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by tykeboy2003
17 Oct 2020, 1:39pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Invisible indicators on new cars.
Replies: 107
Views: 2718

Re: Invisible indicators on new cars.

Glad it's not just me that thinks this. Most things about cars have specifications but indicators seem to be allowed to be a fashion accessory, and some of them are really difficult to spot. Definitely they are design over function now. Agree completely, functionality in cars went out the window ye...
by tykeboy2003
17 Oct 2020, 1:34pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Invisible indicators on new cars.
Replies: 107
Views: 2718

Re: Invisible indicators on new cars.

As a driver I like to see flashing lights on bikes, it identifies them as a cyclist from a greater distance. That's exactly the reason I never have flashing lights, I'd rather leave the drivers guessing what I might be. That way they will pay more attention until the point when they identify me as ...
by tykeboy2003
14 Oct 2020, 5:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dawes to stop making the Galaxy due to lack of demand...
Replies: 117
Views: 4087

Re: Dawes to stop making the Galaxy due to lack of demand...

For people in the market for something like a traditional touring bike there have been better alternatives from the likes of Thorn, Spa, etc for a couple of decades or more, so the customers have largely done a bit of research and gone elsewhere. It is as simple as that, really. The last time I was...
by tykeboy2003
14 Oct 2020, 5:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Helmet outer casing has degraded in only 3 years
Replies: 29
Views: 846

Re: Helmet outer casing has degraded in only 3 years

Just another example of planned obsolescence to get people to consume more and waste more.
by tykeboy2003
13 Oct 2020, 7:45am
Forum: On the road
Topic: My first 50
Replies: 15
Views: 611

Re: My first 50

What is your touring bike? It's a Revolution Country Explorer (Edinburgh Cycles), bought new in 2012. I don't think they make them any more. Steel frame, drop handlebars, triple chainset and cable disk brakes. I changed the original 28mm tyres for 32mm and it's quite happy on off-road cycle tracks ...
by tykeboy2003
12 Oct 2020, 7:36pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: My first 50
Replies: 15
Views: 611

Re: My first 50

Well done mate, keep pushing your distance up. On the subject of food, I would suggest you take bags of mixed fruit and nuts and munch them regularly. Also take a couple of packets of fig rolls. Don't expect a "road bike" to make much difference. I did my first 100 in 2018 (aged 62) on a s...
by tykeboy2003
12 Oct 2020, 7:32pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: A Close Shave
Replies: 25
Views: 1211

Re: A Close Shave

NUKe wrote:All this said the car had plenty of time and should have been anticipating your moves and slowed a little.


Absolutely agree, but this is seldom the case these days. There seems to be much more of an attitude of "it's my right of way so I'm not slowing down for anybody".
by tykeboy2003
20 Sep 2020, 9:15pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Slow cycling, bad experience
Replies: 148
Views: 3343

Re: Slow cycling, bad experience

Whilst I'm nowhere near the fastest; my average speed is about 12mph, however, I've noticed the same thing as the OP when I go out with my partner. When we cycle together, our average speed is generally less than 10mph. On numerous occasions I've had cars overtake me, then realise that they can't th...
by tykeboy2003
19 Sep 2020, 2:48pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Off-lead dogs on shared paths?
Replies: 44
Views: 931

Re: Off-lead dogs on shared paths?

There should be a third 3 option; extending lead. Personally I don't mind either of the two options above, the one I really don't like is the extending lead. I'm not a dog owner at the moment but was for 10 years and regularly took her off-lead on a shared use path. A path I often use now as a cycli...
by tykeboy2003
12 Sep 2020, 9:11am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Out-and-back or circuit?
Replies: 77
Views: 2463

Re: Out-and-back or circuit?

I hate it if I have to cross my path, it looks untidy on a map....
by tykeboy2003
9 Sep 2020, 9:34pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Danger Alert - Portway Bristol
Replies: 11
Views: 602

Re: Danger Alert - Portway Bristol

a seperated shoulder. Join the club, I got mine in January when an overgrown hedge was blown into my path by high winds on my homebound commute. I had a cracked skull and a few broken ribs thrown in for good measure. The shoulder looks a bit strange but doesn't affect me at all really - I've recent...
by tykeboy2003
27 Aug 2020, 1:56pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Canal towpath petition
Replies: 76
Views: 2261

Re: Canal towpath petition

A short section of route 6 is on the Trent and Mersey canal south of Derby.
by tykeboy2003
26 Aug 2020, 11:52am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Bath Bristol Speeder
Replies: 26
Views: 1268

Re: Bath Bristol Speeder

We seem to be more and more a society of me first, me second and me last. Absolutely. This morning driving our motorhome, I was forced to stop by a speeding car coming the other way on my side of the road passing parked vehicles. This despite me being almost alongside the first parked car before th...
by tykeboy2003
24 Aug 2020, 6:04pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Bath Bristol Speeder
Replies: 26
Views: 1268

Re: Bath Bristol Speeder

Seems to be the norm on there. I once witnessed a young lad out cycling with his mum near Mangotsfield being knocked off by a twenty-something on a racing bike blatting along at silly speeds. The path is far too busy with walkers and families for any sort of speed.
by tykeboy2003
23 Aug 2020, 8:05am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycling in narrow lanes
Replies: 102
Views: 2887

Re: Cycling in narrow lanes

I live in a rural area and have just started cycling. The lanes are very narrow in places and only just wide enough for a car. This morning I was cycling in one of the most narrow parts of my route where it is only just wide enough for a car. A car came up behind me and there was nowhere for me to ...