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by cotswolds
25 Apr 2020, 10:46am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Not much changes
Replies: 33
Views: 1156

Re: Not much changes

It never will in a class ridden society! Curious thing is, if you look at the demographics of cyclists, they tend to be higher social status. You'll see more bikes in the bike rack at the grammar school than at the "sink comprehensive". I feel there's a missed opportunity to sell cycling ...
by cotswolds
25 Apr 2020, 10:38am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lockdown non-touring quiz
Replies: 1847
Views: 40742

Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

As I said, Google makes it too easy. On another Forum where I play this, there's a gentleman's rule that it's not used, rather questions are asked, and a collaborative approach taken to finding the location - assuming nobody's been there, that is. Makes it more interesting and longer-lived. Just a ...
by cotswolds
25 Apr 2020, 9:45am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lockdown non-touring quiz
Replies: 1847
Views: 40742

Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

Indeed, the sign showing a cycle is the wrong sign, as it is a sign warning others of the presence of cycles. May be it is to warn others that the cycles will be in the way, as walking you cycle takes up more road width than riding it! I hadn't thought about it until it was mentioned, but they went...
by cotswolds
25 Apr 2020, 8:11am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lockdown non-touring quiz
Replies: 1847
Views: 40742

Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

There can't be many structures like this in the world. This one is visible from a route for cycle tourers. Where is it?
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by cotswolds
24 Apr 2020, 10:23pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lockdown non-touring quiz
Replies: 1847
Views: 40742

Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

Did the Google Street View car go that way, and if not, if we haven't been there, is there any way we can verify a random guess?

I'm wondering if it's down this lane, but there could be many similar places.
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by cotswolds
24 Apr 2020, 6:04pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Here is what I will miss the most this summer...
Replies: 15
Views: 878

Re: Here is what I will miss the most this summer...

Not really a cycle touring answer, but what I miss most is the simple quiet buzz of conversation from a pub garden.
by cotswolds
24 Apr 2020, 4:35pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclist deaths double during lockdown
Replies: 54
Views: 3335

Re: Cyclist deaths double during lockdown

Probably worth mentioning that new and returning cyclists are disproportionately likely to have accidents and round here there seem to be more of those. But also a lot of people driving as if they're the only vehicle on the road.
by cotswolds
24 Apr 2020, 4:28pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lockdown non-touring quiz
Replies: 1847
Views: 40742

Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

If you look carefully you can just make out that it’s a transporter bridge. The one at Rochefort, France if I’m not mistaken? Well spotted. They run it just for pedestrians and cyclists, a bit slower than the adjacent road bridge, but a very pleasant interlude in the day. Selection_098.png Selectio...
by cotswolds
24 Apr 2020, 3:52pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lockdown non-touring quiz
Replies: 1847
Views: 40742

Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

Nope, not Arnhem or Bablock Hythe.
by cotswolds
24 Apr 2020, 3:47pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling out of the saddle?
Replies: 49
Views: 1931

Re: Cycling out of the saddle?

Something nobody's mentioned, presumably it has to be a lot less aero, another reason to only use it for short bursts?
by cotswolds
24 Apr 2020, 3:25pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lockdown non-touring quiz
Replies: 1847
Views: 40742

Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

Something much closer to home, still coastal. I thought a major cycle route went this way but OpenCycleMap suggests a less pleasant alternative, so I passed this way thanks to my Garmin. Shouldn't be too hard.
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by cotswolds
24 Apr 2020, 3:02pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lockdown non-touring quiz
Replies: 1847
Views: 40742

Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

If I'm right, not by a long way...

This looks like a good fit.
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by cotswolds
23 Apr 2020, 6:03pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Wobbly unicycle rider stopped and given advice
Replies: 19
Views: 1298

Re: Wobbly unicycle rider stopped and given advice

It's a silly law IMHO, but if the law is the law, it should be enforced and obeyed. Best thing is for a few test-cases to get before the beak and these things can be legalised. Until then, the riders should be arrested and charged. That's what surprised me about the whole thing. I can understand th...
by cotswolds
23 Apr 2020, 3:10pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Hip injury
Replies: 7
Views: 409

Re: Hip injury

I've had piriformis syndrome and the pain I had was nothing like yours. But if you think it might be that, I found this stretch https://www.athletico.com/2016/06/22/stretch-of-the-week-seated-piriformis-stretch/ incredibly helpful and easy to do. If it took 3 days for the pain to come on, it seems u...
by cotswolds
23 Apr 2020, 9:22am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Toothache unbearable after a ride
Replies: 24
Views: 1003

Re: Toothache unbearable after a ride

Or it could be the cold air helps and the problem is the warm blood returning when the ride stops. Sounds terrible anyway.

When I had a bad toothache once, painkillers didn't work, got desperate enough to try anything, discovered swilling vodka round the tooth worked for me.