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by climo
22 Jan 2021, 11:59am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Too cold/icy/snowy for touring?
Replies: 30
Views: 1617

Re: Too cold/icy/snowy for touring?

Spent time in Northern Canada. One morning out on a skidoo it was -52. For a while it was so cold the heating oil froze at night and the boiler went off. As someone said -15 seemed warm and -40 serious stuff. Local kids used to wear jeans, thin socks, wellies, shirt, jean jacket, hat & gloves. ...
by climo
22 Jan 2021, 12:11am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Too cold/icy/snowy for touring?
Replies: 30
Views: 1617

Re: Too cold/icy/snowy for touring?

Spent time in Northern Canada. One morning out on a skidoo it was -52. For a while it was so cold the heating oil froze at night and the boiler went off. As someone said -15 seemed warm and -40 serious stuff. Local kids used to wear jeans, thin socks, wellies, shirt, jean jacket, hat & gloves. N...
by climo
7 Jan 2021, 10:24pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclist badly injured - a result!
Replies: 11
Views: 662

Re: Cyclist badly injured - a result!

[I went to look at the car but didn't check the occupants as I really didn't care what state they were in, hopefully they were dead. Please don’t judge the passengers for the actions of the driver. As a teenager I was a victim of an intoxicated driver when I chose to travel in his car. I was one of...
by climo
7 Jan 2021, 5:14pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclist badly injured - a result!
Replies: 11
Views: 662

Re: Cyclist badly injured - a result!

climo The big thing for me is that it seems you gave evidence to the police investigating this awful crash and the strength of all the evidence collected has been such that the defendant pleaded guilty. Well done! If only more potential witnesses did the same. Beyond that, the judge in any criminal...
by climo
7 Jan 2021, 5:08pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclist badly injured - a result!
Replies: 11
Views: 662

Re: Cyclist badly injured - a result!

Is this the case? https://road.cc/content/news/drunk-driver-told-he-was-cyclists-worst-nightmare-279907 Yes The car passed me at high speed and must have gone into a corner at 60 when 40 would be fast. Hit the cyclist and went into the ditch about 30 m down the road. I went to look at the car but d...
by climo
7 Jan 2021, 4:46pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: 1st Recumbent Trike Questions & Configuration For Any Thoughts
Replies: 58
Views: 1365

Re: 1st Recumbent Trike Questions & Configuration For Any Thoughts

We've both got trikes with got 2x rear lights, a dynamo front light on 1 trike and the other tikes headlight is wired into the hub drive motor, spoke reflectors and a flag. We've just trying out Brightside side facing amber flashers, Overkill maybe but I don't care, if it gives me 1% less chance of ...
by climo
7 Jan 2021, 4:25pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclist badly injured - a result!
Replies: 11
Views: 662

Cyclist badly injured - a result!

I witnessed a bad accident last year when a drunk driver sideswiped a stationary cyclist. The cyclist nearly lost his leg. After 6 months he was able to walk a bit I would say he'll be somewhat disabled for life. Just got notified by the police that the driver pleaded guilty and got 34 months in jai...
by climo
7 Jan 2021, 12:44am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Best route planning app.
Replies: 31
Views: 1116

Re: Best route planning app.

Thanks Climo, I am more keen on downloading and following routes posted by others. I cycle for leisure it’s not my whole world so don’t really want to spend much time planning, have many other interests to keep me busy. :D Then Komoot. It's pretty seamless. From memory you can still plan in cycle.t...
by climo
6 Jan 2021, 6:07pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Best route planning app.
Replies: 31
Views: 1116

Re: Best route planning app.

Thanks Paul, the screen looks very different on my phone or iPad , will have another look. I am being drawn to Kamoot they are offering me world wide mapping for life for £20 and there seems to be loads of people adding routes every day, within 20 miles if my location alone. I have used both and th...
by climo
31 Dec 2020, 1:18pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: EU VISAs after Brexit
Replies: 328
Views: 13423

Re: EU VISAs after Brexit

..., we just need gov.uk to actually publish the details on things like the EHIC/GHIC coming into force in a few hours... And there you have it. The government's own published info is inadequate through a combination of spin and being incomplete. If it were dependable, then there'd be no need for m...
by climo
30 Dec 2020, 12:10pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: EU VISAs after Brexit
Replies: 328
Views: 13423

Re: EU VISAs after Brexit

EHIC or its new equivilant is an extra to insurance that everyone should have. Unlike insurance that will try and wriggle out of every claim the EHIC (lets call it that ) will cover you if you have had a drink of alcohol and whatever type of cycling you are doing. Regarding embassies it is so easy ...
by climo
29 Dec 2020, 5:45pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: 1st Recumbent Trike Questions & Configuration For Any Thoughts
Replies: 58
Views: 1365

Re: 1st Recumbent Trike Questions & Configuration For Any Thoughts

squeaker wrote:Errm, not with a dynohub ;)

just looked and yes there is a SA drum dyno. Whether it'll fit a trike is another matter
by climo
29 Dec 2020, 12:40pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: 1st Recumbent Trike Questions & Configuration For Any Thoughts
Replies: 58
Views: 1365

Re: 1st Recumbent Trike Questions & Configuration For Any Thoughts

If you're concerned at cost why not buy used. You're unlikely to lose much if you sell it later. Change the gears if need be. As TB says, you need really low gears on tour. I'd really go for rear suspension and some form of hub gear. Front suspension is a luxury that you can do without. Mudguards ar...
by climo
28 Dec 2020, 7:43pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: EU VISAs after Brexit
Replies: 328
Views: 13423

Re: EU VISAs after Brexit

The situation is so confused that Brits may find their EHIC card being refused by misinformed hospital staff. This happened to a friend of mine some years ago. They had to pay upfront. I always have travel insurance as the EHIC doesn't cover you for the extra plane seats you take up with a broken le...
by climo
30 Nov 2020, 8:14pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bike touring board game
Replies: 32
Views: 1313

Re: Bike touring board game

eileithyia wrote:No board games allowed Boris said so.... :lol:

except in Barnard Castle of course.