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by arnsider
30 Nov 2017, 9:37pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Portishead to Clevedon
Replies: 10
Views: 1014

Re: Portishead to Clevedon

It's a nice ride along the coast road, past Sugarloaf Bay, the old Nautical School and on past Redcliffe Bay.
There is a bit of collar work going this way, but on a good day, the views out across the estuary are superb.
by arnsider
25 Oct 2017, 7:49am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Chain Reaction Cycles
Replies: 125
Views: 174626

Re: Chain Reaction Cycles

Looking at this thread, there are good reviews and bad reviews of CRC.
That says one thing.
Their customer service is inconsistent, in other words their philosophy is fine but they cannot manage it.
by arnsider
23 Oct 2017, 5:39pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Chain Reaction Cycles
Replies: 125
Views: 174626

Re: Chain Reaction Cycles

Well, I got into the chat queue at five and it took them 30 minutes to get back to me with the news that I'd been refunded.
Shame they didn't have the courtesy to reply to my e mails or advise the refund.
End of!
by arnsider
23 Oct 2017, 4:42pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Chain Reaction Cycles
Replies: 125
Views: 174626

Re: Chain Reaction Cycles

Well, I just came back from a short ride and no e mails from them and chat line still busy.
They are just having a laugh.
by arnsider
23 Oct 2017, 1:19pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Chain Reaction Cycles
Replies: 125
Views: 174626

Re: Chain Reaction Cycles

In addition, There Web Site tells you to keep trying if their chat line is busy!
As if their customers have time to wait for their Tardy reaction!
by arnsider
23 Oct 2017, 1:03pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Chain Reaction Cycles
Replies: 125
Views: 174626

Re: Chain Reaction Cycles

I went online to order a 26 inch tyre. Chain Reaction had a sponsored ad in Google search headlining 26 inch Shwalbe tyres. The item page quoted 700 size and I missed that. My contention is that if I go online for a 26 inch tyre and I get directed by a sponsored ad quoting 26 inch tyres, I should be...
by arnsider
14 Jun 2017, 8:34am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Plantar Fasciitis
Replies: 15
Views: 2397

Re: Plantar Fasciitis

I will certainly try stiffer boots. I have three pairs. A fabric pair which are built on a Scarpa Last, A medium weight pair of Scarpas and heavy, winter Scarpa. Saturdays walk was in the fabric ones, so on that reckoning, I should leave those off. I am going to Snowdonia next week and I will try my...
by arnsider
12 Jun 2017, 10:02am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Northern Trains - Newcastle to Ravenglass
Replies: 8
Views: 2442

Re: Northern Trains - Newcastle to Ravenglass

Well, the guards vans are fine when you can open the double doors!
I tried in vain to get them open at Grange and even with the help of the guard, we failed.
The driver eventually jumped out of the loco cab and came to our rescue.
Take note Northern. Get some WD40 on them doors!!!!
by arnsider
12 Jun 2017, 9:52am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Plantar Fasciitis
Replies: 15
Views: 2397

Re: Plantar Fasciitis

Well, it's perplexing how different activity produces opposing results. Saturday afternoon, I walked no more than two miles around the shore at the back of my place on Morecambe Bay. I wore fabric boots with superfeet green insoles with the 4 mm wedge on the right. I struggled towards the end and wa...
by arnsider
9 Jun 2017, 7:54am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Northern Trains - Newcastle to Ravenglass
Replies: 8
Views: 2442

Re: Northern Trains - Newcastle to Ravenglass

I use Northern to Ravenglass from the South via Barrow. I ride over Birker, Stickle Pike and Woodland and return home from Ulverston on a return ticket.
I have never had any problems on early trains.
Most of the North bound stock is old 142's with plenty of bike stowage.
by arnsider
9 Jun 2017, 7:48am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Plantar Fasciitis
Replies: 15
Views: 2397

Plantar Fasciitis

Last September, I broke my left ankle Hill Walking and was in plaster for six weeks. I am overweight and carrying all my weight on my right foot gave me Plantar Fasciitis. I have been back on the bike a lot with regular 40-50 mile hilly rides. I actually felt a small tear back in Spring whilst out o...
by arnsider
28 Mar 2017, 1:56pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Mobile Phones at the Wheel
Replies: 93
Views: 4384

Re: Mobile Phones at the Wheel

Carry on splitting hairs my friend, I'm sure it's what makes you tick!
by arnsider
28 Mar 2017, 8:13am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Mobile Phones at the Wheel
Replies: 93
Views: 4384

Re: Mobile Phones at the Wheel

Well, you are entitled to your opinion, as are others on here. As to gizmos that blast music into my ears, I think the idea is abominable. I cycle in large part because I like the countryside, especial at this time of the year with lambs bleating and birds calling. A very large element of cycling pl...
by arnsider
27 Mar 2017, 9:28pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Mobile Phones at the Wheel
Replies: 93
Views: 4384

Re: Mobile Phones at the Wheel

Listen my friend, you do exactly what you want in respect of what you have in your ears. I prefer to be fully aware, but hey it's your funeral!
by arnsider
27 Mar 2017, 10:19am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Mobile Phones at the Wheel
Replies: 93
Views: 4384

Re: Mobile Phones at the Wheel

Well, if I was walking along a shared path with all ambient noise drowned out by music, I would not hear anything behind me and could easily stray into the path of a cyclist. Equally, if I was cycling along with same music on my ears, I would not hear a large HGV approaching. If you consider both lo...