give any definitive advice on this. I tend not to drink very much during a ride - less than a bottle on a 100k audax yesterday - in fact I've done a 200k on one bottle. That's possibly because I started cycling in the fifties and most cyclists didn't carry a bottle for a 50 mile ...
by ANTONISH
5 Sep 2019, 2:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rehook
Replies: 65
Views: 5206

Re: Rehook

If I get a dropped chain I can usually get it back on the chainwheel by judicious use of the front changer ( usually without dismounting.) If I can't do that I try to find a twig and lift it on to the top of the chainwheel so that it engages enough for me to lift the back wheel and turn the pedals s...
by ANTONISH
3 Sep 2019, 8:17am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cateye computer question
Replies: 9
Views: 512

Re: Cateye computer question

Am I missing something here ? Your odometer reading will give accumulated reading ( I usually zero my ancient wired Cateye at the start of a tour ) and the trip distance can be reset as and when required.