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Beware plastic bags!
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A low-flying plastic bag got blown into the rear wheel of my Dawes this afternoon.  It got caught in the chain, and the rear dérailleur cage was pulled up into the wheel, causing it to bend and…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by CKS Jul 7, 2015.

Forumite Spotting
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Maybe we should have a dedicated thread for this sort of thing... Spotted on Lifford LaneContinue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark Sep 20, 2015.

 

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Kim replied to LS's discussion The backlash begins
"If they put a decent surface on it then cyclists and disabled people might use it, and OMG a bike!"
Jun 20
Kim replied to Robert's discussion Meanwhile in Brussels
"The restricting parking approach seems to have been effective at reducing congestion and (though funding major improvements) increasing public transport use in…"
Jun 17
Kim replied to Robert's discussion Meanwhile in Brussels
"In a recent discussion elsewhere about the hazard that tram tracks pose to cyclists, I wrote about spending a couple of days getting lost with a bike in Ghent.  Ghent has tram tracks, which are pretty much the same as British tram tracks.…"
Jun 15
Kim commented on LS's event 'HSBC City Ride 2017'
"I thought that went quite well.  A city centre route that unlike previous attempts was long (and more importantly, wide and flat) enough to be a decent length ride without too much congestion at bottlenecks.  Plenty of stuff going on in…"
Jun 11
Kim is attending LS's event
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HSBC City Ride 2017 at Broad Street - Hagley Road

June 11, 2017 from 9am to 4pm
What used to be called SkyRide / BikeFest See More
Jun 11
Kim replied to nick bradley's discussion Being undertaken by bike. Advice please
"It's a tricky one, that I haven't really found a good solution to.  More of a hazard in London, on account of the greater numbers of commuter cyclists with more speed than road sense, but still rare enough that you don't expect…"
Jun 8
Kim replied to Robert Jones's discussion Bikes in Supermarkets
"I've only ever done it with my Brompton, which does a passable impression of a shopping basket when partially folded.  I've also done the folded-bike-in-a-trolley thing a few times. I've generally had positive reactions when…"
May 26
Kim replied to Robert Jones's discussion Scooters / Mopeds / Motorbikes in Bicycle Lanes
"In many ways, this is a symptom of cycle infrastructure that's actually worth using.  The top of Hurst Street isn't without its faults, but it's a useful piece of permeability. Personally I don't mind sharing a lane/path…"
May 26
Kim replied to LS's discussion Small Heath Bridge Closure
"Objection:  The world's longest urinal is outside Sheffield railway station.  :)"
May 17
Kim replied to Robert's discussion Big Bike Ride on Saturday April 22nd
"I (perhaps optimistically) got the impression that - at least on the subject of cycling - Street was the sort of Tory who was inclined to follow the evidence and do what would benefit businesses and yes, drivers.  Which means getting more…"
May 8
Kim replied to Robert's discussion Big Bike Ride on Saturday April 22nd
"I see both sides of this one: I'm unfortunate enough to be a naturally sweaty person.  I can't cycle a mile without working up a sweat, regardless of ambient temperature (cold weather just means the sweat makes me *cold* when I stop).…"
May 2
Kim replied to mark's discussion Where did your bike take you today?
"I was fortunate enough to be indoors for that one, but those flags don't seem very robust.  Mine survived the ride home from Canon Hill Park, only to be ripped in two by snagging on a brake cable as I transferred it from the front pocket…"
Apr 26
Kim replied to Robert's discussion Big Bike Ride on Saturday April 22nd
"Turning the M6 toll into a cycling facility sounds like an excellent idea..."
Apr 26
Kim replied to Robert's discussion Big Bike Ride on Saturday April 22nd
Apr 21
Kim replied to doug salmon's discussion Cycling and Cancer
"Alternatively, in a place where hardly anyone cycles, the cyclists are more likely to be hippies/fitness freaks/sportists than average.  Whereas people who walk to work are just normal people with a short commute or who can't use a car.…"
Apr 20
Kim replied to doug salmon's discussion Prosecution for killing cyclist
"I think it's more akin to asking someone to dive over Bordesley Circus and then ask them about the foliage in the middle.  Indeed, this is an effect I notice when discussing landmarks on familiar driving/cycling routes with people who use…"
Apr 19

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What sort of riding do you do?
leisure/utility
Where do you live?
Selly Oak
Tell us about your bike(s)
trekking hybrid, touring recumbent, tandem-shaped object

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At 8:12 on June 3, 2013, Robert said…

Thank you.

That's a useful page of photos.   One of the points I want to make is that trikes like yours make cycling accessible to a wider range of people, and the poor design of the infrastructure being built is discriminatory.   I also have a nice photo of a Sinner Mango on a Dutch cycle path, courtesy of David Hembrow.   Can you imagine trying to get one of those down NCN5?

At 22:12 on June 2, 2013, Kim said…

Oh, absolutely.

You might find some of these useful, too (I've started a collection):

http://www.ductilebiscuit.net/gallery/view_album.php?set_albumName=obstructions

While people are often dismissive of recumbent trikes as being fairly niche (and therefore presumably unimportant, even when used by disabled people who don't have the option of an upright bicycle), I like to remind them that anything that's impassable to a trike is likely to be equally problematic for trailers, tag-along children's bikes, tandems, cargo cycles and so on.  Not to mention boring things like pushchairs and mobility scooters.

At 14:31 on June 2, 2013, Robert said…

I'm meeting with BCC Highways Department about cycling infrastructure on Friday.   May I use that photo of your trike falling over on the tow path as an example of what cycles look like and how the current infrastructure is problematic?

 
 
 

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