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by Mrs Tortoise
30 Dec 2007, 11:08am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Blinded by the light?
Replies: 21
Views: 3304

I supplement my bike light with a LCD head light, made by Energiser, so at least I can see what I'm looking at, it has the added usefulness of being switchable to red for map reading but could also provide a back up rear light. In very dark conditions it makes the road visible about 15-20 feet ahead...
by Mrs Tortoise
30 Dec 2007, 10:57am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclist Abuse
Replies: 29
Views: 5860

When I marshalled on the TdF, I took my folder (a Falcon) to Charlton Athletic ground, which was where we assembled for deployment. When I collected it, some kids walking by, were curious and I showed them how it folded. Mind you they were also amused by the temporary no parking sign, that I liberat...
by Mrs Tortoise
30 Dec 2007, 10:30am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: touring on a mtb
Replies: 22
Views: 2884

Don't think we have any at our local one, although I use my mtb hardtail for shopping and have done a little touring on it, with road tyres - Specialized Armadillos - well over 2000 miles now and still looking good - can't say the same about the rider! :?
by Mrs Tortoise
30 Dec 2007, 10:12am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: collar bone update
Replies: 22
Views: 2928

Thank you r2. Happy New Year everyone may 2008 bring all you need and some of what you want. :D
by Mrs Tortoise
29 Dec 2007, 9:02pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: collar bone update
Replies: 22
Views: 2928

I've been on the receiving end of healthcare too, had a lumbar decompression (microdiscectomy) on 23rd November - spent all of 29 hours in Dorset County Hospital. Back on a bike in 8 days, though not doing much more than a couple of miles most of the time. Amazing how quickly one loses fitness, have...
by Mrs Tortoise
3 Nov 2007, 8:25pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: From the Gaurdian
Replies: 6
Views: 1077

Would you buy a new one at a chain store? :wink:
by Mrs Tortoise
30 Oct 2007, 8:02pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Cycling an up and coming conversation topic everywhere...
Replies: 6
Views: 1141

As another Grauniad reader, I just take the moral high ground. :shock: I also don't move in Times reader's circles 'cos I've never heard the expression before.
by Mrs Tortoise
30 Oct 2007, 7:53pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclist Abuse
Replies: 29
Views: 5860

See the story here about a rider in Kent.

www.cyclingweekly.co.uk

If you cycle in Kent be extra careful.
by Mrs Tortoise
27 Oct 2007, 6:28pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: A thorny issue
Replies: 10
Views: 1694

I have Specialized Nimbus Armadillo tyres, it isn't a problem.
by Mrs Tortoise
27 Oct 2007, 6:26pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclist Abuse
Replies: 29
Views: 5860

I think we all get a bit of this from young men who have brains smaller than a gnat's testicle and intelligence quotients in single figures. I don't understand why they do it in the same way I don't see what they get out of smashing up bus shelters.
by Mrs Tortoise
26 Oct 2007, 8:54pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: LBS - why use them?
Replies: 30
Views: 4497

I will continue to patronise my LBSs because of a sense of loyalty and knowing that it's a two way thing. In the same way that i always take my car to the same garage for servicing and repairs because I know they will help me out when I'm in trouble. I also like the people who run them because they ...
by Mrs Tortoise
26 Oct 2007, 8:33pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: two examples of stupidity....
Replies: 4
Views: 1042

I can only think that cycling in dark clothes and without lights or even reflectives is done because the cyclist concerned has never driven and never realised how truely invisible they are. I always carry a couple of spare pairs of reflective snap-on trouser leg 'clips' - get them free from the Cyc...
by Mrs Tortoise
26 Oct 2007, 8:30pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Nasty Selfish Cyclists who don't give way to pedestrians
Replies: 61
Views: 7672

I'm surprised this old chestnut is still going, but the fact is that passing through red traffic lights, riding on pavements and the wrong way down one way streets is against the law. We can argue about the wrongs or rights of it till the cows come home (or I get to the top off a hill!) but if anyth...
by Mrs Tortoise
10 Oct 2007, 11:03pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: weird dream
Replies: 13
Views: 1755

Parapsychologists reckon that one in four dreams is precognitive Please don't say that means I'm going to buy a small wheeled bike. Then again, 87.4% of all statistics are made up. I would have thought it was much more likely that you felt you weren't making as much progress in something as you fel...
by Mrs Tortoise
10 Oct 2007, 8:42pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: weird dream
Replies: 13
Views: 1755

Parapsychologists reckon that one in four dreams is precognitive and I have certainly experienced some of them. However the one I had where I was out riding with David Millar, I don't think comes into this category!