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by jonbott
21 May 2013, 7:37am
Forum: On the road
Topic: damn I`m getting old!
Replies: 5
Views: 841

Re: damn I`m getting old!

how on earth do those doing long rides towing a fully laden trailer get up the hills?I was riding up the long hill from the school at 4mph,trying to get up to 5...could a very good way to get fit :)
good job I didn`t have our other dog,she weighs about 30kg and the trailer is steel :shock:
by jonbott
20 May 2013, 9:59pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Who's driving the increase in Cassette cog numbers?
Replies: 134
Views: 5335

Re: Who's driving the increase in Cassette cog numbers?

now obviously I`m way behind the times....the local bikeshop came out to look at my 7speed block :oops: as I said they don`t do more than 8 do they :roll:
by jonbott
20 May 2013, 9:54pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: damn I`m getting old!
Replies: 5
Views: 841

damn I`m getting old!

decided in my foolishness to take our dog in her trailer on the school run today
damn it was hard!
not sure if it`ll be a `daily` ride!lol
by jonbott
20 May 2013, 2:09pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: ASL's
Replies: 30
Views: 4137

Re: ASL's

ASL's are only half the requirement. What we need is a "cyclist" phase on the traffic lights, so that riders assembled in the ASL can be off and away down the road, before the cars behind get going. Without this, ASL's are pointless and counter-productive. They just put the cyclists in th...
by jonbott
12 May 2013, 7:31pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Got the police coming out...
Replies: 20
Views: 2242

Re: Got the police coming out...

local radio station has an afternoon phone in the bloke that airs it dislike cyclists and dogs,he had a bloke ring in and say `cyclists shouldn`t be on the road` :roll: when programs like this are on the radio how do we expect anybody to give us space had an idiot overtake me on my ride home today a...
by jonbott
12 May 2013, 5:26pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: towing a bike?
Replies: 14
Views: 723

Re: towing a bike?

Isn't there a fence or signpost to lock it up to? If not at school, maybe nearby? I guess locking it to the school gates probably wouldn't be acceptable? :wink: Do you have a trailer? I've bungied a bike to our trailer a couple of times. I expect that if I did it regularly, I could work out a syste...
by jonbott
11 May 2013, 10:17am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: towing a bike?
Replies: 14
Views: 723

towing a bike?

my daughter has decided to cycle home from school,the issue is,there`s nowhere at her school to keep a bike undercover or secure,so I was thinking of cycling to her school towing her bike,anyone know of such a thing?not a trailgator as its a specialized hotrock so no headtube to attch one to... I ca...
by jonbott
4 May 2013, 8:48pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycling in Devon?
Replies: 21
Views: 2525

Re: Cycling in Devon?

used to do the minhead Randonee back in my yoof :) lovely area,a few hills
I remember my gf dragging our tandem up them 8)
by jonbott
30 Apr 2013, 8:53pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Had to rant - people who 'need' a car
Replies: 52
Views: 2537

Re: Had to rant - people who 'need' a car

my nearest shop is 2 miles away,but 30mins on foot via a footpath but...we have no bus service to speak of here,my first job is easy to cycle to but my second job is now a hospital ward and they closed it and moved the patients 30miles away,don`t think my fitness or the time constrains would allow m...
by jonbott
10 Mar 2013, 8:21am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycle Lanes & Parking
Replies: 18
Views: 1807

Re: Cycle Lanes & Parking

There is a hill I walk up, on the pavement, most nights that has a cycle lane in the usual place but tonight the cycle lane had a car parked half in it and half on the pavement. The car ended up with a rub mark from an Ortlieb pannier cause there wasn't enough space left by the driver. what a pity :)
by jonbott
9 Mar 2013, 11:25pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycle Lanes & Parking
Replies: 18
Views: 1807

Re: Cycle Lanes & Parking

our local `cycle lanes` :roll: have been lost in repatching the roads...they`re a joke anyway,cars park in them all the time :roll:
by jonbott
6 Mar 2013, 9:49pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Need for a public information campaign?
Replies: 14
Views: 749

Re: Need for a public information campaign?

However back in real life, by the time all the relevant "safety" organisations and politicians have had their input, it will end up as just a short video telling cyclists how important it is to wear a helmet at all times. And shown in the small hours on TV channels nobody watches (which i...
by jonbott
5 Mar 2013, 8:14am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Knocked off this morning
Replies: 90
Views: 5073

Re: Knocked off this morning

and taxi fares as your bike was off the road..
by jonbott
26 Feb 2013, 2:57pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Good workplace cycle storage
Replies: 20
Views: 1894

Re: Good workplace cycle storage

I work at a local hospital and they have bike sheds that you can padlock,unfortunatley loads of staff cycle once,pinch a shed,then never ride again...when I work there,often find my padlock is gone due to being chopped off(i don`t work there all the time)the sheds are falling to bits and nobody seem...
by jonbott
26 Feb 2013, 1:43pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Book on bike maintenance
Replies: 18
Views: 2578

Re: Book on bike maintenance

Swallow wrote:Don't forget, there are a lot of cycle maintenance videos on the internet. These can be very useful.

yea I used some of those 8)
still trying to get to grips with the moden stuff