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by dkmwt
30 Dec 2009, 12:14pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LeJog Info for the downright stupid
Replies: 24
Views: 3211

Re: LeJog Info for the downright stupid

Unless you cycle on main roads, LEJOG is very hilly. I did the CTC tour this year and it was extremely hilly. There is no way a 21-stone man could've done it. One chap started who was I imagine 18 stone and he did not last 1 day. Another (a friend of mine) tried it at 16 stone and he lasted 4. I'm ...
by dkmwt
5 Nov 2009, 7:30pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Front lights for 7 ml rural commute
Replies: 31
Views: 2196

Re: Front lights for 7 ml rural commute

I have 2 fenix torches L2D and E20 on my trike (1 each side) and that does me fine. Having said that I'm going to be greedy and put 2 more when I can afford it.
by dkmwt
21 Oct 2009, 10:53pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: London Cycle Hire - 'Velons'
Replies: 14
Views: 1060

Re: London Cycle Hire - 'Velons'

Mick F
by dkmwt
18 Oct 2009, 10:36am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: garmin or paper maps?
Replies: 31
Views: 2763

Re: garmin or paper maps?

Ben and I used both. Maps to plan where we were going and Etrex vista Hcx to tell where we were going while we where on the move, our location and log all the stats for each day
by dkmwt
1 Oct 2009, 11:07pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Would it help moving over to a trike?
Replies: 19
Views: 3156

Re: Would it help moving over to a trike?

If you are only fainting just long enough for you to loose your balance then I think a recumbent trike would be the way to go. The only way you're going to fall off a trike is by taking a corner to fast without leaning into it to keep the inside wheel on the ground (when you remember to do this it's...
by dkmwt
22 Sep 2009, 8:15pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Paving over cycle paths
Replies: 13
Views: 1098

Re: Paving over cycle paths

I can't say to much cause I don't know the area. The way I see it, if you don't like the cycle facility use the road! I've been cycling to work for 25+ years in Plymouth 95% of the time on the road and I'm still living. I've also cycled LEJOG going through Newcastle city centre out to Cramlington, p...
by dkmwt
20 Sep 2009, 10:54am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Carry Freedom - losing wheels!
Replies: 62
Views: 5706

Re: Carry Freedom - losing wheels!

As some of you may know I have a Radical Cyclone. A similar thing happened to me while riding from the station to the racecourse at York last year. I was shifting along and hit a bump or something (can't remember now) and my LH wheel came off. The pins that Cunobelin was talking about in his post wh...
by dkmwt
19 Sep 2009, 6:41pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Plastic hats
Replies: 25
Views: 3479

Re: Plastic hats

I voted the 4th option although that's not entirely true. I did wear one when I did LEJOG and when it rains I wear a wind surf helmet, it keeps rain out of my eyes enough to prevent my contacts getting washed out. In the winter it stops me getting a headache from being battered by the rain. Ben took...
by dkmwt
19 Sep 2009, 9:47am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Ice B3
Replies: 4
Views: 773

Re: Ice B3

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Envious or what.
by dkmwt
13 Sep 2009, 8:59am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Health Problem.
Replies: 15
Views: 955

Re: Health Problem.

I have the same sort of problem, as I only cycle 6.5 miles each way to work it's not a problem then. It's when I've been out for 50+, I asked the same sort of question on here and was pointed at SIS Nocte, it worked for me. Comes in Chocolate and Vanilla. If you try it you need to mix it in a blende...
by dkmwt
7 Sep 2009, 8:37am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Tavistock to Calstock Annual Race
Replies: 4
Views: 378

Re: Tavistock to Calstock Annual Race

Mick F wrote:I My time was 30mins and 52secs for the 7.2miles.
Takes me nearly that time to get from the bridge to Nigels in St Annes Chapel, only stopping for the lights.
by dkmwt
17 Aug 2009, 7:58am
Forum: On the road
Topic: 'Near Death encounters have put me off my bike'
Replies: 9
Views: 911

Re: 'Near Death encounters have put me off my bike'

Typical twadle from a lazy motorist, making all the excuses they can for why they shouldn't cycle.
by dkmwt
13 Aug 2009, 7:32pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Here at last!
Replies: 38
Views: 4053

Re: Here at last!

I to tried a mirror and lights on the top of the mudguard to no avail. The problem here is caused by the distance that the accessory is from the mount point on the trike. Also the fact that the bracket that holds the mudguard is only designed to hold the mudguard and nothing else. Tigerbiten, what y...
by dkmwt
13 Aug 2009, 1:56pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Here at last!
Replies: 38
Views: 4053

Re: Here at last!

I have 2 Mirrycles one each side and a blackburn on the left mounted on the space bar for viewing slip roads. As EF said the Mirrycles are excellent, solid as a rock but the blackburn having a flexable stem to avoid it getting snapped off is pretty much useless unless the road is absolutely flat and...
by dkmwt
11 Aug 2009, 9:26pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: HGVs:Police Commissioner's daughter's partner killed
Replies: 15
Views: 1429

Re: HGVs:Police Commissioner's daughter's partner killed

I should have also added to the above post from me that, the paying attention to getting in front of a cyclist rather than where they are going doesn't only apply to HGV's and Buses, it applies to all motorists.