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by iaincullen
4 Dec 2009, 11:22am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycling Pics
Replies: 211
Views: 46245

Re: Cycling Pics

irc; Not sure about the handlebars you have in picture 3! They look a bit odd but are in fact one of the things that worked really well on my bike - a Surly LHT frame built up with old and new parts. The drop is less than usual by about an inch. I find that compared to my old bars the bar end shift...
by iaincullen
4 Dec 2009, 11:10am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Sustrans - To See Ourselves As Others See Us
Replies: 105
Views: 10768

Re: Sustrans - To See Ourselves As Others See Us

The reality is Beeching left a legacy of lots of flat, narrow sections of land. The best use for them is the original purpose, public transport through rural and suburban areas. Bike routes are a poor second and the piecemeal sell off in the 60s means they are frequently interrupted. Cyclists aren'...
by iaincullen
23 Jun 2009, 11:31pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Off Road LeJog advice
Replies: 9
Views: 1449

Re: Off Road LeJog advice

Me and a friend are planning on doing an off road LeJog some time in the future but are unsure as to how we should navigate and whether to camp or not. Dan As far as a route from central Scotland to Fort William goes there is a good option which avoids the Loch Lomond section of the West Highland w...
by iaincullen
23 Jun 2009, 8:09am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Fort William to Inverness Avoiding A82
Replies: 6
Views: 3028

Re: Fort William to Inverness Avoiding A82

I’ve looked and failed. Does anyone remember the post that explains how to get from (or know of a route that goes from) Fort William to Inverness without using the A82? I cycled that route in a tour last year. A description of the day and a few pictures are at http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/pag...
by iaincullen
1 Apr 2009, 12:25am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Do handlebars & stems break?
Replies: 69
Views: 6169

Re: Do handlebars & stems break?

Yes they do. Here's a link to a court case where a rider sued a maker after a crash caused by a snapped handlebar.

http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/QB/2007/1667.html
by iaincullen
30 Mar 2009, 1:21pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: MPs? Helmets? They Just won't Leave it Alone
Replies: 45
Views: 2417

Re: MPs? Helmets? They Just won't Leave it Alone

But, let me make it quite clear, that if I was forced to choose between two sides - one denying that helmets mitigate head injuries and the other calling for compulsion I would go with the on calling for compulsion. But that isn't the choice. Nobody is trying to stop you wearing a helmet. But there...
by iaincullen
28 Mar 2009, 5:04pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: caledonian canal
Replies: 33
Views: 30457

Re: caledonian canal

Also, what's Onich to Loch Lomond via Glencoe and Rannoch Moor like? I've heard the road described as motorway standard. Maybe they said motorway speeds. Everyone has different comfort zones for mixing with traffic. I'm relaxed in heavy urban 30-40mph traffic. I look for quiet roads when touring. I...
by iaincullen
26 Mar 2009, 9:21pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: MPs? Helmets? They Just won't Leave it Alone
Replies: 45
Views: 2417

Re: MPs? Helmets? They Just won't Leave it Alone

Would people rather MPs ignored cycling? Yes I would. The problem with MPs and helmets is that the "common sense" position is that helmets must be a good idea. So well meaning MPs propose laws after theyare lobbied by one issue pressure groups like http://www.bhit.org/ whose website quote...
by iaincullen
24 Mar 2009, 9:44pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: MPs? Helmets? They Just won't Leave it Alone
Replies: 45
Views: 2417

Re: MPs? Helmets? They Just won't Leave it Alone

If I believed that MPs would do nothing that wasn't completely evidence based I would not worry at all. However as the previous answer this question relates to stated that "The Department has commissioned a research project looking at a range of road safety and cycling issues. This will examine...
by iaincullen
20 Mar 2009, 12:55am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Helmet use post Richardson death
Replies: 186
Views: 11646

Re: Helmet use post Richardson death

Apparently despite an increase in the number of skiers wearing helmets there has been no decrease in deaths on the slopes. Sounds familiar.

http://www.ski-injury.com/latest_news/nr
by iaincullen
20 Mar 2009, 12:49am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Helmet use post Richardson death
Replies: 186
Views: 11646

Re: Helmet use post Richardson death

Over promotion of the benefits (if any) of helmets lead to articles like that in the link below. A cyclist is killed by a logging truck and comment is made that he was not wearing a helmet. Like it would have made any difference. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=1056...
by iaincullen
10 Mar 2009, 12:17pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Dumfries and Galloway: touring ideas?
Replies: 8
Views: 779

Re: Dumfries and Galloway: touring ideas?

I've done a couple of short tours in this area. Basically as already said if you avoid the A75 A76 and A77 you won't go far wrong. Get a Ordnance survey 1:250000 map and choose your own routes. My last tour starting there there was a coast to coast from Stranraer to Dunbar using a mixture of B and C...
by iaincullen
7 Mar 2009, 11:07am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: How many ferries around coast of Britain?
Replies: 33
Views: 2688

Re: How many ferries around coast of Britain?

The Renfrew ferry. A passenger and bike ferry that crosses the River Clyde downstream from Glasgow. Useful for anyone who doesn't know the area to avoid navigating through Glasgow. http://www.spt.co.uk/ferry/renfrew.aspx There are two options once on the north side of the Clyde. Firstly head up the ...
by iaincullen
4 Mar 2009, 10:54pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Advice on cycle parking/bike shed
Replies: 43
Views: 3767

Re: Advice on cycle parking/bike shed

"I did not excercise my right to hog a car space. " Why not get a banger, or borrow a car from someone going on holiday then leave it in a prime parking space at work. Cycle to work, lock your bike inside the car until home time. Next day repeat. Etc Etc. OK you'll have to move the car eve...