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Japanese Bike Parking

Just saw this on BBC Click, looks pretty smart to me.Short version;http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOokxGbyufMLonger version (in にほんご);…Continue

Started Nov 16, 2013

Four cyclists killed and three fighting for life in hospital inside eight days on London's roads
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Just saw this and thought it might be of interest to some:…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by John K Nov 28, 2013.

A step in the wrong direction?
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Just saw this on the BBC news website. Looks like bikes are being banned on some roads in Calcutta, India.It seems odd, given that there are a greater number of journeys made there by bike than car,…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by CKS Oct 3, 2013.

Aberystwyth to Birmingham, via the Brecon Beacons
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Hi all, So, I went touring again last weekend (it would appear I’ve got the bug!) and had a great time. Once again it was Wales, taking the train to Aberystwyth. This time it was a little different,…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andy White Sep 7, 2013.

 

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Kim replied to Lucas's discussion Exploding Lights
"My understanding was that the round pin plugs are used in theatre primarily because they're unfused (overload protection instead being provided at the dimmer rack).  Fuses blowing in places that can only be accessed with a ladder or…"
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Dave Holladay replied to Lucas's discussion Exploding Lights
"I've had a NiCd discrete set in a standard battery lamp (never ready) catch fire, and from work with NICd banks in big UPS  batteries many years ago I learned that these super efficient batteries come with a few down sides compared to the…"
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Darren Cash replied to Lucas's discussion Exploding Lights
"I purchased a set of cheap rechargeable lights. Can't remember for sure what the brand was (although I'm pretty sure), so I won't say which I think it was. The brand was widely available and I purchased it from a reputable bike…"
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Lucas replied to Mark's discussion PCSOs soon able to fine cyclists without lights or reflectors
"I'm just curious, have they defined what a reflector is? My entire bike reflects light, that's how I manage to see it. I think that my entire bike is one big reflector! I'll keep a GCSE Physics book in my bag from now on."
Dec 15, 2013
John K replied to Lucas's discussion Four cyclists killed and three fighting for life in hospital inside eight days on London's roads
"Grim. "
Nov 28, 2013
Jav replied to Lucas's discussion Four cyclists killed and three fighting for life in hospital inside eight days on London's roads
Nov 27, 2013
LS replied to Lucas's discussion Four cyclists killed and three fighting for life in hospital inside eight days on London's roads
"Very sorry to hear that Jav. He was returning home after celebrating his birthday http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/fifth-cyclist-killed-in-london-road-carnage-died-in-bus-crash-48-hours-after-turning-21-8951958.html . RIP Khalid."
Nov 22, 2013
Jav replied to Lucas's discussion Four cyclists killed and three fighting for life in hospital inside eight days on London's roads
"Sadly learnt that one of the cyclists a 21 year old, was a work colleague from the London office."
Nov 22, 2013
David replied to Lucas's discussion Four cyclists killed and three fighting for life in hospital inside eight days on London's roads
"Love the melty effect! Cars embedded in the road. Musical foot crossing made from accordion keyboards & buttons. V musical! "
Nov 20, 2013
Darren Cash replied to Lucas's discussion Four cyclists killed and three fighting for life in hospital inside eight days on London's roads
"Erdington is probably one of the easier junctions to design for safer cycling. Kerb seperating cycles from traffic all the way around except at the give way crossing points which would be at existing pedestrian crossing points. Pedestrian crossing…"
Nov 20, 2013
Kim replied to Lucas's discussion Four cyclists killed and three fighting for life in hospital inside eight days on London's roads
"I suspect the majority of *minor* injuries to cyclists don't involve motor vehicles, and I wouldn't be surprised if most of them happened away from the road.  The easiest way to injure yourself with a bicycle (without the aid of a…"
Nov 19, 2013
Robert replied to Lucas's discussion Four cyclists killed and three fighting for life in hospital inside eight days on London's roads
"I've only done Six Ways in a c*r, and it was with white knuckles.   The fundamental problem with it is it's a multi-lane variable geometry job (with anything from 2.5 to 4 lanes as best I can judge it), and just to make it really…"
Nov 19, 2013
James Lee replied to Lucas's discussion Four cyclists killed and three fighting for life in hospital inside eight days on London's roads
"FiveWays Edgbaston is on the No. 8 route and cycled regularly. The ballsache is climbing Lee Bank and then getting the energy to accelerate round the Island."
Nov 19, 2013
David replied to Lucas's discussion Four cyclists killed and three fighting for life in hospital inside eight days on London's roads
"Five Ways is a good argument for pavement cycling. I may have used the rotary itself 2-3 times in ten years, and almost always use the footways through the middle. While there are some cycle markings, they are faint and somewhat unintuitive, so I…"
Nov 19, 2013

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Mid-South Wales and the Beacons

So here it is, I’ll try to keep it brief.

 

Just 3 weeks after my initial go at touring I’m back on the train to Aberystwyth, only this time I’m with a friend. She’s toured before, like serious touring and so there’s a lot I could learn from her. For a start, I think I was carrying a bit more stuff and yet I seemed to have no extra provisions – poor management!…

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Posted on September 5, 2013 at 7:30

Day 3

The rain had stopped, the sun was out, all was well. I had breakfast, got back on the road and within 2km the rain came. I had a jacket with me and, as crazy as it sounds, I was sort of hoping for a splash of rain to test these waterproof panniers. Well they worked, so well done Ortlieb! After just 6km is gets lumpy again, category 4 climb, kicking up to 12% at times. I was a bit cold from the rain and so I was quite happy to have to work at this point.

 

After Much Wenlock…

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Posted on August 11, 2013 at 21:33 — 2 Comments

Day 2

Stage 2

Having had a good nights sleep, not being woken by the tremendously loud, inhumane snoring coming from the adjacent tent pitch, I cook breakfast and get packed up to get on the road. First up is a little climb out of the campsite, 200m over 4.7km with a great view of Snowdon on the left. Great place to take pictures.…

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Posted on August 11, 2013 at 21:08

Aberystwyth to Birmingham, Day 1

Hi all,

 

Some of you may remember me talking about touring a while back, and then recently said I was going to give it a go to see what I thought of it. Recently I have been asking about tents suitable for touring as I wanted to try it soon.

 

Well, I did and it was great. Here’s my journey.

 

Stage 1

I got the train to Aberystwyth on Friday morning, cost £15, which seemed reasonable to me. I met another cyclo-tourist from Birmingham, he was…

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Posted on August 11, 2013 at 20:00 — 2 Comments

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