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by markg0vbr
26 Jan 2012, 10:14pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: recumbent riders where are we...
Replies: 176
Views: 145788

Re: recumbent riders where are we...

i am doing my best as a missionary, preaching to the non believers of Rotherham. :roll: just to add a bit of difficulty i ride a hand bike as well as the catrike and ice. :D
by markg0vbr
14 Nov 2011, 7:37pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: stopped by police
Replies: 8
Views: 9532

Re: stopped by police

i got pulled over on tour this year the police man wanted to know if it was legal for me to ride down a duel carriageway? i passed two df bikes on the same road when he was following they passed us while we wear chatting, he was going on about having a hazard warning spinning light on the back, &quo...
by markg0vbr
9 Oct 2011, 3:21pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Lights on a Trike
Replies: 10
Views: 9713

Re: Lights on a Trike

all 12v led, rear 2x 30cm strip normally used in car brake light, front 2x 30 led running/ fog lights the battery s are a 1.2ahr sealed lead acid for short rides or i can use a 2.3ahr for longer rides. i can turn one of the front lights off when in town when they are all on the draw 3.5watts http://...
by markg0vbr
19 Jul 2011, 4:18pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Audax on trikes
Replies: 38
Views: 30070

Re: Audax on trikes

just take the tinfoil out of your hat, you will be able to have several conversations at once then. :twisted:
by markg0vbr
7 Jul 2011, 10:33pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: the ride to york
Replies: 3
Views: 1309

Re: the ride to york

http://i942.photobucket.com/albums/ad262/markvbr/trike/BILD0583.jpg http://i942.photobucket.com/albums/ad262/markvbr/trike/BILD0582.jpg try it on my mobile camp bed :D i added a wind rap faring this time, for touring with camping gear a trike is the only choice. the descent from emlymoor tv mast ta...
by markg0vbr
1 Jul 2011, 10:12pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: the ride to york
Replies: 3
Views: 1309

the ride to york

as promised here are some of the logs from my trip. as some of you know i set of for york on the monday before the event so have just up loaded the trip. the first day was 70 miles, 6400 ft of climbing http://ridewithgps.com/trips/293737 had a day off then did a short hop to apple tree wick http://r...
by markg0vbr
17 Jun 2011, 10:04pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: serious accident on my commute to work
Replies: 45
Views: 3980

Re: serious accident on my commute to work

as some of you know i am recovering from a broken hip, which happened in January. i can honestly say i am absolutely shocked and sickened by some comments directed to and at the op! THE BLOKE IS IN PAIN and looking at a long recovery, i know i am going through it now, wish him well and hope for a te...
by markg0vbr
14 Jun 2011, 5:44pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: notingshire bike ride
Replies: 9
Views: 1573

Re: notingshire bike ride

I don`t know if I`ll be there. Had a weekend moving furniture and twisted me knee. Aggravating an old injury. Every so often the knee gives way. Couldn`t ride this weekend. So I`m hobbling about. I`ll have to see how it goes over the week but its doubtful i cant walk to the end of the road and back...
by markg0vbr
14 Jun 2011, 5:19pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: hpv and the drive through
Replies: 14
Views: 2251

Re: hpv and the drive through

Mobility problems aside, since when is any cycle not a road-going vehicle? Road going motor vehicle you'll notice.... or a "only Class 3 types are permitted to access 'drive-thru' facilities due to them being designed to be used on roads as well." wich is exactly the same as any other mob...
by markg0vbr
13 Jun 2011, 7:26pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: hpv and the drive through
Replies: 14
Views: 2251

Re: hpv and the drive through

the reply Thank you for contacting us about your visit to our Barnsley - Stairfoot Roundabout restaurant. I understand that our staff refused to serve you in the drive-thru facility when using your invalidity scooter. Clearly, a situation of this nature would cause upset and inconvenience and apprec...
by markg0vbr
13 Jun 2011, 11:19am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: notingshire bike ride
Replies: 9
Views: 1573

Re: notingshire bike ride

a trikenautgh critical mass start might be wishful thinking. the car park in front of the lavs is a big holding compound for the start, i will be there at 8 as i am taking a Friend down for the 19mile ride. every one is good about letting riders through to there club mates :o , just act disabled and...
by markg0vbr
9 Jun 2011, 11:35pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Recumbent suspension
Replies: 30
Views: 3115

Re: Recumbent suspension

I didn't know a trike would be slower, although I thought the extra tyre would increase rolling resistance, thought the lower position would help with aerodynamics. So a two wheel recubent is faster? IME a recumbent trike is about 10 to 15% slower on journey times than a recumbent bike - comparing ...
by markg0vbr
6 Jun 2011, 4:32pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Recumbent suspension
Replies: 30
Views: 3115

Re: Recumbent suspension

high racers don't normally have suspension my 26x26 giro att, is a a comfortable rid with the euromesh seat and close cell foam seat pad, on 100psi tyres.
rough road and slight rough tracks are better with a bit of suspension, just the same as df bikes.
by markg0vbr
5 Jun 2011, 11:31am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: hpv and the drive through
Replies: 14
Views: 2251

Re: hpv and the drive through

just a bit of common sense would be nice :? the next time you go to a mcDonald's / burger king notice how hard it is to get awheele chair through the doors, most of the prefab type ones on industrial estates are impossible without help, a member of staff will come and help you (if they see you that ...
by markg0vbr
4 Jun 2011, 8:15pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Trike tyres...
Replies: 20
Views: 3325

Re: Trike tyres...

Schwalbe Durano 28-406 (RaceGuard)on the trice and Schwalbe Durano 28-451(RaceGuard)on the hand bike at 110 psi in all of them, the ride is better than the 1.5 kendra slicks at 80psi :| , rolling is excellent the best i have had so far and at around £12 to £14 a tyre good value they reckon you shoul...