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by paulah
11 Sep 2009, 10:36pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cape/Poncho Recommendation?
Replies: 1
Views: 259

Re: Cape/Poncho Recommendation?

jeantex do several versions some of which pack into the front pocket

http://www.foxster.co.uk/Products/Cycli ... spx?Page=1
by paulah
9 Sep 2009, 5:56pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What would you pinch?
Replies: 26
Views: 1158

Re: What would you pinch?

kwackers wrote:puncture PUNCTURE, PUNCTURE


:shock:
by paulah
9 Sep 2009, 5:38pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What would you pinch?
Replies: 26
Views: 1158

Re: What would you pinch?

and pinched a cheapo mini pump and an Aldi saddle mounted tool kit (this they went to the trouble of getting out of the bottom of the pannier despite there being an identical one on the shelf above the bike). Oh, and I found a p*nct*red inner tube at the front of the shed . the thief must have had ...
by paulah
9 Sep 2009, 5:36pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Some silly C*W nearly had me off!
Replies: 16
Views: 1353

Re: Some silly C*W nearly had me off!

IFor every driver who unsafely surges past you too close because they know you are turning left, there will be other impatient drivers on the point of overtaking who decide to wait until you have turned left because they saw you signalling. You are almost certainly slowing down when turning left an...
by paulah
9 Sep 2009, 10:32am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Some silly C*W nearly had me off!
Replies: 16
Views: 1353

Re: Some silly C*W nearly had me off!

So finally I come close to my left turn stick the old arm out in a good secondary and all of a sudden the silly cow forces past my right handlebar. That's why I've stopped signalling left unless there's plenty of room to overtake or someone's waiting to pull out. Actually there was a driver waitng ...
by paulah
5 Sep 2009, 7:41pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: How daaaaare you!
Replies: 43
Views: 3078

Re: How daaaaare you!

MikeL wrote:her: "you should be over there on the other side of the road facing the oncoming traffic"


:roll: sometimes I despair, I really do
by paulah
5 Sep 2009, 7:36pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: A roadcraft question
Replies: 11
Views: 970

Re: A roadcraft question

if you're not comfortable with the speed of the traffic you could always try my patented method for chickening out of right hand turns in fast traffic. Pretend you're going straight on through the crossroads but then pull into the front of the lane that will go across the road you were on. Wait for ...
by paulah
4 Sep 2009, 9:15am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Advice wanted for touring with 20" folders
Replies: 25
Views: 2482

Re: Advice wanted for touring with 20" folders

Airnimal are also folders with a good reputation, but relatively expensive Airnimals use a 24" iso 520 wheel size, which might be a problem when needing spare parts on tour. That's why I discounted it and stick to more widely available sizes The other big point is handling, which is rather sub...
by paulah
3 Sep 2009, 6:58pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Winter is coming as we might see a drop in numbers..
Replies: 42
Views: 1445

Re: Winter is coming as we might see a drop in numbers..

Wow Bob, I'd be boil in the bag with all those layer esp the headgear. I went through most of last winter with just a "ski headband" as headgear! I was out today with a buff, a fleece hat, the helmet cover to keep the wind out and was regretting not taking the fleecy neckgaiter. But then ...
by paulah
2 Sep 2009, 9:05pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Some silly C*W nearly had me off!
Replies: 16
Views: 1353

Re: Some silly C*W nearly had me off!

downfader wrote: So finally I come close to my left turn stick the old arm out in a good secondary and all of a sudden the silly cow forces past my right handlebar.


That's why I've stopped signalling left unless there's plenty of room to overtake or someone's waiting to pull out.
by paulah
2 Sep 2009, 1:48pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclist Insults?
Replies: 45
Views: 2389

Re: Cyclist Insults?

I was insulted by a cyclist back in February who appeared to fit the old CTC image :o . Man with beard in his fifties on an old seventies looking tourer. We were passing on the shared use cycle path somewhere near Worthing, he with the Ped footpath on his left, I had the grass green on my left. I w...
by paulah
2 Sep 2009, 1:35pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Winter is coming as we might see a drop in numbers..
Replies: 42
Views: 1445

Re: Winter is coming as we might see a drop in numbers..

I can never really understand why councils always think roads are the highest priority for gritting. It's a lot harder to avoid skidding on two wheels and the risk of personal injury is a lot higher. And then there's all those pedestrians clogging up A&E with their broken wrists and legs. And al...
by paulah
2 Sep 2009, 9:32am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Winter is coming as we might see a drop in numbers..
Replies: 42
Views: 1445

Re: Winter is coming as we might see a drop in numbers..

Problem is, a lot of people think that going outdoors in winter, whether on foot or bike, will inevitably leave them soaked to the skin and suffering from hypothermia. Even those who can afford it are often not aware of decent outdoor clothing.
by paulah
2 Sep 2009, 9:19am
Forum: On the road
Topic: A war of words!
Replies: 16
Views: 931

Re: A war of words!

Some years ago was descending a steepish rocky track into Clapham, needed both hands on brakes, called warning to pedestrains (who had spread out across path after lead cyclist had passed, without looking to see if there was anyone else behind) and was told to use a bell. Explained that it would im...
by paulah
2 Sep 2009, 9:15am
Forum: On the road
Topic: A war of words!
Replies: 16
Views: 931

Re: A war of words!

I regularly use two divided paths. One is lit and goes between playing fields and is a popular main road bypass with cyclists, on this one there's usually pedestrians on the cycle side leaving the footpath clear. The other crosses a park in both directions and has lower cycle usage when I go through...