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by Ayesha
19 Aug 2014, 7:06am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Hardest UK climb?
Replies: 246
Views: 29595

Re: Hardest UK climb?

Has anyone else remembered Constitution Hill, Swansea?
There was a funicular railway built cus people couldn’t walk up it.
by Ayesha
15 Aug 2014, 9:19am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Vehicle as a murder weapon
Replies: 85
Views: 29888

Re: Vehicle as a murder weapon

I've got a bike pump in my PRK, which could be used as a murder weapon if I inserted it into someone's appropriate bodily orifice.

With enough rage and loss of composure, the first item that comes to hand becomes a 'murder weapon'.
The truck was already to hand for the driver.
by Ayesha
15 Aug 2014, 9:15am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Sunrise for SunTour?
Replies: 14
Views: 1054

Re: Sunrise for SunTour?

Count the manufacturers who have ‘Audax’ on one or two of their products. This signifies ‘Randonneuring’ has already been seized upon as a sales lever. On closer inspection, these products are 'Winter trainers' which previously didn't sell well. To my mind, a 'Touring' component is more robust with ...
by Ayesha
14 Aug 2014, 3:21pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Hardest UK climb?
Replies: 246
Views: 29595

Re: Hardest UK climb?

St Mawes, Cornwall.
by Ayesha
14 Aug 2014, 2:51pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: 'Cyclists Dismount', should we?
Replies: 90
Views: 7162

Re: 'Cyclists Dismount', should we?

Not dismounting when there is a blue rectangular ‘Cyclists dismount’ sign AND there is a pedestrian, it can be construed as ‘riding in an inconsiderate manner’ contrary to Rule 68 in the Highway Code. The pedestrian could complain. If the pedestrian is a policeman, you in for it. The HC is a summar...
by Ayesha
14 Aug 2014, 2:19pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Hardest UK climb?
Replies: 246
Views: 29595

Re: Hardest UK climb?

Is that Ffordd Pen Llech? Looking up that, I've just discovered this: http://www.dangerousroads.org/images/stories/Newroads1002/Llyn1.jpg The information page says that it's closed to cars (being a private road), but walking up the footpaths is allowed. Are bikes permitted? That may be an interesti...
by Ayesha
14 Aug 2014, 12:57pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: 'Cyclists Dismount', should we?
Replies: 90
Views: 7162

Re: 'Cyclists Dismount', should we?

Not dismounting when there is a blue rectangular ‘Cyclists dismount’ sign AND there is a pedestrian, it can be construed as ‘riding in an inconsiderate manner’ contrary to Rule 68 in the Highway Code.

The pedestrian could complain. If the pedestrian is a policeman, you in for it.
by Ayesha
14 Aug 2014, 12:41pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Hardest UK climb?
Replies: 246
Views: 29595

Re: Hardest UK climb?

Image

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PS. There's a nasty urban myth about a chap on a bike coming down round the bend, hitting the wall, flying through the air and ending up in the cemetery.
by Ayesha
14 Aug 2014, 7:35am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Hardest UK climb?
Replies: 246
Views: 29595

Re: Hardest UK climb?

Fantastic photographic capture of small UFO with laser beam trying to shoot it down. Another UFO at top of hill pointing directly at the camera.

Well done Google Streetview.
by Ayesha
13 Aug 2014, 5:52pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Hardest UK climb?
Replies: 246
Views: 29595

Re: Hardest UK climb?

[ The only thing required to climb hills up to 45 degs is a gear low enough so the instantaneous power at the drive tyre does not drop to zero between pedal strokes. i.e. A high enough cadence to negate stopping dead. And a surface good enough so the back wheel doesn't spin. If there is débris on t...
by Ayesha
13 Aug 2014, 12:50pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Ten Miles a Day
Replies: 400
Views: 94333

Re: Ten Miles a Day

No miles over the weekend. Marshalled at an Audax.

Average down below 24 now at 23.9

Clee to heaven Audax on Saturday though, which should get me back over 24.
by Ayesha
13 Aug 2014, 12:44pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: 'Cyclists Dismount', should we?
Replies: 90
Views: 7162

Re: 'Cyclists Dismount', should we?

IIRC, a rectangular sign is an ‘Information’ sign. The sign in question informs the cyclist it would be a good idea to dismount, so avoiding collision with a pedestrian, perambulator or tartan shopping trolley. When there are no pedestrians, perambulators or tartan shopping trollies, there is no rea...
by Ayesha
13 Aug 2014, 12:30pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclist dies on Surrey 100
Replies: 29
Views: 2934

Re: Cyclist dies on Surrey 100

Should there be 'qualifiers' for large over-subscibed Sportive and charity rides?
Like letters of reference from Club secretaries, or a recent Audax medal?

How do the organisers know the entry is capable of finishing? Or do they care?
by Ayesha
13 Aug 2014, 12:20pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Hardest UK climb?
Replies: 246
Views: 29595

Re: Hardest UK climb?

honesty wrote:One of the hardest round here has to be Crowcombe hill, its about 25% for half a mile...


200m in 1.5 km.

There are two sets of double chevrons on the map.
Its a Cat 3. So 'relatively' not so difficult. :wink:
by Ayesha
13 Aug 2014, 12:03pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Hardest UK climb?
Replies: 246
Views: 29595

Re: Hardest UK climb?

i've always found the harder climbs to be the ones where the wind usually blows down them. one such (but i wouldn't think the 'hardest') is wessenden head climbing back west out of meltham in west yorkshire. the tour went nearby this year. i would have so loved to see a peloton blown to bits on the...