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by Boring_Username
27 Nov 2020, 6:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Surly LHT - Discontinued
Replies: 4
Views: 239

Re: Surly LHT - Discontinued

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Sorry have now read your post properly!
by Boring_Username
26 Nov 2020, 5:58pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tier 3 Restrictions from 2 December
Replies: 39
Views: 1024

Re: Tier 3 Restrictions from 2 December

I can go to a gym and pedal a stationary bike indoors 3 feet away from a stranger pedalling another stationary bike.
I assume this means I can go to a road and pedal a moving bike outdoors 3 feet away from a friend pedalling another moving bike?
by Boring_Username
24 Nov 2020, 5:02pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: EU VISAs after Brexit
Replies: 121
Views: 3745

Re: EU VISAs after Brexit

rualexander wrote:It's not actually possible to get long stay tourist visas for many of the countries in Europe


yet
by Boring_Username
23 Nov 2020, 5:20pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Navigation in Scotland
Replies: 38
Views: 1350

Re: Navigation in Scotland

That far north in Scotland, there simply aren't many roads, so you won't often come across a junction at which you will have the opportunity to take a wrong turning, and even a car road atlas will probably give you all the detail you need. Exactly this. The NC500 is largely a series of A roads stru...
by Boring_Username
23 Nov 2020, 4:54pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Navigation in Scotland
Replies: 38
Views: 1350

Re: Navigation in Scotland

That far north in Scotland, there simply aren't many roads, so you won't often come across a junction at which you will have the opportunity to take a wrong turning, and even a car road atlas will probably give you all the detail you need.
by Boring_Username
21 Nov 2020, 9:55am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: EU VISAs after Brexit
Replies: 121
Views: 3745

Re: EU VISAs after Brexit

Psamathe wrote:My opinion - un-sticky it and allow a new thread to be started once "EU VISAs after Brexit" can be a factual discussion (after 1 Jan 2021 at the earliest).


+1
by Boring_Username
21 Nov 2020, 9:15am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Superwheel - how does this work ?
Replies: 47
Views: 1950

Re: Superwheel - how does this work ?

On the Youtube video in the link, you can see the springs compress when they are at about 12 o'clock on the wheel. That suggests that the force compressing them is parallel to the ground, not perpendicular to it. So it's not weight that is doing the work to compress them, it's your legs exerting for...
by Boring_Username
20 Nov 2020, 9:10am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Superwheel - how does this work ?
Replies: 47
Views: 1950

Re: Superwheel - how does this work ?

The inventor seems to think you can convert a reactive force - one component of a set of two forces that are necessarily in balance (in this case, weight and ground reaction)- into "energy". You can't. In theory you could convert some energy currently lost into more usable energy - regener...
by Boring_Username
19 Nov 2020, 9:52am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Active Travel NOT - all our politicians are a disgrace
Replies: 8
Views: 510

Re: Active Travel NOT - all our politicians are a disgrace

So if I cycle down a quiet road is that part of an unsafe and indirect cycling network?
by Boring_Username
19 Nov 2020, 9:28am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: EU VISAs after Brexit
Replies: 121
Views: 3745

Re: EU VISAs after Brexit

I don't think we will know until after negotiations have finished, which may well extend into the new year for niche issues like this.

I suspect extended trips will be both harder than Leavers think, and easier than Remainers think.
by Boring_Username
17 Nov 2020, 4:03pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: suggestions for a long, safe route pls
Replies: 28
Views: 1246

Re: suggestions for a long, safe route pls

Remember that long European tours are now restricted to three months unless you have an EU member state passport. I don't think that is correct. Many countries allow stays for up to 12 months, including some travel within Schengen, if you apply for a visa. France for example: https://france-visas.g...
by Boring_Username
16 Nov 2020, 7:32pm
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: Petite lady looking for comfy road bike
Replies: 5
Views: 387

Re: Petite lady looking for comfy road bike

Are the tops of your handlebars lower than the top of your saddle, and if so by how much?
by Boring_Username
13 Nov 2020, 4:01pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Have you ever taken part in a cycle race?
Replies: 60
Views: 1656

Re: Have you ever taken part in a cycle race?

I've done a few audaxes. Some people there seemed to think it was a cycle race.
by Boring_Username
11 Nov 2020, 6:00pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: N Minus X: how many cycles have you had stolen?
Replies: 27
Views: 632

Re: N Minus X: how many cycles have you had stolen?

We had a break in to the shed a few years ago, they stole my son's mountain bike, and left my bike alone!
by Boring_Username
11 Nov 2020, 4:59pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Spa Tourer v Spa Wayfarer
Replies: 48
Views: 1965

Re: Spa Tourer v Spa Wayfarer

Would that imply the only real advantage of the Wayfarer (assuming one considers it an advantage) is disc brakes?