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by Pebble
11 Feb 2021, 8:05am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain Oiler
Replies: 26
Views: 865

Re: Chain Oiler

I would of thought the process of wiping dirty black oil from the chain after oiling was an important process in removing dirt - the new oil flushes out some of the dirty stuff inside the chain.
by Pebble
10 Feb 2021, 11:19pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Perfect winters day on the road
Replies: 17
Views: 999

Perfect winters day on the road

Just one of those rides that is near perfect, wish these were normal winter conditions https://i.postimg.cc/B6vmb9Cs/snw-1387.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/TPf78WLK/snw-1400.jpg Some very dark clouds start to gave chase https://i.postimg.cc/KzsJgq9T/snw-1407.jpg I tried to out run them, but couldn't http...
by Pebble
10 Feb 2021, 12:08am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: How's your weather?
Replies: 413
Views: 11442

Re: How's your weather?

Another day of very cold and lots of snow showers here in the Scottish Borders No bike today but a good long walk in the woods https://i.postimg.cc/c4Sdhcq7/wiw-1366.jpg It isn't a black n white photo - All the colour seems to have vanished this week Here is another view of my black and white world ...
by Pebble
9 Feb 2021, 8:41am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Who's had the vaccine?
Replies: 887
Views: 20862

Re: Who's had the vaccine?

I tried my luck at a vaccine centre yesterday, with the bad weather I thought there might be a few no-shows so I popped in about half an hour before closing, they were very nice and polite and for a moment I thought it was going to be a yes, but once they knew I was still in my fifties it was a big ...
by Pebble
8 Feb 2021, 8:06pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Challenging Road Surface Today
Replies: 8
Views: 946

Re: Challenging Road Surface Today

1st pic is a nbit bothersome, look slike the centre channel of exposed tarmac ends a bit further up, did you have to dismount at that point or was it slush that you could ride through? The channel on the left is plenty wide enough, the water in itself isn't a massive deal unless you're having to go...
by Pebble
8 Feb 2021, 10:06am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Everesting end of February...
Replies: 57
Views: 1598

Re: Everesting end of February...

Highest pub in UK? Tan Hill Inn I think. Ride up there, drink a pint, back down, back up there, another pint etc etc etc :D Reeth to Tan Hill Inn: 11.1 miles 1732ft of ascent so 16,75 times up=17 pints You would need 4 pints every time you got to the Inn just to keep up with calories burnt. It woul...
by Pebble
8 Feb 2021, 8:39am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Star Count 6-14 February 2021 - Survey
Replies: 8
Views: 262

Re: Star Count 6-14 February 2021 - Survey

I guess Orion is such an easy constellation to find and this is the time of year to see it at its best. Summer would be no good as it is just too light at night.
by Pebble
7 Feb 2021, 5:27pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Star Count 6-14 February 2021 - Survey
Replies: 8
Views: 262

Re: Star Count 6-14 February 2021 - Survey

the great square of Pegasus was often used to ascertain light pollution, can get 5 from back garden, but head into the hills (Cheviots) and give the eyes a little time to adjust and I could sometimes see 8 or 9. It is the wrong time of year for pegasus at the moment Will give the Orion one a go when...
by Pebble
5 Feb 2021, 8:02am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What Do You See Pt2 Answer
Replies: 33
Views: 760

Re: What Do You See Pt2 Answer

A man running into the woods with his legs bending the wrong way - then I found my glasses and its a big black poodle coming towards me.

And where is Part 1 ?
by Pebble
3 Feb 2021, 11:17am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Vitamin D - how much?
Replies: 102
Views: 4746

Re: Vitamin D - how much?

2000iu tablet + 1400iu from cod liver oil + a good wide diet that hopefully provides some too.

taking vit d cured painfull hands for me - strange but true.
by Pebble
31 Jan 2021, 11:31am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Rotational burning to be banned.
Replies: 36
Views: 995

Re: Rotational burning to be banned.

You are wrong and it's where it get's complicated We're clearly going to remain at odds here. One might well ask, how did upland heath and peat bog fare before H. sapiens appeared on the scene and started torching it? I assume you have an answer to that... ...the removal of predators like mink or s...
by Pebble
30 Jan 2021, 6:43pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Rotational burning to be banned.
Replies: 36
Views: 995

Re: Rotational burning to be banned.

It is known as the Muir burn up here and as far as I know it is purely carried out for the grouse shooting, everything about it is an ecological disaster and the quicker it is all kicked into touch the better.
by Pebble
30 Jan 2021, 11:56am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Slow Down For Cyclists To Become Law (in Spain)
Replies: 11
Views: 620

Re: Slow Down For Cyclists To Become Law (in Spain)

Not yet but being pushed by the Spanish Directorate General of Traffic It is legal in the UK to cross a double white line when overtaking a cyclist, although in my experience very few motorists are aware of this. https://www.rac.co.uk/drive/advice/how-to/overtaking-safely-on-the-road-guide/#:~:text...
by Pebble
27 Jan 2021, 7:42pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Challenging Road Surface Today
Replies: 8
Views: 946

Challenging Road Surface Today

Ice covered in hawthorne clippings :D
couldn't quite believe my luck
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There was other bits where I could rather excitingly ride up the streams
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by Pebble
26 Jan 2021, 11:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gaiters for cycling in walking boots
Replies: 15
Views: 694

Re: Gaiters for cycling in walking boots

using walking gaitors for cycling was the biggest improvement I made in combating cold feet. I now just wear the same socks and trainers as I do in the summer, neoprene overshoes and then a home made walking/yeti type gaitor over the whole lot. That little bit of air semi trapped between the yeti ga...