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by gaz
19 Jan 2019, 8:49pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Came off my bike today
Replies: 35
Views: 1152

Re: Came off my bike today

pwa wrote:It happens when you are new to clipless, not when you have been doing it a while. I last did that about 20 years ago.

I went clipless around the mid-90's. My last SPD moment, about 10 months back: viewtopic.php?f=15&t=120537&p=1215117#p1215117
by gaz
19 Jan 2019, 2:29pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Pilgrims Way to Chatham
Replies: 2
Views: 97

Re: Pilgrims Way to Chatham

A reasonable amount of the off-road sections for that part of your route correspond to the North Downs Way. That's been streetviewed so you can take a look at what you are letting yourself in for. As far as Lidsing Road is concerned, it is the section that climbs up the scarp face of the North Downs...
by gaz
18 Jan 2019, 10:06pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: NCN5 Blockage due to Roadworks
Replies: 11
Views: 492

Re: NCN5 Blockage due to Roadworks

Red book . Page 35 covers cycling generally, page 70 diversions. A risk assessment must be carried out on any diversion route to ensure it is suitable and safe for the diverted traffic or pedestrians. One issue that you do face is that the TTRO is for a full road closure, i.e. it does not provide a...
by gaz
18 Jan 2019, 9:51pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Avoiding Pilgrim's Way London -> Dover
Replies: 7
Views: 321

Re: Avoiding Pilgrim's Way London -> Dover

I'm planning a circular tour of Kent in a few weeks time and was intending to join the Pilgrims Way at Dunn Street near Wye and leaving it shortly after Detling, to head North to Chatham. Plenty of that stretch is off-road byways and bridleways. Variously muddy, rutted, potholed or reasonable. I've...
by gaz
18 Jan 2019, 9:34pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Avoiding Pilgrim's Way London -> Dover
Replies: 7
Views: 321

Re: Avoiding Pilgrim's Way London -> Dover

circlesofconfusion wrote:Any idea if the entirety is asphalt?

West of Bexleyheath looks like it is, no personal experience.

I did not spot anything east of Bexleyheath that is not asphalt. Some stretches are shared paths alongside the carriageway, there's at least one steep descent in a narrow alleyway.
by gaz
18 Jan 2019, 2:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Came off my bike today
Replies: 35
Views: 1152

Re: Came off my bike today

Brucey wrote:it is what you call 'a clipless moment'.

Yes, although I prefer the branded version of 'SPD moment'.

They are mostly harmless, just a little embarrassing.
by gaz
18 Jan 2019, 9:04am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Role model: who is yours?
Replies: 116
Views: 5186

Re: Role model: who is yours?

brynpoeth wrote:Lance Dopestrong ... used to be a role model, doubtless for many on here

I'm not sure how Lance will feel when he hears that he is no longer your role model.

I wonder what he did to lose that status? :wink:
by gaz
18 Jan 2019, 8:54am
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: AGM Motion for 2019
Replies: 24
Views: 523

Re: AGM Motion for 2019

"That Cycling UK cycle helmet policy of allowing for choice in their use, without coercion or requirements to use them, is very good. Part one of the proposed Motion is essentially a vote of confidence in Cycling UK policy. Further action should be taken to discuss and provide information to t...
by gaz
15 Jan 2019, 9:59pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Should cyclists be allowed to use (some) M-way hard shoulders?
Replies: 32
Views: 976

Re: Should cyclists be allowed to use (some) M-way hard shoulders?

A2.png That Highways England expect any cyclist to be here beggars belief but they thoughtfully provide this off slip for cycle traffic. They have also confirmed that use of the A2 hardshoulder by cyclists is legal. It would have been even more thoughtful of them to provide signage to tell you wher...
by gaz
6 Jan 2019, 10:51am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Raleigh Amazon - Suggestions for 1990's style MTB
Replies: 3
Views: 346

Re: Raleigh Amazon - Suggestions for 1990's style MTB

Welcome to the forum.

At a glance it's pretty much original spec. A photo from the other side showing the transmission would clarify this further.

Are you looking to add 90's/90's style embelishments (barends, mudguards, racks, tyres) or to make 90's component upgrades?
by gaz
31 Dec 2018, 9:32pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Christmas Jigsaw
Replies: 18
Views: 472

Re: Christmas Jigsaw

Before admiring the sunset, the horses brushed their teeth, put on their pyjamas and were ready for bed.
by gaz
30 Dec 2018, 10:11pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: The real solution to close passes
Replies: 16
Views: 734

Re: The real solution to close passes

It is part of the bike, and therefore not protruding. Is it? I'd not be confident that a redundant tent pole counts as "part of the bike". OTOH the handlebars most definitely are and the redundant tent pole could extend up to 305mm either side of the width of the handlebars. Road Vehicles...
by gaz
30 Dec 2018, 10:14am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Worst thing found on the road
Replies: 54
Views: 2132

Re: Worst thing found on the road

Not the worst thing, not by a long way but yesterday I found my first Christmas tree of the season dumped across the cycletrack. Moved it to the verge and reported to the council in the hope of collection.