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by Mr. Viking
14 Aug 2013, 11:18am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Sheffield Stand downgrade
Replies: 27
Views: 10758

Re: Sheffield Stand downgrade

Glasgow University uses a mix of sheffield stands and steel loops similar to this http://www.ypl-streetfurniture.co.uk/images/YPL658.jpg I find neither of them perfectly ideal, as it is awkward to get my lock around the bar and around my seat stays, though I suppose the issue could be that my lock i...
by Mr. Viking
14 Aug 2013, 10:58am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Dunning-Kruger effect
Replies: 20
Views: 2869

Re: Dunning-Kruger effect

Surely it is well known that at least 90% of drivers think they are better than average. Doesn't prove anything: over 99% of people have more than the average number of legs. What you should have said is, 90% of drivers think they are better than the median . :roll: Funnily enough, and excuse my pe...
by Mr. Viking
14 Aug 2013, 10:45am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Killer's sentence review
Replies: 15
Views: 2488

Re: Killer's sentence review

community service is not suitable for killing two people. If somebody killed two people through negligence in industry, 20 years apart they would get more than this sentence. It is clear how the car has pervaded the culture of our country
by Mr. Viking
13 Aug 2013, 8:29pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Nice Way Code
Replies: 47
Views: 15553

Re: Nice Way Code

it also avoids exaggerating the dangers of cycling. if your campaign depends upon the premise "slightly unsafe driving is likely to kill cyclists" then it portrays cycling as being a risky form of transport, which is far from the truth. It would put people off cycling, or letting their ch...
by Mr. Viking
13 Aug 2013, 11:57am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Nice Way Code
Replies: 47
Views: 15553

Re: Nice Way Code

it also avoids exaggerating the dangers of cycling. if your campaign depends upon the premise "slightly unsafe driving is likely to kill cyclists" then it portrays cycling as being a risky form of transport, which is far from the truth. It would put people off cycling, or letting their chi...
by Mr. Viking
13 Aug 2013, 8:43am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring drinks
Replies: 38
Views: 9649

Re: Touring drinks

Plain water doesn't hydrate you properly. All it does is sit in your stomach and it takes too long to be absorbed. By using an electrolyte, osmosis takes charge and the water gets into your system very quickly. I'm sorry, but this is a myth. Water is mostly absorbed in your large intestine, not you...
by Mr. Viking
13 Aug 2013, 5:36am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring drinks
Replies: 38
Views: 9649

Re: Touring drinks

if you buy a box of glucose in a supermarket/general grocer it will usually have a rehydration solution printed on it. Water should be plenty though, so long as you are eating and aren't going hell for leather all day
by Mr. Viking
12 Aug 2013, 9:12pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Nice Way Code
Replies: 47
Views: 15553

Re: Nice Way Code

I quite liked the slideshow. It's clear and simple. Maybe having a bit of a joke (however cringeworthy) is key to better harmony between drivers and other road users. Makes things a bit more human than lists of figures
by Mr. Viking
12 Aug 2013, 12:07pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Speechless
Replies: 30
Views: 3814

Re: Speechless

The problem is "maximum power output" is a bad definition: Maximum under what conditions? - Peak power (for how long? .1 seconds?) - Cooling Electric motors are funny things - they give maximum torque at low speed, but they can be run at way above their rated power for quite some time. Be...
by Mr. Viking
12 Aug 2013, 11:59am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Advertising while out cycling ?
Replies: 24
Views: 3764

Re: Advertising while out cycling ?

Yeah I was thinking am out anyway, so why not advertise on the back of my shirt or something. Especially as I plan to do longer tours and not just day rides as am doing now. I think bill board type advertising works if the product or service being advertised is something you have been looking for o...
by Mr. Viking
11 Aug 2013, 7:08pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: tyre size for touring on a hybrid
Replies: 10
Views: 2475

Re: tyre size for touring on a hybrid

I use 35mm, but I would agree that slightly wider would be good for comfort over longer distances, especially as you will be sat more upright with more weight in the saddle
by Mr. Viking
11 Aug 2013, 4:44pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Advertising while out cycling ?
Replies: 24
Views: 3764

Re: Advertising while out cycling ?

P.S. How many times have you actually responded to all the advertising on commercial vehicles by visiting the web site or searching out their products. I'd suggest its pretty minimal. It's minimal, but cheap Separately, as to the thread Thirdcrank posted, it was about advertising on a vehicle, sayi...
by Mr. Viking
10 Aug 2013, 6:44pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Carrying eggs
Replies: 22
Views: 3265

Re: Carrying eggs

now I'm wondering - is there a safe way to carry butter on a long distance tour? ;-) How long distance? Haven't done it cycling, but I have carried butter for a week in a rucksack while hiking. I just kept it in a sealed plastic pot so it didn't get grease everywhere. Butter takes a while to go off...
by Mr. Viking
10 Aug 2013, 11:24am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Speechless
Replies: 30
Views: 3814

Re: Speechless

Perhaps this is the tipping point and electric bikes are becoming the most viable form of transport?
by Mr. Viking
10 Aug 2013, 10:38am
Forum: On the road
Topic: PEDESTRIANS - GRRR CYCLISTS - GRRR
Replies: 94
Views: 8115

Re: PEDESTRIANS - GRRR CYCLISTS - GRRR

we used to allow our dog off his lead, and he was well behaved, until one day he bolted off and got in a fight with another dog. Thankfully neither were hurt, but he has managed to spoil walks for himself, as needless to say he doesn't get off the lead now.