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by recumbentpanda
12 Dec 2019, 3:26pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Flu Jab - side effects?
Replies: 112
Views: 4371

Re: Flu Jab - side effects?

Reactions can vary depending on the strains and the individual, from zilch to what I like to call ‘the ghost of flu’. Still a damn sight better than the real thing. The last bad one I had enabled me to get through an 85 episode historical costume drama in a foreign language with no subtitles, while ...
by recumbentpanda
21 Nov 2019, 9:21am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Nazca Gaucho 28
Replies: 6
Views: 683

Re: Nazca Gaucho 28

I would be really interested to hear what the difference in riding experience is -although it would take a lot to persuade me off my Fuego! :)
by recumbentpanda
8 Nov 2019, 10:11am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Kennet and Avon with child
Replies: 27
Views: 1042

Re: Kennet and Avon with child

Be advised that the towpath from Bradford on Avon eastwards is narrow and often bumpy to very bumpy! Big tyres & suspension recommended. . .
by recumbentpanda
7 Nov 2019, 7:15pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cycle space on trains
Replies: 33
Views: 1232

Re: Cycle space on trains

On a recent tour, I was pushing the bike up a miserable steep hill in the p*ssing rain when I saw a webbing strap with a loop on the end lying by the side of the road. While one half of my brain asked in disbelief ‘what are you doing that for?’ The other half made me pick it up and tuck it into the ...
by recumbentpanda
11 Oct 2019, 12:45pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: One solution to tailgating?
Replies: 138
Views: 43868

Re: One solution to tailgating?

A good solution to tailgating was one I saw one chilly morning on Chiswick High Street. A Foden steam wagon with the safety valve just lifting. Any car driver getting too close found themselves enveloped in their own small private world of thick fog! Perhaps turbo-charged vape machines could be deve...
by recumbentpanda
26 Aug 2019, 8:12am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Bells on bikes
Replies: 126
Views: 5684

Re: Bells on bikes

[I understand there is a sect which sees single panniers as heresy.


It’s worse than that. There’s a sect that sees double panniers as heresy!
by recumbentpanda
10 Aug 2019, 5:47pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: The Green Lanes Blog
Replies: 30
Views: 1820

Re: The Green Lanes Blog

I hike barefoot. That’s right, barefoot as in skin on the ground, not as in stupid rubber gloves for feet. My biggest bugbear in places like the Lake District, the Highlands and many other beauty spots is the sheer amount of sharp ballast, grit gravel and other unwanted stonework dropped on the path...
by recumbentpanda
27 Jul 2019, 1:54pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: What can we learn from LSBTIQ* campaigns?
Replies: 46
Views: 7565

Re: What can we learn from LSBTIQ* campaigns?

To return boringly to the original question, I would point out that the key elements of the kind of political approach to campaigning for change that the LGBTQ movement has used, are not unique to that group. The Disability Rights Movement, and Feminism have both used similar strategies. The origin ...
by recumbentpanda
25 Jul 2019, 5:05pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Gangs of youths on national cycle route.....
Replies: 109
Views: 11852

Re: Gangs of youths on national cycle route.....

“I would that there were no age at all from sixteen to two and twenty, for the in between is nothing but fighting, wenching, whoring and outraging the ancientry.”

-some bloke in a play a few hundred years ago :lol:
by recumbentpanda
18 Jul 2019, 10:53am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Dooring Cyclists
Replies: 22
Views: 5425

Re: Dooring Cyclists

Don’t forget that headrests on car seats can make it very hard to see if they are occupied or not, in the few seconds you have to judge.

Also, with the amount of parked cars round my way, if I checked every car for occupants I’d never have time to look at anything else on the road!
by recumbentpanda
28 Jun 2019, 6:25pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What's this called?
Replies: 5
Views: 520

Re: What's this called?

Round pin, low voltage, plug and socket.

Consult RadioShack catalog and the like for many many variants on this theme. Some may well have weatherproof seals.

Hope this helps
by recumbentpanda
21 Jun 2019, 4:26pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: The Tragic Proliferation of ‘Drive-Cycling’
Replies: 189
Views: 21989

Re: The Tragic Proliferation of ‘Drive-Cycling’

I have added to this post on a number of occasions but still find it strange that the OP, a cyclist i assume, wishes to campaign for the ending of all competitive cycling, touring and long distance cycling events. :roll: Sorry but I cannot let this stand. I wish to campaign for nothing of the sort,...
by recumbentpanda
24 May 2019, 9:35am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cowering pedestrians -is it just me?
Replies: 11
Views: 888

Re: Cowering pedestrians -is it just me?

@Ellieb & mjr: “over two metres wide” (Probably quite a lot over, now I think about it!)

@Mike Sales: Alas, the ‘hierarchy’ thing had occurred to me too. It’s deeply sad, if true.
by recumbentpanda
24 May 2019, 9:27am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cowering pedestrians -is it just me?
Replies: 11
Views: 888

Re: Cowering pedestrians -is it just me?

@Ellieb Un fortunately for that theory, it happens when I ride my uprights too. It must be the hat . . . Or my face . . . :)
by recumbentpanda
20 May 2019, 10:28pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cowering pedestrians -is it just me?
Replies: 11
Views: 888

Cowering pedestrians -is it just me?

Cyclists often complain of pedestrians being obstructive, but I seem to have the opposite problem. I must present a terrifying spectacle because I often notice pedestrians I pass on my local shared use paths shrinking away from me. For example, me travelling southbound at a moderate pace, two older ...