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by mountainman531
29 Aug 2010, 11:31pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Strange place names
Replies: 146
Views: 17361

Re: Strange place names

There's a place on the outskirts of Huddersfield called Tandem.
by mountainman531
29 Aug 2010, 11:52am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Strange place names
Replies: 146
Views: 17361

Re: Strange place names

There's a Dull place in Scotland
by mountainman531
28 Aug 2010, 9:56pm
Forum: National Standard Cycle Training
Topic: Goverment cuts
Replies: 7
Views: 49429

Re: Goverment cuts

My local Authority (Bury) funds Bikeability from speeding and parking fines and charging £5 per child in schools and some schools chose to pay from their budget instead of passing it on to the parents. I foresee schools and parents cutting their budgets.....
by mountainman531
28 Aug 2010, 8:51pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Strange place names
Replies: 146
Views: 17361

Re: Strange place names

Then there's Jericho (Bury), California (Todmorden) and on the Orkneys - T**tt :oops:
by mountainman531
28 Aug 2010, 8:45pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Strange place names
Replies: 146
Views: 17361

Re: Strange place names

How about Ramsbottom, Broadbottom and erm... Slack Bottom :wink:
by mountainman531
28 Aug 2010, 7:48pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Fit for 200k or not?
Replies: 28
Views: 2146

Re: Fit for 200k or not?

The 200k I'm doing has 3,000m of climbing and attracts 3AAA points from Audax
by mountainman531
28 Aug 2010, 7:47pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Advice for Newbie Getting Ready for Winter
Replies: 40
Views: 2750

Re: Advice for Newbie Getting Ready for Winter

You could try Lusso max repel tights which also have a fleecey lining. I have no connection with the company, just a satisfied customer
by mountainman531
28 Aug 2010, 1:50pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Favourite tea shops
Replies: 334
Views: 268551

Re: Favourite tea shops

Go to www.cyclingburylancs.com and click on Cafes and Tearooms for details in the North West of England including the Forest of Bowland, Fylde coast, Yorkshire Dales and others further afield too!
by mountainman531
28 Aug 2010, 1:40pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Advice for Newbie Getting Ready for Winter
Replies: 40
Views: 2750

Re: Advice for Newbie Getting Ready for Winter

If your commute is along hilly country lanes you may find places on the road where rainwater always seems run across the road. Start making a mental note of these now because in winter this is where the icy patches will form. If you've got waterproof overtrousers and rubberised waterproof overshoes ...
by mountainman531
27 Aug 2010, 10:37am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Fit for 200k or not?
Replies: 28
Views: 2146

Re: Fit for 200k or not?

I did a 200 mile (320k) reliabilty ride once, in 1994, starting at 04:30 we did 50 miles in 3 hours and stopped at motorway services for breakfast, it was the only place that was open. Then we rode on the flat parrallel to the M62 and our average speed went up! I got dropped somewhere near Scunthorp...
by mountainman531
27 Aug 2010, 10:30am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Southdowns way randonee, disgruntled of Petersfield
Replies: 38
Views: 3831

Re: Southdowns way randonee, disgruntled of Petersfield

The environmental impact of the London Marathon is the fuel used by participants to get to the start.
Environmentally friendly is a misnomer for less environmentally damaging as most of the things we do have an environmental impact.
by mountainman531
27 Aug 2010, 10:22am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Fit for 200k or not?
Replies: 28
Views: 2146

Re: Fit for 200k or not?

I've fallen into that trap in the past, being at the first control with the leading group or even hanging around waiting for the control to open and the controller to turn up! I'm going at my own pace and using lower gears on the hills rather than honking and trying to force it. This means that late...
by mountainman531
26 Aug 2010, 9:32am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Fit for 200k or not?
Replies: 28
Views: 2146

Re: Fit for 200k or not?

I was struggling a bit in Indian country, the bits with arrows in the road! I seemed to be slower and more fatigued than in the past but after a cafe stop and back on rolling roads I picked up again. I will try to pace myself more evenly on the outrun and save energy for the hilly central section an...
by mountainman531
26 Aug 2010, 9:13am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Bonk bags, bunches of bananas and other not so old nostalgia
Replies: 55
Views: 2777

Re: Bonk bags, bunches of bananas and other not so old nostalgia

Capes and maybe sou'westers.

I remember having about three of those mileometers with a pin in the spokes and a star shaped disc on the unit itself. Eventually all flew off on fast downhills, in the end I gave up!
by mountainman531
26 Aug 2010, 9:01am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Fit for 200k or not?
Replies: 28
Views: 2146

Fit for 200k or not?

I have an Audax coming up on 5th September and whilst I am fit enough for the shorter route I want to do the 200k which is very hilly and which I have done before. Trouble is I'm a bit older now and, due to circumstances beyond my control, I haven't been able to prepare properly. I did 90 miles yest...