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by atlas_shrugged
17 May 2017, 6:14pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Car parking in Portsmouth
Replies: 8
Views: 3628

Re: Car parking in Portsmouth

Treat yourself to a night in a hotel. I think I stayed at the Portsmouth Hilton. From there it was a short (20mins) ride to the ferry. Beware of Portsmouth taxi drivers though - complete maniacs. The hotel was very good and allowed parking free for 1 week.
by atlas_shrugged
15 May 2017, 8:38pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Free drinking water - what are your rights?
Replies: 93
Views: 18197

Re: Free drinking water - what are your rights?

Can agree with the difficulty of getting water in Belgium. I had just finished a 100km and was explaining in a restaurant my fondness of big jugs of water and was getting nowhere. So pointing to a carafe and asking for it to be full of water - it came back full of wine!!!
by atlas_shrugged
15 May 2017, 8:08pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: "Minimise the time with a mix of human-driven & driverless cars"
Replies: 22
Views: 10386

Re: "Minimise the time with a mix of human-driven & driverless cars"

In 2015 at a velomobile seminar in Austria one of the presenters had a good suggestion. This was that driverless capability should first be introduced with Ultra Light Vehicles i.e. with velomobiles. The reason is because they are so much lighter their destructive kinetic energy, should they go gaga...
by atlas_shrugged
9 May 2017, 2:29pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Best Puncture resistant tyre
Replies: 9
Views: 2895

Re: Best Puncture resistant tyre

Schwalbe Marathon Plus is the best in my experience for puncture resistance (and it has tread) although the OP has found these split.
by atlas_shrugged
9 May 2017, 2:23pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: BHPC race - 2nd round
Replies: 3
Views: 6995

Re: BHPC race - 2nd round

Some nice videos reporting on this event:

https://youtu.be/BIcdTqUDjxU

https://en-gb.facebook.com/jaycee.koh/v ... 281157061/

It was nice to see the riders who came over from Belgium. Also big respect to the riders who cycled in AND raced!
by atlas_shrugged
7 May 2017, 2:27pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: How we are perceived & Mob mentality
Replies: 29
Views: 10415

Re: How we are perceived & Mob mentality

That is a terrible story. It goes under the category of 'no good deed goes unpunished'. I need to weep and can believe your version of events. Get the local press to shame these idiots who did nothing to help this old man. There are certainly streets in my town where ambulance men will not attend wi...
by atlas_shrugged
3 May 2017, 10:30pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Parliamentary cycling group road justice report
Replies: 10
Views: 6724

Re: Parliamentary cycling group road justice report

I have not read all the report in detail yet. It looks a good report to me. They seemed to have missed a trick in their list of recommendations: Presumed Liability At a stroke this improves driver behaviour as I have seen myself by driving behaviour of French drivers towards cyclists. This would cos...
by atlas_shrugged
2 May 2017, 7:04pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Hillingdon 1 - BHPC first race
Replies: 12
Views: 7079

Re: Hillingdon 1 - BHPC first race

@Bob completely correct. Or to put your point another way. These cycles can not be used on the road because of motor vehicles. Ride one of these on a windy day with a lorry doing a punishment pass and you would be toast. Not the fault of HPVs but with our obsession with motor vehicles.
by atlas_shrugged
2 May 2017, 11:31am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Hillingdon 1 - BHPC first race
Replies: 12
Views: 7079

Re: Hillingdon 1 - BHPC first race

This rider and HPV averaged 34.7 mph for a 30 min race around a twisty track at Hillingdon with a slight hill. So to hit 38mph for large parts of the track was easily feasible. This would be real mph. The same rider last year at Sloten Park, Amsterdam rode at a faster average speed for 6 hours than ...
by atlas_shrugged
1 May 2017, 7:36pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Hillingdon 1 - BHPC first race
Replies: 12
Views: 7079

Re: Hillingdon 1 - BHPC first race

Here is the current world HPV champion making it look rather easy at Hillingdon:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDpRJcpikfk
by atlas_shrugged
26 Apr 2017, 9:39am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: BHPC race - 2nd round
Replies: 3
Views: 6995

BHPC race - 2nd round

The BHPC 2nd race this season is at Redbridge Cycling Centre IG6 3HP
30-Apr-17 registration 10:00am races start after 11:00am
Spectators are free
Non-members very welcome to race but must have helmet and a chainring guard for any sticky-out bits at the front
by atlas_shrugged
18 Apr 2017, 5:15pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Lorries, potholes, and the campaign to smear cycling
Replies: 8
Views: 6879

Re: Lorries, potholes, and the campaign to smear cycling

These are excellent points.

How much are lorries paying for Vehicle E. D. is it 138000 times what car users are paying?
Also why are lorries allowed that only see about 60% of the road?
by atlas_shrugged
2 Apr 2017, 11:20pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Hillingdon 1 - BHPC first race
Replies: 12
Views: 7079

Re: Hillingdon 1 - BHPC first race

Mike Burrows will be there signing copies of his latest book: From Bicycle to Superbike.
by atlas_shrugged
26 Mar 2017, 11:59am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Hillingdon 1 - BHPC first race
Replies: 12
Views: 7079

Re: Hillingdon 1 - BHPC first race

Car parking is good and free right next to the cycle club house. If you get there early ~10:00am then you will have a choice of spaces.
by atlas_shrugged
25 Mar 2017, 10:47am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Larger wheels ????????? I must be old
Replies: 30
Views: 1156

Re: Larger wheels ????????? I must be old

Just a plea for folks like myself that know little about cycle mechanics to also use the ERTO size to nail down the actual wheel size being talked about. In this thread there is reference to a 700c tyre being 29". But I also know from a thread on a German velomobile forum I am following that 70...