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by horizon
16 May 2007, 11:29pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Tandem help for UK trains
Replies: 5
Views: 1846

lkbc: this very topic is fully covered on the tandem club website (i.e. tandems on LEJOG).
by horizon
30 Apr 2007, 11:32am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Useless facilities vs. Unrideable roads--Way forward?
Replies: 39
Views: 8452

sares: few people want to travel from town to town on A roads when the car offers an alternative. I agree that these roads are unpleasantly dangerous but I suggest that you don't take at face value what your friends are saying. As I have said on a previous post, roads were quite safe before cars ca...
by horizon
30 Apr 2007, 1:25am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Useless facilities vs. Unrideable roads--Way forward?
Replies: 39
Views: 8452

sares: safety is a necessary but not sufficient condition for people to cycle. People will be persuaded to cycle by the prospect of enjoyment (i.e. leisure cycling), the need to get fit or as a means to avoid traffic congestion. Most people who overcome the physical challenge of cycling (and all th...
by horizon
25 Apr 2007, 11:37am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Eye opener
Replies: 31
Views: 6915

I wasn't sure... :D But then, looking at the situation, I was also in the wrong for driving too closely behind the lorry. So while he should have been prepared for my driving, I should have been prepared for his. That way the cyclist stands a chance. At the moment, though, like I said, no-one does a...
by horizon
25 Apr 2007, 1:50am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Eye opener
Replies: 31
Views: 6915

Was I following too closely? Probably. And I stand corrected. But this was in a flowing queue of traffic on a winding road so I was unlikely to see the cyclist even if I had a view ahead of the lorry. What the driver of the lorry could have done was to slow down (in order to slow me down), use his h...
by horizon
24 Apr 2007, 9:28pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Eye opener
Replies: 31
Views: 6915

I was recently driving along a narrow two lane road behind a lorry. The lorry suddenly pulled out, overtook a cyclist and shot back in again to avoid oncoming cars. The cyclist was hidden in front of the lorry. I just braked in time. Do they teach lorry drivers ANYTHING? For that matter do they teac...
by horizon
24 Apr 2007, 7:32pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Finally Folders
Replies: 14
Views: 2991

I thought this would be a suitable moment for these pictures of the South West Trains train that did not allow myself on with my two daughters at Easter: http://forum.ctc.org.uk/userpix/187_100_0808_2.jpg http://forum.ctc.org.uk/userpix/187_100_0809_1.jpg The train was completely empty (including th...
by horizon
24 Apr 2007, 1:21pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Kevin Mayne & Renting bikes abroad
Replies: 3
Views: 1607

I don't know specifically of a place to hire bikes in Spain as I have always taken one, but I do know that hiring a bike in the UK costs £10 - £12 per day (or £40 for four people) while hiring a car in Spain costs from as little as £10 per day (or £2.50 each for four people). "Only the rich can...
by horizon
24 Apr 2007, 12:14pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Cycling stuff at Aldi on thursday 26th April
Replies: 20
Views: 5120

Mrs H is a great fan of Lidl. I tell her that she is selling her soul to the devil. Lidl only sells bike stuff as special promotions. It then disappears. I would rather people bought bike stuff from Lidl than none at all, but, like everything at Lidl, it is cheap, limited in range, hard to know wher...
by horizon
23 Apr 2007, 11:03pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Cycling stuff at Aldi on thursday 26th April
Replies: 20
Views: 5120

And then what? :(
by horizon
23 Apr 2007, 10:59pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: bike mirrors?
Replies: 64
Views: 16364

bar ends as in bar end gear shifters! :lol: Interesting idea though.
by horizon
23 Apr 2007, 1:11pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: bike mirrors?
Replies: 64
Views: 16364

tractorboy: I always recommend the Blackburn drops mirror for its versatility. I use it on drops that have bar end levers but my daughter has STIs and uses one so I don't see why it wouldn't fit. They do vibrate (more so than the MTB version) but at least do attach and can be taken off for other bi...
by horizon
23 Apr 2007, 10:46am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Women's entry level touring bike
Replies: 13
Views: 2650

Would agree wholeheartedly with last post but if your budget is smaller, then try the either the Dawes Sardar or Dawes Horizon. Both are aluminium now unfortunately but my daughters ride these two bikes and have just done the Devon Coast to Coast (115 miles in two days) without complaint (at least n...
by horizon
20 Apr 2007, 8:58pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: why oh why
Replies: 33
Views: 6047

peter236uk: I agree with you - the car is almost always cheaper (much cheaper) on a marginal basis and overall cheaper as soon as more than one person travels, never mind a family of four. I am also going to face a huge tax bill as I move my travel from road at 40p per mile tax relief to train. At ...
by horizon
19 Apr 2007, 1:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Aluminium frames-not for me!!
Replies: 23
Views: 3053

My take on this is that it depends whether you believe that alu was brought in because it is better or because it is cheaper. I believe that it was brought in primarily for manufacturing reasons once the problems of welding it had been overcome. This means that I am highly sceptical of any claims fo...