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by tykeboy2003
28 Jan 2019, 6:41am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Who are the best/worst drivers on the road?
Replies: 119
Views: 17759

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: 3014

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: 16237

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: 2346

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: 3289

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: 3289

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: 1741

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: 434

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: 1196

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...
by tykeboy2003
17 Oct 2018, 6:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: The cost of bikes
Replies: 21
Views: 1112

Re: The cost of bikes

thelawnet wrote:new chain, cassette and service from the local bike shop costs half the price of the bike.


Never paid for a "service" on a bike, I do it myself, a chain and cassette should cost less than £20 for the vast majority of bikes.
by tykeboy2003
30 Sep 2018, 3:44pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Weird interactions with other road users
Replies: 31
Views: 1513

Re: Weird interactions with other road users

What she should have said was "You need a longer stem" :P That's a bit personal.... Actually I wasn't "wobbling all over the road" at all, I was merely cycling up a hill from a standing start. All cyclists tend to wander off line a little due to the lack of speed making balance ...
by tykeboy2003
29 Sep 2018, 4:04pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Weird interactions with other road users
Replies: 31
Views: 1513

Re: Weird interactions with other road users

Having been the victim of a very close pass, I spoke to the driver when she stopped 50 yards up the road. I suggested (politely) that she should give more room to cyclists to which she replied that I was "wobbling all over the road" (I was going up a hill). Good reason to get within a foot...
by tykeboy2003
17 Sep 2018, 8:53pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bought £1700 Carbon Bike - Now scared to use it.
Replies: 41
Views: 2023

Re: Bought £1700 Carbon Bike - Now scared to use it.

I'd be more scared of paying the price....
by tykeboy2003
2 Sep 2018, 11:55am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Ten Miles a day - 2018
Replies: 182
Views: 16237

Re: Ten Miles a day - 2018 August update

foxyrider wrote:With 2/3rds of the year gone how are the rest of you going with the 'challenge'?


Not that I'm not actually trying to do this but I'm on 8.9 miles a day (my commute is just under 12 miles there and back), I'm probably going to end the year more or less where I am now.