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by francovendee
9 Feb 2020, 8:20am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How do you transport your bike(s)?
Replies: 26
Views: 1000

Re: How do you transport your bike(s)?

I can get two people, two road bikes and enough luggage for a week's stay in a Suzuki Alto and it's tiny. alto.jpg Alternatively I've transported my bike by train but most events I go to (usually Audax) I ride to them. I'm fortunate that there are a number quite near but I have ridden there on a Sa...
by francovendee
8 Feb 2020, 4:50pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Paying for Care
Replies: 146
Views: 2803

Re: Paying for Care

Thailand is somewhere that families can send their aged relatives to at lower cost. I heard a woman being interviewed about this. Her mother was in one and she said her mother had the best of care. :( Not at all sure about the ethics of this. Different, but a bit like sending our waste overseas, out...
by francovendee
8 Feb 2020, 8:30am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Phillip Schofield announcement
Replies: 66
Views: 1488

Re: Phillip Schofield announcement

Who cares apart from his family.

Just seeking more attention announcing it on TV.
by francovendee
8 Feb 2020, 8:26am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How do you transport your bike(s)?
Replies: 26
Views: 1000

Re: How do you transport your bike(s)?

I can get two people, two road bikes and enough luggage for a week's stay in a Suzuki Alto and it's tiny. alto.jpg Alternatively I've transported my bike by train but most events I go to (usually Audax) I ride to them. I'm fortunate that there are a number quite near but I have ridden there on a Sa...
by francovendee
7 Feb 2020, 12:37pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Click from right knee
Replies: 27
Views: 705

Re: Click from right knee

At this stage I can live with it and want to avoid a visit physiotherapist. Many years ago, 25 to be precise, I had a severe back issue. It came on suddenly when I bent down. I'd never felt a pain as bad and my wife called out the Doc as I couldn't move and had to lie flat on the floor. Strong pain ...
by francovendee
7 Feb 2020, 9:19am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Click from right knee
Replies: 27
Views: 705

Re: Click from right knee

Thanks for the suggestions.
As I said I'll wait and see but in the meantime look at taking some form of exercise for the knee and see if it helps.
by francovendee
6 Feb 2020, 4:38pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Click from right knee
Replies: 27
Views: 705

Re: Click from right knee

My plan at the moment is to live with it and wait and see if it gets worse. I'm not a big fan of intervention so I'm hoping it clears up itself. Fingers crossed.
by francovendee
6 Feb 2020, 2:35pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Click from right knee
Replies: 27
Views: 705

Re: Click from right knee

I end up after a 30 mile ride with an ache in the knee. Not exactly a pain but I'm aware of it. It's the same bike I've ridden for 20+ years and I've made sure my leg is at the correct amount of flex. I do other things like gardening and DIY but cycling is my only exercise and I try to ride every da...
by francovendee
6 Feb 2020, 12:26pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Click from right knee
Replies: 27
Views: 705

Click from right knee

I've developed a click from my right knee when climbing a hill. It doesn't hurt when it clicks but I do get some general knee pain after a decent ride.
I'm not 21 so expect some sort of problems as I get older.
I'm wondering, does anyone else have, or have had, this and what did you do about?
by francovendee
6 Feb 2020, 8:45am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Paying for Care
Replies: 146
Views: 2803

Re: Paying for Care

Drowning is another peaceful death once you're past the panic. You just go to sleep A 12 bore is the preferred method in these parts. A local farmer did that near here a good few years ago. Last year another one (son of farmer iirc) was found swinging from a canal bridge. Apparently not a nice way ...
by francovendee
6 Feb 2020, 8:27am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Garmin vs Smartphone - are Garmin maps "special"?
Replies: 41
Views: 1045

Re: Garmin vs Smartphone - are Garmin maps "special"?

An Android phone. Possibly adding a power bank for longevity and Open Street Map + would be my choice. If you have a route planned I would have it on the bike in this.. If you have a route (cycle.travel on line will give you this) Osmand + will give you voice and screen directions. OSM+ is a fiver,...
by francovendee
5 Feb 2020, 6:51pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Brucey
Replies: 35
Views: 2161

Re: Brucey

To have that much knowledge I think is incredible and to freely share it on this forum is even more impressive.

I wondered at one time if Brucey was actually a team of very clever blokes :D
by francovendee
5 Feb 2020, 4:07pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Mont St Michel ?
Replies: 27
Views: 929

Re: Mont St Michel ?

We went there last year and it's worth a visit. Go at lunchtime as it's at it's quietest then. The French, being creatures of habit, are having lunch. :D Masses of school parties from all over France visit the site but again lunch time they sit down somewhere to eat. We cycled to the wall but there ...
by francovendee
5 Feb 2020, 10:02am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is this forum unrepresentative?
Replies: 104
Views: 2634

Re: Is this forum unrepresentative?

Police seem to be carrying enough stuff about them for a weeks survival in the wild. Must be difficult to chase anyone loaded down with all that kit. Maybe chasing the baddies isn't part of the job anymore. The coppers in the UK are a lot more approachable than Gendarmes here. Rather a surly bunch a...