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by Joe.B
21 Nov 2017, 8:18pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Transporting a recumbent trike from Edinburgh to London
Replies: 13
Views: 2246

Re: Transporting a recumbent trike from Edinburgh to London

The East Coast mainline still runs old BR HST and Electra trains which have large goods vans in the dummy engine. Though I've never travelled on one with a trike I have frequently had our tandem onboard without any problem. Don't see a folded trike presenting any difficulty.
by Joe.B
26 Jun 2017, 9:05pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Loaded touring on a two wheeled recumbent
Replies: 9
Views: 2033

Re: Loaded touring on a two wheeled recumbent

I tried a fuego a few months ago at Laid Back expecting to love it on account of how well regarded it is by very many people. I didn't get a good feeling from it though, probably because I've only ever owned high bents (the two wheelers at least) so it felt odd being so low. That said it was only a ...
by Joe.B
26 Jun 2017, 12:24am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Loaded touring on a two wheeled recumbent
Replies: 9
Views: 2033

Re: Loaded touring on a two wheeled recumbent

As Rob says above recumbent bikes certainly can tour. See the page 29 of the 'photos of your recumbent board' for a picture of mine fully loaded for a winter camping trip on Skye, Uist & Barra. Defiantly not flat.
by Joe.B
14 May 2017, 11:05pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: 10 of the best wild camping sites in Scotland
Replies: 11
Views: 1792

Re: 10 of the best wild camping sites in Scotland

Talisker Bay on Skye would be my addition to the list.
by Joe.B
14 May 2017, 11:04pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lincoln to Doncaster
Replies: 8
Views: 3471

Re: Lincoln to Doncaster

I'd head out of Lincoln via Skellingthorpe, then onto Saxilby, Sturton-By-Stow, Upton and then Gainsborough. I'm not sure what the best way would be to get from there to Doncaster, perhaps via Misterton?
by Joe.B
22 Apr 2017, 8:49pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Shout outs
Replies: 26
Views: 11009

Re: Shout outs

Riding a bent seems to invite people to comment on our chosen method of transport. More often than not the comments are positive though the worst experience that I've ever had on a recumbent was riding in South Yorkshire. I posted the text below on the recumbent board of a different cycle forum last...
by Joe.B
6 Apr 2017, 7:41am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Amsterdam to Düsseldorf TDF Camping Trip
Replies: 13
Views: 1105

Re: Amsterdam to Düsseldorf TDF Camping Trip

I’m spending a few weeks in Holland and Germany this summer with the wife and kids. For the Netherlands I bought a set of Falk Fietskaart 1:50000 maps which are superb, campsites are shown and there are loads of them. We don’t intend to plan the Dutch leg of our ride in any great detail, just use th...
by Joe.B
5 Apr 2017, 10:43pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Recumbent Trike Riders - Durham, England
Replies: 11
Views: 6825

Re: Recumbent Trike Riders - Durham, England

Mrs.B and I up in Newcastle are both recumbentists. I'm on a Challenge Seiran 2 wheeler she has and ICE trike which unfortunatly we'll soon be selling in order to pay for her new Circe Helios tandem. We do also have a rather rare ICE tandem trike but it is OOA this year after its stbd side steering...
by Joe.B
5 Apr 2017, 1:06pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Pictures of your recumbent
Replies: 518
Views: 225593

Re: Pictures of your recumbent

After a posting on one of the other topics on this board I’ve realised that I’ve yet to post any photos of our ICE tandem and my Challenge Seiran. The tandem is currently OOA after one of the steering linkage joints snapped right at the end on last years Tandem Club National Rally in Northumberland....
by Joe.B
3 Apr 2017, 9:05pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: west highland way kinlochleven
Replies: 6
Views: 610

Re: west highland way kinlochleven

I walked it in October 2014. Defiantly full on MTB territory.
by Joe.B
3 Apr 2017, 9:02pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Recumbent Trike Riders - Durham, England
Replies: 11
Views: 6825

Re: Recumbent Trike Riders - Durham, England

Mrs.B and I up in Newcastle are both recumbentists. I'm on a Challenge Seiran 2 wheeler she has and ICE trike which unfortunatly we'll soon be selling in order to pay for her new Circe Helios tandem. We do also have a rather rare ICE tandem trike but it is OOA this year after its stbd side steering ...
by Joe.B
23 Mar 2017, 10:15am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Pictures of your tents.
Replies: 587
Views: 66953

Re: Pictures of your tents.

Yes, another Trangia fan here. Despite the cold the trangia performed mostly superbly on that little trip. I say mostly as I did have difficulty on a very cold and windy day on South Uist when I just couldn't get my pan to boil, you do need to be prepared to use a lot more fuel in those conditions. ...
by Joe.B
22 Mar 2017, 5:08pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Pictures of your tents.
Replies: 587
Views: 66953

Re: Pictures of your tents.

Here's my Wildcountry Zephos 2 on a frosty morning just a few weeks ago on Skye.

Image20170303_073236 by Joseph Bulloch, on Flickr
by Joe.B
10 Mar 2017, 9:01pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Those with shortened cranks
Replies: 109
Views: 26248

Re: Those with shortened cranks

Just to add to the above:

The DF rider achieves a higher peak power because for those short duration bursts he can employ his upper body strength. The bent rider can only ever use his legs.
by Joe.B
10 Mar 2017, 8:59pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Those with shortened cranks
Replies: 109
Views: 26248

Re: Those with shortened cranks

My understanding of why bents are slower up hill is as thus: The DF rider is able to apply a higher peak power than the bent rider, so when giving it your all up a big hill the DF rider will outpace the bent rider who cannot match that power output. This gets balanced out on the flat. Neither rider ...