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by Geoff.D
23 Apr 2019, 4:32pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: ScotRail - recumbents allowed?
Replies: 9
Views: 2869

Re: ScotRail - recumbents allowed?

I used to fold my ICE Sprint then put it in a soft bike bag if I was traveling with it on a mainline train. With the boom diagonally across the bag the trike ended up standing on one wheel. That way it's not a trike it's just oversized luggage. YMMV ........... :D I haven't taken my trike on a trai...
by Geoff.D
19 Apr 2019, 5:38pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: ScotRail - recumbents allowed?
Replies: 9
Views: 2869

Re: ScotRail - recumbents allowed?

Just to clarify , ScotRail are good. No need to book on most central belt services. Don't expect to get a bike on train on the Oban or Fort William line without booking though. I've seen a local cyclist going one stop being stopped from loading his bike at Oban because the 6 hooks were booked. Same...
by Geoff.D
19 Apr 2019, 5:37pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: ScotRail - recumbents allowed?
Replies: 9
Views: 2869

Re: ScotRail - recumbents allowed?

Whenever I've taken the 'bent I've just turned up with it and got on with it. Aside from the 125s running on the longer routes now, most of the stock is DMUs with a dedicated cycle space for (notionally) two bikes. This is relatively "free form" to take other stuff and a 'bent goes in the...
by Geoff.D
19 Apr 2019, 5:34pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: ScotRail - recumbents allowed?
Replies: 9
Views: 2869

Re: ScotRail - recumbents allowed?

landsurfer wrote:Scotrail has started a new service to Inverness replacing the class 158 fleet with short rake HST / CLASS 43 locos. The class 43 has a guards van at each end that could take a ford fiesta never mind a recumbent cycle ... give them a bell ...


Good to know, landsurfer.
Thanks
by Geoff.D
19 Apr 2019, 3:51pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: ScotRail - recumbents allowed?
Replies: 9
Views: 2869

ScotRail - recumbents allowed?

At the end of May I'll be touring with my daughter, starting from her home in Edinburgh. We may want to return via ScotRail (perhaps from Inverness). She tells me that Scotrail is pretty good with her solo upright, having ceiling hooks for bikes and no need to reserve a place. Before I contact ScotR...
by Geoff.D
12 Apr 2019, 11:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Two sets of brakes?
Replies: 28
Views: 1256

Re: Two sets of brakes?

Many years ago (before disc brakes were commonly available) I had an adult/child back tandem frame built by Bob Jackson. I was keen to have at least 3 brakes, because I was also towing a second child on an Islabike tag-a-long. But I wasn't confident of the child stoker operating the traditional rear...
by Geoff.D
16 Feb 2019, 10:12pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Cycling for Disabled People.
Replies: 14
Views: 7708

Re: Cycling for Disabled People.

All good advice above. Personally I wouldn't worry about stability in the corners too much. It's true, as others have said, that the higher the seat the more the vulnerability to lifting a wheel at speed. But, in my experience, I quickly got used to the limits of my trike (an ICE RS) and stay within...
by Geoff.D
14 Feb 2019, 11:03am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Replace 27.5 rims with 700
Replies: 15
Views: 1555

Re: Replace 27.5 rims with 700

Not a daft idea, in my opinion. Personally I like to be capable of keeping the bike running, whatever happens on a ride/day/tour. Obviously I can't cover every eventuality (crash/deep pothole/bearing collapse) but most things can be overcome. P*******s are a real possibility, though Marathon+ tyres ...
by Geoff.D
3 Feb 2019, 7:45pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: Three Word Story Game (again)
Replies: 8046
Views: 302024

Re: Three Word Story Game (again)

Extremely exciting events entertained Elinor, easily eschewing edible Escherichia collywobbles. "Imodium!!!!" cried Rennie Gaviscon, Andrew's leg fell off his piano and the resulting cacophony woke hairy Mary, Di Oralite was seen running away, followed by a baying mob of left luggage from ...
by Geoff.D
15 Jan 2019, 10:09pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Average Sportive speed, some real data
Replies: 7
Views: 495

Re: Average Sportive speed, some real data

I, too, like graphs as a way of presenting data. They demand the exercise of the old grey matter to tease out the implications. But, as much as this, you have to work out what they don't imply. It's easy to make erroneous conclusions. Given that there are such limitations, I'm often left with a set ...
by Geoff.D
2 Dec 2018, 10:44am
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: It's about time we had more fun
Replies: 7243
Views: 354355

Re: It's about time we had more fun

Persistent dribble
by Geoff.D
1 Dec 2018, 7:49pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: It's about time we had more fun
Replies: 7243
Views: 354355

Re: It's about time we had more fun

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by Geoff.D
27 Nov 2018, 7:44pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Schwalbe Tryker
Replies: 4
Views: 4611

Re: Schwalbe Tryker

I like trykers. Good handling characteristics.
by Geoff.D
27 Nov 2018, 7:37pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Recumbent. A gadget?
Replies: 14
Views: 4909

Re: Recumbent. A gadget?

I've had words like "plaything", "contraption" and "dangerous" used in conversations about my trike. And I get questions like "Isn't it unsafe being so low down?" and "Don't you feel vulnerable?". This throwaway remark of "gadget" comes int...
by Geoff.D
11 Nov 2018, 9:46pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: It's about time we had more fun
Replies: 7243
Views: 354355

Re: It's about time we had more fun

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