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by karlt
1 Sep 2017, 7:40am
Forum: On the road
Topic: A ped attempt to make me fall
Replies: 19
Views: 1815

Re: A ped attempt to make me fall

The driver got out of the cab, picked up the bike, threw it onto the pavement and kicked the kid repeatedly onto the pavement. I rode on - I wasn't going to be a witness against the driver. I would have. The kid behaved appallingly but repeated kicks can kill and people willing to deal them out are...
by karlt
7 Aug 2017, 7:08am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: FOTPT Appeal
Replies: 36
Views: 3378

Re: FOTPT Appeal

I've used the TPT to get to work; despite being virtually door to door it's three miles longer than the road route. And it means hosing the bike down at the end of the day. God alone knows how many more chains and cassettes I'd get through from the grit.
by karlt
5 Aug 2017, 11:37am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Never Appreciated I Was Such a "Slow" Cyclist
Replies: 75
Views: 6215

Re: Never Appreciated I Was Such a "Slow" Cyclist

I do a 10 mile (each way) commute and I find it makes me want to do more in evenings and weekends, not less. My route is mainly countryside and I enjoy the wildlife and the time in the outdoors. The commute is just how I get to work in an enjoyable and stress free way. I don't really think of it as...
by karlt
4 Aug 2017, 12:49pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Never Appreciated I Was Such a "Slow" Cyclist
Replies: 75
Views: 6215

Re: Never Appreciated I Was Such a "Slow" Cyclist

I too find I lack the motivation to go out in the evenings or weekends having been on the bike for up to 100 miles already in a given week - doing the same route every time - and I think that's the issue. I do a 10 mile (each way) commute and I find it makes me want to do more in evenings and weeke...
by karlt
4 Aug 2017, 10:33am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Never Appreciated I Was Such a "Slow" Cyclist
Replies: 75
Views: 6215

Re: Never Appreciated I Was Such a "Slow" Cyclist

Interestingly, my commute is 14 miles (each way - I do wish people would clarify when they say "I have an x mile commute!") but I'd stopped doing it because I wasn't enjoying it any more. I started again but made it a strict rule not to put the hammer down because it's that that made me h...
by karlt
4 Aug 2017, 8:58am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cycle roof rack failure
Replies: 45
Views: 2893

Re: Cycle roof rack failure

I've got some of those Halfords cheapies. Don't like 'em, and don't like them even more now! I'm replacing them with Thules. Son #1's FS MTB won't go on the Halfords ones anyway; they can't grip it. Since getting a car with an instantaneous fuel consumption readout I've become far more reluctant to ...
by karlt
4 Aug 2017, 8:55am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Why can't cyclists spell?
Replies: 62
Views: 3056

Re: Why can't cyclists spell?

Obviously it's not just cyclists as observed when on other forums. There was a time (recently) where children were being taught to spell like it sounded. [i](Or not being corrected if spelt wrong) Perhaps current misspellings or misuse are a product of that ? The accepted practice is for children t...
by karlt
4 Aug 2017, 8:41am
Forum: On the road
Topic: The Cyclist Strikes Back
Replies: 21
Views: 2433

Re: The Cyclist Strikes Back

I took delivery of a new company car in April, I chose a Mitsubishi Outlander plug in electric hybrid vehicle, a 4 x 4. I already had a dash cam, I fitted the dash cam in my new car as I travel around the whole country and several years ago I was caught in a cash for crash scam. 5 weeks after getti...
by karlt
4 Aug 2017, 8:07am
Forum: On the road
Topic: General question - commute distance
Replies: 15
Views: 1356

General question - commute distance

When someone says they have "a 10 mile commute", do they generally mean 10 miles each way or 10 miles there and back?

I always wonder.
by karlt
4 Aug 2017, 8:06am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Never Appreciated I Was Such a "Slow" Cyclist
Replies: 75
Views: 6215

Re: Never Appreciated I Was Such a "Slow" Cyclist

I'd not describe myself as a particularly extraordinary cyclist, but I'm also most assuredly not average. I do a 14 mile commute - on the trike I do about 17-18mph average, on the bike I can hit 22... But then I am doing it every day, and putting the hammer down somewhat (shower in the office) If I...
by karlt
4 Aug 2017, 7:58am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Why can't cyclists spell?
Replies: 62
Views: 3056

Re: Why can't cyclists spell?

Just spell "pedalling" right (peddling is selling) and I'll be happy. That and learning the difference between "lose" and "loose"
by karlt
2 Aug 2017, 7:39am
Forum: On the road
Topic: letter from driver who knocked me off
Replies: 35
Views: 3233

Re: letter from driver who knocked me off

Worth noting that their "deductable" - the excess - does not apply to third party claims. They would not be expected to cough up the first £200 or whatever of your costs. Secondly, any police action is entirely independent of whether the driver pays direct or through his insurance. So he w...
by karlt
27 Jul 2017, 2:55pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Driver knocked me off bike advice please??
Replies: 34
Views: 3839

Re: Driver knocked me off bike advice please??

When did this incident occur?
by karlt
29 May 2017, 7:24am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Just a quick video of how I removed my bottom bracket fixed cup without correct tools
Replies: 21
Views: 4253

Re: Just a quick video of how I removed my bottom bracket fixed cup without correct tools

I used a crank puller as bolt and nuts and a freewheel remover as a washer very successfully recently.
by karlt
21 May 2017, 1:41pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Odd one - stiff bottom bracket - but only in one direction
Replies: 13
Views: 3688

Re: Odd one - stiff bottom bracket - but only in one direction

Could have. Just banged a sealed cartridge in.