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by cbman65
27 Aug 2019, 7:41am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Dartford to Greenwich
Replies: 11
Views: 716

Re: Dartford to Greenwich

I used to ride this path quite regularly - albeit some years ago - on a bike with 700 28c tyres. Only a couple of stretches were unridable. The biggest issues that I remember were: - the barriers put up to stop motor bikes which I recall having to lift my bike over, - the smell on one particular str...
by cbman65
19 Jul 2019, 8:38am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Real Naked Cycling (i.e. no phone or GPS)
Replies: 46
Views: 7181

Re: Real Naked Cycling (i.e. no phone or GPS)

My first major tour - across Switzerland, down the west coast of Italy and then round the Peloponnese - predated GPS and mobile phones. We started with a map of Switzerland (about A3 for the whole country) that was given away free by a bank when we changed some money. Once in Italy we then swapped o...
by cbman65
24 Jun 2019, 9:10pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Jokes about murder.
Replies: 29
Views: 4007

Re: Jokes about murder.

Colour me unsurprised. I'm no Brand fan but you'd need to have a fairly big axe to grind to think it was actually any sort of incitement. I suspect from the police pov it was all a storm in a tea cup, a complaint they had a duty to investigate (at least superficially) which was stirred up by media ...
by cbman65
22 Jun 2019, 8:00am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Bike City Index, Utrecht three times more deadly than Bristol for cyclists
Replies: 19
Views: 3838

Re: Bike City Index, Utrecht three times more deadly than Bristol for cyclists

There is clearly something very odd about the data. It may be that the law of low numbers is coming into effect here. The population of Bristol is about 460,000 and the cycle usage - according to the report - is 14%. So there are about 65,000 cyclists in Bristol. The number of fatal accidents per an...
by cbman65
1 Nov 2011, 11:09pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Which race is which?
Replies: 9
Views: 900

Re: Which race is which?

Actually it was Humpty Dumpty in "Through the Looking Glass" although it does sound like the sort of thing that the Red Queen would have said.

'When I use a word,' Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, 'it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.'
by cbman65
29 Oct 2011, 6:18am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: surveys......
Replies: 11
Views: 1592

Re: surveys......

There is some further information about the survey here http://www.bikeradar.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=16708817 It would seem that the survey methodology was just to send an email link to their customers. The thread suggests that there were also some other methodological errors such as asking respon...
by cbman65
26 Oct 2011, 1:07pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Targeted red light jumping
Replies: 43
Views: 3600

Re: Targeted red light jumping

Have to agree with Karlt. On my commute in London, all traffic goes when the lights are Red-Amber, no-one would count it as RLJing. In fact if you don't go on Red-Amber it will earn you an impatient blast from the horn of the driver behind. Motorbikes are a significant problem in this regard. Most o...
by cbman65
21 Oct 2011, 6:02pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike recommendation - Triathlon
Replies: 6
Views: 651

Re: Bike recommendation - Triathlon

It rather depends on budget, but I have a custom built bike from a triathlon specialist Tri and Run, which I am very happy with. They have got a bit more expensive in recent years, but on a like-for-like basis my custom built bike was cheaper than similarly equipped off the peg bikes. Better value a...
by cbman65
14 Oct 2011, 11:52am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Ridgeback Panorama vs Pearson Compass
Replies: 15
Views: 5692

Re: Ridgeback Panorama vs Pearson Compass

It is worth remembering that there is an upper limit of £1000 on what can be bought using the current CTW scheme.
by cbman65
11 Oct 2011, 1:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bar-end shifters
Replies: 16
Views: 1236

Re: Bar-end shifters

For the previous four or five years I have exclusively had bikes with STI (actually the Capag equivalent), but I have recently (within the last six weeks) bought a bike with bar-end shifters and have been surprised by how quickly I have got used to them. It does seem to change the way I ride a bit. ...
by cbman65
6 Oct 2011, 3:38pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Accessory Bar
Replies: 11
Views: 750

Re: Accessory Bar

Thorn make an accessory bar that is available to order over the internet through SJS cycles.
Rather than clamp on it replaces some of the spacers below the stem, which seems a more elgent solution to me.
by cbman65
4 Oct 2011, 12:20pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Small Acheivement
Replies: 10
Views: 660

Re: Small Acheivement

This is why I have always cycled in kilometres. The milestones come along much more frequently.
It is not a perfect solution. Going uphill is always more rewarding in feet rather than metres.