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by Paulatic
30 Jun 2019, 10:06pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Anti-Cycling Idiot encounter
Replies: 10
Views: 1182

Re: Anti-Cycling Idiot encounter

At least you’d some entertainment :D Got to say I found the racing today fairly boring both the men’s and women’s. The women looked as if they were on a club run most of the time and disappointing the two Drops girls couldn’t at least try and work the other two riders over. TV/ YouTube coverage didn...
by Paulatic
30 Jun 2019, 9:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 'Sprintech' rear view cycle mirrors.
Replies: 41
Views: 1243

Re: 'Sprintec' rear view cycle mirrors.

A search for Sprintec is an eduaction in contraception :) Don’t drop the H if searching to discover what the OP refers to Sprintech. A search here for mirror produces nearly 5000 results so to reiterate yes I use a mirror and on both bikes with drops I use B&M and would always buy another withou...
by Paulatic
30 Jun 2019, 9:15pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Keeping cool whilst cycling
Replies: 13
Views: 611

Re: Keeping cool whilst cycling

Isn’t a flask in the bottle cage a lot simpler?

When you said your son won’t wear shorts I thought he cycled naked :lol:
by Paulatic
30 Jun 2019, 6:30pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling in the Lake District
Replies: 36
Views: 1649

Re: Cycling in the Lake District

You could ride the Fred Whitton Challenge Route but might not be advisable if not on the day itself as traffic could be your nemesis. I don’t think so :lol: The OP wanted 50K at the crack of dawn. Interestingly though before the 'Fred' was conceived there used to be an Audax started in Keswick and ...
by Paulatic
30 Jun 2019, 4:47pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )
Replies: 1970
Views: 146692

Re: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )

I’m doing the Seascale to Whitby coast to coast in one day at the end of the month. Think it’s around 155 miles (and has an incline or two). Is that the event a woman from London died on today? On the descent from Wrynose I believe. Closed roads and compulsory helmets seems to becoming a lethal com...
by Paulatic
30 Jun 2019, 12:14pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Seat adjustment
Replies: 17
Views: 623

Re: Seat adjustment

Tilt is very personal but usually start off level and experiment from there. I make sure the bike is on level ground and use a piece of wood along the length of the saddle with a level on the top. To get an idea of any change sitting on the saddle I roll forwards and backwards from the hips and expe...
by Paulatic
29 Jun 2019, 9:05pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Legs hurting with spd sl pedals
Replies: 19
Views: 785

Re: Legs hurting with spd sl pedals

Thanks. It's mostly calves and some parts of the quads. Going to try with the cleats further back and see how that goes. Suggests you want your cleats moved rearwards you’re working your calves harder to hold the feet stable on the pedal. That might sort the quads as well but if not then the new pe...
by Paulatic
28 Jun 2019, 8:04pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Fitter now or then
Replies: 39
Views: 899

Re: Fitter now or then

is 3 minutes off the motorway. One way to ID a motorist. Motorway's a bit of a giveaway :roll: :o As I live 5 mins from the motorway had dealings with farms along the motorway corridor from Cheshire to Lanarkshire then its second nature to place positions as x minutes from Motorway. I could have sa...
by Paulatic
28 Jun 2019, 6:40pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Fitter now or then
Replies: 39
Views: 899

Re: Fitter now or then

What about people in Scotland coming into England to buy cheap booze? Scotland have a minimum price for booze, and if they buy enough at Asda/Lidl/Aldi in Carlisle, they can save a fortune. I wonder if this is becoming an urban myth? Just checking. Lidl here in the SW sell bottles of Pinotage red w...
by Paulatic
28 Jun 2019, 3:57pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Fitter now or then
Replies: 39
Views: 899

Re: Fitter now or then

[ What about people in Scotland coming into England to buy cheap booze? Scotland have a minimum price for booze, and if they buy enough at Asda/Lidl/Aldi in Carlisle, they can save a fortune. I wonder if this is becoming an urban myth? I believe minimum pricing makes little difference except perhap...
by Paulatic
27 Jun 2019, 2:38pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: is your doctor a real one? or a fake one
Replies: 3
Views: 384

Re: is your doctor a real one? or a fake one

That OP case happened fairly close to me just over the border. Closer to home I had a dentist which I felt was a bit rough and useless. A lot of other people felt the same and complained to the health board. Some locals ended up with life threatening conditions. Investigations discovered the guy had...
by Paulatic
26 Jun 2019, 10:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dynamos - Hub or Bottle?
Replies: 121
Views: 4537

Re: Dynamos - Hub or Bottle?

Carlton green wrote:[
Snipped a lot of facts .


You forgot dynamo lights permanently fixed so harder to steal and impossible to forget. :D
by Paulatic
26 Jun 2019, 3:21pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Handlebars for arthritic hands
Replies: 17
Views: 668

Re: Handlebars for arthritic hands

Get your claim in for some commission :D Marketing are watching from Planet X
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