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Cycling log - random events in the day of a cyclist

Discussion in 'off topic' started by avole, Jun 2, 2015.

  1. windhoek

    windhoek The Phoolosopher

  2. Paulicus

    Paulicus pfm Member

    Yes, they kept that quiet! Hopefully they'll scrap HS2 as millions of folk will realise they can work from home. Everyday seems like a Sunday before they allowed Sunday trading.

    I hope the boffins are studying the reduction in C02 and its environmental impact during this global lockdown, like heat maps etc
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  3. Snufkin

    Snufkin pfm Member

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  4. ff1d1l

    ff1d1l pfm Member

    Bell. Use it.
  5. Tony Lockhart

    Tony Lockhart Avoiding Stress, at Every Opportunity

    I suppose if we have a war with Europe and all our towns are flattened, we’d have a starting point like the Dutch had.
  6. Paulicus

    Paulicus pfm Member

    Just a short ride today, battling the wind along the coastal road. Distinct drop in temp, too.
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  7. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    "Every day is like Sunday...Every day is silent and grey..."

    Yes they are. NOx is right down.
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  8. SteveG

    SteveG pfm Member

    Another 30 minutes on the turbo today. Backside felt slightly better this time!
  9. NeilR

    NeilR pfm Member

    I always find sessions on the turbo much worse on the backside than riding outside. I guess it's to do with the fact that you move your weight around a lot less on the turbo.
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  10. cctaylor

    cctaylor pfm Member

    Most of the bells on the market are pathetic. On my town shopping bike I have large "ding dong" bell which usually does the job. But recently it did not stop someone coming towards me stepping into my path because she was on her phone.

    On my other bike I have a Lion Bell


    and a Hornit:


    I see that the newer Hornits have more options.

    The Hornit is loud enough to attract attention from a distance which is the best way to use it. It gives time for people realise that there is something coming and then to react.
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  11. Weekender

    Weekender pfm Member

    Can't do it...had to go out...just local loops before starting work...6.7miles...felt like further...fingers nippy in spring/autumn gloves about 5c.
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  12. Paulicus

    Paulicus pfm Member

    I escaped out for a bit this morning while the enemy went to work for a few hours. Quite a cold wind here, too.
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  13. cctaylor

    cctaylor pfm Member

    14 miles today in the frozen North (8c wind 21 gusting 31 according to RAF Lossiemouth). Dropped off birthday card for great nephew then back the long way home. Nice long slog up a hill into the wind then a nice run home with the tailwind.
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  14. sean99

    sean99 pfm Member

    I was out cycling this morning at 7am @ -1C with snow flurries. No winds though (fortunately). Cold rain for the next couple of days - I draw the line when it's cold AND wet.
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  15. windhoek

    windhoek The Phoolosopher

    My old track pump has developed a fault. It still pumps air into the tyre but it no longer seals tightly in the process so it's a case pump, pump, pump and then remove the connector as quick as possible before the pressure drops down to the point where I need to pump, pump, pump all over again.

    I bought a Crevit track pump from Lidl a couple of weeks ago but when I went to use it for the first time yesterday, the connector snapped off. Bloody useless.

    Seeing as I plan on cycling for the rest of my days - however short that might be - I might as well buy a pump that will last. What do you guys recommend?

    I meant to say, I usually pump to a smidge over 100psi.
  16. NeilR

    NeilR pfm Member

    Topeak joe blow
  17. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    I've had a metal bodied Silca since my student days 30 years ago, it's been flawless and is used regularly without trouble.
  18. Snufkin

    Snufkin pfm Member

    Having cycled most of my life, I finally bought one of these when I hit 60. What a great pump with a fairly accurate gauge. It did make me wonder why it took me so long to get one. I also use it for the car to add a little air/balance the pressures because the gauge seems more sensitive than my footpump .
  19. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

    I have a couple of decathlon track pumps, they are excellent at about £20. I also have a fancy Italian one with a detachable head, also very good but a bit fiddly, I used this when I was TTing as it was excellent for inflating tubs via a lossy valve extender.
  20. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

    This is the other pump I have. I rarely use it as the detachable head is a bit fiddly but it works well for tubs with extenders. Very well made though, will last for ever.

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