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by ANTONISH
18 Nov 2018, 8:48am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Dover to Durness
Replies: 4
Views: 181

Re: Dover to Durness

There used to be a Dover to Cape Wrath ride, which must have passed close to or gone through Durness - involved a short ferry ride - I've never ridden it, but I wonder if it's still a possibility? - if not I suppose Durness is the end of the road.
by ANTONISH
12 Nov 2018, 5:09pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Posterior Vitreous Detachment, (PVD)
Replies: 9
Views: 308

Re: Posterior Vitreous Detachment, (PVD)

I have very recently been diagnosed with PVD following an episode of bright flashes in my peripheral vision, plus new floaters. I was informed that for the next 6 weeks I must not take part in contact sports such as rugby, martial arts, boxing. Inverted positions such as in yoga or pilates. Very he...
by ANTONISH
11 Nov 2018, 10:34am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Route navigation
Replies: 27
Views: 846

Re: Route navigation

I ruled out the Garmin Etrexes (despite being my long term favourite gps) because they dont do good turn by turn instructions. In order to get that from a downloaded route you would want a GPS which accepts .tcx files or is better than the Etrex in some other way which I am not familiar with. My et...
by ANTONISH
11 Nov 2018, 8:31am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Anaemia ?
Replies: 11
Views: 390

Re: Anaemia ?

Thank you all for the helpful replies. After my blood sample failed the "float" test - (it didn't sink) they drew blood from a vein and tested on a machine which is where the 124 came from. Some years ago I had a very low reading - 112 and was told I had to see my GP. I couldn't get an app...
by ANTONISH
10 Nov 2018, 9:45am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: The String Test for are you too fat?
Replies: 37
Views: 2333

Re: The String Test for are you too fat?

Simplest test to do is to look at yourself in the mirror, or a photo. Ask yourself "do you have a big belly"? If yes then you're fat. When I was a student back in the late 70s/early 80s (studying for a biochemistry degree) I recall one lecturer giving a variation on this. He said stand to...
by ANTONISH
10 Nov 2018, 9:36am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Anaemia ?
Replies: 11
Views: 390

Anaemia ?

Yesterday to the blood donor session. My blood count is always borderline so sometimes it's too low (typically 134 instead of the required 135+) Yesterday it was 124 - nurse spoke to me and advised GP visit - I mentioned my cycling - to which she suggested that I was using up the red blood stores th...
by ANTONISH
29 Oct 2018, 8:49am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Alpine double
Replies: 48
Views: 1930

Re: Alpine double

I made an alpine double from a Stronglight impact. 44/26. Hacked the teeth of a worn 48t to make a chainguard - rear cassette 9sp 12/36. I like to have the chainset close to the BB and had trouble finding something suitable, finally ending up with an old Dura Ace double - drawback was that the chain...
by ANTONISH
23 Oct 2018, 9:25am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: New Thames Crossing
Replies: 29
Views: 1868

Re: New Thames Crossing

There will also be no shuttle service. Highways England believe all existing NMU routes lead to the Gravesend-Tilbury ferry. The ferry runs 05:40 to 19:00 Mon-Sat only excluding public holidays and that will do just fine :roll: . Just out of interest, why does the ferry not run on Sundays or Bank H...
by ANTONISH
22 Oct 2018, 4:19pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Back pain mystery
Replies: 3
Views: 368

Re: Back pain mystery

Thanks for the suggestion - I've had the same advice from another person who has recommended a sports therapist that he uses.
by ANTONISH
22 Oct 2018, 4:10pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: New Thames Crossing
Replies: 29
Views: 1868

Re: New Thames Crossing

I've just received a pamphlet entitled "lower Thames crossing consultation" At the bottom of the cover it says "have your say - it's your road, your tunnel, your journey" It also states " Our conversations with residents, community groups, businesses and other organisations ...
by ANTONISH
22 Oct 2018, 3:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pump-Hub -good idea or just pointless?
Replies: 12
Views: 694

Re: Pump-Hub -good idea or just pointless?

Pointless from a perspective of cost,being limited to one bike and whaddabout the front wheel or do you have one in each hub? :? as per the description yes you really need one front and rear. If I recall there was an auto tyre inflator which screwed into a presta valve and was designed to inflate y...
by ANTONISH
22 Oct 2018, 8:46am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: NEWHAVEN/DIEPPE TO LAKE ANNECY
Replies: 6
Views: 549

Re: NEWHAVEN/DIEPPE TO LAKE ANNECY

I've ridden from Dieppe to Barcelonnette via Dreux, Meung-sur-Loire, Moulins, Ambert, Montelimar - quite hilly. We went to the East of Rouen leaving Dieppe - there are plenty of fairly quiet roads and we didn't seek out the voie verte. I presume you would go further North via Lyons. You could use th...
by ANTONISH
21 Oct 2018, 9:02am
Forum: On the road
Topic: City centre cycling ban
Replies: 67
Views: 2298

Re: City centre cycling ban

I wouldn't expect to ride at much more than walking pace through such places. There are no real traffic rules in place and pedestrians assume they are at no risk of a vehicular collision. Allowing cyclists to speed through - and I've seen idiots out of the saddle sprinting through such an area weavi...
by ANTONISH
21 Oct 2018, 8:43am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pump-Hub -good idea or just pointless?
Replies: 12
Views: 694

Re: Pump-Hub -good idea or just pointless?

If I recall there was an auto tyre inflator which screwed into a presta valve and was designed to inflate your tyre as the wheel rotated. It comprises an adjustable spring and a ball. It was widely advertised in the comic back in the late 60' early 70' . I don't know anyone who had one and they wer...
by ANTONISH
21 Oct 2018, 8:32am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: "CARTALL" or "CARTHALL"
Replies: 13
Views: 1480

Re: "CARTALL" or "CARTHALL"

Brucey wrote:My Witcomb never had a riveted head badge, just a transfer, so that is another clue I guess.

BTW if you ever see a WItcomb with the paint off, the shorelines will likely be *perfect*.

cheers


My 63 Witcomb has a riveted head badge.