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by 50+
17 Aug 2017 16:05
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Speeds Cycles
Replies: 4
Views: 1646

Re: Speeds Cycles

Damm - I had them scheduled to service my bike before the velo

Whose the best bike fixers\servicers around now....
by 50+
16 Aug 2017 14:48
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: The Swan Cycle II: Sat 9 Sept 2017
Replies: 1
Views: 1267

Re: The Swan Cycle II: Sat 9 Sept 2017

They kept winwood heath quiet in the blurb !!!!! - thats a pretty severe hill for people who only feel able to ride 30 miles IMO.

£35 price seems a bit steep as well - usually about £20...
by 50+
16 Aug 2017 08:32
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Jennings Wood lane V winwood heath
Replies: 0
Views: 1003

Jennings Wood lane V winwood heath

I stumbled across Jenning wood lane on sunday - not pleasant. Shamefully I didn't make it - A van coming in the opposite direction gave me the perfect excuse to get off. Whilst I am not great on hills - I do usually get over them . I was just wondering how this hills compares to my previous nemesis ...
by 50+
15 Jun 2017 21:21
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Clent Incident 14/06/2017 -
Replies: 9
Views: 2777

Re: Clent Incident 14/06/2017 -

Duly reported to Halesowen Police.

Take care out there.
by 50+
15 Jun 2017 08:15
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Clent Incident 14/06/2017 -
Replies: 9
Views: 2777

Re: Clent Incident 14/06/2017 -

Yosser wrote:
15 Jun 2017 08:12
Bloody marvellous, a shark in the local swimming pool. Advert for on-bike cameras?
That was my thought - if only I had a damm camera. But don't think the battery life is quite there yet unless you're going to pay £200+ ...which I don't have..
by 50+
15 Jun 2017 08:06
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Clent Incident 14/06/2017 -
Replies: 9
Views: 2777

Clent Incident 14/06/2017 -

Last night (14/06/2017) I was cycling down st kenelms clent and had just finished the decent when a large 4x4 coming the opposite direction make a deliberate attempt to knock me of my bike. He swerved onto my side road as I was emergency braking I could see him gesturing angrily towards me. It was a...
by 50+
03 Apr 2017 13:21
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 9th April
Replies: 12
Views: 3650

Im hoping to get along for the C-Run this Sunday - so if anybody has any idea of where, how far, how fast, how steep, let me know !
by 50+
17 Mar 2017 21:26
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Majorca rip off
Replies: 5
Views: 2100

I know that Ryan Air - use dynamic pricing, basically when the flight is first open for bookings the seats are cheapest - as the plane fills up the price goes up. Ive tried to 'play' this system with mixed results - the principle above does apply - but just waiting for next flight doesn't always mea...
by 50+
24 Nov 2016 09:13
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 14
Views: 3130

See BC's cycling cover here https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/membership/compare See, that suggests that it covers competitive cycling, but then https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/thirdpartyliability states "Important exclusions include: One member against another in a cycling competition, race, tim...
by 50+
23 Nov 2016 12:05
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 14
Views: 3130

This is an interesting discussion as silver and gold members used to have identical insurance cover. BC has clearly watered down the offering for silver members. I don't race - but on the whole it seems very much like travel insurance - the very cheap cover - if fact doesn't cover for anything at a...
by 50+
22 Nov 2016 21:21
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 14
Views: 3130

I think it's appropriate to point out that BC cover for Silver membership is third party for both racing and coaching, not just whilst generally cycling (as long as you follow the BC codes and rules). They would also usually provide full representation if required for claims arising out of racing/c...
by 50+
21 Nov 2016 20:42
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 14
Views: 3130

Insurance

I've always been a bit dismissive of cycle insurance. However a recent accident involving someone I used to ride with got me reconsidering. The risk I take when cycling is my call, I do everything I possibly can to minimise that risk - But none the less the risk is there - so I looked at the options...
by 50+
16 Nov 2016 13:44
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 20th November
Replies: 21
Views: 5729

Given the forecast for Sunday, it looks as though my Dignitas club run will have its way. Rain, rain, rain and more rain is forecast. Turning up to lead means that I have to get out of bed at some ungodly time and ride to Northfield getting wet in the process. Upon arrival, my desire for returning ...
by 50+
15 Nov 2016 16:09
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 20th November
Replies: 21
Views: 5729

Hi I haven't road with a club for a few years. Im wondering if after the rides when people post the rider list - would it be an idea to post the average speed - things like brisk pace, steady pace - can mean different things to different people... Hello Pete Welcome back! Details can found at http:...
by 50+
14 Nov 2016 19:53
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 20th November
Replies: 21
Views: 5729

Hi

I haven't road with a club for a few years. Im wondering if after the rides when people post the rider list - would it be an idea to post the average speed - things like brisk pace, steady pace - can mean different things to different people...
by 50+
04 Nov 2016 13:00
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Short Flat Club Run coming up ?
Replies: 2
Views: 1140

Short Flat Club Run coming up ?

Hi, I currently ride solo and avearge between 14-15 mph over around 40 miles with 1800ft elevation per garmin - ! I am looking to increase my mileage in prep for a sportive next year. I wonder if there are any club runs coming up that might suit - Ive rode with a couple of clubs before and always be...
by 50+
01 Nov 2016 16:51
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Boiler rant
Replies: 4
Views: 1476

Its a bad time of year to be getting quotes. The weather gets cooler - people put there heat on - it doesn't work.. I wanted to get my bathroom done - but my regular guy told me the only people I would get this time of year are novices or those that no one wants to use. Might be best to hang on ! Th...