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by horizon
23 Aug 2017, 10:00pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclist on trial for manslaughter
Replies: 400
Views: 10140

Re: Cyclist on trial for manslaughter

661-Pete wrote:
horizon wrote:(sorry 661-pete):
You've lost me there. Did you mean to quote something?



Only because I've criticised the Guardian recently. They weren't by any means the only paper to use such language though.
by horizon
23 Aug 2017, 9:24pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclist on trial for manslaughter
Replies: 400
Views: 10140

Re: Cyclist on trial for manslaughter

A little excerpt from the Guardian (sorry 661-pete for criticising the Guardian again) : A former courier has been convicted of causing bodily harm to a woman who died after he mowed her down on a bicycle in east London I'm surprised as I would have thought a charge of murder would have been more ap...
by horizon
22 Aug 2017, 4:52pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Do I need 'cycling shoes'?
Replies: 12
Views: 396

Re: Do I need 'cycling shoes'?

chesterpete wrote: is there any real benefit to a 'rigid' sole?


Not for a trip to the shops but for longer trips they are transformative. Cleats then take you to the next level. But not for a trip to the shops (double sided are a good idea).
by horizon
22 Aug 2017, 11:10am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: On the cusp of cycling's greatest revolution
Replies: 47
Views: 902

Re: On the cusp of cycling's greatest revolution

... It's the perfect storm: you can have the wind in your hair, be free of traffic jams, need no insurance, get fit and healthy and sail up the hills. It really is a dream - except that it is now real. EAPCs have drawn a wonderful legal line between motorbikes and cycles. Unfortunately they have bl...
by horizon
21 Aug 2017, 11:25am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: On the cusp of cycling's greatest revolution
Replies: 47
Views: 902

Re: On the cusp of cycling's greatest revolution

The other would be people who see cycling on the telly and somehow think the bike draws you along and get a rude shock. An electric bike might make their dreams come true. It's the perfect storm: you can have the wind in your hair, be free of traffic jams, need no insurance, get fit and healthy and...
by horizon
21 Aug 2017, 11:19am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: On the cusp of cycling's greatest revolution
Replies: 47
Views: 902

Re: On the cusp of cycling's greatest revolution

Upwards - I hadn't even thought about youngsters. You have to be 14 to ride an EAPC on the road. That I presume leaves all the Sustrans paths, cycle routes, canals ..... It does not, any more than under-14's can ride motorcycles in those places. 'Road' in the context above does not mean 'place wher...
by horizon
20 Aug 2017, 6:02pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: On the cusp of cycling's greatest revolution
Replies: 47
Views: 902

Re: On the cusp of cycling's greatest revolution

I think Horizon is massively mistaken i am not ttrying to catch you out, but this is a quote from a post of yours on a parallel thread: IMO Ebikes/Ecycling needs a section of it's own and not an infringment this section. I think Ebikes popularity is about to explode in the UK much as it's done in t...
by horizon
20 Aug 2017, 5:54pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Dishwasher or Tumbledryer?
Replies: 71
Views: 1280

Re: Dishwasher or Tumbledryer?

Could we stay with dish washers and tumble dryers?
by horizon
20 Aug 2017, 10:43am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Dishwasher or Tumbledryer?
Replies: 71
Views: 1280

Re: Dishwasher or Tumbledryer?

Vorpal wrote:In case it matters,


I think it was the Guardian's job to explore that.
by horizon
20 Aug 2017, 10:40am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: On the cusp of cycling's greatest revolution
Replies: 47
Views: 902

Re: On the cusp of cycling's greatest revolution

Does horizon mean goal (desirable) or prediction, forecast, speculation? Thanks for asking for the clarification. I absolutely mean prediction or forecast which of course in this case is speculation (but well-founded speculation at that). I am also talking about EAPCs (electrically assisted pedal c...
by horizon
19 Aug 2017, 9:18pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: On the cusp of cycling's greatest revolution
Replies: 47
Views: 902

Re: On the cusp of cycling's greatest revolution

I am estimating that 90% of bike sales will be battery powered within 5 years and that seeing someone on an unpowered bicycle will become an oddity. Current legislation does not allow persons under 14 years of age to ride an EPAC. Do you anticipate a change in legislation, or would you care to revi...
by horizon
19 Aug 2017, 7:00pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: On the cusp of cycling's greatest revolution
Replies: 47
Views: 902

Re: On the cusp of cycling's greatest revolution

I work in Copenhagen, Amsterdam and other big cycling cities and have yet to see an electric bike in any of them. Like I said, it isn't Autumn yet, only a few leaves turning gold. I am estimating that 90% of bike sales will be battery powered within 5 years and that seeing someone on an unpowered b...
by horizon
19 Aug 2017, 4:19pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: On the cusp of cycling's greatest revolution
Replies: 47
Views: 902

Re: On the cusp of cycling's greatest revolution

Alas they do nothing to solve the other issue: the terror of traffic. Unless of course all that talk of dangerous roads was the ideal cover for a fear of effort? Electric bikes will be smoking people out in their thousands: suddenly now those hills are less threatening the traffic doesn't look so b...
by horizon
19 Aug 2017, 12:06pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: On the cusp of cycling's greatest revolution
Replies: 47
Views: 902

On the cusp of cycling's greatest revolution

Imagine a friend says to you that since he saw that two leaves had turned gold today, at that rate it will take another million years to see Autumn in all its glory. You wisely point out to him that they will all start turning gold and that Autumn will take just three or four weeks to manifest itsel...
by horizon
18 Aug 2017, 7:07pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Dishwasher or Tumbledryer?
Replies: 71
Views: 1280

Re: Dishwasher or Tumbledryer?

661-pete: I think we are misinterpreting each other here. I love the Guardian, it's "my" newspaper. But it does sometimes need reminding. I personally believe here that it should have paid attention to the environmental side of things. That's my gripe. I don't expect it of the Telegraph.

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