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by rfryer
17 May 2020, 11:23am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Choice of gravel bike (Newbie)
Replies: 1
Views: 146

Re: Choice of gravel bike (Newbie)

I don't have an opinion on those options. However, in exactly your situation I bought a Vitus Energie VR about a year ago, and have been delighted with it. I bought it primarily as a winter bike, but I've been using it almost exclusively, in preference to a far more expensive carbon road bike. I rea...
by rfryer
17 May 2020, 9:42am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Getting fed up with abuse etc from some motorists.
Replies: 65
Views: 3327

Re: Getting fed up with abuse etc from some motorists.

I have never had such bad experiences a couple of closish passes in the last 12 months but that's all. I think this stupid behaviour is regional. Folk in cars here in Devon are careful and often very friendly and courteous, it was the same back in Oxfordshire Al I agree, I do a lot of cycling aroun...
by rfryer
15 May 2020, 2:03pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Travel Question
Replies: 995
Views: 127601

Re: Cycle Travel Question

I see that Garmin have enabled a new API to get routes onto their devices more easily. See DC Rainmaker's report . Are there any plans to integrate Cycle.travel with this? Yes, definitely - in fact I was on the Garmin forums yesterday asking what's happening. It appears that Garmin are going to mak...
by rfryer
15 May 2020, 7:40am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Travel Question
Replies: 995
Views: 127601

Re: Cycle Travel Question

I see that Garmin have enabled a new API to get routes onto their devices more easily. See DC Rainmaker's report.

Are there any plans to integrate Cycle.travel with this?
by rfryer
13 May 2020, 7:05pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: C19 - Ending The Lockdown
Replies: 778
Views: 22134

Re: C19 - Ending The Lockdown

I'd be doing everything possible to avoid crowded public transport at the moment, though the advice to use face masks should significantly reduce the concentration of virus in the air, and therefore the level of risk. And at the bottom of that article "While I have focused on respiratory expos...
by rfryer
13 May 2020, 5:00pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: C19 - Ending The Lockdown
Replies: 778
Views: 22134

Re: C19 - Ending The Lockdown

Maybe we should do at least some studies before jumping to a toxic wrong conclusion? Here's one, though if you've already decided it's a toxic wrong conclusion there's little point. https://www.nber.org/papers/w27021.pdf And here's another interesting read: https://www.erinbromage.com/post/the-risk...
by rfryer
11 May 2020, 6:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: IGH Drop bar commuting bike
Replies: 22
Views: 1028

Re: IGH Drop bar commuting bike

I've seen the Jtek bar end shifters which for drop bars it looks like the choice is between them or the microshift STI style ones as I can't seem to find a shimano offering. Is there much of a difference between them or are they fairly similar in performance and ease of use. I have experience of us...
by rfryer
6 May 2020, 10:25pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Will You be using the NHS app?
Replies: 94
Views: 2837

Re: Will You be using the NHS app?

Not only is my mobile very old and probably not very smart it spends most of it's time switched off. A lot of areas near where I live have no mobile coverage anyway. In fact a friend 2 miles away from me has no coverage as I have tried to use my phone sometimes when visiting. The app doesn't requir...
by rfryer
1 May 2020, 1:18pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling shorts with a pocket
Replies: 17
Views: 855

Re: Cycling shorts with a pocket

Decathlon do some bib shorts with a pocket on the thigh. Possibly big enough for a small phone, ample for storing my Garmin 1000 between the charger and the bike.
by rfryer
27 Apr 2020, 12:10am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Advice on gears, please! They're not what I remember!
Replies: 172
Views: 6827

Re: Advice on gears, please! They're not what I remember!

I think I'll have to stick to bottom of the range as with Covid-19 around money is tight for various reasons (incl. the joy of having young adults still at home!). Yet another question, please - I'm 168cm 'tall' in bare feet which puts me towards the top of the height suggestion for a "Small&q...
by rfryer
25 Apr 2020, 7:09am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling out of the saddle?
Replies: 49
Views: 1959

Re: Cycling out of the saddle?

I never thought about whether the bike leans or not. I don't very often ride out of the saddle now, but it's just something I do or can do "automatically". It's usually to ride over a small hill without changing down. I'm no expert on this, but I've been observing myself on recent rides. ...
by rfryer
18 Apr 2020, 9:25am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: C19 - Ending The Lockdown
Replies: 778
Views: 22134

Re: C19 - Ending The Lockdown

How about: 10. They've got some ideas, but don't want to get into a media debate about them at this stage because: - there's still opportunities to learn from what other countries are doing - we may learn more about the virus - our strategy may well depend on where we've got in terms of testing and ...
by rfryer
17 Apr 2020, 10:22pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: A letter to councillor for more space for cycling and adhering to C.19 legislation
Replies: 17
Views: 1255

Re: A letter to councillor for more space for cycling and adhering to C.19 legislation

I'm interested in cycling, but I'm afraid that I lost the will to finish your letter. I'd be very concerned that a councillor will be even more likely to give up. I think you need to hook them with the first couple of paragraphs, explaining in short, punchy, easily parsed sentences why they are rea...
by rfryer
16 Apr 2020, 11:11pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: A letter to councillor for more space for cycling and adhering to C.19 legislation
Replies: 17
Views: 1255

Re: A letter to councillor for more space for cycling and adhering to C.19 legislation

I'm interested in cycling, but I'm afraid that I lost the will to finish your letter. I'd be very concerned that a councillor will be even more likely to give up. I think you need to hook them with the first couple of paragraphs, explaining in short, punchy, easily parsed sentences why they are read...