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by Grandad
16 Feb 2019, 12:08am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: "Elderly drivers can't cope with modern traffic" - wrong argument?
Replies: 47
Views: 1049

Re: "Elderly drivers can't cope with modern traffic" - wrong argument?

The jurors' waiting room at Maidstone Crown Court is near the top of the building and overlooks a busy 2 bridge gyratory system over the River Medway. I once spent many hours with a birds eye view of the traffic and easily identified which drivers were local and which were not. :)
by Grandad
13 Feb 2019, 12:00am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Conloy tubular wood filled rims?
Replies: 10
Views: 1565

Re: Conloy tubular wood filled rims?

I don't think the jacket in the photo is a racing one. At that time all race clothing had to be black in order to maintain the low profile of racing on the public highway. This was also the reason for the very early starting times.
by Grandad
12 Feb 2019, 10:17pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Conloy tubular wood filled rims?
Replies: 10
Views: 1565

Re: Conloy tubular wood filled rims?

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A photo from the club archive - late 1930s

Most time trials started at 06.00 or even earlier in the height of summer so after a local race we met the clubrun and stayed out with them for the rest of the day.
by Grandad
5 Feb 2019, 10:54pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Jack Taylor (Ladies) - Where to sell?
Replies: 21
Views: 2000

Re: Jack Taylor (Ladies) - Where to sell?

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This Jack Taylor trailer bike is the best I have ever used. It included forks and a front wheel to make a separate bike.
by Grandad
30 Jan 2019, 11:03pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Cycling Club Names, Z - A
Replies: 41
Views: 5077

Re: Cycling Club Names, Z - A

San Fairy Ann is a corruption of a French phrase "Ca Ne Fait Rien" The club was started in March 1922. At the inaugural meeting a lengthy discussion of what to call it led to a World War One veteran using the soldiers' version of the French expression which translates as "it doesn't ...
by Grandad
29 Jan 2019, 12:20pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Increasing cyclist numbers?
Replies: 44
Views: 3367

Re: Increasing cyclist numbers?

Of the 30-odd members who go on club rides (spread over 4 groups), less than 5 drive to the start. Some of these are in their late 70s. I'd like to see these people keep riding as long as they can, even if that involves some car assistance to get to the start. Perhaps the rise of the e-bike will me...
by Grandad
23 Jan 2019, 5:40pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: black ice
Replies: 52
Views: 4689

Re: black ice

Like a car, if it ices up overnight you know it's been cold :D
by Grandad
23 Jan 2019, 11:25am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Elderly drivers: when is it time to hand over the car keys?
Replies: 168
Views: 7429

Re: Elderly drivers: when is it time to hand over the car keys?

Yes, electronically activated manual. Now I've got the hang of it the take-up is smooth - it was the only minor problem with the change from manual.
by Grandad
22 Jan 2019, 11:27pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Elderly drivers: when is it time to hand over the car keys?
Replies: 168
Views: 7429

Re: Elderly drivers: when is it time to hand over the car keys?

What is more likely on an auto is accidentally braking with the left foot trying to depress a non-existent clutch. That though can happen to anyone, regardless of age, out of simple habit if they are a recent convert. Interesting. I acquired my first automatic 6 weeks ago and anticipated having to ...
by Grandad
21 Jan 2019, 11:07pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Should cyclists be allowed to use (some) M-way hard shoulders?
Replies: 44
Views: 3587

Re: Should cyclists be allowed to use (some) M-way hard shoulders?

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vehicles in the lane nearest the central reservation pull onto that

Wishful thinking for the UK where the central barriers are very close to the outside carriageway.
by Grandad
21 Jan 2019, 5:12pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: black ice
Replies: 52
Views: 4689

Re: black ice

Unfortunately unless you change out the standard tyres a trike just stops you falling over sideways and not sliding onto the wrong side of the road on a bend or sliding straight through a junction. Another problem is with ungritted roads that have had enough traffic to clear the two tracks taken by...
by Grandad
18 Jan 2019, 8:11pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Duke In Rollover
Replies: 408
Views: 10110

Safety conscious driver wears cycling helmet

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-46918039

Written description of the witness does not match his picture

Typical sloppy reporting again
by Grandad
16 Jan 2019, 8:05pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Plea to roadies....
Replies: 36
Views: 4565

Re: Plea to roadies....

one near the back suggested "get on the back"

Back in the 50s most people knew the old music hall song "Fall in and follow me" and the words were often used when groups passed slower riders. (Shouted, not sung :))
by Grandad
10 Jan 2019, 2:15pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Solihull
Replies: 11
Views: 1552

Re: Solihull

I use Plotaroute and have added a few in Kent plus several historic audax routes
by Grandad
7 Jan 2019, 10:24pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Plea to roadies....
Replies: 36
Views: 4565

Re: Plea to roadies....

I'm always a lone cyclist; club cycling isn't for me as I prefer the freedom of doing what I want. :)

Solo ride Tuesday, clubrun Saturday - best of both worlds :D