Search found 91 matches

by Smudgerii
7 Feb 2020, 10:50am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Click from right knee
Replies: 27
Views: 1077

Re: Click from right knee

God I love it when someone professes to be a “highly trained” expert.... especially when they go on to give generic advice on their specialist subject.
by Smudgerii
7 Feb 2020, 10:45am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Why wear black?
Replies: 784
Views: 23947

Re: Why wear black?

The title of the subject is “why wear black?”, so to get back on to the subject...

The answer remains, because you can! It really is that simple.
by Smudgerii
7 Feb 2020, 8:35am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Why wear black?
Replies: 784
Views: 23947

Re: Why wear black?

Do you mean posting references to research that shows helmets are very probably useless for preventing TBIs? Or in fact any evidence. that proved HiViz wasn't useless? At this point, these arguments are bordering on wummery. https://www.itravelyork.info/cycling/road-safety-and-skills-cycling/be-bri...
by Smudgerii
5 Feb 2020, 8:05am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Total Knee Replacement - 10 months later
Replies: 31
Views: 1944

Re: Total Knee Replacement - 10 months later

Anyone have knee trouble only when they are clipped in or strapped in? ie allowing you to use the pulling up at the back of the stroke to enhance power but on flat pedals there is no pain? Yes, but it was cleat set up Mine started when I was in my twenties on toe straps -- a team coach told me to l...
by Smudgerii
4 Feb 2020, 9:46pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Total Knee Replacement - 10 months later
Replies: 31
Views: 1944

Re: Total Knee Replacement - 10 months later

Cowsham wrote:Anyone have knee trouble only when they are clipped in or strapped in? ie allowing you to use the pulling up at the back of the stroke to enhance power but on flat pedals there is no pain?



Yes, but it was cleat set up
by Smudgerii
4 Feb 2020, 10:33am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Total Knee Replacement - 10 months later
Replies: 31
Views: 1944

Re: Total Knee Replacement - 10 months later

I have cycled for pleasure off and on since teenage years, even having a seat for my first child. Since my late thirties I started noticing changes in my joints but didn’t take any notice. I should have taken more care as most of my joints are affected by arthritis, hence the knee replacement. I th...
by Smudgerii
3 Feb 2020, 8:46pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Total Knee Replacement - 10 months later
Replies: 31
Views: 1944

Re: Total Knee Replacement - 10 months later

Did most of you cycle before the knee trouble or had it been a long term non cycling issue? No. Took it up after the Motorcycle crash to keep the movement level up ( flexibility and movement is everything ). The only longterm issue for me has been not being able to do heavy Squats at the gym. Mind ...
by Smudgerii
1 Feb 2020, 10:09pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Total Knee Replacement - 10 months later
Replies: 31
Views: 1944

Re: Total Knee Replacement - 10 months later

Physio... Do you mean the exercises they give you, or actual physical manipulation? ime physical manipulation is the only way of breaking down the scar tissue that restricts movement. The exercises ( laughingly called physio these days ) they prescribe will only achieve so much. Removed my kneecap b...
by Smudgerii
26 Dec 2019, 6:52pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Why wear black?
Replies: 784
Views: 23947

Re: Why wear black?

WOW! Where did all the outrage and imaginary scenarios come from? At what point did I post that I abused cyclists as I passed them? ‘Polite’ jackets IMO should be banned for every road user irrespective of the mode of transport. IME motorcyclists who wear them also wear white crash helmets and all b...
by Smudgerii
26 Dec 2019, 11:05am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Why wear black?
Replies: 784
Views: 23947

Re: Why wear black?

I have been searching for a reference, but cannot find it.... Back in the early 80’s there was a cyclist who did some “soft research” on visibility He found that the time the most effective visible outfit was a black suit with silver buttons on the shoulders and a toy policeman’s hat! In other word...
by Smudgerii
24 Dec 2019, 10:49am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Why wear black?
Replies: 784
Views: 23947

Re: Why wear black?

pwa wrote:
Have you never ended up lying in the road? What colour would you recommend for that eventuality? Would it be black?



I have. Black clothing and helmet, with white gloves and boots, 10 minutes later just black boxers....

The colour matters not if the driver won’t look.
by Smudgerii
23 Dec 2019, 7:03pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Why wear black?
Replies: 784
Views: 23947

Re: Why wear black?

Do you want to explain further? Any points I can take issue with? :wink: I’m a parent and grandparent... I cycle, I drive responsibly, I ain’t overweight. What you posted is utter ****** Which bit do you want to take issue with? I think you misinterpreted my post which is why it's always better to ...
by Smudgerii
23 Dec 2019, 5:45pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Why wear black?
Replies: 784
Views: 23947

Re: Why wear black?

I would say that their claim of not being able to see you would seem more credible to a lot of people if you were dressed entirely in black and with poor or non-existent lighting. I'm like R2. I want to have the satisfaction of not leaving open excuses that I could remove. The “satisfaction”... but...
by Smudgerii
23 Dec 2019, 2:50pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Why wear black?
Replies: 784
Views: 23947

Re: Why wear black?

My impression of parents is that their most frequent concern is having to slow down for cyclists. Once they imagine their own children in the firing line, they get them off the road quick. Show me a parent who's worried about their children and I will show you a parent who doesn't cycle and drives ...
by Smudgerii
23 Dec 2019, 1:14pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Why wear black?
Replies: 784
Views: 23947

Re: Why wear black?

The reason for bright tops and bright lights in my case is that if I get wiprped out or seriously injured by the seemingly increasing numbur of cyclist haters and idiots behind the wheel of cars these days,at least they can't claim they didn't see me :D But they can still make the claim of not seei...