More cycling? Less motoring?

Do you want more cycling?

Poll ended at 3 Apr 2019, 9:54am

Transfer from car to cycle, yes!
16
57%
Train/bus -> cycle, yes!
0
No votes
Better less motring not more cycling
2
7%
Yes, even with TDC
5
18%
No, there is plenty already
0
No votes
Not if TDC is involved
0
No votes
NIMBY!
1
4%
No
2
7%
Yes
2
7%
Don't know/no opinion (yet)
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 28

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More cycling? Less motoring?

Postby brynpoeth » 23 Feb 2019, 8:54am

One often hears and reads experts calling for "more cycling", I suspect they usually mean they favour trips being transferred/upgraded from motor to cycle. It would be great if they used a few more words to make this clear
Or do they mean bus/train/walk -> cycle upgrade, or new trips altogether?
Big cycling events often involve TDC, the tragedy of drive-cycling, one might drive 200 miles to cycle 100

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Re: More cycling? Less motoring?

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 23 Feb 2019, 10:11am

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TDC? There are so many.
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Re: More cycling? Less motoring?

Postby flat tyre » 23 Feb 2019, 11:20am

What is TDC?

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Re: More cycling? Less motoring?

Postby brynpoeth » 23 Feb 2019, 11:21am

flat tyre wrote:What is TDC?

Tragedy of drive-cycling
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Re: More cycling? Less motoring?

Postby Mick F » 23 Feb 2019, 12:32pm

Can't answer it properly.
I think it's impossible were we live except for Yes even with TDC ........ so I ticked that.
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Re: More cycling? Less motoring?

Postby De Sisti » 23 Feb 2019, 1:45pm

What's going to happen with the results? If nothing, then it's a waste of time, as it's a case
of preaching to the converted. :roll:

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Re: More cycling? Less motoring?

Postby brynpoeth » 23 Feb 2019, 1:52pm

De Sisti wrote:What's going to happen with the results? If nothing, then it's a waste of time, as it's a case
of preaching to the converted. :roll:

Depends what the results are, I was pleased with my porridge poll, confirmed my prejudices :wink:
I certainly do not want more people cycling in the quiet areas where I like to ride, last weekend there was a bit of sun, had to alert a couple of groups of riders going the other way so they singled out, danger of danger
Likewise in town, until there is a lot more space, taken from motors of course
..
More walking might be good, very few people walk from A to B, even 2-3 km
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Re: More cycling? Less motoring?

Postby vincent0 » 23 Feb 2019, 5:35pm

No, really, what is TDC?

Thanks.

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Re: More cycling? Less motoring?

Postby RickH » 23 Feb 2019, 5:58pm

vincent0 wrote:No, really, what is TDC?

Thanks.

Top Dead Centre isn't it? The point where you adjust the tappet space on your engine, usually a few degrees before TDC. :lol:

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Re: More cycling? Less motoring?

Postby tatanab » 23 Feb 2019, 6:29pm

vincent0 wrote:No, really, what is TDC?

Thanks.

To a cyclist it means T D Cross (Thomas D Cross) a maker of headsets and bottom brackets a few decades ago.

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Re: More cycling? Less motoring?

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 23 Feb 2019, 9:24pm

Hi,
RickH wrote:
vincent0 wrote:No, really, what is TDC?

Thanks.

Top Dead Centre isn't it? The point where you adjust the tappet space on your engine, usually a few degrees before TDC. :lol:

Probably ignition timing, but some motors have unusual non tdc clearance check.
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Re: More cycling? Less motoring?

Postby paddler » 23 Feb 2019, 9:34pm

RickH wrote:
vincent0 wrote:No, really, what is TDC?

Thanks.

Top Dead Centre isn't it? The point where you adjust the tappet space on your engine, usually a few degrees before TDC. :lol:


Seem to remember using a dial gauge on my CB175 many years (decades! :shock:) ago for this - or would it have been for the timing with the points? Ugh, points!

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Re: More cycling? Less motoring?

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 24 Feb 2019, 12:35am

Hi,
paddler wrote:
RickH wrote:
vincent0 wrote:No, really, what is TDC?

Thanks.

Top Dead Centre isn't it? The point where you adjust the tappet space on your engine, usually a few degrees before TDC. :lol:


Seem to remember using a dial gauge on my CB175 many years (decades! :shock:) ago for this - or would it have been for the timing with the points? Ugh, points!

I had a CB175 too :)
They had timing marks on crank rotor and cam for chain, so I don't think you ever needed a DTI.
A strobe would be needed pointing at the crank rotor IIRC for better timing, but just manual set up was normally ok.
I still have the manual so I might take a peek.

Yep got the manual, strobe as I tried it, was a waste of time, wet sump meant that if you ran the engine with the rotor cover off you got a eyeful of oil mist :P
Blew off my mates starfire he did not like that, he tuned the engine and it would rattle even more.
Wasn't the fact that his bike was british it was more being left behind by a smaller bike.
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Re: More cycling? Less motoring?

Postby brynpoeth » 24 Feb 2019, 7:36am

tatanab wrote:
vincent0 wrote:No, really, what is TDC?

Thanks.

To a cyclist it means T D Cross (Thomas D Cross) a maker of headsets and bottom brackets a few decades ago.

Top dead centre
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I suggest TTDC for The tragedy of drive-cycling, to avoid confusion :(

I started a vocab thread for definitions of new/rare words and abbreviations
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Re: More cycling? Less motoring?

Postby flat tyre » 24 Feb 2019, 8:01am

I'm not sure how it can be a tragedy. If taking your bike by car means you can get to pleasant cycling country then why is this a tragedy?