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11-04-11, 04:59 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,918
Posted By Bike_UK

I was going to suggest this - the body keeps...

I was going to suggest this - the body keeps itself warm from the core out. So if your torso is cold, blood flow is reduced to the extremities (hands and feet) to try and keep the temperature around...
07-28-09, 08:36 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,592
Posted By Bike_UK

It has been illegal to hold a cell phone whilst...

It has been illegal to hold a cell phone whilst driving here in the UK for a few years now but, much like the observation from Canada above, it has made little difference to driver's behaviour. I...
Forum: Triathlon
04-30-09, 06:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,672
Posted By Bike_UK

I didn't change shoes, but it was also a short...

I didn't change shoes, but it was also a short race (2.5mile, 6.25mile, 2.5mile).
Forum: Triathlon
04-09-09, 03:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,672
Posted By Bike_UK

I did my first Duathlon at the weekend too, it...

I did my first Duathlon at the weekend too, it was a 4Km run, 10Km off-road ride, 4km run. I finished it in 49 mins 7 secs in ninth place and am really pleased. The cycling was my strength - i...
11-14-08, 04:03 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 7,296
Posted By Bike_UK

Where is the money for the bailout going to come...

Where is the money for the bailout going to come from?!
11-14-08, 03:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 801
Posted By Bike_UK

The only thing that i have noticed that reduces...

The only thing that i have noticed that reduces the will to drive is increasing the cost of doing so. The congestion charge in London (UK) cut car usage and the summers high fuel prices cut car use...
10-21-08, 04:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,007
Posted By Bike_UK

That about sums it up! In the summer if it's...

That about sums it up!
In the summer if it's pouring when i leave the house i might put on waterproofs, but the condensation inside usually leaves me no better off than riding in the rain.
In the...
10-20-08, 04:52 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,809
Posted By Bike_UK

I think this is the best approach - show people...

I think this is the best approach - show people that it can be done. Although beyond our control, big increases in fuel seem to create a measureable effect too.
10-16-08, 04:13 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,615
Posted By Bike_UK

Is this the same 'American intelligence' that has...

Is this the same 'American intelligence' that has kept George W. Bush as its president for the past 8 years?!

Unfortunately elections are an image and popularity contest with a completely...
10-16-08, 03:38 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,569
Posted By Bike_UK

I like the idea. One problem of mass transit...

I like the idea.

One problem of mass transit systems is that they have to run regardless of the level of occupancy. These would seem to run only when needed and not suffer from too few...
10-13-08, 06:59 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,545
Posted By Bike_UK

That's me summed up in 2 sentences! For luggage...

That's me summed up in 2 sentences! For luggage i have a few different sizes of ruck sack up to 60 litre (although that's a pig to ride with as the weight distribution is all wrong).
07-23-08, 03:29 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,764
Posted By Bike_UK

I often kneed and rest the dough the night before...

I often kneed and rest the dough the night before and then let it prove overnight in the refridgerator for baking in the morning.


Sourdough is great stuff but i have found that not everyone is...
02-20-08, 07:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 767
Posted By Bike_UK

I wish an English city would go that far! ;) ...

I wish an English city would go that far! ;)
Ken is not guaranteed to be mayor in 10 months time, never mind 10 years and it's really only an attempt to out-green other mayoral candidates for the...
12-11-07, 05:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,177
Posted By Bike_UK

I reckon you are after some of these:...

I reckon you are after some of these: http://www.respro.com/urbancommuting_cycling.php
Forum: Commuting
12-10-07, 06:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 710
Posted By Bike_UK

It's my test for working too, although my...

It's my test for working too, although my colleagues don't always agree: I have been sent home despite cycling in because they have felt i shouldn't be there. The difference is that i still get paid...
12-06-07, 04:45 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,910
Posted By Bike_UK

I vote this the closest thing to a solution in...

I vote this the closest thing to a solution in the whole thread! :D
Forum: Commuting
12-06-07, 04:22 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,168
Posted By Bike_UK

Not for me either. My bicycle is a vehicle,...

Not for me either.

My bicycle is a vehicle, a tool. It takes me places i need to go but i don't feel the need to ride around in big circles unless somewhere en route i have business. I do enjoy...
Forum: Commuting
12-04-07, 06:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,062
Posted By Bike_UK

I've done our fortnightly meat and milk shopping...

I've done our fortnightly meat and milk shopping a few times - over 40lbs in my rucksack. I nearly fell off the first time i came up off the saddle to get a bit more power!
12-03-07, 07:36 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,710
Posted By Bike_UK

Licensing a <125cc motorcycle over here costs 15...

Licensing a <125cc motorcycle over here costs 15 (about $30) a year. A small engine like that can return upto 100mpg. If a cycling tax was introduced, i'd get another motorbike!

The Mayor of...
Forum: Commuting
12-03-07, 05:05 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,129
Posted By Bike_UK

When i first started commuting to this job (8...

When i first started commuting to this job (8 years ago) i had the choice of a car, motorbike or bicycle.
The car quickly lost favour as it was at the mercy of the other traffic and as such was the...
12-03-07, 04:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 763
Posted By Bike_UK

Man, that's a great pic. I like the contrast...

Man, that's a great pic.

I like the contrast of the quiet, darker path with one trail against the lights and 'motion' of the snow plow.

:)
Forum: Commuting
11-29-07, 06:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,150
Posted By Bike_UK

I replace when the cost of repair and/or...

I replace when the cost of repair and/or replacement (including labour, if i can't do it) and imminent future repairs/replacements exceed about 80% of the price i'd spend on its replacement. Oh, and...
Forum: Commuting
11-28-07, 07:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,234
Posted By Bike_UK

I get this from time to time for no apparent...

I get this from time to time for no apparent reason.

Last time i tried all sorts of adjustmenst and couldn't get rid of it. As a last resort I bought a new saddle with the middle cut away and...
Forum: Commuting
11-27-07, 08:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 619
Posted By Bike_UK

France might be cycling heaven, but Paris...

France might be cycling heaven, but Paris specifically is a typical over-crowded Western European city where cycle commuting is not for the feint-hearted. Trafiic was probably even worse during the...
11-27-07, 08:13 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,297
Posted By Bike_UK

Having read through this thread, it would appear...

Having read through this thread, it would appear that i have never actually experienced anything within 2 seasons of winter in my life!

Big respect to you.
Forum: Commuting
10-24-07, 03:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 874
Posted By Bike_UK

What PSI was that?

What PSI was that?
Forum: Commuting
10-24-07, 03:30 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,025
Posted By Bike_UK

I needed one this morning as a car pulled onto...

I needed one this morning as a car pulled onto the roundabout in front of me. Actually pretty sure he saw me, but didn't look as i swerved and braked. An Airzound wouldn't have stopped it, but i'd...
10-03-07, 03:49 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,432
Posted By Bike_UK

Here in the UK on Monday, we had a 2p (4c) per...

Here in the UK on Monday, we had a 2p (4c) per liter tax rise on gas. Listening to the phone-in about it on the local radio, the overwhelming opinion of the masses is that "we have a right to drive...
08-20-07, 07:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,219
Posted By Bike_UK

When will you be too old for car-free?

Despite still being fairly young, i have noticed over the last few years that it has started to get cold in the winter! Last year my enthusiasm was maintained through a combination of very mild...
08-20-07, 07:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 591
Posted By Bike_UK

What do you do about injuries?

In the last year i have had a couple of injuries that have made cycling very painful and/or impossible. Luckily they have all been non-serious and it has only been a couple of days off the bike. ...
Forum: Commuting
01-09-07, 07:21 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,684
Posted By Bike_UK

For me it's the enjoyment too. For years i'd...

For me it's the enjoyment too.
For years i'd choose the bicycle over the motorbike in the garage, or my wifes car that was available from time to time because commuting was always a frustration or...
Forum: Commuting
01-08-07, 08:19 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 986
Posted By Bike_UK

I am given the most surprised reactions by my...

I am given the most surprised reactions by my co-workers even though i work in a (are you ready for this?) bicycle wholesalers! I am the only one in the office who cycles to work and they can never...
Forum: Commuting
12-22-06, 04:24 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,012
Posted By Bike_UK

We have been enjoying extreme fog here in the UK!...

We have been enjoying extreme fog here in the UK!
Heathrow Airport has been closed to domestic and some short-haul flights for the last few days because of it and i have been getting cold and wet...
12-21-06, 03:54 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,129
Posted By Bike_UK

London (UK) has started to advertise on...

London (UK) has started to advertise on television the benefits of cycling as a way of getting around the city. It's a bit idealistic (empty roads, sunny days, etc) but the numbers of cyclists are...
12-21-06, 03:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 939
Posted By Bike_UK

I bet that is a strange place to visit, in a nice...

I bet that is a strange place to visit, in a nice way. I like cycling around my town on my early morning (5am) starts when there are no cars around. The whole place has a different, more pleasant...
12-21-06, 03:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,136
Posted By Bike_UK

If i was too 'injured' to cycle then i wouldn't...

If i was too 'injured' to cycle then i wouldn't be able to manage the walk to and from the bus stop either so i guess a cab would be Plan B in a *REAL* emergency. Groceries would be bought online...
Forum: Commuting
12-19-06, 03:21 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,012
Posted By Bike_UK

Punctures! Because I have done the same route...

Punctures!
Because I have done the same route for so long and have no other realistic option of getting to work, I just accept the conditions I find on any given day and ride. Therefore the biggest...
Forum: Commuting
12-12-06, 09:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 821
Posted By Bike_UK

OK, this comes with nothing but my own...

OK, this comes with nothing but my own recommendation.

When i have long utility rides to do (as in i have something that needs to be done at the other end) then i reduce my pedalling effort so...
12-12-06, 03:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,120
Posted By Bike_UK

There are many aspects of our western society...

There are many aspects of our western society that are completely ridiculous when viewed from 'outside'. The sad thing is that most people never question the way they lead their lives.
Forum: Commuting
12-12-06, 02:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 782
Posted By Bike_UK

I did a similar thing a few weeks back (over 5...

I did a similar thing a few weeks back (over 5 miles though) and had a great time. Her bike is a comfy MTB that's never been off road - huge saddle, suspension seat post - and it brought back...
Forum: Commuting
12-11-06, 10:28 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,818
Posted By Bike_UK

I hang my head in shame :cry: i accepted a lift...

I hang my head in shame :cry: i accepted a lift on friday when i discovered at leaving time that i had a puncture.

I will not darken this thread again until January. :o
Forum: Commuting
12-11-06, 03:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,159
Posted By Bike_UK

Dont talk to me about punctures! :mad: After 3...

Dont talk to me about punctures! :mad:
After 3 punctures in the first week with my first road bike at the start of November, i fitted tyre liners and thought i'd solved the problem...


until...
Forum: Commuting
12-07-06, 10:57 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,818
Posted By Bike_UK

:eek: You've reached your annual target in ONE...

:eek:
You've reached your annual target in ONE WEEK?
Much respect!


;)
Forum: Commuting
12-07-06, 09:09 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,818
Posted By Bike_UK

5/5 and i turned down an offer (order?!) from my...

5/5 and i turned down an offer (order?!) from my wife to take the car this morning as she wasn't going anywhere. Why would i want to take the car? It's only torrential rain and high winds, woman! :D
Forum: Commuting
12-07-06, 05:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,357
Posted By Bike_UK

+1 The earliest autumnal (fall) weather this...

+1

The earliest autumnal (fall) weather this year had me feeling exactly the same way, but a real bargain secondhand road bike came up so i bought it. I've always had mtbs and wanted to try a...
Forum: Commuting
12-06-06, 01:43 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,837
Posted By Bike_UK

Whilst i take all reasonable steps to increase my...

Whilst i take all reasonable steps to increase my own safety, i think CigTech has a point: there are as many stories of 'silly' deaths which no-one could have predicted or prevented as there are of...
Forum: Commuting
12-06-06, 01:33 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,095
Posted By Bike_UK

With the wind to my back, the ride in was very...

With the wind to my back, the ride in was very quick and effortless this morning...


it's going to be a s l o w ride home!
Forum: Commuting
12-06-06, 01:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,429
Posted By Bike_UK

LOL - glad it turned out ok. I did a similar...

LOL - glad it turned out ok.
I did a similar thing a few years ago - always left my wallet in the inside pocket of my (motor)bike jacket... ALWAYS. So when it wasn't there one morning and i'd...
12-05-06, 03:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 992
Posted By Bike_UK

Up at 5 to cycle to work for 6 - it was neither...

Up at 5 to cycle to work for 6 - it was neither wet nor cold which is unusual for the time of year.
Spent 11 dull hours in the office.
Cycled home in full waterproofs which, in the course of 25...
Forum: Commuting
12-04-06, 09:48 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,837
Posted By Bike_UK

You'll be wanting a DH bike then. Body armour...

You'll be wanting a DH bike then. Body armour might be wise in an enclosed space too. :D
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