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by Tizme
12 Jan 2018, 3:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Enlarging Text on a Garmin 800
Replies: 4
Views: 255

Enlarging Text on a Garmin 800

I frequently plot my planned ride on my computer, download to my Garmin 800 and pootle off, ignoring time/distance and following the map, I try not to worry about how fast I'm going (a throwback to when I was competing in triathlons and every ride had to be within a certain speed/heart rate/cadence ...
by Tizme
12 Jan 2018, 1:41pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: When is a collision not a collision
Replies: 20
Views: 1789

Re: When is a collision not a collision

by reohn2 wrote One thing I do know from experience is that I'm sick of cars and vans overtaking me when I'm in the middle of the road and signalling clearly to turn right when those cars and vans have had enough room to overtake on my nearside or wait until I've turned,I've also on a number of occ...
by Tizme
8 Jan 2018, 1:08pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Edge Sports
Replies: 1
Views: 2097

Edge Sports

Edge Sports are the sole UK distributors for Juin Tech disc brakes (https://www.edgesportsuk.com/store/juin-tech-r1-hydraulic-cable-pull-disc-brake-set-black-cyclocross-road.html). I think they are a brilliant bit of kit, however they are the one and only disc brakes I have, so I cannot say how good...
by Tizme
6 Jan 2018, 12:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mudguards for Sonder Camino
Replies: 16
Views: 1488

Re: Mudguards for Sonder Camino

Sounds a bit disappointing, I was looking at the F&F AL version for a self build, might have to rethink if mudguards wont fit. If it is not too off topic, will the Camino take a double or a triple chainset? The versions they build all seem to use a single chain-ring, again apologies if that is t...
by Tizme
4 Jan 2018, 7:49pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Dealing with verbal abuse
Replies: 58
Views: 3107

Re: Dealing with verbal abuse

I really hate shared use paths and avoid using them whenever possible. The new bridge in Barnstaple has quite narrow lanes, double white lines and a 30mph limit, however I have had some really unpleasant experiences on the few occasions when I've used it, the general thinking of drivers, it would ap...
by Tizme
4 Jan 2018, 12:47pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Folding touring tire
Replies: 6
Views: 469

Re: Folding touring tire

Being pedantic, is it not tyre in real English? :wink:
by Tizme
22 Dec 2017, 5:32pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: 2 abreast riding
Replies: 60
Views: 5412

Re: 2 abreast riding

Resurrecting a slightly old discussion, as the subject of passing cyclists came up in a chat with someone whilst walking our dogs. The other person was commenting on how fast and close drivers will pass walkers on a road without a pavement (quite a bit in and around our village). The other person th...
by Tizme
10 Dec 2017, 7:17pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Near miss on busy road - plea for good lights!!
Replies: 112
Views: 5025

Re: Near miss on busy road - plea for good lights!!

Kwackers wrote: IMO if you don't commute regularly on busy roads during rush hour then you probably don't have a clue what the real issues are. I think this is very true, since retiring I have been able to choose where and when I ride, picking non-rush hours and looking for much quieter roads. I fo...
by Tizme
10 Dec 2017, 6:40pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Near miss on busy road - plea for good lights!!
Replies: 112
Views: 5025

Re: Near miss on busy road - plea for good lights!!

I have cycled along a country road at night with a VERY bright light, needed as there was no street lighting and the previous week I had come head to front wheel with a deer! I also had another light on my cycle helmet, I was the only "vehicle" on the road, yet it did not stop a driver pul...
by Tizme
8 Dec 2017, 2:43pm
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: School trying to make helmets compulsory
Replies: 312
Views: 18569

Re: School trying to make helmets compulsory

We have VERY low beams in our bedroom - I REALLY do need to wear a helmet getting out of the bed sometimes. :lol:
by Tizme
8 Dec 2017, 2:40pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: "Well man" clinics
Replies: 32
Views: 1573

Re: "Well man" clinics

I have had one invite to date, which I attended. During the check I was subjected to a fair bit of tutting as I had smoked during my youth, so around 40 years since I last had a cigarette. The fact that since quitting I have always maintained a high level of fitness and managed to run 13 marathons (...
by Tizme
2 Dec 2017, 9:27pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Must overtake, bicycle...
Replies: 105
Views: 11913

Re: Must overtake, bicycle...

I must admit I have got to the stage where drivers actions have affected my view of cycling. Until I retired I commuted most days and "had to" cycle, now I have retired I really consider where I am going to ride, the time of day and the amount of traffic I am likely to encounter. Yesterday...
by Tizme
22 Oct 2017, 6:40pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Reckless behaviour
Replies: 14
Views: 1131

Re: Reckless behaviour

I think the "hipsters" referred to the "cool guys looking cool, doing things all cool guys do" :roll:
by Tizme
2 Oct 2017, 6:24pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Bike stolen and retrieved - extraordinary day!
Replies: 75
Views: 5544

Re: Bike stolen and retrieved - extraordinary day!

Once while at work I was informed that a Royal Marine was beating ten bells out of a young naval rating just outside the establishment gate. I strolled out to find out what was going on, to be informed by said RM (a corporal) that the young rating had stolen his very expensive mountain bike and he w...