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by Ben Lovejoy
30 Oct 2007, 11:10am
Forum: Cycling UK Member Groups and Affiliates
Topic: Essex DA
Replies: 33
Views: 117879

Many thanks for that. Just had a look on a map, and that all looks good. I'm in Shotgate, so the East Hanningfield route is equally accessible to me. I'll map it out for the GPS, then all I'll need is a bike! (I'm hopefully going to see DTek next week.) Looking at the GPS routes linked from the site...
by Ben Lovejoy
29 Oct 2007, 9:20pm
Forum: Cycling UK Member Groups and Affiliates
Topic: Essex DA
Replies: 33
Views: 117879

Can anyone recommend some quiet routes around Wickford? The only cycling I've done in the last five years has been a short commute on a Brompton, so I'll need to start with short routes (5-10 miles) and build up from there. I'm almost certainly getting a trike recumbent, if that has any bearing on r...
by Ben Lovejoy
29 Oct 2007, 7:08pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Introductions - tell us about yourself
Replies: 1123
Views: 326620

That's ok, Shirley. :-)
by Ben Lovejoy
29 Oct 2007, 3:55pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Introductions - tell us about yourself
Replies: 1123
Views: 326620

I saw a few, just seemed they might be outnumbered by those of the Cars Are Evil school ... !

Ben
by Ben Lovejoy
29 Oct 2007, 2:59pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Introductions - tell us about yourself
Replies: 1123
Views: 326620

My real name: Ben Lovejoy Age: 44 Occupation: Technology research & photography Bikes/Cycling: Last proper bike was a Dawes Super Galaxy six years ago. Had a Brompton T5 for the past 5 years, recently sold when I set up my own business and no longer needed to commute. Currently looking at recumb...
by Ben Lovejoy
29 Oct 2007, 1:12pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Punched by irate driver
Replies: 156
Views: 24769

Most motorists are more patient than we give them credit for and will wait behind you. When I move over (once it is safe) I always give a thumbs up, and very often receive a little wave back. This is my experience too. For the past few years, I've cycled to/from my local train station on a Brompton...
by Ben Lovejoy
29 Oct 2007, 2:42am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: The Reluctant Folder
Replies: 42
Views: 10897

Bromptons are all about fast folding/unfolding (well under 20 seconds when you get the hang of it) and tiny folded space. The steering is quick, but they are fine for riding a few miles around London. I absolutely loved my T5 when I commuted to work (mix of a few miles of cycling and train). I work ...
by Ben Lovejoy
28 Oct 2007, 3:09pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: pedestrianised area
Replies: 14
Views: 2254

Hehe. Never found it an issue at those speeds.

I can only think of one occasion when I've had to unexpectedly brake in a pedestrianised area, and that was when a dog ran across in front of me.

Ben
by Ben Lovejoy
28 Oct 2007, 2:25pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: pedestrianised area
Replies: 14
Views: 2254

To me, this is all about commonsense: pedestrians and bikes can usually share pedestrianised areas quite safely if the riders are being sensible about it. As for cycling with one hand on the bars and one hand on the radio, again I don't see an issue at low speed: I've never ridden a bike that I can'...