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by paulah
21 Feb 2008, 1:48pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why do bones break?
Replies: 20
Views: 2030

Your muscles are more likely to be stiff if it's very cold, even if you're feeling warm cycling, so less 'give' when you hit the ground. - the opposite of drunks not breaking bones. Maybe one for the road would help in future?
by paulah
18 Feb 2008, 3:53pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Do employers have to provide a place to lock cycles???
Replies: 19
Views: 2669

Suggest a two week trial period. Charge your colleague for mileage, find an excuse to have to get in early most days, make detours on the way back that you would "normally" do on your bike journey - shopping, visiting someone 10 miles away, popping into B&Q etc and remember to forget y...
by paulah
18 Feb 2008, 2:18pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Pedestrians on cycle paths
Replies: 75
Views: 8385

Amusingly, half an hour after reading this topic I got hit when almost at the far side of (walking across) a pedestrian crossing by a cyclist who came through the junction well after the cars had stopped. Shared paths though always cause problems whether you're on a bike or walking. This is because ...
by paulah
11 Feb 2008, 8:13am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Thinking of getting a 26" folder
Replies: 10
Views: 1502

why 26"? My 20" dahon speed tr manages very rough once cobbled tracks and the gears go from 21" to 114". The impulse 24's got the same gearing but's a lot cheaper.
by paulah
1 Feb 2008, 1:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Ladies...please help?
Replies: 8
Views: 1420

What about a decent folding bike? I'm 5'4", live at the foot of the peak district and use a dahon speed tr. This has a wide gear range and will take front and rear panniers.
by paulah
29 Jan 2008, 8:32am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Another cyclist knocked over -- collision caused by me?
Replies: 15
Views: 2771

Faults all around, but speaking as a slow cyclist here, it's not generally a good idea to go through lights about to turn to red when going uphill. The other cyclist should have waited until his lights had just turned to green, or got off and wheeled the bike if he couldn't get through the junction ...
by paulah
25 Jan 2008, 8:20am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bad Feet
Replies: 11
Views: 1328

Flat feet / fallen arches are the result of too much walking while being overweight or wearing shoes which provide insufficient support. Hard skin comes from doing a lot of walking in proper leather walking shoes worn to avoid flat feet. So no, people who cycle a lot aren't very likely to suffer fro...
by paulah
22 Jan 2008, 9:17am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: cycle maintainance
Replies: 1
Views: 441

cycle maintainance

Does anyone know of anyone who runs half day cycle maintainance courses in the Manchester / Cheshire area? All the ones I've seen are 2 day courses which I can't manage as I have RSI.