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by BSRU
17 Feb 2015, 10:15am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Tipper crash in Bath
Replies: 175
Views: 39630

Re: Tipper crash in Bath

The driver:-
A 19-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and manslaughter by gross negligence.

The boss:-
A 28-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing manslaughter by gross negligence.
by BSRU
19 Jan 2015, 1:39pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Creme Eggs - how do you boycott yours?
Replies: 44
Views: 6593

Re: Creme Eggs - how do you boycott yours?

Don't by Cadbury's chocolate because it's basically just chocolate flavoured vegetable oil and sugar.
by BSRU
19 Jan 2015, 1:37pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclist Assaulted By Taylor Landscaping Worker
Replies: 29
Views: 5143

Re: Cyclist Assaulted By Taylor Landscaping Worker

The driver's now been charged with a public order offence.
http://twitter.com/mpshavering/status/5 ... 8860553216

And investigations into traffic offences are ongoing:
http://twitter.com/mpshavering/status/5 ... 7731115008
by BSRU
21 Nov 2014, 1:53pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Speeding cyclists on LBC now
Replies: 55
Views: 4733

Re: Speeding cyclists on LBC now

According to a tweet from Mr Vine "The Royal Parks" have stated they would like cyclists to adhere to the 5mph speed limit even though it is not legally enforceable. The 5mph speed limit applies to all park users.
by BSRU
19 Nov 2014, 1:29pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Bedford turbo roundabout - it is done
Replies: 433
Views: 69718

Re: Bedford turbo roundabout - BMF wades in

Pete Owens wrote:
BSRU wrote:It's finished and apparently cycling friendly, doesn't look it to me.


Of course it isn't - all the cycle friendly features were ditched at the behest of the motor cyclists.


It was never cycle friendly.
by BSRU
14 Nov 2014, 2:16pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Bedford turbo roundabout - it is done
Replies: 433
Views: 69718

Re: Bedford turbo roundabout - BMF wades in

It's finished and apparently cycling friendly, doesn't look it to me.

http://www.transportxtra.com/magazines/ ... /?id=39719
by BSRU
10 Oct 2014, 9:22am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Indoor training question
Replies: 15
Views: 1278

Re: Indoor training question

I like using a turbo because I do not have to worry about falling off or riding in the dark/cold/rain/strong winds. You can target particular areas for improvement in a controlled and repeatable way. I can ride myself to complete exhaustion knowing I have a short 10m walk to a nice hot shower and fo...
by BSRU
7 Oct 2014, 10:13am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Winter turbo training
Replies: 3
Views: 663

Re: Winter turbo training

I don't find using a turbo boring, although helps having something to watch or listen to. Spent 2 hours on the turbo this morning watching "Sin City". Also when doing HIIT training you have no time to get bored. It is important to remember that not cycling is as important as cycling, as it...
by BSRU
17 Sep 2014, 11:08am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fog lights...
Replies: 12
Views: 1438

Re: Fog lights...

A Dinotte 400R is perfect for fog/poor visibility but it's a little out of your stated price range.
by BSRU
17 Sep 2014, 9:15am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Punishment Pass - By a Cyclist
Replies: 19
Views: 3739

Re: Punishment Pass - By a Cyclist

It is very poor road craft, I always give cyclists I am passing a wide berth and not too fast, you never know if the other cyclist is going to suddenly veer to the right.
by BSRU
16 Sep 2014, 9:03am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: If I was to buy a Gopro
Replies: 7
Views: 995

Re: If I was to buy a Gopro

At this time of year as the dark mornings/afternoons draw in, you should consider the GoPro is not the greatest camera in low light conditions.
by BSRU
15 Sep 2014, 9:19am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Turbo Trainer - any good?
Replies: 3
Views: 642

Re: Turbo Trainer - any good?

It doesn't look very good, there seems no way to adjust the resistance.
The better turbos come with a steel QR skewer and the resistance is variable, with the more expensive ones automatically adjusting according to the speed of the rear wheel.
by BSRU
3 Sep 2014, 9:01am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Camera
Replies: 8
Views: 829

Re: Camera

The Sony AS100, excellent camera and by far the best in low light conditions, quite important with the nights drawing in.
by BSRU
8 Aug 2014, 1:44pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Suspicions about a bike on ebay
Replies: 43
Views: 2307

Re: Stolen bike on ebay?

Sounds like a plausible reason, whenever I go to the local tip(recycling centre) I always see lots of bikes.
If someone's dumping rubbish at the side of the road why not dump rubbish with an old bicycle.
by BSRU
5 Aug 2014, 1:58pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Wrong way up a one way street.
Replies: 36
Views: 6766

Re: Wrong way up a one way street.

I was recently blocked and got some abuse from a car driver for cycling the correct way up a one way street.
I got the abuse because they were driving the wrong way on that one way street and didn't like being informed, politely, it was one way.