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by arnsider
4 Nov 2016, 7:33am
Forum: On the road
Topic: A simple pleasure
Replies: 12
Views: 1866

Re: A simple pleasure

Good luck my friend!
I am similarly afflicted with a pot leg.
Fingers crossed that it comes off next week and I will soon be tootling a few Cumbrian miles!
Just the short ride from home to Arnside via Leighton Moss, then around the estuary to Sandside will restore my mojo!
by arnsider
4 Nov 2016, 7:28am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Broken Ankle
Replies: 13
Views: 1704

Re: Broken Ankle

Well, here I am thirty five days after the fracture. I am still in the cast, but see the Orthos next Wednesday and I'm praying it comes off on the day.
by arnsider
4 Nov 2016, 7:23am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Average Speeds over Long Distances
Replies: 53
Views: 4353

Re: Average Speeds over Long Distances

In answer to the OP, the average speed is so subjective as to be infinitely variable and not really relevant outside of competition. If Cycling is to be viewed as more inclusive, then this assumption that everyone needs to maintain a certain speed is frankly divisive. I cycle once or twice a week, o...
by arnsider
20 Oct 2016, 7:27pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Pedal power - the unstoppable growth of cycling
Replies: 28
Views: 3282

Re: Pedal power - the unstoppable growth of cycling

Well, let's face it, Public transport will always trump cycle provision. I'm serious here. I would reckon that tram lines could be lethal if your front wheel goes into a slot. I would suggest they are plainly an unacceptable risk to a cyclist and should be out of bounds. Whether we like it or not, d...
by arnsider
20 Oct 2016, 4:03pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Pedal power - the unstoppable growth of cycling
Replies: 28
Views: 3282

Re: Pedal power - the unstoppable growth of cycling

Yes! How on earth do you cope with tram tracks?
It's bad enough riding on slippery, newly rained on tarmac, but the added wet and potentially lethal Slots must be a nightmare.
It begs the question should it be illegal to ride bicycles in roads that have tramlines?
by arnsider
18 Oct 2016, 11:21pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Pedal power - the unstoppable growth of cycling
Replies: 28
Views: 3282

Re: Pedal power - the unstoppable growth of cycling

Well, I do concure, though I did my innner city cycling in Bristol. I did a little commuting, but since I am self employed, I had only limited scope as some journeys were too far outside of the city. The biggest boon to city cycling is not having to find and pay parking fees. I used to cycle into Br...
by arnsider
17 Oct 2016, 2:59pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Pedal power - the unstoppable growth of cycling
Replies: 28
Views: 3282

Re: Pedal power - the unstoppable growth of cycling

I hate to appear superior, but anyone who cycles in and around London must be very brave and very long suffering. Thankfully, all my riding has been done in some of the UK's loveliest countryside, away from traffic congestion, clogged up villages and small towns and rat run mentality. The UK's big r...
by arnsider
17 Oct 2016, 2:47pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Adaptations for gear changes
Replies: 10
Views: 767

Re: Adaptations for gear changes

A useful video.
I have Bar End Shifters on my tourer.
You have the option of indexing the shift or relying on friction and audial lack of clatter.
If you fix the shifter to indexing, you need to tune the shift more precisely.
by arnsider
11 Oct 2016, 7:10am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Loyn Bridge Gressingham to Hornby
Replies: 11
Views: 2672

Re: Loyn Bridge Gressingham to Hornby

The parapet stones have been loosened and made dangerous resulting in another closure of this strategic Lune Crossing. The nearest upstream crossing is at Kirkby Lonsdale and downstream at Crook of Lune (Woody's) The earliest re opening seems to be late December. I cross this bridge frequently and t...
by arnsider
9 Oct 2016, 11:04am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Cycling glasses
Replies: 17
Views: 2190

Re: Cycling glasses

I work in Civil Engineering and many sites I go on use Bolle Safety Glasses.
I have clear and dark glasses by Bolle.
They are very well made and inexpensive, costing a fraction of designer labels
They also come in a variety of styles and are available with prescription lenses.
by arnsider
6 Oct 2016, 2:41pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Broken Ankle
Replies: 13
Views: 1704

Re: Broken Ankle

Well, that is very encouraging.
I am six days in plaster and cannot yet bear any weight on my duff leg.
I don't think I will need metal work as the X ray comments did not suggest such.
I will copy your comments to the hospital Doc and many thanks.
by arnsider
6 Oct 2016, 11:07am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Broken Ankle
Replies: 13
Views: 1704

Broken Ankle

I broke my left Ankle walking down off Penyghent, the Sunday of the Three Peaks Cyclo Cross race. It is the lower fibula/lateral malleolus. Has anyone had a similar fracture on here and does anyone know what sort of recovery time to expect before I can start cycling? I am a big guy, 66 years old and...
by arnsider
6 Oct 2016, 10:37am
Forum: On the road
Topic: It's that time of year again: hedge clippings
Replies: 22
Views: 2580

Re: It's that time of year again: hedge clippings

These flail type hedge trimmers are lethal and should be much more closely regulated in use. Farmers take on hedge trimming I believe on contract from local councils and there is little if any supervision. Signage is routinely not placed and the clippings are never swept up. There is a real danger t...
by arnsider
6 Oct 2016, 10:30am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Dangerous groups on Sportives
Replies: 64
Views: 8159

Re: Dangerous groups on Sportives

Interesting post. I have done a fair bit of group riding, singled out and in bunches. The other week I was out with my local CTC branch on a fifty five mile ride on the Fylde. On the home straight, the leaders wife asked me not approach on her inside. It got me thinking that some riders might not we...
by arnsider
3 Jun 2016, 7:41am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Talgarth to Abergavenny
Replies: 12
Views: 976

Re: Talgarth to Abergavenny

Well, I haven't cycled any of that, but someone else on here will no doubt be able to help.