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by richardyorkshire
26 Aug 2011, 10:25pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: have searched for this but dog trailers?
Replies: 13
Views: 3876

Re: have searched for this but dog trailers?

I recently saw a family of four, all riding bicycles, and the dad was pulling a child trailer with a dog in it. I think it was an "adventure" brand trailer. The dog seemed happy enough.
by richardyorkshire
1 Nov 2010, 9:55pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Hmm not sure thats legal oldboy!
Replies: 9
Views: 1558

Re: Hmm not sure thats legal oldboy!

I reported the approved answer for advocating violence, which is surely not tolerated under Yahoo's terms and conditions.
by richardyorkshire
26 Aug 2010, 6:35pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: More or less
Replies: 36
Views: 2487

More or less

Tim Harford has just tweeted to say that tomorrow's More or Less on Radio 4 at 1:30pm will contain a discussion about cycle helmets. More Or Less is usually worth a listen, so this could be interesting.

www.bbc.co.uk/moreorless
http://twitter.com/TimHarford
by richardyorkshire
10 Aug 2010, 7:16pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Mid-life crisis?
Replies: 23
Views: 1700

Re: Mid-life crisis?

Strange that they think of starting to ride a bicycle as representing a "crisis" in your life. In what way could choosing to ride a bicycle be evidence of a personal crisis? I think it is more likely to be evidence of a society "crisis" than an individual mid-life crisis. Perhaps...
by richardyorkshire
3 Aug 2010, 9:37pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Dawes or Ridgeback
Replies: 10
Views: 3153

Re: Dawes or Ridgeback?

Both are good bikes. Not much to pick between them I'd say. I have a Ridgeback Voyage and love it. I've done many camping trips on it fully loaded. I've also done day rides lightly loaded, shopping trips, commutes, etc. A good all round bike.
by richardyorkshire
9 Jul 2010, 8:03pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Children Riding to School
Replies: 95
Views: 7690

Re: Children Riding to School

When I was a child, my parents encouraged me to walk or cycle everywhere. I walked to school from a young age. I can remember my mother walking me part of the way to primary school, then letting me walk alone the rest of the way. She gradually increased the distance I walked alone, until she was hap...
by richardyorkshire
3 Jun 2010, 6:41pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling specs
Replies: 15
Views: 1347

Re: Cycling specs

I have found that nearly all the cycle specs (wrap around types) where prescriptions are offered do not go far enough for my abject blindness ;) I am -4.5 in one eye and something similar in the other so the curve on the inserts or the lenses themselves (in the case of Oakley frames) is too much an...
by richardyorkshire
29 May 2010, 8:47pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Brompton passing clearance
Replies: 14
Views: 1166

Re: Brompton passing clearance

I haven't noticed any particular difference between when I'm riding my Brompton and when riding my touring bike. I do find that bad driving seems to come in waves. I will have many rides without experiencing any problems and then get several incidents on one journey. It might be that your sample of ...
by richardyorkshire
18 May 2010, 7:12pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Unsafe to overtake - How drivers see us
Replies: 56
Views: 3960

Re: Unsafe to overtake - How drivers see us

Taking the primary position is all you can do. You'll still get the odd person trying to overtake even when it's not practical or safe for them to do so. The benefit of being in the primary position is that it gives you plenty of room in which to take evasive action should it be needed. I sometimes ...
by richardyorkshire
17 May 2010, 10:08pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Icelandic Volcano
Replies: 23
Views: 1060

Re: Icelandic Volcano

I wonder if everyone involved actually believes it's perfectly safe to fly with these levels of ash. But no-one wants to be the first person who says, "yes, it's ok". They fear of the finger of blame being pointed should something go wrong.
by richardyorkshire
17 May 2010, 10:00pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Achy shoulders
Replies: 13
Views: 714

Re: Achy shoulders

I suspect that you are lacking in core strength, i.e. the muscular strength in your trunk, lower back, stomach and sides. The muscles there help to hold you upright. It could be that you have a weak core, and so a lot of the load of supporting your body is being taken by your hands and shoulders. Ca...
by richardyorkshire
9 May 2010, 10:35pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Female cyclists run over in Belgium
Replies: 11
Views: 861

Re: Female cyclists run over in Belgium

According to the BC website, the girls were riding on the cycle path and the car driver failed to spot them at a junction and drove into them. Shades of Jason Macintyre. A good reason not to use the cyclepath, IMO. Interesting. I was once cycling on the road when I was hit by a car pulling out of a...
by richardyorkshire
21 Apr 2010, 11:14pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Advice on cycling with a baby
Replies: 33
Views: 2299

Re: Advice on cycling with a baby

In my opinion it is way too risky. Don't get me wrong I like cycling but it is really not worth it as we don't have continous cycle paths in UK and roads are outright dangerous with a baby on the bike, or even in the trailer. Bear in mind that it is dangerous to take the baby in a car instead of on...
by richardyorkshire
31 Mar 2010, 10:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Pulling up - just tried it and it doesn't work!
Replies: 42
Views: 2652

Re: Pulling up - just tried it and it doesn't work!

I usually find that I clip straight in when setting off. I push off with my left foot and my right foot just clips into place as the right pedal swings past. Admittedly, it doesn't always work, and if I miss it then I am rather slow setting off. But usually it works.
by richardyorkshire
31 Mar 2010, 10:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sorry, another brooks question
Replies: 15
Views: 999

Re: Sorry, another brooks question

The main nerve for your leg (the sciatic nerve) leaves the base of the spine, passes through the back of the pelvis, outside the sit bones, through your buttock and then down the centre of your thigh and through the back of the knee. So it is plausible that a saddle of an unsympathetic size or shape...