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by Cunobelin
24 Nov 2007, 8:57pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: The Institute of Advanced Cycling
Replies: 76
Views: 9688

I used a disused railway track today that leads off road for about 4 miles almost into Gosport Town Centre. The bad news is that I cannot travel at 20 - 25 mph, as it has dogs, children and pedestrians on it. It is busy and on several occasions I had to take some avoiding action to allow for others....
by Cunobelin
24 Nov 2007, 8:18pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: The Institute of Advanced Cycling
Replies: 76
Views: 9688

I'd be terrified to ride alongside cars limited to 20mph - 90% of the drivers would be staring at their speedos most of the time. Ben Another one for the "blank dashboard" then? If a single dial that requires a short glance is so dangerous, just how do these drivers cope with heaters, ste...
by Cunobelin
23 Nov 2007, 6:48pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Ride Bath to Bristol & Back
Replies: 12
Views: 1826

This was our first ever "Cycle Tour"! Some fifteen years ago, when I was trying to convince my wife that cycle touring was an option for us, she was reluctant. A friend of ours who was part of the original "Saddlebag" group that pioneered this route recommended it as a trip. So I...
by Cunobelin
23 Nov 2007, 6:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Calling Paul Smith SRCC,Moultons
Replies: 8
Views: 1226

Please

Please

Please

Reassure me that it wasn't Paul (Road safety expert and speeding advocate) Smith.......
by Cunobelin
20 Nov 2007, 7:41pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Motorists face stricter law on speed offences
Replies: 69
Views: 9989

Regression to the mean is a red herring used to discredit the data.

The system now has sufficient data to make this unneccessary and it is only the early data that used this.

This is conveniently forgotten!
by Cunobelin
19 Nov 2007, 9:22pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Relaxed (flat!) cycling holiday - where would you go?
Replies: 20
Views: 2102

Depending on your historical bias... At Woodhall Spa is the "Petwood Hotel" where you can sit and have a cream tea in the Officers Mess of 617 Squadron, and there are also memorials to the men and the Dam Busters operation in the town. Also if you pass through Norwich, keep an eye out for ...
by Cunobelin
18 Nov 2007, 10:54pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Relaxed (flat!) cycling holiday - where would you go?
Replies: 20
Views: 2102

This should explain: http://www.cycle-n-sleep.co.uk/elevation/elevhull.htm Remembering that the scale here is a maximum height of 150 metres, and that only a couple of points arise above 75 metres - it is not a problem - I simply wanted to be honest about the route. http://www.cycle-n-sleep.co.uk/ri...
by Cunobelin
18 Nov 2007, 8:37pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bicycle touring photography
Replies: 6
Views: 1537

Same here with the ad..

The connection could be misconstrued and "suggestive" though!
by Cunobelin
18 Nov 2007, 8:35pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: London to Thatcham via Thames, the parks, and the canal
Replies: 7
Views: 1296

Try a good local book shop or even Waterstones or Methuens, these maps are often stocked.

The good news is also that "escape routes" are multiple and varied with stations along the route.
by Cunobelin
18 Nov 2007, 8:31pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Will it be Cyclists next?
Replies: 5
Views: 1616

Just guessing........................ Many of these decisions are made due to "asthetic" rather than practical reasons. Many of the Indian cities are banning Rickshaws as they givethe impression of a "Poor" non-motorised transport system, and Taxis give a better impression.
by Cunobelin
18 Nov 2007, 8:07pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Relaxed (flat!) cycling holiday - where would you go?
Replies: 20
Views: 2102

I have done the Hull - Harwich on a Street Machine, with trailer, and it is fine, but NOT flat! The Lincoln end has some hills, but nothing too major.There is a rough section at the start of the Marriott Way which would cause problems for a Trike, but again not a big problem. Lots to see, form small...
by Cunobelin
18 Nov 2007, 8:03am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: London to Thatcham via Thames, the parks, and the canal
Replies: 7
Views: 1296

There are problems here. The closest you are going to get to a pre-planned route is the Sutrans "Thames Valley" aa far as Reading and transfer to the "Severn and Thames" route. See http://www.cycle-n-sleep.co.uk for an outline and http://www.sustrans.org.uk/default.asp?sID=109566...
by Cunobelin
17 Nov 2007, 7:44am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Helmet Lights - are they legal?
Replies: 19
Views: 3229

This'll open a whole new can of worms. Crash helmets are smooth allowing them to slide in any fall. It is my understanding that fixing things like viking horns, piggy ears and wigs to motorcycle helmets is illegal beacaue of the possibility of these additions snagging the road so wrenching the head...
by Cunobelin
16 Nov 2007, 10:02pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Motorists face stricter law on speed offences
Replies: 69
Views: 9989

Short and sweet.... The whole safety on the road scenario is based on the contract between users. I can only predict your actions if you act responsibly and legally - that is what you should accept and comply with when you go on to the road system. Breaches of this contract from speeding to failing ...
by Cunobelin
16 Nov 2007, 9:56pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Union Canal (Edinburgh to Glasgow) - really, really dark
Replies: 4
Views: 1084

This is NOT a "Lecture" so please don't take it the wrong way. I personally take responsibility in these cases by fitting suitable lights. At present I use an HID off road system from Hope, because that is exactly what you are doing. There are reasonable lights for this type of riding at a...