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inappropriate_bike

Member since Feb 2016 • Last active Aug 2021
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  • in Rides & Races
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    The weather forecast is pretty spectacular at the moment.

    Saturday: riding into a headwind and a thunderstorm

    Sunday: riding home into a headwind and a thunderstorm

    Don't think I'll be doing this year unless something changes!

  • in Rides & Races
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    Hmm. Planning to cross Ventoux riding from London to Nice.

    Looks like Malucene -> Sault is the logical direction, but, is it worth doing it the normal way of you've never ridden up it before?

  • in Rides & Races
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    A bit of redundancy/over-engineering prevents you from losing all your teeth the second your bike gets a tiny scratch.

    #amanengineerbutthisisntprofessionaladviĀ­ce

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  • in Rides & Races
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    That Isla bike is lovely.

    We've had a wide variety of kid cycle gear, how well it works seems to depend on the kid.

    1. Burleigh trailer - kid hated it
    2. Hamax siesta - loved but destroyed two back wheels, 36 spokes recommended
    3. Wehoo trailer - well loved, especially by a kid that hated sitting still
    4. Follow me - best invention ever, 10/10
    5. Wild bikes - better than Frog, cheaper than Isla

    We aren't quite into Audax territory yet, but don't think it is that far away.

  • in Rides & Races
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    Usually from the South but I believe we've done every possible way up forest hill at some point.

  • in Cycle Touring and Bikepacking
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    Nut, mount, second nut.

  • in Rides & Races
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    I ride around central London with a 4 year old. A 9 year old should be much more sensible but these are the things that have helped us:

    1. Route selection - we only ride routes that are very well tested / de-bugged, ideally on cycle paths and very low traffic roads. We resort to pavements or putting him on tow to link things up safely. Route Plan Roll is great.
    2. Listening - not listening to instructions (even a small lapse) means we go home without stopping for cake.
    3. Engagement - he is in charge of telling me when to stop at junctions, when cars are coming, etc. That helps me tell when he is paying attention and keeps him focussed - similar in princple to shisa kanko.
  • in Cycle Touring and Bikepacking
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    It depends on the trailer. They have different attachments.

    I wouldn't use a burley hitch with horizontal drop outs.

  • in Improving Public Spaces
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    The street space consultation ends in a few days - https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/generalĀ­/streetspace/

    Ideally this would be a sticky in the main forum. The feedback really matters and this affects us all.

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