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by RH20
12 Aug 2020, 10:55am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tyre sealer/inflaters - do any of them work?
Replies: 40
Views: 1166

Re: Tyre sealer/inflaters - do any of them work?

I have used Lezyne sealant spray. It is about £5 per can from Evans, it is probably on sale at other cycle shops. This is an excellent product. My first use was at the end of an afternoon shift I returned to my bike and found I had a puncture. All I had to do was shake the can, screw it onto the val...
by RH20
10 Aug 2020, 7:44pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Starter Bike for (Very) Overweight Woman
Replies: 16
Views: 794

Re: Starter Bike for (Very) Overweight Woman

As already suggested, a mountain bike should be suitable. Cycling will improve your fitness, circulation and cardiovascular performance. To lose weight you need to make SMALL changes to your diet. Remember you need to be looking at a diet that you can live with. Throw away the frying pan, cut down o...
by RH20
9 Aug 2020, 2:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Better tyres for an MTB (with 26x1.95 tyres)
Replies: 13
Views: 470

Re: Better tyres for an MTB (with 26x1.95 tyres)

Can I add my thoughts to the number recommending Schwalbe Marathon Plus tyres. Many years ago it felt like I could puncture my tyres just by looking at them. I saw an advert for Schwalbe Marathon Plus tyres and decided to give them a try. As a commuter, working shifts, I wanted something reliable. I...
by RH20
28 Jul 2020, 8:35am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Coronavirus: GPs to prescribe cycling in new obesity strategy [BBC News]
Replies: 80
Views: 2467

Re: Coronavirus: GPs to prescribe cycling in new obesity strategy [BBC News]

The causes of obesity are many. We live in a less industrialised world where most work is of a sedentary nature.Supermarkets are awash with calories, transport is so easy. Out of the house, into car, out of car into office and so on. There are many solutions to inactivity. Perhaps a long term start ...
by RH20
26 Jul 2020, 4:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: A mask in your bike bag?
Replies: 99
Views: 3255

Re: A mask in your bike bag?

When this pandemic broke, and some people were wearing masks, presumably to protect themselves, I commented that the masks were of no use whatsoever. It was obvious that the masks were open by the sides of the nose. A virus is so tiny that it would be able to get through these gaps. The super brain ...
by RH20
22 Jul 2020, 1:06pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: 17 year old calls us out...
Replies: 69
Views: 2634

Re: 17 year old calls us out...

It’s only a couple of weeks ago that news headlines reported that “experts” were predicting the world’s population would be in decline. This was considered to be a bad thing for the future. Surely this will be good for the world and the environment. Fewer people need fewer resources. We can have all...
by RH20
21 Jul 2020, 7:32am
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: Masks today, helmets tomorrow?
Replies: 117
Views: 2567

Re: Masks today, helmets tomorrow?

Getting back to masks today, If we are supposed to wear masks to help prevent other people getting COVID-19, why are some of these considerate people taking their mask from their face and then throwing it down on the pavement? There seems to be an increase in the number of masks and gloves littering...
by RH20
20 Jul 2020, 6:48pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: High BP Meds.....
Replies: 37
Views: 1276

Re: High BP Meds.....

Hello, if you did take too much Ramipril it could have been the cause of your problem, however. There is possibly another explanation. You might have had a nasty hypo, low blood sugar. I have a problem with hypos, What you have described sounds very similar to my own experience. Only last week I was...
by RH20
15 Jul 2020, 7:58am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Hit from behind while commuting - advice please!
Replies: 82
Views: 3624

Re: Hit from behind while commuting - advice please!

This seems a strange case. If there is damage to the car, and the driver is saying you cut in front of him, why is he not claiming against you for the cost of repairing the car? I may be out of date on this, but wasn’t it always the case that when one driver runs into the back of another, then that ...
by RH20
7 Jul 2020, 2:15pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Dog walkers or horseriders?
Replies: 72
Views: 124361

Re: Dog walkers or horseriders?

How about this for logic. Out walking with my retired adopted greyhound, my dog on a lead. A spaniel came bounding up, jumping all over my dog, I tried to get the spaniel away as it was causing distress to my dog. Usual response from the owner of the other dog “it only wants to play.” Well my dog do...
by RH20
30 Jun 2020, 2:15pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cycle training for all!
Replies: 27
Views: 894

Re: Cycle training for all!

As someone who passed his cycling proficiency test more than 60 years ago, I can see the value of cycle training, not just for the young, but it can also be advantageous for older riders who may not have cycled for many years and are possibly lacking in confidence on today’s busy roads. We have beco...
by RH20
30 Jun 2020, 9:05am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Antisocial cyclists
Replies: 309
Views: 7778

Re: Antisocial cyclists

When out on the bike I would normally acknowledge a fellow cyclist, raised hand, morning etc. However, sometimes just looking at an oncoming cyclist and you get the impression that this one is probably not going to acknowledge me. Still I acknowledge them. I always think there is no harm in acknowle...
by RH20
19 Jun 2020, 1:51pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: supplements
Replies: 36
Views: 918

Re: supplements

A good balanced diet should provide all the vitamins, minerals etc that our bodies need without having to resort to supplements. Supplements quite possibly are of most benefit to the manufacturers. Having said that, there are recommendations that we would benefit from vitamin D supplements between O...
by RH20
7 Jun 2020, 12:16pm
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: Re: Speed and the fear of falling off
Replies: 31
Views: 806

Re: Speed and the fear of falling off

Why do people have such strong opinions about the advantage or otherwise of wearing a cycle helmet? Surely wearing a helmet is a personal choice. If I were to come off my bike I would rather have the bit of polystyrene between my head and the road than just my skin and bone. However, if someone else...
by RH20
2 Jun 2020, 8:28pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Disgraceful driving!
Replies: 60
Views: 2221

Re: Disgraceful driving!

Bad drivers are another symptom of today’s nasty society. The media are forever putting one section of society agains another, young against old, workers against unemployed, rich against poor. Everyone is fair game, no one is responsible for their actions. “I only did it for a laugh mate.” The adven...