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by mjr
15 Aug 2018, 12:11am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Top tube bag
Replies: 15
Views: 664

Re: Top tube bag

I use the three big pockets on the back of my traditional cycling jersey Bad idea to put something in a fairly flammable fabric which can catch fire if damaged in a fall IMO. It'll probably never happen but why risk it when bike mounts are cheap? Of course no-one in their right minds carries their ...
by mjr
15 Aug 2018, 12:09am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: M5 Cyclist
Replies: 7
Views: 146

Re: M5 Cyclist

by mjr
14 Aug 2018, 10:26am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Non-recycleable plastic
Replies: 30
Views: 467

Re: Non-recycleable plastic

the thing with plastic is how do we know what is recyclable and what isnt? In West Norfolk, it's the plastics with the numbers 1, 2, 4 or 5 in the little recycling triangle - I think that's HDPE, LDPE, PP and PS (not EPS) but maybe not in that order. Nothing else is acceptable, which leaves a heck ...
by mjr
14 Aug 2018, 10:16am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Top tube bag
Replies: 15
Views: 664

Re: Top tube bag

Thanks, looks like the one so I will look into it. I will use the panel to read written route details but may one day graduate to using a phone. It is a worry that these product seem to encourage the use of headphones when cycling as I think it is crazy to block off the sounds around you when cycli...
by mjr
13 Aug 2018, 12:55pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Death by Dangerous Cycling
Replies: 114
Views: 2314

Re: Death by Dangerous Cycling

It seems to me that the choice is between campaigning for stronger enforcement of traffic law or appearing to whinge about the unfairness of it all. That seems like a false dichotomy because pressing for stronger enforcement of existing laws does not mean agreeing that it is currently fair. Whateve...
by mjr
13 Aug 2018, 12:48pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: My London to Brighton experience
Replies: 76
Views: 2571

Re: London to Brighton - What do I need to know?

If it were me, I'd probably opt for the hybrid, however, there are advantages to the town bike, as well. The town bike may be more comfortable, but possibly not geared for the hills you will encounter. I'm not sure about that. Town bikes tend to be geared to carry fair weights of shopping, which al...
by mjr
12 Aug 2018, 8:44pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Death by Dangerous Cycling
Replies: 114
Views: 2314

Re: Death by Dangerous Cycling

At present, I feel that barmpot cyclists are able to stick two fingers up irrespective of the harm they cause. To go off on a total tangent, is it worth referring to people as ‘bike users’ rather than ‘cyclists’ to reduce the opportunity for assorted commentators to go off down a MAMIL-related rabb...
by mjr
12 Aug 2018, 8:40pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Death by Dangerous Cycling
Replies: 114
Views: 2314

Re: Death by Dangerous Cycling

If I was in this guy's position and was originally told (as I believe is the case) that there was no law covering the death and the cyclist was being prosecuted under a law that predates the motor vehicle, then I think would want things bought up to date as well. The law making people drive on the ...
by mjr
12 Aug 2018, 8:06pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: My London to Brighton experience
Replies: 76
Views: 2571

Re: My London to Brighton experience

No, I'd rather do it on a town bike than a hybrid, but maybe that's just me and I don't know how you feel on the bikes. Ride further and have a couple of goes at similar gradients to Ditchling Beacon, but maybe not for as long. I'm sure it's %s will be online. Get that and the distance within your r...
by mjr
11 Aug 2018, 8:39pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why would you do that
Replies: 15
Views: 968

Re: Why would you do that

On the day of the Ride London 100 a friend popped into Guildford. On the return train trip to Leatherhead he was surprised to see a small group of riders with Ride London numbers on getting on the train, they got off at Leatherhead and rejoined the ride missing quite a chunk of the ride including t...
by mjr
11 Aug 2018, 8:30pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Aukey powerbanks - opinions?
Replies: 28
Views: 1173

Re: Aukey powerbanks - opinions?

My Anker powerbank has 2x 2A micro USB charging inputs. I also have a 6 way 60W Anker USB charger that can power both inputs with 2A each & charge other stuff at the same time. So everything can get charged while the battery is on charge as and when I have access to 230V power. I doubt Anker do...
by mjr
11 Aug 2018, 2:24pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Velo South closed roads sportive - good idea?!?
Replies: 123
Views: 8630

Re: Velo South closed roads sportive - good idea?!?

No TTRO yet. As cycling groups have repeatedly encountered, the TRO processes are not democratic. Addressing an objection does not mean solving the problem, even when easily possible. Please push your county councillors for the crossings, access marshalling and so on that you need. Don't wait for a...
by mjr
11 Aug 2018, 2:18pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Good map apps (for android)
Replies: 6
Views: 404

Re: Good map apps (for android)

I use osmand. Another good one is RMaps if it's still available but that only did follow-the-line navigation when I last used it.
by mjr
11 Aug 2018, 1:49pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What road surface ncr 33 S of Weston SM
Replies: 2
Views: 231

Re: What road surface ncr 33 S of Weston SM

IIRC it's tarmac across Uphill, packed stone across the Axe, tarmac through the Diamond caravan park. Take a sat nav or very detailed route because signs are lacking, especially northbound. I had no trouble on 47mm tyres and I'd not hesitate to do it on 28. I'd take it pretty slow on anything narrow...
by mjr
11 Aug 2018, 1:45pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Top tube bag
Replies: 15
Views: 664

Re: Top tube bag

brynpoeth wrote:I use the three big pockets on the back of my traditional cycling jersey

Bad idea to put something in a fairly flammable fabric which can catch fire if damaged in a fall IMO. It'll probably never happen but why risk it when bike mounts are cheap?