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by Cugel
21 Aug 2019, 8:17am
Forum: On the road
Topic: the right road at the right time
Replies: 20
Views: 780

Re: the right road at the right time

do you avoid using certain roads at certain times under certain weather conditions? i was driving over the A628 west-east the woodhead pass late on friday night. many users here would know the route - a busy link between manchester and the M1 sheffield area which is a popular route for HGVs. condit...
by Cugel
19 Aug 2019, 9:57am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Is electric the end of the bike as we know it
Replies: 64
Views: 2011

Re: Is electric the end of the bike as we know it

I think it's important to understand just how man people in NL cycle well into their 80's and even 90's,which in turn a fall for such elderly people more often may lead death or serious injury,that a young person may just shrug off. Indeed! Once I bounced but now I'd crack - perhaps even shatter. T...
by Cugel
17 Aug 2019, 12:11pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Do E-bike riders get more exercise than regular cyclists ?
Replies: 31
Views: 868

Re: E-bike riders get nore exercise than regular cyclists

30-70% push is around what our club prez uses on his electric steed. He gets home with <10% left. But in any case I was thinking about the figures given in the article: 8.something km on the eBike vs 5.something on a normal bike does not imply that the eBike rider is getting more exercise, it means...
by Cugel
17 Aug 2019, 11:50am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: dhb cycle cap - from Chapeau
Replies: 2
Views: 189

Re: Cycle cap

I had a dhb cap which I stupidly put in the washing machine. My two year old grandson is now the proud owner of the cap. I brought a cap from Chapeau which is sized and really comfortable on its own or under a helmet. Just to say I think they are retro and comfortable. It cannot be retro with a clu...
by Cugel
16 Aug 2019, 8:02pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The Brutality of the Torys
Replies: 61
Views: 1383

Re: The Brutality of the Torys

If anyone thinks the Tories aren't brutal with a capital BRUTE,they only need look at their track record and how they look after their financiers before anyone. The country's gone to the dogs and the Tories are the orcastraters of that downfall,. They're quite simply a disgrace. Orc castrators of t...
by Cugel
16 Aug 2019, 4:21pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Do E-bike riders get more exercise than regular cyclists ?
Replies: 31
Views: 868

Re: E-bike riders get nore exercise than regular cyclists

Ehh dear. More km ridden = more exercise? Horse feathers, when a motor is doing 30-70% of it. Our club prez got an eBike last year and now keeps nattering on about doing this col and that col and t'other col. Tell him "aye, you and your motor" and he gets all hissy and sniffy. The 70 - 30...
by Cugel
16 Aug 2019, 4:12pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Who are the best/worst drivers on the road?
Replies: 196
Views: 30850

Re: Who are the best/worst drivers on the road?

I think there is a type of driver, who's poor driving is "enabled" by a certain type/brand of car (German or JLR), and such people actively seek out ownership of such vehicles. In the same way that some great employee's make terrible managers. Once given that perception of having a raised...
by Cugel
16 Aug 2019, 9:16am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The thread for Rants & Odds and Sods **
Replies: 401
Views: 53555

Re: ** The thread for Rants & Odds and Sods **

David Schwimmer lookalike jailed for Blackpool thefts He was then sentenced by Judge Sara Dodd, who told him he had an “appalling criminal history” and that he was “an habitual thief”. Husseini, an Iranian national, has 32 previous convictions for 60 offences since 2008, including 27 offences for t...
by Cugel
16 Aug 2019, 8:49am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Who are the best/worst drivers on the road?
Replies: 196
Views: 30850

Re: Who are the best/worst drivers on the road?

I cannot tell one make of car from another, so it's easy for me to resist this invitation to generalise. I find that the worst are those with a motor. I would not want to base my reaction to an approaching vehicle on their bonnet badge. Treat 'em all as suspect until proved otherwise is safest. Ha ...
by Cugel
15 Aug 2019, 11:43am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Do E-bike riders get more exercise than regular cyclists ?
Replies: 31
Views: 868

Re: E-bike riders get nore exercise than regular cyclists

Ehh dear. More km ridden = more exercise? Horse feathers, when a motor is doing 30-70% of it. Our club prez got an eBike last year and now keeps nattering on about doing this col and that col and t'other col. Tell him "aye, you and your motor" and he gets all hissy and sniffy. The 70 - 30...
by Cugel
15 Aug 2019, 9:10am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: E Bike - speeding?
Replies: 168
Views: 9270

Re: E Bike - speeding?

e bikes are the future and my well be the saving grace for some independent bike shops if they are willing to accept them. A part from a few niche areas like roadies or mtb, we are not a nation of cyclists. Pre the 60's mid 70's it was utility use, then ICE took over and =utility riding declined he...
by Cugel
14 Aug 2019, 10:21pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Do E-bike riders get more exercise than regular cyclists ?
Replies: 31
Views: 868

Re: E-bike riders get nore exercise than regular cyclist's

brynpoeth wrote:Cugel you should get a tandem [without an electric motor] :wink:


Ha ha - who would get on a tandem with moi? No one sensible. The ladywife is very sensible indeed.

Cugel
by Cugel
14 Aug 2019, 5:54pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: E Bike - speeding?
Replies: 168
Views: 9270

Re: E Bike - speeding?

I do love these ebike threads, I just can’t get my head around how, otherwise, hopefully, intelligent people, can talk so much utter rubbish about ebikes!! but, please carry on :-) I'm afraid it's all due to prejudice,such people simply see e-bikes as "cheating",that's at the bottom of al...
by Cugel
14 Aug 2019, 5:46pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Is electric the end of the bike as we know it
Replies: 64
Views: 2011

Re: Is electric the end of the bike as we know it

Will there come a time when all bikes will have motors and buying a non electric bike will be either next to impossible or used only People's selfishness and ignorance regarding conserving the planet knows no depths. Even if every single forest has been cut down and all we can see is rubbish all ar...
by Cugel
14 Aug 2019, 1:50pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Do E-bike riders get more exercise than regular cyclists ?
Replies: 31
Views: 868

Re: E-bike riders get nore exercise than regular cyclist's

I'd prefer the title to say "can get more" I don't think many would argue with that. There are those who would be happy not to pedal at all, look at the popularity of powered scooters, nothing wrong with that, as a transport option it's still better than any of the other powered alternati...