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by Marcus Aurelius
7 Feb 2020, 2:17pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Click from right knee
Replies: 27
Views: 705

Re: Click from right knee

hi, I would give it another try. I have had that lock up mode many times. But not any more, once I started going to the physiotherapist I now know what the problem is and I do daily exercises to keep it at bay. What you're describing is probably a pinched nerve which might never get better. On your...
by Marcus Aurelius
7 Feb 2020, 2:11pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Why wear black?
Replies: 776
Views: 20759

Re: Why wear black?

Do you mean posting references? Or in fact any evidence. that proved HiViz wasn't useless? https://www.itravelyork.info/cycling/road-safety-and-skills-cycling/be-bright...use-lights-at-night/ Note the cyclist in the background in the 1st picture. Most noticeable because, wait for it,.... Hi.vis. Qu...
by Marcus Aurelius
7 Feb 2020, 10:25am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Click from right knee
Replies: 27
Views: 705

Re: Click from right knee

Thanks for the suggestions. As I said I'll wait and see but in the meantime look at taking some form of exercise for the knee and see if it helps. As a highly trained and experienced physio, I’d say that’s a good thing to start with. Keep an eye on it, and maybe think about getting your bike fit pr...
by Marcus Aurelius
7 Feb 2020, 10:08am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How do you transport your bike(s)?
Replies: 26
Views: 998

Re: How do you transport your bike(s)?

Get yourself a bike box.

https://www.bikeboxalan.com/?v=79cba1185463

I’ve used these for many years.
by Marcus Aurelius
6 Feb 2020, 11:07pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: hydraulic disc brakes v cable disc brakes
Replies: 78
Views: 2474

Re: hydraulic disc brakes v cable disc brakes

Hydraulics are very reliable now. I’ve ridden many thousands of miles, over several years on the only bike I have with disc brakes, and they are hydraulic. I’ve had no issues in that time / mileage. The hydraulics are a lot less hassle than cables, as hydraulics auto adjust, as the pads wear down. I...
by Marcus Aurelius
6 Feb 2020, 10:26pm
Forum: People, Events & Rides
Topic: Velo Midlands
Replies: 30
Views: 5259

Re: Velo Midlands

Semi-reluctantly just entered for this year, mainly due to having completed most other sportives already and just wanting to give it a go. A few guys from my local cycling club said it's fairly flat and boring and far more popular with common or garden riders than Ride London, which was phenomenall...
by Marcus Aurelius
6 Feb 2020, 8:18pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: sportives before my sportive?
Replies: 32
Views: 1058

Re: sportives before my sportive?

Build up slowly, you've probably got the base fitness, but it's the fuelling strategy that tends to put people in a heap at the side of the road. There was a letter in Cycling UK's magazine a little while ago stating that a good target for carb intake whilst cycling was 1g per 1 kg bodyweight per h...
by Marcus Aurelius
6 Feb 2020, 8:15pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: sportives before my sportive?
Replies: 32
Views: 1058

Re: sportives before my sportive?

Because they’d have their backsides handed to them, and that’s no good for their egos. A lot of cat 4 races ( particularly crit’s)are raced by people who are transferring from track racing. These guys are super fit / powerful, and know how to actually race. The Sportive / Cat 4 brigade, have no ide...
by Marcus Aurelius
6 Feb 2020, 6:23pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: sportives before my sportive?
Replies: 32
Views: 1058

Re: sportives before my sportive?

why don't they just enter 4th Cat road races or TT's ... Because they’d have their backsides handed to them, and that’s no good for their egos. A lot of cat 4 races ( particularly crit’s)are raced by people who are transferring from track racing. These guys are super fit / powerful, and know how to...
by Marcus Aurelius
6 Feb 2020, 3:46pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: sportives before my sportive?
Replies: 32
Views: 1058

Re: sportives before my sportive?

It's worth it perhaps so you can judge the riding condiitons with lots of other riders. Quite right Speaking personally I rode a few sportives and then quit as they seemed to attract either testosterone-filled idiots who want to pretend to race (but won't get a licence) or alternatively a lot of pe...
by Marcus Aurelius
6 Feb 2020, 12:52pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Click from right knee
Replies: 27
Views: 705

Re: Click from right knee

It’s probably just the ACL ( anterior cruciate ligament) clicking. They can do that sometimes, if they get inflamed due to unusual usage. It’s a bit like people cracking their knuckles, but it’s your knee, not your knuckles. It’s nothing to worry about, but check your riding position.
by Marcus Aurelius
6 Feb 2020, 12:25am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: sportives before my sportive?
Replies: 32
Views: 1058

Re: sportives before my sportive?

Yes, it’s always a good idea to get some experience of riding in large group events like chop fests Sportives. Learn how to use the other riders for draughts, to save energy on the flat bits, so you’ve got more in the tank for any climbs. Listen to ( and learn from ) the way people call out hazards,...
by Marcus Aurelius
4 Feb 2020, 3:52pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Why wear black?
Replies: 776
Views: 20759

Re: Why wear black?

Slowing down at night will be far more effective than most of what you're suggesting, it gives you much more time to react and absorb what's in front/around you whether lit or unlit. Quite right, that applies to cyclists as well. The first bit of advice I give for people asking about riding at this...
by Marcus Aurelius
4 Feb 2020, 3:49pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Why wear black?
Replies: 776
Views: 20759

Re: Why wear black?

WMIDS_HiViz.png "Our colleagues from @HighwaysWMIDS were dealing with a broken down vehicle on the hard shoulder with all their emergency beacons on when someone not paying attention collided with the HE vehicle. Luckily minor injury. " https://twitter.com/CMPG/status/988234947155693570/p...