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by Tinnishill
5 Sep 2018, 9:12pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Changing driver behaviour
Replies: 16
Views: 810

Re: Changing driver behaviour

Back to my original post. Average speed cameras have reduced traffic speeding offences on the urban stretch of Dalkieth Road, Edinburgh, from 15,000 a day to 2. Not 2,000,you will notice, but 2 . Serious injuries have dropped from about 3 per year to zero. That is now, today, with current technology.
by Tinnishill
4 Sep 2018, 10:55pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Changing driver behaviour
Replies: 16
Views: 810

Changing driver behaviour

by Tinnishill
3 Sep 2018, 11:11pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Travel question!
Replies: 762
Views: 111177

Re: New Route Planner

Impressed
by Tinnishill
29 Aug 2018, 11:24pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Guardian: Nederland, more dead cyclists than motorists, e-bikes
Replies: 127
Views: 4764

Re: Guardian: Nederland, more dead cyclists than motorists, e-bikes

AtoB magazine of May 2018 had a two page report of ebike safety analysis by the German Insurers Accident Research Unit (the UDV). You would have to pay AtoB 99 pence for a read of the whole article, but the bottom line is there is a roughly 10% increased actuarial risk for over 65’s taking up ebikei...
by Tinnishill
28 Aug 2018, 10:34am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Gear upgrade
Replies: 20
Views: 980

Re: Gear upgrade

Welcome to the ”fold” of Brompton tourers. Whether a Brompton is a good choice depends on the style of your touring. If you like all day in the saddle and high milages (HDAU, I believe is the acronym) then you would be much better off with a traditional tourer. If, on the other hand, you like potter...
by Tinnishill
26 Aug 2018, 12:24pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Geraint Thomas....
Replies: 216
Views: 6748

Re: Geraint Thomas....

Who is Geraint Thomas’s helmet sponsor ? How much is he paid by them to promote their goods ?
by Tinnishill
20 Aug 2018, 7:43pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: What to do if you get injured in a remote location
Replies: 30
Views: 1126

Re: What to do if you get injured in a remote location

I carry one of these. http://oceansignal.com/products/plb1/ It really is last ditch use only. You still have to be conscious enough to switch it on. Response depends on the local government's agencies, but every government is treaty bound to respond somehow. Help might take some time coming, but som...
by Tinnishill
18 Aug 2018, 5:31pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Edinburgh - Aberdeen - Inverness?
Replies: 2
Views: 384

Re: Edinburgh - Aberdeen - Inverness?

Since nobody else has pitched in here’s my worthless opinion. Prevailing wind direction ? Yep, that is from the south west, but your route involves a bit of a haul back west to get back to Inversneck; in summer it shouldn’t be a game changer decision. Wild camping is legal but is some times physical...
by Tinnishill
28 Jun 2018, 12:34pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: York Rally 2018 - hit or miss?
Replies: 12
Views: 743

Re: York Rally 2018 - hit or miss?

This year was my spouse’s first visit. The first observation she made, a few minutes after arrival, was “I hadn’t realised just how very eccentric all this was”. The summary at the end of the weekend was “you couldn’t call this exciting, but it is all very, very, amiable.” If you don’t live in an ar...
by Tinnishill
22 Jun 2018, 10:18am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Changing folder chainset from 50/34 to 40/24 with braze-on FD
Replies: 25
Views: 1411

Re: Changing folder chainset from 50/34 to 40/24 with braze-on FD

I changed the gearing on my Tern Node and reported on it in this thread

viewtopic.php?f=5&t=107139&p=1060751&hilit=tern+node#p1060751


Now 18 months further down the road and it's been OK.
by Tinnishill
14 Jun 2018, 11:02am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Aviemore Youth Hostel
Replies: 8
Views: 577

Re: Aviemore Youth Hostel

It's a shed, pretty much like any shed.
by Tinnishill
14 Jun 2018, 11:00am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Drivers on phones
Replies: 3
Views: 419

Drivers on phones

by Tinnishill
21 Mar 2018, 11:38am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Blood Pressure after a ride
Replies: 23
Views: 1414

Re: Blood Pressure after a ride

About the salt and BP thing. There has been an interesting chat about that on Radio 4, which can still be heard at,

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08n2ltq
by Tinnishill
29 Dec 2017, 11:37am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Missing cyclist off the A82
Replies: 25
Views: 5565

Re: Missing cyclist off the A82

Police Scotland have another appeal out,

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-t ... l-42492559
by Tinnishill
25 Nov 2017, 9:14pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Sept 2018 trip to Arran/Islay/Mull
Replies: 19
Views: 1752

Re: Sept 2018 trip to Arran/Islay/Mull

"The Earth belongs unto the Lord, and all that it contains, except the ferries of the Isles, for they are all MacBraynes" It is worth having a look at the Calmac summer timetable, it operates early May to late September. Some of the boats run less than daily. Ardrossan-Campbletown and Kenn...