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Posted Sunday, June 12, 2016 - 16:38 in Robert's blog
Will the high technology such as the internet of mobile things solve the problem of traffic congestion? Or should we pay closer attention to what William of Ockham had to say on the subject of problem solving? …
Two locks is not always better than one
Posted Monday, April 11, 2016 - 19:31 in Robert's blog
This is what I found when I locked up my bike at Sainsbury's in Selly Oak on Sunday. They were not there the day before. There was no sign of a bike (other than mine).…
London Cycling Campaign proposed truck design
Posted Monday, March 21, 2016 - 09:04 in Robert's blog
Boris Johnson, the mayor of London, believes cyclists would be better off if Britain were not a member of the European Union, yet the best cycling infrastructure in the world is found in countries that are members. How can this anomaly be? …
Würth dry chain lubricant
Posted Sunday, March 13, 2016 - 13:55 in Robert's blog
A good solution to the eternal problem of keeping an exposed chain lubricated without it becoming a sticky mess. …
repolished turd; the newly resurfaced A38 South
Posted Saturday, February 20, 2016 - 16:38 in Robert's blog
Four months after the substandard cycle lanes on the A38 South were repainted, the carriageway has been resurfaced and the lanes repainted again. …
Quiet network
Posted Sunday, February 14, 2016 - 18:24 in Robert's blog
According to the …
Posted Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 20:56 in Robert's blog
The Birmingham Mail recently reported a collision in which three cars comple…
Posted Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 20:24 in Robert's blog
I've heard it said many times that the cycling infrastructure is easier in the Netherlands because all their towns have ring roads.…
Posted Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 21:04 in Robert's blog
Where We Are After Two Years of BCR …
Think outside the box
Posted Monday, October 12, 2015 - 10:25 in Robert's blog
Given the speed of radio waves, one would have to be living beyond the edge of the solar system not to know that Volkswagen have been caught selling …
Busch & Müller Toplight Flat S Plus
Posted Monday, September 28, 2015 - 22:15 in Robert's blog
It's that time of year when cyclists start to think about coping with less daylight.…
Leicester city centre
Posted Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 21:43 in Robert's blog
Chris and I recently took a trip to Leicester to see for ourselves what is going on there.…
Buster the Brompton below Arthur's Seat
Posted Friday, July 31, 2015 - 19:05 in Robert's blog
As described in an earlier post, I was all set to go to Edinburgh with a Brompton hire bike.…
Posted Saturday, July 18, 2015 - 14:14 in Robert's blog
In 2014 Push Bikes visited Assen in the Netherlands.…
Posted Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 08:31 in Robert's blog
A recent article in the Birmingham Post reports that councillors have…
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