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by elmo
1 Feb 2019, 6:38pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Police use of bike camera footageGreetings.
Replies: 11
Views: 1900

Police use of bike camera footageGreetings.

Greetings all, I am an infrequent computer user so apologies if this has been covered. I have noted on this forum a reluctance from police to take note of cyclists camera footage on road incidents. I have over the past month or so seen a few reports in our local press of minor road incidents and the...
by elmo
7 Oct 2018, 11:20pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike mirror
Replies: 16
Views: 991

Re: Bike mirror

I can vouch for the one in the above post. Gives a good rear view.

Elmo
by elmo
7 Oct 2018, 11:18pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Drinking fountains
Replies: 10
Views: 629

Re: Drinking fountains

Always get my bottle filled at the local pub whilst I am sampling some of their other refreshments!

Elmo (hic)
by elmo
8 Mar 2017, 8:23am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Hi Vis - Difference Between Yellow and Orange
Replies: 49
Views: 19796

Re: Hi Vis - Difference Between Yellow and Orange

My jacket is orange and yellow. Just off to inspect which part of the jacket has the most dead insects stuck to it. :D
by elmo
2 Sep 2015, 11:46pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Parking
Replies: 19
Views: 2628

Re: Parking

My young child is currently in Salisbury hospital. They charge £6.30 for a day. Car parking charges in Bath near the railway station was £10 and that was a couple of years ago. Luckily I was only passing when I saw the parking fee signs. On another note about the Salisbury hospital, when I cycle the...
by elmo
10 Jul 2014, 3:28pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Turning right
Replies: 20
Views: 3558

Re: Turning right

I have to turn right off the main A road to get to my village. This turn is at the bottom of a steep hill on a right-hand bend so there is no forward view for overtaking. This still does not prevent cars regularly driving under my out stretched right arm whilst I am hugging the central white line!!!...
by elmo
20 Feb 2014, 6:46pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Bad driving and worse attitudes.
Replies: 62
Views: 20590

Re: Bad driving and worse attitudes.

My two regulars are : 1 Cycling up hill to a round about where i am going straight ahead. As regular as clockwork a car turning left will overtake on my right whilst I am on the round about then cut me up to take the left exit. 2 Cycling down a steep hill on a blind right-hand bend I am turning righ...
by elmo
24 Nov 2011, 7:45am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Action needed to stop cyclists being victims of hit & run
Replies: 18
Views: 3590

Re: Action needed to stop cyclists being victims of hit & ru

I do feel like putting the system to the test by filming myself beating a chief constable over the head just to see if my non-approved filming device would be any use in this situation :evil:
by elmo
20 Nov 2011, 3:19pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Very unpleasant incident
Replies: 20
Views: 1653

Re: Very unpleasant incident

You should report this incident. If he has broken his hand it is his fault not yours. Is your helmet damaged?
by elmo
3 Nov 2011, 2:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Capes / ponchos and front lights - barrier to visibility?!
Replies: 12
Views: 780

Re: Capes / ponchos and front lights - barrier to visibility

I have the very same cape. I put the elastic trough my wrists so when holding the handle the cape is up by my hands but in the middle of the bar it drapes behind the bar, lights and computer etc. This seems to be the natural 'lay' of the cape, the water just drips off the front behind the handle bar...
by elmo
22 Aug 2011, 7:44pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Where to buy a bicycle?
Replies: 31
Views: 2329

Re: Where to buy a bicycle?

I have just purchased a galaxy to be my touring bike and 'relegated' my horizon to commute to work which replaces the mountain bike that is now my ride around in the mud and along the canal and find a pub bike. After three years or so of riding 12 miles to work with a heavy ruck sack I have finally ...
by elmo
20 Aug 2011, 8:56am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front lights
Replies: 30
Views: 2157

Re: Front lights

Cateyes are OK, where there are streetlights but try riding on country lanes in the dark in the depths of winter with one. I find things the other way around. On unlit country roads my smart polaris leaves a very good light circle on the road surface at sufficient distance in front allowing me to c...
by elmo
16 Aug 2011, 10:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front lights
Replies: 30
Views: 2157

Re: Front lights

I use a 'polaris' 5 white led front light. This light leaves a white circle on the ground a good 15 to 20 feet in front of me so I can see pot holes and for a half mile off road stretch on my commute. I leave the handlebar mount slightly loose so I can move the light up and down dependant on my spee...
by elmo
4 Aug 2011, 3:23pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Intersting blog about cycle parking at Tesco
Replies: 19
Views: 3835

Re: Intersting blog about cycle parking at Tesco

I regularly push my bike around the local coop and have taken it into my bank. If they kick me out I will spend and bank elsewhere. The last time I 'left' a shop I wrote to the area manager explaining why I would not be back and pointed out that my annual expenditure in the said shop was in the regi...
by elmo
11 Aug 2009, 1:16am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Idiot youths in cars
Replies: 29
Views: 3941

Re: Idiot youths in cars

I had a very similar incident on saturday near Salisbury. Three youths in a car and I was hit from the side. Not sure if some idiot was leaning out of the window or if I was hit by the wing mirror. No injury accept for twisting a knee after managing to stay upright which only caused momentary pain. ...