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06-21-13, 12:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 752
Posted By ukmtk

Many thanks for that - I think this is exactly...

Many thanks for that - I think this is exactly what I'm after.
The Sora SL3500DPA + BL3500 look to be just what I need.
06-20-13, 03:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 752
Posted By ukmtk

Road -> MTB conversion?

I have an old road bike (8-9 years) that has 9 speed Shimano Ultegra kit on (it has a braised to the frame attachment for the front derailleur).
It has a double chainset (52/39). It has typical...
11-05-09, 01:52 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,432
Posted By ukmtk

As I have stated in other posts my helmet has...

As I have stated in other posts my helmet has saved me from at least one cracked skull/concussion. I was clipped by a motorist opening their car door, went flying and landed on my back. My head hit...
11-05-09, 10:20 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,432
Posted By ukmtk

I think that TdF riders are only allowed to...

I think that TdF riders are only allowed to remove their helmet on the final ascent of a mountain top finish.

I don't need to wear a helmet in my car as I have full surround airbags. I am also...
11-04-09, 11:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,577
Posted By ukmtk

One argument that I would use against mandated...

One argument that I would use against mandated cycle path usage is that a cycle path is fine for weak cyclists or children. But it is dangerous for a fast cyclist to use a cycle path. They are in...
11-04-09, 11:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 571
Posted By ukmtk

I work from home. I used to ride to commute. But...

I work from home. I used to ride to commute. But now I just do out and back rides.

I wrote the following in another (post (http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=587463&page=3)):

It is...
11-04-09, 11:05 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,241
Posted By ukmtk

I have used plastic bags over socks. I.e. just...

I have used plastic bags over socks. I.e. just the layering approach. That was for sub zero Centigrade.
Similarly plastic bag under the helmet worked a treat too.
11-04-09, 09:16 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,432
Posted By ukmtk

I agree with the original poster. People should...

I agree with the original poster. People should wear helmets. The reasons why?

You buy house insurance. You hope that your house will never burn down. But it's comforting to know if that rare...
11-04-09, 03:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 866
Posted By ukmtk

I actually advocate the elliptical cross...

I actually advocate the elliptical cross trainer/cycling/walking approach to staying fit.
I recommend using the cross training facilities when cycling outside is not possible or a bit harsh.
I also...
11-03-09, 06:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 725
Posted By ukmtk

I had a close shave with a pheasant. I was...

I had a close shave with a pheasant. I was bombing down hill and it tried to get away by flying. Only trouble was that it flew in front of me and I caught it in the chest with my elbow. I was lucky...
11-03-09, 06:24 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,931
Posted By ukmtk

I have tried to use Human Rights legislation in...

I have tried to use Human Rights legislation in the UK to force a change of mentality here.
Check out my Human Rights paper here: HumanRights-SpeedEnforcement.pdf...
11-03-09, 02:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 990
Posted By ukmtk

I actually prefer riding my MTB on the roads. I...

I actually prefer riding my MTB on the roads. I find it more comfortable. It certainly isn't as easy a road bike but I cycle for good health rather than getting anywhere fast.
11-02-09, 03:47 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,736
Posted By ukmtk

I have just always used a bike as a form of...

I have just always used a bike as a form of transport ever since I was about 5! No kidding.

Sometimes I really enjoy a cycle. One ride I enjoyed years ago was on a Christmas Day in the pouring...
11-02-09, 03:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 810
Posted By ukmtk

You might want to check out this thread:...

You might want to check out this thread: http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=597103. There I recommended a cross trainer that I use as well as cycling. It is great exercise.
11-02-09, 03:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,518
Posted By ukmtk

You might want to check out this thread:...

You might want to check out this thread: http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=597103. There I recommended a cross trainer that I use as well as cycling. It is great exercise.
11-02-09, 03:22 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,816
Posted By ukmtk

I admire you for your courage in trying to do...

I admire you for your courage in trying to do something about it. I always find it surprising that people in the wrong always have some lame excuse or reason why it's alright for them to engage in...
10-31-09, 12:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,591
Posted By ukmtk

I hate to say this but a lot of those photos make...

I hate to say this but a lot of those photos make the food look really gross. Yuk.
And I even have a very sweet tooth and enjoy the occasional cake - just have to cycle it off.
10-30-09, 12:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,218
Posted By ukmtk

There was a recent piece of research in the UK...

There was a recent piece of research in the UK that showed the most common reasons for accidents/near misses were the following:

1. mobile phones: reading/writing text messages + phoning
2....
10-30-09, 10:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 649
Posted By ukmtk

I don't think it is necessarily genetic. It is...

I don't think it is necessarily genetic. It is certainly contagious!
10-29-09, 11:07 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,786
Posted By ukmtk

We've actually had a very dry autumn. Warmer than...

We've actually had a very dry autumn. Warmer than average this week.
We only get snow about once a year. A few inches at most.
10-29-09, 11:04 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,982
Posted By ukmtk

I am actually in Hulland Ward. One of my long...

I am actually in Hulland Ward.
One of my long routes is cycling through Hognaston to Brassington, getting onto the High Peak trail, up to the Tissington trail, down towards Ashbourne, but leaving...
10-29-09, 10:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,007
Posted By ukmtk

I doubt there is a meaningful weight/power...

I doubt there is a meaningful weight/power measurement.
Obviously larger muscles are more powerful.
However I suspect that most TdF riders are in the 70-80kg range (154-176 lbs).
10-29-09, 10:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 623
Posted By ukmtk

I don't think this is overly unusual. You just...

I don't think this is overly unusual. You just might be doing it more than the average person.
Likely some nerves firing off more than normal. Just might have to warn potential...
10-28-09, 11:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 819
Posted By ukmtk

Should take no more than 5 minutes to knock up...

Should take no more than 5 minutes to knock up something like I have.

All you need is the columns + MIN/MAX/AVERAGE/STDEV/SUM functions over the column data.

Go on - exercise your brain.
Forum: Commuting
10-27-09, 01:47 PM
Replies: 696
Views: 28,223
Posted By ukmtk

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Forum: Commuting
10-27-09, 01:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 606
Posted By ukmtk

I actually have 2 jackets. One for winter/real...

I actually have 2 jackets.
One for winter/real cold and one for summer/not so cold in case of showers.
The light one is one of those that you can put in a pocket.
The thick one is an Altura brand...
10-27-09, 01:21 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,982
Posted By ukmtk

Where in the Peak District? Buxton? I'm across...

Where in the Peak District? Buxton? I'm across from Ashbourne.

@bitterspeak: I always advise against running because of the impact on joints. I walk or use a cross trainer if I'm not cycling.
10-27-09, 10:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 704
Posted By ukmtk

Don't be too hard on yourself. When I got to the...

Don't be too hard on yourself. When I got to the age of 25 I realised that I had done some pretty dumb things - including some that could have killed me!

One of the best I did was to separate a...
10-27-09, 10:30 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,982
Posted By ukmtk

What were her comments regarding your legs...

What were her comments regarding your legs overall? I.e. muscle formation?
Did she provide a reason why you were like this?
Was this on the NHS? I've paid private for a chiropractor a couple of...
10-27-09, 10:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 819
Posted By ukmtk

I use an OpenOffice spreadsheet. It...

I use an OpenOffice spreadsheet.

It contains:
date, time, blood pressure, weight [lbs/kg], distance cycled (cross trained or walked all in km), time taken, route taken, weather

At the bottom I...
10-25-09, 04:30 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,046
Posted By ukmtk

I've had considerably more accidents cycling than...

I've had considerably more accidents cycling than I have ever had walking or engaging in any other activity.

I'll provide an example. One of the times that my helmet saved me is when I was doored...
10-24-09, 01:22 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,046
Posted By ukmtk

I hate to say this but I started wearing a helmet...

I hate to say this but I started wearing a helmet back in 1987.
I think I was reading an article in Cycling Weekly whilst working out in Australia for a few months.
The article writer was a bike...
10-24-09, 01:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 872
Posted By ukmtk

Looks like a very nice piece of kit. Should last...

Looks like a very nice piece of kit. Should last forever.
10-24-09, 11:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 627
Posted By ukmtk

Just out of interest why do you want such a...

Just out of interest why do you want such a bike!?
I have a road bike + mountain bike (the MTB is quite old the frame dates from 1993).
And I much rather cycle my MTB. Why? Because I feel more...
10-24-09, 11:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 872
Posted By ukmtk

I have a good quality cross trainer (York x301). ...

I have a good quality cross trainer (York x301).
I really like it. It can work you as hard (or as easy) as you want.
It is a brilliant way of exercising - especially as there is no impact on one's...
10-24-09, 06:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 697
Posted By ukmtk

I consider the first few minutes/last few minutes...

I consider the first few minutes/last few minutes of cycling warm up/cool down.
I don't stretch very often. Mind you I wouldn't say that I cycle very hard.
A reasonable speed on an MTB.
10-20-09, 01:20 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,837
Posted By ukmtk

Please do NOT hang keys up on hooks! In the...

Please do NOT hang keys up on hooks!

In the UK this is a favorite fishing place used by car thieves. They really do get a fishing rod through a letterbox and they're off in your nice fancy car....
10-19-09, 01:51 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,372
Posted By ukmtk

I work from home and so go cycling in my lunch...

I work from home and so go cycling in my lunch hour.
If it is a really nice day then it becomes "lunch hours" (max 2).
But as I work free overtime anyway my immediate boss would never complain (and...
10-19-09, 12:47 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,810
Posted By ukmtk

My Raleigh M-Trax 1000 Ti is still my main bike....

My Raleigh M-Trax 1000 Ti is still my main bike. The only original bits on it are the forks + frame.
It dates from 1993 - what makes me not want to give it up is the quality of the ride. And the...
10-18-09, 01:04 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,982
Posted By ukmtk

I was told by a nurse when I was a kid to take...

I was told by a nurse when I was a kid to take anti inflammatories to aid healing. I had a sprained ankle and she said that if I was in pain I might subconsciously reduce the blood flow to the...
10-17-09, 06:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 521
Posted By ukmtk

I think that to improve speed you need to do...

I think that to improve speed you need to do "interval training". I.e. strengthen your heart by pushing yourself to the limit! Honest.

I have started doing it on my cross trainer. It is easier to...
10-14-09, 12:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,000
Posted By ukmtk

You don't need vitamins if you are young and eat...

You don't need vitamins if you are young and eat a balanced diet. In fact they could be harmful to you.

You could look here if you wish:...
10-14-09, 12:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 897
Posted By ukmtk

Why not an elliptical cross trainer? I both...

Why not an elliptical cross trainer?
I both cycle and cross train during the week.
I cycle 4 days a week, cross train 2 and walk on my day off (Monday).
I expect to cross train more during winter....
10-14-09, 12:08 PM
Replies: 2,573
Views: 306,369
Posted By ukmtk

I'm 5'11" in height, 32" waist. In March I was...

I'm 5'11" in height, 32" waist.
In March I was 176 lbs - I'm now down to 149 lbs.
I just got tough with myself and wanted a 6 pack torso.
Cycled + cross trained plenty. Was careful with my diet...
10-11-09, 12:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 690
Posted By ukmtk

I suspect that it is impatience in the end. ...

I suspect that it is impatience in the end.

I think this explains many accidents - especially when people say "I didn't see you". That is a favourite for car drivers pulling out of junctions and...
10-09-09, 01:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 732
Posted By ukmtk

I'm 5'11" and currently weigh 152 pounds [I have...

I'm 5'11" and currently weigh 152 pounds [I have dropped about a pound a week for the last 20 weeks]. I have muscular legs and relatively skinny arms. I'm mostly bone and muscle (still a bit of fat...
10-09-09, 11:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,972
Posted By ukmtk

The reason for the sugar free is that is what I...

The reason for the sugar free is that is what I drink most of the time.
I add glucose as it is absorbed into the blood stream much faster than sucrose (i.e. it needs less processing in the body)....
10-08-09, 12:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,972
Posted By ukmtk

I use sugar free diluted blackcurrant squash with...

I use sugar free diluted blackcurrant squash with added glucose (Sainsburys own in case it means something to you). Works for me up to 3 hours. Dead cheap.
10-07-09, 02:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 446
Posted By ukmtk

I like a chocolate biscuit + couple of sweets...

I like a chocolate biscuit + couple of sweets most days.
A cake and a few beers at the weekend.
10-07-09, 12:54 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,355
Posted By ukmtk

I ride throughout winter. When it gets below sub...

I ride throughout winter. When it gets below sub zero (C) I wear a skull cap under my helmet. Otherwise it is just dressing appropriately. I'm lucky as most of the roads I ride are gritted so ice is...
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