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by beetroot
10 Dec 2010, 6:49pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Too cold for cycling.
Replies: 69
Views: 3887

Re: Too cold for cycling.

Too cold for cycling? Not anymore. Yipee!
by beetroot
27 Nov 2010, 1:44pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Daytime lights on pedal cycles
Replies: 77
Views: 6392

Re: Daytime lights on pedal cycles

:?: Am I just being picky? :?:

by beetroot
23 Nov 2010, 9:46pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling Down Hill
Replies: 50
Views: 2434

Re: Cycling Down Hill

Here's another Clip for descending a hill, this time without touring gear - not suggesting that anyone should follow this example, but it perhaps highlights a difference in confidence? That's just stupid f*****g reckless. As well as overtaking on solid white lines, passing a residential area with p...
by beetroot
27 Oct 2010, 9:23pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Distance equivalent to running marathon?
Replies: 34
Views: 1900

Re: Distance equivalent to running marathon?

In truth cycling and running should not be compared because they are completely different activities. Its like comparing apples and pears. However if you insist...... Cycling could be compared to walking/running i.e. moving around on two legs. A reasonably fit person could walk/jog all day or at lea...
by beetroot
25 Oct 2010, 7:29pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Stupid Cyclists
Replies: 41
Views: 2716

Re: Stupid Cyclists

Tonight A590 busy trunk road with dual carriage way interspersed with older section of twisty narrow bends, spotted a cyclist unlit in dark clothing. Presumably someone with a death wish bearing in mind it's a 70 mph road with lots of HGVs to boot.
by beetroot
19 Oct 2010, 8:49pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Knocked off my bike yesterday
Replies: 30
Views: 2751

Re: Knocked off my bike yesterday

I hold that it is self evident that professional drivers (i.e. people who make their living behind the wheel) should be held to a higher standard. So if a cyclist is involved in an accident whilst performing his job, e.g. messenger, postman, etc then he/she should be held liable if the other party i...
by beetroot
10 Oct 2010, 8:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What cassette for hills?
Replies: 22
Views: 3615

Re: What cassette for hills?

Depends on the bike. For e.g. I have a lightweight carbon frame compact chainset 50/34 with 28 sprocket I also have an older aluminium bike with triple chainset with lowest gear 27 sprocket on 30 chain wheel. I find that the 34-28 on the lighter bike in effect a "lower" gear on the road th...