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#407414 - 13/10/19 07:06 PM Re: New members being allowed to contribute [Re: Harland]
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I have thought about a cycling a long distance trip but as I don't use my bike from one year to the next it would take quite a time to get cycle fit. I did a triathlon 4/5 years ago and the cycling was horrendous, I didn't realise the different muscles that cycling needed! Having looked at the Pennine Cycleway perhaps I will think about getting fit although cycling Land's End to John o'Groats would be my ambition having already walked it. To other people that read this message if you are able to send a private message then I'll try and help with any questions about the LDPs that I have walked.
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#407527 - 02/06/21 01:10 PM Re: New members being allowed to contribute [Re: Harland]
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I don't usually step out of my C2C 'comfort zone' but I was just wondering if you made any progress on the cycle front Harland?
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#407528 - 02/06/21 01:39 PM Re: New members being allowed to contribute [Re: Harland]
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The quick answer is no. The bike is still sitting in my garage and I've not used it since my last post. I'm not sure that my wife would now agree as a friend's husband had a bad accident on his bike with some pretty awful life-changing repercussions. I returned to swimming this week after 15 months away because of Covid, my muscles are confirming what a problem not using them causes so with the different bike ones it would be even worse!
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#407530 - 02/06/21 02:51 PM Re: New members being allowed to contribute [Re: Harland]
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Yes, it's certainly dangerous on roads today. My son was knocked off his bike in Cambridge and the driver didn't even stop. Fortunatley he was just shaken, but he hasn't used his bike since.

There seems to be a general disregard of vunerable road users by drivers today and it just seems to get worse. From my own observations advertising appears to have helped the lot of equestrian users. Otherwise I note that the law on road usage by pedestrians where there is no footway - I've had problems out walking the dogs as well as running where many drivers just don't understand the rights of road users. Drivers are there by license - pedestrians are there by right. It nearly came to blows on a quite narrow lane one time when a Range Rover came up behind pipping his horn at me - he soon realised he'd chosen the wrong dog walker to sound his horn at after I slow walked him to the start of the nearest footway.

No wonder more and more vunerable road users are using body cams these days!
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