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by ThePinkOne
14 Aug 2007, 8:37am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Recumbent Trikes Uphill
Replies: 14
Views: 4074

Yes, I have to admit I have my trike for comfort not speed. Actually, I damaged my upper spine in a road accident a few years ago and the resulting long-term neck damage makes a DF very painful to ride (the head angle) whereas a recumbent isn't a prob. I debated trike or bike in recumbent form but a...
by ThePinkOne
14 Aug 2007, 8:31am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Does congestion charging work
Replies: 27
Views: 4451

If the trains are already full and people cannot get on them then it's unlikely they will leave the car behind. So trains are the only alternative to the car, are they? Is the "PinkOne" aware that this is a cycling forum? Does he know what a bicycle is? And what about walking, or even bus...
by ThePinkOne
14 Aug 2007, 8:19am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: sustainable railways
Replies: 37
Views: 5968

Notice the politicians take on this; they "subsidise" railways, but "invest" in roads. We all know that in reality road transport effectively gets a massive subsidy from the taxpayer, especially when all the negative aspects of motorised road travel is taken into consideration, ...
by ThePinkOne
13 Aug 2007, 11:11am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Trains and space for cycles
Replies: 43
Views: 7432

I think a lot of this is train design driven by the corrent contractual system of the railway. These days, there is a drive to force more passengers onto a limited stretch of line as there are no spare "paths" for running extra trains, plus train length is often be limited by platform leng...
by ThePinkOne
13 Aug 2007, 10:52am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Does congestion charging work
Replies: 27
Views: 4451

Only if there is a decent alternative. If the trains are already full and people cannot get on them then it's unlikely they will leave the car behind. Congestion charge works in London because the capital has transport links that many "provincial" cities can only dream of. Plus if you are ...
by ThePinkOne
13 Aug 2007, 10:44am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: sustainable railways
Replies: 37
Views: 5968

Highlighting the massive state subsidies received by railway operators in Austria and elsewhere seems a pretty good argument against the alleged sustainability of railways. Anyone got any evidence to suggest that railways are sustainable? Strange really, the whole idea behind privatisation was to s...
by ThePinkOne
13 Aug 2007, 10:21am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Recumbent Trikes Uphill
Replies: 14
Views: 4074

Turbo trainer with a trike: I ride a windcheetah so cannot use a conventional turbo (cantilever rear axle). Instead I got a set of rollers with a resistance unit (St Johns St cycles), the rear wheel sits in the rollers and the front heels sit in (home-made) chocks so the whole thing is level. Has ad...
by ThePinkOne
12 Jul 2007, 10:10pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Recumbent Trikes Uphill
Replies: 14
Views: 4074

I found it is different on a recumbent- actual muscles AND how you use them. Thinking "pull" rather than "push" as you spin up a hill I found helpful oddly enough. Bit like visualising your knees as if being pulled up on strings- that "technique" aspect made a huge diff...
by ThePinkOne
12 Jul 2007, 9:53pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: clipless pedal problem
Replies: 8
Views: 1871

I've had that problem with my Eggbeaters too. Fortunately though I ride a recumbent trike and it was as I arrived back home and tried to take my feet out- only time I need to is at end of journey. In the end the quickest thing was to remove the shoe and then twist it out- easy when you're sitting co...