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by Ayesha
26 Aug 2014, 2:01pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Four 4x4's/SUV'S on a forty mile ride
Replies: 84
Views: 4983

Re: Four 4x4's on a forty mile ride

Honda CR -V (2012-) Toyota RAV 4 (2013-) Ford Kuga (2013-) Nissan Qashqai (2007-2013) Honda CR -V (2007-2012) Lexus RX (2009-) BMW X1 (2009-) Toyota RAV 4 (2006-2013) Skoda Yeti (2009-) Audi Q3 (2011-) Volkswagen Tiguan (2008-) BMW X3 (2010-) Honda CR -V (2007-2012) Nissan Qashqai (2007-2013) Vauxha...
by Ayesha
26 Aug 2014, 1:34pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Carbon Fibre wheel rims
Replies: 48
Views: 1751

Re: Carbon Fibre wheel rims

Most of the wheels i've seen seem to range between 500 and 700 quid so perhaps riders only use them on the track. Would brake blocks be a special material ? I've got Zipp 303 wheels on my best bike, full carbon including the brake track. The brake blocks are the same stuff they use in F1 cars , not...
by Ayesha
26 Aug 2014, 8:13am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Hardest UK climb?
Replies: 246
Views: 29567

Re: Hardest UK climb?

To categorise a hill in the big French race, a baseline unit was established. This was the energy taken to propel the car 10 km along the flat at 20kmh. A hill is categorised on the car’s energy requirement to get from the base to summit. All done at 20 kmh, resulting multiple of the car’s fuel use ...
by Ayesha
25 Aug 2014, 4:39pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: When its OK to drop a cycling buddy
Replies: 19
Views: 1710

Re: When its OK to drop a cycling buddy

If there is a rider in physical difficulty, never, never, NEVER leave them.

Your friendship will be rewarded many times more than a stupid little medal.
by Ayesha
22 Aug 2014, 7:12am
Forum: On the road
Topic: You Are A Bunch of Frauds
Replies: 30
Views: 4916

Re: You Are A Bunch of Frauds

The morning ride acted as your warm-up.
There's NO big surprise.
by Ayesha
21 Aug 2014, 7:36am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Ten Miles a Day
Replies: 400
Views: 94305

Re: Ten Miles a Day

My 26 mile commute raises my daily average by 0.008 miles/day.

If I miss days commuting, I will have to do some evening or weekend mileage.
by Ayesha
21 Aug 2014, 6:57am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Sat nav on android.
Replies: 59
Views: 5782

Re: Sat nav on android.

Those of us who have been cycle couriers to earn extra cash, buy proper SatNavs like TomTom Urban Rider. Originally aimed at motorcyclists, it really is the dog’s doobries for getting to a postcode or street address anywhere.
by Ayesha
21 Aug 2014, 6:54am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Sat nav on android.
Replies: 59
Views: 5782

Re: Sat nav on android.

Which city?

Study the map. Post one on the wall of your office at work.
Memorise the routes one-by-one from studying the map.

In addition, memorise the back-street alternatives and how you can get round bad junctions.

After a couple of weeks, you won’t need your phone.
by Ayesha
20 Aug 2014, 3:24pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclist causes rail chaos
Replies: 12
Views: 1345

Re: Cyclist causes rail chaos

by Ayesha
20 Aug 2014, 12:53pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclist causes rail chaos
Replies: 12
Views: 1345

Re: Cyclist causes rail chaos

Tomorrow’s Daily Bellylaugh photo will be of a car parked across a cycle lane. They will have gone to BirminghamCyclists.com for the photo.
by Ayesha
20 Aug 2014, 12:50pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclist causes rail chaos
Replies: 12
Views: 1345

Re: Cyclist causes rail chaos

The first cyclist on a railway line for about thirty years.
When was the most recent car in a cycle lane?
by Ayesha
20 Aug 2014, 12:45pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Shock finding: cycling causes weight loss
Replies: 48
Views: 3041

Re: Shock finding: cycling causes weight loss

"It's not rocket science."

It's rocket salad.
by Ayesha
20 Aug 2014, 12:28pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Fell off on a sort of tramline - advice please?
Replies: 37
Views: 3465

Re: Fell off on a sort of tramline - advice please?

IIRC, a change in road or path surface, such as an out-of-place paving slab or edge of a road workings, has to be greater than 1” for the local authority to place signage or repair it.

Road and path surface fluctuations of less than 1” is up to the individual to exercise ‘self care’.
by Ayesha
20 Aug 2014, 7:25am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Ten Miles a Day
Replies: 400
Views: 94305

Re: Ten Miles a Day

Back up to 24.2.
‘Clee to heaven’ 120 km Audax on Saturday. Gentle ride on Sunday. Commute Monday and yesterday. Club 10 TT last night. Commute this morning.
My legs are shot. Equivalent FTP of only 230 last night, but daily average up to 24.2
by Ayesha
19 Aug 2014, 11:55am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: tyre pressure calculators...
Replies: 3
Views: 1912

Re: tyre pressure calculators...

"I use a gauge at times but often just used a rule of thumb" I use rule of thumb and forefinger,,, :wink: What was needed was an experienced cyclist or seasoned bike shop mechanic to effect a demonstration on your bike. Sadly, both of these types of people are now few and far between. Sorr...