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by Dee Jay
23 Jan 2009, 4:12pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: So how do you celebrate your birthday?
Replies: 23
Views: 1597

Mary, Thank you! :D I'm having a lovely day, despite being from the 'non-celebratory camp' .... nothing out of the ordinary ... but I did go to the hairdressers, and that's always nice. And I did get a dozen velvety red roses from Mr Dee Jay and more flowers from a good friend and some cards and ema...
by Dee Jay
21 Jan 2009, 5:20pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Throw-away Society
Replies: 47
Views: 3126

I was given a good tip about charity shops though and that was to visit ones in nice areas. So I'd go to Petts Wood or West Wickham rather than Orpington and be astounded at the quality of stuff people threw away. Jan :D When I lived in London I used to go to St John's Wood or Notting Hill. Very ri...
by Dee Jay
21 Jan 2009, 5:11pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: What can we do to encourage more women to cycle?
Replies: 358
Views: 43014

Good stuff, Russell! Is there 'somewhere' - a club or group - for them to continue the good work afterwards? Yes. Once the Stratford Challenge is complete most of the ladies stay with us. Our membership last year peaked at over 140 - from scratch in two years. All you need to do is lead from the fr...
by Dee Jay
21 Jan 2009, 1:17pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: So how do you celebrate your birthday?
Replies: 23
Views: 1597

Belatedly, Happy Birthday! York is a lovely city and we walked miles and miles around it visiting the usual tourist sites - of course this time of year there's hardly anyone around. We kept the overnight cost down by staying in the Youth Hostel (big spenders, us!) It just made a really nice break. V...
by Dee Jay
21 Jan 2009, 1:05pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Throw-away Society
Replies: 47
Views: 3126

Oh, don't get me started on this! I was at a primary school meeting last night, preparation for the Year 6 residential trip, and I brought the room to a stunned silence. These children are going caving, rafting, abseiling, boating etc etc and when I suggested that the parents buy old trackie pants a...
by Dee Jay
19 Jan 2009, 1:22pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: What can we do to encourage more women to cycle?
Replies: 358
Views: 43014

Good stuff, Russell!

Is there 'somewhere' - a club or group - for them to continue the good work afterwards?
by Dee Jay
18 Jan 2009, 9:52pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Clothing for commuting
Replies: 21
Views: 6551

Re: Clothing for commuting

Can anyone tell me if there is advantage to wearing cycling specific shorts or would ordinary shorts suffice. Welcome to the forum! I wear ordinary, baggy shorts with my wonderful padded undershorts! (And footless tights, socks, knee guard .... :roll: ) Some kind of padding will improve the quality...
by Dee Jay
17 Jan 2009, 7:03am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How to get Fit on a Bicycle?
Replies: 86
Views: 296354

Another fitness observation Like *everyone* I have had the lurgi. I didn't cycle for 32 days! In that time I have only had 2 X 2 walks, weeks apart. On Friday, I went out on my bike with 2 friends from our cycling club - we have all been ill. We did 14 miles (avoiding the hills, insofar as this is p...
by Dee Jay
15 Jan 2009, 6:35pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: not well
Replies: 12
Views: 910

I've avoided it so far, probably thanks to not being in work for 3 months. Now I've got a job again, I'm expecting to come down with something any day. cough I hate being right all the time :( My husband has just come home with a sore throat .. just when he though he was on the way to getting bette...
by Dee Jay
15 Jan 2009, 6:30pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cold Feet
Replies: 4
Views: 391

Well, having recovered sufficiently from the lurgi to go out for my first ride of the year. And, I also took the opportunity to try out my new furry thermal insoles. They worked brilliantly, although admittedly, it was cold and damp, but not actually raining. And they cost me the princely sum of £1 ...
by Dee Jay
13 Jan 2009, 4:29pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Is this charity ride doable by a fit-less newbie?
Replies: 38
Views: 3496

cathnmike wrote:Just to say that I ordered some cold-weather clothing from swrve.co.uk - thanks for that link, Dee Jay. Ordered yesterday at about 4pm and arrived this morning! Not cheap, but really good quality.



You're welcome, Cath.

Have you tried them on yet? What's the fit like?
by Dee Jay
13 Jan 2009, 4:26pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Introductions - tell us about yourself
Replies: 1148
Views: 333780

Hey!

Welcome to all the latest members of the Forum!
by Dee Jay
10 Jan 2009, 5:02pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Euurghhhhh
Replies: 20
Views: 1824

Our cycle club leader has taken the decision to cancel our 14 mile Moon Ride tonight as the mid-Devon lanes are still very icy, and all of the grown-ups are either still half-dead with the lurgi, or have more or less recovered, but still have very low energy levels. I have, however, been out for two...
by Dee Jay
9 Jan 2009, 6:53pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Euurghhhhh
Replies: 20
Views: 1824

Chris, I sympathise and wish you better, but I'm afraid if you've got anything like we've had/got, you are looking at at 4 weeks. My husband and have been ill since mid-December. :roll: Don't try to 'work through it', it just prolongs it. Go to bed, lots of fluids, whatever helps in the meds dept an...
by Dee Jay
7 Jan 2009, 7:58pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Is this charity ride doable by a fit-less newbie?
Replies: 38
Views: 3496

Cath, I know that clubs are not for everyone, but I have had enormous fun and made great progress with mine. I guess it's finding the right club. Apparently, the research - come on 'Stats Monkeys' where are you, when I need you? - shows that hills are perceived as being less steep, and distances as ...