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by pjclinch
22 May 2018, 8:23pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Impending conversation with my wife
Replies: 29
Views: 499

Re: Impending conversation with my wife

Hi, Trouble with lid posts is that you will be outnumbered by the anti lid wearing brigade. It's not a contest decided by number of posts. And in any case the "anti lid wearing brigade" are a minority (unless you regard the opposite of "pro life" groups as being "pro death&...
by pjclinch
22 May 2018, 9:55am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Impending conversation with my wife
Replies: 29
Views: 499

Re: Impending conversation with my wife

So, anyway, I suspect that there's a Serious Conversation waiting for me when I get home (yay!). Can anyone point me at a good cribsheet for having these sorts of conversations with a non cycling wife who doesn't think you're able to make your own decisions? I would say probably the best one I've s...
by pjclinch
22 May 2018, 9:14am
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Giro d'Italia
Replies: 80
Views: 2696

Re: Giro d'Italia

My wife is a Cloggie and says his comments lose a lot of resigned humour in translation. He seems rather happier in Dutch on NOS than he does in English on Cycling News. Most European riders seem to have admirable English and better than some native speakers, but there's only so many ways to praise...
by pjclinch
21 May 2018, 7:53pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Giro d'Italia
Replies: 80
Views: 2696

Re: Giro d'Italia

NATURAL ANKLING wrote:Hi,
I notice also that at one point Froomey was on 120 cadence up hill.
There must be a technical reason for this and his use of high cadence especially up hill.


It works for him... I'm not sure if that rates as "technical", but it's a pretty good reason!
by pjclinch
21 May 2018, 7:52pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Giro d'Italia
Replies: 80
Views: 2696

Re: Giro d'Italia

I thought it was unrealistic of Dumoulin to expect other riders to work with him. What was interesting was that when he had briefly gone out of the back of the chasing group they didn't make sure he couldn't get back on. One minute the commentators had written him off and there didn't seem to be an...
by pjclinch
21 May 2018, 2:41pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: A good recumbent trike for arthritic knees?
Replies: 20
Views: 291

Re: A good recumbent trike for arthritic knees?

Ease of in/out is, IME, far more a function of seat height than whether it's delta (one wheel ahead, two behind) or tadpole (two leading sheels, one trailing). A relatively high one is easier in, and much easier out, than something just about on the ground. In either case you'll have to get a leg ov...
by pjclinch
21 May 2018, 1:27pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: A good recumbent trike for arthritic knees?
Replies: 20
Views: 291

Re: A good recumbent trike for arthritic knees?

Ignore well meaning friends: you will be noticed (!) by other traffic but, for your reassurance, a strong rear flasher and flag can be used. Enjoy your quest :) thanks heaps. noted your points re gears etc. dunno about the Q factors, experience will tell on that one I expect. and yes, a flag etc. g...
by pjclinch
21 May 2018, 12:48pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Montane
Replies: 10
Views: 4252

Re: Montane

A general point on kit is that a lot of it has the performance reliant upon fit, and this goes for sleeping bags too. Too big and you'll lose loads of heat from convection currents, too small and, well, it's too small. One size only means if you're in any way outsize you might do better elsewhere. S...
by pjclinch
21 May 2018, 12:39pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: A good recumbent trike for arthritic knees?
Replies: 20
Views: 291

Re: A good recumbent trike for arthritic knees?

Like Squeaker my immediate thought was a Kettwiesel for ease of on and off thanks to its relatively high seat.

And if you want fun, they are.
by pjclinch
21 May 2018, 12:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Best racks for 20" wheeled bikes?
Replies: 17
Views: 342

Re: Best racks for 20" wheeled bikes?

By the looks of it the Frog has the braze-ons on the Seat Stays, so it seems odd not to use them. The Islabikes racks use these: https://www.islabikes.co.uk/wp/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Accessories-A16-B20S-Rack-960x960.png that's the one for the "Beinn 20 small" which I'd guess wouldn't ...
by pjclinch
21 May 2018, 12:16pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Diabetes NHS cost £10Billion, why no backing for cycling
Replies: 92
Views: 3246

Re: Diabetes NHS cost £10Billion, why no backing for cycling

pete75 wrote:
Oh no you don't and requoting the above once again proves it....


<fx class=panto> Oh yes I do! </fx>
by pjclinch
21 May 2018, 9:30am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Diabetes NHS cost £10Billion, why no backing for cycling
Replies: 92
Views: 3246

Re: Diabetes NHS cost £10Billion, why no backing for cycling

Over the years I've interviewed more than a hundred people for different jobs. I've written person specs with essential and desirable skills, studied CV's carefully, spent many hours interviewing people and sometimes setting and marking tests. Now it seems I was wasting my time and could have just ...
by pjclinch
20 May 2018, 9:40pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Diabetes NHS cost £10Billion, why no backing for cycling
Replies: 92
Views: 3246

Re: Diabetes NHS cost £10Billion, why no backing for cycling

All I can say is my experience has been different. I trust my own experience. But you're dead against confirmation bias... Confirmation bias is when people say a thing is something because they want it to be so. Experience usually means you know it is so. To quote the Wiki, Confirmation bias, also ...
by pjclinch
20 May 2018, 2:50pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Giro d'Italia
Replies: 80
Views: 2696

Re: Giro d'Italia

I think the accusation is that he's motored. I won't 100% rule it out because you never know. but we do know it ... We have had one case confirmed albeit a minor player. We have had Boonen and Gaimon basically accuse Cancerella of it. We've actually got two minor cases confirmed, as I pointed out. ...
by pjclinch
20 May 2018, 2:31pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Diabetes NHS cost £10Billion, why no backing for cycling
Replies: 92
Views: 3246

Re: Diabetes NHS cost £10Billion, why no backing for cycling

Or we can rely on the evidence, that shows us that cyclists are more productive. http://www.travelsmart.gov.au/employers/cycle.html lists several sources of evidence. http://road.cc/content/news/130251-walking-or-cycling-work-means-less-stress-and-more-productivity-study-finds sites a British study...