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by pjclinch
14 Nov 2019, 8:46am
Forum: National Standard Cycle Training
Topic: Leading rides on busy roads.
Replies: 61
Views: 5920

Re: Leading rides on busy roads.

One could argue that the words "left" and "right" are confusing jargon! : P (actually that may be a good example - they are very very common words, but they are confusing to a small but notable minority ... ) Always a problem on Bikeability courses. The definitive explanation is...
by pjclinch
12 Nov 2019, 7:10am
Forum: National Standard Cycle Training
Topic: Leading rides on busy roads.
Replies: 61
Views: 5920

Re: Leading rides on busy roads.

The only way to make it stick would be some law or court ruling, but that's a level of state interference that I hope we never suffer. Absolutely no reason why CUK/BC/DoT shouldn't extend the National Cycling Standards/Bikeability to include group riding While CUK/BC might contribute as stakeholder...
by pjclinch
11 Nov 2019, 8:12pm
Forum: National Standard Cycle Training
Topic: Advice please on providing training for the general public and adults
Replies: 4
Views: 318

Re: Advice please on providing training for the general public and adults

In Scotland the cycling promotion quango Cycling Scotland have a scheme called "Essential Skills" (see https://www.cycling.scot/what-we-do/training/essential-cycling-skills ) <snip> thats interesting....how do you qualify in order to teach it? To qualify to teach Essential Skills is a sho...
by pjclinch
11 Nov 2019, 1:53pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Tadpole motortrikes.
Replies: 31
Views: 3759

Re: Tadpole motortrikes.

I'm assuming there's an upright lock out switch which comes into play in those situations. Further back in this thread you will find that these specific machines have no lock. Some scooters do however. I'd say it is simply a matter of sponsorship -free supply of machines. Sorry missed that :oops: A...
by pjclinch
11 Nov 2019, 9:34am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Belt drive instead of chain..why? why not?
Replies: 42
Views: 1518

Re: Belt drive instead of chain..why? why not?

My wife's Gazelle has a belt, it's only been a year so far, but zero issues. With a hub gear I'd get one myself if I was getting a new bike for the simple reason that around here the road salt kills a chain every year, seemingly no matter how often I clean and lube it.

Pete.
by pjclinch
11 Nov 2019, 9:28am
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Tadpole motortrikes.
Replies: 31
Views: 3759

Re: Tadpole motortrikes.

I'd assumed that an advantage relevant to a TV moto was being more stable as a camera platform when going v-e-r-y slowly matching riders up very steep climbs through throngs of cheering fans.
by pjclinch
9 Nov 2019, 3:49pm
Forum: National Standard Cycle Training
Topic: Advice please on providing training for the general public and adults
Replies: 4
Views: 318

Re: Advice please on providing training for the general public and adults

In Scotland the cycling promotion quango Cycling Scotland have a scheme called "Essential Skills" (see https://www.cycling.scot/what-we-do/training/essential-cycling-skills ) which notionally costs £20 but is often provided free. I do it for NHS Tayside for other NHST staff (that's where m...
by pjclinch
7 Nov 2019, 9:07am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Room temperatures
Replies: 44
Views: 2595

Re: Room temperatures

Serious health risks below 16 degrees? What are these health risks? In a generalist document aiming at a lowest common denominator I'd guess this is about people that have genuine trouble keeping warm. I am not such a person, but I know people that (through no fault of their own) are, and they'd be...
by pjclinch
5 Nov 2019, 8:31am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Cracked Vango Tent Poles - suggested repair
Replies: 54
Views: 5407

Re: Cracked Vango Tent Poles - suggested repair

I must be having a senior moment here ..... just buy some new ones ...... Vango sell them ...... :roll: .... break in the field ... duct tape .... simples ... For straight bits, you can also get full sets of poles from china in that size - a useful source of spare bits. Ditto pole splints. Doubtles...
by pjclinch
1 Nov 2019, 12:41pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Leg over crossbar difficulty . . . what solution(s) ?
Replies: 47
Views: 1843

Re: Leg over

Not that bodily adjustment isn't a good way of approaching this, but also: A rolling mount gives you a useful step up, because you climb on from the pedal rather than the ground: it's actually easier than getting on a stationary bike with a little practice; You can get good bikes without a high tube...
by pjclinch
31 Oct 2019, 4:44pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: A case for (mens) saddle redesign
Replies: 8
Views: 754

Re: A case for (mens) saddle redesign

Well documented is the possible problem with cycling saddles.There is a possibility of nerve damage and reduced blood flow to the perineum. This could result in ED. Science as always is full of conflicting advice. Why take a chance?. Surely saddles could be sold with a channel in the middle. This m...
by pjclinch
31 Oct 2019, 4:39pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: A case for (mens) saddle redesign
Replies: 8
Views: 754

Re: A case for (mens) saddle redesign

Main problems with a Chopper, are ........ <snip> Three: The brakes are rubbish. I guess you had an improved model if they were merely "rubbish"... To be far, back before alloy wheels brakes on anything I ever rode were a bit hit-and-miss at best, unless it was raining in which case they ...
by pjclinch
28 Oct 2019, 7:30am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: How dry are your stuff sacs?
Replies: 15
Views: 864

Re: How dry are your stuff sacs?

All my life I've operated on a principle that has stood me in good stead: there's no such thing as waterproof luggage. Put everything in poly bags, when they puncture patch them with sellotape, when they get tatty chuck them away. I was rather dismayed to see that the heavy duty polythene rucsac li...
by pjclinch
26 Oct 2019, 9:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spesh Tahoe shoes
Replies: 8
Views: 423

Re: Spesh Tahoe shoes

CyberKnight wrote:bit late to the show but check out northwave too for wider fit


I've ordered some Tahoes at half price, but if they don't work out that's another wide flavour for the audition list, so thanks for the tip.

Pete.
by pjclinch
26 Oct 2019, 9:43am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spesh Tahoe shoes
Replies: 8
Views: 423

Re: Spesh Tahoe shoes

Thanks folks, that's good enough to risk posting a pair back at the current prices!

Ta, Pete.