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by byegad
9 Sep 2007, 6:18pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Mobile Phones
Replies: 48
Views: 6962

I've thought about standing at a local roundabout taking snaps of drivers using their phones. I'm too frightened to do it as I'm sure I'd be assaulted by a driver. The Police won't do it, so we have yet another meaningless law. The only prosecutions seem to be after a fatality when the driver's phon...
by byegad
6 Sep 2007, 4:20pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Waterproof trousers
Replies: 18
Views: 4032

Another vote for rainlegs here. Good for short sharp showers like you tend to get at the end of a hot sunny day. Not so good for January style persistent p***ing down.
by byegad
6 Sep 2007, 10:46am
Forum: On the road
Topic: bike mirrors?
Replies: 64
Views: 16313

I find turning my head around far enough to see right behind me impossible. So a mirror of some sort is vital. Depending on the bike, I use bar mounted, bar end mounted, velcro, helmet mounted and glasses mounted mirrors. My ideal combination is a bike mounted mirror giving a good view to the rear r...
by byegad
5 Sep 2007, 6:52pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Recumbent Trikes Uphill
Replies: 14
Views: 4074

I'm not fat, just short for my weight. HONEST
by byegad
4 Sep 2007, 10:58pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Recumbent Trikes Uphill
Replies: 14
Views: 4074

:lol: Well I was out on my Trice today when I climbed up to a road junction and joined 20 meters in front of a young guy in all the cobber on his Mountain bike. WE climbed gently for a couple of miles and he was getting closer, about 5 meters at best. THEN WE WENT DOWNHILL :lol: :lol: :lol: Last I s...
by byegad
4 Sep 2007, 10:13am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: The Reluctant Folder
Replies: 42
Views: 10763

Dahon Speed Pro is a fast folder, ie fast and it folds rather than it folds fast. Not as easy to carry as a Brompton but Touring bike style gear range with SRAM Dual Drive. Mine has done 3500 miles and I still smile as I get on for a ride. Their slip on cover protects the bike (and you from oilly ch...
by byegad
3 Sep 2007, 7:50pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Dogs -snappy/chasy/scary ones
Replies: 23
Views: 3966

My wife is similarly worried by dogs. I use a Dog Dazer, it won't back off an attack dog (or a deaf one) but it does confuse the average mutt while she slips away. Make sure it is a Dog Dazer and not a similar item sold in some Garden Centres. They advertise a similar effect but fail to deliver. Inc...
by byegad
3 Sep 2007, 7:41pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Drivers reaction to different bikes.
Replies: 18
Views: 3675

Certainly my experience is that when I'm on my Recumbent Trike I get more room than on my Recumbent Bicycle which in turn gets more room than my upright bicycle. Moreover the average distance given to me on an upright always makes me flinch for the first few miles after a spell on a recumbent. Then ...