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by irc
25 Sep 2020, 6:44pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: 'Rat-running' increases on residential UK streets as experts blame satnav apps
Replies: 61
Views: 1366

Re: 'Rat-running' increases on residential UK streets as experts blame satnav apps

Traffic always grows to exceed the capacity of any road network - in the same vein, traffic will fall if you reduce the capacity of the network. It doesn't. There are plenty roads around Glasgow built many years ago where traffic is still below capacity. Local roads, some city commuter routes, and ...
by irc
24 Sep 2020, 5:40pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Pop Up Cycle Lanes.
Replies: 15
Views: 543

Re: Pop Up Cycle Lanes.

I'm not impressed by some of the efforts in Glasgow. Case in point Great Western Road, Knightswood. Existing Rd isa 30mph limit. 6 lane dual carriageway. Never had an issue cycling it. lane2.jpg THe inside lane now closed off with plastic bollards. OK. But every bus stop now has a ramp over the whol...
by irc
22 Sep 2020, 7:37am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: paypal scammers
Replies: 13
Views: 383

Re: paypal scammers

I've had a couple of scam calls on the landline recently. Something like your internet is being cut off. Press 1 to update.


Presumably 1 would connect the auto call to a scanner who would try and extract personal or bank details.
by irc
19 Sep 2020, 11:12pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: What bike for loaded touring ? ( LeJoG + other tours )
Replies: 25
Views: 886

Re: What bike for loaded touring ? ( LeJoG + other tours )

Hi, I’m planning on doing Lejog both next year and also in 2022 (different routes) but first things first I need a bike for these challenges. Should I be looking at an out and out tourer or maybe a gravel bike with a few add ons. One of the trips i’m hoping to camp some of the nights and other nigh...
by irc
17 Sep 2020, 5:58pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Would you report your neighbours?
Replies: 59
Views: 1185

Re: Would you report your neighbours?

I assume that the human right they don't like is this one The family is the natural and fundamental group unit of society and is entitled to protection by society and the State I thought the Tories claim to be pro family, though Johnson himself doesn't seem to think much to family commitment. Boris...
by irc
6 Sep 2020, 2:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 9 speed triple front mech with 8 speed??
Replies: 11
Views: 564

Re: 9 speed triple front mech with 8 speed??

I thought 44t was usually the max front ring size for an XT front derailleur. Intended for MTB where 42 or 44 were the common sizes. I have an XT drrailleur which looks similar to that in the picture running on a 22-32-42 9 speed chainset with no issues. I believe that if the narrower cage caused is...
by irc
5 Sep 2020, 12:04am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Risk and Freedom
Replies: 69
Views: 1857

Re: Risk and Freedom

mjr wrote:How do cars and being in a group increase the risk of a fall, remembering that cycle helmets aren't intended for collisions?


Because if a rider in front goes down he may bring others down as well. Forward view of potholes etc reduced for riders at the back. .
by irc
4 Sep 2020, 8:29am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: 6-Day Inverness Loop
Replies: 17
Views: 899

Re: 6-Day Inverness Loop

Looks like the old 1/4" Ordnance Survey Series.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1970-Ordnanc ... SwGytesAGC
by irc
1 Sep 2020, 12:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...if such a bike exists?
Replies: 23
Views: 954

Re: ...if such a bike exists?

Surly Disc Trucker. Not sure about standard gearing but my rim brake Trucker runs 700x42s with mudguards and has an 18" bottom gear with an MTB triple crankset and 11-34 cassette. Not sure about the 2021 "upgrades" though. https://www.cyclingabout.com/2021-surly-disc-trucker-touring-b...
by irc
31 Aug 2020, 8:55am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Broken windows policy - STOP signs!
Replies: 193
Views: 18244

Re: Broken windows policy - STOP signs!

The NYPD has 56000 cops. for a city of 8 million. The MET has 32000 for London pop 9 million. Police Scotland has 17000 cops for a 5 million population. If Scotland had the same ratio as the NYPD it would have 35000 cops. The broken windows policy won't work when the cops on the frontline are often ...
by irc
31 Aug 2020, 8:46am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Battery Heated Socks
Replies: 7
Views: 272

Re: Battery Heated Socks

I'd go with a pair of shoes one size bigger combined with either one pair of thick socks or a thin pair and thicker pair on top. Going for thick socks without bigger shoes might make it worse by reducing circulation.
by irc
29 Aug 2020, 1:03am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bailer twine across road to guide cows - I hit it !.. Advice pls
Replies: 100
Views: 3060

Re: Bailer twine across road to guide cows - I hit it !.. Advice pls

Reporting to the police has been mentioned but I cannot see that achieving much in relation to getting your money. I suspect that the line would be that this was not a reportable accident. I don't know what the current rules may say but a dependable member of this forum has previously posted that e...
by irc
28 Aug 2020, 7:05pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Rest And Be Thankful
Replies: 13
Views: 940

Re: Rest And Be Thankful

Looking at the picture on the BBC article I think the upper modern road is in the wrong place given the landslip hazard. As can be seen in the picture/video the angle of slope is less lower down at the old road. While the higher line may have had advantages in allowing an easy gradient near the top ...
by irc
28 Aug 2020, 7:02pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Rest And Be Thankful
Replies: 13
Views: 940

Re: Rest And Be Thankful

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by irc
26 Aug 2020, 8:33am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: 6-Day Inverness Loop
Replies: 17
Views: 899

Re: 6-Day Inverness Loop

Head for Tomintoul to join the Cairngorms outer loop. Off road via Braemar and Glen Tilt to Blair Atholl. Then north via Gaick Pass to Kingussie. Then west o er Corrieyairick pass to Fort Augustus.

https://welovemountains.net/bikepacking-cairngorms

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Heading to the Gaick Pass