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by DrHaggis
Fri Oct 06, 2017 20:43 pm
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: Silly commuting racing
Replies: 74787
Views: 3930723

Re: Silly commuting racing

Sorry to hear that mate. Was the sun low on your way home? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXeMtrOQAXI Nissan from beginning of the video shunted me. No sun to obstruct a view. I was also in my winter gear... reflective patches on socks, jersey, sleeves, fluoro green bag cover and a fairly bright r...
by DrHaggis
Fri Oct 06, 2017 08:54 am
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: Silly commuting racing
Replies: 74787
Views: 3930723

Re: Silly commuting racing

Out of curiosity, does it count as RLJ'ing if, in a 4-way crossing where al lights are green for pedestrians, you unclip and "scoot" to turn left once all PEDs are through?
by DrHaggis
Wed Oct 04, 2017 21:15 pm
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: Silly commuting racing
Replies: 74787
Views: 3930723

Re: Silly commuting racing

It's all about 50kph in London. Edinburgh centre is a pretty bad place to get any speed up, to be honest. The roads are packed, quite narrow and the city-wide 20mph zone makes life a pain because you'd be constantly overtaking traffic. Out in the sticks it's a different proposition. Yeah, I go nort...
by DrHaggis
Wed Oct 04, 2017 20:58 pm
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: 2017 targets
Replies: 140
Views: 15079

Re: 2017 targets

Technically, you only need to swim once, but that may not be particularly wise...
by DrHaggis
Wed Oct 04, 2017 15:08 pm
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: Silly commuting racing
Replies: 74787
Views: 3930723

Re: Silly commuting racing

We're also naturally stronger and faster down south, owing to our closer proximity to the centre of the earth. :D That's demonstrable BS! Earth's radius decreases the further from equator you are, and therefore Edinburgh is measurably closer than London. Maybe it's the resulting increased air densi...
by DrHaggis
Tue Oct 03, 2017 19:31 pm
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: Silly commuting racing
Replies: 74787
Views: 3930723

Re: Silly commuting racing

But how many people can ride >40kph in London? I haven't seen (m)any in Edinburgh. I mean, there are fast cyclists in here, but they either don't commute, don't commute in my path, or take it easy. At 30 kph on the flat, very few people will ever overtake you in my regular route and, to be honest, I...
by DrHaggis
Mon Oct 02, 2017 19:39 pm
Forum: Discuss the website with the team
Topic: Login not secure?
Replies: 8
Views: 8169

Re: Login not secure?

The problem is the login page is plain, unencrypted HTTP. This is why, amongst others, Firefox complains too. I've tried to use HTTPS Everywhere, but it doesn't help with Bikeradar's login.

I'm not too concerned with a random, single-use password, but still, this is poor form.
by DrHaggis
Sat Sep 30, 2017 20:42 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Compact Chaniset- What ratio for a fatty in a lumpy area
Replies: 7
Views: 626

Re: Compact Chaniset- What ratio for a fatty in a lumpy area

To confirm what's stated above, my BMI is ~23 and my Castelli Perfetto is size M. I ride a compact crankset on an 11-32T, and 34x32 will see usage for anything over 11% longer than 100m. My next cassette will have a 32T, too, as will my next road bike. No shame in that.
by DrHaggis
Fri Sep 29, 2017 19:14 pm
Forum: Commuting General
Topic: Best helmet for commuting
Replies: 7
Views: 1440

Re: Best helmet for commuting

Is your commute 20 km total, or 20 km each way? If the latter, or if you sweat on a hilly 10 km, the extra comfort and ventilation on the boardman should seal the deal. I don't know about safer, and I doubt anybody can honestly say, as that'd require large cohorts of cyclists on skater helmets for a...
by DrHaggis
Fri Sep 29, 2017 16:06 pm
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: Silly commuting racing
Replies: 74787
Views: 3930723

Re: Silly commuting racing

I caught up with two cyclists a few days ago, and the man in the middle was nervously looking back and forth, not knowing whether to pass or not. I then told him "go, go!" with no evil intention, but was understood as a "get the fark out of my way". The man then, very angrily, as...
by DrHaggis
Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Mudguards for 2014 Giant Defy
Replies: 7
Views: 1159

Re: Mudguards for 2014 Giant Defy

I'm also seriously considering mudguards on my 2016 Defy 2, but I'm unsure if the Giant mudguards will work, and even less if anything will fit between the brakes (upgraded to 105 5800) and the tyres (25c Michelin Pro4 Endurance v2, which are close to 28mm wide). Too many family duties to ride with ...
by DrHaggis
Wed Sep 27, 2017 13:07 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Born to ride/cycling legs/Elephants and parrots
Replies: 19
Views: 826

Re: Born to ride/cycling legs/Elephants and parrots

I've known for a long time I didn't have a gift for sports. Especially endurance sports. As Hutchinson says in his CW column, pain and suffering is something that's better on other people. That said, I quite like cycling, partly because I get around fast, partly because I'm not swearing at the car i...
by DrHaggis
Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: Family & Kids cycling forum
Topic: Why no stabalisers?
Replies: 36
Views: 3240

Re: Why no stabalisers?

Thanks for the reply. I guess my kids are just as stubborn as Mrs. Haggis and me. Combined. TBH, I'd much rather have bike w/ stabilisers than no bike. He knows how to pedal, and has no problems getting around in a bike w/ stabilisers. My concern, though, is that he won't want to get rid of them in ...
by DrHaggis
Mon Sep 25, 2017 20:10 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Leaving a bike on a kickstand for ages
Replies: 287
Views: 11308

Re: Leaving a bike on a kickstand for ages

In other news I left the turbo flywheel engaged over the weekend and it left a dent in the tyre. Am I going to die if I ride the turbo? Whatever happens, can you take a video of the event? Send it to us, and we'll do the montage and post-processing. May even share some profits with the widow! http:...
by DrHaggis
Mon Sep 25, 2017 19:53 pm
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: Tyres
Replies: 61
Views: 4580

Re: Tyres

Michelin Pro4 Endurance (or whatever the current name is). That tyre was too good. According to bicyclerollingresistance, the newer Michelin variants are not as good: https://www.bicyclerollingresistance.com/road-bike-reviews/compare/michelin-power-all-season-2016-vs-michelin-power-endurance-2016-v...
by DrHaggis
Sun Sep 24, 2017 20:08 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Leaving a bike on a kickstand for ages
Replies: 287
Views: 11308

Re: Leaving a bike on a kickstand for ages

I'll bite. F1 cars are never left static on the ground for long. If the tyres are fitted, standard procedure, even on the start line, is to lift the car. The reason for that is avoid any unnecessary deformation of the tyres. So if a light F1 can deform its four wide tyres, how can a bike on a kickst...
by DrHaggis
Thu Sep 21, 2017 18:59 pm
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: Safe cycling speed on bike lane?
Replies: 16
Views: 1417

Re: Safe cycling speed on bike lane?

Thanks for all the comments! I know the road well and your as likely to hit a p!$$ed up fresher or other ped staring into their phone as you are to be hit by a vehicle. Oh, that's a good point, all the student movement from/to King's Buildings, the old campus at George Sq. and Marchmont. A couple of...
by DrHaggis
Thu Sep 21, 2017 15:31 pm
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: Safe cycling speed on bike lane?
Replies: 16
Views: 1417

Safe cycling speed on bike lane?

Following a recent incident I had nearby, and after Alliston's conviction, I wanted to ask you what you'd consider a reasonable speed on a particular spot. This road , around the Meadows in Edinburgh, is part of my usual commute. During the evening rush hour, It's often full of static westbound traf...
by DrHaggis
Mon Sep 18, 2017 23:28 pm
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: Fixie Rider charged with manslaughter after collision with pedestrian.
Replies: 498
Views: 21233

Re: Fixie Rider charged with manslaughter after collision with pedestrian.

Is there not grounds for appeal based on that police report regarding brake distances, stopping from 18mph to a standstill in 3 metres (or something similar)? Only in a car (four sticky tyres, ABS, longer wheelbase and lower CoG) would you be granted the full distance given in the Highway Code. If ...
by DrHaggis
Mon Sep 18, 2017 22:50 pm
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: Thread to tell everyone what bike gear you've just bought !
Replies: 19275
Views: 1278002

Re: Thread to tell everyone what bike gear you've just bought !

Oh, this thread is ace! Must block it at the firewall, before it ruins the family savings faster than a fixed odds betting terminal. I went to LBS today to pick up a new chain, Park's mini chain tool and new overshoes (Endura Road). And of course, since one always forgets something, I ended up getti...

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