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by tykeboy2003
28 Mar 2019, 7:37am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Who are the best/worst drivers on the road?
Replies: 153
Views: 27457

Re: Who are the best/worst drivers on the road?

Worst - taxi drivers. I'm not talking about London Black Cab drivers - I don't have sufficient experience to judge them, I'm talking about local private hire vehicles.
by tykeboy2003
23 Mar 2019, 7:20pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Close pass - am I overreacting or should I take a stand ?
Replies: 40
Views: 3806

Re: Close pass - am I overreacting or should I take a stand ?

Can't imagine the Police doing anything (you weren't hurt so case closed) so I'd take the company option. Don't threaten them with the police, threaten them with reporting them to the Health and Safety Executive.....
by tykeboy2003
2 Mar 2019, 11:25am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fumpa battery-powered bicycle pump (compressor)
Replies: 24
Views: 1184

Re: Fumpa battery-powered bicycle pump (compressor)

NUKe wrote:If that’s the case why do they roadies all carry CO2 canisters. Sorry I couldn’t resist :wink:


Probably to save weight and time?
by tykeboy2003
1 Mar 2019, 9:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fumpa battery-powered bicycle pump (compressor)
Replies: 24
Views: 1184

Re: Fumpa battery-powered bicycle pump (compressor)

Why? Totally unnecessary. Anyone fit enough to ride a bike would be fit enough to pump up a tyre using a traditional hand pump.
by tykeboy2003
1 Mar 2019, 7:34pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: BBC Bias again
Replies: 35
Views: 5874

Re: BBC Bias again

I listened to that and was getting quite annoyed by the presenter who was constantly trying to get Nick to react, to his great credit, he stuck to a completely non confrontational stance and put over his points clearly and concisely. Appalling journalism. Just tried to make a complaint and the proce...
by tykeboy2003
28 Jan 2019, 6:41am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Who are the best/worst drivers on the road?
Replies: 153
Views: 27457

Re: Who are the best/worst drivers on the road?

3putter wrote:School run mums. Their minds are often on anything but their driving and they are usually in a rush. Inattentive, lacking anticipation, selfish parking etc. etc.......

...putting their makeup on...
by tykeboy2003
19 Jan 2019, 3:28pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Merging GPX files
Replies: 36
Views: 3147

Re: Merging GPX files

I use MapSphere GPX Track Editor which allows you to open any number of tracks which can then be selected and merged. Download it here;-https://download.cnet.com/GPS-Track-Editor/3000-20422_4-75720240.html

Just noticed that you use MAC, don't know if they support it....
by tykeboy2003
3 Jan 2019, 6:11am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Ten Miles a day - 2018
Replies: 182
Views: 16393

Re: Ten Miles a day - 2018

3059 for me (8.6 a day). Not bad for an old git like me.
by tykeboy2003
26 Dec 2018, 2:54pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Your best ride of 2018?
Replies: 32
Views: 2414

Re: Your best ride of 2018?

Without doubt it was on 6th July this year in blistering heat when I did my first century ride, from my house in Swadlincote to March in Cambridgeshire (basically using Sustrans route 63). I left home at about 6:05am, arriving in March at 4:41pm (including 30 minutes in Oakham for lunch and an enfor...
by tykeboy2003
8 Dec 2018, 10:06pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: 'you're supposed to give way to cars'
Replies: 47
Views: 3435

Re: 'your supposed to give way to cars'

AMMoffat wrote:There is another one, sadly not enforced:

5) They drive in a considerate fashion in accordance with the rules of the road.


Quite.
by tykeboy2003
7 Dec 2018, 7:14pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: 'you're supposed to give way to cars'
Replies: 47
Views: 3435

Re: 'your supposed to give way to cars'

One man said to me, "You have no rights on the road because you don't pay road tax." Recognising the car he had (same as my own) I replied, "Neither do you". It worked and he drove away. The law is quite simple, bicycle riders have an absolute right to be on the road, no if or b...
by tykeboy2003
22 Nov 2018, 9:26pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Car lamps : one-eyed monster and other outrages
Replies: 57
Views: 1845

Re: Car lamps

Have you tried changing a bulb on some modern cars? Batteries sometimes need to come out, headlamp and grille off, Torx fixings on rear lamp clusters The bumper has to come off followed by the headlamp on mine (Jaguar X-Type) takes at least 30 minutes, pain in the backside. Back to the O/P, I've no...
by tykeboy2003
17 Nov 2018, 6:09pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: looking for bearings
Replies: 5
Views: 445

Re: looking for bearings

dianaSm wrote:looking for bearings


Have you tried a compass and OS map or a GPS app on your phone?.....
by tykeboy2003
17 Oct 2018, 9:45pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Road Bike and Cycle Tracks
Replies: 30
Views: 1254

Re: Road Bike and Cycle Tracks

I am allowed to ride the roads correct? Yes, cyclists have a RIGHT to use roads (except motorways) whereas drivers of motor vehicles are ALLOWED to use them under certain conditions (ie MOT, License, tax insurance etc). The provision of cycle specific infrastructure such as cycle lanes, in no way d...