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by [XAP]Bob
25 May 2018, 8:41am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Thoughts on Challenge mistral sl
Replies: 14
Views: 413

Re: Thoughts on Challenge mistral sl

Disability mobility aid.
by [XAP]Bob
24 May 2018, 1:36pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: 3rd KMX Trike Test Ride, A success
Replies: 7
Views: 142

Re: 3rd KMX Trike Test Ride, A success

It references the low cadence - pushing hard on the pedals at low rate.

The road speed itself isn't the issue, if you have a lower gear you may find it easier to change down and spin the feet faster

You are also very close to the gutter, which is IME going to get you left wheel punctures.
by [XAP]Bob
23 May 2018, 12:07pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Holding a Sensible Cadence?
Replies: 30
Views: 964

Re: Holding a Sensible Cadence?

I couldn't give a toss about my cadence. I pedal at a speed that's comfortable for me. No doubt it varies a bit at any time, but generally I care not a jot. It works for me, and when I took cadence figures over many many years, my average cadence was 67rpm. Since getting rid of all that stuff, I do...
by [XAP]Bob
23 May 2018, 11:16am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Shared use Path: Overtaking into head on traffic
Replies: 22
Views: 548

Re: Shared use Path: Overtaking into head on traffic

Better the cyclist in the pedestrian's line of sight stops. That's the only way to avoid conflict and issues. BTW arguing afterwards is poor form too. However we live and learn. Hopefully the OP and others reading this will have learnt and bear in mind. Basically common courtesy when cycling on mix...
by [XAP]Bob
23 May 2018, 8:31am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: American spelling unsafe at any speed
Replies: 94
Views: 3988

Re: American spelling unsafe at any speed

The French have a prescriptivist approach to language though, we have a descriptivist one. The one that really gets me is the damage done to the word metre. Because a meter is something very different. The normalisation also loses the history and etymology of the words, which is (IMHO) a great loss ...
by [XAP]Bob
22 May 2018, 11:45pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Shared use Path: Overtaking into head on traffic
Replies: 22
Views: 548

Re: Shared use Path: Overtaking into head on traffic

No attachment, but from the description you did something sane - though the shouting match wasn’t needed. ‘If I’d pulled in the pedestrian would likely have stepped across you’ is a reasonable explanation.
by [XAP]Bob
22 May 2018, 11:43am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Blocking Post From Users.
Replies: 22
Views: 498

Re: Blocking Post From Users.

Yes, if you add anyone to your foes list you can no longer see their posts (unless quoted by someone else). That's the problem in a nutshell. Basically, if you are upset by someone's posts - perhaps they're picking on you? - you can still see what they're saying if they are quoted. Not used the sys...
by [XAP]Bob
22 May 2018, 10:54am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tyre Longevity
Replies: 33
Views: 862

Re: Tyre Longevity

Could be a compound difference between the models too. Good point. To increase the grip of a smooth tyre, they probably make the compound softer. Doubt it - slicks would already have better grip than treaded tyres. They probably just put less tread on the tyre, so you wore through it faster. Either...
by [XAP]Bob
22 May 2018, 10:52am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Bilateral vestibular dysfunction
Replies: 3
Views: 176

Re: Bilateral vestibular dysfunction

Hearing loss is incredibly isolating, it's very hard work to keep saying 'pardon' to everything anyone says, you just end up letting it slide and checking out of the conversation... The vestibular dysfunction however is pretty weird. You can imaging being deaf (put your fingers in your ears) or blin...
by [XAP]Bob
21 May 2018, 4:01pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Blocking Post From Users.
Replies: 22
Views: 498

Re: Blocking Post From Users.

Had to go and check, but I still have one 'foe' listed.

The user has not been active in a while, but had no ability to type in a coherent or intelligible manner.
Additionally the content that I did manage to decode was utter tripe.
by [XAP]Bob
21 May 2018, 12:08pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: A good recumbent trike for arthritic knees?
Replies: 20
Views: 318

Re: A good recumbent trike for arthritic knees?

An upright trike is an option, although I took the 'painful at both ends' to mean that the saddle was a sore point...
by [XAP]Bob
21 May 2018, 9:57am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: A good recumbent trike for arthritic knees?
Replies: 20
Views: 318

Re: A good recumbent trike for arthritic knees?

You'll be safer on a 'bent trike than a DF, particularly if you don't have confidence stopping on a DF.

The advantage of a trike is that there is no min speed, and you can treat your knees however you like with appropriate gearing.
The things to consider are getting up and down, and adding mirrors.
by [XAP]Bob
19 May 2018, 12:37pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Which audax?
Replies: 4
Views: 250

Re: Which audax?

eileithyia wrote:The one I've not done before.... simples.

Yep
by [XAP]Bob
19 May 2018, 11:40am
Forum: On the road
Topic: New A21 cycle route appears good in parts
Replies: 8
Views: 368

Re: New A21 cycle route appears good in parts

Pete Owens wrote: they are designed for pedestrian use so really need cyclists dismount signs (however much we dislike them) to operate safely.



No they are designed exclusively for motorists and require 'motorists get out and push' signs to make them operate safely.
by [XAP]Bob
19 May 2018, 8:40am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Bilateral vestibular dysfunction
Replies: 3
Views: 176

Bilateral vestibular dysfunction

I’ve mentioned a little bit on the forums that I’ve had a rough year... In February I suffered a severe auto immune attack which has basically wiped out my inner ear (as well as impacting my liver, but that seems to have responded well tonsteroids). I now have fluctuating hearing loss (currently mod...