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Re: Hillwalking after knee replacement?

Thanks again for the very helpful and encouraging responses. I'm seeing the consultant next week, and all this will be invaluable in deciding what happens next.
by ChrisButch
Mon Oct 04, 2021 7:32 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Hillwalking after knee replacement?
Replies: 8
Views: 638

Re: Hillwalking after knee replacement?

MD - many thanks for comprehensive and encouraging response.
CF - already promised to next door's Jack Russell.
by ChrisButch
Fri Sep 24, 2021 10:16 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Hillwalking after knee replacement?
Replies: 8
Views: 638

Hillwalking after knee replacement?

Anybody have experience of how long recuperation is necessary after knee replacement before serious hillwalking becomes possible again? I realise every case is different, but it would be good to hear from anyone who's gone through this and come out the other side... (Have fast developing osteoarthri...
by ChrisButch
Tue Sep 21, 2021 11:14 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Hillwalking after knee replacement?
Replies: 8
Views: 638

Re: Straight line walking

Nicholas Crane's 'Two Degrees West' - a N-S walk on the 2% W meridian - is one of the more impressive (if eccentric) examples:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Two-Degrees-West-English-Journey/dp/0140272364
by ChrisButch
Tue Sep 07, 2021 12:42 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Straight line walking
Replies: 21
Views: 1286

Re: Stalking In Glen Lyon

That does sound like a good idea, but perhaps a better idea would be to encourage people to continue to venture onto these hills in a responsible manner and if they are challenged to invite the challenger to phone the police. More to the point though, a complaint should be filed with the access off...
by ChrisButch
Mon Aug 30, 2021 8:02 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Stalking In Glen Lyon
Replies: 47
Views: 4390

Re: In praise of the litter pickers.

. These plastic dog poo bags should be banned and biodegradable alternatives marketed. A biodegradable alternative doesn't need to be marketed. The biodegradeable alternative, if you're not going to carry the contents out or to a bin, is always available free: it's not to bag it at all, but simply ...
by ChrisButch
Sat Aug 28, 2021 9:14 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: In praise of the litter pickers.
Replies: 12
Views: 790

Re: The use of the assisted bikes on the hills.

That wattage limit and speed cutout regulation was EU-wide, and has continued unchanged (thus far at least) after Brexit. It doesn't apply elsewhere. The comparison with the track Dernys used for keirin isn't really relevant, since they aren't intended for road use. Incidentally I share your curiosi...
by ChrisButch
Sun Aug 15, 2021 5:42 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: The use of the assisted bikes on the hills.
Replies: 27
Views: 1240

Re: The use of the assisted bikes on the hills.

If any of those conditions aren't met, legally you've just got an (electric) motorbike, and it need to be registered, taxed and insured accordingly. There appear to be a reasonable number that are none of those things, but they're illegal and can be seized by the police. That's true, but only if it...
by ChrisButch
Fri Aug 13, 2021 8:01 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: The use of the assisted bikes on the hills.
Replies: 27
Views: 1240

Re: The use of the assisted bikes on the hills.

Just on the general bikes and wildlife damage/erosion point - it's far from clear that a single bike is more damaging than a single pair of boots. It depends so much on the terrain, weather conditions and other factors. In some circumstances, although the overall weight is obviously greater, the rol...
by ChrisButch
Fri Aug 13, 2021 2:00 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: The use of the assisted bikes on the hills.
Replies: 27
Views: 1240

Re: Clag bagging

Am Faochagach. I remember stomping up with head down, compass never out of my hand, thick clag down to the glen. Mild satisfaction at heading straight for the cairn without any casting about. On subsequently looking across to it on a clear day, thinking I hadn't missed much. And it does sound as if...
by ChrisButch
Thu Aug 12, 2021 1:10 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Clag bagging
Replies: 12
Views: 600

Re: Clag bagging

Am Faochagach. I remember stomping up with head down, compass never out of my hand, thick clag down to the glen. Mild satisfaction at heading straight for the cairn without any casting about. On subsequently looking across to it on a clear day, thinking I hadn't missed much.
by ChrisButch
Thu Aug 12, 2021 12:45 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Clag bagging
Replies: 12
Views: 600

Ben Hee parking

It's no longer possible to park near the entrance to the new forestry west of the bridge at West Merkland on the A838. However, there's now room for one car on the east side immediately before the gate across the track up the glen, on the grass verge, without obstruction. Failing that, there's now a...
by ChrisButch
Fri Jul 30, 2021 6:01 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Ben Hee parking
Replies: 1
Views: 257

Re: Lymes disease online tests.

Hope Covid-19 hasn't delayed the vaccine for Lyme. :? Vaccine for a bacterial disease?? There is a vaccine for the viral tick borne encephalitis (TBE), which has steadily been working its way west from its endemic location in Siberian forests over recent decades (already into parts of the Alps and ...
by ChrisButch
Fri Jul 16, 2021 12:26 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Lymes disease online tests.
Replies: 21
Views: 1236

Re: Ticks

On the removal question - I always find the Tick Card works perfectly, even for the tiniest ticks. It's also easier to carry with you than tweezers etc - I keep one permanently in my wallet. You can even make your own out of an old credit card. Or rather not actually a credit card (the plastic's a b...
by ChrisButch
Tue Jul 06, 2021 7:48 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Ticks
Replies: 32
Views: 2407

Re: Forum loading issue on Firefox

Can't believe a hillwalking site is getting a ddos attack?
Suspicious minds among us can think of a very recent motive...
by ChrisButch
Fri Jun 25, 2021 7:56 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Forum loading issue on Firefox
Replies: 7
Views: 403
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