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by DavidT
26 Aug 2013, 11:44am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Shimano RT32 SPD Shoes
Replies: 1
Views: 1130

Re: Shimano RT32 SPD Shoes

I have a previous version of the same shoe - the RT30. I always take a 43, size 9 (and I mean - always) but with these I needed a 45. Whilst looking to buy these shoes I learnt a lesson, for me at any rate, that it was pointless trying to buy cycling shoes over the internet. I found myself spending ...
by DavidT
24 Aug 2013, 5:33pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Undiscovered touring gems?
Replies: 32
Views: 3625

Re: Undiscovered touring gems?

The Leicestershire Wolds, Vale of Belvoir and Vale of Trent. This is where i do most of my riding. There are some delightful villages that would be honeypots if they were in the Cotswolds. The roads are virtually deserted. There are rolling hills north of Rutland Water, going up towards Belvoir Cas...
by DavidT
23 Aug 2013, 11:52pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: New "Roadcraft" manual
Replies: 2
Views: 1400

Re: New "Roadcraft" manual

Good point about the motorcycle version which I didn't mention :oops:
by DavidT
23 Aug 2013, 11:09pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: New "Roadcraft" manual
Replies: 2
Views: 1400

New "Roadcraft" manual

I know there are a number of advanced drivers on this forum. You (and others) may be interested to know that the latest and updated Roadcraft manual (Police drivers and advanced driving textbook) has just been published. The first major revamp since 2007.

http://www.roadcraft.co.uk/roadcraft-2
by DavidT
23 Aug 2013, 10:48pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: IMPLANTED CARDIOVERTER DEFIBRILLATORS.
Replies: 96
Views: 23514

Re: IMPLANTED CARDIOVERTER DEFIBRILLATORS.

I'd like to address Michael42s comments, although I hope I have interpreted your points correctly. Apologies in advance if not. You seem to be suggesting that one should only listen to medical practitioners and avoid a possible trap of listening to anecdotes that only reinforce what you want to hear...
by DavidT
20 Aug 2013, 10:24pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: IMPLANTED CARDIOVERTER DEFIBRILLATORS.
Replies: 96
Views: 23514

Re: IMPLANTED CARDIOVERTER DEFIBRILLATORS.

Hi Colin

I can't help regarding an ICD, but I do have a pacemaker. PM sent. All good stuff. :D

Best wishes
David
by DavidT
15 Aug 2013, 8:45pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: BBC perpetuating "road tax" myth
Replies: 73
Views: 20611

Re: From the BBC - the "Road Tax" debate

Gosh, a civilised and accurate account of VED on a news website? I'm shocked! That makes me happy, +1. Given that the BBC is typically vilified around this forum as soon as they get one word out of place regarding cyclists, isn't this article rather refreshing and deserving of some credit? Surely u...
by DavidT
10 Aug 2013, 5:46pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: It's finally happened to me.
Replies: 36
Views: 6047

Re: It's finally happened to me.

Very late to this post, due to holidays etc, but just to express my sympathies with you over the incident Hexholme and I'm pleased that you have obtained a satisfactory outcome. Thanks for keeping us updated. You mentioned you had the option to chose a remedy and chose a Bikeability course? What sco...
by DavidT
9 Aug 2013, 9:47pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: PEDESTRIANS - GRRR CYCLISTS - GRRR
Replies: 94
Views: 7998

Re: PEDESTRIANS - GRRR CYCLISTS - GRRR

In recent times I've started to use a lot more, the local Grantham Canal path which has a good surface in many parts and is subject of shared use. Also, a number of the small lanes in the area of the Vale of Belvoir can be blessedly free of cars, but with pedestrians (walkers etc) often spread out a...
by DavidT
11 Jul 2013, 5:20pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Temporary (months) narrowing of A453 Prin Trunk Road nea
Replies: 13
Views: 6766

Re: Temporary (months) narrowing of A453 Prin Trunk Road

Hats off to the OP if you regularly cycle on the A453 towards the M1 interchange. Rather you than me. :shock: Hopefully the upgraded carriageway will be as good as the nearby A46 upgrade. I would say the new A46 dual carriageway (relatively) nearby between Kinoulton & Newark demonstrates a prett...
by DavidT
29 Jun 2013, 12:23pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Lycra Lout Surprise
Replies: 42
Views: 4973

Re: Lycra Lout Surprise

A few observations to contribute to the debate; They closed our village Police station, but instead opened up a little office adjacent to the school (not because the school has problems necessarily, but because it was convenient). Although being sceptical I have to admit that you do see Police prese...
by DavidT
4 Jun 2013, 9:52pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Richard Ballantine
Replies: 22
Views: 3721

Re: Richard Ballantine

RIP Richard.

"Richard's Bicycle Book" was the key read, reference and inspiration during my introduction to cycling in my teenage years.
by DavidT
27 Apr 2013, 9:58pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: With friends like these....
Replies: 18
Views: 1360

Re: With friends like these....

There was a time when cyclists appeared to share a common bond and felt sympathy for each other. But with the growth in cycling this will diminish (e.g. when I started commuting across Brum 20years ago I hardly ever saw another cycle-commuter but when I did we'd wave and say 'hello', these days I s...
by DavidT
27 Apr 2013, 9:52pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Silly bike names
Replies: 32
Views: 2258

Re: Silly bike names

Sorry to bump my own thread, but I'm now delighted to see that Swift have models called Ultravox :shock: . Respect. To Messrs Currie, Cross, Cann, Ure (and Foxx of course)! :wink:
by DavidT
27 Apr 2013, 9:47pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Peanuts "may contain nuts"
Replies: 11
Views: 814

Re: Peanuts "may contain nuts"

On a (semi) serious note about the nut issue. I am left wondering as to what briefings patients of nut allergies are given, - in terms of looking out for themselves? I'm sure some labelling is most useful as manufacturers will use the same production line for multiple products and there may be a ris...