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by ANTONISH
15 Oct 2019, 8:44am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Flu Jab - side effects?
Replies: 59
Views: 1395

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: 4
Views: 257

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: 59
Views: 1395

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: 59
Views: 1395

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: 938

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: 789

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: 1434

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: 5224

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: 427

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: 426

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: 5185

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: 509

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.
by ANTONISH
2 Sep 2019, 9:26am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Cycling and health: indoors or outdoors?
Replies: 23
Views: 807

Re: Cycling and health: indoors or outdoors?

I don't see why you can't do both. Quite. But you'll have to ask the people who don't. A side benefit of cycling as we knew it was having to deal with variations in weather and season. It's a benefit because the body needs it. At least that's the proposition I'm making. What is your proposition bas...
by ANTONISH
2 Sep 2019, 9:07am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: TER Train Clermont Ferrand to Toulouse via Figeac
Replies: 7
Views: 823

Re: TER Train Clermont Ferrand to Toulouse via Figeac

Thanks for the replies. After much investigation it appears that the bus is the option. Then it looks as if we will take the scenic train to Nimes (if it's still running.) It's still running (I take it often as I live nearby and loooove this train (one of the most picturesque lines in France/Europe...
by ANTONISH
1 Sep 2019, 8:19am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Cycling and health: indoors or outdoors?
Replies: 23
Views: 807

Re: Cycling and health: indoors or outdoors?

But surely the point is that although your cardio is undoubtedly improved, there might be other benefits from meeting the challenge of cold weather (or in this case indeed, hot and humid weather). I doubt that there are any benefits from meeting the challenge of cold weather in itself, though being...