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by PH
23 Oct 2019, 10:37am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tall person seeks fast, reliable commuting bicycle
Replies: 6
Views: 146

Re: Tall person seeks fast, reliable commuting bicycle

Can anyone recommend anything sensible? Not entirely sensible, but I'd recommend quitting your job and joining a pro racing team. At 52 x 11 you ought to be able to pedal up to 40mph, just how fast are you? I also think you might benefit from a bike fit session, either paying for one or using a DIY...
by PH
23 Oct 2019, 10:14am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Woman struck by hit-and-run cyclist in Dalston dies - BBC
Replies: 120
Views: 4706

Re: Woman struck by hit-and-run cyclist in Dalston dies - BBC

Perhaps legally held firearms is something you missed. I didn't - Have a look at accidental death by firearm and compare it to accidental death by bicycle. But really it's a stupid and irrelevant comparison, the two have no relationship to each other, I've never heard of anyone going to work on a f...
by PH
23 Oct 2019, 9:22am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Legal Rights in a Cycle Lane
Replies: 13
Views: 369

Re: Legal Rights in a Cycle Lane

There's also Rule 163 stay in your lane if traffic is moving slowly in queues. If the queue on your right is moving more slowly than you are, you may pass on the left However, another bit of 163 tells you not to get too close to the vehicle you're overtaking while 167 says not to overtake when pass...
by PH
23 Oct 2019, 9:03am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Woman struck by hit-and-run cyclist in Dalston dies - BBC
Replies: 120
Views: 4706

Re: Woman struck by hit-and-run cyclist in Dalston dies - BBC

Reminds me of another thread where someone was criticised for being into guns and cars. I looked up the figures for deaths caused by legally held guns and AIUI 2010 Cumbria massacre was the last case and was either 12 or 20 deaths, I'm afraid my memory has failed on exact figure. If you're going to...
by PH
22 Oct 2019, 11:34pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Camping touring vs B&B touring - how much extra weight?
Replies: 33
Views: 827

Re: Camping touring vs B&B touring - how much extra weight?

I never wanted to camp, if they hadn't closed half the hostels after the foot and mouth episode, I would never have bought a tent. The alternatives were B&B's which would have meant less touring for the budget, or give camping a go. So, I spent the cost of ten nights B&B on the complete kit ...
by PH
22 Oct 2019, 11:21pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Woman struck by hit-and-run cyclist in Dalston dies - BBC
Replies: 120
Views: 4706

Re: Woman struck by hit-and-run cyclist in Dalston dies - BBC

Ellieb wrote: I agree that the prosecution does not seem to understand that’s-bikes don’t have speed limits

I think we can be pretty sure the prosecution will have made themselves familiar with the law before the case started. I doubt the snippets of press coverage are a reliable source of information.
by PH
22 Oct 2019, 11:18pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Woman struck by hit-and-run cyclist in Dalston dies - BBC
Replies: 120
Views: 4706

Re: Woman struck by hit-and-run cyclist in Dalston dies - BBC

MikeF wrote:The speed limit doesn't apply to cycles.

It applies to motorcycles and as the report makes clear he's being prosecuted on the basis that it was a motorcycle he was riding.
by PH
22 Oct 2019, 10:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hand built wheels.
Replies: 14
Views: 482

Re: Hand built wheels.

If you're going to use a long established wheel builder they'll have their own opinions, some of them have stronger opinions than others and they're all different and they're all right of course :lol: You don't have to agree with all of it, but it's what I'd take as the starting point, particularly ...
by PH
22 Oct 2019, 10:45pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Camping touring vs B&B touring - how much extra weight?
Replies: 33
Views: 827

Re: Camping touring vs B&B touring - how much extra weight?

Thanks. Where I'll be going (Outer Hebrides) doesn't really have such a thing as "camp sites" I don't think. Even if it did I'd be tied to getting to one, which is sort of what I'm trying to avoid. So it would be wild camping. I missed that it was the Outer Hebrides. Do you know about the...
by PH
22 Oct 2019, 9:50pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Legal Rights in a Cycle Lane
Replies: 13
Views: 369

Re: Legal Rights in a Cycle Lane

There's also Rule 163
stay in your lane if traffic is moving slowly in queues. If the queue on your right is moving more slowly than you are, you may pass on the left
by PH
22 Oct 2019, 9:35pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Camping touring vs B&B touring - how much extra weight?
Replies: 33
Views: 827

Re: Camping touring vs B&B touring - how much extra weight?

I can think of tent, mat, sleeping bag. Wondered if I'd forgotten anything. Some people are suggesting stove. Anything else? Towel and whatever wash kit you'd expect to be provided at a B&B. I also take an extra set of clothes - If I'm B&B'ing I'm happy to wear one wash one as everything i ...
by PH
22 Oct 2019, 9:18pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Legal Rights in a Cycle Lane
Replies: 13
Views: 369

Re: Legal Rights in a Cycle Lane

Have a look at highway code Rule 211 ... Be especially careful when turning, and when changing direction or lane. Be sure to check mirrors and blind spots carefully... https://www.gov.uk/guidance/the-highway-code/road-users-requiring-extra-care-204-to-225 There is a chance that you may be expected t...
by PH
21 Oct 2019, 11:09am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20434
Views: 499999

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

As long as we end up with something like the original Common Market with the ability to trade with whomsoever we want, make all our own laws and control our own borders I believe most Leave voters will be content. Al If we ended up with that most remain voters would be content. It's a vision of a B...
by PH
21 Oct 2019, 10:27am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What cycling did you do this weekend?
Replies: 37
Views: 915

Re: What cycling did you do this weekend?

I had intended a Cambridge Audax but had to pull out as a change in work rotas made getting to the start impossible. Still I had a Travelodge and return train booked so went down anyway, no particular plan, just a ride around the area, explored a few drovers roads, some of which just disappeared int...
by PH
21 Oct 2019, 9:34am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Camping touring vs B&B touring - how much extra weight?
Replies: 33
Views: 827

Re: Camping touring vs B&B touring - how much extra weight?

An extra 10 Kg in weight will slow you down by roughly 1 mph on gently rolling terrain. So I recon a full camping load will slow you down by around 2 mph on average, 1 mph if very flat and 4 mph if very hilly. Using that you should be able to roughly work out how long you'll be on the bike each day...