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by pjclinch
22 Feb 2019, 12:29pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: New study finds there "was no difference in mortality between helmeted and non-helmeted"
Replies: 22
Views: 686

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

But all my falls on a bike since I became an adult have gone unreported, because I just get up and limp away. If my helmet had been saving me it would not have been showing up on any statistics. This is one reason why deaths are a useful measure of safety, because deaths tend to be reported. The le...
by pjclinch
22 Feb 2019, 12:12pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: New study finds there "was no difference in mortality between helmeted and non-helmeted"
Replies: 22
Views: 686

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

... Any answers lie out on the roads and any study looking for real definitive answers would be a very well funded and complex one. Plenty of well funded studies have been out looking for the definitive evidence that helmets are the solution to motorists not looking where they are going, but as yet...
by pjclinch
22 Feb 2019, 8:01am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: UK coastal tour ideas?
Replies: 17
Views: 737

Re: UK coastal tour ideas?

has any one wild camped on beaches? what is the law regarding that? https://medphys.dundee.ac.uk/~pjclinch/cycling/cyclingpix/raasay_camp.jpg That's Raasay, where I guess the law is the same as wild camping on any other bit of it. As a sea kayaker I've camped on beaches a lot, but again that's in t...
by pjclinch
21 Feb 2019, 4:18pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: HPV grasshopper rear wheel offset ?
Replies: 11
Views: 562

Re: HPV grasshopper rear wheel offset ?

One of Mike Burrow's latest two wheelers had the wheels offset, and that apparently rode just fine. The 8-Freight has an offset rear, the point being that you don't need to split the main frame tube so it's stronger/lighter. The rear wheel just attaches to the main frame spar. It doesn't make it aw...
by pjclinch
18 Feb 2019, 3:38pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: 2 person lightweight inexpensive tent options
Replies: 3
Views: 250

Re: 2 person lightweight inexpensive tent options

The Cycling UK forum possibly not the best place to look for advice on the backpacking tent market in NE USA...
by pjclinch
15 Feb 2019, 8:19am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: New to me revolution country premier
Replies: 30
Views: 1876

Re: New to me revolution country premier

pete75 wrote:Some new things for me in this thread. Who on earth is Miss Daisy and what is gloop?


See "Driving Miss Daisy", Oscar winning movie.
Gloop is kinda self descriptive...
by pjclinch
14 Feb 2019, 3:35pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Raising the Standards of walking and cycling in Scotland
Replies: 9
Views: 1289

Re: Raising the Standards of walking and cycling in Scotland

Unless they have changed in the last few years Sustrans are all to ready to make 'concessions' in order to get funding. Not only have they argued against other cyclists objections, but also said wishy washy things in the aftermath, like We're very sorry. We know it's not ideal, but it was a conditi...
by pjclinch
14 Feb 2019, 2:27pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Raising the Standards of walking and cycling in Scotland
Replies: 9
Views: 1289

Re: Raising the Standards of walking and cycling in Scotland

As well as stubbornly sticking to standards a decade or more out of date, I think another favourite of highways departments is to claim to be following a standard but misinterpret any ambiguous wording in one section and simply ignore any wordings in other sections that conflict. Harsh... but fair :(
by pjclinch
14 Feb 2019, 10:46am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Raising the Standards of walking and cycling in Scotland
Replies: 9
Views: 1289

Re: Raising the Standards of walking and cycling in Scotland

Though it was in Dundee I wasn't along myself, but I know folk who were and they reckoned it was pretty good. There was a bit of a ruckus in the local paper about Danish presenter Mikael Colville-Andersen saying what he thought but local council Cycle Convener was broadly in agreement. Dundee City C...
by pjclinch
14 Feb 2019, 9:35am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: New to me revolution country premier
Replies: 30
Views: 1876

Re: New to me revolution country premier

As for the performance in gloop and gravel, it's not an MTB! :lol: you need to take a different approach to those surfaces, I could show you but I can't actually explain it in words. You mean ride like miss Daisy ☺ Here's an example of the sort of thing that some people can manage on a road bike (q...
by pjclinch
13 Feb 2019, 9:16am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: New to me revolution country premier
Replies: 30
Views: 1876

Re: New to me revolution country premier

The Schwalbe Marathon is a well used and tough touring tyre. It's no mud-plugger, but if your off-road is a landy track then they're fine for that. They come in 700c x 38 which deals with most things and should fit most touring frames including with 'guards.

Pete.
by pjclinch
12 Feb 2019, 2:58pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycle2Work and Hot Desking (where do i put my kit)
Replies: 19
Views: 1517

Re: Cycle2Work and Hot Desking (where do i put my kit)

I thought there was some qualifying criteria for employers to fulfil in order to offer Cycle2Work, for example showers etc? I thought it may include a bit of space... or is this just wishful thinking :) Wishful thinking I'm afraid :( I'm pretty sure there's nothing beyond the financial process side...
by pjclinch
12 Feb 2019, 2:29pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycle2Work and Hot Desking (where do i put my kit)
Replies: 19
Views: 1517

Re: Cycle2Work and Hot Desking (where do i put my kit)

It'll depend on your particular commute, but... As a cyclist we tend have a bit more kit at work, cycling gear, spare clothes etc..... This isn't necessarily the case. When I commute by bike I don't take anything extra. My "cycling gear" is my bike, a cycling cap and an ankle slappy. I cyc...
by pjclinch
12 Feb 2019, 9:06am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Medical opinions?
Replies: 12
Views: 506

Re: Medical opinions?

An "independent medical opinion" is simply one opinion backed by some sort of medical qualification, nothing more, nothing less. Our beloved NHS is made up of a lot of disparate individuals who sometimes have different opinions. So your best way of getting another opinion is to ask someone...
by pjclinch
12 Feb 2019, 8:26am
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Scrap Funding For Elite Athletes.
Replies: 45
Views: 3261

Re: Scrap Funding For Elite Athletes.

That'll be Chris Hoy who was successful as a talented amateur outside the BC system at first (because it was only just starting to get lottery funding), riding with City of Edinburgh RC and then Team Athena. Maybe he wouldn't have been AS successful without central funding, but who's to say that fu...