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by Woody
25 Oct 2016, 10:19pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Is the Forth Bridge cycleway open?
Replies: 4
Views: 1102

Is the Forth Bridge cycleway open?

I'm going to cycle round the forth between the Forth road bridge and the Kincardine road bridges. I'll probably start at the Inverkeithing park and ride and head off on the north side of the estuary to Kincardine, cross over the old Kincardine bridge then ride back on route 76 via Grangemouth. With ...
by Woody
1 Aug 2016, 10:21pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: LWB recumbents
Replies: 18
Views: 5784

Re: LWB recumbents

by Woody
8 Jun 2016, 12:51pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Any recumbenteers' in Perthshire or Angus?
Replies: 1
Views: 271

Any recumbenteers' in Perthshire or Angus?

Would like to meet up with recumbent riders in Angus or Perthshire.
by Woody
28 Nov 2011, 10:08pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: SYHA hostel closures
Replies: 30
Views: 3273

Re: SYHA hostel closures

rualexander wrote: "There is plenty of demand for hostels, there are over 120 independent hostels in Scotland, a number which has grown massively over the past 15 years or so during which the SYHA has closed around 20 hostels. So it's not lack of demand, it's poor management, marketing and dire...
by Woody
19 Jun 2010, 10:32pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Best Folder
Replies: 27
Views: 2947

Re: Best Folder

I ride a Koga-Miyata Founder. Its not a particularly small folded package but its very comfortable to ride with its front and rear suspension. It came with a 9 speed derailleur but I fitted a Sram Dual Drive to give a good range of gears for touring.
by Woody
18 Dec 2009, 12:59pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Rans Sequoia, crank forward design, first impressions.
Replies: 0
Views: 1222

Rans Sequoia, crank forward design, first impressions.

My first experience of the crank forward design was a trial of Andy Heming's Rans Dynamik. With my height of 6' 6" I was over the size limitation of the machine but I did appreciate the riding position and was even more excited when I heard that 'Rans' were producing a version for the taller ri...
by Woody
2 Nov 2009, 5:18pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: 10mins slower
Replies: 9
Views: 1266

Re: 10mins slower

What is the new bent ?
by Woody
30 Oct 2009, 9:36am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lowriders
Replies: 16
Views: 1152

Re: Lowriders

For loaded touring I use my small size Carry Freedom Y Trailer with a big Ortlieb roll top bag on the trailer bed so all I have on my bike is a saddlebag and handlebar bag. The two wheel trailer Y Trailer doesn't affect the handling of the bike although it is a "rattly" contraption to hear...
by Woody
30 Oct 2009, 9:12am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Wobbly steering
Replies: 9
Views: 869

Re: Wobbly steering

I had a PDQ and this was a recurring problem for me. It was probably a result of holding onto the handlebars too tightly. I'm sure Pashley will still have the little plastic washer/spacers that I was wearing out due to this "unrelaxing" riding position. I never mastered the art of riding a...
by Woody
29 Oct 2009, 3:38pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Crank Forward Bicycles
Replies: 9
Views: 29607

Re: Crank Forward Bicycles

I'm just looking for a 'comfortable' upright bicycle. The 'uncomfortable' parts of my bicycle are the handlebar position and the saddle. I've tried everything, different saddles and different handlebar positions and heights. I've made some slight improvements but I want a comfortable seat and no lea...
by Woody
28 Oct 2009, 12:09am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: aberdeen johno groats.
Replies: 2
Views: 273

Re: aberdeen johno groats.

I took the ferry from Aberdeen to Kirkwall then cycled down through the islands to cross the Pentland Firth to John O'Groats. From there I cycled the Sustrans route back to Aberdeen. Its a lovely cycle ride and I'd thoroughly recommend it.
by Woody
26 Oct 2009, 8:44pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Crank Forward Bicycles
Replies: 9
Views: 29607

Crank Forward Bicycles

Does any member cycle a "Crank Forward" bicycle, made by companies such as the Rans Corporation in the USA ?

If so what are they like ?