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by EnquiringMind
2 May 2013, 4:37pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Various recumbent reviews
Replies: 46
Views: 71592

Re: Various recumbent reviews

I recently bought a double garage for just this purpose.

Unfortunately it came with a house attached, and we need to pay for that before I can fill it with bikes :(
by EnquiringMind
2 May 2013, 1:55pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: "Cyclists use cameras to capture dangerous drivers"
Replies: 33
Views: 6159

Re: "Cyclists use cameras to capture dangerous drivers"

There have already been numerous convictions (or lesser enforcement action) thanks to video evidence, regardless of what the ACPO may have said... that's not to say that there isn't a massive issue there and they need to be taken to task, but it does happen anyway. As is obvious, the first time cycl...
by EnquiringMind
2 May 2013, 11:52am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: "Cyclists use cameras to capture dangerous drivers"
Replies: 33
Views: 6159

"Cyclists use cameras to capture dangerous drivers"

I'm going to post this here even though it's about helmets... hopefully someone can move it to the helmet subforum for me if necessary. Cyclists use cameras to capture dangerous drivers (Edinburgh Evening News) My companion piece (with original footage): Video protection on the roads As always... do...
by EnquiringMind
1 May 2013, 11:41am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Various recumbent reviews
Replies: 46
Views: 71592

Re: Various recumbent reviews

Now with the addition of a bike that I actually bought (so as you can imagine, I'm a big fan):

Optima's High Baron

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by EnquiringMind
18 Apr 2013, 1:01am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Schwalbe Ultremo ZX
Replies: 3
Views: 3247

Re: Schwalbe Ultremo ZX

I followed this up with a direct comparison against the Continental GP4000s . I am a huge fan of the GP4000s, and have worn through many sets happily. That's what I used on Paris-Brest-Paris (25mm size). That said, after a couple of long efforts I really feel the Ultremo has the edge in an event tyr...
by EnquiringMind
17 Apr 2013, 12:47pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Various recumbent reviews
Replies: 46
Views: 71592

Re: Various recumbent reviews

Bit of a hiatus on this, but I've now added articles on both the ICE Sprint 26 and ICE Adventure HD : http://cdn.mccraw.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/ice_adventure_hd_feat.jpg http://cdn.mccraw.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/ice_sprint_26_feat.jpg Enjoy! :)
by EnquiringMind
16 Apr 2013, 7:28pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Schwalbe Ultremo ZX
Replies: 3
Views: 3247

Re: Schwalbe Ultremo ZX

That is true. On my commuter for the last few years I've had Kojaks (nothing special in the puncture department) and never had a flat, despite riding on a railway path covered in smashed glass every single day. I did once speak to someone who destroyed one first time out though. Funny world, isn't i...
by EnquiringMind
16 Apr 2013, 8:48am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Schwalbe Ultremo ZX
Replies: 3
Views: 3247

Schwalbe Ultremo ZX

I mentioned in the discussion on the Continental GP4000s that I picked up a pair of Schwalbe Ultremo ZX for my new long distance bike. I've now published my Ultremo ZX review . Detail in the link, but in short: they are awesome! Here side-by-side with my GP4000s-es: http://cdn.mccraw.co.uk/wp-conten...
by EnquiringMind
20 Mar 2013, 12:18pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Continental GP4000s review / sale
Replies: 7
Views: 2189

Re: Continental GP4000s review / sale

I haven't done enough miles on the Ultremos to say with confidence that they'll last as long as the GP4000s, so if you want to buy now, my recommendation is the GP4000s.

If longevity isn't of paramount concern, the Ultremo is certainly a lovely tyre. They are both extremely quick :D
by EnquiringMind
19 Mar 2013, 6:44am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Continental GP4000s review / sale
Replies: 7
Views: 2189

Re: Continental GP4000s review / sale

Ha! That'll teach me to be more careful when there are five or six decimal places! :oops:

I expanded that section a little to illustrate what the difference would be like, accumulating over a short audax.
by EnquiringMind
18 Mar 2013, 8:50pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Continental GP4000s review / sale
Replies: 7
Views: 2189

Continental GP4000s review / sale

I've been meaning to write these up for *ages*, although the appearance of snow all over my springtime cycle routes hasn't encouraged me :cry: Anyway, I got an email saying these were on a 35% discount from our usual favourite online store, and that forced me to finish off the job: Continental GP400...
by EnquiringMind
6 Mar 2013, 1:39pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Trans-Canada for Sick Kids
Replies: 0
Views: 1235

Trans-Canada for Sick Kids

Thought this might be of interest: a pretty cool reason to pick up your first recumbent(s - practically a fleet)... http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8370/8534282844_69f1b1849b.jpg How many families would you find crossing a continent rather than queuing up at Krispy Kreme? (For those not in Edinburgh, ...
by EnquiringMind
24 Feb 2013, 12:08pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Why the government must not cut fuel duty...
Replies: 80
Views: 4129

Re: Why the government must not cut fuel duty...

According to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Income_in_the_United_Kingdom#High_income , and having read the underlying report, the average taxpayer (in 2007-8) was paying 17.8% of their gross income as income tax. For the top 1% of earners, they were paying 31.8% of their gross income in income tax. Ho...
by EnquiringMind
24 Feb 2013, 11:25am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Question - cyclelanes betwen cars and pavement
Replies: 47
Views: 3209

Re: Question - cyclelanes betwen cars and pavement

However, when you know that the cat is either going to be in the microwave or the tumble drier, you still end up having to evaluate and choose. It's not like there is an ideal base state (unless 1% modal share and rising KSI figures is to be considered a success). The ideal conditions for cycling ar...
by EnquiringMind
24 Feb 2013, 9:28am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Why the government must not cut fuel duty...
Replies: 80
Views: 4129

Re: Why the government must not cut fuel duty...

Fuel duty should be increased by the amount needed to raise what excise duty currently raises. Then abolish excise duty. Taxing cars by the mile or rather by the mile and mpg means people are paying less to keep their cars in the drive and there is more incentive to drive less and use more fuel eff...