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by jawaka
17 Jul 2015, 2:06pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Folder for luggage
Replies: 33
Views: 3195

Re: Folder for luggage

I bought one of these last year and I think it is a very versatile bike and actually looks a good bike too. 26". It goes neatly in the car boot I 've done some 40 mile day rides and also on tracks in Keilder forest. would make a good tourer and commuter. I've got a bike bag so I think you could...
by jawaka
17 Jul 2015, 1:59pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Base for climbing TdF mountains
Replies: 24
Views: 3809

Re: Base for climbing TdF mountains

I prefer St jeanne de Maurienne; partly that's because I go on the train and Bourg d'Oisans isn't on a rail line. Both Hotel stBernard and Hotel Europoe are nice, inexpensive hotels, Bourg d'Oisans is a bit touristy. Besides the climbs mentioned, you can also do a 2nd way up the Croix de Fer via the...
by jawaka
13 Jul 2015, 2:26pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: fit for Pyrenees in gym?
Replies: 10
Views: 802

fit for Pyrenees in gym?

I'm going in September and have been doing intervals and hill repeats a couple of times a week; I've joined a gym (only 12.99 a month) and as it is less than 5 minutes away I can fit in sessions between days when I'm riding. What is the right sort of thing to do in a gym to simulate 2-3 hours of con...
by jawaka
13 Jul 2015, 2:19pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Folding bike
Replies: 16
Views: 2962

Re: Folding bike

I bought one of these last year http://www.acycles.co.uk/dahon-espresso-d21-folding-bike-26-black-10227.html?gclid=CIHU_vuX2MYCFajHtAodLHcKSw It is not too heavy to carry upstairs, it rides well and I've used it for commuting and also 30 mile day rides on holiday, and I've had it on a mountain bike ...
by jawaka
12 Jul 2015, 5:01pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: A1 Berwick Dunbar cycle path Lammameur hills
Replies: 3
Views: 761

A1 Berwick Dunbar cycle path Lammameur hills

I am going to be in the area for a few days based in Cove, so looking to go into the Lammermuir Hills on my bike. As there aren't so many roads in the area it looks as though I'll need to use the A1 for at least short stretches. Are there cycle paths alongside the A1 as I can imagine that it is unpl...
by jawaka
14 Apr 2015, 12:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: puzzled by my SIS gear levers
Replies: 3
Views: 978

puzzled by my SIS gear levers

They are on an urban/ mtb.Triple chainset and 7 speed cassette. The cassette lever labelled "SIS index" has a lever to tighten the cable and a push button to come back. the chainring lever is labelled "SIS index dual" although it only has a lever and no push button. it clicks up ...
by jawaka
1 Apr 2015, 12:26am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Base for climbing TdF mountains
Replies: 24
Views: 3809

Re: Base for climbing TdF mountains

these are cathedral carvings if that kind of thing interests you. http://ica.princeton.edu/misericordia/main.php?country=France&site=421&view=site&page=1 also a local digestif is made in the town Le Mont Corbier. Recommended. Take a bottle home to taste the alpine herbs again http://lesp...
by jawaka
1 Apr 2015, 12:21am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Base for climbing TdF mountains
Replies: 24
Views: 3809

Re: Base for climbing TdF mountains

I reckon St Jean de Maurienne is a great base as it is in easy reach of glandon, madeleine, croix de fer and CdF also via col du mollard. the Iseran is possible in avery long day, but there are local trains to Modane (so you can just take a bike on without booking) which makes a shorter day to the I...
by jawaka
19 Feb 2015, 8:43pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: urban mtb guards to keep back clean.
Replies: 7
Views: 1038

urban mtb guards to keep back clean.

I'm looking for some mountain bike mudguards to clip on and off, so the bike can go into the back of the car. I've had a couple of sets in the past but they still left me with a mud-stripe up the back. Are there any that will do the job well? It's not just a nuisance as dirt in goretex clogs it up s...
by jawaka
12 Dec 2014, 3:24pm
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: Phil Hughes helmet; cycling?
Replies: 68
Views: 2893

Re: Phil Hughes helmet; cycling?

Fortunately cricket isn't played this way now. the barrage went on for an hour https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60GAhXvU90k I watched it feeling sick as it looked like someone would be killed. Thanks to Tony Grieg's "they grovel" the West Indies were fired up and angry so I censure Greig fo...
by jawaka
2 Dec 2014, 10:33pm
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: Phil Hughes helmet; cycling?
Replies: 68
Views: 2893

Re: Phil Hughes helmet; cycling?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-f5pfBgpNE This was just a short clip of what was an hour's barrage I watched this feeling sick as I thought I was going to see someone killed. A lesson in keeping your eye on the ball and courageous or what to face this. And he was 39 at the time. There's another cli...
by jawaka
28 Nov 2014, 9:52am
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: Phil Hughes helmet; cycling?
Replies: 68
Views: 2893

Phil Hughes helmet; cycling?

I don't want to start a helmet debate but have done a quick search for cricketers' head injuries pre-helmet days. seems there were remarkably few. Geoff Boycott (some may think opiniated, but he does make a lot of good points) cites poor technique post helmet i.e. players taking their eye off the ba...
by jawaka
25 Nov 2014, 11:53am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: cold weather: go out a man, come back a boy
Replies: 16
Views: 1532

cold weather: go out a man, come back a boy

Well there's a natural funnel for cold air from separated knees isn't there.
I've got ears, feet , hands, head all sorted, but scarves, buffs etc down there don't do the job
by jawaka
22 Nov 2014, 3:46pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: lance armstrong ducks a challenge
Replies: 4
Views: 713

lance armstrong ducks a challenge

From Tuesday's Independent: he dropped out of a mile run, the catch being to drink a beer every 400 metres (should that be yards) saying it was a lot harder than he had anticipated. Whilst having no interest in stupid challenges like this, has the man lost what his ultra cometitiveness? Is he a brok...
by jawaka
22 Nov 2014, 3:41pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: john Mayall godfather of blues
Replies: 12
Views: 877

john Mayall godfather of blues

If you like blues (and I have never found anybody who hates blues) this man is a legend, Went to halifax to see him as it is going to be his last tour. Can't believe the theatre was only 2/3 full, I mean he's on a world tour, Moscow last month. The support "King King" proves that you don't...