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by Euskadi
13 Nov 2015, 4:31pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Fractured collarbone
Replies: 14
Views: 1295

Re: Fractured collarbone

Thanks! Will enquire about local spinning classes as don't have a turbo.
by Euskadi
13 Nov 2015, 4:16pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Fractured collarbone
Replies: 14
Views: 1295

Fractured collarbone

I fractured my collarbone last Monday cycling around Richmond Park. I will be following the medical advice from my local GP and fracture clinic, but I wondered if anyone else reading this who has fractured a collarbone could post how long it took them before they were able to ride again? I am really...
by Euskadi
13 Feb 2015, 6:03pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: help with a route
Replies: 6
Views: 1563

help with a route

A very close friend of mine committed suicide nearly a year ago now and a friend and I have decided to do a cycle ride to raise money for a mental health charity. His name was Zane so I have come up with an idea to basically cycle a 'Z' on the map of England. The route needs to be about 50 miles a d...
by Euskadi
12 Mar 2012, 2:22pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Times CycleSafe - map your local hazards
Replies: 44
Views: 3797

Re: Times CycleSafe - map your local hazards

I've just highlighted the Junction at Lavender Hill and Latchmere Road in Clapham. North bound traffic waits at traffic lights in 2 lanes. Latchmere Road is one lane heading down towards the river. Cars speed off when the lights hit green. Drivers on the right hand lane trying to get in front of dri...
by Euskadi
10 Mar 2012, 8:44am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Century rides
Replies: 54
Views: 14287

Re: Century rides

Did this one recently... Clapham (London), Richmond Park, Kingston, Surbiton, A243 to Dorking, Box Hill, Betchworth, Leigh, Charlwood, Pound Hill, Turners Hill, Sharpthorne, Coleman's Hatch, Kidds Hill, Hever, Four Elms, Toys Hill, Hookwood, Titsey, Titsey Hill, Purley, Streatham, Wandsworth and bac...
by Euskadi
26 Dec 2011, 11:27am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycling today
Replies: 13
Views: 1759

Re: Cycling today

I cycled 25 miles return trip from Lisburn to Antrim on Christmas Eve, wind speed was 19 mph and it was raining. For anyone that knows the Antrim plateau the climb out of Lambeg to Dundrod is hilly and with gusting strong winds reasonably dangerous, but what a ride! Out in the elements, a fantastic ...
by Euskadi
5 Dec 2011, 7:47pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Off duty copper gets knocked off his bike. Hit n run.
Replies: 65
Views: 4466

Re: Off duty copper gets knocked off his bike. Hit n run.

There isn't any place for name calling and I think all the moderators do an excellent job. I also think the police try their best to do a very difficult and stressful job. They make mistakes, but they get picked up on them and by and large seem determined to continuously improve the quality of the s...
by Euskadi
30 Nov 2011, 8:06am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Militant shouters
Replies: 29
Views: 2072

Re: Militant shouters

Rules/regulations/guidelines are in place to try and stop people from deciding they know best and they can be trusted to see people/other road users coming and make the right judgement call 100% of the time, and trust the people you are passing to make the right judgement call 100% of the time.
by Euskadi
31 Oct 2011, 7:13pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: why no lights?
Replies: 106
Views: 6611

Re: why no lights?

My route to work takes me along dark country lanes with no street lights. It seems it's up to me to avoid all the unlit walkers runners and cyclists. I totally sympathise with your frustrations, it amazes me to see people cycling in fast moving London traffic without lights in the dusk or dark + cr...
by Euskadi
22 Oct 2011, 9:55am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Gloating...I know I shouldn't...but....
Replies: 26
Views: 2229

Re: Gloating...I know I shouldn't...but....

I don't drive, but I never have the 'why am I doing this when I could be in a nice warm car' thoughts in winter/poor weather. I know that when I get to my destination I can have a nice warm shower, a change of clothes, and I'll be feeling good. Unlike motorists, who I can't see ever feeling good stu...
by Euskadi
1 Oct 2011, 3:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: High flange hubs
Replies: 5
Views: 514

Re: High flange hubs

Cheers PW, great tip, and I see they have a very nice looking one on ebay at the moment! First appeared in 1967, so very appropriate too :D Thanks also to landriver, the link is actually to a track hub (different threading needed for freewheel), but thanks for taking the trouble to have a look for m...
by Euskadi
1 Oct 2011, 8:59am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: High flange hubs
Replies: 5
Views: 514

High flange hubs

I'm rebuilding a 1967 Holdsworth Super Mistral. I still have one Airlite high flange front hub, but need a rear. I know I can wait and look on ebay for a vintage Airlite hub, but are there any modern high flange hubs (for 120mm spacing) anyone can recommend? Just for some extra detail I've decided t...
by Euskadi
26 Aug 2011, 8:47am
Forum: On the road
Topic: A rant about cycling in London
Replies: 21
Views: 1902

Re: A rant about cycling in London

I am a London cyclist that has been commuting for many years. Road awareness and sense of responsibility to other road users is poor amongst all road users. I regularly get thanked now (out of surprise) when I wait at zebra crossings because people have to look again to make sure they aren't going t...
by Euskadi
25 Aug 2011, 9:03pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: McDonald's drive through?
Replies: 37
Views: 3838

Re: McDonald's drive through?

There are huge factories with thousands of cows which never see the light of day at one end and a meat packaging plant at the other. Was the chicken that laid you egg free-range? Did the pig which produced the pork have enough room or was in able to root around in a field? Such is the emphasis on e...
by Euskadi
24 Aug 2011, 8:47pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: McDonald's drive through?
Replies: 37
Views: 3838

Re: McDonald's drive through?

Economies of scale because of the factory farmed produce and the ground up animal bits that make up their 'meat'?