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by arnsider
23 Oct 2017, 4:42pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Chain Reaction Cycles
Replies: 131
Views: 189912

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: 131
Views: 189912

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: 131
Views: 189912

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: 2786

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: 2498

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: 2786

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: 2498

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: 2786

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: 4499

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: 4499

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: 4499

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: 4499

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...
by arnsider
24 Mar 2017, 8:21pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Mobile Phones at the Wheel
Replies: 93
Views: 4499

Re: Mobile Phones at the Wheel

I am amazed that I have to enlarge on my assertion that head phones are a danger to both cyclists and pedestrians alike. Walking or riding on shared paths is a "Safety critical " activity and you need to be able to hear ambient noises both for your own safety and that of others. We rely a ...
by arnsider
23 Mar 2017, 9:51pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Mobile Phones at the Wheel
Replies: 93
Views: 4499

Re: Mobile Phones at the Wheel

Just to put a different slant on all this, I drove down my road this morning and a young guy on a mountain bike was coming up the other way, steering one handed, eyes glued to his mobile that he had in the other hand. One of the biggest dangers that hasn't come under scrutiny is the use of in ear he...
by arnsider
21 Mar 2017, 9:21am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Yorkshire's reet grand - We love Yorkshire
Replies: 169
Views: 32605

Re: Yorkshire's reet grand - We love Yorkshire

Earlier, someone commented on the similarity of Wales and Yorkshire. Well, I certainly agree and nowhere is quite as similar as the quiet valleys of the Black mountains, say over the Gospel Pass from the North, to say the climb south over Fleet Moss, down into Wharfedale. Thank heavens I've never ha...