The Danes always quote Copenhagen since that's the bright spot for cycling. The rest of the country is nowhere near as successful, hence my optimistic 50% overall, probably a large overestimate.62% of Copenhagen can't be wrong...
As a very recent convert from lazy git in a car to lazy git on a bicycle, I have actually been surprised that the impact of weather hasn't been quite as anticipated. No - I do not like having to tog up in waterproof trousers. No - I do not like getting a soaking in cold rain. But I haven't had to get ice off my windscreen this year - so far. Not have I had that cold bum effect of a car seat after a freezing night. I haven't had to get cold and wet walking from or to my car - wherever I managed to park it. I have felt nice and warm both on arrival at work, and getting home, even on a cold day.Another word: Weather!
who in their right mind would substitute a warm cosy car for a bike in our climate? Rain, snow, wind, 0C ??!
I'll really start to feel old when I wear waterproof trousers to protect the sofa, chairs, floor and people around from my moisture.As I age I am wearing waterproof trousers more and more, they keep you so warm. In fact I wear them when walking too, much more convenient than an umbrella!
I have a legally registered Peugeot eu01s and am using it for commuting. What I have found is although I get to 27-28 mph in a 30 zone the drivers still want to pass me. I’ve been quite surprised by this but can only assume they think it’s a bike! Also drivers turning right can’t anticipate my speed so I need to be really carefulWhat I would wish is an ebike able to keep up with urban traffic. At present for lots of the country that means 30mph, but without other changes that would be dangerous. 1- change legislation to protect cyclists - see previous posts 2-change visual impact to differentiate fast ebikes - see previous posts
believe me It really is a bike David, just because its registered as a `moped` means nothing..What I have found is although I get to 27-28 mph in a 30 zone the drivers still want to pass me. I’ve been quite surprised by this but can only assume they think it’s a bike! Also drivers turning right can’t anticipate my speed so I need to be really careful
believe me It really is a bike David, just because its registered as a `moped` means nothing..
and why o why do you want to ride what is essentially a pushbike at almost 30mph in and out of busy traffic?? Have you tried to pull a bike to a stop from 30mph?
I don`t see the logic in all this.
Have started to notice this, in one area I just stay out due to all the speed bumps. I have the old grandad rights on my license so didn’t need to do a CBT. It would probably have helped.Hi David
Having seen your previous thread, I am very interested in your experience riding a 30mph bicycle on the road and sadly I am not surprised by your early encounters. Having ridden motorcycles with top speed of between 25 and 150mph for 40+ years something I have learnt is that road position is key to survival. If you travel too far to the left on 2 wheels of any kind, car drivers will instinctively think you are traveling at a speed slower than them and feel obliged to overtake you at any cost whatever your speed. Take up approx. 1/3rd of the road making cars cross the centre line and therefore making them think about the overtake and things change dramatically. You will still get the idiots that must overtake, but the majority will be happy to drop their speed by 2-3 mph and stay behind you, especially is heavy traffic. Hope this is of help to you.
I think the new daylight signature light for Supernova M99 or Lupine SL is quite good....It'd get very confusing with kids putting go faster red triangles on their pushbikes...