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by pjclinch
22 Apr 2019, 4:11pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: They are magic then!
Replies: 7
Views: 206

Re: They are magic then!

All we need to to make sure motorists drive in a safe manner is to make them wear a cycle helmet. :lol: :lol: I seem to recall that stats suggest that head-injuries are more common and more lethal in cars than on bikes, so motorists should all wear helmets. Yes, but it's important to remember the e...
by pjclinch
22 Apr 2019, 1:32pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Camping Pillow
Replies: 18
Views: 316

Re: Camping Pillow

Aldi did some , some time ago. do they still do them? they are of the self inflate foam filled type that work quite well These are considerably bulkier than the pure air ones like the Expeds. We had a couple of Karrimor ones we got for the sproggen. Work okay as pillows but the packing bulk is a de...
by pjclinch
22 Apr 2019, 11:18am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Big Bike revival ... yet more helmet normalising!
Replies: 34
Views: 717

Re: Big Bike revival ... yet more helmet normalising!

And had Chris been on the ball he'd have replied, "Yes, and I'm still alive." He is on record as saying helmets are a "complete red herring". But for that kind of thing he refuses to engage on the (IMHO reasonable) basis that as soon as you start the whole thing will be derailed...
by pjclinch
22 Apr 2019, 11:05am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Big Bike revival ... yet more helmet normalising!
Replies: 34
Views: 717

Re: Big Bike revival ... yet more helmet normalising!

Perhaps, and this is just an idea, CUK could present the information and let us adults make up our own minds? I don't see why they have to take a stance on something that isn't obligatory, and which has no immediate prospect of becoming so. That would be what the CUK Helmet Briefing is for. And whe...
by pjclinch
22 Apr 2019, 9:59am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Big Bike revival ... yet more helmet normalising!
Replies: 34
Views: 717

Re: Big Bike revival ... yet more helmet normalising!

Lance accepts wearing a helmut while pjc refuses, two different attitudes, care to explain briefly? He Who Pays The Piper Calls The Tune. I do cycle training on a voluntary basis, so that means I'm effectively paying and call the tune. NHS Tayside Healthy Working Lives are happy for me to do staff ...
by pjclinch
22 Apr 2019, 8:39am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Big Bike revival ... yet more helmet normalising!
Replies: 34
Views: 717

Re: Big Bike revival ... yet more helmet normalising!

it's not just cycle magazine as I've highlighted, it's the very thing that is trying to get more people cycling, that is widely put out amongst public domain via Facebook, twitter etc Re insistance of LA for helmets, why aren't CUK/Sustrans putting pressure on LAs to not enforce these matters and m...
by pjclinch
22 Apr 2019, 7:49am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Big Bike revival ... yet more helmet normalising!
Replies: 34
Views: 717

Re: Big Bike revival ... yet more helmet normalising!

Sustrans, I've definitely seen some very dodgy stuff one of their "Bike It" officers promoted in Scotland, I hope that was down to a loose cannon. If this is the "water melon incident" with I Bike Perth, that was indeed a loose canon. When I had a fairly detailed moan at them ab...
by pjclinch
22 Apr 2019, 7:42am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Camping Pillow
Replies: 18
Views: 316

Re: Camping Pillow

Another couple of votes (me and the missus) for the Exped ones. After decades of filling the sleeping bag stuffscak with clothes I just find the Exped pillow more comfortable. One of those cases where what we had wasn't broken, but a bargain-bin find coupled with a Christmas present opportunity led ...
by pjclinch
21 Apr 2019, 8:21pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Big Bike revival ... yet more helmet normalising!
Replies: 34
Views: 717

Re: Big Bike revival ... yet more helmet normalising!

Perhaps, and this is just an idea, CUK could present the information and let us adults make up our own minds? I don't see why they have to take a stance on something that isn't obligatory, and which has no immediate prospect of becoming so. That would be what the CUK Helmet Briefing is for. And whe...
by pjclinch
21 Apr 2019, 8:11pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Big Bike revival ... yet more helmet normalising!
Replies: 34
Views: 717

Re: Big Bike revival ... yet more helmet normalising!

Stuff as we see on CUK website and the magazine is why in part people start wearing helmets in the first instance, they see it and think oh that's what I need because others like me are wearing them. I agree that the people around are influencers, but why a few pictures in Cycle every couple of mon...
by pjclinch
20 Apr 2019, 2:33pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Trekking handlebars advice pls.
Replies: 18
Views: 523

Re: Trekking handlebars advice pls.

Hello colleagues! I am looking to moving away from drop bards due to discomfort in the back... I want to have a more upright position. For flats-with-options I have some Cane Creek Ergo bar ends on my hack bike which I like a lot and they're a lot less fuss than butterfly bars. I rode drops for yea...
by pjclinch
20 Apr 2019, 2:17pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling from the North of Edinburgh, across Edinburgh the on to Penicuik and beyond
Replies: 2
Views: 102

Re: Cycling from the North of Edinburgh, across Edinburgh the on to Penicuik and beyond

How easy is to go get from South Quensferry through Edinburgh to Penicuik. Is there a safe route for two cycle tourists. Thanks for any advice in advance. Depends on your particular idea of "safe", but it should be okay. NCN1, then 196. Not the most direct route, but NCNs favour "qui...
by pjclinch
19 Apr 2019, 4:51pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: ScotRail - recumbents allowed?
Replies: 7
Views: 201

Re: ScotRail - recumbents allowed?

At the end of May I'll be touring with my daughter, starting from her home in Edinburgh. We may want to return via ScotRail (perhaps from Inverness). She tells me that Scotrail is pretty good with her solo upright, having ceiling hooks for bikes and no need to reserve a place. Before I contact Scot...
by pjclinch
19 Apr 2019, 12:57pm
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: Rebecca Twigg
Replies: 18
Views: 599

Re: Rebecca Twigg

over none of the history has there been a track record of problems which might lead one to assume that riding a bike without a helmet is a likely cause of mental health issues. This is almost certainly a blind alley and not worth investigation. I'm not saying banging your head can't induce a person...
by pjclinch
19 Apr 2019, 12:03pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Upgrading my Tent....looking at Hilleberg options.
Replies: 33
Views: 884

Re: Upgrading my Tent....looking at Hilleberg options.

I don't care how it is done so long as it works. My Hille doesn't leak and if they achieve that without taping, great. My Saunders did leak, a lot, so I applied silicone sealant. Point is, if someone sells tents they know are not going to keep the rain out without fettling they are selling an unfin...