Improving prformance in elderly.

Cyril Haearn
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Re: Improving prformance in elderly.

Postby Cyril Haearn » 24 Jun 2020, 5:20pm

Oh dear, more naysaying I fear:

Saw an e-bike magazine in the food store today, featured article about ebikes for children, 4-6 years old
Could be the end of cycling as we know it if that takes on, I doubt that many would upgrade to conventional cycling

I shall try to go back and scan read the article. I fear the trade shall push ebikes for children too, because they cost so much. And are outgrown in a couple of years
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When driving I should be very wary if I found myself following a vehicle with a cycle on the back. Often they are fastened with bungees that can give or snap
Or several cycles are on the rack, looks very dangerous
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Re: Improving prformance in elderly.

Postby reohn2 » 24 Jun 2020, 6:17pm

Cyril
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Re: Improving prformance in elderly.

Postby Oldjohnw » 24 Jun 2020, 6:19pm

It is illegal for anyone under the age of 14 to ride an ebike on the road (in the UK).

There is nothing new about children riding powered bikes off road. It happened even when I was a youngster. And I've driven tens of thousands of miles with bike racks and bikes without mishap. Which is I suspect the case generally.
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Re: Improving prformance in elderly.

Postby djnotts » 24 Jun 2020, 6:26pm

Oldjohnw wrote:It is illegal for anyone under the age of 14 to ride an ebike on the road (in the UK).

There is nothing new about children riding powered bikes off road. It happened even when I was a youngster.


Or even on road! My mate was banned until he was 21 by time we were 15. Tiger cub wearing 3 different reg numbers was great fun around Stockport when i was excused games following an appendectomy.

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Re: Improving prformance in elderly.

Postby Cyril Haearn » 24 Jun 2020, 6:41pm

Quite possibly many of this parish are careful using racks on cars
Quite possibly many occasional users, casual cyclists, are not
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Re: Improving prformance in elderly.

Postby Bikes`n`guns » 24 Jun 2020, 11:46pm

Jeez I really hope I'm still averaging 15kp/h at 79.

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Re: Improving prformance in elderly.

Postby Antbrewer » 25 Jun 2020, 8:59am

My goodness me Cyril I have to totally agree with reohn regarding your outlook on cycling and the common sense of folk both cyclists and motorists.
If you didn't look after your car it would not work and in the same way those with racks etc tend to attach them to their vehicles carefully and properly to ensure their bikes are safe.etc etc.

Lighten up Cyril.

Bikes'n' guns. Yes 15kp/h is great at 79 with or without the aid of assistance. They are out in the countryside, getting exercise and enjoying themselves on a road or a path. Perfect.

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Re: Improving prformance in elderly.

Postby Cyril Haearn » 25 Jun 2020, 9:03am

I am a realist and a dreamer
Truth is, most motorists and most cyclists can not read, just observe how many do not heed STOP signs

I should not want to expose my beloved cycle to the elements, I just take one or both wheels off and put it inside the vehicle. Saves a lot of fuel too
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I guess I am lucky too, I am quite old, and quite fit
Someone was willing to let me try his ebike but I did not try it, just have no need, I can go too fast without a motor. Although I am very open to trying and understanding new things, I did not take a test ride. Besides, I was concerned about insurance as noted elsewhere (lending a cycle)
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Re: Improving prformance in elderly.

Postby djnotts » 25 Jun 2020, 9:11am

Old, fit and can afford a car? Yes, certainly qualify as "lucky". How come your bike is protected from the elements? Do you not ride in the rain?

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Re: Improving prformance in elderly.

Postby Oldjohnw » 25 Jun 2020, 9:15am

It's absolutely fine for Cyril to do it his way. And for the rest of us to do it our way, however that is.

PS it is important to have some facts ckear. You go as fast as you determine, with or without a motor. No-one or nothing else dictates that. It is in your hands. A motor does not make you go faster that you want to go: it is your choice entirely.
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Re: Improving prformance in elderly.

Postby Cyril Haearn » 25 Jun 2020, 9:17am

Rich enough too, but not as rich as many on these fora
I wait for good weather, in summer I like to go out late in the gloaming, don't mind getting wet
dj, I think you do not use an ebike, right?
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Re: Improving prformance in elderly.

Postby Cyril Haearn » 25 Jun 2020, 9:19am

Oldjohnw wrote:It's absolutely fine for Cyril to do it his way. And for the rest of us to do it our way, however that is.

Opinions are divided about TDC, the tragedy of drive-cycling
I don't bother driving, I ride the same routes again and again, weather and colours change constantly
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Re: Improving prformance in elderly.

Postby Oldjohnw » 25 Jun 2020, 9:20am

Cyril Haearn wrote:
Oldjohnw wrote:It's absolutely fine for Cyril to do it his way. And for the rest of us to do it our way, however that is.

Opinions are divided about TDC, the tragedy of drive-cycling
I don't bother driving, I ride the same routes again and again, weather and colours change constantly


I thought you said you put your bike in the car. Obviously I misread.
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Re: Improving prformance in elderly.

Postby Cyril Haearn » 25 Jun 2020, 9:23am

Oldjohnw wrote:
Cyril Haearn wrote:
Oldjohnw wrote:It's absolutely fine for Cyril to do it his way. And for the rest of us to do it our way, however that is.

Opinions are divided about TDC, the tragedy of drive-cycling
I don't bother driving, I ride the same routes again and again, weather and colours change constantly


I thought you said you put your bike in the car. Obviously I misread.

I used to, no more. No car :wink:

Am I the only one who thinks ebikes for kiddies (mentioned above) are crazy?
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Re: Improving prformance in elderly.

Postby Oldjohnw » 25 Jun 2020, 9:26am

Cyril Haearn wrote:
Oldjohnw wrote:
Cyril Haearn wrote:Opinions are divided about TDC, the tragedy of drive-cycling
I don't bother driving, I ride the same routes again and again, weather and colours change constantly


I thought you said you put your bike in the car. Obviously I misread.

I used to, no more. No car :wink:

Am I the only one who thinks ebikes for kiddies (mentioned above) are crazy?


Already replied. It is illegal.

This suggested present tense:

I should not want to expose my beloved cycle to the elements, I just take one or both wheels off and put it inside the vehicle. Saves a lot of fuel too
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