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by LollyKat
19 Jun 2011, 2:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which Rain Cape - Rotrax or Carradice Pro-route?
Replies: 37
Views: 6844

Re: Rain cape - Rotrax or Carradice Pro-route?

chris667 wrote:I've never tried this, but if you were budget-minded would an army surplus poncho work? Most of them are quite heavy, and most are less than £10.

They don't seem to come in bright colours, though - IMO a must in modern traffic, particularly in the rain.
by LollyKat
18 Jun 2011, 8:21pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Depressing commuting statistics...
Replies: 51
Views: 3268

Re: Depressing commuting statistics...

Huh! It depends where you live. I'm in Glasgow and those kind of stats just make me laugh. I regularly get wet, even though I can sometimes be flexible about timing.
by LollyKat
17 Jun 2011, 10:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which Rain Cape - Rotrax or Carradice Pro-route?
Replies: 37
Views: 6844

Re: Rain cape - Rotrax or Carradice Pro-route?

I wonder how they work in practice? The trouble is not being able to try them on first - I can't even find a picture of the sleeved one being used on a bike.
by LollyKat
17 Jun 2011, 10:18pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: cable help.
Replies: 7
Views: 475

Re: cable help.

There are instructions how to do it here for 105 - but I imagine it is the same for Tiagra
by LollyKat
17 Jun 2011, 5:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which Rain Cape - Rotrax or Carradice Pro-route?
Replies: 37
Views: 6844

Re: Rain cape - Rotrax or Carradice Pro-route?

At £9.99 the Argos cape made by Raleigh does the job very well and is excellent value, why pay more? 1. because it has a hood, which gets in the way of looking round -- I prefer a separate cap 2. because the material is very light and flaps in the wind. I'm looking for something that will hold its ...
by LollyKat
17 Jun 2011, 4:05pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which Rain Cape - Rotrax or Carradice Pro-route?
Replies: 37
Views: 6844

Re: Rain cape - Rotrax or Carradice Pro-route?

Thanks - I've emailed them with some questions.
by LollyKat
17 Jun 2011, 12:51pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Maximum Heart Rate
Replies: 47
Views: 4255

Re: Maximum Heart Rate

My Doctor is a MTB nut, always falling off and in his 50's keeping up with the youngsters. The last time I cycled with him in a group I pointed out that my heart rate was continually going well over my age maximum he said "turn that 'b' thing off, you'll frighten yourself to death". His a...
by LollyKat
17 Jun 2011, 12:42pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Maximum Heart Rate
Replies: 47
Views: 4255

Re: Maximum Heart Rate

If you can't find a friendly sports physiologist, then you could have a go at measuring it yourself. For example: http://www.runnersworld.co.uk/general/heart-rate-training-find-your-maximum-heart-rate/181.html but you will need to substitute cycling for running - using a static cycle would be best....
by LollyKat
17 Jun 2011, 10:16am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which Rain Cape - Rotrax or Carradice Pro-route?
Replies: 37
Views: 6844

Re: Rain cape - Rotrax or Carradice Pro-route?

Where did she get the Rotrax one? I am thinking of getting a cape (used to use one in the 70s) but am swithering between the different ones currently available. The Carradice one looks good but may be a bit big for my 5'6" height.
by LollyKat
15 Jun 2011, 8:58pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tired Legs - Sugar?
Replies: 29
Views: 3186

Re: Tired Legs - Sugar?

That is a really helpful explanation - many thanks. It also confirms that Mrs R2's muesli bars are indeed rocket fuel :D.
by LollyKat
13 Jun 2011, 10:30pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Glasgow to some islands - questions
Replies: 27
Views: 2412

Re: Glasgow to some islands - questions

Here is the timetable for the Tayvallich-Jura ferry - it is not very frequent! http://www.jurapassengerferry.com/
by LollyKat
13 Jun 2011, 8:03pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Maximum Heart Rate
Replies: 47
Views: 4255

Re: Maximum Heart Rate

If I stuck to the rule of thumb for determining max heart rate, I wouldn't get very far as a "mature" cyclist. This page has some useful suggestions, also on training.
by LollyKat
12 Jun 2011, 3:18pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Glasgow to some islands - questions
Replies: 27
Views: 2412

Re: Glasgow to some islands - questions

I have ridden over Glen Lean and the direct road to Otter Ferry - both are asphalted and are spectacular roads. There is a long, straight screaming descent to Otter Ferry and if your brakes aren't good you will end up in the middle of Loch Fyne... You could go through Glen Lean, then aim for the Por...
by LollyKat
11 Jun 2011, 10:32pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Thinking of doing LEJOG
Replies: 12
Views: 1206

Re: Thinking of doing LEJOG

Whatever happened to good old maps? Indeed. Barts is long gone and now that the OS has discontinued its Travelmaster series of 1:100,000 I can't find any maps as good for longer distance touring. The Landrangers have too large a scale so that you cycle off them too quickly, and other map producers ...
by LollyKat
9 Jun 2011, 3:41pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Helmet lights
Replies: 4
Views: 291

Re: Helmet lights

Thanks.I wondered if you could get rechargeable ones - I think it's possible