Bicyclists and red lights

Always run them   0 votes - 0 %
Never run them   1 vote - 33 %
Run them if inside the M25   1 vote - 33 %
Run them if inside the North Circular   1 vote - 33 %
Run them if inside the TFL congestion charge zone   1 vote - 33 %
Run them if you feel it's safe and you will get away with it   1 vote - 33 %
Successful troll is successful   0 votes - 0 %
 
3 Total Votes
MTB by Merekat (4.00 / 2) #1 Sun Jul 22, 2012 at 03:15:16 PM EST
I guess you already know about http://www.mountainbikeland.ch to find well maintained routes?

Get an older Rockhopper by marvin (4.00 / 1) #3 Mon Jul 23, 2012 at 01:59:28 AM EST
Rockhoppers may have had Shimano Biopace cranks around the 1986 model year. They were all the rage back then - I still have a set on a bike I bought in 1987. http://sheldonbrown.com/biopace.html

As for tubes, get something you can replace or repair yourself on the side of a trail with gear you can carry in an under-seat bag.

No comment on the riding, other than to say that mountain biking and skiing don't have a lot in common in my view.

They have a lot in common IMO by dmg (2.00 / 0) #4 Thu Jul 26, 2012 at 10:04:27 PM EST
  1. use of a mountain
  2. high speed downhill motion
  3. coordination and balance
  4. requires physical fitness
  5. lots of equipment to faff around with
  6. outdoors
etc etc

I now understand there are two types of ovoid cranks, to do with the pedal offset. I suspect I will stick with what I have.

The tubeless thing seems like a lot of work and mess. I think I'll carry spare tubes and tyres.

I am now the proud owner of a camelbak H.A.W.G NV 30 so I cannot wait to put it to good use.
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dmg - HuSi's most dimwitted overprivileged user.

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when you fall you bleed by marvin (4.00 / 1) #5 Fri Jul 27, 2012 at 01:37:37 AM EST
Only happens on one of them. Big difference between cross country or trail mountain biking versus the sick north shore type stuff my neighbours kids do. Body armour, 6-12 inches of suspension travel, and bikes designed to only go downhill.

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