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by rob_wales
14 Jul 2019, 6:03pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Dogs off lead on shared use path
Replies: 97
Views: 11186

Dogs off lead on shared use path

Cycling this morning near my house. An off-road purpose built shared use path of tarmac and grit. Approaching a visitor centre I slowed down as I know there are often distracted people about. Went to make a left turn at about 8mph to leave the path and skirt around the centre when I saw a group of f...
by rob_wales
12 Jan 2019, 10:52pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Jaden Moodie
Replies: 144
Views: 7441

Re: Jayden Moodie

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by rob_wales
11 Jan 2019, 12:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How much for a decent bike?
Replies: 114
Views: 4036

Re: How much for a decent bike?

there are many new cyclists on the road these days and I wondered how they made a decision about pricing versus quality and needs. For those who are in to cycling as the new trendy must-do, they work out what they can afford, double it and then buy the bike on credit. :wink: Wrong thread. Surely yo...
by rob_wales
11 Jan 2019, 10:31am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Blood Pressure Monitors
Replies: 25
Views: 1320

Re: Blood Pressure Monitors

I am thinking of getting one, having been told by my cardiologist to keep a regular check on the old BP. There's a variety of ones for home use and I understand some are not very accurate. Does anyone have recommendations for ones to consider, not too expensive, and without a multitude of features....
by rob_wales
11 Jan 2019, 10:09am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How much for a decent bike?
Replies: 114
Views: 4036

Re: How much for a decent bike?

The vast majority of people new to cycling (and a large proportion of old hands) will gain nothing from spending more than £1000 on a bike. I agree (I'm the OP). One of my bikes (the Raleigh) was £1,100 and I think it matches my needs perfectly https://www.tredz.co.uk/.Raleigh-Mustang-Elite-2019-Ro...
by rob_wales
11 Jan 2019, 9:39am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Jaden Moodie
Replies: 144
Views: 7441

Re: Jayden Moodie

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by rob_wales
8 Jan 2019, 11:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How much for a decent bike?
Replies: 114
Views: 4036

Re: How much for a decent bike?

Sorry too to the OP for contributing to the derailment of the thread. :oops: No problem. Allow me to bring it back on track another way. Where I live in West Wales there are a lot of cyclists as the off-road stuff in particular is very good. I've seen a big increase in numbers over the past couple ...
by rob_wales
8 Jan 2019, 10:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How much for a decent bike?
Replies: 114
Views: 4036

Re: How much for a decent bike?

For my £0.02 I paid £500 for a second hand carbon roubaix 105, which included helmet, glasses lights and some clothes. All I had to buy was shoes. So much better value second hand. I'm a trendy consumer. Just look at my stupid phone. Second-hand is good for a lot of things. I do a lot of photograph...
by rob_wales
6 Jan 2019, 7:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How much for a decent bike?
Replies: 114
Views: 4036

Re: How much for a decent bike?

Jamesh wrote: ... leave on any station and see it at the end of the day!

That would be the one I saw last week in a bike shop that came with a very large muscular-looking chap who will stand guard over it while on your commute? :roll:
by rob_wales
6 Jan 2019, 7:13pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: I am not a vegan
Replies: 201
Views: 6417

Re: I am not a vegan

Having been at first a meat-eater, then a vegetarian for the past 25 years I have finally settled on being a Veganeighty. That is, about 80-85% of my food intake is vegan, and the rest is fish, cheese, eggs. That balance gives me an excellent balanced blend of healthy and tasty food while at the sam...
by rob_wales
6 Jan 2019, 6:11pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Favourite tea shops
Replies: 325
Views: 250056

Re: Favourite tea shops

I prefer to take my own food and drink, while cycling I sit down so I like to have my break standing up :wink: I do the same vis-a-vis the food, but usually sit. But today on our walk instead of sitting I did some gentle stretches and squats while sipping coffee and nibbling a fruit bar (needs good...
by rob_wales
6 Jan 2019, 6:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How much for a decent bike?
Replies: 114
Views: 4036

Re: How much for a decent bike?

My brother decided to by a road bike last year. He was looking at various bikes at around £400-500. I consider these to be pretty much entry level prices. I eventually persuaded him (he's careful with money!) to give himself a budget of £1000. He ended up buying a Trek from a local dealer who did a...
by rob_wales
5 Jan 2019, 6:35pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Work boots as hiking boots?
Replies: 52
Views: 2160

Re: Work boots as hiking boots?

If a gather was going to involve a lot of rocks ( Craigs ) i favoured wearing the lightest trainers I had. Like the post above I never sprained anything and found the available flex at the ankle important at maintaining balance in some tricky situations. Yes, that's a good point. The body needs to ...
by rob_wales
5 Jan 2019, 6:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How much for a decent bike?
Replies: 114
Views: 4036

How much for a decent bike?

I bought two new bikes this year to replace my old ones. A Raleigh Mustang Elite trail/road bike https://www.tredz.co.uk/.Raleigh-Mustang-Elite-2019-Road-Bike_111337.htm and a Voodoo Bizango mountain bike https://www.halfords.com/cycling/bikes/mountain-bikes/voodoo-bizango-29er-mens-mountain-bike-16...
by rob_wales
5 Jan 2019, 5:57pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Palms hurt when cylcing — i think i am doing something wrong
Replies: 13
Views: 1294

Re: Palms hurt when cylcing — i think i am doing something wrong

Get someone to take a side-on shot of you riding the bike slowly and post it here?