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by David
30 Jan 2007, 9:02am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: White Lines
Replies: 15
Views: 3888

My ride into town includes a short section of Dual Carriageway and I always used to ride to the left of the line, or on it when dry, but since one day when, due to a moments lack of concentration, I found myself faced with making an instant decision between coming to a sticky end by hitting a large...
by David
30 Jan 2007, 8:43am
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: computer skills
Replies: 9
Views: 3877

Re: computer skills

I know this is not directly to do with the forum but can anyone reccomend a website that helps teach computer skills to beginners? :) Probably better to look at your local FE colleges, community groups etc. They often run basic training sessions. A lot of them are free or heavily subsidised. I set ...
by David
30 Jan 2007, 8:35am
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Cannot return from a link
Replies: 17
Views: 7289

Eyup TC, I can't duplicate it either, however one question to ask is how much RAM has your PC got ? I was out installing a PC for my Aunt the other day and her browser would not work with BT's yahoo mail because it had insufficient memory (256MB was not enough). If you are short of memory, you could...
by David
29 Jan 2007, 8:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: A Mystery Clicking noise while riding
Replies: 14
Views: 2209

So it wasn't on your left side then :-)
by David
29 Jan 2007, 8:54pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Bl***y Cyclists
Replies: 29
Views: 4764

But surely, if you got to the front of the queue everybody else must have got past the cyclists so was the obstruction that great really ?

Did you see they were three abreast all the time ?

Just playing Satan's solicitor here :twisted:
by David
29 Jan 2007, 8:44pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Silly signs
Replies: 45
Views: 9459

I remember "Safety Glasses must be worn at all times".
by David
28 Jan 2007, 10:18am
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: copying a thread
Replies: 7
Views: 3040

TC, I don't think there is. The admin will be able to set the default messages per page but from my (quick) check there doesn't appear to be a way for you to set the page limit. I would expect there to be an option at the bottom where you can change the display order or in your preferences but there...
by David
27 Jan 2007, 9:34pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Water, water everywhere nor any drop to drink
Replies: 20
Views: 5030

Mick F wrote:Mick Fatty. Cornwall


I'm sure there's an R missing somewhere ...
by David
27 Jan 2007, 5:33pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Water, water everywhere nor any drop to drink
Replies: 20
Views: 5030

And there's no Bird's so you've made a right pudding of yourself. Has anyone spotted dick yet ?
by David
27 Jan 2007, 1:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Putting LED bulbs into Dynamo Lighting Systems
Replies: 5
Views: 1060

No need for a rectifier at all with a dynamo, just use two LED's in reverse parallel, one lights on +ve cycles, the other lights on -ve cycle. Just choose the correct resistor to limit the current. I'm currently looking at modifiying Emily's lights in this way. Must do some surfing :-)
by David
27 Jan 2007, 1:23pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Potholes
Replies: 14
Views: 4179

When out cycling, you are acutely aware of how bad the roads are <rant>Why is it that road construction companies can put down a beautiful smooth stretch of tarmac for cars to drive on yet seem incapable of performing the same feat for cycle paths ?</rant>. I notice every little dimple, every broken...
by David
27 Jan 2007, 10:12am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Congratulations to Daniel Cadden
Replies: 32
Views: 9685

I hate to think of the money expended -- all due to some "plod" who was feeling a bit "liverish" and decided to "pull rank" on an innocent member of the public. Probably can't wholly blame the Police. Perhaps they should have spent a bit more time thinking about what t...
by David
26 Jan 2007, 4:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: A Mystery Clicking noise while riding
Replies: 14
Views: 2209

Can you feel it click in your foot ? Are your cleats tight ? Is your crank tight ? Check for a bit of play on the pedal spindle. I have had pedals do this with a bit of use and cured the problem by adjusting them. Some pedals are not adjustable though. If you can't find the problem, you could always...
by David
26 Jan 2007, 12:23pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How much cycling do you have to do to lose weight
Replies: 34
Views: 6391

I have problems swimming - no fat to aid bouyancy, no upper body strength due to cycling, dense muscle mass in my legs due to cycling - I struggle along kicking like mad at 45 degrees :-( ASCII art follows :-


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by David
26 Jan 2007, 10:29am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How much cycling do you have to do to lose weight
Replies: 34
Views: 6391

Being a skinny beanpole, I was shocked last year when I hit the 11 stone mark. I have been unable to get back to my more normal 10.5 stone despite doing more cycling. At least with some of you, losing the weight shows. I see nothing. Muscle is denser than fat so as you build muscle and lose fat, you...