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by Colin_P
26 Apr 2015, 4:07pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Why we need to spend less on the NHS
Replies: 79
Views: 3582

Re: Why we need to spend less on the NHS

A difficult subject for me. I'm 44 and rely on the NHS for my very survival. I had a close call with a viral infection which could happen to anyone, and does. That viral infection went for my heart and left scarring on it. I now have an expensive device embedded in my chest and connected to my heart...
by Colin_P
12 Apr 2015, 10:37am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Aldi on Sunday 12/4/15 inc. Garmin Edge 200
Replies: 46
Views: 4452

Re: Aldi on Sunday 12/4/15 inc. Garmin Edge 200

I've had my edge 200 for almost a year now and still think it is a fantastic bit of kit. Uploadingand analysing the data after a ride extends the whole experience. You can also export your data from the Garmin site (the Garmin site is £free) in a .CSV format so you can further analyse it in a spread...
by Colin_P
17 Mar 2015, 1:10am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: IMPLANTED CARDIOVERTER DEFIBRILLATORS.
Replies: 96
Views: 23505

Re: IMPLANTED CARDIOVERTER DEFIBRILLATORS.

Just checking into this thread and obviously to ask; Rick, how are you ? I seem to be going through a fairly quiet period so it appears the drugs are doing their job. I'm still out there on the bike but not really doing too much but most importantly am out there! If anyone who reads this and has hea...
by Colin_P
19 Feb 2015, 11:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Future tech, could 12 spd solve the touring cassette problem
Replies: 70
Views: 4083

Re: Future tech, could 12 spd solve the touring cassette pro

I'm quite happy with eight cogs at the back, three at the front and a nice robust chain.
by Colin_P
3 Dec 2014, 1:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Recommendation for wireless cycle computer
Replies: 33
Views: 4369

Re: Recommendation for wireless cycle computer

You both of course should now to get onto Strava so we can all compare efforts. It is a fantastic thing and its free.

The 200 is a nice gadget isn't it and as I mentioned way back in this thread and has been reiterated by Highkicker, I regret not getting one sooner.
by Colin_P
2 Dec 2014, 4:38pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: If money was not an issue...
Replies: 105
Views: 5336

Re: If money was not an issue...

Money no object. Then being able to afford to give up work and actually get out and cycle more would be a good start.
by Colin_P
30 Nov 2014, 2:11pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Pythagoras
Replies: 44
Views: 1997

Re: Pythagoras

N+1

Where N is the number of........ :wink:
by Colin_P
30 Nov 2014, 1:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Recommendation for wireless cycle computer
Replies: 33
Views: 4369

Re: Recommendation for wireless cycle computer

Is the edge 200 suitable for Audax? Can a .gpx file be downloaded and then followed on the unit? I take it if does you just follow an arrow? Thanks. Sam You can but it is only a breadcrumb trail. I've tried using it on my 200 and got lost. I think you would need to spend some more and get the 'tour...
by Colin_P
28 Nov 2014, 1:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Recommendation for wireless cycle computer
Replies: 33
Views: 4369

Re: Recommendation for wireless cycle computer

Whatever this black friday nonsense is, halfords are doing the edge 200's for £65 today !
by Colin_P
26 Nov 2014, 1:58pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Third Molar....Foot On Chest Job !
Replies: 8
Views: 735

Re: Third Molar....Foot On Chest Job !

I know how you feel. I was working on site in Stratford Upon Avon once, many miles from home. Raging toothache, I am a dentist baby and don't like to go. It got so bad I thought I'd have to get it sorted and pay whatever it would take to get rid of the pain. I was walking along the high street looki...
by Colin_P
21 Nov 2014, 6:32pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How central must front lamp be?
Replies: 21
Views: 1901

Re: How central must front lamp be?

I've still got a bike with a brazed on lug for a lamp bracket on the right hand fork. It was where you put your Ever ready light. I think they had it right.
by Colin_P
18 Nov 2014, 2:08pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: IMPLANTED CARDIOVERTER DEFIBRILLATORS.
Replies: 96
Views: 23505

Re: IMPLANTED CARDIOVERTER DEFIBRILLATORS.

Blimey. Are you to be in hospital for the full six weeks? And three whacks, were they in succession for a single event or was there a bit of time between? Either way, they are not very nice. The shock itself isn't as bad as you read about, well for me it isn't anyway but what is is what it signifies...
by Colin_P
14 Nov 2014, 7:04pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Bike Milage Log Record
Replies: 24
Views: 2101

Re: Bike Milage Log Record

For any of you that use GPS's and Strava, there is a plugin called Veloviewer which orders and structures your data in a copy and paste'able format so you can get it into a spread sheet.

More stats than you can shake a stick at.
by Colin_P
14 Nov 2014, 5:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Recommendation for wireless cycle computer
Replies: 33
Views: 4369

Re: Recommendation for wireless cycle computer

I'm a fairly traditional type so I've surprised myself by using an app by Runtastic. I've downloaded an app for £3 and you can tailor make it to the enth degree. It also syncs with your laptop. Lovely toys these iPhones. My 4gs was free with an Orange contract. The app works offline too and I plug ...
by Colin_P
14 Nov 2014, 5:40pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Recommendation for wireless cycle computer
Replies: 33
Views: 4369

Re: Recommendation for wireless cycle computer

geocycle wrote:What's the battery life on the garmin 200?


I think it is about 10 hours on a charge without the back light on.

I've never used used mine for more than two hours.