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Re: Planned Ride

Kevin Crockett - VK3CKC
 

Good to see some activity. Congrats to Sean on his maiden voyage with hopes that it is the start of many? What about it Sean?

Re: Interesting Things To Look At

Kevin Crockett - VK3CKC
 

I wish we could have. Still waiting on someone to finish electrifying his trike.

Re: Planned Ride

Graeme Knight - VK3GRK
 
Edited

See the attached image of Thursday's ride with Graeme and Sean.
Sean rode from White Hills to Spring Gully and return.
Unfortunately the coffee van had left Lake Weeroona on our return journey!

Re: Interesting Things To Look At

Graeme Knight - VK3GRK
 

When do we leave?

Re: Interesting Things To Look At

Kevin Crockett - VK3CKC
 

There is a live progress view, etc., of the Sun Trip ride at http://race.thesuntrip.com/en/#map

Regular Thursday Ride - Thu, 6/21/18 9:00am-6:00pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder:
Regular Thursday Ride

When:
Thursday, 21 June 2018
9:00am to 6:00pm
(GMT+10:00) Australia/Canberra

Where:
Various: To be decided.

Description:
Regular Thursday ride, subject to weather conditions.

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Interesting Things To Look At

Kevin Crockett - VK3CKC
 

Hi Folks

Thought you might be interested in an upcoming solar bike ride. I'm not sure if you still have time to enter, but here is the link to the official web site: https://www.thesuntrip.com/presentation/presentation-en/

Regular Sunday Ride - Sun, 6/17/18 #cal-notice

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Regular Sunday Ride

When:
Sunday, 17 June 2018

Where:
Various, to be decided.

Description:
Regular planned Sunday ride. Subject to prevailing weather conditions.

Re: Electronic Accessories

Kevin Crockett - VK3CKC
 

I have created an Electronic Accessories photo album for associated images and uploaded a few images to it.

Re: Electronic Accessories

Kevin Crockett - VK3CKC
 

Bluetooth Audio and Control: Operating a single radio transceiver while riding is relatively easy. A speaker mic can be held in one's hand all the time and then only requires having one hand free for operation - all other things considered. However, the situation changes significantly, even exponentially, with a number of additions. Consider a mobile phone (audio), HF/VHF/UHF radios (audio and transmit/receive switching) and you should see what I mean.

Which one do you send to your earphone? How do you select? What takes priority and should interrupt everything else?

I plan to use a special Bluetooth IC from http://www.kcwirefree.com/. I have had two of them for a couple of years, along with a Buetooth headphone (single earpiece and mic) in readiness. I have downloaded an interface circuit for the IC and intend to add a simple VOX/Anti-VOX to prevent transmitting when there is an incoming audio signal. There will be another audio connect/select/prioritise/level/indicate/kill module associated with it with the ability to also/instead of send the audio to a small stereo amplifier.

Anyway, that's the general plan that will be worked on when I get to that point. The eAssist battery has a USB outlet that I hope to use at least for part. There is also some battery management planned but I can't identify requirements until all the foregoing is settled.

Ambitious? Maybe but it should create interest. I will find the circuitry and put the information up - somewhere.

Electronic Accessories

Kevin Crockett - VK3CKC
 

I have created this electronics accessories thread specifically for discussion on the fitting of electronic accessories, that make riding and/or operating more comfortable or easier, to bikes and trikes, etc. It may branch out into different threads as time goes by and specific accessory subjects are suggested.

Re: Planned Ride

Kevin Crockett - VK3CKC
 

OK. I will set up a calendar reminder for Thursdays and Sundays. Either two rides a week or, if weather kills a Thursday, might be able to pick up on a Sunday. There is the regular Bike Bendigo 2nd Sunday ride in any case. If anyone is available for the particular day, and there is no ride specifically planned at the time, post your intention/desire here and others might join you.

Let's get out there.

Re: Planned Ride

Graeme Knight - VK3GRK
 

If Thursdays are agreeable to Sean, then that sounds like the best day.

Re: Planned Ride

Kevin Crockett - VK3CKC
 

I thought you gave up work. Was thinking of including a weekday as Thursday is agreeable with Sean.

Re: Planned Ride

Graeme Knight - VK3GRK
 

Maybe a Saturday or Monday.  We could get more on a Saturday, and there would be more people out and about, but other events and things happen on a Saturday at times.  I would need to be back home by 3 pm on most Saturdays.

Re: Planned Ride

Kevin Crockett - VK3CKC
 

How about we nominate a day (or more?) per week that we might endeavour to keep free for a ride? We could check the weather the day before and decide where. That might be more productive than suddenly arriving at a good day and suggesting a ride to find that no-one is available and it fails.

Can anyone nominate day/s that might suit best or those that don't?

Re: Planned Ride

Graeme Knight - VK3GRK
 

Might see you there.

Re: Planned Ride

Kevin Crockett - VK3CKC
 

Tomorrow, May 3, is World Bicycle Day. Bike Bendigo is having a ride from Lake Weeroona from the tram stop at Nolan Street to Spring Gully. Starts at 10am. If the weather is right, I could make it. Anybody else?

World Bicycle Day - Sun, 6/3/18 #cal-reminder

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World Bicycle Day

When:
Sunday, 3 June 2018

Description:
World Bicycle Day

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Re: Front Mudguards - Plans or designs for recumbents

Kevin Crockett - VK3CKC
 
Edited

David - A number of ways to combat spray come to mind:

1. Slow down.
2. Avoid wet patches.
3. Completely enclose the rider.
4. Install mudguards.

Items 3 and 4 may be the only long-term practical answer. Item 3 would remove the need for Item 4, leaving Item 4 if Item 3 is not practicable.

There are numerous types of mudguards available with varying degrees of suitability for X-brand trikes. If you can have a close look at Trevor's in his album, you will see that his trike has mudguards which are, probably, Greenspeeds and relatively expensive. However, if I was looking at having to fit mudguards, I would be looking at lengthwise slitting some PVC pipe, heating it with a hot air gun and bending it to the required curve. A same size wheel might make the curving easier as would kerfing if necessary. Attachment then becomes a matter of suitable light struts to the nearest attachment point. You could also look at atomiczombie.com as a member, Emma otherwise known as Twinkle, went to some effort to explain how she made her trike mudguards.

Having said all that, it is intended that the Trio of Trikes currently under construction will have a coreflute body, rendering mudguards redundant.

Hope all this helps.

Correction - Trevor's trike only has a rear mudguard.