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by tykeboy2003
27 May 2020, 7:35pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Dissertation: Cycling Infrastructure + Your Input
Replies: 41
Views: 2593

Re: Dissertation: Cycling Infrastructure + Your Input

1. What are your thoughts on the UKs provision of cycling infrastructure, is it adequate? 2. Could more be done, would you like to see the UK cities following in the footsteps of cities like Copenhagen? 3. Does cycling infrastructure such as segregated cycle lanes make you feel safe, or do you pref...
by tykeboy2003
24 May 2020, 12:26pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Getting fed up with abuse etc from some motorists.
Replies: 54
Views: 2254

Re: Getting fed up with abuse etc from some motorists.

I had a conversation with a driver the other day, he'd close-passed me in the face of oncoming traffic on a not very wide road. He was stopped at the lights about 20 yards ahead and his passenger window was slightly open so I asked him politely if he would give more room to cyclists. He tried to con...
by tykeboy2003
16 May 2020, 4:58pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: The 'M' Word Motorist
Replies: 72
Views: 2209

Re: The 'M' Word Motorist

Why did you use the word "demographic"? I'm sorry mate but all I meant was that he was a similar age to me and the same sort of skin colour, ie 60-something white British. No racism there. Unless of course I'm being racist about myself..... Anyway, you've picked entirely the wrong bloke t...
by tykeboy2003
16 May 2020, 2:14pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Getting fed up with abuse etc from some motorists.
Replies: 54
Views: 2254

Re: Getting fed up with abuse etc from some motorists.

Excellent post, welcome to my world. Unfortunately to cycle in the UK you either have to accept the abuse and dangerous driving or restrict yourself to traffic free paths. Not easy when it's your commute.

Keep at though, it is worth it and you'll stay fit and healthy.
by tykeboy2003
16 May 2020, 2:06pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: The 'M' Word Motorist
Replies: 72
Views: 2209

Re: The 'M' Word Motorist

Why did you use the word "demographic"? I'm sorry mate but all I meant was that he was a similar age to me and the same sort of skin colour, ie 60-something white British. No racism there. Unless of course I'm being racist about myself..... Anyway, you've picked entirely the wrong bloke t...
by tykeboy2003
16 May 2020, 12:52pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: The 'M' Word Motorist
Replies: 72
Views: 2209

Re: The 'M' Word Motorist

Thank you for demonstrating my point so perfectly with an anecdote. That single, individual driver made a dangerous manoeuvre. You could associate her driving actions with her character if you like, and use abusive language to describe her. Or even to her. That wouldn't be unusual and it would be u...
by tykeboy2003
16 May 2020, 12:46pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: The 'M' Word Motorist
Replies: 72
Views: 2209

Re: The 'M' Word Motorist

mikeymo wrote:What is "the obvious" in that example?


"Coloured women", I suppose it must be considered derogatory.
by tykeboy2003
16 May 2020, 12:43pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: The 'M' Word Motorist
Replies: 72
Views: 2209

Re: The 'M' Word Motorist

Mike Sales wrote:Aren't you disrespecting onanists?


Probably.
by tykeboy2003
16 May 2020, 12:30pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: The 'M' Word Motorist
Replies: 72
Views: 2209

Re: The 'M' Word Motorist

Interesting debate. Personally I dislike the vocabulary stretching constructs that many in the media use to avoid stating the obvious, such as "women of colour". On the subject of motoring behaviours, yesterday I was cycling through a pellican crossing (on the road) and turning immediately...
by tykeboy2003
11 May 2020, 9:32am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Is a 10 year old hand Edinburgh worth the price
Replies: 15
Views: 850

Re: Is a 10 year old hand Edinburgh worth the price

I bought an Edinburgh Cycles Country Explorer new in September 2012 (£640), it still feels like a new bike. I've gone through lots of tyres, chains, cassettes, a couple of sets of brake pads and one derailleur. Otherwise pretty well all the original equipment is good including the mudguards. It's us...
by tykeboy2003
5 May 2020, 8:41pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclist deaths double during lockdown
Replies: 54
Views: 3211

Re: Cyclist deaths double during lockdown

Not sure why but today seemed to be motorbiking day. Loads of motorbike with no apparent silencers tearing past me at ridiculous speeds and a bit close for comfort. This happened 3 times on a 1 mile stretch of road.
by tykeboy2003
25 Apr 2020, 8:20am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Careful out there - hit by a cab
Replies: 23
Views: 1369

Re: Careful out there - hit by a cab

Good to hear that you're not badly hurt.

In my experience taxi drivers are amongst the worst drivers out there. I don't mean your hackney carriage (black cab) type who are generally well versed in the HC etc but the private hire type.
by tykeboy2003
22 Apr 2020, 10:10am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Automatic detection of drivers using mobile phones
Replies: 6
Views: 614

Re: Automatic detection of drivers using mobile phones

Even better if we could also discourage people from burning fossil fuel as a leisure activity. Could start by banning F1. I heard an interesting piece on Radio 4 yesterday on Costing The Earth where they were discussing the environmental impact of music. Particularly touring which has become the ma...
by tykeboy2003
15 Apr 2020, 1:02pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Quieter roads - what animals have you seen?
Replies: 85
Views: 2891

Re: Quieter roads - what animals have you seen?

If you want to see more wildlife it's definitely from your bike not on foot I have noticed. Bang on mate, many small animals and birds are taken by surprise by the fast and (almost) silent approach of a bike so you get to see them close up. I once followed a fox for about 50 yards (it was in Devon ...
by tykeboy2003
12 Apr 2020, 8:38am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Anyone found the roads less busy and/or motorists driving better?
Replies: 258
Views: 11845

Re: Anyone found the roads less busy and/or motorists driving better?

Friday was much quieter then the days before and yesterday was very quiet. I had a VERY close pass on friday despite me and the car being the only vehicles in sight!