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by hercule
27 Jul 2019, 4:38pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ... about kickbikes?
Replies: 43
Views: 6556

Re: ... about kickbikes?

Six weeks on and I’m kicking away with even more enthusiasm! The self consciousness bit went pretty quick (well, I do also ride a recumbent!). I’m getting quicker and at a push can do 5 miles in 30 mins on a moderately rolling course (there’s nothing round here that would count as flat). Even though...
by hercule
20 Jul 2019, 7:46pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Cycling and bone health
Replies: 33
Views: 1553

Re: Cycling and bone health

Runners get stress fractures, what sport should they take up? Having struggled with a dodgy knee for the last nine months (running *not* the cause, it was moving a 90kg concrete slab!), I have found it: kick biking. All the effort of running with none of the impact. It’s very like cross country ski...
by hercule
16 Jul 2019, 9:37pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Best folding bike for me?
Replies: 24
Views: 1864

Re: Best folding bike for me?

I’ve always fancied a R+M Birdy. Slightly larger than Brompton size (I have a B), quick fold, and importantly full suspension. I’ve got an AM Moulton and a couple of 1960s ones and I find they run beautifully on rough but firm surfaces - much better than my Brompton despite similar sized tyres. Havi...
by hercule
16 Jul 2019, 5:54pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: BHPC racing at Redbridge 14-July-19
Replies: 4
Views: 2892

Re: BHPC racing at Redbridge 14-July-19

He forgot to add that the helmet is a full face motorcycle one and you need full leathers and reinforced boots and gauntlets.
:twisted:
by hercule
29 Jun 2019, 3:38pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ... about kickbikes?
Replies: 43
Views: 6556

Re: ... about kickbikes?

Another “serious” ride today (as opposed to scooting round the neighbourhood feeling like I’m a teenager). 7 miles, in the same time it took me to do 6 and a bit last week. I lowered the footboard (higher dropout on rear) and lowered the bars with a stem I found in the bits box. Swapped the Kenda ty...
by hercule
23 Jun 2019, 10:10am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ... about kickbikes?
Replies: 43
Views: 6556

Re: ... about kickbikes?

The obvious answer is that mine has V-brakes; some have discs (overkill?). One of the things that put me off the folding Swifty scooters (the model that set me off on this in the first place) is that the rear brake is foot operated directly onto the rear tyre. As to alpine passes, there’s more than ...
by hercule
21 Jun 2019, 8:44pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ... about kickbikes?
Replies: 43
Views: 6556

Re: ... about kickbikes?

FB9A98A1-07D2-4AF1-9874-6E8B819E8366.jpeg My Yedoo Trexx arrived earlier in the week. After a few trial scoots around the block it got taken out for real today on a mix of very quiet tarmac and a few dirt tracks. First mile was getting the hang of switching feet. The footboard is just slightly wide...
by hercule
19 Jun 2019, 8:12pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: ICE VTX 2019
Replies: 6
Views: 3129

Re: ICE VTX 2019

I love my 2018 model, plus I prefer white to black! My only envy is the drum brakes you can get with the current model. I know they can be retrofitted but it would mess up the colour scheme... :roll:
by hercule
16 Jun 2019, 3:48pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Things that make you disproportionately happy.
Replies: 131
Views: 10876

Re: Things that make you disproportionately happy.

Bike specific: I got out on my two wheel bent today having not ridden it since February when I had a nasty Unscheduled Dismount experience. I was about to put my Garmin Edge into its customary position on the stem but decided to leave it at home. The result was a lovely ride, rolling along, none the...
by hercule
13 Jun 2019, 7:47pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ... about kickbikes?
Replies: 43
Views: 6556

Re: ... about kickbikes?

I also discovered that there’s a CTC affiliated kickbike group...

https://www.cyclinguk.org/group/footbiking-uk

Rather far from me though!
by hercule
13 Jun 2019, 7:35pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ... about kickbikes?
Replies: 43
Views: 6556

Re: ... about kickbikes?

I emailed Ondrej and he was very helpful, advising me against some and confirming my ideas about the Trexx and the Kickbike Safari. He also pointed out the Mibo GoodSpeed which has dual 26” wheels: more obviously suited for forest tracks I should think but I thought foot/wheel conflict would be very...
by hercule
10 Jun 2019, 9:50pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ... about kickbikes?
Replies: 43
Views: 6556

Re: ... about kickbikes?

I should probably have posted this in the Tea Shop! I don’t see these as alternatives to bikes, and I really can’t see myself giving up my recumbent trikes. Their similarity to bicycles is probably a bit misleading. Rather, from an exercise point of view, they are an alternative form of “transport” ...
by hercule
9 Jun 2019, 11:51am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ... about kickbikes?
Replies: 43
Views: 6556

Re: ... about kickbikes?

And everyone asks the that question about recumbents. In the case of trikes: slowly and in comfort!
by hercule
9 Jun 2019, 11:41am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ... about kickbikes?
Replies: 43
Views: 6556

Re: ... about kickbikes?

I'd imagined kick harder, or jump off and run or even walk... all good exercise!
by hercule
9 Jun 2019, 11:02am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ... about kickbikes?
Replies: 43
Views: 6556

Re: ... about kickbikes?

Thanks for your comments, foreversummer. I seem to be in danger of flipping from the “those might be handy” to “I really need one!” Half an hour’s running gives me a short but effective workout, it seems like a scooter could do the same; I really struggle to achieve the same sort of aerobic effect o...