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10-05-21, 11:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,663
Posted By peterws

Never too late to start . . . unless the medics...

Never too late to start . . . unless the medics suggest otherwise . .
10-05-21, 04:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 982
Posted By peterws

You have fun on any bike, anywhere. I get mine on...

You have fun on any bike, anywhere. I get mine on the hills leading out of town. These days, same course. Been doin' it for the last twenty years; the road's been resufaced (partially) once. Now the...
10-05-21, 04:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,803
Posted By peterws

I got a gel padded cover, (Chinese) cost around...

I got a gel padded cover, (Chinese) cost around 7; it's heavy, but really comfortable. Hard seats an do all srts of damage particularly when you're older.
08-10-21, 02:16 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,808
Posted By peterws

Seems to me that you ave to take care when you...

Seems to me that you ave to take care when you get older. I loved treadmill sprinting before a gym spinning class; nice warm up, kinda gets you in the mood for the serious stuff.
Then I pulled a...
07-23-21, 09:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,723
Posted By peterws

Well do I remember my first bike; a sky blue...

Well do I remember my first bike; a sky blue Hercules several years old when I got it, aged about 10.
There was one part of the single-speed bike which was shiny; under the dopwntube from the...
07-10-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 12,172
Posted By peterws

If that day ever comes to me, it'll be a...

If that day ever comes to me, it'll be a Lambretta or a Vespa retro scooter. Always wanted one, but I'd got my motorbike before they became popular in the 60s.
Now, 'er indoors, despite my...
06-12-21, 12:09 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 9,963
Posted By peterws

I sometimes wonder about my heart. Guess I have...

I sometimes wonder about my heart. Guess I have done for the last 30 years; i get a blood test every year usually, and my doctor says I'm fine. But my doubts remain since I'm in my 70s (HR too...
02-04-21, 02:53 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,936
Posted By peterws

I used an old style turbo a few times but found...

I used an old style turbo a few times but found it nauseating in the garage. I could gain no incentive to use it further so I got rid. The Les Mills stuff at the gym gave me all the incentive I...
01-23-21, 05:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,369
Posted By peterws

Thanks for the info, guys! I understand a bit...

Thanks for the info, guys! I understand a bit more now..
01-22-21, 06:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,369
Posted By peterws

I meant the skewers. They seemed the weakest...

I meant the skewers. They seemed the weakest link. If it suddenly went then i too could suddenly go . . .to my new forever home You do wonder how they stand up to all the buffeting, and the times...
01-21-21, 12:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,369
Posted By peterws

Quick Release wheel spindles

How long do they last? I have 2 which've gone on for 11 years or so nowm since I got the bike. It's not donw so many miles in all since I only do short trips. any info on this?
01-21-21, 09:40 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,130
Posted By peterws

I'm as young as I want to be when I ride. Don't...

I'm as young as I want to be when I ride. Don't mind the ladies passing on the straight, but hate it when the guys do. Uphill is where I like to be. There are loads around where I live. Covid or...
01-21-21, 09:30 AM
Replies: 475
Views: 85,077
Posted By peterws

Note the English weather. It sometimes refuses to...

Note the English weather. It sometimes refuses to rain. This creates confusion amongst us residents and complaints amongst our womenfolk. "It's too hot!" "keep out the sun . . " "Put yer blooody...
01-21-21, 09:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,499
Posted By peterws

Still a young 'un! Don't give up on your legs...

Still a young 'un! Don't give up on your legs and they won't give up on you. I made that up . . . . :idiotic grin:
10-28-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,153
Posted By peterws

My abiding memories of bike bottles (we had 'em...

My abiding memories of bike bottles (we had 'em over the handlebars in pairs) were magic. It's because everything had that taste I loved them. The frames were chrome plated like stuff was then, and...
10-28-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,586
Posted By peterws

Similar to me. I ride uphill past the City...

Similar to me. I ride uphill past the City cathedral, past the Grammar School, stood up. HR around 150; a guess. Can't get enough; it makes up for not being/feeling able to go to the gym.
The...
10-28-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,715
Posted By peterws

I'm not a walker, hate it. Too slow! But I...

I'm not a walker, hate it. Too slow! But I know loads, inc my father and bro in law who love it. And have had to pack it in. Knees, and hips unsurprisingly seem to be the problem, and keeping up...
10-28-20, 08:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 724
Posted By peterws

I've heard such stuff too many times for it to...

I've heard such stuff too many times for it to have no weight . . . .
10-19-20, 04:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,990
Posted By peterws

Cycle studios are usually in dark, confined areas...

Cycle studios are usually in dark, confined areas with dubious ventilation. The heaviest breathing takes place in them. I love these occasions but won't go until Covid's dealt with. They're still...
10-09-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,610
Posted By peterws

Glad you got a good result from meds. My allergy...

Glad you got a good result from meds. My allergy seems caused in part by food; since I cut out raspberries the improvement all round is amazing. But I love raspberries. . .
10-09-20, 03:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,672
Posted By peterws

Saw the quack about that some years ago now; I...

Saw the quack about that some years ago now; I seemed to get it using a certain machine at the gym; it'd happened twice without even a heavy load. You're sat down. Your lower arms are cranked,...
08-18-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,160
Posted By peterws

I found it otherwise too, in France. Not...

I found it otherwise too, in France. Not England. But I can't see why anybody should be ashamed. The sun's for everyone.
I do recall seeing a couple in identical swimming costume bottoms; middle...
06-24-20, 04:58 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,796
Posted By peterws

Seems when you get older it gets harder to self...

Seems when you get older it gets harder to self motivate. That's when you need to dig in. Fortunately it seems to rain very little where I live; it used to be on my bike and down to the gym. Now...
06-18-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,189
Posted By peterws

[QUOTE=berner;21529942] The British are...

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The British are famous for it. They never listened to their own troops' or officers' complaints either. Nor would they natter to the Germans (both world wars could've...
06-16-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 27,690
Posted By peterws

It's all over now; Stones with Brian Jones. I'd...

It's all over now; Stones with Brian Jones. I'd be 13 or so at the time, it was a great Summer song. There have been so many geat summer songs and artists.. Still are in all probability.
06-11-20, 05:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,189
Posted By peterws

One night contemplate all sorts of things...

One night contemplate all sorts of things perhaps, in times past, and conjecture the future. Things that go round, come round, and we never ever learn from history. But when you get to a certain age,...
05-27-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,610
Posted By peterws

Just gives me more irritation, then I really...

Just gives me more irritation, then I really start sneezing! pleased to say, some days now, it isn't so bad anymore. Interesting about the aspirin for sinus stuff . . .
05-27-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,652
Posted By peterws

My bp regularly goes down to 105 after an hour at...

My bp regularly goes down to 105 after an hour at the gym inc a 40min Les Mills-er. I thought that was common enough;but bp will change quiite dramatically up or down given changes in weather...
05-22-20, 11:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,766
Posted By peterws

UK-er here. The Brummie accent is lilting...

UK-er here. The Brummie accent is lilting compared to that from those good folk in Barrow in Furness . . . .
Big advantage of the UK is the Coast to Coast.
You can do it in less than a lifetime ....
05-10-20, 02:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,525
Posted By peterws

I was looking for a section on 3 wheelers, but...

I was looking for a section on 3 wheelers, but there isn't one. I'll so used to the Gym Bikes now, it's taking time to adjust to the road machine, bumps and all. Particularly stood up, pulling from...
05-10-20, 02:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,093
Posted By peterws

A gel seat cover and you've cracked it! Most...

A gel seat cover and you've cracked it! Most comfortable Bike Award, 2020. Guess where it's pinned . . . .
04-30-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,093
Posted By peterws

Thanks guys. I just fitteda 32 tyre so I'll try...

Thanks guys. I just fitteda 32 tyre so I'll try that out. The Redshift sounds good . . . .it's handy having someone here to confirm the reviews.
04-20-20, 03:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,093
Posted By peterws

I like the bit on the end . . .dry wit is the...

I like the bit on the end . . .dry wit is the best! Anyway, I thought about it; the price of the thing was such that I'd gladly risk a fatter tyre. I've been happy with the 25's; they're generally...
04-19-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,618
Posted By peterws

I just gave away my weights to a lady at the gym,...

I just gave away my weights to a lady at the gym, shortly before it closed . . . . I never needed them when I went there.
04-19-20, 02:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,093
Posted By peterws

My bike is a Halfords Carerra which I got 10...

My bike is a Halfords Carerra which I got 10 years ago when I retired. It now has those Frankenstien handlebars I put on for a better riding position, which got a laugh here, and work well. I have...
04-19-20, 02:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,723
Posted By peterws

Always, the talk is of miles. I had an associate...

Always, the talk is of miles. I had an associate who was a keen racer, late 50's 20 years ago. "Get the miles in!" was his mantra. I never done that; I've always rode alone, sometimes encounter...
04-18-20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,093
Posted By peterws

Handlebar Suspension Stems . . .

The latest big thing, i believe, for folk with dodgy wrists, elbows, etc. or those wanting a bit of comfort over the bumps we have to put up with.these days. Fat tyres may be a better option, but on...
04-07-20, 12:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 828
Posted By peterws

You can always turn sharp left at the first...

You can always turn sharp left at the first opportunity if they look like doin' the same to you . . . .
04-04-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 14,238
Posted By peterws

I just bought a cheap Bar End mirror and mount it...

I just bought a cheap Bar End mirror and mount it on my bar extensions. Doesn't stick out, and tells me if there's a car behind, when I want to turn right (we drive on the left here) and it saves my...
04-04-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 828
Posted By peterws

Unexpected training for some . . .

Love the hills where I live. Always had hills. So I now head, as do some newly unemployed worthies, for them every day insted of heading doen the cycle track to the Gym. Roads are quiet, cycle...
04-04-20, 09:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,169
Posted By peterws

Is it good for the over 70's too? Sounds fun...

Is it good for the over 70's too? Sounds fun with the right person . . . . :)
04-03-20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 863
Posted By peterws

I seen so many folk wearing maskes and face ...

I seen so many folk wearing maskes and face coverings in Supermarkets I feel like coughing when i see 'em, prob. because I hold my breath; . . . .just SOO glad to get out of these places!
04-01-20, 04:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 863
Posted By peterws

Still worth hearing folk's experience. Might...

Still worth hearing folk's experience. Might turn out that cyclists have a better resistance through the increased ventilation of their lungs. But if you think it's of no importance, go get yerself...
04-01-20, 08:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 863
Posted By peterws

Thanks. You are a star . . . . I'm nott good...

Thanks. You are a star . . . . I'm nott good on technicalities being a failed engineer . . .
04-01-20, 08:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 863
Posted By peterws

Thought the voices of experience might count for...

Thought the voices of experience might count for something . . . . I can assess whether it's useful or not. So can you. :)
04-01-20, 02:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 863
Posted By peterws

Staving off CV with cycling?

Nobody's asked this question have they?. The CV official forum seems almost inaccessible so I got a bit cheeky and put it here. To my knowledge, I'm not infected, but thinking ahead.
Great thing...
03-22-20, 03:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,195
Posted By peterws

Wonderful way of putting it! I have sniffles and...

Wonderful way of putting it! I have sniffles and explosive sneezes again now, congestion later on in the day. Fondly thought I'd got rid of it but in the light of the present crisis, it seems so...
03-20-20, 06:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 561
Posted By peterws

Les Mills Virtual Home classes

Seems little appetite for this offering; free fitness classes and spinning virtual Trips and what not. But you can get it online free if you want, from Les Mills website.
03-19-20, 05:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,195
Posted By peterws

There are 10 times more, nay, 100 times more who...

There are 10 times more, nay, 100 times more who have it and haven't been tested . . .
03-17-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,401
Posted By peterws

Corona . . .

The new C word. Is your life affected? All I hear is shutdown, lockdown, self- isolation. Etc etc. To anybody affected, sympathy from me and apologies for this. But it's not looking good is it?...
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