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by dkmwt
11 Aug 2009, 8:27pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: HGVs:Police Commissioner's daughter's partner killed
Replies: 15
Views: 1447

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

As reohn2 said we don't know the facts so can't start to blame anybody. I too find that the majority of HGV/Bus drivers to be pretty good, but unfortunately it only takes one bad one to kill someone. Today on my way home from work while going down a hill a bus more intent on trying to pass me rather...
by dkmwt
8 Aug 2009, 9:59am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Repeatedly harassed by farm dogs...
Replies: 37
Views: 2658

Re: Repeatedly harassed by farm dogs...

I remember reading, I think in another thread on here about a water pistol loaded with chilli powder.
by dkmwt
8 Aug 2009, 9:19am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Here at last!
Replies: 38
Views: 4084

Re: Here at last!

More techy questions, What rear cassette have you got ? If you want higher gears one way to compensate for the smaller wheel would be to get this the smaller sprockets on this are 9 and 10. According to Sheldon your top gears would 138 inches on the 10 and 145 on the 9, you'd get some serious speed ...
by dkmwt
7 Aug 2009, 10:04am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Here at last!
Replies: 38
Views: 4084

Re: Here at last!

EF wrote:I just need the legs to match!
Be patient you will get them, the more you ride the better.

P.S. Lucky swine.
by dkmwt
5 Aug 2009, 9:11am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: General information re. recumbent trikes ?
Replies: 17
Views: 3698

Re: General information re. recumbent trikes ?

I'm not sure but I suspect that hanging out may not be so easy with a hard shell seat, I had a mesh one and whilst it was very easy to hang out of it was also extremely comfortable. I have a "S" that originally came with the hard shell seat, now I have a mesh seat. I found it very easy to...
by dkmwt
3 Aug 2009, 12:48pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: L-E-L
Replies: 20
Views: 1372

Re: L-E-L

Well done to all who did it, including volunteers. I'm now going to stick my neck out and say that I'm going to enter in the 2013 event if finances allow. I wasn't going to say anything in case I chicken out but what the hell, I know I can do the distance. I figured 1400km translates to 870 miles di...
by dkmwt
2 Aug 2009, 9:07am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: A place to record cyclists using trains
Replies: 220
Views: 31679

Re: A place to record cyclists using trains

Last Saturday July 25th I travelled with my bike from Par in Cornwall to Westbury in Wiltshire on the 0834 London bound train (10 carriages long). My bike was booked on and labelled, and went into the bike space at the rear of the train (not accessible from the carriages I think it is for the guard...
by dkmwt
1 Aug 2009, 11:04am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: A Noisy Problem Solved....Touch Wood
Replies: 4
Views: 267

Re: A Noisy Problem Solved....Touch Wood

larfingravy wrote:
Seriously though, I did exactly the same as you and like you I can now hear my clipless pedals creaking.

Aaaarrrghh! Does it ever stop :twisted:


It's your cleats creaking in the clips, try having them tighter and spray them with GT85.
by dkmwt
31 Jul 2009, 11:36pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Yippeeee goiing on a trip!!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 530

Re: Yippeeee goiing on a trip!!!!

It will be the first time I have toured on the Trice (trike). Bloody 'ell, it takes a shed load of kit, and doesn't seem to worry at all. The only difference is pedalling the extra weight. I use a Radical Cyclone trailer as well as panniers on my trice "S" to carry lots of things ie: 3.5m...
by dkmwt
11 Jul 2009, 11:42pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Finished! 9.5 Days, 890 miles
Replies: 5
Views: 538

Re: Finished! 9.5 Days, 890 miles

Mick, your spell worked on Ben but not me. Bens chain came off further up the line.
by dkmwt
7 Jul 2009, 11:55am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Anyone fancy another read?
Replies: 21
Views: 1308

Re: Anyone fancy another read?

I built a trial web site with this but never actually put it up on the net

http://www.htmliseasy.com/html_tutor/index.html
by dkmwt
4 Jul 2009, 11:25am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Safety mirror at traffic lights
Replies: 12
Views: 843

Re: Safety mirror at traffic lights

None of this is any use in a situation where by the cyclist is riding along minding his/her own business, paying attention to what is in front of them only to be overtaken by a vehicle intending to turn immediately left.

Which from my experience is quite common.
by dkmwt
27 Jun 2009, 10:43am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Glastonbury...
Replies: 15
Views: 816

Re: Glastonbury...

I have friends that go every year but never been myself. I did do one day of 3 at Reading rock festival, I think it was 1987.
by dkmwt
23 Jun 2009, 1:34am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Leg agony!
Replies: 24
Views: 2614

Re: Leg agony!

The traffic was fine. It wasn't particularly heavy anyway but I had no problems with my fellow commuters today. In fact, the recumbent repulsion field seemed to be at full strength. Hopefully they won't acclimatise too quickly! :D I've been riding my Trice "S" around Plymouth for 4 years ...
by dkmwt
21 Jun 2009, 1:18pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Flattest Route from Inverness to John O' Groats?
Replies: 18
Views: 4004

Re: Flattest Route from Inverness to John O' Groats?

In my opinion if you can manage Devon and Cornwall theres nothing in Scotland that would bother you.

P.S Mick, according to google earth Gunny hill is bigger and steeper than either side of Berridale.