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- 28 Nov 2014, 6:55pm
- Forum: Touring & Expedition
- Topic: Single Speed Freewheel Day Trips
- Replies: 13
- Views: 1336
When I lived in Worcestershire I used to ride on fixed all time, including audax rides up to 200k. Very little in the way of flat riding around there. Now that I live in the lakes the fixed bike hardly ever comes out because it's just too steep.
Perhaps it's because I got 100%, but I don't agree that the answers are wrong as they are the same as HWC, though I agree that the wording of the question is in some cases poor, but the answers are correct. If you don't believe me check the HWC for yourself
Cars are not the problem. They are a necessary part of modern life. I live in a small town in a largely rural area of the country with very poor public transport. I can and do commute by bike the 10 miles to my place of work in a neighbouring town as often as I can, but I am a hardy rider who quite ...
The road is wet for far longer than it is raining, so good full length mudguards are the best at keeping you dry. I choose what I wear depending on the forecast and I will avoid full waterproofs unless the raining hard on the way into work as I am going to have to put up with being wet for a shortis...
In my personal experience the law will do very little. 15 years ago I came off my bike as a result of mud and slurry on the road. I broke my leg very badly. The condition of the road was because a farmer regularly walked his cows for milking along the road. There were no warning signs and judging by...
- 20 Nov 2014, 8:48am
- Forum: On the road
- Topic: Undertaken - on the pavement...
- Replies: 18
- Views: 2240
There appears to be a problem with perception. Drivers often see cyclists as something that must be overtaken immediately. It's not just fast or aggressive drivers. I have been passed very dangerously by people driving very slowly, the classic being little old ladies passing on the wrong side of a s...
- 9 Nov 2014, 9:31pm
- Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
- Topic: Uncomfortably numb (hands)
- Replies: 47
- Views: 6179
I know there are people who ride with flat bars on the road and I guess they don't have problems, but I always have problems with numb hands with flat bars when riding on the road - oddly not off road. I think it is because the hand position is not particularly comfortable and you can't receive the ...
- 29 Oct 2014, 9:19pm
- Forum: On the road
- Topic: Parked cars - what do they *expect* I'm going to do.
- Replies: 25
- Views: 2807
In my Highway Code it says it is the overtaking vehicles responsibility to make sure it is clear. Having said that you should be defensive and check over your shoulder
- 25 Oct 2014, 9:21am
- Forum: Does anyone know … ?
- Topic: Cycling from work in the darks
- Replies: 45
- Views: 3266
The hazards are different at night (no one has mentioned that it is harder to see potholes) but that doesn't necessarily make it more dangerous unless you disregard these. Get good lights, wear high vis reflective clothing and ride with greater care. I enjoy riding in the dark