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by swansonj
23 Feb 2019, 8:05am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: New study finds there "was no difference in mortality between helmeted and non-helmeted"
Replies: 23
Views: 1136

Re: New study finds there "was no difference in mortality between helmeted and non-helmeted"

This study was published in a journal published by Chembio Publishers. Chembio are listed on Beall’s list of Predatory Journals. Translation for those not au fait with the latest trends in scientific publishing: this should not be regarded as a proper peer reviewed scientific publication.
by swansonj
28 Jan 2013, 2:56pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: GPS Need Not Apply.............Oh Alright
Replies: 99
Views: 5093

Re: GPS Need Not Apply.............Oh Alright

What do we need to know the mileage for after all? I often get back from a tour with no clear idea of how far I've been - until one of the racing types that Kevin Mayne stuffed the CTC office with wants to know! I try to explain to these guys that touring is about the memories, the smiles and not t...
by swansonj
21 Sep 2012, 9:32am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cantilever to Mini-Vee
Replies: 33
Views: 6004

Re: Cantilever to Mini-Vee

CJ wrote:I'm recently returned from cycling over the Himalayas.

Completely off topic, but Chris, I'm going to guess the tandem with child on 25 Aug photo 26 wasn't part of your group? Superb photos as ever btw.
by swansonj
28 Jun 2012, 7:51am
Forum: Stolen, Lost, Found, etc.
Topic: Red Raleigh Randonneur - Stolen in Cambridge
Replies: 7
Views: 1484

Re: Red Raleigh Randonneur - Stolen in Cambridge

Excellent news. I didn't want to post this before in case it seemed insensitive. But, horrible though this incident was, what an interesting insight it gave the rest of us into how the Juden family personalise their bikes. What's with the rear-wheel dynamo, for instance? Thanks. Rear wheel spoke-dr...
by swansonj
26 Jun 2012, 1:57pm
Forum: Stolen, Lost, Found, etc.
Topic: Red Raleigh Randonneur - Stolen in Cambridge
Replies: 7
Views: 1484

Re: Red Raleigh Randonneur - Stolen in Cambridge

Excellent news.

I didn't want to post this before in case it seemed insensitive. But, horrible though this incident was, what an interesting insight it gave the rest of us into how the Juden family personalise their bikes. What's with the rear-wheel dynamo, for instance?
by swansonj
13 Jun 2012, 12:37pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Getting to Box Hill on 28 July
Replies: 15
Views: 5176

Re: Getting to Box Hill on 28 July

We live on the route in Leatherhead. The road is closed from 6 am onwards. I can't remember which bit of literature it is, but one bit definitely said that when the road is closed you are not allowed to cycle on it either. I believe that there are crossing points that stay open to traffic including ...
by swansonj
28 May 2012, 10:00am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: carrying a huge smartphone!
Replies: 56
Views: 5775

Re: carrying a huge smartphone!

I crashed once and was taken to Birmingham's Queen Elizabeth Hospital Spinal Injuries Dept. I had my phone with me. It was a lonely lane early on Sunday morning. It took quite a while to describe exactly where I was because I was looking up at overhanging branches and couldn't see a roadsign. All I...
by swansonj
22 May 2012, 8:48pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: carrying a huge smartphone!
Replies: 56
Views: 5775

Re: carrying a huge smartphone!

In a single pannier?
by swansonj
22 May 2012, 8:46pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Mike Burrows on the CTC
Replies: 13
Views: 32890

Re: Mike Burrows on the CTC

I've always felt you see more scenery when touring on a bike rather than in a car not particularly because you sit taller in the saddle, but because you tend to: a) travel more slowly b) travel on minor roads c) travel all day I tend to see more on a recumbent than on an upright because i'm not dis...
by swansonj
22 May 2012, 8:22pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Riding non-stop
Replies: 37
Views: 3033

Re: Riding non-stop

swansonj Sorry, perhaps I wasn't clear. I mean that if I'd stopped, I'd have had the same "active" time and the same "active" average speed as if I did it non-stop. ie 3hrs non-stop at 13.5mph - or - 4hrs with two half hour breaks but still do an "active" 13.5mph avera...
by swansonj
22 May 2012, 8:11pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Mike Burrows on the CTC
Replies: 13
Views: 32890

Re: Mike Burrows on the CTC

PaulCumbria wrote:On a recumbent my head is at the same level as the vast majority of road users, and you don't hear many motorists complaining that they can't see the scenery!


No, but you do hear quite a lot of cyclists saying that part of the attraction is seeing more of the scenery than in a car!
by swansonj
22 May 2012, 2:41pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Not the IAM cycling survey!
Replies: 21
Views: 11054

Re: Not the IAM cycling survey!

[XAP]Bob wrote:http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=BzixmY0H1%2b5jbwLAJH4eGw%3d%3d


Thanks
by swansonj
22 May 2012, 2:37pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Riding non-stop
Replies: 37
Views: 3033

Re: Riding non-stop

As a general rule of physics: for a strictly linear system, it matters not: half an hour at 150 W followed by half an hour's break is the same as an hour at 75 W. But nothing in life is ever linear, and bicycles and bicyclists are certainly not. Wind resistance increases faster than linear, and assu...
by swansonj
22 May 2012, 1:57pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Not the IAM cycling survey!
Replies: 21
Views: 11054

Re: Not the IAM cycling survey!

That link is barred on my current laptop - is there a direct link to the SurveyMonkey location?
by swansonj
18 May 2012, 8:34am
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: The CTC - is it vulnerable?
Replies: 256
Views: 203625

Re: The CTC - is it vulnerable?

I was under the impression that Article 11 is still included. The CC has advised that it should be removed as soon as it can be done. IIRC they actually said it probably couldn't be done at the AGM this year because of the troublemakers (they didn't word it like that of course but that was the gist...