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by Phileas
12 Nov 2015, 4:18pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Stop Line Bandits : What to do?
Replies: 41
Views: 2341

Re: Stop Line Bandits : What to do?

tykeboy2003 wrote:
Phileas wrote:I like to think that an element of unpredictability helps.


No I didn't. :shock:
by Phileas
11 Nov 2015, 7:34pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Stop Line Bandits : What to do?
Replies: 41
Views: 2341

Re: Stop Line Bandits : What to do?

This is one of my bugbears. I get it here most evenings https://goo.gl/maps/PKZcTYfAuA12 , where cars often keep rolling onto the roundabout as I come round heading east.
by Phileas
11 Nov 2015, 6:50pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: upper body exersice
Replies: 35
Views: 1854

Re: upper body exersice

Pull ups, ring dips, push ups and inverted ring rows all of which I can make harder with weights or, in the case of push ups, different hand positions. I do a few sets of each a couple of times a week. I try to avoid doing "sessions" so, for example, the push ups can be done while "wa...
by Phileas
26 Oct 2015, 9:13pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycling Autumn in UK-Bristol/West country-How wet is it?
Replies: 17
Views: 1208

Re: Cycling Autumn in UK-Bristol/West country-How wet is it?

I've commuted in Bristol for 20 years. I don't personally consider the weather here to be.particularly wet.

Mudguards are essential for utility cycling.

Waterproofs are always slightly problematic. When it rains it's usually mild, in which case waterproofs tend to be too warm
by Phileas
22 Oct 2015, 7:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Post a photo of your commuter
Replies: 29
Views: 2457

Re: Post a photo of your commuter

Genesis Day One Disc with Hebie Chainglider
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by Phileas
14 Oct 2015, 7:59pm
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: Wot no helmet?
Replies: 9
Views: 713

Wot no helmet?

I've just been watching a BBC2 programme, Grand Tours of the Scottish Islands, and couldn't help noticing the presenter cycling with surprisingly little head protection.
by Phileas
13 Oct 2015, 6:29pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Cycle training plans
Replies: 5
Views: 614

Re: Cycle training plans

IMHO, cycle commuting is an ideal way to increase fitness because it saves having to set aside time for exercise and also it's easier to motivate yourself. Ideally, you want a hill or two on the route but if not you could include a few "sprint" sections to get your heart rate up. (Obviousl...
by Phileas
11 Oct 2015, 1:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Winter tyres
Replies: 8
Views: 339

Re: Winter tyres

I use Schwalbe Marathon Winter studded tyres, but only on my standby bike when it's icy (not when it's just a bit frosty).

I wouldn't want to use them all the time due to the roiling weight, resistance and noise.
by Phileas
30 Sep 2015, 5:37pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Best winter Gloves?
Replies: 18
Views: 2387

Re: Best winter Gloves?

Now that I'm commuting on a single speed bike I can use mittens without having the problem of gear changing with STI levers. :)
by Phileas
27 Sep 2015, 6:43pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Have you ever got home and gone back out again?
Replies: 19
Views: 1298

Re: Have you ever got home and gone back out again?

I once got to work on a Monday and discovered I'd forgotten my trousers so I cycled home and back again (7 miles each way).

I keep a spare pair at work now. :oops:
by Phileas
22 Sep 2015, 6:27pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycle clothing?
Replies: 38
Views: 3064

Re: Cycle clothing?

Leg and arm warmers are a bit of a strange kit IMHO. They don't make sense for commuting I take it. I mean if it's cold you wear long sleeves/legs, if not short as you're not going for a long way. In the spring and autumn it's often cold in the morning and warm in the afternoon, so they make perfec...
by Phileas
21 Sep 2015, 6:52pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Gwynedd CC proposal to close Barmouth Bridge to cyclists
Replies: 77
Views: 10608

Re: Gwynedd CC proposal to close Barmouth Bridge to cyclists

I believe the problem may be that since it was reopened there has been no toll. Therefore putting an automatic toll machine in at £1 would seem to be the solution... Especially given that taking the train between the stations at either end is £2. I read on the Walkers Forum that there' was a toll u...
by Phileas
17 Jul 2015, 8:43am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Self Driving cars may be too deferential!
Replies: 98
Views: 13216

Re: Self Driving cars may be too deferential!

For me, ubiquitous taxibots are the ideal endpoint of the driverless revolution, so, off the top of my head, it could be made illegal for private cars to be sent on passengerless journeys to prevent the above situation. Alternatively there could be a new tax. There might need to be restrictions on h...
by Phileas
10 Jul 2015, 8:02pm
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: The helmets thing
Replies: 148
Views: 4720

Re: So......this helmets thing

Ask her why she doesn't wear a full-face helmet - after all it must give much more protection... A few months ago on my commute home, a bloke in a van seemed keen to tell me something and I rode along next to his window as he talked. First he expressed concerned surprise at my not wearing a helmet ...