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by atlas_shrugged
30 Dec 2020, 10:19am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Route Planning
Replies: 24
Views: 1316

Re: GPS

I have found my Garmin very useful when away from home. Get one with a good battery life and decent screen visibility in sunshine and at night.

The GPS may not necessarily take the best route but it will at least get you there.
by atlas_shrugged
27 Dec 2020, 3:37pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Levelling up?
Replies: 46
Views: 2373

Re: Levelling up?

From what I have seen when cycling in NL the 'cycle' roads (where cars are guests) work well. I am not sure 20 mph speed limits work in the UK because if you drive an audi, bmw, or range rover then naturally these rules do not apply. I have to admit to being a segregationists. In Bedford you can see...
by atlas_shrugged
22 Dec 2020, 12:03pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: HPV EuSupino Issue 3 2020 magazine now out
Replies: 2
Views: 136

HPV EuSupino Issue 3 2020 magazine now out

Issue 3 2020 of EuSupino is now out. It can be downloaded here:

https://ehpva.org/emagazine/

This magazine is free to download. It includes articles submitted from around Europe. Enjoy.
by atlas_shrugged
21 Dec 2020, 4:07pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Trivial brake law question.
Replies: 56
Views: 3430

Re: Trivial brake law question.

@thirdcrank

You go and have a good Christmas and get stuck into Statutes of the Realm to keep you busy. It only goes up to the laws of Queen Anne unfortunately. Never the less it is a great collection of our legal works. But it was never updated unfortunately.
by atlas_shrugged
21 Dec 2020, 3:53pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Trivial brake law question.
Replies: 56
Views: 3430

Re: Trivial brake law question.

@thirdcrank Sorry I can't help you in your quest to find the written version of the state rules on brakes for tadpole trikes. I suspect you are having the same frustrations as our king George III who came from Germany and was so frustrated that our laws were not written down in one single publicatio...
by atlas_shrugged
19 Dec 2020, 11:28pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Trivial brake law question.
Replies: 56
Views: 3430

Re: Trivial brake law question.

If it is a tadpole recumbent trike and it has two independent brakes on the front wheels left and right then that is legal in the UK.

Edited to add: For saddle height less than 635mm see PCCUR 1983 7.(a)
by atlas_shrugged
19 Dec 2020, 3:10pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Amazon Account
Replies: 37
Views: 1705

Re: Amazon Account

+1 on this thread. I also got caught like this and luckily I happened to check my bank statement. This is a despicable practice. Large corporations are run by psychopaths who just don't care at all about their customers. Try a 24 hour blockade of one of their warehouses. That may get their attention.
by atlas_shrugged
19 Dec 2020, 2:51pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Trivial brake law question.
Replies: 56
Views: 3430

Re: Trivial brake law question.

Irrespective of what you are allowed to get away with as regards the law, for tadpole trikes and velomobiles two independent brakes on the front wheels are a very good idea. Agreed about the steering issue it is nice to be able to apply the same pressure to each brake if the intention is to stay in ...
by atlas_shrugged
12 Dec 2020, 10:17am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Worst ride of the year
Replies: 21
Views: 1583

Re: Worst ride of the year

Complete sympathies with this. I had a similar thorn in a marathon tyre recently but luckily I was only a couple of miles from home and with 6 tyre pumpups I was able to ride home and then find and repair the puncture in comfort. For this reason an AA type roadside type service for bikes would be ve...
by atlas_shrugged
8 Dec 2020, 9:15am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: How long before someone ends up in the canal
Replies: 122
Views: 2919

Re: How long before someone ends up in the canal

Best thing to do is as Stevek and others have done. Quote the relevant LTN 1/20 section then find a wheelchair user or handcyclist to press this home with the relevant authority. Cycle tracks beside canals should be ideal for cycle use because they are flat. In practice this is not so because they a...
by atlas_shrugged
7 Dec 2020, 12:22pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Widow let down by police crash investigation
Replies: 13
Views: 612

Re: Widow let down by police crash investigation

And the other point I would like to make is that the law does not help Widows. This group absolutely have all my sympathies.
by atlas_shrugged
7 Dec 2020, 12:20pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Widow let down by police crash investigation
Replies: 13
Views: 612

Re: Widow let down by police crash investigation

@Vorpal we will have to agree disagree on this one. If you think the law is not biased then how come there are roughly 80,000 men in jail and only 3,500 wimin. Next you will tell me that this is because of sugar and spice - which is exactly my point. My other point is that using the law is completel...
by atlas_shrugged
7 Dec 2020, 12:03pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Widow let down by police crash investigation
Replies: 13
Views: 612

Re: Widow let down by police crash investigation

In the Mason case the SMIDSY defence was used and this was accepted by the jury presumably because wimin. In Cranebridge we had a world renown botanist killed in the same way on his bike and the same defence mounted which was successful, probably for the same reasons. Mason had moved to the outside ...
by atlas_shrugged
7 Dec 2020, 8:52am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Widow let down by police crash investigation
Replies: 13
Views: 612

Re: Widow let down by police crash investigation

I did not know that coroners courts used to have a jury. When was this? In this neck of the woods the coroners court is effectively a secret court because they are delayed by three years and then held 50 miles away in another city with no advanced publicity. It seems even motoring groups are not hap...
by atlas_shrugged
4 Dec 2020, 1:16pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Could the non-drivers not take a train?
Replies: 118
Views: 3647

Re: Could the non-drivers not take a train?

Please note: GWh would be correct units to measure energy NOT GW/h Energy = Power X time GW/h would be power / time and I am not sure what that measures. It is not possible to use 30TW of *energy*. You would be consuming 30TW of power and in one hour at this power consumption this would be 30TWh of ...