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by Lodge
29 Jun 2020, 8:11pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Advice on Trikes / Recumbant
Replies: 5
Views: 120

Re: Advice on Trikes / Recumbant

My wife and I both have e-trikes - hers a Hase Kettwiesel, mine an ICE Sprint. Both are Shimano STEPS powered. We like having the crank drive as we can get a wide range of torque multiplication via our internal geared hubs. We live close to the Peak District so all local trips involve much climbing....
by Lodge
22 Jun 2020, 6:50pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Wrist and hand pain.
Replies: 35
Views: 662

Re: Wrist and hand pain.

Agreed, 'bents are harder to climb with. That's why I swapped from bike to trike so I could gear down and not fall off when going slowly. Although I could climb almost anything I got so bored spending 95% of my time crawling* that I gave up and added electricity (i.e. the very dark side). *I live ne...
by Lodge
22 Jun 2020, 3:04pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Wrist and hand pain.
Replies: 35
Views: 662

Re: Wrist and hand pain.

Sounds painful. Perhaps consider transitioning to the dark side: recumbent bike or trike? No pressure on the hands whatsoever.
by Lodge
17 Jun 2020, 6:15pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Electric tandem
Replies: 6
Views: 373

Re: Electric tandem

There's a Hase Pino on eBay at the moment with child crank accessory included. That could be electrified with a front wheel motor relatively easily. We used to have a front wheel electrified Pino - they pull quite well due to the small wheel size. Four days left as of 17th June. Being semi-recumbent...
by Lodge
8 Jun 2020, 11:29pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Several day tour with e-bike
Replies: 64
Views: 1867

Re: Several day tour with e-bike

My wife and I have toured several times using our e-tandem, a Hase Pino semi-recumbent, in both Brittany (Breton Bikes) and in Croatia (BSpoke). And we only had one battery. We've only run out once, after about 50 km of rather hilly Brittany. All it took was a couple of km unassisted to a suitable c...
by Lodge
16 May 2020, 11:05pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Heart rate monitors
Replies: 46
Views: 2689

Re: Heart rate monitors

Brilliant. It's really good that there are fit and healthy 60+ year olds around still cycling strong! That said we are all completely normal for a fit and healthy population. See figure below from Nes et al in the Scand J Med Science Sports, 2013, volume 23 on "Age‐predicted maximal heart rate ...
by Lodge
16 May 2020, 8:07pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Heart rate monitors
Replies: 46
Views: 2689

Re: Heart rate monitors

I'm having great fun with my new vívosmart wristwatch-style fitness monitor (thanks to my wife for the present). It links to my old Garmin Edge 800 using ANT+ so I can monitor my heart rate as I ride. I used to have a chest HRM but could never get a consistent connection especially when I got really...
by Lodge
16 May 2020, 5:23pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: What milage do you get with a Bosch Drive?
Replies: 34
Views: 1389

Re: What mileage do you get with a Bosch Drive?

This afternoon's ride on the Riese & Müller Delite with its Bosch Performance Line motor. It used about half of the two 504 Wh batteries' capacity in 33.24 miles with 3940 feet of ascent, all on maximum assist (turbo).
by Lodge
15 May 2020, 8:31pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: What milage do you get with a Bosch Drive?
Replies: 34
Views: 1389

Re: What milage do you get with a Bosch Drive?

I've borrowed and ridden my wife's Tern Vektron with Bosch Active Line motor until the 504 Wh battery ran out - 48.7 miles with 5500 feet of climbing. She has a spare battery so I got home the remaining 5 miles perfectly well. The motor was used mostly on 1/4 power (Eco) and 2/4 (Tour). Overall 53.5...
by Lodge
5 May 2020, 9:28am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Tandem pictures
Replies: 58
Views: 1955

Re: Tandem pictures

Please see here our Hase Pino semi-recumbent tandem. It's a lot of fun and the close proximity of our heads means we can talk easily. Plus the stoker on the front has a good view of the road ahead rather than staring at the back of the captain. But even though seemingly exposed the stoker has no con...
by Lodge
18 Apr 2020, 6:45pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling as an activity during the Covid 19 outbreak
Replies: 1055
Views: 33318

Re: Cycling as an activity during the Covid 19 outbreak

As per Paracelsus, it's all in the dose. This is a fundamental in any biological relationship whether it be a drug causing a response or pathogen infecting an organism. Consider a biological entity that binds to a target receptor molecule in the body. It could be a drug molecule going for its target...
by Lodge
17 Apr 2020, 11:03pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling as an activity during the Covid 19 outbreak
Replies: 1055
Views: 33318

Re: Cycling as an activity during the Covid 19 outbreak

Unfortunately humans produce very small droplet size aerosols even when talking, see https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-019-38808-z.pdf These are hypothesised to aid respiratory virus transmission. Note this paper was published before the current pandemic. Furthermore SARS-CoV-2 remains viable i...
by Lodge
16 Apr 2020, 7:43am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling as an activity during the Covid 19 outbreak
Replies: 1055
Views: 33318

Re: Cycling as an activity during the Covid 19 outbreak

Precisely! And what chance of hitching a lift?
by Lodge
15 Apr 2020, 7:11pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling as an activity during the Covid 19 outbreak
Replies: 1055
Views: 33318

Re: Cycling as an activity during the Covid 19 outbreak

The only real problem with a ride many miles from home is a mechanical failure that can't be repaired (with the tools you have with you, of course). How do you get home? Lock the bike and call a taxi? Perhaps not. Best to stay within a reasonable walking radius which will be a function of your fitne...
by Lodge
23 Mar 2020, 9:15pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling as an activity during the Covid 19 outbreak
Replies: 1055
Views: 33318

Re: Will you still cycle?

Yes. For exercise in very quiet local lanes and to go shopping. For the shopping it's a 10 mile journey each way with a total of 2200 feet of climbing so quite decent. And I'm keeping my distance whatever! As I posted elsewhere the data shows it's essential to mimic China & South Korea to have a...