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by nortones2
16 Dec 2014, 12:53pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Motorcycles using cycle designated parking
Replies: 30
Views: 3180

Re: Motorcycles using cycle designated parking

I recall a MB parked on the corner of the entrance to a hospital where I was going, on foot, for a blood test. Shortly after I pushed the nearside mirror closed, I heard a roar from within and a raging, elderly man emerged. I just said, after he had gone through his repertoire, words to the effect :...
by nortones2
27 Nov 2013, 9:45am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Police reaction to cyclist deaths is...
Replies: 120
Views: 10670

Re: Police reaction to cyclist deaths is...

"Shootist, try to remember that more people on foot die per distance travelled than people on bikes. Maybe Ben and his kids shouldn't leave their hall door." You may think that distance travelled is an accurate measure of risk, but it's almost certainly not. Comparing rate of KSI by time e...
by nortones2
22 Nov 2013, 7:49pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Hogan-Howe
Replies: 21
Views: 4006

Re: Hogan-Howe

To protect his status? They intimate to him that only lower echelons ride a bike and that he would sully the standing of the upper classes by acting as a pleb would. At which he accused them, in return, of plebian tendencies. Thus the saga started.
by nortones2
11 Nov 2013, 1:52pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclist v Car = Crash & Injuries
Replies: 24
Views: 5455

Re: Cyclist v Car = Crash & Injuries

If it came from the police, it sounds as though they are trying to justify NFA.
by nortones2
27 Dec 2012, 7:29pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Using a whistle whilst cycling
Replies: 50
Views: 3178

Re: Using a whistle whilst cycling

This might not be terribly suitable for peds but something similar fitted on an old Lambretta worked fine. http://tinyurl.com/bss92lx
Motorists were inclined to get quite upset. Must have thought it was WW2 rerun:) BTW, this example aparently sold.
by nortones2
24 Apr 2012, 5:52pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Support Needed for White Peak Planning Application
Replies: 10
Views: 9581

Re: Support Needed for White Peak Planning Application

I can see the attraction of a good off-road leisure route around the High Peak. However the point about opening up a trail through Grin Woods, on a well surfaced path, is that it will attract cyclists who wish to use all or some of, the 60 mile route of which this section forms a small part. At the ...
by nortones2
23 Apr 2012, 10:17am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Support Needed for White Peak Planning Application
Replies: 10
Views: 9581

Re: Support Needed for White Peak Planning Application

The gradients are significant and I suspect much more so than other multi-use paths. "Prevent" is not feasible. Even I could bunny jump a log or two! Thus, there will be off-route excursions, of that I'm certain, and the SSSI will be impacted.
by nortones2
22 Apr 2012, 4:22pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Support Needed for White Peak Planning Application
Replies: 10
Views: 9581

Re: Support Needed for White Peak Planning Application

I live within walking distance of the Grin Low woods. Unfortunately I have to say that I think the idea is not good because of the impact on other users, flora and fauna, if the route becomes popular. My main points are that 1) the gradients are likely to make mixed use unwise. Walkers will be deter...
by nortones2
29 Jan 2012, 9:13pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Department for Transport ministers "are not anti cycle"
Replies: 7
Views: 1883

Re: Department for Transport ministers "are not anti cycle"

Perhaps Cunobelin should mention that the current financial crisis is largely if not entirely, due to the chaos caused by financial markets and their focus on short-term benefits? It's not only the UK that's affected: the fallout of the general "light touch" approach to markets is beyond t...
by nortones2
5 Dec 2011, 11:21am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Snow report
Replies: 128
Views: 6405

Re: Snow report

Still snowing but not much more than an inch at our level (300m). Now setting out on foot to get emergency rations.
by nortones2
5 Dec 2011, 8:56am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Snow report
Replies: 128
Views: 6405

Re: Snow report - Buxton Derbyshire

Its here all right! http://www.buxtonweather.co.uk/ - for web-cam proof:)
by nortones2
28 Nov 2011, 3:18pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Off duty copper gets knocked off his bike. Hit n run.
Replies: 65
Views: 4343

Re: Off duty copper gets knocked off his bike. Hit n run.

As thirdcrank has hinted, it seems this PC is one who has a much greater arrest rate than par. I'd seen his profile before. It might therefore be a targeted hit. Adds another dimension to the investigation perhaps.
by nortones2
2 Sep 2011, 7:36pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Will vigorous exercise give me a heart attack ?
Replies: 39
Views: 4461

Re: Will vigorous exercise give me a heart attack ?

Is the function to cause butterflies in the unwary? Unexpected (by current mores) underarm hair is palpitation inducing:)
by nortones2
10 Jul 2011, 1:00am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Left-hand drive cars cautionary tale
Replies: 5
Views: 811

Re: Left-hand drive cars cautionary tale

Yes, the Yanks were quite a problem in Oxfordshire as well. Those who ventured beyond the PX (very afraid of germs and fresh veg, they were!) were liable to be piloting, precariously, US size vehicles of limited brakes and roadholding. Protected by the Visiting Forces Act, they'd try to get back ont...
by nortones2
26 Mar 2011, 8:59pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Stopped by the Police again!
Replies: 92
Views: 10950

Re: Stopped by the Police again!

Police uniforms on the dummies :lol: might help.