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by 100%JR
20 Nov 2018, 3:37pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Motorcycle users group, seriously !
Replies: 60
Views: 1232

Re: Motorcycle users group, seriously !

With respect a Sportster is only half a Harley Interesting opinion but they all sound the same...ie "agricultural".I've ridden and been pinion on a couple of other HD and they all ride the same too IMO.They just feel "old".I've never been a fan 0f "V" engines on bikes....
by 100%JR
20 Nov 2018, 12:03am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Motorcycle users group, seriously !
Replies: 60
Views: 1232

Re: Motorcycle users group, seriously !

Try this .... https://www.royalenfield.com/motorcycles/himalayan/bike/ I saw a couple of these parked up last time we were in Hawes,they looked the business but I couldn't help thinking how they stack up against the Hondas and other Japanese examples. Outside Pennygarth Cafe by any chance?We used t...
by 100%JR
19 Nov 2018, 9:21pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Motorcycle users group, seriously !
Replies: 60
Views: 1232

Re: Motorcycle users group, seriously !

I started riding motorbikes when I was 6 or 7 back in the mid-70s and was never without one until just before my daughter was born 17 years ago.I haven’t owned one since. I did the Hardly Dangerous thing the wrong way around ie in my early 20s not late 40s :wink: I was coerced into buying an 883 Spo...
by 100%JR
18 Nov 2018, 10:19pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: cycling leg warmers
Replies: 12
Views: 380

Re: cycling leg warmers

An open question . The idea rather than full length things,cheap v others. I don't see the problem Cheap are usually cr@p on both quality and fit. Not everyone can get on with them(I will only wear them over bib-tights on very cold days). Best option is Autumn longs in +0 temps,Winter longs in -0 t...
by 100%JR
18 Nov 2018, 12:19pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Shared use paths & Strava racing
Replies: 30
Views: 665

Re: Shared use paths & Strava racing

Bizarre. There’s more than one App that gives rewards but the focus seems to be on Strava.It appears Strava is internet moaners target of the month :roll: I suppose by the strange logic on this thread “regulators” should also “regulate” Fortnite for starting a “flossing” craze or Pokemon Go for kids...
by 100%JR
18 Nov 2018, 9:36am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Shared use paths & Strava racing
Replies: 30
Views: 665

Re: Shared use paths & Strava racing

I'm sure Strava has as many analysis uses as many similar trackers but that's beside the point. Why be such a fan as to deny the drawbacks? Without Strava, I'm sure another competition would take its place quickly, which is why regulators should step in. There are no drawbacks AFAIC. Your logic is ...
by 100%JR
18 Nov 2018, 9:30am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Shared use paths & Strava racing
Replies: 30
Views: 665

Re: Shared use paths & Strava racing

I'm sure Strava has as many analysis uses as many similar trackers but that's beside the point. Why be such a fan as to deny the drawbacks? Without Strava, I'm sure another competition would take its place quickly, which is why regulators should step in. There are no drawbacks. Your logic is strang...
by 100%JR
18 Nov 2018, 12:00am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Shared use paths & Strava racing
Replies: 30
Views: 665

Re: Shared use paths & Strava racing

Strava rewards them for it, ranging from their name in lights, as mentioned above, to actual prizes sometimes AIUI. And you think if Strava didn't they would not do it :roll: I wonder what did these types did before Apps/Internet/technology :wink: Strava seems to be a target because it's the most p...
by 100%JR
17 Nov 2018, 8:22am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Shared use paths & Strava racing
Replies: 30
Views: 665

Re: Shared use paths & Strava racing

This has long been a problem with Strava. I don't think there will be any way to fix it without regulators taking action against the company. Why? It isn’t Strava(or any other Apps) fault. Strava/Endomondo/Garmin/insert-digital-stats-storage-app-here don’t force people to ride fast and there are pl...
by 100%JR
13 Nov 2018, 12:12am
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: What is stopping women from cycling?
Replies: 151
Views: 15059

Re: What is stopping women from cycling?

Obviously only relevant if you're around the West/North Yorkshire/Wetherby area but this all-female CC seems to be doing OK
https://yorkshirelasscc.co.uk/
Almost 130 members but is affiliated with British Cycling which isn't everyones cup of Tea.
by 100%JR
12 Nov 2018, 9:30am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Choosing a club
Replies: 21
Views: 704

Re: Choosing a club

Try a few out as not all CCs suit everyone. Many clubs have "social" groups and "welcome" rides to help new members.I'm a member of three CCs.One is a Charity Team with just an "A" (or fast) ride,one has A,B+,B and C groups and one has no groups but no one is left behin...
by 100%JR
10 Nov 2018, 1:47am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Trains...why?
Replies: 165
Views: 3732

Re: Trains...why?

So even in your case 300 miles and then a break whilst the car charges is probably good enough. At some point it will be a no brainer. I disagree. I drive to the South of France every year.Sheffield to Frejus(Cote d’Azur)is usually around 16-17 hours including Ferry,fuel and stops.I stop for nap tw...
by 100%JR
9 Nov 2018, 2:44pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Trains...why?
Replies: 165
Views: 3732

Re: Trains...why?

The "average" mileage between charges on an electric car is 100(Not including Tesla).
When they can do 5-600miles+ AND there are enough charge points around the UK then I'd have absolutely no problem buying one.Unfortunately that is a long way off so I'll stick with my Diesel :wink:
by 100%JR
8 Nov 2018, 11:20am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Shoulder Barged By Pedestrian On A Cycle Path
Replies: 29
Views: 1274

Re: Shoulder Barged By Pedestrian On A Cycle Path

Cycle path or shared path?
You seem to be attracting incidents lately?Someone or persons with a grudge against cyclists in general?
by 100%JR
7 Nov 2018, 9:08pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: BC membership up
Replies: 109
Views: 2579

Re: BC membership up

I do wonder if the CTC ought to be looking at the BCF for ideas if numbers are important. The CTC is too stuck in it's ways.They offer nothing at all I'm interested in,then again BC don't really either other than the PLI. I've no loyalty to either but my son has to have BC membership as his CC is a...