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by [XAP]Bob
21 May 2018, 9:57am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: A good recumbent trike for arthritic knees?
Replies: 5
Views: 98

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: 195

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: 318

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: 1
Views: 112

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...
by [XAP]Bob
18 May 2018, 12:23am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Are we riding too fast.
Replies: 163
Views: 8024

Re: Are we riding too fast.

And yet Norman is never locked up...
by [XAP]Bob
17 May 2018, 11:39am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why don't more people use recumbents?
Replies: 305
Views: 8627

Re: Why don't more people use recumbents?

Have the tractor stop and wait for you to squeeze past - you aren't going to damage the tractor, they could kill you without feeling a bump.

No need to have them reverse, unless they are only a few feet past a passing place, in which case they were idiots...
by [XAP]Bob
17 May 2018, 11:20am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Welcome to cycle heaven: why we moved our family to the Netherlands
Replies: 34
Views: 650

Re: Welcome to cycle heaven: why we moved our family to the Netherlands

Maybe in a hilly corner of the country, but not generally. I don't like flat places much, no matter how safe they are. So you'd take a 70mph road over a mountain with idiots driving it all day against a dedicated cycle facility round the base? More important for many people of course is not the det...
by [XAP]Bob
16 May 2018, 8:59pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why don't more people use recumbents?
Replies: 305
Views: 8627

Re: Why don't more people use recumbents?

My lowracer is narrower than a bike would be (hamster bars, tiller steering) but I would do the same as I would a DF. If there is a passing place then I’d use it, else I’d ensure that both vehicles had actually stopped before becoming narrow (quite possibly cycling past the stopped car having asked ...
by [XAP]Bob
16 May 2018, 8:51pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Welcome to cycle heaven: why we moved our family to the Netherlands
Replies: 34
Views: 650

Re: Welcome to cycle heaven: why we moved our family to the Netherlands

Doesn't add up. Cycle Heaven for me is the Alps. Cycle Hell would be a flat place. The Netherlands has good cycling facilities / culture in the wrong landscape. Depends on why you want cycling heaven. You appear to want it as a leisure activity... Other people want it as a practical transport choic...
by [XAP]Bob
16 May 2018, 2:51pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Welcome to cycle heaven: why we moved our family to the Netherlands
Replies: 34
Views: 650

Re: Welcome to cycle heaven: why we moved our family to the Netherlands

Doesn't add up. Cycle Heaven for me is the Alps. Cycle Hell would be a flat place. The Netherlands has good cycling facilities / culture in the wrong landscape. Depends on why you want cycling heaven. You appear to want it as a leisure activity... Other people want it as a practical transport choic...
by [XAP]Bob
16 May 2018, 2:50pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Old Skool
Replies: 39
Views: 1264

Re: Old Skool

eileithyia wrote:
mercalia wrote:i only use a lid as it also has a peak to keep the sun out of my eyes


Cotton cap?


Not nearly bulky enough to show off your cycling piety throughout the day...
by [XAP]Bob
16 May 2018, 11:43am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Prince Wlliam praises the NHS that he probably just rarely uses?
Replies: 63
Views: 1113

Re: Prince Wlliam praises the NHS that he probably never uses?

Queeney always starts with " My Lords and Members of the House of Commons. My government’s .... " - so it's her government shafting the NHS NOT "our" government. Maybe he'd do better having a word with Gran rather than talking to those who already know (from experience). Should ...
by [XAP]Bob
15 May 2018, 10:06am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Pollution and dropping the speed limit.
Replies: 31
Views: 1700

Re: Pollution and dropping the speed limit.

So, are all these smart motorways going to help any of our motoring problems? I assume it's about detecting issues then slowing traffic to prevent snarl ups. Do they work in the UK. We're not a considerate driving nation afterall despite the impression a fair few on here give about their driving. I...
by [XAP]Bob
15 May 2018, 9:55am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Tower Block Disaster
Replies: 414
Views: 12576

Re: Tower Block Disaster

reohn2 wrote:What do expect in a country with such bias toward the rich?


You think that's a country specific problem?
by [XAP]Bob
14 May 2018, 8:04pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Recumbent trike speed
Replies: 27
Views: 670

Re: Recumbent trike speed

I’ve not seen any when I’ve been in. Some old fairings up high, nothing for sale :(