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by Username
2 Jul 2018, 1:18pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: An intro: I'm New to Cycling
Replies: 11
Views: 681

Re: An intro: I'm New to Cycling

Be aware of any one who shows an interest in your bike incase they try to steal it. Is happening more in London these days This. Stopped at a burger van once. I was complimented on my bike and was asked how much it cost and where I live. I felt like telling them to **** off. Potential criminal acti...
by Username
2 Jul 2018, 4:50am
Forum: On the road
Topic: An intro: I'm New to Cycling
Replies: 11
Views: 681

Re: An intro: I'm New to Cycling

Be aware of any one who shows an interest in your bike incase they try to steal it. Is happening more in London these days This. Stopped at a burger van once. I was complimented on my bike and was asked how much it cost and where I live. I felt like telling them to **** off. Potential criminal acti...
by Username
26 Jun 2018, 12:51pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Using a 50x11 I need to be doing at least 40mph
Replies: 35
Views: 2129

Re: Using a 50x11 I need to be doing at least 40mph

Even switching up from the 34 to the 50 I need to be doing at least 20 mph or so. How do you work that out? I rarely get above 20mph except down hill, but in 75 miles at the weekend never once dropped off the 50 front ring. Mainly used 50 - 21 /18 / 16 occasionally 24 and rarely 28. Plenty of range...
by Username
25 Jun 2018, 11:02pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Using a 50x11 I need to be doing at least 40mph
Replies: 35
Views: 2129

Using a 50x11 I need to be doing at least 40mph

Anyone here use a 53 chainring? I imagine the gearing would be way too high for me, I'd need hydraulic legs or something. Even switching up from the 34 to the 50 I need to be doing at least 20 mph or so.

*Im actually a slug of a cyclist, the 40mph thing is downhill :cry:
by Username
19 Jun 2018, 1:57am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: How to be a fast cyclist, like really fast cyclist.
Replies: 4
Views: 315

How to be a fast cyclist, like really fast cyclist.

I think you need to think less about your bikes weight. Actually your bikes weight IS important, but not for long. In fact, before you even buy a bike, you need to go to college or university for ages. Dont know what courses you need to take but ultimately you need to become an astronaut. Once you'v...
by Username
18 Jun 2018, 7:38am
Forum: On the road
Topic: 91 Old TT'ist Killed.
Replies: 19
Views: 3013

Re: 91 Old TT'ist Killed.

Hi, Yes, very typical today that you can be charged tried guilty and get off. There is a difference (outside Daily Mail reading circles) between "getting off" and the punishment not being punitive enough for your taste. Perhaps best to read the sentencing guidelines. https://www.sentencin...
by Username
18 Jun 2018, 7:27am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Triathlete hits horse on road. Shameful!
Replies: 206
Views: 16090

Re: Triathlete hits horse on road. Shameful!

I'd post some swearing in the comments but I'm not registered.
by Username
12 Jun 2018, 5:22am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Air horn to deter pedestrians
Replies: 112
Views: 4070

Re: Air horn to deter pedestrians

Pedestrians dont have priority on the road except to complete crossing the road, usually at a junction. Peds and joggers SHOULD stick to the pavement but when they don't they become a nuisance. Pedestrians have priority in that motorised vehicle drivers are required to take action to avoid them, ie...
by Username
12 Jun 2018, 5:19am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Questions that cant be answered
Replies: 6
Views: 635

Questions that cant be answered

Such questions include: Does the universe have a limit? Does human stupidity have no limit? How far does a brand new Bugatti go without any engine oil whatsoever? Well here's what happens when you sort of mix questions 2 and 3 together: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfipRXooCTM and for those that ...
by Username
11 Jun 2018, 7:53pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Air horn to deter pedestrians
Replies: 112
Views: 4070

Re: Air horn to deter pedestrians

I haven't previously replied to this thread. Honestly, when it started, I wasn't all that inerested. I watched the video, thought 'what a ****', and that was enough for me. The use of a claxon like that with the apparent purpose to startle pedestrians is about as anti-social a thing for a cyclist t...
by Username
10 Jun 2018, 8:05am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LEJOG Offroad
Replies: 22
Views: 1473

Re: LEJOG Offroad

Welcome to the forum! :D No advice, but it has been done. I'm sure I read on here somewhere that someone had done it, plus when I did my first JOGLE, I met a chap at JOG - or was it Helmsdale? - who told me he was doing it off-road. This was back in 1994 and I don't think Sustrans existed back then...
by Username
10 Jun 2018, 8:00am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Air horn to deter pedestrians
Replies: 112
Views: 4070

Re: Air horn to deter pedestrians

I don't think debs was talking about footpaths or anything off road. So the answer to your question of where pedestrians can go for a quiet stroll is "not on a carriageway". I appreciate that many country lanes are pretty quiet, but nevertheless they are carriageways: expect motor vehicle...
by Username
9 Jun 2018, 5:04pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Air horn to deter pedestrians
Replies: 112
Views: 4070

Re: Air horn to deter pedestrians

Lol the cyclist uses a good technique, not sure I'd be brave enough to use one tho. However he does seem to use it in situations where its not needed. A lot of the pedestrians were indeed being ridiculously stupid. But why blast the horn at people already crossing or a broken down moped?
by Username
5 Jun 2018, 8:55pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: National Insurance cards
Replies: 15
Views: 1228

Re: National Insurance cards

There's a gap between losing the card and losing the number though. I wonder where my card is.... My card went west a very long time ago. My actual NI number is on my payslips aswell as in my brain*. The reason its in my brain was because of my lack of employment, and the amount of times I had to u...
by Username
5 Jun 2018, 8:45pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What might be the effects of the rapidly increasing motor vehicle fuel costs?
Replies: 132
Views: 2886

Re: This should be good news

For many people, there is little alternative to the car for the majority of journeys they have to make, so it is therefore very difficult to avoid feeling the pinch of rising pump prices. Rubbish - for many people they can't imagine an alternative - because they don't feel the pinch nearly enough. ...