Hi all, A couple of points (1) I used to play golf, medallist with the UB40 Golf Society. But whilst out cycling I got almost wiped out by a Bin lorry, SMIDSY! Outcome shattered clavicle and impacted shoulder joint. The shoulder functions like a totally shot bottom-bracket unit
. So no more golf for me.
(2) Used to be a Harrier, 1 hour for 10 miles, 1h 14min for 1/2 marathon, so could easily speed up for a late appointment. Then came rather extensive internal surgery, stroke, brain tumour et al, so no more running!
Still I had my 5 tricycles, but after all of the above my expectations exceeded my ability. SWMBO got worrd that my energy store would desert me whilst awheel, so I put a Bafang Motor on my No1 trike.
Well it weighed a ton, needed my undivided attention or the auto shut-off would cut in, usually when needed most
Upshot? I took the ruddy motor & half ton of battery off, reverted to total leg power which = enjoyment restored
More smile than grimaces appear on my face, nirvana.
What is really needed to make cycling more acceptable for newbies? Well a proper understanding of your common or garden pedal cycle, leading to proper use of variable gears!Check out the level of ignorance, yes they know Shimano, but not how to use such equipment. How mny times do us addicts have to rescue the ignorant from their folly??? TTFN MM