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by Richard D
8 Aug 2012, 1:56pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Advice on Sabbath September bike spec
Replies: 2
Views: 2752

Advice on Sabbath September bike spec

I'm speccing up a Sabbath September, and due to the ergonomics of the shifters fancy trying Campagnolo. Athena 11-speed seems to be a sweet spot for price versus performance, albeit at the upper end of the scale (and my budget). Going to be used on club runs and audaxes (I have the sandals standing ...
by Richard D
28 Jul 2012, 8:32pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Hill avoidance
Replies: 29
Views: 4502

Re: Hill avoidance

My Garmin's had a few of those moments when I've asked it to route to somewhere new; most of the time it behaves itself, but every so often it finds a 15% hill that I've not previously seen or ridden (presumably because most of my routes are chosen by riding companions who have more sense than the G...
by Richard D
29 Feb 2012, 5:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Schwalbe Marathon versus Marathon plus- thoughts please
Replies: 13
Views: 8302

Re: Schwalbe Marathon versus Marathon plus- thoughts please

When I commute, I do so over roads, tarmac tracks, and glass-coated ash pathways. There's more glass now than there was a couple of months ago, from which I deduce that by the summer, there will be more glass than ash material on those paths, as the "drinking outdoors hours" increase. Ho h...
by Richard D
1 Oct 2011, 8:40am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Help With Cycling Technique
Replies: 9
Views: 675

Re: Help With Cycling Technique

I've got one or two stories about Bruce Morgan (the stipendiary Magistrate/District Judge in question) - he can be an absolute scream at times. But you've no need to fear him - he retired at the start of the summer. I'm still at the stage in my cycling of trying to plan my route so that it has no ro...
by Richard D
30 Sep 2011, 6:04pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclists in dark clothing
Replies: 96
Views: 6550

Re: Cyclists in dark clothing

Unfortunately many car drivers are just looking for cars. I think that Kevin's hit the nail on the head. I know that after starting cycling a few weeks ago, I've become a lot more aware of cyclists on the road (I like to think that I was pretty aware before, but I'm beginning to wonder). They were ...
by Richard D
27 Sep 2011, 6:24pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Purposefully paved with broken glass
Replies: 13
Views: 1018

Re: Purposefully paved with broken glass

I wondered about this. I rode 2/3rds of what would be my commute into Birmingham by bike for the first time on Saturday, and thought to myself "blimey, there's a lot of broken glass on this path" - it was almost everywhere where the route went off the roads and through parkland. I couldn't...